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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Tonight is a very busy night on the local music scene. There’s a ton of stuff going on, including two shows that’ll be pretty big (Yonder Mountain and Tipper/Papadosio), plus lots of stuff that’ll be great, just on a smaller scale. Here’s what we’ve got in this week’s music section in The Bulletin:

– North Carolina electro-jam band Papadosio is part of an enormous bill at tonight’s Slipmat Science party, which will also feature bass-music pioneer Tipper.

– The familiar faces of Yonder Mountain String Band will be back to acoustically rock a jam-packed Midtown Ballroom tonight.

– Local indie rock band All You All will celebrate its new EP with a show tonight at PoetHouse Art, where the bill will also include promising young bands Adventure Galley and Jaccuzi.

The Thoughts will bring a quieter sound to The Horned Hand tonight than that place is used to, but that sound is really beautiful.

Elsewhere in the music section: The Quons host a songwriters’ showcase at Silver Moon and the Blues Amuse & Brews benefit for Westside Village Magnet School brings in The Autonomics, plus Third Seven, Crown Point, Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh, and much more.

Also! Saturday is national Record Store Day, which has happened each of the past five years and is designed to celebrate the unique culture of independent record stores. My Feedback column is about some of my favorite shops, what they mean to me, what Ranch Records in Bend is doing tomorrow, and why you should support them.

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Ridiculous amount of live music in Central Oregon this week. No no no … make that … RIDONKULOUS. (I just made that word up. If you think you have heard it before that was probably a dream.)

Anyway, here goes:

REO Speedwagon (tonight) and Joan Jett (Saturday) play the Deschutes County Fair.

Click each of these to read all about ‘em and get the details on the show:
-Dierks Bentley twangs up Les Schwab Amphitheater
-The Shins go cozy at the Domino Room
-Rising queen of blues Shemekia Copeland wraps up Munch & Music
-Rising queen of roots-rock Eilen Jewell’s plays Sisters Art Works
-Seattle-based symphonic-pop trio The Thoughts will mellow out The Horned Hand
-Local DJ/producer Brad Jones celebrates his first CD under the name KEEZ

Not enough, right? Right! Elsewhere in the music section: OK Sweetheart at Madhappy, Euforquestra at McMenamins, Jelly Bread at Silver Moon, John Shipe Trio at McMenamins, David Jacobs-Strain at Angeline’s and the Sagebrush Rock Festival in Christmas Valley.

Ben Harper coming to Bend (also: John Butler Trio, Everclear, Rootdown, Tommy Emmanuel and Or, the Whale)

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Per the Les Schwab Amphitheater’s website, tailor-made-for-Bend singer-songwriter Ben Harper will return to the venue on Aug. 26. Tickets will cost $39 plus fees and go on sale May 13. It’ll be the eclectic guitar wizard’s first Bend show since he played for a massive crowd on Memorial Day weekend in 2006.

As long as we’re all here hanging out, here are a few other shows that were recently announced.

–Australian roots/jam band the John Butler Trio will return to town on Aug. 18 to play the Clear Summer Nights series at the Athletic Club of Bend. Tickets go on sale Friday at Newport Avenue Market.

(For those keeping score at home, that’s Butler and Harper both in Bend within eight days of each other. Gonna be a big week for the beanie-wearin’, hackey-sackin’, puka-shellin’, just-chillin’-brah set!)

–On July 22, alt-rock boom survivors Everclear will play outside at the Century Center. And by “survivors” I mean Art Alexakis and a bunch of hired guns who’ve replaced the guys that backed Art in all those videos you remember from the mid-’90s. Tickets and more info is here.

More fun stuff, in chronological order:

–Oregon-based reggae/pop/rock band Rootdown will hold its CD-release show for its new album “Tidal Wave” on May 21 at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Much more on that in the May 20 GO! Magazine.

–Not 100-percent sure, but I think indie rock icon Rebecca Gates (of The Spinanes) will be at MadHappy Lounge on May 29. Supporting will be a good Seattle band called The Thoughts.

–A solid little Americana band from San Francisco called Or, the Whale is playing June 1 at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. If you dig Neil Young, early Wilco, etc., you should check ‘em out.

–Fingerpicking guitar master Tommy Emmanuel will visit the Tower Theatre on June 15. I don’t know much about Emmanuel except that he’s a top-shelf guitarist and a hero of local musician Tim Coffey, and that’s good enough for me. Details here.

–If you don’t know The Devil Whale, you should. They’re a fine rock band from Salt Lake City that’ll play McMenamins on Aug. 17. Buzzy pop-rock a la the Velvet Underground. Good stuff.

May 22 in GO! Magazine

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

For the first few months of 2009, people asked me over and over if I’d heard what big-name bands would be playing on Memorial Day weekend at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater this year. As the days passed, my answer became more and more pessimistic, and their disappointment became harder and harder to hide. How quickly we forget that, while we did enjoy some great concerts last year, the Schwab was silent at this time in 2007. And so it is again this year.

But in today’s GO! Magazine, we have lots of great options for all you lovers of live music out there. Click the band names to read more about each of these fine shows, and don’t miss the downloads in between:

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