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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Timothy B. Schmit has done a lot in his music career.

Most famously, he plays bass and sings in The Eagles. He also was a member of the ’70s country-rock band Poco. He replaced the same guy in both bands!

And get this: While playing in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Schmit coined the term “Parrotheads” for Buffett’s fans! For that alone, he’ll always have a place in pop-culture history.

With The Eagles on a break, Schmit will come to Bend Thursday for a show at the Tower Theatre. My colleague David Jasper called him up last week and spoke with him about his solo work, The Eagles as “The Mothership” and how he feels about his long, roller-coaster career.

… being a Coral Reefer, even temporarily, “was a big change for me,” Schmit added.

“(Buffett) is a friend of mine … and he just asked me to go out for a couple of weeks,” he said. “He wanted to know if I wanted to go out, play some music, have a little fun. I ended up doing it, I don’t know, on and off for a couple of years.

“The main difference is that I was used to being one of the main people,” Schmit said. With Buffett, “I was definitely just a bass player in that band, and a background singer. It was humbling, but it was fun. And honestly, I like to work, and I’m no different than anybody. I need to work.”

Then along came “Hell Freezes Over,” as The Eagles called their 1994 reunion, which Schmit said was a “godsend.”

Coincidentally, it occurred just as Schmit was making his personal peace with his career.

“Really, my whole lifestyle had really humbled me,” he said. “Just about the time I changed from being a little bit angry about my lifestyle change, and I started to accept it and look at all the great things in my life — because I have many great things in my life — about that same time is when we got back together.”

I thought Schmit was pretty honest and interesting in this story. I hope you’ll click here and read it.

Also worth highlighting are a couple of find Portland-based indie-pop bands that are headed this way. The Ascetic Junkies play Silver Moon Brewing tonight, and The Dimes are at McMenamins on Wednesday. Each will have you tapping your toe, bobbing your head and sloshing your beverage, so check ‘em out.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Empty Space Orchestra begins its December residency at Silver Moon, Cloverdayle raises funds for its new recording, RoboLiquidPop honors Steven Rock and the Renato Caranto Quartet plays Jazz at Joe’s, plus Todd Haaby, Blackflowers Blacksun and One Way Station. And last but not least, friends and family of Richard Marshall — father of Larry and His Flask’s Jamin and Jesse Marshall — will gather Sunday for a memorial. Details are here. Marshall died Nov. 22 after a long battle against cancer. Sincere condolences to Jamin, Jesse and the rest of Marshall’s family.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Portland soul-pop band Dirty Mittens are making the trek over to Bend for the first time for a show at McMenamins on Wednesday. I spoke with frontwoman Chelsea Morrisey about her band’s fine new album “Heart of Town” and making music in the 21st century. Here’s an excerpt:

“It’s a world where, when you have a good single, people want to hear it now,” Morrisey said. “They want to hear it on YouTube and everywhere. There’s no time to waste, really, because that song’s not going to be relevant (in a year).

“I can write a song this afternoon and have it up on Soundcloud in an hour,” she continued, “and it’s like people’s ability to do that just changes the way music sounds all the time. Trends are moving so much more quickly.”

One thing that’s not trendy, but timeless: A great live show. Dirty Mittens prioritize theirs, putting in hours to ensure folks who show up to a gig don’t walk away disappointed, because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

“We’re in an era where people just don’t really focus enough energy on their live show anymore,” Morrisey said. “It’s so easy to get popular from an MP3 on (influential music website) Pitchfork, it’s like they don’t even need to because people are going to pay to see their show just to be seen.”

I hope you’ll click right here and read the whole thing.

A couple other things worth highlighting this week:
–Portland country band Cloverdayle features the vocals of Rachel Hamar, who grew up here and graduated from Bend High School in 1997. They’re playing Maverick’s Country Bar and Grill on Saturday. Read all about it right here.

–The second half of 2011 seems to have brought about a reggae resurgence in Central Oregon, including a show tonight by Richie Spice. Read about the reggae uprising and Spice by clicking here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Polyrhythmics, Sonos, ukelele master Aldrine Guerrero, Riders in the Sky, Emma Hill, Strive Roots, and a couple of warm-up punk shows at Innovation Theatre before the big launch party next weekend.

Aldean opener Cloverdayle features native Bendite Rachel (Hoyt) Hamar

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Rachel Hamar, left, and Chad Hamar of Cloverdayle.

Rachel Hamar, left, and Chad Hamar of Cloverdayle.

Rising country star Jason Aldean will take the stage at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Thursday night, but Bendites should get there in time to catch one of their own in the opening act, Cloverdayle.

The Portland-based country band is led by Chad and Rachel Hamar, and Rachel Hamar is a Bend native and a 1997 graduate of Bend High School. Her maiden name is Hoyt, and her parents — who now live in Portland — are Ray and Sue Hoyt.

As you might expect, Rachel Hamar is nearly speechless with excitement about opening for Aldean at the biggest venue in her home town.

“It’s fabulous,” she said in a telephone interview last week. “We’re excited.”

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