• The giant Bend-based hip-hop band Person People is throwing a show Saturday night at the Tulen Center (20 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend). The 11-piece crew has been taking its show on the road recently, with shows in Boise, Idaho, and Ashland, plus an upcoming gig in Portland.
But this weekend, it’s time for a hometown show, where you can bet the group will perform songs from its excellent newish album “heARTbeats.” Cover is $6 and the show will get going around 9 p.m., with DJ Barisone and Blind Citizens also on the bill.
• It’s hard to believe, but local music-scene guru David Bowers will be moving out of town in the fall, headed down south to start a new phase of his life. Bummer. The guy has been doing his indie-roots-rock thing around here for a long time. You have a dwindling number of chances to catch his band, the David Bowers Colony , playing live, and they’re tight as heck and well worth seeing. So you might consider heading to their show at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (700 N.W. Bond St., Bend) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It’s free!
• Bend singer-songwriter Eric Tollefson released an album earlier this year called “The Sum of Parts,” and it’s an easily digestible slice of mellow, bluesy pop music. But artists are artists, always moving forward, and Tollefson is already working on his next project, he says. He’ll also focus on a fuller sound Saturday night at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend), where he’ll play with the Empty Space Orchestra’s rhythm section, Lindsey Elias and Pat Pearsall. “Most of it will be higher-energy blues material with some twists and turns,” Tollefson said in an e-mail. Cover will be $5 and Tollefson will get started around 8 p.m.