Central Oregon’s Week of Awesome Music, Part 2: The Shins

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, 2:57 pm by Ben Salmon

This week features a ridiculous number of opportunities to catch quality live music in Central Oregon, so I’m highlighting some of the best options for each night. But remember, you can always find lots more at The Bulletin’s online event calendar.

Your best bet for this fine Tuesday evening is to see indie rock giants The Shins at the Domino Room. Why? Because it’s a rare opportunity to see a band that can draw thousands of people to an amphitheater performing in a relatively tiny club. And because main man James Mercer has dozens of awesome, toe-tapping pop-rock songs in his quiver, and hopefully he’ll play a few of ’em. But the pre-show word is that the band will be using this mini-tour of small venues to work out songs from the upcoming, long-awaited fourth Shins album, so I guess we’ll see what happens.

Oh, and here’s some actual news we hadn’t reported before: The excellent, Portland-based indie pop band Hosannas will open tonight.

Oh, and if you don’t already have your ticket, you’re out of luck. The show has sold out. If you’d like, read my story on the band here.

Coming tomorrow: Dierks Bentley …

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