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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Is the Tower Theatre ready for the indie-pop-punk of The Thermals? It’d better be; the Portland-based trio will play there Wednesday. My colleague Eleanor Pierce spoke with bassist Kathy Foster about the band’s new album, “Personal Life.” An excerpt:

“It’s about love and relationships,” (Foster) said about the album, “but it’s kind of not from this happy perspective.”

“It’s the darker side of relationships; the anger and the desperation and all these different things you can feel when you’re with someone and it’s going downhill,” she said.

You should click here and read the whole thing.

(Video from the Bend show by zenla13.)

I put on my long pants, fleece jacket and warm hat and went and saw John Mellencamp and Bob Dylan last weekend at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend. Oh wait … no I didn’t. I wore shorts and flip-flops and froze. Anyway, Mellencamp was great, and here’s part of my review:

Mellencamp the performer can still wow with his energy, an impressive feat for a man who’ll turn 59 this fall. He played with fervor, thanked his fans for their support, and executed an array of jumps, kicks and punches, looking like an amalgam of Bruce Springsteen, Jack Nicholson and Jackie Chan. As he closed with a spirited version of “Authority Song,” he looked like he was genuinely having fun, and I couldn’t help but be drawn in.

Dylan, on the other hand, wasn’t great. Click here to read the whole thing and find out why.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: TJ Grant (aka If Bears Were Bees) plays several places around town, Rise Up holds a fashion show and concert with The Dirty Words, Yenn and Capture the Flag, and Curtis Salgado closes Black Butte Ranch’s summer series, plus The Physical Hearts at Silver Moon and Fruition at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.

December 11 in GO! Magazine

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Baby it’s cold outside! So warm up your bones by checking out some live music this week. Here’s what’s happening:

-Local rootsy chanteuse (roots-teuse?) Erin Cole-Baker has a brand new CD ready to go and she’ll celebrate it with a concert Saturday evening in Bend. Here’s the title track from that album, “Talon and Spur,” for your downloading pleasure:

Download Erin Cole-Baker, “Talon and Spur”

-Things will be buzzing Saturday night at the Midtown music complex, where pop-rocker Bob Schneider will perform upstairs in The Annex while Sublime tribute band 40 Oz. to Freedom plays downstairs in the Domino Room.

-Welcome to the sports section: If you’re a snowrider, you might be checking out the rail jam at Skjersaa’s tonight. If so, head to Players Bar afterward for the official after-party, with music by Tuck and Roll and The Extorted. If you’re a cyclist, may we interest you in the Cross Nat’s Blowout Bash? It’s happening tonight at Midtown Ballroom, with performances by The Sprockettes, Mosley Wotta and The Dirty Words.

-Two mighty fine bands are playing at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom tonight: The Physical Hearts and Celilo. If you like gentle, twangy indie-pop, you should be at this show. The Physical Hearts were nice enough to send over a song for you to download, too:

Download The Physical Hearts, “Fend Off the Tide”

-Also in the section this week: Blackflowers Blacksun is back from Alaska and playing at M&J Tavern, Shireen Amini and her full band will light up Silver Moon on Wednesday, Jones Road plays the first installment of “Metal Mondays” at Black Horse Saloon, and The Commercial Underground guitarist Andrew Cooper will show off his solo side tonight at WineStyles.

If you’re not a subscriber to The Bulletin’s Web site, you’ll run into problems with those links above. So pick up today’s paper to read it all and to check out the cool bike-related artwork on the cover of GO! Magazine (and the article on the bike-related artwork inside).

And stay warm.