Posts Tagged ‘Silver Moon’

November 13 in GO! Magazine

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Sore throat and an achy body here, folks, so I’m going to keep this short. And if you don’t hear from me over the weekend, now you know why.

-Tiempo Libre is bringing an authentic Latin-jazz dance party to the Tower Theatre. These guys are awfully good at what they do. Want to win “Bach In Havana,” their new CD? Click here and enter the contest. Deadline is noon today.

-Irish punks the Dropkick Murphys sold out the Midtown Ballroom on Sunday night. I was there, and this is my review. To see lots of great pictures of the night, click here.

-Folk faves Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai will celebrate the release of their new album with a show Saturday night in Sisters.

-Classic rock will never die! Especially if bands like The Lonely H keep reviving it.

-Reggae great Eek-A-Mouse will return to the Domino Room in Bend next week.

-Check out the seriously diverse lineup of offerings at Silver Moon Brewing over the next seven days. Seriously, they have a lot of good bands coming through there this week! Kudos to Silver Moon and their talent buyer Cassie Moore.

That’s it, folks. To read it all, pick up a copy of the newspaper. But first, send your positive vibes my way.

Local music news: vote for The Tree Dwellers, new songs from We Are Brontosaurus, Chicks with Picks, and El Dante is no more

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Odds and ends from your local music scene:

-Man, I blew it on this one. For the past several days, Bend’s The Tree Dwellers have been competing for votes in a national battle of the bands happening at something called garagebandplayoff.com. Their voting window closes tomorrow. So go here and vote for them. Vote for them a bunch; it’s not against the rules.

More than 100 bands entered this thing, according to Dwellers keyboardist Forrest Grenfell, and The Tree Dwellers were selected as one of the top 24. If you go vote for them enough, they’ll move on to the top 8. The champ will be crowned on Dec. 18.

-Youthful indie rockers We Are Brontosaurus has posted three new live recordings on its MySpace profile. You should go check out “Nausea,” “Post Modern Post” and “Mr. Man,” because these guys are getting better fast.

-In the non-teenagers category of this post, I’m sad to report that local funk-rock-jam band El Dante has split up. I asked guitarist Gabe Johnson for a reason and got the long version, which I tremendously appreciate, but I’m not going to go into here. Instead, the short version: Different band members wanted to play different styles of music, and that caused a rift in the group. Some other stuff went down, too, but yeah, that’s pretty much the main thing. It happens. A lot.

Word on the street is a couple bands may be rising from El Dante’s ashes, but mum’s the word on that for now. I’ll let you know what’s up as soon as I hear something official.

-Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom will host a benefit for the local women’s shelter Saving Grace on Nov. 27, and the lineup will feature four local, lady-led bands. Very cool, right? I think so. Anyway, here’s the flyer:

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This was supposed to be a post where you could download a song by The Heavy …

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

… but The Heavy went and canceled its show tonight in Bend at the last minute. So instead of giving them free promotion, let’s turn our attention to what’s happening at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom in their place. Below is a message from Moon booker Cassie Moore, which I’ve edited just a tad:

“Okay, I know we are all a little bummed that The Heavy canceled their Silver Moon show (tonight). So we can either stay home with our tails tucked between our legs, listening to their new album, sobbing and pricing flights to the UK, or we can party it up like the rugged mountain folk that we are. It’s Halloween week. I say we put on some costumes and party it up.

Mosley Wotta and a variety of other local artists are going to put on a free show (tonight) starting at 9. Because even though it’s exciting to have internationally touring acts on our stage, our local musicians never fail to entertain us, make us forget about the (lousy) economy and shake our asses. So come shake your ass at the Moon tomorrow night and get warmed up for Halloween.

I may regret this, but I will personally buy a beer for each person who shows up in a costume. Consider it a consolation prize for The Heavy being canceled. But you do have to be wearing a costume, and you can only have one. Just tell the bartender to put it on Cassie’s tab. And no, you can’t bring a change of costumes to get more free beer. We’re on to you.

Cheers and hope to see you tomorrow night!”

That’s the spirit! Find other things to do tonight at The Bulletin’s events calendar.

The Heavy at Silver Moon: canceled

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Word just came in from Cassie Moore, who books music for Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom and independently as LOUDgirl Productions, that Wednesday night’s show at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom by buzzworthy U.K. soul-rockers The Heavy has been canceled.

