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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, 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, September 3rd, 2010

Is the Tower Theatre ready for the indie-pop-punk of The Thermals? It’d better be; the Portland-based trio will play there Wednesday. My colleague Eleanor Pierce spoke with bassist Kathy Foster about the band’s new album, “Personal Life.” An excerpt:

“It’s about love and relationships,” (Foster) said about the album, “but it’s kind of not from this happy perspective.”

“It’s the darker side of relationships; the anger and the desperation and all these different things you can feel when you’re with someone and it’s going downhill,” she said.

You should click here and read the whole thing.

(Video from the Bend show by zenla13.)

I put on my long pants, fleece jacket and warm hat and went and saw John Mellencamp and Bob Dylan last weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend. Oh wait … no I didn’t. I wore shorts and flip-flops and froze. Anyway, Mellencamp was great, and here’s part of my review:

Mellencamp the performer can still wow with his energy, an impressive feat for a man who’ll turn 59 this fall. He played with fervor, thanked his fans for their support, and executed an array of jumps, kicks and punches, looking like an amalgam of Bruce Springsteen, Jack Nicholson and Jackie Chan. As he closed with a spirited version of “Authority Song,” he looked like he was genuinely having fun, and I couldn’t help but be drawn in.

Dylan, on the other hand, wasn’t great. Click here to read the whole thing and find out why.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: TJ Grant (aka If Bears Were Bees) plays several places around town, Rise Up holds a fashion show and concert with The Dirty Words, Yenn and Capture the Flag, and Curtis Salgado closes Black Butte Ranch’s summer series, plus The Physical Hearts at Silver Moon and Fruition at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.