Bend shops celebrate Record Store Day

Exclusive titles, live music at Recycle, Ranch

Music fans are a bit spoiled in Central Oregon. In addition to enjoying a concert … Read more

Rebirth Brass Band returns to Domino Room

Eight-piece group brings taste of Tremé to Bend

On Saturday, Beyoncé took the stage for her marching-band-heavy headlining set at Coachella Valley Music … Read more

Volcanic Theatre Pub returns to planet Peelander

Japanese ‘action comic punk band’ brings theatrical show back to Bend

If you happen to wander over to Volcanic Theatre Pub on Sunday and find grown … Read more

Upcoming concerts

April 19 — John 5 & The Creatures (eclectic guitarist), Domino Room, Bend, bendticket.com. April … Read more

Dan Balmer brings three trios to Bend

Portland guitarist plays final Riverhouse Jazz show

Though he started out learning classical guitar at 11, Dan Balmer’s first musical loves were … Read more

Dandy Warhols show changes venues in Bend

Alternative rock band will now play at Oregon Spirit Distillers

The Dandy Warhols and Floater show scheduled for June 22 at the Century Center has … Read more

Pianists celebrate cross-sections of genres at Tower

Sunriver Music Festival’s showcase returns for second year

Tanya Gabrielian isn’t sure what to expect when she performs at the Sunriver Music Festival’s … Read more

Reggie Martinez brings more variety to Bend venue’s entertainment

From Madhappy to The Capitol

Booking entertainment in Bend is often a balancing act. Just ask Reggie Martinez, who since … Read more

Adventure Medics hosts Kegger for the Cure

Pediatric Foundation benefit includes music, Ping-Pong, more at 10 Barrel

It’s time to roll out another Kegger for the Cure. Bend-based firm Adventure Medics, which … Read more

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra back in Bend

Rootsy psych-rockers get stereoscopic at Volcanic Theatre Pub

As a music journalist, you get to read some weird things in musician and band … Read more

Crowder brings folktronic worship music to Bend

Christian songwriter brings ‘American Prodigal’ tour to high school

Since disbanding his eponymous group in 2012, contemporary Christian songwriter David Crowder has uprooted his … Read more

Upcoming concerts throughout Central Oregon

April 12 — The Drunken Hearts (Americana), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. April … Read more

Chris Isaak returning to Bend in June

‘Wicked Game’ crooner to play Athletic Club

Chris Isaak is bringing his wicked game back to Bend. The rockabilly- and surf-influenced singer-songwriter … Read more

Kaki King bridges sights, sounds in Bend

Guitarist brings multimedia show to Tower Theatre

Kaki King has a hard time re-creating what she sees in her mind when she … Read more

Kathryn Claire returns to McMenamins

Portland multi-instrumentalist brings solo band to Bend

It always seems hard to know what to expect when Kathryn Claire comes to Bend. … Read more

Review: The Good Time Travelers sing a ‘Mountain Song’

Duo gets a little help from its friends on sophomore record

The Good Time Travelers, the songwriting partnership featuring Colorado’s Michael Kirkpatrick and recent Bendite Pete … Read more

Elektrapod throws going-away bash for vocalist

Bend funk-rockers to play late-night sets at Volcanic Theatre Pub

The bad news: Central Oregon music fans won’t be seeing much of Elektrapod in 2018. … Read more

The Lil Smokies will burn up fret boards in Bend

Newgrass band returns to play Domino Room

In 2015, Montana newgrass band The Lil Smokies won the best band competition at the … Read more

China Forbes steps out at Jazz at the Oxford

Pink Martini singer performs solo in Bend

Bendites are no doubt aware of China Forbes’ vocal talents with Portland’s “little orchestra” Pink … Read more

Upcoming concerts

April 5 — Kathryn Claire (orchestral folk), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. April … Read more

Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile heading to Bend

Two more shows announced for Les Schwab Amphitheater

Les Schwab Amphitheater announced two more shows Monday morning, bringing this season’s total to 16 … Read more

T.S.O.L. digs into past for Capitol show

Seminal punk band to play first two records in Bend

T.S.O.L. frontman Jack Grisham often gets fans telling him how happy he and his bandmates … Read more

Maxwell Friedman brings new quartet to Volcanic

14-year-old keyboardist steps into bandleader role

Maxwell Friedman was 11 when he sat in with saxophone giant Karl Denson and his … Read more

More shows headed to Bend

Social Distortion, Beats Antique to play Midtown; Posies to play Volcanic

Show announcements in Central Oregon this week: • The Midtown Ballroom announced three shows this week. … Read more

Ghost Light leads the way at Volcanic

New jam supergroup brings inaugural tour to Bend

Fans of the modern jam-band scene (there’s a few in Central Oregon, right?) won’t want … Read more

Andy McKee returns to Tower Theatre

Guitarist brings complex style back to Bend

Following ukulele whiz Jake Shimabukuro’s triumphant return to the Tower Theatre stage in February, another … Read more

Beat Lab is back at The Capitol

Electronic music collective relaunches showcases in Bend

Since 2013, Beat Lab Radio has featured exclusive tracks and mixes by electronic music producers … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Travis Ehrenstrom, ‘Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way’

Artist: Travis Ehrenstrom Featured song: “Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way” Upcoming shows: • The Travis … Read more

Upcoming concerts

March 29 — Andy McKee (progressive acoustic guitar), Tower Theatre, Bend, towertheatre.org. March 29 — … Read more

Sisters Folk Festival announces initial lineup

Michael Franti to return to Les Schwab Amphitheater

More announcements Tuesday from Sisters Folk Festival and Les Schwab Amphitheater: • Justin Townes Earle, Amy … Read more

The Dandy Warhols headed to Bend

Alt-rock group to play Century Center with Floater in June

(Editor’s note: The venue for this show has been changed to Oregon Spirit Distillers.) The … Read more

Flogging Molly cancels Bend show

Flogging Molly’s sold-out show scheduled for Saturday at Midtown Ballroom has been canceled due to … Read more

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