Posts Tagged ‘Culver City Dub Collective’

Culver City Dub Collective’s “Chili and Chorizo” video

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Woohoo! It’s officially Friday! To celebrate, here’s the new video from Culver City Dub Collective, the Afro-Cuban/roots-reggae/Cali cool project from Adam Topol and Bend’s own Franchot Tone. It’s just what you expect from these dudes: Breezy. Mellow. Grooves. So it’s perfect if you’re craving that warm, tropical feeling but can’t leave your cubicle.

Also: Directed by Sky Pinnick at Rage!

July 3 in GO! Magazine

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Happy Fourth of July, patriot! I know the whole family is going to be hanging out around the grill this weekend, and that inevitably leads to a big, America-centric singalong, with ol’ Uncle Carl leading the way on “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

So when you hear Uncle Carl start in with “O say, can you see…” here’s what you do: Duck inside, grab your GO! Magazine, and read up on all the musical happenings around the region over the next week. Here’s what’s in there:

-An interview with Bend local Franchot Tone about his L.A.-based band Culver City Dub Collective, which will play Sunday at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Here’s a free download of a track from CCDC’s self-titled EP. Grab it. It’s groovy:

Download Culver City Dub Collective, “Lel’s Song”

-A short story on the kickoff of Munch & Music in Drake Park, featuring virtuoso guitarist Fareed Haque and his Flat Earth Ensemble.

-My review of two fine, local rock bands — Tuck and Roll and Goodbye Dyna — that played sets at Deschutes Brewery’s 21st birthday party last weekend.

-Details on the big Fourth of July party happening Saturday at Bendistillery Martini Bar, where local hip-hop artists Mosley Wotta and Cloaked Characters will release a split CD containing four tracks from each. What’s that? You’d like to hear what these folks sound like? The Frequency blog aims to please; go download tracks from MoWo and CCZ here and here.

-Blurbs on the Empty Space Orchestra/Ruins of Ooah show Saturday at Silver Moon, the return of reggae legends The Abyssinians, the reopening of the Harmony House concert series venue (featuring folkie Jack Williams), and a hip-hop show at New Hope Church.

free Sunday shows at the Schwab

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The lineup for the free Summer Sunday shows at Les Schwab Amphitheater has been announced, and it’s a mix of locals, artists that have played the series before, and new out-of-town acts.

The Sunday shows are popular because they’re free, they’re open to families (including dogs on leashes), and folks can bring food in and enjoy an afternoon of music and sunshine. Pretty sweet. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the music starts around 2:30 p.m.

And now, the lineup:

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