Posts Tagged ‘The Snag’

November 6 in GO! Magazine

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Man, it’s windy outside as I write this. Fall is finally, really here. Or maybe that’s winter.

Whatever, the seasons may change, but the local music scene churns on. This weekend’s lineup is highlighted by some Canadian hip-hop, some Irish punk rock, and a benefit for the folks in our own community who need it most.

Hey … if you go out and see some music and snap a few pictures, why don’t you add them the Frequency’s Flickr pool?

-Two years after Flogging Molly packed the Midtown Ballroom, their fellow Irish-punk rockers Dropkick Murphys are visiting the same venue on Sunday. Read Al Barr’s take on the band’s success and what it has meant for their fan base.

-Swollen Members ought to consider just renting a place in Bend, perhaps. They’re back tonight, just a couple months after opening for Kottonmouth Kings at Midtown Ballroom. This time, though, the Canadian rap quartet is touring behind its brand new album, “Armed to the Teeth,” and will headline the Domino Room.

-For the fourth year in a row, a lot of local folk/bluegrass/Americana bands are gathering at Bend’s Community Center for Hoedown for Hunger, where proceeds will benefit the center’s Feed The Hungry program.

-California’s softcore ska dudes the Mad Caddies played at Mountain’s Edge bar in Bend on Sunday. I dug it.

-Elsewhere in town this week, Dana and Susan Robinson play a house concert, Shireen Amini settles into Jackson’s Corner, The Snag will do a free show at a church, and Cloaked Characters and The Bayliens will light up the Bendistillery Martini Bar.

As always, not all those stories will be available to everyone. If you run into a paywall, you’ll need to subscribe to The Bulletin’s online edition or, better yet, pick up a print copy of today’s paper.

October 2 in GO! Magazine

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

October. It’s October. Or should I say Rocktober? (No, I shouldn’t. I’m so tired of people saying Rocktober.)

Do you know what October means? It means September is over, and September was a ridiculously busy month for your pal the Frequency blog. October means that the Sisters Folk Festival, Portland’s MusicfestNW, and the Bend Roots Revival, plus a whole bunch more shows, are in the rearview mirror. It was fun, but I’m exhausted.

Still, there is music to be heard and enjoyed and written about this week:

-Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is in Bend this weekend. They want you to shake yer thang, and they will not take no for an answer!

-Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers are going to provide a pretty amazing soundtrack for an evening at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.

-We ran two pages of photos from the Bend Roots Revival. Check them out here, and click here for my recaps of each day of the festival.

-The Bend Fall Festival’s music lineup is stacked this year! We’re talking BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Flowmotion, Shawn Mullins, Curtis Salgado and more. (Click here to read our story about the non-music aspects of the festival.)

-A local group called BAKESTARR helps young adults with Type 1 diabetes. They’re also holding a fundraiser Thursday at Silver Moon Brewing featuring the music of Jones Road and Sagebrush Rock.

-The Domino Room will host four good, young bands tonight: Adventure Galley, The Snag, Tree Dwellers and The Kali Regime.

-When your MC name is Knobody, it makes it difficult for journalists to write headlines that make sense. “Knobody rolls into Bend.” “The Underground welcomes Knobody.” Well, somebody is headlining a big show tonight, and it is Knobody. Everybody clear?

-I didn’t get a story on this into today’s GO! Magazine, but there was something in Tuesday’s Community Life section: Canadian Latin-jazz guitarist Jesse Cook will kick off the Redmond Community Concert Association’s annual series on Sunday. Learn more about the group and the series here.

As always, you should grab a copy of the newspaper to be able to read all these articles, plus all the other nifty stuff in GO! Magazine.

August 7 in GO! Magazine

Friday, August 7th, 2009

This week’s GO! Magazine features quite the array of musical acts. You can’t say local music fans don’t have a variety of choices! We’ve got an alt-rock band of local teenagers, one of the biggest country acts in the world, an up-and-coming hip-hop crew that got its start in Bend, a former “American Idol” contestant playing in Warm Springs (!), crusty ol’ punks from Portland, and more, more, more! Check it:

-The five local guys in The Snag aren’t old enough to drink. Heck, they’re barely old enough to drive. But they have a new CD ready for the world, and they’ll celebrate it with a show tonight. Here’s a track from that CD, lovingly provided by the band:

Download The Snag, “Omne Vivum”

-I went and saw Sugarland at Les Schwab Amphitheater on July 30 and came back with some new thoughts on Central Oregon’s music fans. Read them here.

-Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom is hosting a hip-hop benefit, a Bay Area Afro-beat band and a reggae show next week. Very nice, Moon. Very nice. If you want to familiarize yourself with the Afro-beat band, Aphrodesia, here’s a way to do just that:

Download Aphrodesia, “Special Girl”

-Portland punk-rock group 800 Octane has played 22 shows in Bend over the past 12 years. Tonight, they’ll play for the 23rd and 24th time.

-Former “American Idol” rocker gal Amanda Overmyer is performing on Sunday at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort near Warm Springs. Which just makes sense, if you think about it.

-Elsewhere in town this weekend: A big B.I.G.S. party at the old Rising Star building, a farewell performance by soon-to-be-Californian David Bowers, and three native Texans (now Central Oregonians) at The Studio.

If you’re subscribed to The Bulletin’s Web site, you’ll be able to see all those links. If you’re not, you’ll need to subscribe or pick up a paper. Either way, you can download the MP3s. They’re available to anyone.

June 5 in GO! Magazine

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Good morning, Frequency faithful. Can someone tell me how in the world it’s already June!?

Central Oregon has warmed up in the last couple weeks, and around here, warmer weather usually means more music. So without further adieu, here’s a look at what’s happening in Central Oregon over the next seven days, brought to you by LeBron James, who has plenty of time these days to do things like sponsor music blog posts. (Speaking of the NBA, have you read the NBA Finals preview that local hip-hop group Top Shelf did for Frequency? If not, you should. It’s a fun read.)

Anyway, in today’s GO! Magazine, we have:

-A little bit about each of the six young, mostly local bands playing in tonight’s Rise Up Battle of the Bands. Read up on them, then visit their MySpaces to hear their work: Adventure Galley / The Autonomics / The Snag / The Space Hoax / We Are Brontosaurus … and Hunters on the Horizon are so new, they don’t yet have a MySpace!

-My review of last weekend’s Rise Up benefit show featuring Water & Bodies, We Are Brontosaurus and Empty Space Orchestra. It’s like Rise Up week in GO!

-A roundup of what’s happening at Silver Moon Brewing this week.

-My plea to you, dear reader, imploring you to go see the excellent alt-folk band Weinland on Saturday. (There’s a much more extensive story about the band here.)

-The details on tonight’s hip-hop show featuring Twitter-crazy Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B.

-A quick overview of where a few local acts are playing, including Detour: Jazz, The Quons, Moon Mountain Ramblers, Brian Hanson and a whole bunch of punk and metal bands.

-A reminder that Wednesday’s Brandi Carlile show at the Tower Theatre is sold out.

Say, did you know that not all of those links will work if you’re not subscribed to The Bulletin’s online edition? Well, they won’t. So if you want to see them all, please subscribe or pick up a hard copy of GO! Magazine.