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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, July 12th, 2013

I see today’s music section in three distinct segments:


— Southern God-rockers Third Day perform at Christian Life Center Sunday. I talked to the bassist, who was super nice.
— Crossover Christian/pop star Amy Grant does the same on Thursday. My colleague David Jasper talked to her.

— Portland’s “little orchestra” Pink Martini returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater tonight.
— Reggae By the River will bring Mad Caddies, Indubious and Necktie Killer to LSA’s backstage Saturday.
— Sunday’s free concert at the Schwab will feature the melodic Americana band Tumbleweed Wanderers.
— On Wednesday, Hit Explosion will kick off the Alive After 5 concert series.

Crawfest gathers a bunch of local and regional bands out in Powell Butte.
— L.A. power-violence band ACxDC will play a house show on Bend’s east side.
— A guy built an amphitheater on his land near Terrebonne and will host Brent Alan.

PLUS: Rock Ink & Rebels at Timbers in Redmond, a benefit for The Bethlehem Inn … and more.

November 6 in GO! Magazine

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Man, it’s windy outside as I write this. Fall is finally, really here. Or maybe that’s winter.

Whatever, the seasons may change, but the local music scene churns on. This weekend’s lineup is highlighted by some Canadian hip-hop, some Irish punk rock, and a benefit for the folks in our own community who need it most.

Hey … if you go out and see some music and snap a few pictures, why don’t you add them the Frequency’s Flickr pool?

-Two years after Flogging Molly packed the Midtown Ballroom, their fellow Irish-punk rockers Dropkick Murphys are visiting the same venue on Sunday. Read Al Barr’s take on the band’s success and what it has meant for their fan base.

Swollen Members ought to consider just renting a place in Bend, perhaps. They’re back tonight, just a couple months after opening for Kottonmouth Kings at Midtown Ballroom. This time, though, the Canadian rap quartet is touring behind its brand new album, “Armed to the Teeth,” and will headline the Domino Room.

-For the fourth year in a row, a lot of local folk/bluegrass/Americana bands are gathering at Bend’s Community Center for Hoedown for Hunger, where proceeds will benefit the center’s Feed The Hungry program.

-California’s softcore ska dudes the Mad Caddies played at Mountain’s Edge bar in Bend on Sunday. I dug it.

-Elsewhere in town this week, Dana and Susan Robinson play a house concert, Shireen Amini settles into Jackson’s Corner, The Snag will do a free show at a church, and Cloaked Characters and The Bayliens will light up the Bendistillery Martini Bar.

As always, not all those stories will be available to everyone. If you run into a paywall, you’ll need to subscribe to The Bulletin’s online edition or, better yet, pick up a print copy of today’s paper.

Photos: Mad Caddies at Mountain’s Edge

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Here are a few photos I took at Sunday night’s Mad Caddies show at Mountain’s Edge in Bend. I’ll put a few more on the Frequency Flickr page in the next day or so, and my review of the show will appear in Friday’s GO! Magazine.

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October 30 in GO! Magazine

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Happy Halloween, kids and grown-up kids!

I’ve got no snappy intro this week, but I do want to know this: What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Let me know in the comments. (I’m quite tempted to shave a corn maze into my hair and go around interrupting peoples’ conversations.)

I’ll tell you what Bend is dressing up as this year: A town with a ton of bands playing at clubs all over the place. Here are five shows I wrote about:

Person People and The Staxx Brothers tonight at the Domino Room.
Empty Space Orchestra Saturday at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.
Warm Gadget and Goodbye Dyna Saturday at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom.
Necktie Killer, Tuck & Roll and Danger Death Ray Saturday at Black Horse Saloon.
Moon Mountain Ramblers Saturday at the Domino Room.

That’s not all that’s happening. Check out The Bulletin’s events calendar to find a long list of festivities, or better yet, pick up a print copy of GO! Magazine, which contains both the calendar and the “Area 97 Clubs” page, which has even more stuff listed.

Of course, not everything that’s happening this weekend is Halloween-related. Here are a couple options where you won’t feel weird if you don’t dress in costume:

-The popular California ska band Mad Caddies are performing on Sunday at Mountain’s Edge bar, which is the new name of the old Timbers South in Bend. (Click here to read about why the Caddies are playing a place that’s quite a bit smaller than the venues they usually play.)

-On Sunday, Christian hitmakers Todd Agnew and Building 429 will put on a concert at the Christian Life Center in Bend.

So obviously, plenty of choices out there. Everyone have fun and be safe.

Mad Caddies: Coming Sunday to a small venue in Bend

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I’ll have more on this in tomorrow’s GO! Magazine, but I want to highlight Sunday’s Mad Caddies show in Bend for two reasons: 1) Because I haven’t seen a ton of promotion for it, and 2) Because I’m somewhat fascinated by this booking.


Why? Because the Mad Caddies have for years played considerably larger venues than the Mountain’s Edge bar, where they’ll perform this weekend. (Mountain’s Edge is the new name of the old Timbers bar near Goodwill in south Bend.) A little over two years ago, in fact, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based ska-pop band played Bend’s Domino Room, which holds nearly twice as many people as Mountain’s Edge.

This is, of course, why the Caddies’ show here is so intriguing. It’s always cool to see a bigger band in a smaller spot. To find out how the show came together, I got in touch with Ben Mann, who fronts local ska band Necktie Killer, which partnered with Mountain’s Edge to get the Caddies. I asked Mann a few questions, he answered, and I’ve edited them a bit. Here they are: