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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 17th, 2011

(Note: I would strongly encourage you to seek out the print version of GO! Magazine (in today’s issue of The Bulletin) to see the nifty Twister-themed art and layout that my colleagues Greg and Althea did for the section this week. It looks great, and you should really see it in all its dead-tree glory!)

Central Oregon’s music scene offers a little bit of everything this week. There’s jazz (Jeff Lorber, Patrick Lamb, Renato Caranto Quartet), rock (Zepparella), hip-hop (Tech N9ne, Eddie Valiant, Sadistik, Kristoff Krane), punk (Emily’s Army), reggae (Jon Wayne and The Pain), country (Blaine Larsen), folk (Vandaveer, Cheyenne Marie Mize) and more. Plus, a benefit and celebration for PoetHouse Art, the Deschutes County Fair’s concert lineup and the last preliminary round of Last Band Standing.

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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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.