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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Cajun, jazz, ska, folk, punk and pop-rock … another week on Central Oregon’s music scene. Here’s what’s in today’s paper!

– One of the world’s best-known Cajun and zydeco bands, BeauSoleil, returns to Bend this weekend for a show at the Tower Theatre. My colleague David Jasper spoke to founder Michael Doucet about his vision for the band as an act of historic preservation.

– Local good-times band Necktie Killer has its first album recorded, mixed and mastered. Now they need some cash to help turn that work into a bunch of CDs. Tonight, they’ll play a show at their warehouse practice space in Bend to raise money for exactly that, and everyone who pays to get in will get a copy. I chatted with the guys about all of the above and more.

– The popular Jazz at the Oxford series ends this weekend with a visit from jazz/funk/rock fusionist Tom Scott & California Express. I rounded up some fun facts about Scott, whose long career has taken him to a bunch of interesting places and put him alongside a bunch of interesting people. Like Pat Sajak!

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: eclectic folk-rocker Tom Russell returns to the Sisters Folk Festival’s Winter Concert Series, Solwave comes to the Astro Lounge, a gang of punk and metal bands will gather at the Domino Room Saturday for what this blog will call Eff Winter Fest, local folk singer Mike Biggers plays twice in Bend this weekend, Fruition and The Giraffe Dodgers team up at Liquid Lounge, The Henhouse Prowlers bring bluegrass to GoodLife Brewing, Dead Winter Carpenters visit McMenamins and more.

[Poster] Fruition and Dead Winter Carpenters at Liquid Lounge

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Tonight at Liquid Lounge, the Northwest Best concert series bathes itself in string-band jams with Fruition and Dead Winter Carpenters. The show gets started around 8:30 p.m. (or a bit after), and ticket details are on the sweet, seasonally appropriate poster below.

And hey, we’ve interviewed and written about both these bands over the past few months. Here’s our Fruition story, and here’s Dead Winter Carpenters.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, October 12th, 2012

We’ve got:

- An interview with Dead Winter Carpenters, who’ll play Liquid Lounge next week along with Fruition
- Short stories on Saturday night’s blues explosion with Hillstomp at Old Stone Church and Sassparilla at The Horned Hand
- A brief on locals Deb Yager and Bo Reynolds, who are playing one last show Saturday night before leaving on a year-long road trip.
- Stories on tonight’s Keaton Collective show at Liquid Lounge, Wednesday’s crazy-eclectic bill (Zion I, Diego’s Umbrella and more) at the Domino Room, and a very busy weekend – with Andy Hackbarth, Manimal House and Taarka over three nights – at Silver Moon

Or, as always, you can find all our music coverage at http://www.bendbulletin.com/music.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

We were gonna interview Beats Antique, but they never responded to our questions! Oh well.

So anyway, this week’s music section includes short stories on:

Bay Area global-electro-fusion band Beats Antique stops into town Saturday night. Get yer dancin’ shoes on, folks.

Friends and family of longtime local musician Dan Chavers – who died in September – will gather Sunday to celebrate his life.

San Francisco psychedelic fuzz-rock band Zodiac Death Valley will bring their bluesy swagger to The Horned Hand Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the music section: Izzy Cox’s voodoobilly, Euforquestra’s AfroLatin-funk, The Henhouse Prowlers’ big-city bluegrass, the stringy Americana of Dead Winter Carpenters and Fruition, and several options for live music that aren’t happening downtown.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Because of the party hearty nature of Halloween weekend — and the sheer number of bands playing ‘ween-themed shows over the next few nights — we’re going to venture outside of the music section this week into GO! Magazine’s cover story, which features not 20 … not 30 … not 40 … but 50+ Halloween parties, concerts, trick or treats, costume contests, films, readings and more.

If you don’t find something spooky to do in these listings, you just aren’t looking hard enough. Happy Halloween! Y’all have fun out and be safe out there.

Elsewhere:

The Horned Hand hosts the psychedelic garage-pop of Gardens.

Busy and beloved local drummer Jared Forqueran is moving to Denver, but not before playing a couple farewell gigs this weekend.

I review The Felice Brothers’ show at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. (Bonus photos and video here.)

And the rest of the music section: Head for the Hills and Dead Winter Carpenters, a benefit for Gary Bowne, Moira Smiley & VOCO, Children of Nova and My Favorite Sacred Songs. Plus Blackstrap, Dela Project, Third Seven and Truckstop Gravy and a whole bunch of other stuff.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Hip-hop/pop-rock hybrid Hurtbird is based in Portland, but it has deep roots in Bend and is heading this way to play two shows this weekend, including tonight’s Homegrown Music Review at the Tower Theatre. I talked to local native Ryan Hayes about the band’s origins and its fine new album “Nature Vs. City.”

From the beginning, Hurtbird was a vehicle for the gritty, abstract poetry of Hayes, who minored in the subject in college. But also from the beginning, the group wanted to explore sounds that didn’t fit into neat genre categories.

“We kind of wanted to do something different,” Hayes said. “A lot of the hip-hop shows we were going to were just a guy who would bring a CD and put it in and do his vocals over the top. We’d all played music long enough that we wanted to expand on the sound and make it a more important aspect of the music.”

Through the years, Hurtbird accomplished at least part of that goal via the strong and distinctive vocals of two Young brothers: former member Ritchie, and current member Michael, both of whom grew up in Bend.

“We always wanted somebody with a unique voice to be able to sing choruses,” Hayes said. “We wanted to bridge the gap between the genres of indie rock and hip-hop. Well … really, we just made music that we wanted to listen to.”

Besides the Homegrown gig, Hurtbird will perform at MadHappy Lounge Saturday night. Click here to get all the details and read the whole story.

Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. Let's pretend it's fuzzy for art's sake, and not because I took it with my phone.

Boise, Idaho indie kings Built to Spill visited Bend’s Domino Room on Wednesday night, and they were outstanding. I wrote a review in the middle of the night after the show, and here’s one of the parts that makes sense.

Wednesday’s show was heavy with old-school favorites and only a few songs (the mellow “Life’s A Dream,” the punky thrash of “Pat,” the rubber soul of “Hindsight”) from Built to Spill’s most recent record, 2009’s “There Is No Enemy.”

Instead of flogging the record you’d expect him to flog, (frontman Doug) Martsch showcased several crunchy golden oldies like “In The Morning” and “Stab” (early in the night), and “Car” and “Distopian Dream Girl” (later). He stacked the middle of the set with sweeping, soaring songs like “Untrustable,” “The Plan” and “I Would Hurt A Fly.” In particular, the roiling ending of “Untrustable” was a scorcher that stirred the up-front fans — a funny mix of hippies, frat-looking dudes, hipsters and mountain men — into a mild mosh pit.

You can read the whole thing by clicking here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section, we’ve got the return of Floater, a couple of good bluegrassy bands (Head for the Hills and Dead Winter Carpenters), and a slew of heavy local bands playing gigs this weekend, including Shades of Society, Violent Intention, Exfixia, StillFear, The Confederats and Alley Brewed. Get out there and see some music, folks!