Warm up with some winter shows

Pennywise, John Kadlecik, Trauma and more headed to Bend

Dave Matthews Band is just the tip of the iceberg (granted, a very big tip) … Read more

Corner Gospel Explosion hosts variety show in Bend

First installment to feature local group Seed Ling

In its two-piece format, Bend’s Corner Gospel Explosion has pushed the edges of its danceable, … Read more

Volcanic is back with busy week in Bend

That 1 Guy, The Brevet slated to perform

Volcanic Theatre Pub is back to its usual busy self after a slow start to … Read more

Joe Rohrbacher wins Oregon Music Education Association award

Just Joe’s owner recognized for contributions to student music

Joe Rohrbacher, owner of Just Joe’s Music and mastermind behind the long-running Jazz at Joe’s … Read more

Review: Alovitiman rocks Balkan folk on debut

Bend world quartet blends traditional, modern sounds

Instrumental world music quartet Alovitiman is the brainchild of former Necktie Killer saxophonist Nate Giersdorf, … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Jan. 18 — Streetlight Moon (classic rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Jan. … Read more

Dave Matthews Band returns to Les Schwab

Jam titans to play in Bend in August

They did it: Four years after selling out its debut show at Les Schwab Amphitheater, … Read more

Swatkins & The Positive Agenda debut in Bend

Portland sideman takes spotlight in new project

Keyboardist Steveland Swatkins — born Steve Watkins — loves sideman work. It’s what he’s built … Read more

Trio of jazz legends plays Riverhouse

George Colligan, Buster Williams, Lenny White in Bend

Riverhouse Jazz returns for its first shows of 2018 this Friday and Saturday, featuring a … Read more

Benefit slated for Dr. Green Dreams frontman

Local musicians come together to help one of their own

Toward the end of last year, local punk/funk/everything-in-between trio Dr. Green Dreams was supposed to … Read more

The Lique mixes genres at McMenamins

Las Vegas live hip-hop quintet plays Bend

Las Vegas quintet The Lique is one of those bands that requires at least 10 … Read more

Review: The Brothers Reed’s ‘Three’ seeks out musical left turns

Ashland duo and Bend regulars drop new album

Ashland’s familial, folk-rocking duo The Brothers Reed — that’s Aaron and Philip — have been … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Jan. 11 — The Groove Cabin (prog rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. … Read more

The Reverend Horton Heat plays in Bend

It’s a psychobilly freakout in Bend!

If you think The Reverend Horton Heat peaked sometime in the ’90s, Jim Heath has … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Jan. 4 — Oregon Fryar (roots), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Jan. 10 … Read more

Downtown tunes for your First Friday

Local musicians rock gallery walk in Bend

’Twas the week after New Year’s and all through Central Oregon, music lovers were faced … Read more

Helga, AM Clouds rock Spoken Moto

Surf-punk, power pop double bill in Bend

Sick of the holiday music and celebrations? Craving a show without an agenda? Good old … Read more

Punk rock takes over Silver Moon

Poolside Leper Society, Chupra-Cobra rage in Bend

Local punks Poolside Leper Society, hot off opening for former Misfits singer Michale Graves at … Read more

Tuning in to 2018

Recordings and concerts to look forward to in new year

Last year was a big one for music in Central Oregon. Among the highlights: Deftones … Read more

Coolio set to headline Oregon Winterfest

Larry and His Flask, Hell’s Belles, more slated to perform

Coolio is set to turn Oregon Winterfest into a “Gangsta’s Paradise” on Feb. 17. Promoter … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Dec. 28 — Minnesota (electronic/hip-hop), Domino Room, Bend, redlightpro.com. Dec. 28 — Mark Ransom and … Read more

Storm Large has a holiday ordeal at Tower

Pink Martini singer performs two nights in Bend

The week after Christmas can bring sorrow or relief, depending on how you feel about … Read more

Minnesota to perform at Domino Room

Electronic musician brings melodic, bass-heavy style to Bend

Following last month’s free show at The Capitol featuring hardtrap innovator Saymyname, local promoter Red … Read more

An evolving Motet returns to Domino Room

Colorado funksters bring new music for New Year’s Eve bash

Maine-based soul singer Lyle Divinsky got the first call from The Motet in December 2015. … Read more

Bring the noise for New Year’s Eve

Live music ushers in 2018 in Central Oregon

Sure, you could spend New Year’s Eve like a living meme, trying to cue up … Read more

Review: Kylan Johnson hits mark with ‘Dusty Six Shooter’

Former Bendite plays February release show at M&J Tavern

Blues-rocking singer-songwriter Kylan Johnson has been haunting Central Oregon open mics since before he could … Read more

The Flask is back in Bend

Roots-punk institution plays New Year’s Eve at Volcanic

Larry and His Flask hit the road in 2008 — and didn’t come home for … Read more

Portland pianists double up at Riverhouse Jazz

David Goldblatt, Darrell Grant to share quartet in Bend

Two of Portland’s top pianists will share a bill — and a band — in … Read more

A harmonious holiday in Sisters

Harmony Farm benefit features local music, tours, more

Love animals? Love music? (Really, who doesn’t? Come on.) Harmony Farm Sanctuary, a Sisters-based nonprofit … Read more

The Helio Sequence back for another ski bash

Portland duo returns to Crow’s Feet Commons

The Helio Sequence could probably be considered the flagship band of Crow’s Feet Commons’ Apres … Read more

Ugly pants are back at Volcanic

Streetlight Moon, AKA Faceless play holiday bash in Bend

Never mind the sweaters, here’s the pants. Specifically, ugly pants return Friday to Volcanic Theatre … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Gregg Morris, ‘Sun Does Shine’

Artist: Gregg Morris Featured song: “Sun Does Shine” Upcoming show: Riderbymyside at McMenamins Old St. … Read more

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