This week, there are a couple of bigger names playing shows in Central Oregon, and you can find more on them below.
But for my main music story this week, I decided to focus on the South Carolina roots/jam band Dangermuffin, which is playing out at Black Butte Ranch on Sunday.
I chatted with Dangermuffin’s Dan Lotti about his love for Bend, the influence of living in a coastal town, and getting tagged with the jam-band label.
“We feel like it’s just really eclectic music, and I think sometimes we get grouped in with the jam thing, simply because of the eclecticism,” he said. “We don’t mind being included in the jam-band conversation, because I think what you find there within that community are true music fans.
“Those are the kind of people we want to reach out to and connect with anyway, so we don’t really look at the jam-band thing as being a four-letter word,” he continued. “We’re happy to just be a part of that community, and if that’s where we’re finding a niche, then we’ll take it.”
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Three other shows this week I want to highlight:
–Post-grunge heroes Everclear are at Century Center tonight. I couldn’t decide what to write about them, so I just wrote this.
–With Lucy Woodward on board to fill in for China Forbes, Portland’s Pink Martini returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater Saturday night.
–Portland-based roots-rock kingpin Lewi Longmire brings his namesake band to Redmond tonight for a free show at Music in the Canyon. Fans of Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Band take note.
Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Tornado Rider plays The Horned Hand, The Autonomics kick off Parrilla Grill’s Show Us Your Spokes series, just-crowned Last Band Standing champ Necktie Killer visits Silver Moon, folkie Carinne Carpenter does two nights at Scanlon’s, the Jazz at Joe’s series hosts the Warren Rand Quartet, and JazzBros! return to McMenamins.
I didn’t even have room for Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at Munch & Music, Franchot Tone’s free Summer Sundays show, The Whiskey Rebellion at Silver Moon and several other things. The summer music season is really getting busy, folks. Go support your local bands, venues, events and promoters!