Posts Tagged ‘American Idol’

Bend’s Darian Mahaney makes it to Hollywood on “American Idol”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Locals may know Darian Mahaney as the effervescent frontwoman of Bend-based reggae band 2nd Hand Soldiers. But as of last night, she can officially add “made it to Hollywood on ‘American Idol’” to her resume.

Last night’s episode of the planet’s biggest TV show featured auditions in Portland, and while I don’t think Mahaney’s performance for judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson aired, I did catch a glimpse of her in the montage of people sent through to the show’s next round. Today, a video detailing Mahaney’s “Road to Hollywood” is on the “Idol” website. Click here to watch it, or if the crazy long embed code actually worked, watch it below.

I’ll get in touch with Mahaney soon, so look for more on this story in the very near future … especially if she survives the grueling Hollywood auditions!

May 15 in GO! Magazine

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Good morning, soldier! Today I submit to you yet another GO! Magazine chock full of my scribblings on music:

-Local collective The Mostest is back with a new, sort-of-live album and a world-beat-flavored lineup. Read about them here. And here’s a song from that album for your downloading pleasure (you may need to right click or control click and choose “Save Link As”):

The Mostest, “One More Wave”

-Tonight, you can see seven fine local bands for a grand total of $7. Well, $7 before food and drink and more drink. I wrote seven words about each of the bands. My favorite: “Larry and His Flask: Let yourself drown in the acoustic maelstrom.” Read the rest here.

-Students in the Sisters High School Americana Project songwriting program have completed a CD of their songs, and they’ll play those songs live on Saturday night at their school. Get the details here.

-For the penultimate time this year, I recap “American Idol.” This week: A mild shocker!

-Also on tap this week: Classic rockers The Lonely H at Players, reggae star Perfect at The Summit, and return visits by Floater, Jackstraw and Lynx and Jamie Janover.

And … oh, heck, here’s a song from The Lonely H’s upcoming album “Concrete Class” that you can download, too:

The Lonely H, “Diggin’ A Hole”

As always, not all of these articles will be available to non-subscribers (though anyone can grab the MP3s), so if you want to read everything, either subscribe online or pick up a copy of The Bulletin.

May 8 in GO! Magazine

Friday, May 8th, 2009

As always, it’s a busy week on the Central Oregon music scene. Here’s what we’ve got in today’s GO! Magazine:

-A story on the shifting sound of the eclectic San Francisco band Diego’s Umbrella, who have added a member and a heavier aesthetic. Curious about their “Mexicali gypsy pirate polka” blend? You’re in luck! Here’s a song to download (you may need to right click or control click and choose “Save Link As”):

Diego’s Umbrella, “The Fiberoptic Elflord”

-A review of Great American Taxi’s fine Wednesday-night show at Silver Moon.

-A short story on Seattle’s Flowmotion, who’ll play The Summit on Thursday night.

-Blurbs on upcoming gigs by Chuck Pyle, Excellent Gentlemen, Gavin Wahl-Stephens and Chris Kokesh and Lincoln Crockett, plus tonight’s Alley Oop block party, Saturday’s Division Street Skatepark fundraiser with Hawgwash and Ruins of Ooah, a two-night stand by local band Hangar 52, and Silver Moon’s Epic Trail Ale release party (with music by Quincy Street and The Sweet Harlots).

-Details on when and where you can buy tickets to see Ween and Lyle Lovett at Les Schwab Amphitheater this summer.

-My recap of this week’s episode of “American Idol.”

As usual, not all of these will be available to non-subscribers, so if you want to read them, you’ll either need to subscribe or pick up a print version of the paper.