A few concerts coming to Central Oregon that were recently announced:
–Orchestral folk-pop singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov — last seen in Bend opening for Brandi Carlile — will play what should be a beautifully intimate show on April 16 at PoetHouse Art downtown. Showtime is 9 p.m. and tickets are available in advance for $10 at Bendticket.com. Props to Cassie Moore at LOUDgirl Productions for this one.
–On May 10, L.A. hip-hop nice guy Pigeon John and Portland duo The Chicharones will play the Domino Room. Pigeon John, in my mind, is one of the most interesting and entertaining rappers in the underground, and The Chicharones (aka Sleep of Oldominion and Josh Martinez) are a blast, so this show should be good times. No details yet, but watch the MadHappy Musik Facebook for updates.
–Area reggae-heads will get a taste of some good, old-school stuff on July 3 when Toots & the Maytals play the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Again, I have no details yet — all I know is the show is a benefit for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 2012 — but mark your calendar, because Toots is just about the coolest reggae dude going.
–Frequent Bend visitor Tech N9ne, one of the most successful independent rappers ever, will return to the Midtown Ballroom on June 23. And you can bet a whole bunch of young folks will show up and sweat along to Tech’s insanely energetic show. Time, tickets and all that stuff can be found at the Random Presents site.
As always, stick close to Frequency and GO! Magazine to find out about upcoming dates as soon as we do.