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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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The Shins, Beck to kick off Les Schwab Amphitheater’s concert season in May

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Remember yesterday when I said I’d parse the Sasquatch festival lineup for clues about who might play Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend?

Well, it may be too late for that.

Today, the amphitheater announced two concerts early in its 2012 season. The details:

The Shins
with Blind Pilot and The Head and The Heart

Friday, May 25
$35 plus fees in advance, $38 day of show
Tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, special online presale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Presale password: rivershow)

Beck
with Metric

Sunday, May 27
$41 plus fees in advance, $43 day of show
Tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, special online presale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Presale password: rivershow)

Tickets will be available via www.bendconcerts.com, and The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District will be open Friday and Saturday and will offer a locals’ deal: The first 300 tickets purchased with cash will save on service charges.

This is terrific news for the amphitheater and the summer concert season as a whole. Now the question is: Will the Schwab be able to get someone for Saturday, May 26 and, if so, who? Based on the Sasquatch lineup, the reasonable guesses include Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D and perhaps Pretty Lights.