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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Here’s your weekly roundup of what’s in today’s section!

Eilen Jewell is an Idahoan, a former Bostonian, a spitfire and an ultra-cool roots-rocker. (She is not, however, an Eileen.) Jewell returns to Sisters Wednesday, and my colleague David Jasper caught up with her and talked about what folks can expect at The Belfry.

“Our live show is a mix of songs from various albums. I don’t tend to stick to just one album, it’s not just the latest one,” she said. “There’s usually some from every one that we’ve released so far, including side projects like the Sacred Shakers. Usually we’ll throw in a Loretta Lynn song (or two). And Jerry Miller, the lead guitarist in my band, has a solo project out, and we’ll do one or two from his brand new record.

“We give every show our all,” Jewell said. “We’re real excited to get back out West.”

I hope you’ll read the whole thing.

Aesop Rock performs last weekend in Bend. Photo by Joe Kline / The Bulletin.

Aesop Rock performs last weekend in Bend. Photo by Joe Kline / The Bulletin.

In Feedback, I reviewed last weekend’s Aesop Rock show at the Domino Room in Bend. It was good, but Aes spent a lot of time sharing the spotlight with his buddies. I would’ve liked a little more of the headliner doing his own solo stuff.

He delivered, eventually, ripping through “Skelethon” singles “ZZZ Top,” “Cycles To Gehenna” (with its wonderful third act set to stark, somber piano) and “Zero Dark Thirty.” The latter’s roller-coaster melody and skittish beat stood out among the bass-drenched rumbles that overwhelmed other songs’ subtleties.

In the end, Aes gave the people what they want, doing fan-fave oldies “Nightlight” and “Daylight” and then reaching way back for “No Regrets” from his classic 2001 album “Labor Days.”

It all sounded good. The performers performed well. I enjoyed myself, truly. And the medium-sized crowd seemed to do the same.

I just walked out of the Domino Room feeling like I’d bought a ticket to an Aesop Rock show but ended up seeing a stop on the Aesop Rock & Friends Present The Traveling Rhymesayers Revue Tour.

Click here to read the whole review.

Elsewhere in the music section: Week of Wonders headlines a garage-y bill at The Horned Hand, The Black Lillies come to McMenamins, the Central Oregon Songwriters Association holds its annual Song of the Year awards show, The Northstar Session returns to The Sound Garden, Tracy Grammer plays The Belfry in Sisters and Danny Barnes will fill McMenamins with his banjotronics sound, plus a couple of good, local Cinco de Mayo options (Chiringa and Moon Mountain Ramblers) and a benefit concert featuring three local faves (Tony Smiley, MoWo and Keez).

Central Oregon’s Week of Awesome Music, Part 1: Eilen Jewell, OK Sweetheart

Monday, August 8th, 2011

This week features a ridiculous number of opportunities to catch quality live music in Central Oregon. Over the next four days, I’ll highlight some of the best options for that night, but you can always find lots more at The Bulletin’s online event calendar.

Here are your best bets for this fine Monday evening:

Eilen Jewell brings her groovy twang-noir to Sisters Art Works. 6:30 p.m. $15. Get more info and details here.

OK Sweetheart delivers dulcet, vintage pop at Madhappy Lounge in Bend. 9 p.m. Free. Click here to read all about ‘em.

Coming tomorrow: The Shins …

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Ridiculous amount of live music in Central Oregon this week. No no no … make that … RIDONKULOUS. (I just made that word up. If you think you have heard it before that was probably a dream.)

Anyway, here goes:

REO Speedwagon (tonight) and Joan Jett (Saturday) play the Deschutes County Fair.

Click each of these to read all about ‘em and get the details on the show:
-Dierks Bentley twangs up Les Schwab Amphitheater
-The Shins go cozy at the Domino Room
-Rising queen of blues Shemekia Copeland wraps up Munch & Music
-Rising queen of roots-rock Eilen Jewell’s plays Sisters Art Works
-Seattle-based symphonic-pop trio The Thoughts will mellow out The Horned Hand
-Local DJ/producer Brad Jones celebrates his first CD under the name KEEZ

Not enough, right? Right! Elsewhere in the music section: OK Sweetheart at Madhappy, Euforquestra at McMenamins, Jelly Bread at Silver Moon, John Shipe Trio at McMenamins, David Jacobs-Strain at Angeline’s and the Sagebrush Rock Festival in Christmas Valley.