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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

There’s so much solid live music in Central Oregon this weekend, it spilled out of the music section in GO! Magazine and into the Bite of Bend cover story and the Fine Arts section.

Seriously, if you’re even a casual fan of rootsy music — folk, Americana, country, jammy bluegrass, y’allternative, etc. — you really should scroll down, give some of these artists a listen, click the band names to read about them, and go out and see ‘em play this week.

Leftover Salmon
Thursday at the Athletic Club of Bend

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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

(For the second week in a row, I forgot to post this on Friday. My apologies to the events that already happened … on Friday night.)

Two shows to kick off summer series, two album release events, two benefits for people halfway across the country and one farewell by an old favorite. It’s a crowded music section in GO! Magazine, as usual. Here’s what’s in there:

The Clear Summer Nights concert series kicks off Thursday with singer-songwriter Brett Dennen and opening act Dawes.

Bluegrassy Americana family band The Chapmans comes to town Sunday to start off the free Summer Sunday Concerts series at Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Local folk-pop songstress Erin Cole-Baker celebrates the release of her fine new album “Big Sky.”

On Saturday, the Rise Up Spring Jamboree doubles not only as a heck of good time, but also an EP-release show for former Bendites (now Portlanders) The Autonomics. (And … oh yeah … a closing set by Larry and His Flask.)

Northwest acoustic Americana band Misty River is saying farewell (for now, at least) with a show at The Old Stone in Bend.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section, we’ve got all the details on Australian guitar wiz Tommy Emmanuel at the Tower Theatre, Portland Americana act Redwood Son at McMenamins, two house concerts featuring three fine songwriters and two separate dinners/concerts to benefit the tornado-ravaged folks in Joplin, Mo. Plus a Last Band Standing update.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

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.