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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.

2010 Clear Summer Nights lineup; tickets on sale tomorrow

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Over the past couple years, the Clear Summer Nights concert series has slashed its ticket prices but continued to bring some pretty heavy hitters to Bend, making it one of the best bangs for your concert bucks in Central Oregon.

The 2010 season is no different. Here’s the lineup:

July 14 — Colin Hay (of Men At Work)
July 24 — Los Lonely Boys
Aug. 15 — Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Aug. 24 — John Hiatt

Tickets for the series — which is held at the Athletic Club of Bend — go on sale tomorrow. General admission tickets are $16, available at Newport Avenue Market in Bend. Dinner tickets are $57, available at the athletic club, and get you dinner at Scanlon’s, but not a reserved seat for the show. (There are no reserved seats for these shows any more.)

More info can be had at the C3 Events website.