SIMO brings psychedelic blues to Volcanic

Guitar prodigy leads namesake trio in Bend

Guitar-slinging prodigy JD Simo picked up his first ax at 5 and spent much of … Read more

Jeffrey Martin plays CD release show in Bend

Portland songwriter to perform at Old Stone

Up until last year, Portland singer-songwriter Jeffrey Martin split his time between teaching high-school English … Read more

MarchFourth returns to the Domino Room

Portland performance art group plays Bend

Portland’s 20-member, music-and-performing-art collective MarchFourth was coming to Bend when it was actually a marching … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 19 — Taarka, with Hot Club of Bend (roots/gypsy jazz/swing), The Belfry, Sisters, belfryevents.com. … Read more

Craig Morgan shares stories in Redmond

Country singer helping veterans on the road

Craig Morgan isn’t one to sing about politics. As the country star, Army veteran and … Read more

Review: Rye Smiles subvert indie norms on debut

Band plays EP release show at Spoken Moto

Once upon a time, the term “indie” as applied to music meant one thing: music … Read more

Papadosio, Phutureprimitive play Domino Room

Jamtronica band, DJ team up for tour

North Carolina’s Papadosio is often lumped into the jamtronica movement of the late ’90s and … Read more

Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong takes flight at Volcanic

Funk band brings new music to Bend

Here’s one for the birds, as long as those birds are into psychedelic guitar freakouts … Read more

The Last Internationale plays The Capitol

Political punk-blues band prepping new album

New York City’s The Last Internationale burst onto the national scene with its 2014 major-label … Read more

Silver Moon hosts re-opening party

Mosley Wotta, Streetlight Moon to perform

Bend’s music community sure missed Silver Moon Brewing, which was out of commission for five … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 12 — Crow and the Canyon (newgrass), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. … Read more

Watkins Glen plays hurricane benefit in Bend

Mash-up tribute keeps spirit of ’70s rock alive

Gabe Johnson was 6 months old in July 1973, when The Grateful Dead, The Band … Read more

Flobots headline Bend Fall Festival

Politically charged band kicks off three days of music

When Stephen “Brer Rabbit” Brackett, co-lead singer of rap-rock collective Flobots, first thought of the … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 5 — The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, with Doc Ryan and The Wychus … Read more

Air Time Music Festival takes musicians under wing

Madras music festival returns to airport

In 2015, Madras music fan Kenny Bicart visited the Shaniko Ragtime & Vintage Music Festival … Read more

Get technically heavy at Third Street Pub

Archspire, Reaping Asmodeia return to Bend

Coma Booking and Promotions will once again take over Third Street Pub on Thursday for … Read more

Fabulous Thunderbirds gets ‘Tuff’ at Tower

Blues-rock band to perform in Bend

After four-plus decades of delivering tuff-enuff Texas blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ frontman Kim Wilson isn’t … Read more

Jazz at Joe’s announces 11th season

Bend’s longest-running jazz series returns

Amidst all the buzz around the upcoming Jazz at the Oxford and Riverhouse Jazz seasons, … Read more

ZonkedOut reunites at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Bend hip-hop group plays first show in five years

About halfway through a 40-minute interview, the members of local hip-hop collective ZonkedOut were trying … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Keegan Smith, ‘Smile’

Artist: Keegan Smith Featured song: “Smile” Upcoming show: ZonkedOut artists showcase at Volcanic Theatre Pub, … Read more

Reveling in the musical vertigo of Roots

Local-centric festival grows in 10th year

My head was spinning Saturday. Generally my head is always spinning come late September, when … Read more

Local, regional acts pack Bend Roots Revival

Three-day festival returns for 10th time

Singer-songwriters Anastasia Gilliam and Zay Harrison had already performed extensively throughout the United States when … Read more

Shawn Colvin brings ‘A Few Small Repairs’ to Bend

Singer marks album’s 20th anniversary at Tower

Shawn Colvin wants to set the record straight about “A Few Small Repairs.” Like many … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 28 — Agent Orange, with Flatfoot 56, Get Dead, The Kronk Men (surf-punk/punk), Domino … Read more

Lose your mind with Agent Orange

Surf-punk founders play Domino Room

Volcanic Theatre Pub owner Derek Sitter is branching out into other venues in the region … Read more

OneBeat performances kick off at Belfry

Musical exchange program in residency at Caldera

Beginning in 2012, OneBeat has brought together young musicians from around the world for one … Read more

Jazz at the Oxford tickets on sale

Single-show passes now available

Update: Single-show tickets for Jazz at the Oxford’s eighth season are now on sale at … Read more

King Who plays Bend Roots after-party

Portland band heads up late night at Capitol

In case Bend Roots Revival’s 120 performances scheduled over three days weren’t enough live music … Read more

Jordani & The Sun Kings play Old Stone

Quartet brings soul-pop to Old Stone

Chemistry among musicians can be an elusive thing. The pop music annals are littered with … Read more

Review: Palo Sopraño finding voice on ‘Flower Girl’

Gonzo guitarist’s surf-y solo project delivers hooks

In August, Bend indie rock quintet Gonzo played a farewell show in anticipation of a … Read more

Gov’t Mule, Shins close out summer

Bend’s outdoor concert series end on high notes

You can always tell when summer’s over in Bend by the city’s three major outdoor … Read more

The Shins return to Bend

Indie rock band brings ‘Heartworms’ to Athletic Club

Earlier this week, The Shins frontman James Mercer was actively juggling his work and home … Read more

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