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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Local boys done good Larry and His Flask will play a home show at Silver Moon Brewing next week. I talked to beast-of-a-bassist Jesse Marshall about the band’s recent stint opening for Celtic-punk kingpins Dropkick Murphys between New Jersey and Texas, and what it’s meant for the band. Here’s an excerpt:

For the past two years, this hillbilly whirlwind has spent much of its time on the road. The band has toured across the United States and Canada, playing not only bar gigs but also on any street corner that would have them. And they’ve done it because they love playing music and never want to do anything else.

Which brings us to … last November, when the Flask opened for Dropkick Murphys at Bend’s Midtown Ballroom, and members of the headliner caught enough of the opening set to decide to reach out to the guys.

“Their whole crew and the guys really enjoyed (us), and we started talking to their management,” Marshall said. “Ken Casey, the singer and bass player, wanted to talk to us and mentioned their St. Patty’s tour and that they’d want to have us come along.”

Read how the Flask cinched the gig, and what it was like to open the Murphys’ sold-out St. Patrick’s Day show in Boston, by clicking here.

In Feedback, I detail some of the recently announced shows and new developments on the local music scene that point to a healthy, happy late spring and summer for local music fans. Discussed: the new PDXchange Program, the return of promoter Daniel Hill via Dream Land Productions, two concerts happening at Mandala Yoga Community, the expansion of Cassie Moore’s empire and the official launch of LOUDgirl Productions, the steady strength of Random Presents, and upcoming shows at Bendistillery Martini Bar, Three Creeks Brewing Co., Mountain’s Edge, Les Schwab Amphitheater and other venues in town. I hope you’ll read the whole thing right here.

Also in this week’s music section: Taarka plays twice this weekend, Mark Ransom’s 40th birthday bash, the return of the Supersuckers, a bluegrass jamboree to help the hungry, Parrilla Grill’s spring concert series and the live debut of The RTL Project. And if that’s not enough for you, you can always find more in our complete music listings.

December 4 in GO! Magazine

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Hmm … y’know, it’s possible that after working all day yesterday (Thursday), I went straight to a friend’s house and watched the Oregon-Oregon State game and ate much tasty chili and cornbread, and then after that I played Rock Band for a couple hours, or watched other people play Rock Band, which can be as exhausting as actually playing it. And now, it’s 1:23 a.m. on Friday, and I need to wake up in just about six hours and go to work again. So I’m going to shut up and get to this week’s music stories.

-Alt-country stalwart Son Volt is playing at the Domino Room in Bend on Monday. I saw Son Volt five times in a couple years back in the mid-1990s, and haven’t seen ‘em since. I’m looking forward to it.

-Tonight, you really should head down to The Annex (above Midtown Ballroom) and catch two fine indie-pop bands, Church from Portland and The Sweet Harlots from right here in Bend. I wish I could be at this show, but I have a previous engagement. Otherwise, I wouldn’t miss it. You shouldn’t either.

-Parrilla Grill kicks off its winter music series tonight with JoAnna Lee. These shows follow the “Three F’s” rule: food, festive and free.

-Oregon blues wonder David Jacobs-Strain performed at Silver Moon Brewing last weekend, and I was there. Here’s my review.

-Local jam-band The Mostest is ready for snow. And they’re gonna do something about it. They’re hosting a “Pray For Powder Snow Ball” tonight at Silver Moon, with much music and dancing and door prizes planned.

-On Sunday, three good pop-rock bands will join together at the Tower Theatre to help World Relief NEXT raise money for people in the Congo.

-Put on your bluegrassin’ shoes: Big Pine & The Pitchtones will play at The Annex on Saturday evening, and Blackstrap returns to Silver Moon Brewing on Thursday.

I think that’s it for now. As always, grab a copy of The Bulletin for access to all these articles and lots of info on the local fine arts and restaurant scenes, movies, video games and Christmas bazaars, plus the event calendar, what’s happening out of town, and tons of other stuff.

Congrats to the University of Oregon Ducks on their trip to the Rose Bowl, and to the Oregon State University Beavers for a terrific season. Oregon dominance of the Pac-10 is always a good thing.