Posts Tagged ‘The Dig’

[Photos] The Dig at The Horned Hand

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Rising New York City band The Dig stopped by The Horned Hand last Thursday night, along with a couple of Portland-based outfits, The We Shared Milk and My Autumn’s Done Come.

I was going to write a little review of the show, but the truth is, I don’t have much to say. I missed My Autumn’s Done Come, and the other two bands did what they do, and they were solid, if not mind-blowing. The We Shared Milk chugged through some fuzzy, jittery slack-rock, while The Dig engaged in sinewy, slow-burning astral jams that were nice enough, but only once or twice gained enough momentum to set my toes to tappin’. All in all: Both bands were fine, if a bit hindered by muddy sound.

Looking back, the best part of the whole night might be this photo of The Dig by The Bulletin’s Andy Tullis. It’s an amazing shot, I think. Be sure to click it to make it huge!

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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, April 13th, 2012

One of, in my opinion, the world’s finest singer-songwriters is coming to Bend’s Tower Theatre on Tuesday.

You should go. It’s going to be great.

Ladies and gentlemen, the wonderful and ever-so-slightly warped Todd Snider:

I chatted with Snider last week while he was driving south through California. He was kind, totally forthcoming, and highly quotable. But the most interesting part was when he told me he’s done making records! Wait, what? Yeah, that’s what he said. Believe him if you like, or don’t. (I don’t.) Who knows? But here’s an excerpt:

“I mean, I think I should stop making records, yeah. I may go out and try to tour for a while and really … work on my guitar playing and learning my old songs … but I think I’ve said the s–t I need to say. I don’t see any reason for me to say more s–t. People have given me plenty of attention.”

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“You gotta ask yourself how many songs the world needs, you know? God. There’s already so many, and in my neighborhood, I promise you, there’s 10 since me and you started talking. There’s 10 more songs in this poor world,” Snider said. “Maybe there could be something else I could write … maybe a bunch of love songs, (but) that last bit felt like the last bit of throw-up, the bile part. I like it. I think it might be my favorite one. But I (also) think I might’ve said what I was supposed to say, if I was even supposed to say anything.”

You should go read the whole thing.

Also next week: The return of Last Band Standing, Central Oregon’s multi-week, audience-determined battle of the bands. The schedule calls for 28 bands to duke it out over nine weeks, and the winner will pick up some studio time, a vehicle and other stuff. Plus, it’s all free to attend! This really is a pretty great way to sample lots of the local music scene, so go and get all the Last Band Standing info you need.

This week’s music section is packed, by the way. We’ve got something on The White Buffalo, Matt Hopper, Basin & Range and The River Pigs’ CD-release shows, plus The Dig, The We Shared Milk, Michael Allen Harrison Superband, Warm Gadget, the Central Oregon Songwriters Association’s annual showcase, an underground hip-hop show at JC’s and more.

Oh, and tonight’s Roach Gigz show at the Domino Room is canceled.