Amsterdam makes strong return with ‘Crush’

Bend rapper drops first album in five-plus years

Bend-based rapper Amsterdam — born Gabriel van Eikeren and known for his work with The … Read more

The Yawpers channel blues, punk, World War I in Bend

Denver trio returns to Volcanic Theatre Pub

Denver, Colorado, trio The Yawpers — known for making huge, punk-inflected Americana noise on two … Read more

The Infamous Stringdusters graduate to Midtown

Grammy-winning newgrass band returns to Bend

When progressive bluegrass quintet The Infamous Stringdusters last played Bend in March, it had just … Read more

Non-Profit Tunes returns to Spoken Moto

Invitational event kicks off benefit shows in Bend

After changing venues three times last year, the Bend Song Exchange’s Non-Profit Tunes benefit shows … Read more

Red Light Productions is now 1988 Entertainment

Promoter changes name after pushback from national management company

Bend-based concert promotion company Red Light Productions is now 1988 Entertainment. Local musician and promoter … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Jan. 17 — Rod DeGeorge Guitar Gods Review (classic rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, … Read more

Portland Cello Project computes Radiohead in Bend

Orchestral group returns to Tower Theatre to support new album

Most music fans have heard some variation on the people-don’t-get-it-at-first story before, especially given the … Read more

New year, new music from Central Oregon musicians

Six anticipated albums from local artists in 2019

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to listen to more local music, you … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Jan. 10 — Portland Cello Project (playing Radiohead’s “OK Computer”), Tower Theatre, Bend, towertheatre.org. Jan. … Read more

John Sebastian talks new projects ahead of Bend show

The Lovin’ Spoonful founder to play the Tower Theatre

John Sebastian will have a lot of ground to cover in his solo acoustic show … Read more

The top of the pops in Central Oregon

Counting down the five best local albums of 2018

It’s time once again for your friendly neighborhood GO! music reporter to pick the top … Read more

Living for live music in 2019

Shows and scene happenings to watch for in the new year

GO! Magazine has done a “look ahead to the new year” package every year for … Read more

Abiosis plays CD release show in Bend

Salem quartet headlines heavy bill at Third Street Pub

Start the new year off with raging guitars, blastbeats and anguished vocals about existential anger … Read more

Local music livens up First Friday in Bend

Catch a show or three in downtown businesses during gallery walk

Concert offerings seem a bit slim this weekend, thanks to New Year’s Eve dominating the … Read more

Danny Barnes bucks tradition in Bend

Banjo player to blend genres at McMenamins

Moving on from death metal to punk-rock banjo, virtuoso player Danny Barnes will perform at … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Jan. 3 — Five Pint Mary (Celtic folk-rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. … Read more

Storm Large’s Holiday Ordeal returns to Bend

Portland singer performs two nights at the Tower

Storm Large loves Christmas. Maybe that’s surprising given the singer’s tendency to lean into raunchy … Read more

Brother Gabe releases debut album at Volcanic

Elektrapod guitarist gets help from friends on solo record

Had things played out differently, “FireOnyx” could have been an Elektrapod studio record. Indeed, guitarist … Read more

Bend rocks for New Year’s Eve

Larry and His Flask, The Kitchen Dwellers among show highlights

Another year is about to end, but Central Oregon can’t start 2019 without a little … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Dec. 27 — Lande (psychedelic folk/rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Dec. 28 … Read more

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Musicians sound off on best and worst holiday songs

Rocking (or covering your ears) around the Christmas tree

Deena Kamm is not a fan of Christmas music. “I guess it’s nice for people … Read more

The Roof Rabbits bring ‘Creature Comforts’ to Volcanic

Bend punk trio plays album-release show

Vocalist and guitarist Johnny Bourbon writes a lot of cowboy songs. Local music fans know … Read more

Parlour closes shop in Bend

Long-running folk band plays final show at McMenamins

Bend’s historic-minded folk quartet Parlour will perform its swan song at McMenamins Old St. Francis … Read more

Indubious returns to Bend

Portland band leads reggae bill at Domino Room

Have yourself an irie little Christmas on Friday when Portland (with ties to Bend) roots-reggae … Read more

Watkins Glen rings in the season at The Belfry

Classic rock band to perform two sets in Sisters

If classic rock ’n’ roll is more your speed, head to The Belfry on Saturday … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Dec. 21 — The Roof Rabbits, with Chupa Cobra, Helga (local punk), Volcanic Theatre Pub, … Read more

Local musicians play Holiday Jamboree in Bend

Event at Broken Top Bottle Shop will raise money for cancer fund

The Holiday Jamboree, once an annual event, returns to Bend this weekend for the first … Read more

The Drunken Hearts to play Apres Ski Bash

Colorado roots band returns to Bend

The Drunken Hearts have been on a roll since 2014, and the band is rolling … Read more

Bend store Music Makers closes after 15 years

Instrument store, one of five in town, specialized in high-end acoustics

And then there were four. Music Makers, Bend’s primary purveyor of high-end acoustic instruments such … Read more

Red Fang to take a bite out of Bend

Portland hard rockers to perform at Domino Room

Metalheads (and rock ’n’ roll fans in general), rejoice: Red Fang is finally coming to … Read more

Starry Nights returns to Sisters with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt

More shows announced: Wynonna Judd, Umphrey’s McGee

Looking for stocking stuffers for music fans? Check out these recent Central Oregon show announcements: … Read more

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