Bend faves Head for the Hills return to town to play their biggest gig yet, a headlining slot at the Domino Room. My colleague Alandra Johnson talked to bassist Matt Loewen to find out how working with a very famous producer affected the band’s new, self-titled album.
The album also marked the first time the band worked with producer Drew Emmitt of Boulder jam band Leftover Salmon.
“He’s an incredible musician and a really great singer,” said Loewen.
The band also found Emmitt was skilled at helping them get the live feeling they all wanted to achieve on the new album.
Loewen said Emmitt had the ability to “hone in on that energy and sound.”
You really should read the whole thing right here.
Also in this week’s music section: the heavy, industrial rock of Powerman 5000 returns to Bend, local metal combo Kleverkill plays a CD-release show, California pop band Lakes headlines the Blues Amuse and Brews fundraiser, the new Jade’s Jazz Lounge celebrates its grand opening in La Pine, the Central Oregon Songwriters Association holds its annual Song of the Year show, and an update on the big Last Band Standing battle happening each Thursday at Boondocks. And you can always find much more in our complete music listings.