Short but sweet this week, folks:
— Seattle-based hard-funk ‘n’ soul band The Staxx Brothers returns to town Saturday night for a show at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. My colleague David Jasper spoke with frontman Davin Michael Stedman about the band’s in-progress music video, which revolves around a guitar made in Bend.
— Tartufi is an excellent San Francisco band with a psychedelic sound and a tight grip on dynamics. They’ll play The Horned Hand Thursday.
— The reggae-rock band Pepper hits the Domino Room Tuesday to play some songs from its upcoming self-titled album, due out in July.
Elsewhere in the music section: Keb’ Mo’ will play to a sold-out Sisters High School auditorium as part of the Starry Nights series, Couches brings classic indie rock to The Horned Hand, The Quiet American will do a ukulele concert and workshop at Kelly D’s. Plus, the lineup for the 2013 Deschutes County Fair!