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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Because of the party hearty nature of Halloween weekend — and the sheer number of bands playing ‘ween-themed shows over the next few nights — we’re going to venture outside of the music section this week into GO! Magazine’s cover story, which features not 20 … not 30 … not 40 … but 50+ Halloween parties, concerts, trick or treats, costume contests, films, readings and more.

If you don’t find something spooky to do in these listings, you just aren’t looking hard enough. Happy Halloween! Y’all have fun out and be safe out there.


The Horned Hand hosts the psychedelic garage-pop of Gardens.

Busy and beloved local drummer Jared Forqueran is moving to Denver, but not before playing a couple farewell gigs this weekend.

I review The Felice Brothers’ show at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. (Bonus photos and video here.)

And the rest of the music section: Head for the Hills and Dead Winter Carpenters, a benefit for Gary Bowne, Moira Smiley & VOCO, Children of Nova and My Favorite Sacred Songs. Plus Blackstrap, Dela Project, Third Seven and Truckstop Gravy and a whole bunch of other stuff.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 17th, 2011

(Note: I would strongly encourage you to seek out the print version of GO! Magazine (in today’s issue of The Bulletin) to see the nifty Twister-themed art and layout that my colleagues Greg and Althea did for the section this week. It looks great, and you should really see it in all its dead-tree glory!)

Central Oregon’s music scene offers a little bit of everything this week. There’s jazz (Jeff Lorber, Patrick Lamb, Renato Caranto Quartet), rock (Zepparella), hip-hop (Tech N9ne, Eddie Valiant, Sadistik, Kristoff Krane), punk (Emily’s Army), reggae (Jon Wayne and The Pain), country (Blaine Larsen), folk (Vandaveer, Cheyenne Marie Mize) and more. Plus, a benefit and celebration for PoetHouse Art, the Deschutes County Fair’s concert lineup and the last preliminary round of Last Band Standing.

Click the image below to read all about it!

New shows: Toots & the Maytals, Pigeon John, Tech N9ne, Gregory Alan Isakov

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A few concerts coming to Central Oregon that were recently announced:

–Orchestral folk-pop singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov — last seen in Bend opening for Brandi Carlile — will play what should be a beautifully intimate show on April 16 at PoetHouse Art downtown. Showtime is 9 p.m. and tickets are available in advance for $10 at Props to Cassie Moore at LOUDgirl Productions for this one.

–On May 10, L.A. hip-hop nice guy Pigeon John and Portland duo The Chicharones will play the Domino Room. Pigeon John, in my mind, is one of the most interesting and entertaining rappers in the underground, and The Chicharones (aka Sleep of Oldominion and Josh Martinez) are a blast, so this show should be good times. No details yet, but watch the MadHappy Musik Facebook for updates.

–Area reggae-heads will get a taste of some good, old-school stuff on July 3 when Toots & the Maytals play the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Again, I have no details yet — all I know is the show is a benefit for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 2012 — but mark your calendar, because Toots is just about the coolest reggae dude going.

–Frequent Bend visitor Tech N9ne, one of the most successful independent rappers ever, will return to the Midtown Ballroom on June 23. And you can bet a whole bunch of young folks will show up and sweat along to Tech’s insanely energetic show. Time, tickets and all that stuff can be found at the Random Presents site.

As always, stick close to Frequency and GO! Magazine to find out about upcoming dates as soon as we do.