Joe Russo and company get Dead (almost) in Bend

Grateful Dead cover band plays Athletic Club

If you’re a Deadhead, you’re probably already sold on the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead show … Read more

Bruce Hornsby headlines ninth Bigstock

Private concert benefits Oregon Adaptive Sports

Bigstock, Oregon Adaptive Sports’ annual private concert and fundraiser, returns for its ninth year Saturday … Read more

Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams return to Sisters

Honky-tonk rockers perform at Angeline’s Bakery

Texas-born, Denver-based singer-songwriter Halden Wofford returns to Sisters, this time to rock and honky-tonk Angeline’s … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 9 — Amos Lee, with Bailen (soulful folk), Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, bendconcerts.com. Aug. … Read more

A weekend of revolutionaries at Les Schwab

Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Pixies play up their legacies

To call the three artists who took the Les Schwab Amphitheater stage over the weekend … Read more

Go find your mind with the Pixies in Bend

Seminal indie band returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater

To hear lead guitarist Joey Santiago tell it now, the Pixies were in a no-win … Read more

Gary Allan to close Deschutes County Fair concert series

California country star brings new music to Redmond

Every storm runs out of rain, as Gary Allan put it in his fourth and … Read more

Army veterans, meet an American band

Oregonians who served in Germany revisit Grand Funk Railroad

Army veteran and Oregon native Steve Willard saw a lot of concerts while he was … Read more

Los Lobos headlines Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival

Inaugural event to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Heart of Oregon Corps

For the last six or seven years, Joe and Jennifer Rambo have worked behind the … Read more

Beats Antique blends genres at Midtown Ballroom

Trio brings ‘Shadowbox’ tour to Bend

At some point, you may have heard the oft-quoted line, “Writing about music is like … Read more

Afroman returns to Domino Room

‘Because I Got High’ rapper plays Bend

There’s a good reason Afroman keeps coming back to Bend. As the “Because I Got … Read more

Blackstrap Bluegrass returns with ‘Closed Doors’

Bend acoustic group explores new sounds on first CD in 13 years

Thirteen years separate Blackstrap Bluegrass’ new CD, the just-released “Closed Doors,” and its predecessor, 2005’s … Read more

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Shakey Graves play Bend

Artists sell out Les Schwab Amphitheater, Oregon Spirit Distillers

The last few weeks have forced Bend music fans to make some tough decisions about … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 2 — Morgan James (soul singer-songwriter), Tower Theatre, Bend, towertheatre.org. Aug. 2 — The … Read more

Five Alarm Funk brings heat to Newberry Event

Sixth annual Oregon MS Society benefit returns to La Pine

Bringing funk to the masses is hard work. Just ask Tayo Branston, drummer, vocalist and … Read more

The Decemberists will be your girl at Les Schwab

Portland folk-rock band returns to Bend

By now, fans know what to expect from Portland indie-folk-rock institution The Decemberists — literate-yet-whimsical … Read more

Bruce Cockburn brings ‘Bone on Bone’ to Bend

Canadian songwriter to play intimate show at Tower

Since his 1970 self-titled debut album, Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn has been nothing if not … Read more

America returns to Deschutes County Fair

‘A Horse with No Name’ singers perform in Redmond

Hop on that horse with no name (or if you can find it, the last … Read more

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper play Fir Street Park

Bluegrass band kicks off Sisters Folk Festival’s free concerts

Sisters Folk Festival is gearing up for a hot summer season (though hopefully not a … Read more

Upcoming concerts

July 26 — The Decemberists, with Whitney (indie/folk/pop), Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, bendconcerts.com. July 26 … Read more

The Supersuckers celebrate 30 years in Bend

Band to play first two albums, new material at Volcanic

The Supersuckers almost didn’t make it to 30 years. The last decade has been particularly … Read more

From outlaws to hitmakers, country is booming in Bend

Increasing demand, availability of artists behind rise in local shows

No one had to twist Aaron Watson’s arm to get him to perform at the … Read more

If it makes you happy, see Sheryl Crow in Bend

’90s hitmaker returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater

On any given summer day, all Bendites want to do is have some fun and … Read more

Scott Pemberton blends genres at Parilla Grill

Fresh from 4 Peaks, strapless Portland guitarist returns

There are funk-metal bands, and there are funk bands with metal elements and vice-versa. And … Read more

Ze Rox goes solo on ‘Termini,’ teams with Theclectik, Jay Tablet

Elektrapod singer delivers confident debut

This week, check out two recent releases with ties to the ZonkedOut hip-hop squad: Ze … Read more

Daughtry announces Athletic Club show

Dirty Heads to play Oregon Spirit Distillers

Show announcements in Bend this week: • Modern hard rock band Daughtry will close out the … Read more

Stand in the breach with Jackson Browne in Bend

‘Running on Empty’ songwriter returns to Les Schwab

Take it easy with folk-rock songwriting legend Jackson Browne (not a pretender, we swear), who … Read more

Whiskey Myers brings red dirt sound to Bend

Band plays country series at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Judging from sold-out shows earlier this year by outlaw country-rockers Cody Jinks and Granger Smith, … Read more

The Good Time Travelers returns to Bend

Acoustic duo kicks off McMenamins tour

The Good Time Travelers — aka the songwriting partnership between Colorado’s Michael Kirkpatrick and Bendite … Read more

Creed Bratton brings comedy, music to Bend

‘The Office’ star to perform at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Creed Bratton’s exploits as a rock musician in the ’60s were (sort of) chronicled on … Read more

Upcoming concerts

July 19 — Tatanka (reggae/electronica), The Annex, Bend, redlightpro.com. July 19 — Blitzen Trapper, with … Read more

Munch & Music gets Romantic in Drake Park

New wave survivors kick off free concert series in Bend

The fourth paragraph of Detroit power-pop band The Romantics’ online biography is pretty on-the-nose: “Wally … Read more

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