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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Three interesting options tonight, all in downtown(ish) Bend:

Portland roots-pop band (and Bend regulars) Ascetic Junkies are no more, having pared down to two members (married couple Matt Harmon and Kali Giaritta) and changed their name to There Is No Mountain. Now, they play unconventional psych-pop that draws influence from global sounds, particularly African music. I spoke with the couple about all of the above, and I hope you’ll read the whole thing here. (Be sure to click “More Photos” to read very short pieces about the two acts opening for There Is No Mountain tonight at the Tower Theatre.)

Vihara was a progressive hard-rock band active in Bend in the early 2000s, and then it sort of vanished after the release of its first album, “Stand Fast.” Tonight at Liquid Lounge, the quartet reunites for some good ol’ throwback fun. I visited a practice session last week and talked to the band about its past, present and future (though the future part didn’t really make it into the article). Click here to read it!

– Here’s an interesting tidbit: No video of KPOV’s annual Beatles Singalong seems to exist on the internet. So does it really exist in real life? Yes it does, and it’s happening tonight at The Old Stone in Bend. In this short piece, I tell you what kind of festivities are planned, and why you really ought to go.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Music in the Canyon kicks off in Redmond with Countryfied and New Transit plays The Horned Hand, plus The Strangled Darlings, Left Coast Country, The Blackberry Bushes, TapWater, Tha Dogg Pound, King Ghidora and more!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Man … that weather out there, huh? Enough with this computer.

Here’s what’s in today’s music section. Find all the stories here.

–Local band Countryfied celebrates its 25th anniversary by kicking off Redmond’s Music in the Canyon series

Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers return to town with a new album in tow

–Proto-punk band The Skabbs visit The Horned Hand

–The Coyote Music Festival is already underway down at Summer Lake Hot Springs near Paisley

Yogoman Burning Band will bring the party to McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Billy Manzik plays thrice this weekend and the Mark Cross Band plays twice

–Our penultimate Last Band Standing update!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

This week, there are a couple of bigger names playing shows in Central Oregon, and you can find more on them below.

But for my main music story this week, I decided to focus on the South Carolina roots/jam band Dangermuffin, which is playing out at Black Butte Ranch on Sunday.

I chatted with Dangermuffin’s Dan Lotti about his love for Bend, the influence of living in a coastal town, and getting tagged with the jam-band label.

“We feel like it’s just really eclectic music, and I think sometimes we get grouped in with the jam thing, simply because of the eclecticism,” he said. “We don’t mind being included in the jam-band conversation, because I think what you find there within that community are true music fans.

“Those are the kind of people we want to reach out to and connect with anyway, so we don’t really look at the jam-band thing as being a four-letter word,” he continued. “We’re happy to just be a part of that community, and if that’s where we’re finding a niche, then we’ll take it.”

Oh heck … just click here and read it all.

Three other shows this week I want to highlight:

–Post-grunge heroes Everclear are at Century Center tonight. I couldn’t decide what to write about them, so I just wrote this.

–With Lucy Woodward on board to fill in for China Forbes, Portland’s Pink Martini returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater Saturday night.

–Portland-based roots-rock kingpin Lewi Longmire brings his namesake band to Redmond tonight for a free show at Music in the Canyon. Fans of Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Band take note.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Tornado Rider plays The Horned Hand, The Autonomics kick off Parrilla Grill’s Show Us Your Spokes series, just-crowned Last Band Standing champ Necktie Killer visits Silver Moon, folkie Carinne Carpenter does two nights at Scanlon’s, the Jazz at Joe’s series hosts the Warren Rand Quartet, and JazzBros! return to McMenamins.

I didn’t even have room for Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at Munch & Music, Franchot Tone’s free Summer Sundays show, The Whiskey Rebellion at Silver Moon and several other things. The summer music season is really getting busy, folks. Go support your local bands, venues, events and promoters!

June 12 in GO! Magazine

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Hello? Oh … hi there! Hi. I’m Ben, and I run a blog about music. It might’ve been hard to tell over the past couple days; it’s been pretty quiet around here. Sorry about that. I’ve been very busy avoiding giant descending set pieces and putting out GO! Magazine. Speaking of which, today’s issue contains … that’s right … articles about music! You know, maybe to make up for the lack of posts over the past couple days, I should tell you about them, eh?

-Bend’s community radio station, KPOV, is celebrating its fourth birthday by gathering a bunch of local musicians and holding a Beatles Singalong. Click here to read all about it and check out our “Abbey Road” album cover re-creation with some of the organizers.

-Hailstorms? What hailstorms? Summer is just around the corner, and summer music series are cranking up. Get all the details on the Summer Sunday concerts at Les Schwab Amphitheater, a whole bunch of shows at Angeline’s Bakery in Sisters, the new Music in the Canyon series in Redmond, and weekend music at Elk Lake Resort. Now that’s covering all of Central Oregon.

-Portland band Weinland played at McMenamins Old St. Francis School last weekend. You can read my review here and watch three videos of them here. They turned out nicely!

-Larry and His Flask is heading out on tour and playing a send-off show before they leave. Find out where and when and who else is on the bill here.

-The Summit Saloon & Stage has a very busy week planned, with Dirty Penny, Indubious and National Theatre Project slated to play. Details here.

-More music to check out: Rapper Freddie Gibbs at the Domino Room, The Erins and their friends Ugly Purple Sweater team up for a show, and Mirf the Bing headlines a benefit concert.

If you’re a subscriber to The Bulletin’s Web site, you’ll be able to see all those. If you’re not, you won’t, and you’ll either need to subscribe or pick up the print version of the paper.