Posts Tagged ‘Beck’

[Review] Memorial Day weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater: The Shins, Tenacious D and Beck

Friday, June 1st, 2012

One of the best things about my job is being surprised by an artist and/or a show.

And by that measure alone, Memorial Day weekend at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater was a success. Two of the three nights of concerts — Tenacious D and The Sights on Saturday, and Beck and Metric on Sunday — were, to me, somewhere in the neighborhood of shockingly good. The third — The Shins, The Head and The Heart and Blind Pilot on Friday — was exactly what I expected it to be.


[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)



Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #3: Beck

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Huey Lewis and Michael Franti tickets have been given away. The Shins, Norah Jones and Tenacious D are still to come.

But today, the task at hand is to unload a couple of tickets to see veteran odd-rock fusionista Beck at Les Schwab Amphitheater on May 27. The opening act, Metric, is no slouch either.

To enter, go to this post on Frequency’s Facebook and leave a comment telling me your favorite musician who is best known by one name. Y’know, like Madonna, Sting, Adele or Yanni. Rappers like Eminem count. Or maybe it’s Beck? (Here’s a list of singularly named celebrities if that’s helpful.)

Anyway, that’s it: Your favorite one-named musician. Leave it here. That’s it.

Entries are due by Friday at 2 p.m. I’ll pick a winner shortly thereafter and get in touch via Facebook.

Reminder: Tickets to see Beck and Metric are on sale now at the Les Schwab Amphitheater’s website.

(Photo courtesy Cassidy Turbin)

Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #1: Huey Lewis and the News

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Good afternoon, folks.

Over the next five Fridays, we’re going to give away five pairs of tickets to five different concerts happening this summer at Les Schwab Amphitheater. The schedule of these giveaways is as follows:

Friday: Huey Lewis and the News
April 20: Beck
April 27: The Shins
May 4: Norah Jones
May 11: Tenacious D

So today, we need to unload a couple tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11, and we’re gonna keep it simple: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Huey tune, or depending on your view of the man and his band, the Huey tune you hate the least. If you need a refresher course, here’s the News’ discography. Bonus points if you offer up a song I haven’t heard before, i.e. a non-hit. (Note: Not really. There is no point system, thus there are no bonus points. But still … feel free to come strong with the Huey knowledge.)

Be sure to leave your real email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick someone on Friday at 2 p.m. and post a comment with the winner.

And hey, if you hate free tickets or don’t want to enter for some reason, remember you can buy tickets at the amphitheater’s website beginning Friday at 10 a.m.

The Shins, Beck to kick off Les Schwab Amphitheater’s concert season in May

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Remember yesterday when I said I’d parse the Sasquatch festival lineup for clues about who might play Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend?

Well, it may be too late for that.

Today, the amphitheater announced two concerts early in its 2012 season. The details:

The Shins
with Blind Pilot and The Head and The Heart

Friday, May 25
$35 plus fees in advance, $38 day of show
Tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, special online presale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Presale password: rivershow)

with Metric

Sunday, May 27
$41 plus fees in advance, $43 day of show
Tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, special online presale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Presale password: rivershow)

Tickets will be available via, and The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District will be open Friday and Saturday and will offer a locals’ deal: The first 300 tickets purchased with cash will save on service charges.

This is terrific news for the amphitheater and the summer concert season as a whole. Now the question is: Will the Schwab be able to get someone for Saturday, May 26 and, if so, who? Based on the Sasquatch lineup, the reasonable guesses include Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D and perhaps Pretty Lights.

What’s the weirdest thing in this video?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Below is the incredibly bizarre new video from Charlotte Gainsbourg for her duet with Beck, called “Heaven Can Wait.” Simple question: What do you think is the weirdest thing in this video? The possibilities are endless.

I’ll save my nominations for after y’all have had some time to comment.