Like a lot of bands that roll through Central Oregon, Weatherside Whiskey combines its bluegrassy instrumentation with a healthy dose of punk spirit, and an upbeat, offbeat brand of roots-rock comes out.
Unlike a lot of those bands, Weatherside Whiskey’s music has a very sort of dark and heavy feel to it. This is, I think, thanks in large part to Jacob Yackshaw’s lumbering low-end bass lines and Peter Reni’s subtle, but sound-grounding, percussion on the cajon. The Seattle band’s strong male/female harmonies lighten things up a bit, too.
Weatherside Whiskey will bring all of the above to Silver Moon Brewing tonight, and local singer-songwriter Travis Ehrenstrom will play an opening set.
Weatherside Whiskey, with Travis Ehrenstrom; 9:30 tonight; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.silvermoonbrewing.com.