Diggin Dirt gets gritty at Volcanic

California funk band returns to Bend

If you like your funk with an extra dose of grit, get ready for Diggin … Read more

Slightly Stoopid brings the groove back to Bend

Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, HIRIE join reggae-rockers at Les Schwab

The Bend music scene is used to seeing artists fall in love with the city … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

July 11 — Petty Thievery (Tom Petty tribute), Munch & Music, Drake Park, Bend, munchandmusic.com. … Read more

Robert Wynia stays afloat in Central Oregon

Floater frontman talks new music ahead of Summer Fest, Sisters Saloon shows

Floater is afloat again thanks in no small part to Robert Wynia’s solo career. The … Read more

Trombone Shorty brings a ‘Parking Lot Symphony’ to Bend

New Orleans prodigy to play Les Schwab Amphitheater

With a stage name like Trombone Shorty, you would expect Troy Andrews to play a … Read more

Sisters Folk Festival’s free summer concerts return

Rio Mira, Town Mountain, Freddy & Francine to play Fir Street Park

Ecuadorian-Colombian folk group Rio Mira will kick off the Sisters Folk Festival organization’s Free Summer … Read more

Tony Smiley gets loopy at Sisters Saloon

Portland artist up next in summer concert series

Tony Smiley isn’t just a loop ninja, as he and many others have referred to … Read more

Jason Eady travels on to McMenamins

Alt-country songwriter starts Great Northwest Music Tour in Bend

Mississippi-born, Texas-based singer-songwriter Jason Eady will kick off McMenamins’ next Great Northwest Music Tour on … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

July 4-7 — Lazy Rockin’ Stirrup Country Music Festival featuring Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Dwight … Read more

Country music, ranching combine at Lazy Rockin’ Stirrup festival

Sleepless Truckers, Sawyer Brown among groups to play in Paulina

Sleepless Truckers frontman Phillip Austin has been involved with music scenes in two cities: Nashville … Read more

Claypool Lennon Delirium descends on Bend

Prog-rock duo to travel ‘South of Reality’ at Midtown Ballroom

Les Claypool and Sean ­Lennon like to swap strange stories. That’s basically how The Claypool … Read more

Kris Kristofferson’s drummer no ‘Stranger’ in Bend

Local musician Jeff Ingraham joins country singer on tour

Jeff Ingraham had good reason to be tired during a recent video chat with GO! … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

June 27 — Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ziggy Marley (reggae/rock/hip-hop), Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, bendconcerts.com. … Read more

Granger Smith returns to Bend

Country singer plays Oregon Spirit Distillers after death of son

Country is still king in Bend, judging by sales numbers for KSJJ-FM’s summer country concert … Read more

Michael Franti, Ziggy Marley, Lyle Lovett return to Bend

Busy weekend slated at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Les Schwab Amphitheater will welcome two returning artists and one newcomer (though no stranger to … Read more

Jessie Leigh to rock Sugar Mountain Amphitheater

Country singer returns for Terrebonne house show

Portland country-rocker Jessie Leigh will return Saturday to Sugar Mountain Amphitheater — aka the outdoor … Read more

Josh Ritter returns to Central Oregon

Folk singer plays fundraiser for Sisters Folk Festival

Modern folk singer-songwriter Josh Ritter made his Central Oregon debut last year at Sisters High … Read more

Vanessa Collier brings blues to Bend

Multi-instrumentalist makes Volcanic Theatre Pub debut

True triple threats are rare in just about any industry, but Maryland’s Vanessa Collier fits … Read more

Sublime with Rome kicks off Athletic Club concerts

Reggae-rockers will balance legacy, new songs in Bend

Before there was a group called Sublime with Rome, singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez would jam all … Read more

Rebelution brings reggae to Les Schwab

California band joins Collie Buddz, DJ Mackle, Durand Jones

You say you want a revolution, well you know, The Beatles can help you out … Read more

John Mayall returns to Tower Theatre

Bluesbreakers founder brings new music to Bend

Not even pneumonia can keep John Mayall from singing the blues. The founder of British … Read more

Drum and Guitar Shop hosts workshops in Bend

Bend musicians Rod DeGeorge, Karl Lindgren share skills

Musicians looking to polish their skills can head to The Drum and Guitar Shop for … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

June 20 — John Mayall, with Tommy Odetto (blues-rock), Tower Theatre, Bend, towertheatre.org. June 20 … Read more

Billy Strings gets intense at 4 Peaks

Bluegrass prodigy co-headlines annual Bend festival

Billy Strings has had a lot of opportunities to learn from his musical heroes, but … Read more

The Roots rock hard in Bend

Hip-hop band delivers nonstop jams in Les Schwab debut

The Roots are the hardest working band in show business. Yes, that’s a cliché. It’s … Read more

Going behind the music licenses in Bend

Performing-rights organizations, venues clash over copyright compliance

M&J Tavern owner Rick Whittemore does not remember exactly when the business started hosting live … Read more

AUSTN comes home to Bend

Singer-songwriter, 16, plays EP release at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Austin Brown moved to Los Angeles to become an actor about two years ago. He … Read more

Maxwell Friedman Group goes ‘Beyond Neblar’ in Bend

Hammond artist releases debut live album at Crux Fermentation

Maxwell Friedman wrote the song “Neblar” when he was 12 or 13, but the concept … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

June 13 — Groovasaur (instrumental rock/fusion), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. June 14 … Read more

Munch & Music, Music in the Pines announce artists

Free concert series return in Bend, La Pine

A couple of late announcements for summer concert series rolled in last week. Read on … Read more

Bend wants more of The Roots

Hip-hop band to make Les Schwab Amphitheater debut

The Roots, the Philadelphia band that almost single-handedly popularized the concept of a live hip-hop … Read more

The Offspring do Americana their way in Bend

Punk hit-makers to play acoustic show at Midtown Ballroom

Quick, name an Offspring song that might translate well to acoustic instruments. “Dirty Magic,” maybe? … Read more

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