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MP3 Download: Bob Schneider, “Fairytale of New York”

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

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Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Bob Schneider is playing at The Annex in Bend tonight, and he has a brand new holiday album called “Christmastime” available for download through his Web site.

The album was recorded over a recent weekend in Schneider’s hometown, and it’s not your usual sort of holly, jolly holiday collection. Says Schneider:

I’ve always found the holidays to be a melancholy time of the year for me. Lots of times with my parents in Germany and my sister in South America, I’d be alone, and I wanted to make a Christmas record that reflected this sort of mood. I also wanted to make a record that was very intimate and not bombastic or merry in any way, in the same way that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is, which is one of my favorite records of any kind.

You can watch Schneider working on the album by clicking here. The tracklist includes traditional favorites like “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas,” plus a cover of The Pogues’ modern classic “Fairytale of New York,” which you can download by clicking here.

Finally, you can experience Schneider live tonight, when he’ll play at The Annex (51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend) at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $16 in advance (via Ranch Records and Tickestwest) or $18 at the door. Anastacia Beth Scott will open the show.

December 11 in GO! Magazine

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Baby it’s cold outside! So warm up your bones by checking out some live music this week. Here’s what’s happening:

-Local rootsy chanteuse (roots-teuse?) Erin Cole-Baker has a brand new CD ready to go and she’ll celebrate it with a concert Saturday evening in Bend. Here’s the title track from that album, “Talon and Spur,” for your downloading pleasure:

Download Erin Cole-Baker, “Talon and Spur”

-Things will be buzzing Saturday night at the Midtown music complex, where pop-rocker Bob Schneider will perform upstairs in The Annex while Sublime tribute band 40 Oz. to Freedom plays downstairs in the Domino Room.

-Welcome to the sports section: If you’re a snowrider, you might be checking out the rail jam at Skjersaa’s tonight. If so, head to Players Bar afterward for the official after-party, with music by Tuck and Roll and The Extorted. If you’re a cyclist, may we interest you in the Cross Nat’s Blowout Bash? It’s happening tonight at Midtown Ballroom, with performances by The Sprockettes, Mosley Wotta and The Dirty Words.

-Two mighty fine bands are playing at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom tonight: The Physical Hearts and Celilo. If you like gentle, twangy indie-pop, you should be at this show. The Physical Hearts were nice enough to send over a song for you to download, too:

Download The Physical Hearts, “Fend Off the Tide”

-Also in the section this week: Blackflowers Blacksun is back from Alaska and playing at M&J Tavern, Shireen Amini and her full band will light up Silver Moon on Wednesday, Jones Road plays the first installment of “Metal Mondays” at Black Horse Saloon, and The Commercial Underground guitarist Andrew Cooper will show off his solo side tonight at WineStyles.

If you’re not a subscriber to The Bulletin’s Web site, you’ll run into problems with those links above. So pick up today’s paper to read it all and to check out the cool bike-related artwork on the cover of GO! Magazine (and the article on the bike-related artwork inside).

And stay warm.