The Features, above right, should be one of the biggest pop-rock bands on the planet. Yes, the quartet — born in Tennessee more than 20 years ago — has carved out a perfectly respectable place in music, thanks to its pulsating hooks, psychedelic keys, punkish urgency and sheer perseverance. But The Features are one of those bands where you look at the total package and wonder when that one big break is going to come along and make them the next Kings of Leon (but better). Until it does, enjoy them for free at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Les Schwab Amphitheater (344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend), where they’ll wrap up this year’s Summer Sundays concert series.
Once you’re nice and sun-baked, retreat indoors to see The Moondoggies, above left, a Seattle-based band that choogles along in a vintage Americana style that recalls The Band and Neil Young (never mind that both those acts are Canadian). The Moondoggies’ albums — 2008’s “Don’t Be A Stranger" and 2010’s “Tidelands" — are two of the best examples of recorded country-rock in recent memory; they sound like your worn, old favorite pair of jeans feel. See them at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (700 N.W. Bond St., Bend).
— Ben Salmon