It’s like the mothership is calling me home.
Here’s what they sound like:
Friday, August 16th, 2013
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
I kept this out of The Bulletin because organizers were/are concerned about too many people showing up. But Frequency’s audience is considerably smaller than the newspaper, so …
Tonight out in the woods somewhere (directions here), four local bands are gathering for what they’re calling the Cascades Festival. It’s free. It’s only tonight. (It also has a Facebook event page, if that’s useful to you.) The location has limited parking, so the bands are asking attendees to try to carpool.
It also has an beautiful poster by Katie Daisy.
So, now you know.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
This got less ink in last week’s GO! Magazine than it deserved, because I didn’t really know about it. Bummer.
Thanks to the Internet, I can tell you now.
Tonight at The Horned Hand, three fine singer-songwriters will perform. One is Sean Spellman of the easygoing twang-rock band Quiet Life. Another is Philippe Bronchtein, the man behind the downcast folk of Hip Hatchet. And the third is Bend’s own Bill More, who recorded one of the better local albums of 2012 under the name Hawkmeat.
All three of those dudes know their way around a song. It should be an excellent night of low-key, rootsy tunes.
Things’ll get going in the 8 to 9 p.m. range. Is there a cover? Good question! Bring $5 and then give it to the bar whether they ask for it or not. And bring more and buy something from the artists if they have something for sale.
Friday, May 24th, 2013
This didn’t make today’s GO! Magazine because the venue was up in the air for a while, but it looks like it has solidified: Tonight, a bill of punk and metal bands — three from the Bay Area, and two bearing classic-cinema-referencing nerd-pride names — will play The Warehouse at 1330 N.E. First St., in Bend. (That’s Necktie Killer headquarters, if you know it that way.)
Jedi Scum is a throat-shredding doom metal band with “Star Wars”-themed song titles such as “I Used to Bullseye Womp Rats in My T-16 Back Home.” Venkman is named after Bill Murray’s character in “Ghostbusters” and is heavy, too, in a more hardcore/thrash sort of way. The Connies are a garage/punk band from the Bay Area; their name doesn’t seem to be a movie reference, but they have a great logo. And Gotama is a (relatively new, I think?) local stoner metal band.
Cost / time details are below. Organizers will be collecting nonperishable food and clothing donations for The Loft, a transitional living program for teens in Bend.
This looks pretty fun!
Friday, April 26th, 2013
I wrote about this show and this poster — designed by Dirk Spece of The Kronk Men — here.
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
More info and tickets are at the Sisters Folk Festival website.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Local band The Rum and The Sea plays at Silver Moon tonight. I wrote a little blurb about them in Friday’s paper (look to the right, under “Highlights”), but when I saw the cool poster for their gig, I had to add it to our archive. The art is by Dale Jamison, who, according to the band, does lots of drawings for local roller derby teams.
Friday, October 19th, 2012
Fans of the loud and the heavy should probably get down to The Horned Hand tonight for two Portland bands with local connections: The Autonomics and Black Pussy. The former plays blues-punk with spittle-flying urgency, and the latter is a sludgy, swaggering stoner-rock band. Both are excellent. Read more about them here, and find details for the show on the poster below.
(While you’re at it, scroll through Frequency’s archive of cool posters and flyers for local shows.)