The Austin, Texas band The Preservation is playing at The Horned Hand (507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend) tonight. 8 p.m. start time, and a $5 cover. Well worth it to see these folks make mighty fine music.
I actually saw them play at Silver Moon back in the summer of 2010, when I described them thusly:
(The Preservation sounds) like the Austin, Texas music scene come to life: a pinch of twang-pop, a dash of of rockabilly and swing, a smidgen of soul, and a healthy splash of margarita mix and festive chili pepper lights. Think the Beatles/Kinks/Velvet Underground, Wilco, The Derailers and Loretta Lynn’s “Portland, Oregon,” and you’re barking up the right taco stand.
That still stands, I think. But you can hear them for yourself on their Bandcamp site, where they’ve posted their most recent album “Two Sisters” for free streaming:
BONUS: Excellent local doom-folk band Rural Demons open!