Posts Tagged ‘The Substitutes’

Tonight: A listening party for Don Hoxie’s new album

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I touched on this briefly in last week’s GO! Magazine, but one of the local bar-rock scene’s veterans, Don Hoxie, will celebrate the release of his new solo album with a listening party tonight at Ranch Records (831 N.W. Wall St., Bend) at 7 p.m.

Hoxie — a former Ranch man himself — will be on hand with some of the guys who played on “Can’t Get There From Here” while the record plays over the loudspeaker. There’ll probably be some snacks or something, too. Snacks!

“Can’t Get There From Here” is the first-ever solo album from Hoxie, who’s been playing around Central Oregon for more than a decade as one of the founding members (along with Dean Prescott) of The Substitutes. (Click here to read my 2006 story about them.)

The Subs have always tried to mix their original tunes into their set, but they’re primarily known for their chameleon-like ability to rock any bar with their encyclopedic knowledge of rock ‘n’ roll’s past, oh, three or four decades.

But the other members of The Subs — specifically Prescott and former member Paul Eddy, who now lives in Austin, Texas — always juggled their own solo ventures with the band, and never expressed much interest in making a Substitutes record, Hoxie said. So he took matters into his own hands. Or, rather, his own studio.

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Central Oregon musicians pay tribute to Michael Jackson (Part II)

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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It’s been more than a week now since the unexpected death of Michael Jackson, and the man, his life and his legacy is still a hot topic of conversation. Whether you think he should be remembered as a pop-culture icon or that his latter-day legal troubles overshadowed his chart success (or both), there’s no question the guy had an enormous influence on music.

To get an idea of the influence he had on Central Oregon’s music scene, Frequency asked a bunch of local musicians to talk about Michael Jackson’s role in their development as artists, to reflect on his life, or just to share their memories of his music, and so many responded, I split them up into two posts. You can read the first one by clicking here, and the second batch begins just after the jump.

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