Posts Tagged ‘Tenacious D’

[Review] Memorial Day weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater: The Shins, Tenacious D and Beck

Friday, June 1st, 2012

One of the best things about my job is being surprised by an artist and/or a show.

And by that measure alone, Memorial Day weekend at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater was a success. Two of the three nights of concerts — Tenacious D and The Sights on Saturday, and Beck and Metric on Sunday — were, to me, somewhere in the neighborhood of shockingly good. The third — The Shins, The Head and The Heart and Blind Pilot on Friday — was exactly what I expected it to be.

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[Photos] Tenacious D at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I’ll be writing lots more about Saturday night’s Tenacious D show in Friday’s GO! Magazine, but here’s a spoiler: IT WAS EPIC. Better-than-expected weather, two hours of face-melting rock and side-splitting comedy, and more than 5,900 people looking on. Yes, that sea of humanity was every bit as big as you thought it was: The crowd for Tenacious D was the seventh largest in the history of Les Schwab Amphitheater, and the largest since Ben Harper drew nearly 6,200 in May of 2006.

Epic, I tell you. And The Bulletin’s Ryan Brennecke was there to document it. Check out his terrific photos of the show below!

(Other photos from Memorial Day weekend ’12 at the Schwab: The Shins + The Head and The Heart // Beck)

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Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #6: Tenacious D

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Today is release day for Tenacious D‘s long-awaited new album “Rize of the Fenix” (stream it here), and what better way to celebrate than to give away two tickets to see the epic comedy-rock duo on May 26 at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend.

To win ‘em, simply leave a comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite Jack Black movie. (If you’re not a movie person, you can just pick one from his filmography. I’ll never know the difference!) Be sure to leave your real email address so I can get in touch if you win. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday; I’ll announce the winner here.

And remember, tickets are on sale now.

Finally, here’s the video for the new album’s title track!

Stream the new Tenacious D album, “Rize of the Fenix,” in full

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Reminder: Tenacious D will perform at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on May 26, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Tickets cost $39 (plus fees) and are available at The Ticket Mill (541-318-5457) in the Old Mill District or online at the Schwab’s website. Stream their new album right here:

Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #1: Huey Lewis and the News

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Good afternoon, folks.

Over the next five Fridays, we’re going to give away five pairs of tickets to five different concerts happening this summer at Les Schwab Amphitheater. The schedule of these giveaways is as follows:

Friday: Huey Lewis and the News
April 20: Beck
April 27: The Shins
May 4: Norah Jones
May 11: Tenacious D

So today, we need to unload a couple tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11, and we’re gonna keep it simple: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Huey tune, or depending on your view of the man and his band, the Huey tune you hate the least. If you need a refresher course, here’s the News’ discography. Bonus points if you offer up a song I haven’t heard before, i.e. a non-hit. (Note: Not really. There is no point system, thus there are no bonus points. But still … feel free to come strong with the Huey knowledge.)

Be sure to leave your real email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick someone on Friday at 2 p.m. and post a comment with the winner.

And hey, if you hate free tickets or don’t want to enter for some reason, remember you can buy tickets at the amphitheater’s website beginning Friday at 10 a.m.