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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, September 30th, 2011

You know, when you think about it, you have to feel for folks like Julian and Sean Lennon, Hank Williams Jr. and III, and Ziggy and Damian Marley — artists who are the children (or descendents) of music icons.

It’s just not really very fair, is it? They may be very talented and make fine work, but through no fault of their own, they’re unlikely to ever match up to what their ancestors did. The Lennons, the Williamses and the Marleys have all put together decent careers, but they all seem somewhat unexciting because of the brilliance farther up their family tree.

It must be hard living in a shadow that big. Anyway … it was just a thought I had.

Ziggy Marley returns to Bend tonight. My colleague David Jasper spoke with him mostly about music and marijuana.

“I’m pro-hemp, I’m pro-cannabis, I’m pro the use of this natural resource both as medicinal and industrial,” Marley said. “I think we need to address the plant as a whole, instead of just talk about the recreational or medicinal use.

“The cannabis plant is a whole plant,” he continued, “and I think if people understand the bigger picture and not just the stereotypical ‘Oh, people want to smoke weed’ picture, then they will have a better understanding of the purpose and the benefits that this plant could have on the planet, you know.”

You should read the whole thing, which you’ll find by clicking here.

Also worth highlighting in today’s GO! Magazine: Local eclectic roots band Big Pine and the Pitchtones have a new album out called “Cold Wind Blowin’” and they’ll celebrate it with a free show tonight at Dudley’s BookShop Cafe. Read all about the band and the album by clicking here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Delhi 2 Dublin, Eddie Spaghetti, Hillstomp, Sean Hayes, Wires in the Walls, The Changing Colors, The Northstar Session, Big Jugs, The Beautiful Train Wrecks and more!

December 4 in GO! Magazine

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Hmm … y’know, it’s possible that after working all day yesterday (Thursday), I went straight to a friend’s house and watched the Oregon-Oregon State game and ate much tasty chili and cornbread, and then after that I played Rock Band for a couple hours, or watched other people play Rock Band, which can be as exhausting as actually playing it. And now, it’s 1:23 a.m. on Friday, and I need to wake up in just about six hours and go to work again. So I’m going to shut up and get to this week’s music stories.

-Alt-country stalwart Son Volt is playing at the Domino Room in Bend on Monday. I saw Son Volt five times in a couple years back in the mid-1990s, and haven’t seen ‘em since. I’m looking forward to it.

-Tonight, you really should head down to The Annex (above Midtown Ballroom) and catch two fine indie-pop bands, Church from Portland and The Sweet Harlots from right here in Bend. I wish I could be at this show, but I have a previous engagement. Otherwise, I wouldn’t miss it. You shouldn’t either.

-Parrilla Grill kicks off its winter music series tonight with JoAnna Lee. These shows follow the “Three F’s” rule: food, festive and free.

-Oregon blues wonder David Jacobs-Strain performed at Silver Moon Brewing last weekend, and I was there. Here’s my review.

-Local jam-band The Mostest is ready for snow. And they’re gonna do something about it. They’re hosting a “Pray For Powder Snow Ball” tonight at Silver Moon, with much music and dancing and door prizes planned.

-On Sunday, three good pop-rock bands will join together at the Tower Theatre to help World Relief NEXT raise money for people in the Congo.

-Put on your bluegrassin’ shoes: Big Pine & The Pitchtones will play at The Annex on Saturday evening, and Blackstrap returns to Silver Moon Brewing on Thursday.

I think that’s it for now. As always, grab a copy of The Bulletin for access to all these articles and lots of info on the local fine arts and restaurant scenes, movies, video games and Christmas bazaars, plus the event calendar, what’s happening out of town, and tons of other stuff.

Congrats to the University of Oregon Ducks on their trip to the Rose Bowl, and to the Oregon State University Beavers for a terrific season. Oregon dominance of the Pac-10 is always a good thing.