Posts Tagged ‘Po’ Girl’

Tonight: Po’ Girl at Angeline’s, Staxx Brothers at Silver Moon

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Ready to start your weekend a bit early? Me too. Here are a couple ideas for you. The first would be perfect if you’re looking for something mellow, and the second if you want to sweat.

First of all, Po’ Girl is playing at Angeline’s Bakery in Sisters tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s what I had to say about them in last week’s GO! Magazine:

Mesmerizing. That’s the word for the sound of Po’ Girl. The Canadian quartet makes hauntingly gauzy indie-folk that’s anchored by the show-stopping voices (and harmonies) of Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira. Imagine the house jazz band for some dusky bar that exists only in your groggy, post-nap mind, and you have the idea. Po’ Girl will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Angeline’s Bakery (121 W. Main St., Sisters). Cover is $10.

They have a few songs you can listen to over at their Web site.

Meanwhile, at Silver Moon (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend), The Staxx Brothers are gonna funk it up right around 9 p.m. Cover is $5. Here’s part of last week’s blurb on them:

This Seattle band plays face-melting, heavy soul music that grunts and sweats and boogies like few bands can. It’s old-school stuff that sounds about like the Rolling Stones might’ve sounded if they’d grown up surrounded by the hard rock and hip-hop of the late 20th century. And yes, it’s gonna make you shake your thing. The Staxx Brothers are coming to Bend to celebrate the release of their new album “We are The Blaxstonz,” and they promise two (or more) full sets of “hard ass soul,” along with a little reggae and even country.

Of course, you can hear what these dudes do at their Web site, too.

August 21 in GO! Magazine

Friday, August 21st, 2009

It was an insanely busy week at my desk, so I didn’t get to do as much blogging as I would’ve liked. And I’m wiped out. But here are (some of) the fruits of my labor:

-Moonalice guitarist Roger McNamee talked to me a lot more about the music industry than music, and it would seem he knows what he’s talking about. Anyone with an interest in the business of music in 2009 — I’m talking to you, local musicians — should read this article. Moonalice performs tonight at Silver Moon brewery.

Oh, and you can follow Moonalice’s Twitter here. And hey, while you’re there, follow Frequency, too!

-David Bowers has had a great run as a singer-songwriter living in Bend over the past decade, but it’s time for him to move on, south to California. I asked Bowers to reflect on his time here, the local music scene, and his future as a performer. Read what he had to say here.

-Clear Summer Nights has two solid singer-songwriters performing on Sunday. The headliner is Jackie Greene, but you want to make sure you get there in time to catch local dude Eric Tollefson, who’s also opening for G. Love early next month. Kinda makes you wonder if Tollefson is heading for big things, doesn’t it?

-The Staxx Brothers play heavy, booty-shakin’ soul music. There is no other way to say it.

-Get all the details on shows by Po’ Girl, The Honey Trees, Wesley Jensen and The Pack, as well as Moon Mountain Ramblers, The JZ Band and Shireen Amini. Also, there’s a benefit party for lost dogs in Chile tomorrow night.

Some of those links are available to everyone, and some only to subscribers. To get it all, pick up a copy of The Bulletin and look for GO! Magazine, where we also have coverage of local plays, visual arts, restaurants, movies, DVDs, video games, and just about anything else you can do to entertain yourself.