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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

This week, there are a couple of bigger names playing shows in Central Oregon, and you can find more on them below.

But for my main music story this week, I decided to focus on the South Carolina roots/jam band Dangermuffin, which is playing out at Black Butte Ranch on Sunday.

I chatted with Dangermuffin’s Dan Lotti about his love for Bend, the influence of living in a coastal town, and getting tagged with the jam-band label.

“We feel like it’s just really eclectic music, and I think sometimes we get grouped in with the jam thing, simply because of the eclecticism,” he said. “We don’t mind being included in the jam-band conversation, because I think what you find there within that community are true music fans.

“Those are the kind of people we want to reach out to and connect with anyway, so we don’t really look at the jam-band thing as being a four-letter word,” he continued. “We’re happy to just be a part of that community, and if that’s where we’re finding a niche, then we’ll take it.”

Oh heck … just click here and read it all.

Three other shows this week I want to highlight:

–Post-grunge heroes Everclear are at Century Center tonight. I couldn’t decide what to write about them, so I just wrote this.

–With Lucy Woodward on board to fill in for China Forbes, Portland’s Pink Martini returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater Saturday night.

–Portland-based roots-rock kingpin Lewi Longmire brings his namesake band to Redmond tonight for a free show at Music in the Canyon. Fans of Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Band take note.

Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Tornado Rider plays The Horned Hand, The Autonomics kick off Parrilla Grill’s Show Us Your Spokes series, just-crowned Last Band Standing champ Necktie Killer visits Silver Moon, folkie Carinne Carpenter does two nights at Scanlon’s, the Jazz at Joe’s series hosts the Warren Rand Quartet, and JazzBros! return to McMenamins.

I didn’t even have room for Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at Munch & Music, Franchot Tone’s free Summer Sundays show, The Whiskey Rebellion at Silver Moon and several other things. The summer music season is really getting busy, folks. Go support your local bands, venues, events and promoters!

Tonight: Fat Tuesday at Silver Moon with Gooferman

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

So you wanna party for Fat Tuesday, eh? It appears Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend) has a heck of a party planned. Details after this video of the San Francisco micro-circus / clatter-funk-rock band Gooferman, who’ll play at the popular Bend pub tonight:

Check out other videos on YouTube to see more of what Gooferman does, which I think sounds like a cross between Soul Coughing, Primus, That 1 Guy and free jazz. Also on the bill tonight: a vibrant, eclectic and cello-driven rock band called Tornado Rider, featuring Rushad Eggleston (formerly of Crooked Still).

Tickets cost $10 at the door and $7 in advance at www.bendticket.com. Get there at 8 p.m. to find out exactly how much of that Gooferman stage show they’re going to try to squeeze into the Moon.