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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Hey, alright. Here you go. (Sorry, I’m tired. That’s the best I’ve got.)

— The famous actress Molly Ringwald is singing jazz songs now, and she’ll do so Saturday night at the Tower Theatre in Bend. My colleague David Jasper talked to her about her newest artistic endeavor. Click here to read his story.

— Local acoustic Americana trio The Prairie Rockets will celebrate the release of their first CD with a show Saturday night at Broken Top Bottle Shop in Bend. I chatted with one of the Rockets, Aspen Clayton, about the band’s rough go of it over the past year and the tragedy that halted the album’s creation for months. You should read all about it by clicking here.

— Bend Spring Festival is this weekend in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood. Here’s the full mainstage schedule, plus a closer look at Portland’s Black Prairie, who are playing Saturday at 7 p.m..

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Andre Nickatina returns to the Domino Room, Pato Banton will fill The Annex with positive vibes, Kenny Loggins brings his new band Blue Sky Riders to the Tower Theatre, “Romancing the West” tells the history of our half of the country through music, and a busy week at Silver Moon features Brownchicken Browncow Friday night, Tentareign and Sons of Dirt Saturday, Callow and Third Seven Sunday and Cheyenne West on Thursday.

JAH Promotions now booking at Silver Moon Brewing

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Felice Brothers at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom in 2011.

One of Bend’s most prominent spots for live music, Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, has a new booking guru on board: Jasmine Helsley of JAH Promotions in Bend. JAH announced the move last week.

Helsley replaces Gabe Johnson of Parallel 44 Presents, who left Silver Moon in February and now books Players Bar & Grill, McMenamins Old St. Francis School and various other venues and festivals around town. (His calendar is here.) Since Johnson’s departure, Silver Moon has been handling booking in-house, Helsley said, which perhaps explains the slowdown in Silver Moon shows this spring and early summer. After all, Silver Moon’s expertise is brewing and selling beer, not booking concerts.

Now, JAH Promotions will be Silver Moon’s “exclusive booking agent,” Helsley said.


Local music venues as seen in Google Street View

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

I’m a big fan of the Street View feature on Google Maps, which allows you to virtually plop down into the middle of a place and, through the magic of street-level imagery, see what’s happening there, or at least what was happening when Google’s funky little camera car rolled through.

I use Street View all the time for all kinds of reasons, from simply trying to get a better idea of something’s exact location to touring cities I’ve never visited. It’s fun. So for the past several years, Bend’s lack of Street View was frustrating. At first, there were no roads highlighted in blue when you dragged that little yellow dude across the map. Then, it was just our town’s traffic arteries.

But last night, I noticed that Google has finally blanketed Bend in Street View! And the second thing I thought to do — after look at my house, of course — was to check out some of our town’s busiest music venues. (Weird, I know.)

Anyway, I ended up grabbing screenshots of several, and when you line ’em all up, it’s kind of an interesting view of a group of buildings that many folks may know and love and/or tolerate, but because of the blurry, nighttime nature of their business, have never really looked at before. (The Tower Theatre and Les Schwab Amphitheater being obvious exceptions here.)

So enjoy this peek at Bend’s busiest music venues brightened by the harsh light of day. And you can click here to check out others on your own.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Domino Room and Midtown Ballroom. In case you can't read the marquee, it says "ROACH GIG CANCELED" ... which is funny, because the rapper's name is Roach Gigz, but it still works. The Roach gig was canceled, after all.


[Photos / video] The Felice Brothers at Silver Moon

Friday, October 28th, 2011

My review of Monday’s Felice Brothers concert at Silver Moon Brewing is in today’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin, and here are some bonus photos and videos of the show.

The photos were taken by The Bulletin’s Rob Kerr, and the videos were shot by me. Enjoy!


This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Brian Hinderberger pays tribute to his sister!

Madhappy Lounge throws an all-day show to raise money for and awareness of its mission!

Bobby Bare Jr. brings his awesome songs and impressive lineage to McMenamins!

And my Feedback column focuses on last weekend’s Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists shows at Les Schwab Amphitheater. I thought both headliners were good, but one was more enjoyable than the other. Click here to find out which one and why.

Elsewhere in the music section, we detail the five shows this week at Silver Moon Brewing (including Moon Mountain Ramblers, Tyrone Wells and Gun Runner) and tell you what you need to know about tonight’s Brothers Young / Hurtbird show, Saturday’s songwriters’ circle at PoetHouse Art, and Monday’s jazz concert and auditions. Oh, and we’ll update you on Last Band Standing.