The band requires a certain level of sound equipment and refused to scale it back to “more appropriately” fit the size of the venue, Moore said. “I agreed to provide what they were asking for as long was we could adjust the sound budget accordingly, and they refused,” she said.

Major bummer.

Folks who bought advance tickets can get a full refund at Silver Moon.

September 11 in GO! Magazine

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I’m going to level with you, Frequency readers: This week, I went a little nutso with the Sisters Folk Festival coverage. But there’s a good reason for that, and that reason is this: The 2009 Sisters Folk Festival’s lineup is its best yet (where “yet” = “in the four years I’ve been covering it”). I picked out three very different artists and wrote features on each of them, but if time and space were no object, I would’ve liked to have given the same treatment to another half-dozen folk fest performers.

But time and space does matter, and here’s what’s in GO! Magazine today:

SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL
-Peter Rowan played extensively with both Bill Monroe and Jerry Garcia. Think about that. Pretty cool. I got a few stories out of him.

-Blind Pilot’s profile has risen fast over the past year, and I’d be willing to be they’re not done rising. Read up on them right here.

-Local gal Anastacia Beth Scott has a new album, a spot on the folk fest’s schedule, and a fast-maturing songwriting style. Life is good.

-Here’s the festival’s full schedule, as well as all the info you need on tickets.

And in case you missed it yesterday, I’ve compiled a mixtape of 17 songs by folk fest artists to help you make your decisions on who to see. You can download it for free by clicking here.

OTHER STUFF
-The Underground welcomes its first big out-of-town act when the rock/pop/hip-hop duo HardNox performs Saturday night.

-Blues fans should be licking their chops about Hill Country Revue coming to town. This North Mississippi Allstars side project does it down, dirty and Delta.

-This is crazy: Silver Moon Brewing is hosting acts from France, Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska this week. Read all about the road-weary rockers here.

In other news, we’ve got a review of reggae-hop dude (and former Bendite) Matisyahu’s new album, my colleague Patrick Cliff checked out the annual Dixieland festival in La Pine, and something or other happened with The Beatles, a band I’ve totally heard of.

All those Sisters Folk Festival articles should be free and available to anyone. The others might be for subscribers only. But whatever you’re interested in, you should grab a print copy of The Bulletin today to see the groovy rendering of Sisters by Greg Cross on the cover of GO! Magazine.

July 24 in GO! Magazine

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Whew! It was kind of a hectic week around GO! Magazine headquarters, what with the uncertainty of Sugarland’s tour plans as we near their concert in Bend next week. But as of now, the show is on, and another GO! is out in the world. Here’s a look at the music stories it contains.

-The 2009 Bend Summer Concerts series at Les Schwab Amphitheater kicks off Thursday with an appearance by Atlanta-based country duo Sugarland. I didn’t get a chance to chat with them, so instead I wrote all about their Grammy-winning song “Stay.” If you’d like to hear it, go here.

-Most weeks, I get to write a concert review in a column we call Feedback. This week, I sing the praises of Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, who put on a killer set at Munch & Music on July 16.

-The Deschutes County Fair kicks off on Wednesday, and it will host concerts by country singer Jake Owen on Wednesday and classic rocker Peter Frampton on Thursday.

-You’ve probably noticed, but the nightly offerings of Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom just keep getting stronger and stronger. This week, they have a slew of very different musicians in to perform everything from soulful pop to traditional bluegrass. (Silver Moon’s MySpace is here, if you’re interested.)

-It’s a big week at Bendistillery Martini Bar, too, with underground rappers Josh Martinez and Kosha Dillz doing shows on different nights, plus a mini-festival in Riverfront Plaza on Saturday and some other stuff, too. (Oh, what the heck, here’s the martini bar’s MySpace, too.)

-The Breedlove Guitar Co. is throwing a music festival, and although it technically begins on Thursday, the music doesn’t really start until Friday, July 31. Read about it here.

-This week’s local roundup features three gigs in unique places: The Sweet Harlots by the Deschutes River, Canaan Canaan at Dan Chavers’ performance studio, and Sagebrush Rock in the parking lot of Country Catering.

And hey, pick up the print version of GO! to check out the Area 97 Clubs page. There’s tons of other stuff going on!