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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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I talked to Brandon Summers of The Helio Sequence about the making of his band’s new album “Negotiations.” The Helio Sequence will play at Bend’s Tower Theatre Wednesday.

My colleague David Jasper learned the definition of “brony” and got an invite to join the Canadian pop band Hey Ocean! They’ll be at The Sound Garden Sunday night.

Local roots-rocker David Bowers chats with a badger skull about his return to Central Oregon after a few years in the Bay Area. He’ll be celebrating his birthday Saturday night at Silver Moon.

Elsewhere in today’s music section: Earphunk, a weekend full of music at Broken Top Bottle Shop, a brutal death metal show and more. Please note that there’s also a brief on a scheduled show in Bend by the dubstep DJ Excision, but that show has been canceled.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 24th, 2012

ZZ Top!

Tartufi?

Ink & Metal = tattoos, bikes and hard rock

Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy‘s “brass ‘n’ grass”

(and Madeleine Peyroux)

PLUS: the Rum Rebellion, Sagebrush Rock Festival, The Autonomics, Cadence, Rare Monk, Necktie Killer, Jay Tablet’s b-day bash, Larry and His Flask, Third Seven, David Bowers’ return and more.

And finally in Feedback, I tackle the issue of people who want to sit at concerts, people who want to stand and dance, and the conflict between them. I clarify what I meant at the end of this column and talk to a few local venues and events (Les Schwab Amphitheater, Tower Theatre, Athletic Club of Bend, Sisters Folk Festival) to find out how they handle this situation.

August 21 in GO! Magazine

Friday, August 21st, 2009

It was an insanely busy week at my desk, so I didn’t get to do as much blogging as I would’ve liked. And I’m wiped out. But here are (some of) the fruits of my labor:

-Moonalice guitarist Roger McNamee talked to me a lot more about the music industry than music, and it would seem he knows what he’s talking about. Anyone with an interest in the business of music in 2009 — I’m talking to you, local musicians — should read this article. Moonalice performs tonight at Silver Moon brewery.

Oh, and you can follow Moonalice’s Twitter here. And hey, while you’re there, follow Frequency, too!

-David Bowers has had a great run as a singer-songwriter living in Bend over the past decade, but it’s time for him to move on, south to California. I asked Bowers to reflect on his time here, the local music scene, and his future as a performer. Read what he had to say here.

-Clear Summer Nights has two solid singer-songwriters performing on Sunday. The headliner is Jackie Greene, but you want to make sure you get there in time to catch local dude Eric Tollefson, who’s also opening for G. Love early next month. Kinda makes you wonder if Tollefson is heading for big things, doesn’t it?

-The Staxx Brothers play heavy, booty-shakin’ soul music. There is no other way to say it.

-Get all the details on shows by Po’ Girl, The Honey Trees, Wesley Jensen and The Pack, as well as Moon Mountain Ramblers, The JZ Band and Shireen Amini. Also, there’s a benefit party for lost dogs in Chile tomorrow night.

Some of those links are available to everyone, and some only to subscribers. To get it all, pick up a copy of The Bulletin and look for GO! Magazine, where we also have coverage of local plays, visual arts, restaurants, movies, DVDs, video games, and just about anything else you can do to entertain yourself.

August 7 in GO! Magazine

Friday, August 7th, 2009

This week’s GO! Magazine features quite the array of musical acts. You can’t say local music fans don’t have a variety of choices! We’ve got an alt-rock band of local teenagers, one of the biggest country acts in the world, an up-and-coming hip-hop crew that got its start in Bend, a former “American Idol” contestant playing in Warm Springs (!), crusty ol’ punks from Portland, and more, more, more! Check it:

-The five local guys in The Snag aren’t old enough to drink. Heck, they’re barely old enough to drive. But they have a new CD ready for the world, and they’ll celebrate it with a show tonight. Here’s a track from that CD, lovingly provided by the band:

Download The Snag, “Omne Vivum”

-I went and saw Sugarland at Les Schwab Amphitheater on July 30 and came back with some new thoughts on Central Oregon’s music fans. Read them here.

-Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom is hosting a hip-hop benefit, a Bay Area Afro-beat band and a reggae show next week. Very nice, Moon. Very nice. If you want to familiarize yourself with the Afro-beat band, Aphrodesia, here’s a way to do just that:

Download Aphrodesia, “Special Girl”

-Portland punk-rock group 800 Octane has played 22 shows in Bend over the past 12 years. Tonight, they’ll play for the 23rd and 24th time.

-Former “American Idol” rocker gal Amanda Overmyer is performing on Sunday at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort near Warm Springs. Which just makes sense, if you think about it.

-Elsewhere in town this weekend: A big B.I.G.S. party at the old Rising Star building, a farewell performance by soon-to-be-Californian David Bowers, and three native Texans (now Central Oregonians) at The Studio.

If you’re subscribed to The Bulletin’s Web site, you’ll be able to see all those links. If you’re not, you’ll need to subscribe or pick up a paper. Either way, you can download the MP3s. They’re available to anyone.