It’s Bend Roots Revival weekend! Our town’s foremost celebration of local music (and other arts) moves to a new home this year, the Century Center at the corner of Century Drive and Commerce Avenue, just behind the old Brightwood Mill building. This week’s GO! has all the info you need to enjoy the festival to the fullest:
–A story on Roots founder Mark Ransom, Century Center owner Dave Hill, and how the two came together to give the event a new home
–A full schedule of performances
–A breakdown of the lineup, including when and where you can get the best bang for your buck, depending on what kind of Roots experience (rootsy, rockin’, eclectic, kid-friendly, etc.) you want
Bend Roots isn’t your only solid option tonight, either. Over at the Domino Room, agit-punks Against Me! will bring their arena-ready pop hooks and deadly earnest outlook on life to Bend’s disaffected youth. To quote a friend of mine: “The idea of standing around with a bunch of kids that think they can change the world with their ‘zine sort of bums me out.” Me too! But the idea of going and pumping my fist along with songs like this one sounds totally awesome! Anyway, read my colleague David Jasper’s take on the band’s career(ism) by clicking here.
Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Blind Pilot plays the PDXchange Program at the Tower Theatre, a bunch of local teen bands are going to play a benefit at CAT6 Video Lounge, and Redmond High School hosts an ABBA tribute! Need more options? Check out The Bulletin’s complete music listings.