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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Whoops! I forgot to do this yesterday. Sorry, folks.

Here’s what’s in the music section of this week’s GO! Magazine:

–Atlanta-based orchestral pop band Little Tybee will play twice in town next week, once at Common Table and once at The Horned Hand.

–I went and saw jazz saxophonist Bobby Watson at The Oxford Hotel and it was great. Here’s my review.

The Ascetic Junkies headline a bill full of cool, Portland-based acts tonight at the Tower Theatre, including the first local performance in a while by Sara Jackson-Holman, who grew up here.

Also: Marv and Rindy Ross at The Sound Garden, Head for the Hills at Players Bar, Rita Hosking at the HarmonyHouse, Ray Lawrence Jr. at The Horned Hand, a death metal show (that happened last night) at The Annex, a busy weekend for Finn Miles, a do-over homecoming show for Third Seven and Last Band Standing is now accepting applications for its 2012 competition. Find it all here.

[Photos] Bobby Watson at The Oxford Hotel

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Last weekend, I saw jazz saxophonist Bobby Watson perform with a backing band of Portlanders (including drummer Mel Brown) at The Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend. Watson’s visit was the next-to-last installment of the hotel’s 2012 Jazz at the Oxford series. (The Michael Allen Harrison Superband will wrap the series in April. Details here.)

Anyway, the show was sublime and I’ll have a full review in Friday’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin. In the meantime, check out some fine photos of the night taken by Bulletin photographer Ryan Brennecke.

Bobby Watson, left, and trumpet player Derek Sims

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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, March 16th, 2012

If you will indulge me for just one minute, I would simply like to say that regularly reading our music section in GO! Magazine (every Friday in The Bulletin) is by far your best bet for staying informed about what’s new and what’s happening on Central Oregon’s busy music scene. You have other options for that kind of info, of course, but nowhere will you find coverage as extensive and in-depth as you will in GO!

I say that only because I’m really proud of today’s section. Here’s what’s in there (click to read):

-An interview with acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke on the debt he owes to his instrument
-An interview with jazz saxophonist Bobby Watson about what he learned from Art Blakey
-An interview with rocker Jerry Joseph on his recent Asian tour and new album “Happy Book”
-A Q&A with Seattle-based avant-saxophonist Skerik about his new group Bandalabra
-A review of “Carnivale Electricos,” the dynamic new album from Galactic
-A roundup of solid live-music options for your St. Patrick’s Day revelry

Elsewhere in this week’s music section, you’ll find briefs on The Autonomics’ two-night stand in Bend, James Hunnicutt, Rehab, the 4 Peaks festival lineup, Left Coast Country and more!