Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day weekend 2012’

[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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