After a couple years when Bend was getting regular visits from SoCal rock ’n’ reggae bands like Slightly Stoopid, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Pepper, the island vibes have been relatively quiet recently.
If you’re missing them, you should hit up Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom on Wednesday, where San Diego’s Jet West will play its first show in Bend (that we can remember).
Per its bio, Jet West was formed in 2008 and is “inspired by great waves, strong drinks, and tan women." The band combines the rockabye rhythm of reggae with buzzy alt-rock and a vibrant horn section, and the result is laid back and ready to party.
You can find samples of that sound at www.jetwest band.com.
Jet West; 9:30 p.m. Wednesday; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.silver moonbrewing.com.