At first glance, Seattle’s The Missionary Position does not seem to have the greatest band name in the world.
But once you dive into their sound, you’ll see how they got there.
The Position’s music is slinky and seedy, an intense sound that smolders with sexual tension under a murky surface. The songs on the band’s MySpace — at www.myspace.com/themissionaryposition — creep along the shadows between R&B and rock ’n’ roll, burning slow under the husky voice of frontman Jeff Angell.
And so, The Missionary Position’s name might make your mom blush, but that’s OK — so might their music.
The Missionary Position ; 8 p.m. Thursday; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.myspace .com/silvermoonbrewing.