Posts Tagged ‘Tuck And Roll’

Tonight: The Secretions, Tuck and Roll at Mountain’s Edge

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

This slipped by me last week and it didn’t make Friday’s GO! Magazine. But it looks fun and the poster is cool. High-quality, catchy punk rock courtesy The Secretions and Bastards of Young (both from Sacramento) and always excellent local dudes Tuck and Roll. Dunno what the cover is, but I’d bet it’s either free or cheap enough. Be there! (“There” = Mountain’s Edge = old Timbers South across from the outlet shops.)

Review / photos: Tuck And Roll CD-release show at Players Bar & Grill

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Local pop-punk quartet Tuck And Roll celebrated the release of its new album “Time To Run” at Bend’s Players Bar & Grill Friday night. I’ve gushed plenty about these guys (see here and here), so it suffices to say that they were 100-percent awesome, ripping through almost every song on the new record and last year’s excellent EP, with guitars, boundless energy and snotty, earworm melodies cranked up to 11.

Ben Jones’ bass bounced vigorously, and guitarist Chris Murra shredded solo after solo with precision. Sean Garvin drove the ship from behind the drumkit, while Sam Fisher delivered his consistently compelling tunes through perfectly strained and nasally vocals. Near the end of the set, as Fisher bopped through the sine-wave pre-chorus of “Small Packages,” it really hit me just how intensely infectious Tuck And Roll’s songs are. Without question, this is a band that knows exactly what it’s doing, and it does it very well.

Tuck And Roll is one of Bend’s best bands, and there’s no reason these guys couldn’t catch the ear of some pop-punk label head and make this go a long, long way. They’re playing Saturday night at the Domino Room, and you should try to catch the show.





This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Brandi Carlile sold out two shows at the Tower Theatre next week, but we put her on the cover of GO! Magazine anyway. Because she’s great. And she loves Bend. And Bend loves her. Here’s Carlile’s recollection of her gig opening for Sheryl Crow here in 2008:

“I remember she was late to the gig and I had to play for a long time. I mean, I must’ve played for 45 minutes into her set before she got there,” Carlile said, “and the audience never once left us. They never once acted bored or irritated, and they were incredibly receptive to Sheryl when she got there. They let me play at least half an hour (or) 45 minutes into a Sheryl Crow show without Sheryl Crow, and I won’t ever forget that about Bend. I won’t ever forget how kind they were.”

She goes on to talk about last summer’s show at the Tower Theatre, the concept behind her new album “Give Up the Ghost,” working with Elton John, and more. I really enjoyed doing this interview and writing this story, and I hope you’ll read the whole thing here.

Tuck And Roll is one of Bend’s best bands, and they have a brand new album of poppy punk rock to show the world. You can pick it up at tonight’s CD-release show at Players. Meanwhile, here’s a bit from my conversation with frontman Sam Fisher:

“I would call myself a late-bloomer with music. I have four older siblings, and my older brother Mason really had the ultimate ’80s collection of music on tape, so I just kind of latched on to that,” Fisher said in a telephone interview last week. “I didn’t branch out, really, until I met Ryan and when I heard Weezer’s blue album. I think that was … when I realized, ‘Hey, wait a minute. There’s other stuff out there than cheesy butt-rock. This stuff sounds really good.’”

It was his first leap into the deep rabbit hole of music obsession.

“After that is when I first started buying my Pennywise CDs and NOFX CDs. It seems like once you get a good punk album that you like … it’s so easy to discover other music and other bands on that label,” Fisher said. “That was it for me.”

You should read the whole thing here.

Also in the music section of GO! Magazine this week: a round-up of St. Patrick’s Day shows, funk/jazz legend Maceo Parker in Bend and funk/jazz up-and-comer Trombone Shorty in Sisters, plus Pato Banton, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Great American Taxi, One Horse Shy, the second annual Jim Jam for Jim Witty, and the More Bars in More Places underground hip-hop tour, featuring Knobody. And there’s always lots more in our complete music listings.

Stuff to do tonight!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This is one of those weird weeks where, if you’re lucky, you didn’t work on Monday, but by Wednesday, you’re already jonesing for the weekend. It is for me, at least.

Get it out of your system by going out and taking in some Central Oregon culture tonight! Some options:

-At Player’s Bar & Grill (25 S.W. Century Drive, Bend), Smokestack and the Foothill Fury will do the one-man, raucous blues-punk thing. If you dig Bend regulars Hillstomp or Cicada Omega, you should check this dude out, for sure. And get there early to see a solo acoustic set from Sam of local pop-punk combo Tuck and Roll. Things’ll get started around 9 p.m., and it’s free.

-Fans of a more spoken word should saunter over to Silver Moon Brewing (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend) for the monthly Bend Poetry Slam. There will be poetry, and it will be slammed, and at the end of the night, someone will be crowned a winner. The one time I tried to go to this, I couldn’t even get in the door, so go check out what all the cool people are doing. 8 p.m. $5 cover.

