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.