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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Political folk-punk legend Billy Bragg descends upon the Tower Theatre on Tuesday night. My colleague David Jasper wrote a terrific article about his conversation with the man, which bounced from the power of Facebook to America’s upcoming midterm elections, and from Bragg’s program to put guitars in the hands of inmates to the catharsis of writing songs about things that piss you off. I’m not even going to try to excerpt the thing; trust me, you should go read the whole story by clicking here.

Elsewhere in the music section: Feedback focuses on the strong slate of shows coming up over the next few months, including newly announced dates by acts like Dick Dale, Brother Ali and Lucero. And this week, we have Yard Dogs Road Show, DJ Professor Stone, Jukebot!, Eric Tollefson and Boxcar String Band, plus a slew of locals playing Halloween parties. And if all that leaves you wanting, there’s always The Bulletin’s complete music listing.

Tonight: Yard Dogs Road Show at the Domino Room

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

From last week’s GO! Magazine:

Sword swallowers. Fire eaters. Burlesque performers. Stage magic. Hobo poetry. It’s vaudeville meets rock ’n’ roll. It’s the Yard Dogs Road Show.

And it’s hard to believe it’s been three years since the Dogs — a dozen members strong, and based out of California’s Bay Area — brought their rolling creative wonderland to Bend. It has, though, and the group remains committed, according to its bio, to leading “the modern hobohemian on a visual and sonic journey through part of history that may or may not have existed — followed by an ambitious return to the emotional challenges of our punch-drunk contemporary world.”

The Dogs place a heavy emphasis on blending facets of the old world with modern pop culture in a way that, at least for a couple hours, will provide a welcome respite from your real life.

In case you can’t read the poster below, the show starts at 9 p.m., doors open at 8, and it’s $20 in advance (outlets here) and $25 at the door.


September 25 in GO! Magazine (Updated with KPOV info)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

(Update: In the comments, Jill points out that I failed to mention KPOV’s involvement in the Bend Roots Revival. That was an oversight on my part, so I’ve updated this post, below.)

I’m telling you what, folks, this is shaping up to be one of those weekends. You know the kind: Warm weather. Central Oregon sunshine. Comfortable evenings. Cold beverages. Lots to do. Lots of music to hear. I was downtown last night (Thursday) and you could already feel it in the air. People were out and about, for sure.

Bend is ready for one last summer blast, and here’s your soundtrack:

THE BEND ROOTS REVIVAL IS HERE. Check out the schedule. Learn a little bit about some of the artists (look on the right side of the page). And read this if you’re on the fence about attending this wonderful event.

Overlooked in the article is the fact that Bend Roots is a project of Bend’s community radio station, KPOV. The station will be broadcasting live from the event throughout the weekend, so if you can’t make it down to the festival, tune in at 106.7 FM or to the online stream at

-Here is part three of my MusicfestNW coverage. This is the part that is running in print. Here are parts one and two. Part four is coming soon.

-Bummer news: Top-flight local DJ Bryan Barisone is moving to Portland after 16 years in our fair burg. His contributions to the local music/party scene will be missed. Tonight, one of his regular spots — Bendistillery Martini Bar — is throwing him a Bon Voyage party. (You can prep for that party by downloading a soulful, 62-minute mix by the man himself. Check back here a little later this morning and I’ll have a link up for it.)

-Bend gets plenty of hip-hop shows, but not all are actually good. This one is: Portland indie-rap dude Josh Martinez is returning, this time to the Domino Room. Mosley Wotta and Mindscape of Person People will open.

-The rock ‘n’ roll vaudeville act Yard Dogs Road Show is back in town. One Wednesday, they’ll turn the Domino Room into a murky carnival of oddities.

The Clumsy Lovers‘ Celtic-influenced pop-grass sounds pretty much like a perfect fit for Silver Moon Brewing. Good thing that’s where they’re playing Thursday night!

-The hard-touring reagge band Pepper will roll into the Domino Room on Thursday.

As usual, some of those links may not work if you’re not a subscriber to The Bulletin. If you’d like to see them all, you’ll need to subscribe to the site or pick up a print version of GO! Magazine, which has what I think is its coolest cover in my 3-1/2 years on this job. The design for the Bend Roots story is also worth seeing.