Posts Tagged ‘The White Buffalo’

January 29 in GO! Magazine

Friday, January 29th, 2010

It’s almost February already. Unbelievable. Before we know it, summer will be here.

Until then, however, a few musical happenings to keep you warm and indoors:

-Sort-of-local trio Ruins of Ooah (didge player Tyler Spencer lives in Bend) will handle the free show at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Wednesday. Read all about their tribal-tronic dance rock here.

-Burly folk singer The White Buffalo pretty much blew my mind Tuesday night at Silver Moon in Bend. Here is my review of the first great show of 2010.

-Venerable Wisconsin folk singer Johnsmith is back in the area to play the first show of the Harmony House concert series on Saturday.

-Tonight at Three Creeks Brewing Co. in Sisters, AMP Media Group is putting on a showcase of its artists. Five singer-songwriters for five bucks. Not bad.

-Tonight in Bend, local odd-rockers Hawgwash and The Kronkmen are teaming up for a night of frivolity at Mountain’s Edge bar.

Portland invades Bend: The Quick & Easy Boys and Alpaca! play separate shows at Silver Moon Brewing, and DJ Wicked lights up Bendistillery Martini Bar.

Go pick up a copy of The Bulletin today and find all this and more (fine arts, restaurants, movies, gaming, etc.) in GO! Magazine. DO IT.

Tonight: The White Buffalo, Joe Firstman at Silver Moon

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Tonight’s offering at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom in Bend is exceptionally strong, as singer-songwriters The White Buffalo and Joe Firstman share the bill.

We already spilled quite a bit of ink on Firstman in GO! Magazine, so let’s get right to the good stuff. Here’s an MP3 from his new album, “El Porto,” that you can download for free:

Download Joe Firstman, “The One Who Makes You Happy”

If I’d had more space in the paper, though, I would’ve done much more on singer-songwriter The White Buffalo, a giant of a man who looks like Paul Bunyan meets Outlaw country and sings in a voice that’s as deep and passionate as any you’ll hear. He often sounds like a rootsier version of Eddie Vedder, and his songs are gems if you dig folk music that has not a hint of folksy wimpy-ness. In fact, they’re awesomely solid. To wit:

There are a couple other songs streaming at Buffalo’s Web site. You should go listen to them, and then go check him and Joe Firstman out tonight at 8 p.m. Cover is only $7, which is a steal for this show.