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Speaking of tonight: The Preservation at The Horned Hand

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The Austin, Texas band The Preservation is playing at The Horned Hand (507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend) tonight. 8 p.m. start time, and a $5 cover. Well worth it to see these folks make mighty fine music.

I actually saw them play at Silver Moon back in the summer of 2010, when I described them thusly:

(The Preservation sounds) like the Austin, Texas music scene come to life: a pinch of twang-pop, a dash of of rockabilly and swing, a smidgen of soul, and a healthy splash of margarita mix and festive chili pepper lights. Think the Beatles/Kinks/Velvet Underground, Wilco, The Derailers and Loretta Lynn’s “Portland, Oregon,” and you’re barking up the right taco stand.

That still stands, I think. But you can hear them for yourself on their Bandcamp site, where they’ve posted their most recent album “Two Sisters” for free streaming:

BONUS: Excellent local doom-folk band Rural Demons open!

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Busy week! Click the links to read:

– My colleague David Jasper talks to Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg about his return to the road ahead of the punk band’s show Sunday at Midtown Ballroom.

– Bend’s concert scene has been full of funk lately. I wrote a little about two upcoming shows: Monophonics and The Quick & Easy Boys Saturday at Liquid Lounge and Orgone Thursday at The Annex.

– Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan is coming to town Wednesday, and I unpack his enduring popularity.

Elsewhere in the music section: the Mel Brown Septet plays Jazz at the Oxford, J-Ras and Marko bring reggae to the Astro Lounge, Joe Craven will visit HarmonyHouse, Trigger Itch headlines a punk bill at Big T’s, Jennifer Batten will shred The Sound Garden and The Horned Hand has a busy and high-quality week planned, with Terrible Buttons tonight, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank Saturday and The Preservation Wednesday.

Tonight: The Preservation at Silver Moon (with MP3 download)

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The band at Silver Moon tonight is pretty cool. They’re called The Preservation, and they sound like the Austin, Texas music scene come to life: a pinch of twang-pop, a dash of of rockabilly and swing, a smidgen of soul, and a healthy splash of margarita mix and festive chili pepper lights. Think the Beatles/Kinks/Velvet Underground, Wilco, The Derailers and Loretta Lynn’s “Portland, Oregon,” and you’re barking up the right taco stand.

Or, just grab this tune and give it a listen:

Download The Preservation, “George Nelson”

The Preservation plays at 9 tonight at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend). Cover is $5.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Branden Miskimon practices holding a guitar while Rhythm Culture plays Munch & Music in 2009.

Summer is here! (Almost.) And so are the free, outdoor concert series around Central Oregon. Portland bands The Lights Out and Rosa’s Buds will kick off Les Schwab Amphitheater’s free Summer Sunday Concerts series on Sunday, and we’ve got the rest of that lineup and a roundup of other series right here.

Brandon Summers of The Helio Sequence. Photo by Ben Salmon / The Bulletin.

Portland electro-pop wizards The Helio Sequence came to Bend June 3 to play the PDXchange Program concert series. You can watch several videos of the show here, and here’s an excerpt of my review:

The band’s records are wonderful, warm baths of electro-indie-pop, equal parts organic and synthetic. Brandon Summers’ voice is honeyed, and his melodies float like cotton-candy clouds. And Benjamin Weikel is a machine on the drums, not literally, of course — don’t you hate it when people misuse literally? — but his rhythm seems metronomic, and he looks animatronic as he works.

Helio’s set list stuck mostly to the band’s excellent 2008 album “Keep Your Eyes Ahead,” though they sprinkled in the best bits from 2004’s “Love and Distance.” The set was nicely paced, ramping up from a relaxed beginning to a second-half stretch that included some of the band’s very best songs.

Of particular note was “Everyone Knows Everyone,” a buoyant tune about living in a town with a tight-knit music scene, and the title track from “Keep Your Eyes Ahead,” with its needle-sharp, high-pitched guitar licks that would sound quite cozy on just about any Modest Mouse song.

Summers and Weikel closed their set with the roiling melancholy of “Lately” (as a perfectly psychedelic light show shone behind them) and “Hallelujah” before calling ESO drummer Lindsey Elias onto the stage for “Harmonica Song.”

I hope you’ll read the whole thing by clicking here.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Crunchy Texas country-rock band The Preservation plays Silver Moon, Taarka principals David Tiller and Enion Pelta-Tiller do a special duo show at The Wine Shop, Texas songwriting master Eric Taylor comes to town for a house concert, and The Annex hosts a benefit for a Redmond woman in need of a lung transplant, plus David Jacobs-Strain, Broken Down Guitars, Audiolized and Dust Bunny Monster, and an update on Last Band Standing. If that won’t do, you can always find more options in The Bulletin’s complete music listings.