Posts Tagged ‘JZ Band’

January 1 in GO! Magazine

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year, folks! For good luck, enjoy some black eyed peas from way back in another century, before black eyed peas were really, really bad for you.

Here’s what’s happening in Central Oregon, musically, in the first week of 2010:

Sara Jackson-Holman’s a classically trained pianist who’s now working on her first pop album, and there’s a pretty interesting story behind that. Note: She’s playing at Dudley’s this afternoon at 2 p.m. That’s soon!

Here are my hopes and wishes for the local music scene in 2010.

Fans of brooding, brainy hip-hop take note: Three rapping representatives of Sage Francis’ Strange Famous record label — Sleep, B. Dolan and Cecil Otter — are coming through Bendistillery Martini Bar Saturday night.

Two of the region’s most solid, seasoned rock ‘n’ roll bands are playing this weekend. Check out The JZ Band tonight at Parrillla Grill and The River Pigs at Silver Moon Brewing.

The young, local rock band Space Hoax rarely plays live, but all its members are in town right now, so they’re going to do one show, Saturday night at Ranch Records. You should go, because they are great.

Bend Roots Revival: Day 2

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

“We’re The JZ Band,” said David Z after his band’s first song at the Bend Roots Revival, “and it’s daylight.”

It was daylight. That’s one of the funny things about an outdoor, all-day music festival; bands that are used to playing in dark, cramped, stale-air bars are suddenly exposed to the sun, the wide open sky and fresh air.

In Bend, it’s a nice place to be. It could’ve been chilly this weekend — it’s late September in the High Desert, after all — but instead the weather has been absolutely perfect for this arsty cornucopia.

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August 21 in GO! Magazine

Friday, August 21st, 2009

It was an insanely busy week at my desk, so I didn’t get to do as much blogging as I would’ve liked. And I’m wiped out. But here are (some of) the fruits of my labor:

-Moonalice guitarist Roger McNamee talked to me a lot more about the music industry than music, and it would seem he knows what he’s talking about. Anyone with an interest in the business of music in 2009 — I’m talking to you, local musicians — should read this article. Moonalice performs tonight at Silver Moon brewery.

Oh, and you can follow Moonalice’s Twitter here. And hey, while you’re there, follow Frequency, too!

-David Bowers has had a great run as a singer-songwriter living in Bend over the past decade, but it’s time for him to move on, south to California. I asked Bowers to reflect on his time here, the local music scene, and his future as a performer. Read what he had to say here.

-Clear Summer Nights has two solid singer-songwriters performing on Sunday. The headliner is Jackie Greene, but you want to make sure you get there in time to catch local dude Eric Tollefson, who’s also opening for G. Love early next month. Kinda makes you wonder if Tollefson is heading for big things, doesn’t it?

-The Staxx Brothers play heavy, booty-shakin’ soul music. There is no other way to say it.

-Get all the details on shows by Po’ Girl, The Honey Trees, Wesley Jensen and The Pack, as well as Moon Mountain Ramblers, The JZ Band and Shireen Amini. Also, there’s a benefit party for lost dogs in Chile tomorrow night.

Some of those links are available to everyone, and some only to subscribers. To get it all, pick up a copy of The Bulletin and look for GO! Magazine, where we also have coverage of local plays, visual arts, restaurants, movies, DVDs, video games, and just about anything else you can do to entertain yourself.