Jazz at the Oxford announces lineup

Lee Ritenour, Kat Edmonson, Frank McComb, more headed to Bend

Soulful singing, smooth saxophone and guitar duels are all on tap for the ninth season … Read more

Local bands help Oregon Spirit Distillers celebrate 9 years

Victory Swig, Wilderness, Corner Gospel Explosion, Rubbah Tree to perform

Oregon Spirit Distillers emerged as a major outdoor music venue this summer for Bend Radio … Read more

Hip-hop goes underground at Astro Lounge

Rob Sonic, Onry Ozzborn headline free show in Bend

A couple of Aesop Rock cohorts will headline a massive East-meets-West hip-hop bill at the … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 13 — Popcorn (local string-band covers), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Sept. … Read more

Melody Youngblood returns home to Sisters

Americana Project alum to play Sisters Folk Festival

Melody Youngblood was 16 when she moved from Oregon City to Sisters to participate in … Read more

Travis Ehrenstrom Band’s ‘Something on the Surface’ cuts deep

Folk-rock group plays CD release show at Bend Brewing Company

Sisters native Travis Ehrenstrom has spent the five years since the release of his 2013 … Read more

Clay Walker to play Oregon Spirit Distillers

‘What’s it to You’ singer brings Texas country to Bend

Country music is full of stories about survivors, and Clay Walker is no exception. In … Read more

Speaker Minds brings ‘Wastelands’ to Bend

Portland hip-hop band plays Volcanic with Mosley Wotta

Portland six-piece hip-hop/soul/funk band Speaker Minds has become a regular presence in Bend in recent … Read more

Bend Roots Revival seeks volunteers

Local-centric festival returns later this month

The Bend Roots Revival, the annual celebration of local and regional live music/fundraiser for Rise … Read more

Strange Hotels makes Bend debut

Portland dance-rock duo plays McMenamins

Portland duo Strange Hotels will make its Bend debut at McMenamins Old St. Francis School … Read more

Justin Townes Earle plays Sisters Folk Festival

Alt-country rocker discussed fatherhood, new music with GO! last year

Editor’s note: This interview with Justin Townes Earle was conducted in advance of last year’s … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 6 — Trevor Green, with Pete Kartsounes (singer-songwriters), Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, volcanictheatre.com. Sept. … Read more

Dar Williams makes Sisters Folk Festival debut

Singer among 50-plus performers at 22nd event

Dar Williams calls it “positive proximity” — people living close together and working side-by-side in … Read more

Daughtry to perform at Athletic Club

‘American Idol’ rocker brings updated sound to Bend

Chris Daughtry wasn’t so sure about “American Idol” back in 2006. That year, the singer-songwriter … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Derek Michael Marc, ‘Little Black Dress’

Artist: Derek Michael Marc Featured song: “Little Black Dress” Upcoming shows: Derek Michael Marc and … Read more

Cold War Kids return to Bend

Soul-inflected indie rockers play Oregon Spirit Distillers

It’s been a decade since Los Angeles indie rock darling Cold War Kids last played … Read more

Uncle Kracker brings country-rap to Tower

The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jacob Jolliff Band show announced

Uncle Kracker comes in many flavors. The Michigan singer-songwriter born Matthew Shafer, who will play … Read more

Strings and boats at Pickin’ & Paddlin’ in Bend

The Warren G. Hardings, Julie & The Wayves, Blackstrap Bluegrass to perform

Get ready for a string-band invasion at the second (and final) Pickin’ & Paddlin’ show … Read more

Crooked River Ranch hosts hootenanny, chili cook-off

Country singer Juni Fisher to headline inaugural event

Bring your cowboy boots, hats and appetites to the first Cowboy Chili Cook-off and Western … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 30 — Warren G. Hardings, Julie and the Wayves, Blackstrap Bluegrass, songwriters in the … Read more

Portugal. The Man will live in the moment in Bend

Portland band plays Les Schwab in wake of chart-topping success

P erhaps the best indicator of Portugal. The Man’s rapid rise to indie-rock royalty came … Read more

Dave Matthews Band delights sold-out Bend crowd

Band’s return to Les Schwab greeted by fans who waited since Monday to get in

Dave Matthews looked out into the crowd two songs into his performance at Les Schwab … Read more

Dave Matthews Band returns to Les Schwab

Jam band changed Bend concert game in 2014

Most of the venues on Dave Matthews Band’s 2018 summer tour have capacities of 10,000 … Read more

Adam Faucett brings dark folk music to Capitol

Songwriter shares deeply personal stories on new album

In 2018, with the internet continuing to democratize music distribution and push major labels to … Read more

Review: Theclectik drops genre-bending debut

Local producer, DJ pushes boundaries of electronic, acoustic music

DJ and producer Theclectik, aka Madhappy and born Reggie Martinez, has been a part of … Read more

Brandi Carlile returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater

Folk-rock songwriter brings new music to Bend

Brandi Carlile’s musical career grew up alongside Bend. The Washington folk-rocker has played here every … Read more

Dwight Yoakam to play sold-out Bend show

Country-rock pioneer brings grit to Oregon Spirit Distillers

Bend Radio Group’s country music concert series at Oregon Spirit Distillers will hit an undeniable … Read more

Todd Haaby plays Bend, Dennis McGregor plays Sisters

Hear some local music in Central Oregon … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 23 — Dwight Yoakam (rockin’ honky-tonk), Oregon Spirit Distillers, Bend, ksjj1029.com. Aug. 24 — … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 8/23 The Substitutes: The local classic rock band will perform for the final Music … Read more

Steve Miller Band returns to Les Schwab

‘The Joker’ talks farming in Oregon, reuniting with Peter Frampton

In 1976, at the height of his band’s popularity, blues-rock guitarist and songwriter Steve Miller … Read more

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