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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Short but sweet this week, folks:

– Seattle-based hard-funk ‘n’ soul band The Staxx Brothers returns to town Saturday night for a show at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. My colleague David Jasper spoke with frontman Davin Michael Stedman about the band’s in-progress music video, which revolves around a guitar made in Bend.

Tartufi is an excellent San Francisco band with a psychedelic sound and a tight grip on dynamics. They’ll play The Horned Hand Thursday.

– The reggae-rock band Pepper hits the Domino Room Tuesday to play some songs from its upcoming self-titled album, due out in July.

Elsewhere in the music section: Keb’ Mo’ will play to a sold-out Sisters High School auditorium as part of the Starry Nights series, Couches brings classic indie rock to The Horned Hand, The Quiet American will do a ukulele concert and workshop at Kelly D’s. Plus, the lineup for the 2013 Deschutes County Fair!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 24th, 2012

ZZ Top!

Tartufi?

Ink & Metal = tattoos, bikes and hard rock

Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy‘s “brass ‘n’ grass”

(and Madeleine Peyroux)

PLUS: the Rum Rebellion, Sagebrush Rock Festival, The Autonomics, Cadence, Rare Monk, Necktie Killer, Jay Tablet’s b-day bash, Larry and His Flask, Third Seven, David Bowers’ return and more.

And finally in Feedback, I tackle the issue of people who want to sit at concerts, people who want to stand and dance, and the conflict between them. I clarify what I meant at the end of this column and talk to a few local venues and events (Les Schwab Amphitheater, Tower Theatre, Athletic Club of Bend, Sisters Folk Festival) to find out how they handle this situation.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Hooray!

As far as the Central Oregon music scene goes, one of the biggest weekends of the year is here as the Sisters Folk Festival takes over that little town 20 or so miles up U.S. Highway 20.

Today’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin has everything you need to know, including ticket info / full schedule / venue map and short pieces on some of the lineup’s highlights: Steve Forbert, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug and Cahalen Morrison & Eli West.

Plus, an interview with roots-rock legend and one of the coolest cats around, Dave Alvin! Here’s an excerpt:

“I like to play as much as possible,” he said. “To me, playing music live is what I love.”

He continued: “My heroes were all about playing live. The old blues singers: Big Joe Turner, Lightning Hopkins, people like that, (they) played till they died. And people conjecture about why Bob Dylan is always touring and it’s like, well, what else are you supposed to do? When you’re playing live and you get that (interaction) with the audience, that is my religion. That’s my church.”

Which would make Alvin’s songbook the hymnal. Long a master fusionist of rock, country, rockabilly, Tex-Mex and blues music, Alvin’s new album “Eleven Eleven” crackles with an energy untapped on his previous, more acoustically inclined records.

I hope you’ll click here and read the whole thing.

Elsewhere in the music section, we’ve got stories on tonight’s mighty fine Finn Riggins / Tartufi show at The Astro Lounge and a piece on why Joan Osborne is more than just “One of Us.”