Sugaray Rayford gets soulful at The Belfry

Texas blues belter brings band to Sisters

Texas-born blues belter Sugaray Rayford is no stranger to soul music. Born Caron Rayford, he … Read more

Kung Fu plays Steely Dan in Bend

Funk-fusion quintet returns to Domino Room

Rarely a year goes by in Bend without a visit or two from Connecticut-based Kung … Read more

¡Mayday! blends reggae, rap at Domino Room

Florida group returns to Bend with new music

Reggae-infused hip-hop band ¡Mayday! went from opening for acts such as Tech N9ne (founder of … Read more

Ex-Cult will rock Volcanic Theatre Pub

Memphis punks bring fuzzed-out riffs to Bend

Memphis, Tennessee, punks Ex-Cult sound as if they were made for this moment in time … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 18 — Tango Alpha Tango, The Roof Rabbits, Strange Rover (hard rock/punk), Volcanic Theatre … Read more

Soweto Gospel Choir blends spiritual traditions in Bend

South African group performs Nelson Mandela tribute at Tower

When South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir won its first Grammy in 2007, Nelson Mandela shared … Read more

Travis Ehrenstrom Band surfaces in Bend

Local jam/fusion band to play McMenamins

The Travis Ehrenstrom Band was missing a member just minutes before its set at this … Read more

Agent Orange brings darkness to Domino Room

Surf-punk founders join Guttermouth in Bend

Surf-punk originators Agent Orange will return to the Domino Room on Sunday after a triumphant … Read more

Brandon Prinzing continues to evolve on ‘Hear This’

The Old Revival will play release show at Domino Room

Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival: ‘Hear This’ self-released Last year, Bend songwriter and former … Read more

Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock team up at Volcanic

Old-school artists bring Ameripolitan music to Bend

The term “old soul” seems ready-made for Texas songwriter Dale Watson. For close to three … Read more

Poor Man’s Whiskey returns to Sisters

4 Peaks favorite brings ‘Juniper Mountain’ to Belfry

Central Oregon favorite Poor Man’s Whiskey flies back into The Belfry to kick off the … Read more

Carnage the Executioner gets loopy in Bend

Minneapolis rapper, beatboxer returns to The Capitol

Minneapolis rapper Carnage the Executioner, born Terrell Woods, gained attention on the Twin Cities scene … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 17 — Old Salt Union, with Pitchfork Revolution (newgrass), Domino Room, Bend, parallel44presents.com. Oct. … Read more

Herb Alpert, Lani Hall bring a taste of honey to Bend

Tijuana Brass trumpeter, Brasil ’66 singer team up at Tower

There is no separating Herb Alpert from his trumpet. That became clear about halfway through … Read more

Dirty Dozen Brass Band will give Bend a workout

Seminal New Orleans group headlines Fall Festival

Roger Lewis knows New Orleans music — and New Orleans cuisine. Both came up early … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Pete Ficht, ‘Based on a True Story’

Artist: Pete Ficht Featured song: “Based on a True Story” Upcoming show: JuJu Eyeball at … Read more

Local music highlights at Bend Fall Festival

Roof Rabbits, Second Son, Riderbymyside to perform downtown

The Bend Fall Festival has some strong headliners this year, but the local talent keeps … Read more

Michael Glabicki, Dirk Miller uprooted in Bend

Rusted Root duo to perform at Tower Theatre

Michael Glabicki, frontman for world/roots rock band Rusted Root, is still best known for writing … Read more

Carlene Carter returns to Bend

Country singer-songwriter plays solo at Tower Theatre

Carlene Carter — singer-songwriter of such ’90s country hits as “I Fell in Love” and … Read more

The Lacs bring dirt rock to Domino Room

Country-rap duo brings new music to Bend

The Lacs will bring hick-hop to Central Oregon and the Domino Room on Thursday. The … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 4 — The Lacs (country-rap duo), Domino Room, Bend, redlightpro.com. Oct. 4 — Herb … Read more

Rooting around for new music at Roots

Bend-centric festival returns for 11th year

After three years, I’ve hit on a pretty solid game-plan for covering the massive Bend … Read more

Dirty Heads return to Bend

California band mixes rock, reggae at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Alt-rock/reggae/rap band Dirty Heads started racking up high-profile collaborations from the get-go. Its 2008 debut … Read more

The Real McKenzies go Celtic at The Capitol

Scottish-Canadian rockers return to Bend

If you’re still upset about Flogging Molly’s canceled, sold-out show at Midtown Ballroom in March, … Read more

Grieves brings new sounds to Bend

Seattle rapper plays with new group at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Seattle rapper Grieves built his reputation on the Pacific Northwest hip-hop scene with introspective lyrics … Read more

SeepeopleS subvert genre in Bend

Eclectic Maine band plays The Capitol

SeepeopleS hails from the Portland on the other side of the country, but sounds like … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 28 — Dirty Heads, with Just Loud (reggae/rock/hip-hop), Oregon Spirit Distillers, Bend, bendticket.com. Sept. … Read more

Learning to rock ’n’ roll at Roots

Bend-centric festival gives students chances to shine

The immediately recognizable, rise-and-fall riff to The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” poured forth from … Read more

Single-show Jazz at the Oxford tickets on sale

Long-running series returns with Lee Ritenour in October

Single-show tickets for the ninth season of Jazz at the Oxford are now on sale … Read more

Buffalo Gals come out to play at Volcanic

Showcase to highlight women songwriters in Bend, beyond

Ani DiFranco was a “game-changer” for Jess Ryan. The Bend singer-songwriter was 15 and lived … Read more

Larry Carlton brings chops to Bend

Steely Dan, Michael Jackson guitarist to play Tower Theatre

Larry Carlton hasn’t written much new music lately. That’s because the jazz and rock guitarist, … Read more

William Tyler to play in Sisters

Silver Jews, Lambchop guitarist kicks off Suttle Lodge fall shows

Nashville guitarist William Tyler made a name for himself as a Music City session guy, … Read more

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