As is usually the case, there’s plenty to do around Central Oregon this week if you’re into live music, so I’m going to keep it basic with the highlights:
–Tonight, the popular Last Band Standing competition returns for 2011, pitting 32 bands against each other for audience votes over the next 11 weeks. If you click here, you’ll find my story — which includes some changes for this year’s LBS — plus a schedule of who plays when and where you can pick up free tickets.
–In the middle of the section, we’ve got short stories on three very different shows you should consider checking out. There’s local metal band Stillfear’s CD-release show on Saturday night, much-loved roots band The Devil Makes Three’s return visit on Sunday night, and ultra-cool L.A. rapper Pigeon John heading a solid hip-hop bill on Tuesday night.
–Elsewhere in the music section, you’ll find everything you need to know on Beth Wood’s folk songs, Cornmeal’s lightning-fast bluegrass, Adler’s Appetite’s Guns N’ Roses connection, Blaine Larsen’s pure country and Audiophilia’s eclectic jams.