-Bendistillery Martini Bar (850 N.W. Brooks St., Bend) is hosting an interesting indie-pop band from North Carolina called Saint Solitude. 9 p.m., and no cover.

-The free Wednesday show at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (700 N.W. Bond St., Bend) features Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs, an Americana band from Washington state. That starts at 7 p.m. and is, as always, free.

Attention Redmond! This is the last week of Music in the Canyon, the fortnightly Munch & Music-ish concert series at the Redmond Arts Pavilion (850 S.W. Rimrock Way). They’re calling this evening “The Party of the Nines” because it’s 9/9/09, and here’s a description from the organizers:

The final show promises to be great-we will have a circus like atmosphere; with jugglers, stilt walkers, a drum troupe, local luminary Cleve Brock, and special guest opener Ruins of Ooah. These guys really bring it, using the didgeridoo, drums, and harmonica to create a rockin’ trancelike effect-something the likes of which Redmond has never experienced before. We will also have the special sounds of the new local rockin’ sensation, Broken Top. And a huge, special finale to close out the year featuring the Redmond African Drummers, and in their first Redmond appearance, the fire dancing troupe Fireflyte. We are hoping you and your friends will be a part of this incredible celebration of music, food, and community.

Please come and help us celebrate our first (successful!) year of Music in the Canyon, held at the “coolest outdoor venue in Central Oregon”.

The show will start promptly at 5:30 and end around 8, after dark. Food and beverage will be provided as usual by Three Creeks Brewing Company, and the Toucan Café, among others.

Live music! African drums! Jugglers! Fire dancers! C’mon, Redmond, you need to go check this out.

Spreading the gospel of Central Oregon punk

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I enjoy seeing what our local bands are seeing and doing when they’re out on the road, and I hope you do too. Today we’ve got updates on a couple of local punk bands.

First up, local pop-punkers Tuck And Roll are just back from a tour down into California, and they came back with quite a prize: A night on the stage at 924 Gilman Street, the legendary DIY venue in Berkeley, Calif., that helped give rise to bands like Green Day, Rancid and AFI. Here’s Tuck And Roll, looking a little dazed to be at one of the meccas of punk rock:


Pretty cool. Congrats, guys. Oh, and if you (the reader, not the band) haven’t procured a copy of Tuck And Roll’s new EP, I suggest you do so. It is a blast, and only 75 copies were made, last I heard. Get on it!

Next, we check in with Larry and His Flask, currently in the wilds of the eastern United States, playing anywhere and everywhere they can. An update from Jamin Marshall:

“We have been pretty busy, playing street parties, barn shows, down by the river, Alley ways, The big Grey Shack, Bars, Basements, back yards, living rooms, city parks and in our bus. We are curently in Circleville Ohio . The show last night was fun, we played with our good friends, Tom Vandenavond and Soda at a bar called Tootles Pumkin Inn.

Tonight we are playing a Barn show in another small town called Cleves, Ohio (don’t look for it on the map, you wont find it). We always like Barn parties so this should be a good damn show.

So, I wanted to give you a bit of an update on our tour thus far. We have played in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnasota, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio. Here are some of our good friends that we have played with on this tour, The Scurvies from Alaska, Tom V. from Texas, Soda, The haunted windchimes from Colorado, Noman from Detroit, the Catfish Maffia also from Detroit, Grant Sabin from Colorado, Tater Famine from Santa Cruz, Calmity Cubes from Kansas, Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Society from Missouri, Grizzly Hand from Missouri, and Doug Morland.

Hope all is well back home. I’m looking forward to getting home and playing the Silver Moon and on the streets of Bend again.”

Those guys are out seeing the world. I love it. Below are a few photos of their adventures, and Invisible Hour has a bunch of terrific photos of the band’s Seattle show right here.





July 31 in GO! Magazine

Friday, July 31st, 2009

These next seven days, folks, might just be the busiest, music-wise, of the year so far in Central Oregon. Almost every night you have options, and many of those options are either big names or big talents (or both). Are you planning on hitting any of these? Some of them? All of them? Leave a comment and let me know what your plans are.

Oh, and all today’s links are free and available to non-subscribers, so click away! Let’s go in chronological order:

-Tonight, Vetiver plays California sun-kissed folk-pop at Silver Moon Brewing.

-Also tonight, up-and-coming country stars Lady Antebellum will play the final free show at the Deschutes County Fair.

-Looking for something else to do tonight? Try Sagebrush Rock at Boston’s or Empty Space Orchestra at Parrilla or Necktie Killer at The Underground.

-On Saturday, a big ol’ rap show will roll into the Midtown Ballroom. Kottonmouth Kings and Swollen Members are co-headlining, and local rapper The Dirtball will perform. Should be one of the biggest Midtown shows in a while.

