Attention, fans of indie rock: If you’re still hoping for additional Sasquatch-related shows to come to Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend, don’t hold your breath. I have a feeling that the May 30 Band of Horses / She & Him show is going to be it. (Mind you, “it” is pretty great: One show, but two headlining-level acts, plus the up-and-coming Dawes as an opener.)
BUT! Have no fear, Hankystar is here! Hankystar Presents is the promotional company of Henry Abel, a local music nut who’s set to introduce the PDXchange Program, a concert series that will focus on bringing Portland-based bands over to Bend’s Tower Theatre and pairing them with a local opening act. He’s just confirmed his first set of shows, and they’re a couple of doozies: the wonderful hushed-folk act Horse Feathers on May 25, and veteran electro-rock duo The Helio Sequence on June 3. Awesome!
Below are the posters for the two shows, with all the details except ticket prices, which are $15 for each show. Tickets will be available soon through the Tower box office and The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District. Also, stay tuned for more on Hankystar Presents and the PDXchange Program!