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[Photos] Beck and Metric at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

A day late — sorry ’bout that — but here are a baker’s dozen fantastic photos of Sunday evening’s Beck / Metric show at Les Schwab Amphitheater, as taken by The Bulletin’s Joe Kline. Beck drew the smallest crowd of the weekend (4,500ish) but delivered a much more inspired set than he did last time he visited Bend in 2008. This time, he was engaged, smiling and having fun; he seemed into it. It helped, I think, that he played a set heavy with old stuff and powered by his old backing band from the 1990s. Anyway, more on the show later, for now, you really should scroll down and check out Joe’s shots.

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: The Shins + The Head and The Heart // Tenacious D)

Beck

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[Photos] Tenacious D at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I’ll be writing lots more about Saturday night’s Tenacious D show in Friday’s GO! Magazine, but here’s a spoiler: IT WAS EPIC. Better-than-expected weather, two hours of face-melting rock and side-splitting comedy, and more than 5,900 people looking on. Yes, that sea of humanity was every bit as big as you thought it was: The crowd for Tenacious D was the seventh largest in the history of Les Schwab Amphitheater, and the largest since Ben Harper drew nearly 6,200 in May of 2006.

Epic, I tell you. And The Bulletin’s Ryan Brennecke was there to document it. Check out his terrific photos of the show below!

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: The Shins + The Head and The Heart // Beck)

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[Photos] The Shins + The Head and The Heart at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

If you’re even looking at Frequency, chances are you know that the Bend Summer Concerts series kicks off this weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater with shows by The Shins on Friday night, Tenacious D on Saturday and Beck Sunday.

I’ll be posting a bunch of photos of all three here. First up: The Shins, plus opener The Head and The Heart and part of the more than 5,200 people who showed up for the concert.

One of The Bulletin’s photographers, Joe Kline, was on hand to document the evening, and he got a ton of great shots, which you can check out below. Be sure to scroll all the way through — there’s a very sweet little photo and caption near the end!

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: Tenacious D // Beck)

The Shins

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[Photos] Social Distortion and Toadies at Midtown Ballroom

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

As you almost certainly know by now, the iconic SoCal punk band Social Distortion played Bend’s Midtown Ballroom last night, turning in a tough, tight 90-minute set in front of a packed house of adoring fans. I’ll have a full review in tomorrow’s GO! Magazine (and I will link here, of course), but right now, you should definitely scroll down and check out these terrific photos of the night, taken by The Bulletin’s Rob Kerr. If you saw the show, relive it here. If you missed it, these’ll give you a peek at the scene.

SOCIAL DISTORTION

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[Photos] The Dig at The Horned Hand

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Rising New York City band The Dig stopped by The Horned Hand last Thursday night, along with a couple of Portland-based outfits, The We Shared Milk and My Autumn’s Done Come.

I was going to write a little review of the show, but the truth is, I don’t have much to say. I missed My Autumn’s Done Come, and the other two bands did what they do, and they were solid, if not mind-blowing. The We Shared Milk chugged through some fuzzy, jittery slack-rock, while The Dig engaged in sinewy, slow-burning astral jams that were nice enough, but only once or twice gained enough momentum to set my toes to tappin’. All in all: Both bands were fine, if a bit hindered by muddy sound.

Looking back, the best part of the whole night might be this photo of The Dig by The Bulletin’s Andy Tullis. It’s an amazing shot, I think. Be sure to click it to make it huge!

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[Photo] Todd Snider at the Tower Theatre

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Here’s a cool photo of folk singer Todd Snider playing the Tower Theatre in Bend last night, shot by Thomas Osborne, who was nice enough to allow me to post it here.

Looks like Thomas had pretty sweet seats!

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[Photos] Bobby Watson at The Oxford Hotel

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Last weekend, I saw jazz saxophonist Bobby Watson perform with a backing band of Portlanders (including drummer Mel Brown) at The Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend. Watson’s visit was the next-to-last installment of the hotel’s 2012 Jazz at the Oxford series. (The Michael Allen Harrison Superband will wrap the series in April. Details here.)

Anyway, the show was sublime and I’ll have a full review in Friday’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin. In the meantime, check out some fine photos of the night taken by Bulletin photographer Ryan Brennecke.

Bobby Watson, left, and trumpet player Derek Sims

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Third Seven’s European Tour Photo Album

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Local experimental musician, exploratory cellist and Frequency fave Billy Mickelson — aka Third Seven — spent the past three months on tour, performing across North America and Europe. He returned to the United States earlier this month after spending all of January overseas, and today he’s in Arizona, slowly making his way back to Central Oregon.

On Monday, he’ll play a homecoming show at The Horned Hand in Bend. There’s no cover, start time is 7:30 p.m and Adonija will open.

On Tuesday, Billy was nice enough to send Frequency a batch of photos from his European adventure, including shots of scenery, life on the road and music-making. You’ll find them below, along with some of Billy’s comments when he provided some.

Billy

Performing at DosTrece in Barcelona, Spain. At left is Davey Hemm, who accompanied Mickelson on tour.

Marseille, France

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[Photos] Anthony B at the Domino Room

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Reggae star Anthony B stopped in Thursday night for a performance at the Domino Room in Bend. The Bulletin’s Andy Tullis was there and was kind enough to send a few photos my way. Check ‘em out below!

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[Photos / video] The Felice Brothers at Silver Moon

Friday, October 28th, 2011

My review of Monday’s Felice Brothers concert at Silver Moon Brewing is in today’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin, and here are some bonus photos and videos of the show.

The photos were taken by The Bulletin’s Rob Kerr, and the videos were shot by me. Enjoy!

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