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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Hello! Here’s what’s in today’s GO! Magazine, music-wise:

– The Pimps of Joytime will return to Bend next week to funk up Liquid Lounge. My colleague David Jasper talked to founder/frontman Brian J to try to get the exact definition of the word “janxta.”

– Bend native Jenna Lindbo has been all over the country over the past few years, playing her folk-pop songs. On Saturday, she’ll perform in the yurt at Virginia Meissner Sno-park and then go cross-country skiing. I chatted with her about all of the above and more.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: indie-rap duo Dark Time Sunshine returns to town, Rebelution rolls into the Midtown Ballroom, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers play The Sound Garden, Love and Light brings beats to Liquid Lounge, Big T’s in Redmond hosts an Alice in Chains tribute band, Mary Gauthier visits the HarmonyHouse in Sisters, Fishtank Ensemble goes global at The Belfry and more!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Because of those social media sharing buttons to the right of this text, I always try to think of something to write up here to push the video down the page a bit. It just looks a lot better than trying to shrink or move the video to work within the layout.

But sometimes, I can’t think of anything to write. And this is one of those times. OK, let’s move on!

The veteran Chicago bluegrass band Special Consensus will play in Bend tonight to benefit the High & Dry Bluegrass Festival. My colleague David Jasper spoke with founding member Greg Cahill about how he first got into bluegrass music.

Cahill learned to read music by first playing the accordion, then strumming some guitar, but “the allure of the banjo” called to him, he said. At that time, he was still predominantly into folk, which was big in the hometown of John Prine.

That changed in 1969, when he was stationed at a Georgia army base.

“I was in a folk trio, and one Saturday afternoon a guy came in and said, ‘You gotta hear this.’ It was Flat and Scruggs’ ‘Foggy Mountain Banjo’ album,” Cahill said. “That did it.”

You should click here and read the whole thing! Then get on over to The Sound Garden tonight and help out High & Dry.

In Feedback, I offer up a list of good goals for the Central Oregon music scene in 2012. Here’s a sneak peek at one of ‘em:

Fewer hassles. It seemed like every few months last year a venue or event ran into problems with outside forces, whether it was noise complaints by a tiny minority or governmental nitpicking about the capacity of a mom-and-pop business.

I understand that it’s the responsibility of concert promoters and event organizers to ensure safety and respect the neighbors. But I also live here, and I want Bend to be a fun, vibrant town with a diversity of cultural offerings for people of all stripes.

If that means putting up with the sound of music floating through the warm summer air a dozen times a year … well, there are a lot worse things to worry about, right?

There are about 10 items on my list. I hope you’ll go read the rest of them right here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Archeology visits McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Anthony B and Dick Dale return to town (separately), The Pimps of Joytime look to funk up Player’s, Mel Brown’s B3 Organ Band plays the Jazz at the Oxford series, Phillip Roebuck and Mike Brown stop at The Horned Hand tonight, and much, much more!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, January 21st, 2011

This is a video for a Mickey Avalon song. So the lyrics/themes might be objectionable to some listeners. Consider yourself warned.

Hollywood glam-rapper Mickey Avalon is set to light up Bend’s Domino Room tonight. I chatted with Mickey about his goals as a musician.

“The only reason I even tried to get so big in the first place instead of staying in the underground is because in the underground, there is a short shelf life,” he said. “Like look at the Rolling Stones. I knew if I get that big, then I can do this for the rest of my life. If I don’t, then it will die out.

“The Rolling Stones ain’t had a hit in forever, but they’re the Rolling Stones, so they’re gonna play until they’re 100 years old and it’s all good,” Avalon said. “If you don’t make it and you’re trying to play till you’re 100 years old, you just look like an old desperate weirdo.”

The gap between Avalon’s on-stage persona and how he comes off in interviews is massive. You should really get a well-rounded look at the guy by clicking here. (Note: Sorry, that link will only work for subscribers to The Bulletin. I’ll update it with a free version on Monday.)

This coming week is busy, busy, busy on the local music scene, and we’ve got stories on three fine acts coming to local bars. Click the names to read up on L.A. country-rockers Dawes, NYC AfroLatinfunkateers The Pimps of Joytime, and twangy Nashville sweetheart Elizabeth Cook.

Elsewhere in the music section: The Dela Project plays a show to raise funds for their upcoming album, MadHappy Lounge hosts hip-hoppers Tanya Morgan and Big Pooh on Sunday and The Melodramatics on Thursday, Ashland indie-folk trio Kites & Crows plays portello, LJ Booth gets his folk on at the HarmonyHouse and Cicada Omega returns to Silver Moon Brewing.

Free MP3: The Pimps of Joytime

Friday, July 10th, 2009

OK, technical issues are solved. Here’s “Bonita” by The Pimps of Joytime:

Download The Pimps of Joytime, “Bonita”

On CD, this band sounds great. And I’ve been told they’re amazing live. Go see for yourself at 9 p.m. tonight at The Summit Saloon & Stage. There is no cover.

July 10 in GO! Magazine

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Today, the regular Friday post about what’s in GO! Magazine’s music section doubles as a motherlode of free, downloadable music, thanks to some generous bands. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

-Elliot is a group of five local guys who play sweeping, positive rock music, and they’ve provided Frequency readers with a song for download that you can’t get anywhere else (except, of course, by buying their album “Rocketships”):

Download Elliot, “Sideways”

-My plan was to interview fast-rising African guitarist Vieux Farka Toure for a story this week, but conflicting schedules got in the way. Instead, you’ll have to settle for a track from “Fondo,” his acclaimed new album:

Download Vieux Farka Toure, “Fafa”

-Colorado bluegrass combo Head for the Hills will be busy Sunday, playing an outdoor show in the afternoon and an indoor show in the evening. Check out a couple of their songs right here:

Download Head for the Hills, “Hornet’s Nest”
Download Head for the Hills, “Harvest Moon”

-The Summit Saloon & Stage is gettin’ funky tonight with The Pimps of Joytime, and gettin’ rootsy on Thursday with Taarka. I have a Joytime song for you, but I’m running into some technical issues, so you’ll just have to visit the band’s MySpace and listen to “Bonita” there.

Also happening this week: Jade’s Jazz Festival in La Pine and a great underground hip-hop show at Bendistillery Martini Bar featuring Mine+Us and DJ Hoppa.

Not happening this week: The Itals at the Domino Room. There is a blurb in GO! about this show, but the show was canceled after the section went to press.

All the MP3 downloads above are free to anyone. However, the articles linked can only be viewed by subscribers to The Bulletin’s Web site. If you can’t see them and you want to, you’ll either need to subscribe or pick up a copy of today’s paper.