-Also Saturday, Tuck And Roll plays at Silver Moon and Apropos performs at The Studio.

-On Sunday, the Les Schwab Amphitheater will host its second ticketed show of the summer when Lyle Lovett and His Large Band come to town.

-Also on Sunday, Susie McEntire Luchsinger does her annual concert out in Antelope.

-Monday night is blues night at the Tower Theatre, where veteran guitarist Johnny Winter will appear.

-Wednesday night will bring a couple of young, rootsy bands to Bend, as bluegrassers Town Mountain play at Silver Moon and Breathe Owl Breathe hits McMenamins.

Again, anyone can get to any of those stories, so check ’em out. And if you want to see the cool dartboard motif that the GO! Magazine design team put together, pick up a copy of the actual newspaper!

Some highlights from the Frequency Flickr pool

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Say, have you checked out Frequency’s Flickr pool? If not, I’d love it if you would. Or better yet, join the group and add your own photos of music being made in Central Oregon! Here are some highlights from what’s there now; be sure to click through to see the ones after the jump. (Photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted.)

Tuck And Roll at Deschutes Brewery!

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July 3 in GO! Magazine

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Happy Fourth of July, patriot! I know the whole family is going to be hanging out around the grill this weekend, and that inevitably leads to a big, America-centric singalong, with ol’ Uncle Carl leading the way on “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

So when you hear Uncle Carl start in with “O say, can you see…” here’s what you do: Duck inside, grab your GO! Magazine, and read up on all the musical happenings around the region over the next week. Here’s what’s in there:

-An interview with Bend local Franchot Tone about his L.A.-based band Culver City Dub Collective, which will play Sunday at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Here’s a free download of a track from CCDC’s self-titled EP. Grab it. It’s groovy:

Download Culver City Dub Collective, “Lel’s Song”

-A short story on the kickoff of Munch & Music in Drake Park, featuring virtuoso guitarist Fareed Haque and his Flat Earth Ensemble.

My review of two fine, local rock bands — Tuck and Roll and Goodbye Dyna — that played sets at Deschutes Brewery’s 21st birthday party last weekend.

-Details on the big Fourth of July party happening Saturday at Bendistillery Martini Bar, where local hip-hop artists Mosley Wotta and Cloaked Characters will release a split CD containing four tracks from each. What’s that? You’d like to hear what these folks sound like? The Frequency blog aims to please; go download tracks from MoWo and CCZ here and here.

-Blurbs on the Empty Space Orchestra/Ruins of Ooah show Saturday at Silver Moon, the return of reggae legends The Abyssinians, the reopening of the Harmony House concert series venue (featuring folkie Jack Williams), and a hip-hop show at New Hope Church.

June 26 in GO! Magazine

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Another Friday, another blog post about the music stuff that’s in GO! Magazine. And let me assure you, reader: The articles linked below are the most important music news happening right now. Nothing could possibly be bigger or more important. Nothing! Well … maybe not nothing.

-Tonight, the wonderfully rollicking, hyper-catchy Idaho trio Finn Riggins visits Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom. Opening will be Empty Wotta, a hybrid band that includes Mosley Wotta and half of Empty Space Orchestra, so get there on time.

Oh! I almost forgot: Download some Finn Riggins goodness, won’t you? Here you go:

Download Finn Riggins, “Hraka”

-Local folk duo The Erins perform tonight at The Summit, and then Erin Cole-Baker will play a solo gig Sunday at Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Lindy Gravelle, a longtime fixture on the local scene, has a new CD out called “One Lucky Lady.” She’ll have it with her when she plays at Bo Restobar tonight.

-Tonight is busy! If you’re in Sisters (or want to be), you can check out the Western swing of Portland’s Lisa and Her Kin at Angeline’s Bakery.

Two rock bands are teaming up for a Domino Room show on Tuesday night. Local quartet The Commerical Underground will open, and Idaho’s Under Wicked Sky will headline.

-Saturday will mark Deschutes Brewery’s 21st birthday, and they’re throwing a party featuring music by Tuck and Roll, Goodbye Dyna, Blackstrap and Scott Fox.

-You can catch two solid local acts within a few dozen feet of each other on Saturday night. Head to Silver Moon at 8 p.m. for bluesman Eric Tollefson, and then wander next door to the Tulen Center for the Person People show. Tollefson says he’s getting started early so everyone can see the PP set. How considerate of him! (Note: If you click that link, you’ll also see a blurb about David Bowers playing McMenamins on Wednesday. That is not happening. The Bowers Colony canceled, and the Portland-based electro-jam band Alpaca will perform instead.)

So yeah, click the links. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll be able to read them. If you’re not, you’ll either need to subscribe or pick up a print version of The Bulletin.

Rest in peace, Mike.