This week, the local music scene is so busy, I had to squeeze a couple things out of the print paper that I didn’t want to squeeze. Both of ‘em are happening tonight, so … here you go.
– Tropical Punk is a super-catchy garage-pop band from the suddenly white-hot rock ‘n’ roll scene in Nashville, Tenn. Below, you can check out their super-solid “Ends of the World” cassette — yes, cassette — that came out earlier this year. Anyway, these cats are at The Horned Hand (507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend) at 8 p.m.(ish) and it’s free.
– John Nemeth is a bluesman with not only a deeply soulful voice and ridiculous skills on the harmonica, but plenty of work ethic, too. Know how I know? He just released two live albums, one called “Blues Live” and one called “Soul Live,” and you can hear tracks from both at his website. He’s based in the Bay Area but originally from Boise, and tonight he’ll play from 9 to 11 at Brasada Ranch (16986 S.W. Brasada Ranch Road, Powell Butte). Here’s a video of him performing live a couple years ago; there are lots more of these nice-lookin’ clips here.