TK & The Holy Know-Nothings

Once again, free music will happen Friday night right on the line between downtown Bend and Drake Park, thanks to venerable local concert promoter Parallel 44 Presents. And once again, that free music will be good, courtesy of Portland-based “psychedelic doom boogie” band TK & The Holy Know-Nothings.

“Psychedelic doom boogie” is how they describe themselves, and it’s too clever not to use. But for those who don’t know what the heck that means, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings is basically a country-rock band that’s built on a solid foundation of Taylor Kingman’s thoughtful songwriting, and capable of a wide range of sounds onstage, from old-school country to classic rock ‘n’ roll to reliable bar-band blues to heavy explorations of the comic fringe.

The recorded their new album, “The Incredible Heat Machine,” at the unlikeliest in-demand recording space in Oregon, the OK Theatre in Enterprise, and if you give it a spin, you might hear some of the band’s avowed influences: Doug Sahm, The Holy Modal Rounders, The Flatlanders, Dan Reeder, Terry Allen. It’s a fun listen; check it out at

TK & The Holy Know-Nothings: Free, 7-10 p.m. Friday, The Commons, 875 NW Brooks Street, Bend,

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Ben Salmon is a Bend-based music journalist and host of Left Of The Dial, which airs 8-10 p.m. Thursdays on KPOV, 88.9 FM and streams at You can find him on Bandcamp and Twitter at @bcsalmon.

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