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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Lots and lots of stuff in this week’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin.

So let’s get right to it, shall we?

We shall!

The inimitable Fred Eaglesmith will bring his Traveling Steam Show to Sisters’ HarmonyHouse Saturday night. My colleague David Jasper spoke with him about his famously sharp sense of humor.

“When I was younger, in the ’70s and ’80s, I wrote these really horrific songs about farm loss, which was happening all around me, you know, about my neighbors losing the farm,” he said.

“The songs were so sad, people loved them but they wouldn’t come back. It was too hard. I was young and didn’t really know what I was doing. Then I started telling these jokes about people on the farm. They weren’t that great of jokes, but I was always a pretty funny guy.

“And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really learned my comedy well,” Eaglesmith said. “I’ve learned to just be a comedian. I could be a stand-up comedian if I wanted to.”

Fred’s so great. Read the whole thing here.

(Yeah, I’ve posted that before, but it’s worth watching again!)

On Saturday night, local experimental cello-looper Billy Mickelson — aka Third Seven — will celebrate the release of his new album “Cascadia” with a show at The Horned Hand. I called him up and talked to him about the theme of the record.

“It’s an album about what home is to me … and following your heart to share home with the world,” he said from his parents’ place in Lincoln City. “Oregon is my home, and as anybody who lives here knows, that feeling you get from the mountains and the trees here, you can’t replace that with city life or anywhere else that you’d want to move.

“It’s really special to me,” he continued, “and I wanted to capture that in this album in a sentimental way.”

Mickelson’s an interesting and introspective guy. Click here to read more of the story.

I also used a page to highlight the busy and diverse schedule at The Horned Hand, where Jeff Crosby & The Refugees play tonight, The Horde & The Harem and Tom VandenAvond join Third Seven on Saturday, Swansea and Patrick Dethlefs perform Tuesday and The Generators play Wednesday. Whew!

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Sean Hayes returns to Mandala Yoga, the Henhouse Prowlers bring traditional bluegrass to Silver Moon, the Hank Shreve Band gets bluesy at Liquid Lounge, Jerry Joseph and Walter Salas-Humara go acoustic at Astro Lounge, Night Under the Covers heads to the Northwest, Jones Road and Five Pint Mary play a benefit show for BAKESTARR, and more!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, September 30th, 2011

You know, when you think about it, you have to feel for folks like Julian and Sean Lennon, Hank Williams Jr. and III, and Ziggy and Damian Marley — artists who are the children (or descendents) of music icons.

It’s just not really very fair, is it? They may be very talented and make fine work, but through no fault of their own, they’re unlikely to ever match up to what their ancestors did. The Lennons, the Williamses and the Marleys have all put together decent careers, but they all seem somewhat unexciting because of the brilliance farther up their family tree.

It must be hard living in a shadow that big. Anyway … it was just a thought I had.

Ziggy Marley returns to Bend tonight. My colleague David Jasper spoke with him mostly about music and marijuana.

“I’m pro-hemp, I’m pro-cannabis, I’m pro the use of this natural resource both as medicinal and industrial,” Marley said. “I think we need to address the plant as a whole, instead of just talk about the recreational or medicinal use.

“The cannabis plant is a whole plant,” he continued, “and I think if people understand the bigger picture and not just the stereotypical ‘Oh, people want to smoke weed’ picture, then they will have a better understanding of the purpose and the benefits that this plant could have on the planet, you know.”

You should read the whole thing, which you’ll find by clicking here.

Also worth highlighting in today’s GO! Magazine: Local eclectic roots band Big Pine and the Pitchtones have a new album out called “Cold Wind Blowin’” and they’ll celebrate it with a free show tonight at Dudley’s BookShop Cafe. Read all about the band and the album by clicking here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Delhi 2 Dublin, Eddie Spaghetti, Hillstomp, Sean Hayes, Wires in the Walls, The Changing Colors, The Northstar Session, Big Jugs, The Beautiful Train Wrecks and more!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Tonight, The Ascetic Junkies play Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. My take on their excellent new album is here.

On Saturday, the legendary shock-rock band GWAR brings its blood-and-guts show back to town. Find my interview with frontmonster Oderus Urungus here.

Also on Saturday, hip-hop giant Talib Kweli plays the Century Center. Find my interview with one of the world’s greatest MCs here.

Everything else — Sean Hayes, Freak Mountain Ramblers, Texas Hippie Coalition, Diego’s Umbrella, Shireen Amini, and more — can be found by clicking here.

Big weekend! Go out and support your local music scene.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Oregon hard-rock legends Floater are back in town this weekend, this time for two shows — electric tonight and acoustic on Saturday — at Mountain’s Edge. Frontman Rob Wynia agreed to an e-mail interview and then answered all my questions in a way that surely set a record for correct grammar usage in a band interview. Here’s a piece of it:

GO!: Portland’s music scene has long had a strong reputation, perhaps never more so than right now. And yet Floater has always sort of existed outside the normal channels of press praise, scene backslapping, etc. Do you ever look at what’s happening there and sort of gloat at the fact that Floater has achieved what it’s achieved without necessarily playing by the traditional rules?

RW: At first (years ago) I felt hurt by the fact that no matter what we did the press seemed to either hate Floater or simply ignore us. But the shows are such a total blast, and the fans are so vocal and supportive that eventually you just say f–k it. The flip side is that on the rare occasions when you are praised in the press you have to sort of ignore that too. You can’t have it both ways. If everybody hated us then we’d play in our garage for each other. But since it seems in general to only be critics, then screw ‘em.

You can read the whole thing here.

Also in this week’s music section: indie-folk singer Sean Hayes plays a Bend yoga studio, one-man rock show Tony Smiley returns to town, can’t-miss Michiganders Frontier Ruckus play the Wednesday-night gig at McMenamins Old St. Francis School and local fave Eric Tollefson hits Silver Moon, plus The Luce Cruz tonight at Parrilla Grill, Allan Byer on Saturday at Cork Cellars in Sisters, and the Thumbprint Collective hosts an “Open Lab” Wednesday at Bendistillery Martini Bar. And if you’ve found nothing to suit you so far, you can always find more in our complete music listings.