Posts Tagged ‘Subliminal’

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Here’s what’s in there!

— She didn’t have time for an interview, but I wrote about Norah Jones anyway. She’s just that big of a star.

— Speaking of big stars, my Feedback column this week split time between the Hot Chelle Rae show at the Deschutes County Fair and the Counting Crows at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Man, were they different.

— Two excellent rock bands are playing free shows in town this week: The Features and The Moondoggies.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Champagne Champagne and The Knux headline an indie-hip-hop show at Liquid Lounge and bluesman Tommy Castro wraps up Munch & Music, plus Molly’s Revenge at Angeline’s Bakery, McDougall at Parrilla Grill and Subliminal at Silver Moon.

The 11 best concerts of 2011 in Central Oregon

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Four things:

1) I saw a lot of live music in 2011, and below you’ll find reviews, videos and photos of my 11 favorite concerts of the year, plus links to more on each.

2) You’ll note, perhaps, that these happened at 11 different venues in Central Oregon. I thought that was cool.

3) Why 11? Because I couldn’t bear to cut any of them to get it down to 10!

4) As long as you’re here, be sure to click over to our Near/Far page and check out the rest of our coverage of 2011’s best music, including free, legal downloads of the year’s best songs!



Champagne Champagne. Photo by Ben.


Happy Birthday, “Nevermind” / [Video] Subliminal plays Nirvana at Grover’s Pub

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Nirvana released “Nevermind” 20 years ago today.

Sept. 24, 1991. I was 15.

For some large percentage of the world’s population, this anniversary doesn’t mean much. And for some smaller, more cynical group of people, it means another chance to roll their eyes whenever someone begins to wax poetic about the album and what it meant/means in the context of punk rock/popular music/pop culture/fashion/the Northwest music scene/hero worship/conformity/nonconformity/whatever.

I understand that. Just as one might scoff at the notion that “Nevermind” changed a lot of lives (besides Kurt Cobain’s, Krist Novoselic’s and Dave Grohl’s), I will probably scoff one day when some young whippersnapper claims their life was changed by, say, Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” or Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” (No slag intended. Both are fine albums; see #11 and #25 here.)

It’s the circle of life, or at least the circle of thinking your formative music is the most important music ever and subconsciously diminishing that which came before or after. Y’know … that circle.

But I’m here to tell you: “Nevermind” changed lives. It changed mine. I went from listening to Bobby Brown in 6th grade to Def Leppard and INXS in 8th grade to Nirvana in 10th grade to discovering the Pixies and Pavement and Teenage Fanclub and my weird local college radio station and on and on. From there, it was a deep, dark rabbit hole of music super-nerd-dom that I tumbled into, and that I still haven’t climbed out of. Thank goodness.