Bend bands unite for Hurricane Harvey benefit

Dr. Green Dreams hosting event at M&J Tavern

The Bend music scene will rally Friday at M&J Tavern to help families in Houston … Read more

Review: Problem Stick drops noisy debut in Bend

‘Wrecked rock’ band plays Volcanic Theatre Pub

After 12-plus years of making noise in Bend’s underground scene, noise-rock band Problem Stick will … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 14 — Brotha Lynch Hung, with TNC 9ER (hip-hop), Domino Room, Bend, randompresents.com. Sept. … Read more

Last Giant to rock hard in Bend

Portland trio plays Spoken Moto with Goodbye Dyna

Portland’s Last Giant is everything a power trio should be: minimalistic, visceral, energetic and most … Read more

Northside Rockfest brings metal to Bend

Kleverkill, Ditch Digger, MLSD play outdoor event

In need of a good headbang or mosh pit? Northside Bar & Grill will present … Read more

Pete Kartsounes returns to McMenamins

Songwriter discusses recent move to Bend, new music

Singer-songwriter Pete Kartsounes calls it an “addiction with nature.” A quick glance at his 23-year … Read more

Sisters Folk Festival acts land new gigs in Bend

Jon Stickley Trio plays tonight, Amy Helm plays Saturday

Central Oregon’s music scene is still reeling from Sisters Folk Festival’s cancellation this weekend due … Read more

Jazz at the Oxford returns in October

T.S. Monk, China Forbes, Peter Erskine, more slated

The son of a piano great, two powerhouse vocalists, a drumming legend and a tribute … Read more

Michael Franti & Spearhead return to Bend

‘Soulrocker’ to love out loud at Les Schwab

Friday night will mark Michael Franti’s eighth performance at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Bendites probably know … Read more

Riverhouse Jazz returns for second season

Single-show tickets on sale Friday

The Riverhouse Jazz series returns for its second year Oct. 20 and 21, and single-show … Read more

Pepper, Tribal Seeds play Bend

Reggae-rockers bring summer tour to Century Center

Squeeze a little more sunshine and good vibes out of your summer with California reggae-rockers … Read more

George Winston returns to Bend

Pianist’s new album benefits cancer research

George Winston was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and underwent a successful bone marrow transplant … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Jen Lande Galewski, ‘Your Eyes’

Artist: Jen Lande Galewski Featured song: “Your Eyes” Upcoming show: Lande at Bend Roots Revival, … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 7 — Jive Coulis (local blues-rock power trio), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, … Read more

Kosha Dillz gets awkward in Bend

Jewish-American rapper to play Domino Room

Jewish-American rapper Kosha Dillz has spent more than a decade embracing his oddball personality (he … Read more

John Butler Trio returns to Bend

Australian roots-rockers play Athletic Club

John Butler still has plenty to say about the world around him. He’s just looking … Read more

Pieta Brown sends ‘Postcards’ to Bend

Folk singer to play Crow’s Feet Commons

From an early age, Pieta Brown knew it was possible to make a living off … Read more

Review: AM Clouds releases confident debut

New Bend band to play Roots Revival

Brand-new Bend band AM Clouds arrives confident and fully formed on its three-song debut EP, … Read more

Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters play Bend

Portland troubadour to perform at McMenamins

Portland-based singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn was born and raised in Kentucky, and her music represents the … Read more

Aloha Screwdriver debuts in Bend

Instrumental surf-rock trio plays Volcanic Theatre Pub

Despite the name, Aloha Screwdriver hails from Alameda, California. But the young trio’s instrumental surf-rock/punk … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 31 — Polecat (Americana), Crow’s Feet Commons, Bend, parallel44presents.com. Sept. 1 — Brent Alan … Read more

Polecat returns to Bend

Quintet blends bluegrass, rock at Crow’s Feet Commons

Polecat’s website boasts the band has made 650 appearances in the Pacific Northwest in the … Read more

Kuinka brings new sound to Bend

Indie-folk-pop band returns to Volcanic Theatre Pub

The members of indie folk-pop quartet Kuinka have a history of making music on whatever … Read more

Mare Wakefield and Nomad return to Bend

Duo sings its stories at Anker Farm

Like many a folksinger before her, Mare (pronounced Mary) Wakefield tells stories through song. And … Read more

Bluegrass, surfing combine in Bend

Julie & The Wayves play Pickin’ & Paddlin’, Whitewater Festival

Julie & The Wayves may be a new band, but its members are anything but … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 24 — Sourcerers Tour with Milo, Randal Bravery, Sb The Moor, Kenny Segal (electronic), … Read more

Amoramora gets funky at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Colorado band makes debut in Bend

Boulder, Colorado, quartet Amoramora “has a commitment to consistently changing set lists, expanding their already … Read more

Talking Dreads return to Bend

You may find yourself paying tribute at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Talking Dreads’ show at Volcanic Theatre Pub in January wasn’t “once in a lifetime”: The … Read more

American Me brings metalcore to Bend

Portland band’s reunion tour hits Domino Room

Portland metalcore unit American Me is back following a messy implosion in 2015 in which … Read more

David Jacobs-Strain returns to Sisters

Slide guitarist brings band to Angeline’s Bakery

Blues-rocking folkie and slide guitarist extraordinaire David Jacobs-Strain brings his band The Crunk Mountain Boys … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Jeshua Marshall, ‘The Weeping Symphony’

Artist: Jeshua Marshall Featured song: “The Weeping Symphony” Upcoming show: Guardian of the Underdog at … Read more

Music festivals abound as celestial event approaches

Festivals, shows descend on region for celestial event

Most weeks in the summer, this reporter could write, “Central Oregon will host a ton … Read more

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