Posts Tagged ‘GWAR’

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Tonight, The Ascetic Junkies play Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. My take on their excellent new album is here.

On Saturday, the legendary shock-rock band GWAR brings its blood-and-guts show back to town. Find my interview with frontmonster Oderus Urungus here.

Also on Saturday, hip-hop giant Talib Kweli plays the Century Center. Find my interview with one of the world’s greatest MCs here.

Everything else — Sean Hayes, Freak Mountain Ramblers, Texas Hippie Coalition, Diego’s Umbrella, Shireen Amini, and more — can be found by clicking here.

Big weekend! Go out and support your local music scene.

Win two tickets to see GWAR on Saturday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

If you haven’t heard, the highly theatrical, totally gross metal band GWAR will return to the Midtown Ballroom on Saturday night. Check the poster with all the details here.

Tickets cost $22 in advance, but I have a few to give away if you’re looking to save a few bucks. Or if you need to hang on to your money to buy new clothes after the show.

Want two of them? Leave a comment on this page and tell me what your GWAR name would be if you were in the band. (Current members: Oderus Urungus, Beefcake the Mighty, Flattus Maximus, Balsac the Jaws of Death and Jizmak Da Gusha.)

Three rules:
1. KEEP IT RELATIVELY CLEAN. If you don’t keep it clean enough, you will not win.
2. You must be able to pick up your tickets at The Bulletin (1777 S.W. Chandler Ave., Bend) by Friday at noon.
3. You must leave a valid e-mail address so I can get in touch with you.

Ready … set … go!

Poster: GWAR at Midtown Ballroom

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Yup. Shock-rockers GWAR are coming back to the Midtown Ballroom Nov. 20, as they do pretty much every fall. Here’s this year’s poster, which is (1) a creation of local artist Dana MacKenzie, and (2) brain-meltingly awesome.

November 20 in GO! Magazine

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Happy Friday-before-Thanksgiving, folks! Do you know what the Friday before Thanksgiving means? It means next week is Thanksgiving, which means good food, days off work, and sports on television. (This is as good a time as any, I suppose, to inform you good people that I’m a college basketball — specifically University of Kentucky basketball — fanatic, and that fanaticism may surface here on the blog from time to time over the next six months.)

Anyway, I love the holidays. I love the parties and the decorations and the merriment and the quality time with loved ones and all the other stuff that comes with the holidays. And I love Christmas music, too. And none of the music detailed below is Christmas music, but that’s coming soon enough.

In the meantime, here’s what’s happening this week on Central Oregon’s live-music scene:

-Veteran local musician and multi-instrumentalist Brad Jones is best-known ’round these parts for his roles in Defekt-N-Jones, The Mostest and, if you’re an old-timer, Floor-Ride. Now, he’s unleashing his solo album “No Strings” on the world with a CD-release show on Saturday night.

-Two opportunities to hit the Tower Theatre, take in some good music, and contribute to a good cause: Tonight is the Homegrown Music Showcase, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, and Saturday night is 3 Leg Torso, with proceeds going to the Cascade Community School of Music.

-Looking for something to do the night before Thanksgiving? How about GWAR! Because nothing goes with turkey and stuffing like mock murders and fake blood. (I, for one, am thankful that this clip exists.)

-The Ascetic Junkies are a good band from Portland that mixes bluegrass and pop. They’ll be at Silver Moon Brewing on Saturday.

-Roots-rock round-up: Freak Mountain Ramblers, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Moon Mountain Ramblers.

-Locals round-up: Andy Armer, Necktie Killer, Klever Kill, Problem Stick, Little White Lyins, Leif James & the Struggle, and Amsterdam’s birthday bash.

All those links should lead to stories for subscribers to The Bulletin’s Web site. If they don’t, you’ll either need to subscribe or grab a printed copy of today’s Bulletin.

Attention scumdogs! GWAR returns to Bend this fall

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The bloodthirstiest metal band in the universe, GWAR, is set to return to Bend’s Midtown Ballroom on Nov. 25, thanks to local promoter Catapult Presents. And if satirical metal made by intergalactic monsters isn’t your thing, the bill will include a couple of less-schticky, super-heavy openers — Job For A Cowboy and The Red Chord — plus the premiere of a snowboard film and a whole bunch of snowriding gear giveaways, according to Catapult’s Markie Wirges.

Remember last night when I posted that story about the change in management at the Midtown, and how the new managers are going to work to re-establish relationships with promoters, bands, etc.? This GWAR show is the first blossom on that tree. Here’s hoping this brings Catapult — dormant for a year now — back to a busy, healthy life.

You probably already know what GWAR does, but if not, you should check out this article written by my colleague Eleanor Pierce a couple years ago. I’ve always thought it nicely captured the GWAR experience. And here’s a sweet photo of the band’s last visit to the Midtown, taken by another colleague, Andy Tullis:

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