Posts Tagged ‘Les Schwab Amphitheater’

[Photos] Norah Jones at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Friday, August 17th, 2012

My review of Norah Jones’ concert Wednesday at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater is in today’s GO! Magazine. And below, check out a bunch of great photos of the night, taken by The Bulletin’s Rob Kerr.

Opening act Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

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Local music venues as seen in Google Street View

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

I’m a big fan of the Street View feature on Google Maps, which allows you to virtually plop down into the middle of a place and, through the magic of street-level imagery, see what’s happening there, or at least what was happening when Google’s funky little camera car rolled through.

I use Street View all the time for all kinds of reasons, from simply trying to get a better idea of something’s exact location to touring cities I’ve never visited. It’s fun. So for the past several years, Bend’s lack of Street View was frustrating. At first, there were no roads highlighted in blue when you dragged that little yellow dude across the map. Then, it was just our town’s traffic arteries.

But last night, I noticed that Google has finally blanketed Bend in Street View! And the second thing I thought to do — after look at my house, of course — was to check out some of our town’s busiest music venues. (Weird, I know.)

Anyway, I ended up grabbing screenshots of several, and when you line ‘em all up, it’s kind of an interesting view of a group of buildings that many folks may know and love and/or tolerate, but because of the blurry, nighttime nature of their business, have never really looked at before. (The Tower Theatre and Les Schwab Amphitheater being obvious exceptions here.)

So enjoy this peek at Bend’s busiest music venues brightened by the harsh light of day. And you can click here to check out others on your own.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Domino Room and Midtown Ballroom. In case you can't read the marquee, it says "ROACH GIG CANCELED" ... which is funny, because the rapper's name is Roach Gigz, but it still works. The Roach gig was canceled, after all.

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[Review] Memorial Day weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater: The Shins, Tenacious D and Beck

Friday, June 1st, 2012

One of the best things about my job is being surprised by an artist and/or a show.

And by that measure alone, Memorial Day weekend at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater was a success. Two of the three nights of concerts — Tenacious D and The Sights on Saturday, and Beck and Metric on Sunday — were, to me, somewhere in the neighborhood of shockingly good. The third — The Shins, The Head and The Heart and Blind Pilot on Friday — was exactly what I expected it to be.

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[Photos] Beck and Metric at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

A day late — sorry ’bout that — but here are a baker’s dozen fantastic photos of Sunday evening’s Beck / Metric show at Les Schwab Amphitheater, as taken by The Bulletin’s Joe Kline. Beck drew the smallest crowd of the weekend (4,500ish) but delivered a much more inspired set than he did last time he visited Bend in 2008. This time, he was engaged, smiling and having fun; he seemed into it. It helped, I think, that he played a set heavy with old stuff and powered by his old backing band from the 1990s. Anyway, more on the show later, for now, you really should scroll down and check out Joe’s shots.

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: The Shins + The Head and The Heart // Tenacious D)

Beck

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[Photos] Tenacious D at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I’ll be writing lots more about Saturday night’s Tenacious D show in Friday’s GO! Magazine, but here’s a spoiler: IT WAS EPIC. Better-than-expected weather, two hours of face-melting rock and side-splitting comedy, and more than 5,900 people looking on. Yes, that sea of humanity was every bit as big as you thought it was: The crowd for Tenacious D was the seventh largest in the history of Les Schwab Amphitheater, and the largest since Ben Harper drew nearly 6,200 in May of 2006.

Epic, I tell you. And The Bulletin’s Ryan Brennecke was there to document it. Check out his terrific photos of the show below!

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: The Shins + The Head and The Heart // Beck)

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[Photos] The Shins + The Head and The Heart at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

If you’re even looking at Frequency, chances are you know that the Bend Summer Concerts series kicks off this weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater with shows by The Shins on Friday night, Tenacious D on Saturday and Beck Sunday.

I’ll be posting a bunch of photos of all three here. First up: The Shins, plus opener The Head and The Heart and part of the more than 5,200 people who showed up for the concert.

One of The Bulletin’s photographers, Joe Kline, was on hand to document the evening, and he got a ton of great shots, which you can check out below. Be sure to scroll all the way through — there’s a very sweet little photo and caption near the end!

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: Tenacious D // Beck)

The Shins

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Les Schwab Amphitheater adds Counting Crows, ZZ Top and Brandi Carlile

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Les Schwab Amphitheater’s website has three new shows listed this morning. Tickets go on sale Friday (via the site and The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District), though there is usually some kind of presale the day before, so watch the amphitheater’s Facebook and Twitter for a password, if there is one.

