Tower takes listeners around the world

Shows include Jesse Cook, Montreal Guitar Trio, M5 Mexican Brass

Take a trip around the world in song at the Tower Theatre this week with … Read more

Volcanic Theatre Pub turns 5

Busy venue celebrates with shows, screenings, readings

The always-busy Volcanic Theatre Pub celebrates its five-year anniversary starting Monday and continuing through the … Read more

No paradise — gangsta or Amish — without Coolio-‘Weird Al’ collaboration

After 22 years, it’s time to settle the beef in song

As far as hip-hop beefs go, Coolio vs. “Weird Al” Yankovic was, well, one of … Read more

Review: Corner Gospel Explosion gets dark on new EP

Local duo drops first part of religious-themed concept album

Corner Gospel Explosion dropped its four-song “Before They Drag Me to Hell” EP last week, … Read more

Cancer benefit for Moon Mountain’s Jenny Wasson

Tone Red heads up fundraiser at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Anyone who pays attention to our local music scene knows the generosity of its artists. … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Feb. 15 — Jesse Cook (nuevo flamenco singer-songwriter), Tower Theatre, Bend, Feb. 15 — … Read more

Steve Miller, Peter Frampton to show Bend the way

Classic rockers return to Les Schwab Amphitheater in August

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will once again come alive at Les Schwab Amphitheater … Read more

We Banjo 3 brings celtgrass to Sisters

Band plays folk festival series after last year’s cancellation

The members of We Banjo 3 often call their band’s music “celtgrass.” The term seems … Read more

Marty Grimes brings ‘Cold Pizza’ to Bend

Rapper headlines Domino Room for first time

At this point, Berkeley, California, rapper Marty Grimes is still probably best known for his … Read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Rebelution to play Bend

Shows announced for Athletic Club’s summer concert season

The Athletic Club of Bend will get a little dead and a lot irie in … Read more

Solillaquists of Sound to engage Bend audience

Conscious hip-hop group closes Oregon tour at Domino Room

It’s not easy to be a passive fan of Solillaquists of Sound. Since its formation … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Feb. 8 — Marty Grimes; with Chandler P; Spit, The Kid (hip-hop); Domino Room, Bend, … Read more

Jazz at the Oxford in the key of life

Portland singers pay tribute to Stevie Wonder in Bend

Jazz at the Oxford goes R&B this weekend. The series returns after a few months … Read more

Object Heavy brings weight to Crow’s Feet Commons

Funk/soul octet returns to Bend

Northern California’s Object Heavy has made a name for itself in the last few years … Read more

Hot Buttered Rum returns to The Belfry

Newgrass band brings energetic show to Sisters

San Francisco newgrass quintet Hot Buttered Rum will return to The Belfry on Saturday. It’s … Read more

Dayne Wood forges new sounds at The Firing Room

Engineer brings expertise, enthusiasm to local records

Recording used to be quite an ordeal for local roots-punk band Larry and His Flask. … Read more

John Kadlecik plays Dead (and more) in Bend

Former Dark Star, Furthur guitarist steps into spotlight at 2nd Street Theater

In 2009, John Kadlecik went from playing lead guitar in The Grateful Dead tribute band … Read more

The Sweet Lillies harmonize at Volcanic Theatre Pub

After four-year evolution, acoustic trio returns to Bend

Musicians in bands will sometimes talk about the immediate connection they felt when they first … Read more

Review: A look back at Trailer 31’s rootsy debut

Local string trio will drop new album this spring

Local folk-bluegrass trio Trailer 31, one of Bend’s more traditional-minded acoustic acts, is putting the … Read more

Judy Collins returns to Bend

Folk singer plays solo at Tower before tour with Stephen Stills

Folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins will return to the Tower Theatre on Tuesday for another intimate … Read more

Moon Mountain Ramblers to play McMenamins

Benefit for violinist Jenny Harada Wasson slated in February

Local roots music institution Moon Mountain Ramblers will play its first local show of the … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Feb. 1 — Travis Ehrenstrom Band (local rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, … Read more

Monophonics bring funk back to Bend

San Francisco band brings tour for new EP to Volcanic

San Francisco throwback soul/funk ensemble Monophonics returns to play Volcanic Theatre Pub on Wednesday, almost … Read more

Show cancellations: Trauma, Jacob Jolliff Band

Shows to be rescheduled later

• Thrash metal band Trauma — the band bassist Cliff Burton co-founded before moving to Metallica … Read more

Primus, Mastodon announce Les Schwab show

Bands team up for heavy bill in Bend

Pop open a pork soda and get ready to frizzle fry with Primus at Les … Read more

Orgone dances back to Domino Room

Funk-soul throwback brings old-school sounds to Bend

Anyone who needs a primer on Orgone would do well to listen to the band’s … Read more

Karl Denson brings the boogaloo back to Bend

Saxophone giant returns to Volcanic Theatre Pub

As if this week in Bend wasn’t funky enough with the return of Orgone, saxophone … Read more

This Island Earth previews album at Volcanic

Bend ambient rockers release single ‘Tropic Rising’

Head to Volcanic Theatre Pub on Monday for a first taste of a local album … Read more

Bend Song Exchange kicks off 2018 benefits

Invitational for local nonprofits slated at Kelly D’s

The Bend Song Exchange’s monthly Non-Profit Tunes shows, each of which benefits a different Central … Read more

Bend’s Kelcey Lassen keeps wandering on debut album

Songwriter plays release party at Spoken Moto

Kelcey Lassen spent the early part of last year drifting down the Amazon and playing … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Eric Leadbetter, ‘Tall Pines’

Artist: Eric Leadbetter Featured song: “Tall Pines” Upcoming shows: • The Leadbetter Band at Northside Bar … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Jan. 25 — Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute), with Sweet Red & The Hot Rod … Read more

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