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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 24th, 2011

This week in the music section, we bring you sort of a hodgepodge of stuff, ranging from benefit shows to CD-release events to concert series kick-offs to brand new venues opening. So here’s a list:

KPOV’s raising funds with its second Beatles Singalong, and …
Friends of Megan Cecil are raising funds for her battle against cancer, and …
The High & Dry Bluegrass Festival’s raising funds by blending barbershop and bluegrass.


Local pop-punkers Tuck and Roll celebrate their new EP at Madhappy Lounge on Saturday, and …
Electro-soul-hop duo Dinner at the Thompson’s will also visit Madhappy on Thursday, and …
Slow Trucks nods to ’90s indie rock at Madhappy on Monday.


The Moon Mountain Ramblers kick off the summer concert series at Angeline’s Bakery in Sisters, and …
The Sweet Harlots kick off the Pickin’ and Paddlin’ series along the Deschutes River in Bend, and …
Brent Alan and friends kick off a new venue, Sugar Mountain Amphitheater near Terrebonne.

And then there are the things that don’t fit neatly into one of the groups above!

Deschutes Brewery is celebrating 23 years in business with a party in their parking lot, and …
Oh Sugoi! and Third Seven will fill McMenamins with experimental sounds, and …
I saw Brett Dennen and Dawes at the Athletic Club of Bend and then wrote what I thought about it.

Click here to read it all!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Portlander Tony Smiley will bring his flashy one-man-band show back to Bend’s MadHappy Lounge tonight. I spoke with him about folks’ misconceptions about what he does, especially among the people who book music venues.

Smiley plays all over Portland and the Northwest, and has made several trips to Bend over the past couple of years.

Getting his foot in the door at a new venue can be tough, but once he’s in, he’s always asked back, he said.

“They have this whole idea in their head (that it’s) not going to fly. (They say,) ‘We’re a rock club!’” Smiley said. “It’s like, just give me a chance. And once they see me, they’re like, ‘Oh, well, I had no idea. I expected some guy with cymbals between his knees and an accordion under his arm.’”

You should go read the whole thing right here.

Elizabeth Cook performs at McMenamins in Bend. Photo by Ben.

In today’s Feedback column, I review a couple of midweek shows from late January. L.A. roots-rockers Dawes and Nashville country singer Elizabeth Cook were both great.

… the charming Cook had everyone eating out of the palm of her hand. Such is the power of a sassy gal with a sugary Southern accent and a sharp sense of humor. After a warm-up set by her husband, the renowned guitarist Tim Carroll, Cook took over the evening and commanded the room, bouncing back and forth between her songs, hilarious ruminations on topics ranging from video games to Vanna White, and the occasional well-chosen cover.

She dedicated the Louvin Brothers’ “Cash on the Barrelhead” to Charlie Louvin, who died earlier that day. She did a heart-stoppingly pretty version of the Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning.” And she strapped on some percussive shoes for a clogging routine to accompany Carroll on a train song called “The T.V.G.”

I hope you’ll read the whole thing — including plenty on Dawes at the Silver Moon — by clicking here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Hillstomp is in town to do a two-night stand at Silver Moon, the Ty Curtis Band plays the Domino Room, Minnesota-based indie-folkers the Caroline Smith Duo are at Parrilla, Tom Russell continues the Sisters Folk Festival’s Winter Concert Series and a bunch of reggae acts are gathering to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday. Happy b-day, Bobby!

[Video] Dawes at Silver Moon Brewing

Friday, January 28th, 2011

(Sorry I’m just now getting around to posting this. I’ll spare you the excuses.)

The L.A.-based country-rock band Dawes played a fine, fine show Tuesday night for a good-sized crowd at Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. I have to admit: I was really impressed with the turnout, especially considering it was a Tuesday in January and the show wasn’t announced until the last minute.

By the end of the night, though, it made sense; more people love this band than I realized. Or, at least, they definitely love one of this band’s songs. I have never been in the middle of as loud a singalong as I was on Tuesday.

I’ll have more details in next Friday’s GO! Magazine, but for now, enjoy video of “Time Spent in Los Angeles,” a warm, well-bred pop song that frontman Taylor Goldsmith said would be on Dawes’ new album, due out this year.

I was gonna remind you about the Dawes show tonight, but …

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

… instead, I’m just going to introduce you to the opening act, Jonny Corndawg, after my whirlwind bromance with the guy this morning.

Listen to his music here, and check out his really cool leatherwork here. Then, do like I’m going to do and be at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom on time tonight (that’s 9 p.m.) to catch Jonny and then Dawes. More details here.

Corndawg sez: Keep your body happy through exercise!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, January 21st, 2011

This is a video for a Mickey Avalon song. So the lyrics/themes might be objectionable to some listeners. Consider yourself warned.

Hollywood glam-rapper Mickey Avalon is set to light up Bend’s Domino Room tonight. I chatted with Mickey about his goals as a musician.

“The only reason I even tried to get so big in the first place instead of staying in the underground is because in the underground, there is a short shelf life,” he said. “Like look at the Rolling Stones. I knew if I get that big, then I can do this for the rest of my life. If I don’t, then it will die out.

“The Rolling Stones ain’t had a hit in forever, but they’re the Rolling Stones, so they’re gonna play until they’re 100 years old and it’s all good,” Avalon said. “If you don’t make it and you’re trying to play till you’re 100 years old, you just look like an old desperate weirdo.”

The gap between Avalon’s on-stage persona and how he comes off in interviews is massive. You should really get a well-rounded look at the guy by clicking here. (Note: Sorry, that link will only work for subscribers to The Bulletin. I’ll update it with a free version on Monday.)

This coming week is busy, busy, busy on the local music scene, and we’ve got stories on three fine acts coming to local bars. Click the names to read up on L.A. country-rockers Dawes, NYC AfroLatinfunkateers The Pimps of Joytime, and twangy Nashville sweetheart Elizabeth Cook.

Elsewhere in the music section: The Dela Project plays a show to raise funds for their upcoming album, MadHappy Lounge hosts hip-hoppers Tanya Morgan and Big Pooh on Sunday and The Melodramatics on Thursday, Ashland indie-folk trio Kites & Crows plays portello, LJ Booth gets his folk on at the HarmonyHouse and Cicada Omega returns to Silver Moon Brewing.

Photos: Band of Horses / She & Him / Dawes

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Very, very solid show last night by Band of Horses. I have one complaint, but it’s relatively minor and I’ll save it (as well as my thoughts on She & Him) for my review in Friday’s GO! Magazine. For now, let’s look at some pretty pictures by The Bulletin’s Ryan Brennecke, who was a busy man this weekend. Be sure to click below to see the photos of She & Him and Dawes.

Band of Horses