It’s mid-January in Central Oregon, and that means it’s cold.
But I predict steamy windows between Greenwood Avenue and the inside of Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom tonight.
That’s because of both the lineup and its draw. The bill includes a popular Portlander who plays in Bend a lot and two popular locals who’ve lived around here for a long time and will bring out the crowds.
The out-of-towner is Tony Smiley, a one-man rock attack who uses looping pedals to record drums, guitars, bass, vocals, keys and more, then builds all those pieces into Foo Fighters-esque songs.
He’ll be joined by local musician and producer Keez, aka Brad Jones, whose sound is a colorful amalgam of pop, New Wave and electronica. Bend-based hip-hop everyman Mosley Wotta will perform as a special guest, and local MC Northorn Lights will open the show.
If you see Silver Moon booking guru Jasmine Helsley out and about, ask her about this one. She’s pumped up, and you can tell. She’s expecting a packed-house dance party, lots of sweat and all kinds of fun times.
Tony Smiley and Keez, with Mosley Wotta and Northorn Lights; 9:30 tonight, doors open 8:30 p.m.; $6; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.silvermoonbrewing.com.