Posts Tagged ‘Norah Jones’

Weigh in on standers blocking the view of sitters at concerts!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

At the end of my Norah Jones review in last week’s GO! Magazine, I addressed an issue not directly related to the performance, but certainly tangentially related to attending a concert at Les Schwab Amphitheater, which was more crowded than usual that night thanks to a large section of reserved seats and three VIP tents. Here’s that aside:

… this was a crowd ripe for some epic showdowns between people who wanted to sit and people who wanted to stand. And that happened; I was near one particularly nasty confrontation. The Schwab should put up signs at shows like this that say something like “People are allowed to stand and dance wherever they’d like.”

I understand the sitters’ frustration, but that’s just how it is. Period.

And if you’re the type of person who’ll sit in your chair and yell “move!” and “sit down!” at a group of people standing and obscuring your view of the stage, do everyone a favor and stop doing that.

Since that published, I’ve received a handful of emails from folks talking me to task for, essentially, encouraging people to stand and dance and block the view of other people who paid to enter the venue as well and deserve to be able to see from their seats. And now, I’d like to expand on this topic in another column, reviewing opinions on both sides and looking into not only the policies at a few local venues, but also how they feel about it.

So if you have something to say, I hope you’ll leave a comment, ideally with your real name and your home town, since I may be including it in the column.

Do you think people who’ve paid to enter a venue to see a concert have the right to stand and dance wherever they like? Or would you side with the folks who believe their seat should come with an unobstructed view of the show? And does your opinion change based on whether the show is in a venue with seats as opposed to general admission on a lawn? Let me know!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 17th, 2012

— The High & Dry Bluegrass Festival runs today through Sunday on a ranch east of Bend. (In fact, it has already begun.) Read our story on one of the bands playing there, Ashland pickers Eight Dollar Mountain, and find the main-stage schedule while you’re there, too.

— Bend-raised and Portland-based singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman will celebrate the release of her electro-poppy sophomore album “Cardiology” with a show tonight at Greenwood Playhouse. Here’s my story on how the new album got to be the way it is.

— Norah Jones played Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Wednesday night and was terrific. Read my review of the concert and be sure to check out The Bulletin photographer Rob Kerr’s photos of the show and the scene that night.

Also in this week’s music section: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Jet West, Hooves, BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand, Mosley Wotta, Necktie Killer and more.

[Photos] Norah Jones at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Friday, August 17th, 2012

My review of Norah Jones’ concert Wednesday at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater is in today’s GO! Magazine. And below, check out a bunch of great photos of the night, taken by The Bulletin’s Rob Kerr.

Opening act Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons


This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Here’s what’s in there!

— She didn’t have time for an interview, but I wrote about Norah Jones anyway. She’s just that big of a star.

— Speaking of big stars, my Feedback column this week split time between the Hot Chelle Rae show at the Deschutes County Fair and the Counting Crows at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Man, were they different.

— Two excellent rock bands are playing free shows in town this week: The Features and The Moondoggies.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Champagne Champagne and The Knux headline an indie-hip-hop show at Liquid Lounge and bluesman Tommy Castro wraps up Munch & Music, plus Molly’s Revenge at Angeline’s Bakery, McDougall at Parrilla Grill and Subliminal at Silver Moon.

Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #5: Norah Jones

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

More tickets to give away!

This time, it’s two to see jazz/pop superstar Norah Jones, who’ll play Les Schwab Amphitheater on Aug. 15. Her new album, “Little Broken Hearts,” came out Tuesday, and it’s great. Stream it all for free at her website.

After that tough contest for Shins tickets, let’s make this one a bit easier: All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and tell me the best concert you’ve seen this year or your favorite album of 2012 so far. If you’d like to elaborate on why you chose what you chose, please do! I would love to hear it. But you don’t have to.

Just make sure you leave a real email address and your comment by 5 p.m. Monday. That’s when I’ll pick a winner and get in touch!

And if you’d prefer, you can always buy Norah tickets here.

Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #1: Huey Lewis and the News

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Good afternoon, folks.

Over the next five Fridays, we’re going to give away five pairs of tickets to five different concerts happening this summer at Les Schwab Amphitheater. The schedule of these giveaways is as follows:

Friday: Huey Lewis and the News
April 20: Beck
April 27: The Shins
May 4: Norah Jones
May 11: Tenacious D

So today, we need to unload a couple tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11, and we’re gonna keep it simple: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Huey tune, or depending on your view of the man and his band, the Huey tune you hate the least. If you need a refresher course, here’s the News’ discography. Bonus points if you offer up a song I haven’t heard before, i.e. a non-hit. (Note: Not really. There is no point system, thus there are no bonus points. But still … feel free to come strong with the Huey knowledge.)

Be sure to leave your real email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick someone on Friday at 2 p.m. and post a comment with the winner.

And hey, if you hate free tickets or don’t want to enter for some reason, remember you can buy tickets at the amphitheater’s website beginning Friday at 10 a.m.

Norah Jones, Huey Lewis tickets on sale Friday

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Friday is the on-sale date for a couple of this summer’s Les Schwab Amphitheater shows. Tickets to see Norah Jones on Aug. 15 and Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11 will be available to the general public beginning at 10 a.m., and all your purchasing options are listed below.

• Jones will come to Bend as part of a tour behind her fifth studio album, “Little Broken Hearts,” which was produced by Danger Mouse and comes out May 1. Here are the details for her Bend date.

Norah Jones
Wednesday, Aug. 15
6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.
General admission: $39 plus fees
Reserved seating: $60 plus fees
Purchase tickets through the amphitheater, TicketFly, via phone at 877-435-9849 or at The Ticket Mill in Bend’s Old Mill District

• Lewis heads to Bend flying high on the knowledge that a couple of his new tunes will be on the “Anchorman 2″ movie soundtrack. More importantly, these are the dudes behind a ton of hit songs you know by heart, including “The Power of Love,” “Stuck With You,” “If This Is It,” “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Hip to Be Square” … shall I go on? … OK, then, “Do You Believe in Love,” “Workin’ for a Livin'” “I Want a New Drug,” “Heart and Soul.” Anyway, here are the details for the News’ local show.

Huey Lewis and the News
Tuesday, Sept. 11
6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.
General admission: $39 plus fees
Reserved seating: $78 plus fees
Purchase tickets through the amphitheater, TicketFly, via phone at 877-435-9849 or at The Ticket Mill in Bend’s Old Mill District

Tickets to the Schwab’s Memorial Day weekend shows — The Shins on May 25, Tenacious D on May 26 and Beck on May 27 — are already on sale at all those same outlets.

(And psst … by the way, Frequency has a pair of tickets to each of these shows to give away. Keep your eyes on the blog, or on our Facebook or Twitter.)

More Les Schwab Amphitheater news: Norah Jones on Aug. 15

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Per Pollstar and the artist’s own website, jazz-pop star Norah Jones will play Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheather on Aug. 15. More details to come when I know them.

Word on the street is that her new Danger Mouse-produced album “Little Broken Hearts,” which is due out May 1, is quite good. So I guess we’d all better start familiarizing ourselves so we can sing along in August. Oh hey! Here’s a tune from it!