What in the world happened that Wednesday is now the best day for music in Central Oregon? It seems this summer our options for music have been better on Wednesdays than on most Friday and Saturday nights. Here's a run down of the totally awesome line up in Central Oregon tonight. Check back tomorrow for video from The Autonomics show at the Century Center.
The Builders and The Butchers
McMenamins has another possible fire-code situation on its hands with Wednesday’s free show, featuring Portland’s The Builders and The Butchers. The Americana roots band, originally from Alaska, has been on the up-and-up since being named Willamette Week’s Best New Band of 2008. This show proves that whomever books McMenamins’ shows deserves an honorary award for bringing our favorite bands to Bend, week after week. Special guest Pancake Breakfast. Free, all ages. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
The Hump Day Hash: The Autonomics
The Hump Day Hash series continues, showing off the new digs for the Bend Roots Revival, with a show from one of Bend’s most solid rock acts, The Autonomics. The garage-ish rockers have a solid new EP out called Good Luck and Medicine, and you’ll almost certainly hear some tracks from that disc at this show. Food from El Sancho, Soupcon and Spork. Libation art by Volcano Vineyards and Plum. Featured non-profit: Rise Up. Free. 6pm. Century Center, 1355 SW Commerce Ave.
Rock-reggae from the Jersey shore. $5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Blowin' Smoke - Music in the Canyon
Central Oregon’s new party band rocks your socks off with their funky blend of dance beats. Food and beverage vendors (beer and wine also) providing libations. Free. 5:30-8pm. Rotary Arts Pavilion at American Legion Park, 850 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond.