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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Three interesting options tonight, all in downtown(ish) Bend:

Portland roots-pop band (and Bend regulars) Ascetic Junkies are no more, having pared down to two members (married couple Matt Harmon and Kali Giaritta) and changed their name to There Is No Mountain. Now, they play unconventional psych-pop that draws influence from global sounds, particularly African music. I spoke with the couple about all of the above, and I hope you’ll read the whole thing here. (Be sure to click “More Photos” to read very short pieces about the two acts opening for There Is No Mountain tonight at the Tower Theatre.)

Vihara was a progressive hard-rock band active in Bend in the early 2000s, and then it sort of vanished after the release of its first album, “Stand Fast.” Tonight at Liquid Lounge, the quartet reunites for some good ol’ throwback fun. I visited a practice session last week and talked to the band about its past, present and future (though the future part didn’t really make it into the article). Click here to read it!

– Here’s an interesting tidbit: No video of KPOV’s annual Beatles Singalong seems to exist on the internet. So does it really exist in real life? Yes it does, and it’s happening tonight at The Old Stone in Bend. In this short piece, I tell you what kind of festivities are planned, and why you really ought to go.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Music in the Canyon kicks off in Redmond with Countryfied and New Transit plays The Horned Hand, plus The Strangled Darlings, Left Coast Country, The Blackberry Bushes, TapWater, Tha Dogg Pound, King Ghidora and more!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Here’s what’s happening, musically, in Central Oregon over the next seven days.

– The famous South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to Bend’s Tower Theatre on Sunday night. My colleague David Jasper spoke to Albert Mazibuko about his four decades as a member of the group.

– In my Feedback column, I get out and about for the first time after a couple months of paternity leave and hit the lovable M&J Tavern for local bands Blackflowers Blacksun and Shade 13 before running out of steam and missing Harley Bourbon. NOTE: Blackflowers Blacksun will celebrate the release of two new albums with a show tonight at The Horned Hand. 9 p.m. $5. Silvero opens.

– Over in Sisters, promising new venue The Belfry will kick off its fundraising campaign Saturday night with a show by The JZ Band. Owner Angeline Rhett hopes to raise $34,500 via Kickstarter to make improvements to the 100-year-old building.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric jazz-rocks The Horned Hand, DJ/producer Eliot Lipp returns to town after police made him turn down the volume in December, Left Coast Country and Kory Quinn team up for a night of roots music and Eight Dollar Mountain gets bluegrassy at Silver Moon, plus Cody Beebe & The Crooks, the fifth annual Jim Jam and more.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, March 16th, 2012

If you will indulge me for just one minute, I would simply like to say that regularly reading our music section in GO! Magazine (every Friday in The Bulletin) is by far your best bet for staying informed about what’s new and what’s happening on Central Oregon’s busy music scene. You have other options for that kind of info, of course, but nowhere will you find coverage as extensive and in-depth as you will in GO!

I say that only because I’m really proud of today’s section. Here’s what’s in there (click to read):

-An interview with acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke on the debt he owes to his instrument
-An interview with jazz saxophonist Bobby Watson about what he learned from Art Blakey
-An interview with rocker Jerry Joseph on his recent Asian tour and new album “Happy Book”
-A Q&A with Seattle-based avant-saxophonist Skerik about his new group Bandalabra
-A review of “Carnivale Electricos,” the dynamic new album from Galactic
-A roundup of solid live-music options for your St. Patrick’s Day revelry

Elsewhere in this week’s music section, you’ll find briefs on The Autonomics’ two-night stand in Bend, James Hunnicutt, Rehab, the 4 Peaks festival lineup, Left Coast Country and more!