Friday, May 25th, 2012
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Friday, February 17th, 2012
As usual, this week’s music section teems with shows to go see, but we definitely need to make note of Bend WinterFest’s live lineup this year. It’s a strong one.
Tonight’s lineup is all about variety, with Larry and His Flask and MarchFourth Marching Band on the main stage, and Keys N Krates’ electronic groove at the after-party at Century Center. And Saturday is all about hip-hop, with The Coup, Buck 65, Busdriver and Mosley Wotta on the bill. In GO! Magazine, we focused on Saturday, and you can read all about those artists here.
Now, as for non-WinterFest sounds …
Portland’s The Quick & Easy Boys return to Bend Saturday for a show at The Astro Lounge. I spoke with bassist Sean Badders about being a funk/punk/twang/rock band in a town where indie rock reigns.
“We’re very much operating outside the hip radar (in Portland),” Badders said. “Yeah, there are people that know about us, but there’s still so many people who have no idea who we are.
“The super-hip bands in this town, they all seem to be comprised out of a core group of about 100 people who all know each other and are all very connected, and that’s just not how we did it,” he said. “We really came up on the outside, and we’ve made good in a way. But at the same time we still want to expose ourselves to that other audience and get it going with them, too.”
You should click here and read the whole thing!
Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Lone Madrone and The Beautiful Train Wrecks hit The Horned Hand, Tunnidge headlines an electronic show, Darrell Grant plays Jazz at the Oxford, Fierce Creatures come to town, and more!
Friday, September 30th, 2011
You know, when you think about it, you have to feel for folks like Julian and Sean Lennon, Hank Williams Jr. and III, and Ziggy and Damian Marley — artists who are the children (or descendents) of music icons.
It’s just not really very fair, is it? They may be very talented and make fine work, but through no fault of their own, they’re unlikely to ever match up to what their ancestors did. The Lennons, the Williamses and the Marleys have all put together decent careers, but they all seem somewhat unexciting because of the brilliance farther up their family tree.
It must be hard living in a shadow that big. Anyway … it was just a thought I had.
Ziggy Marley returns to Bend tonight. My colleague David Jasper spoke with him mostly about music and marijuana.
“I’m pro-hemp, I’m pro-cannabis, I’m pro the use of this natural resource both as medicinal and industrial,” Marley said. “I think we need to address the plant as a whole, instead of just talk about the recreational or medicinal use.
“The cannabis plant is a whole plant,” he continued, “and I think if people understand the bigger picture and not just the stereotypical ‘Oh, people want to smoke weed’ picture, then they will have a better understanding of the purpose and the benefits that this plant could have on the planet, you know.”
You should read the whole thing, which you’ll find by clicking here.
Also worth highlighting in today’s GO! Magazine: Local eclectic roots band Big Pine and the Pitchtones have a new album out called “Cold Wind Blowin'” and they’ll celebrate it with a free show tonight at Dudley’s BookShop Cafe. Read all about the band and the album by clicking here.
Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Delhi 2 Dublin, Eddie Spaghetti, Hillstomp, Sean Hayes, Wires in the Walls, The Changing Colors, The Northstar Session, Big Jugs, The Beautiful Train Wrecks and more!