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.
—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.