Posts Tagged ‘Carl Ventis’

Local music news: The Dirty Words cancel / video of The Erins in France / Living Legends tickets / Ventis celebrates Christmas

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

A few notes from the local music scene:

-The Dirty Words have canceled their performance Friday night as part of Parrilla Grill’s Winter Music Series because frontman David Clemmer is sick.

-Tickets are now on sale at Ranch Records for the big Living Legends show happening Jan. 28 at Midtown Ballroom. It’s not all the Legends, but several of them — Grouch & Eligh, Sunspot Jonz, Luckyiam and Scarub. Tickets are $22 in advance, plus I think Ranch charges an extra buck or two if you pay with plastic.

-It’s mid-December, and you know what that means: Time to get sick of Christmas music! If you’re tired of the same ol’ songs you hear every year, click over to the MySpace of local band Ventis, where they’ve posted several original Christmas tunes.

-As I mentioned briefly in my article on local songstress Erin Cole-Baker last week, she and her musical buddy, Erin Zurflu, just returned from a seven-gig tour in France. On the Internet, they say “post video or it didn’t happen.” So here you go … the video is mislabeled — they play “Berries,” not “Daniel” — but it’s moving pictures of The Erins in Reding, France:

Central Oregon musicians pay tribute to Michael Jackson (Part I)

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Michael Jackson

It’s been a week now since the unexpected death of Michael Jackson, and the man, his life and his legacy is still a hot topic of conversation. Whether you think he should be remembered as a pop-culture icon or that his latter-day legal troubles overshadowed his chart success (or both), there’s no question the guy had an enormous influence on music.

To get an idea of the influence he had on Central Oregon’s music scene, Frequency asked a bunch of local musicians to talk about Michael Jackson’s role in their development as artists, to reflect on his life, or just to share their memories of his music, and so many responded, I’m going to split this up into two posts. Click below to read their thoughts, watch a video tribute, and see some themes — “Thriller” and sadness — unfold. Then check back in the next day or two for the rest.

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