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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, July 8th, 2011

As summer unfolds, the local music scene is getting busier and busier. This week is no exception. Here’s what’s in the music section of this week’s GO! Magazine:

–Country/bluegrass crossover stars Alison Krauss & Union Station return to Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater Saturday. (By the way, you really should grab a print copy of The Bulletin today. The cover of GO! Magazine is designed so that you can tear it off and fold it into a functional paper airplane to commemorate Krauss’ new album “Paper Airplane.” Fun!)

–Free, outdoor concert series are getting going all over Central Oregon. We detail Alive After 5 in Bend, Music on the Green in Redmond and Picnic in the Park in Prineville.

–The Bend Summer Festival will be crawling with bands all weekend, including Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ottmar Liebert, Night Ranger, Coco Montoya, The Dirt Drifters, Luce, Mosley Wotta and tons of locals.

–The Bend Metal Fest gathers five solid local metal band for a night of headbanging tonight at the Domino Room.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Washington bluegrassers Polecat play twice, gifted Portland MC Illmaculate visits Madhappy Lounge, a roving group of Accordion Babes invades McMenamins, The Barn in Sisters hosts a fundraiser for the High & Dry Bluegrass Festival, and a Last Band Standing update.

Big weekend out there. Have fun, y’all!

Les Schwab Amphitheater announces three more shows

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Three more shows have been added to the summer lineup for Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater.

–Bluegrass superstars Alison Krauss & Union Station return July 9 in support of their new album “Paper Airplane.” Ticket prices range from $39 to $62 (plus fees).

–Portland’s cosmopolitan mini-orchestra Pink Martini is set to play the Schwab on July 23. Tickets cost $33 (general) and $63 (reserved), plus fees.

–Finally, on Aug. 10, country star Dierks Bentleythe man behind one of my 25 favorite albums of last year — will make his first appearance in Bend. Tickets cost $37 (general) and $59 (reserved), plus fees.

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday at The Ticket Mill (541-318-5457) in The Old Mill District and at www.bendconcerts.com. Folks who know the secret password (psst … it’s “rockchucks”) can take advantage of a special presale on Thursday.

Superb songs of the decade: Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

(This post is part of Frequency’s coverage of the best music of the past decade. You can see all of that coverage in one place by clicking here. And be sure to tune in Dec. 18, when I’ll post “Near/Far,” our annual, downloadable MP3 compilation of the best music of 2009, to go along with our year-in-review package in that day’s GO! Magazine.)

If you’re one of the “any kind of music but country” types, you may have never heard this song, which for my money is one of the best and saddest of the decade. Not only is it well-written and devastatingly sad, it’s also performed by two folks I’d call the two most accomplished country artists of the past 10 years, if you consider both commercial success and artistic achievement.