Posts Tagged ‘Lyle Lovett’

Photos: Lyle Lovett, cut short by lightning

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

If you’re like me, you couldn’t make it out to see Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Les Schwab Amphitheater on Sunday night. And if you’re like me, you watched that storm roll into Bend from the south and wondered how the concert would be affected. According to its Web site, the Schwab’s policy is that all events happen rain or shine. It is silent on wicked, violent lightning storms.

Amphitheater manager Marney Smith reports that Lovett played “a few minutes shy of 2 hours” (which is longer than most Schwab shows that do reach their end) before “his management pulled him off for safety.” Understandably. Lovett would have performed between two and four more songs if weather had not been an issue, Smith said.

We’ve already received one question here at The Bulletin about whether refunds are being offered. Smith says they are not. For whatever it’s worth, I think that is the right call. The estimated 1,500 folks who saw Lovett in Bend got their money’s worth.

Speaking of which, when I read that attendance estimate, my first thought was that it seems awfully small. However, I looked back at Lovett’s previous Schwab show in 2005 and found it drew just under 1,300. Just thought that was interesting, given the difference in the economy between then and now. He also played there in 2003 and drew nearly 2,500, so make of all of that what you will.

Anyway, before the sky opened up, Bulletin photographer Andy Tullis got to the Schwab and snapped a few photos of Lyle and his band. Here’s one, and there are a couple more after the jump.

Lyle Lovett


July 31 in GO! Magazine

Friday, July 31st, 2009

These next seven days, folks, might just be the busiest, music-wise, of the year so far in Central Oregon. Almost every night you have options, and many of those options are either big names or big talents (or both). Are you planning on hitting any of these? Some of them? All of them? Leave a comment and let me know what your plans are.

Oh, and all today’s links are free and available to non-subscribers, so click away! Let’s go in chronological order:

-Tonight, Vetiver plays California sun-kissed folk-pop at Silver Moon Brewing.

-Also tonight, up-and-coming country stars Lady Antebellum will play the final free show at the Deschutes County Fair.

-Looking for something else to do tonight? Try Sagebrush Rock at Boston’s or Empty Space Orchestra at Parrilla or Necktie Killer at The Underground.

-On Saturday, a big ol’ rap show will roll into the Midtown Ballroom. Kottonmouth Kings and Swollen Members are co-headlining, and local rapper The Dirtball will perform. Should be one of the biggest Midtown shows in a while.

-Also Saturday, Tuck And Roll plays at Silver Moon and Apropos performs at The Studio.

-On Sunday, the Les Schwab Amphitheater will host its second ticketed show of the summer when Lyle Lovett and His Large Band come to town.

-Also on Sunday, Susie McEntire Luchsinger does her annual concert out in Antelope.

-Monday night is blues night at the Tower Theatre, where veteran guitarist Johnny Winter will appear.

-Wednesday night will bring a couple of young, rootsy bands to Bend, as bluegrassers Town Mountain play at Silver Moon and Breathe Owl Breathe hits McMenamins.

Again, anyone can get to any of those stories, so check ’em out. And if you want to see the cool dartboard motif that the GO! Magazine design team put together, pick up a copy of the actual newspaper!

Ween, Lovett tickets on sale today

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

A friendly reminder: Tickets to Lyle Lovett’s Aug. 2 concert and Ween’s Aug. 28 show – both at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend – go on sale today at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, including The Ticket Mill in The Old Mill District.

Lovett tickets are $79 (reserved) and $35 (general) in advance. Tickets for Ween are $33 (general) in advance. (The Bend date is Ween’s only stop in Oregon for a while.)

Those prices don’t include other service charges and user fees, but you can save a few bucks by paying in cash at The Ticket Mill. Also, thanks to a “limited time special offer,” you can get two Lovett tickets for $50 at Ticketmaster’s Web site, according to the ad that ran in yesterday’s GO! Magazine.

These two dates couldn’t be aimed at two more different groups of music fans. Lovett, a four-time Grammy winner, plays polite, polished country spiced with hints of swing, jazz and blues. The Boomers eat it up.

And then, there’s Ween

May 8 in GO! Magazine

Friday, May 8th, 2009

As always, it’s a busy week on the Central Oregon music scene. Here’s what we’ve got in today’s GO! Magazine:

-A story on the shifting sound of the eclectic San Francisco band Diego’s Umbrella, who have added a member and a heavier aesthetic. Curious about their “Mexicali gypsy pirate polka” blend? You’re in luck! Here’s a song to download (you may need to right click or control click and choose “Save Link As”):

Diego’s Umbrella, “The Fiberoptic Elflord”

-A review of Great American Taxi’s fine Wednesday-night show at Silver Moon.

-A short story on Seattle’s Flowmotion, who’ll play The Summit on Thursday night.

-Blurbs on upcoming gigs by Chuck Pyle, Excellent Gentlemen, Gavin Wahl-Stephens and Chris Kokesh and Lincoln Crockett, plus tonight’s Alley Oop block party, Saturday’s Division Street Skatepark fundraiser with Hawgwash and Ruins of Ooah, a two-night stand by local band Hangar 52, and Silver Moon’s Epic Trail Ale release party (with music by Quincy Street and The Sweet Harlots).

Details on when and where you can buy tickets to see Ween and Lyle Lovett at Les Schwab Amphitheater this summer.

My recap of this week’s episode of “American Idol.”

As usual, not all of these will be available to non-subscribers, so if you want to read them, you’ll either need to subscribe or pick up a print version of the paper.