Posts Tagged ‘Ink & Metal’

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 24th, 2012

ZZ Top!

Tartufi?

Ink & Metal = tattoos, bikes and hard rock

Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy‘s “brass ‘n’ grass”

(and Madeleine Peyroux)

PLUS: the Rum Rebellion, Sagebrush Rock Festival, The Autonomics, Cadence, Rare Monk, Necktie Killer, Jay Tablet’s b-day bash, Larry and His Flask, Third Seven, David Bowers’ return and more.

And finally in Feedback, I tackle the issue of people who want to sit at concerts, people who want to stand and dance, and the conflict between them. I clarify what I meant at the end of this column and talk to a few local venues and events (Les Schwab Amphitheater, Tower Theatre, Athletic Club of Bend, Sisters Folk Festival) to find out how they handle this situation.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Portland’s massive musical mob, the MarchFourth Marching Band, will inject the Domino Room with a healthy dose of fun Sunday night. David Jasper spoke to bandleader John Averill about how the group formed, and how he keeps it together:

Averill said that MarchFourth started in 2003 when he and a couple of friends decided to put together a New Orleans-style marching band, based on the brass ensembles that traditionally gathered to play dirges for funeral processions, then broke into uptempo tunes.

For Averill, the occasion was a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras party in Portland. … The date was March 4, in case you’re wondering how MarchFourth chose a name. Back then, the group featured four horns, 10 drummers and eight dancers. Stilt walkers were also on hand. The group played seven covers by the likes of Fela Kuti, Fleetwood Mac and Rebirth Brass Band, among others.

“So it was pretty big right off the bat,” said Averill, adding that, “I was really looking at putting the band together for one night. I was kind of surprised that it kept going.”

You should go read the whole thing here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section, I tell you why you’d better take your own instrument to the fourth annual High & Dry Bluegrass Festival, and why you might know some of the guys in Brothers Young, who will hold a CD-release show Thursday at Parrilla Grill. And, we have short stories on pop star Mat Kearney, veteran roots-rocker John Hiatt, and Bay Area hip-hoppers Zion I, plus Marv and Rindy Ross, The Northstar Session, Taarka and Sister Speak, and a bunch of loud local bands playing Ink & Metal at the Black Horse Saloon.

Details on Saturday’s “Ink & Metal” at Blackhorse Saloon

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The Blackhorse Saloon (20565 Brinson Blvd., Bend, 541-382-4270) is throwing its big “Ink & Metal” party/fundraiser on Saturday, and there’s fun stuff planned from morning till, well, morning again. Given the subject of this blog, I’m most interested in the music, and if you’re into rock ‘n’ roll, this lineup pretty much has it all, from classic rock to throwback ’80s glam to ’90s-inspired alt-rock to industrial weirdness to metal and punk.

It’s all for a good cause, too. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics.

I didn’t have the details in time to get them into today’s GO! Magazine, but I have ‘em now, and they’re below. Two things: 1) “OPEN” = 10 a.m., and 2) If you can’t read it, a $5 donation gets you everything on this list:

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