Two out-of-town acts that are here often enough to seem like locals are in Bend this week. If you missed ’em before, here’s your chance.
• “Our jazz is not standard” declares the Web site of Eleven Eyes , as a photo of a DJ at a turntable whizzes by in the background. Indeed, the Eugene sextet has drawn attention across the region for its skewed blend of psychedelic funk, acid jazz and hip-hop. Portland’s Willamette Week newspaper called the band “Oregon’s best-kept secret.” Get in on that secret at 9 p.m. Saturday at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend). Cover is $10.
• The guys in Head for the Hills come from the progressive bluegrass haven that is Colorado, and it’s fair to call them progressive but only in the sense that they don’t play strictly traditional bluegrass. Compared to some of their jam-obsessed brethren, though, Head for the Hills keeps things rooted in real string music, the kind that plucks and harmonizes in that high-lonesome way. Catch ’em on the cheap Wednesday at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (700 N.W. Bond St., Bend). They’ll get going at 7 p.m., and it’s free.