Click the band names for more on the bands, and the prices for more on the shows:

August 7
The Outlaw Roadshow, with Counting Crows and guests (according to the Crows’ website, Bend’s guests will be We Are Augustines, Kasey Anderson and The Honkies and Field Report)
$39 (general admission) and $75 (reserved seating) plus fees

Aug. 24
ZZ Top
$42 (general admission) and $79 (reserved seating) plus fees

Sept. 1
Brandi Carlile
$35 plus fees

Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #1: Huey Lewis and the News

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Good afternoon, folks.

Over the next five Fridays, we’re going to give away five pairs of tickets to five different concerts happening this summer at Les Schwab Amphitheater. The schedule of these giveaways is as follows:

Friday: Huey Lewis and the News
April 20: Beck
April 27: The Shins
May 4: Norah Jones
May 11: Tenacious D

So today, we need to unload a couple tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11, and we’re gonna keep it simple: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Huey tune, or depending on your view of the man and his band, the Huey tune you hate the least. If you need a refresher course, here’s the News’ discography. Bonus points if you offer up a song I haven’t heard before, i.e. a non-hit. (Note: Not really. There is no point system, thus there are no bonus points. But still … feel free to come strong with the Huey knowledge.)

Be sure to leave your real email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick someone on Friday at 2 p.m. and post a comment with the winner.

And hey, if you hate free tickets or don’t want to enter for some reason, remember you can buy tickets at the amphitheater’s website beginning Friday at 10 a.m.

Norah Jones, Huey Lewis tickets on sale Friday

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Friday is the on-sale date for a couple of this summer’s Les Schwab Amphitheater shows. Tickets to see Norah Jones on Aug. 15 and Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11 will be available to the general public beginning at 10 a.m., and all your purchasing options are listed below.

• Jones will come to Bend as part of a tour behind her fifth studio album, “Little Broken Hearts,” which was produced by Danger Mouse and comes out May 1. Here are the details for her Bend date.

Norah Jones
Wednesday, Aug. 15
6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.
General admission: $39 plus fees
Reserved seating: $60 plus fees
Purchase tickets through the amphitheater, TicketFly, via phone at 877-435-9849 or at The Ticket Mill in Bend’s Old Mill District

• Lewis heads to Bend flying high on the knowledge that a couple of his new tunes will be on the “Anchorman 2″ movie soundtrack. More importantly, these are the dudes behind a ton of hit songs you know by heart, including “The Power of Love,” “Stuck With You,” “If This Is It,” “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Hip to Be Square” … shall I go on? … OK, then, “Do You Believe in Love,” “Workin’ for a Livin’” “I Want a New Drug,” “Heart and Soul.” Anyway, here are the details for the News’ local show.

Huey Lewis and the News
Tuesday, Sept. 11
6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.
General admission: $39 plus fees
Reserved seating: $78 plus fees
Purchase tickets through the amphitheater, TicketFly, via phone at 877-435-9849 or at The Ticket Mill in Bend’s Old Mill District

Tickets to the Schwab’s Memorial Day weekend shows — The Shins on May 25, Tenacious D on May 26 and Beck on May 27 — are already on sale at all those same outlets.

(And psst … by the way, Frequency has a pair of tickets to each of these shows to give away. Keep your eyes on the blog, or on our Facebook or Twitter.)

The 2012 free Summer Sunday Concerts lineup

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Last night we gave you this summer’s Munch & Music lineup. Today, we have the lineup for Les Schwab Amphitheater’s free Summer Sunday Concerts series! It’s a little more indie-leaning than previous years.

Please note that Mosley Wotta and Harley Bourbon have traded dates since we published the story at the link above. The dates below are correct.

Anyway, here’s the lineup. Click the names for more on the bands:

June 10 — Poor Moon (folk-rock)
June 17 — Harley Bourbon (roots-rock)
June 24 — Y La Bamba (Mexican-American indie-folk)
July 1 — Mosley Wotta (hip-hop)
July 8 — Portland Cello Project (indie orchestra)
July 22 — Uncle Lucius (Southern rock)
July 29 — Paul Thorn (roots music)
Aug. 12 — The Features (pop-rock)

Summer Sunday shows run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoons and they’re free. Plus you can bring food and your pet. Here’s more info on the amphitheater’s Summer Sunday Concerts.