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Our Picks for 3/10 - 3/18: Tuck and Roll, Pato Banton, Local Flavor, Maceo Parker, Brandi Carlile and more 

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Tuck and Roll CD Release Party

friday 12

Over the last year we've watched as Tuck and Roll got tighter and tighter with their local shows and now they've got a full-length album, Time To Run, to showcase their delicious punk rock licks and NOFX-style harmonies. While poppy punk is the crux of the disc, there's also one Americana-ish gem that caught our ear, that being "Nothing on You." But seriously, go to this show and get this incredibly honed-in record. Danger Death Ray open. $2. 9pm. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.

One Horse Shy

friday 12

If punk ain't your game, there's another CD release show to check out on Friday night and that's the unveiling of Ashland folk rockers One Horse Shy's new record, Better Life. Having made a few stops at the Moon in the past, One Horse Shy features the gorgeous vocals of Manda Bryn backed by a gang of roots musicians, including the badass lap steel guitar licks of Bob Evonik. $5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Pato Banton & The Now Generation

friday 12

This Jamaican reggae star has made a few appearances in town over the years and is returning once again to spread his always-positive vibe on the adoring reggae fans of our fair mountain town. MC Mystic opens the show. All ages. $15/adv at bendticket.com, ticketswest.com or Ranch Records $18/door. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

A Benefit Concert for
Monica & Dee Torrey

friday 12

Monica and Dee Torrey have long been fixtures in the local theater and musical communities and this show is a benefit for the couple to help Monica with her battle against cancer. Features nationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox. $15/admission. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Poor Man's Whiskey

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saturday 13

The last time PMW came to Bend, the guys sold out the Domino Room to play their "Dark Side of the Moonshine" show, and now the Northern California crew returns. This time around, there's no Pink Floyd covering to be done, but you will hear the group's familiar bluegrass-meets-full-on-classic-rock attack. 21 and over. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com. 9pm. $12.50. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Central Oregon's Got Talent

saturday 13

More than $1,000 in prizes are handed out at this annual outpouring of local talent, which includes singers, dancers and many other mediums through which one can display his or her talents. Hosted by the Bend Metro Parks & Recreation District. $10. $7/under 12. 6pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Local Flavor

saturday 13

The Waldorf School of Bend hosts this celebration of food, beer and music from Moon Mountain Ramblers. There's plenty of other goodies at this event to help out the non-profit school. $20/each or 2/$30. 6pm-11:59pm Saturday, Mar 13. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd

Jeff Mapes

saturday 13

The well-known veteran political reporter from the Oregonian, Jeff Mapes, published a book last year, but it's not about politics. Rather, it's titled Pedaling Revolution and focuses on how biking is becoming a revolution around the country as the number of cyclists out on the road continues to rise. Free. 5pm. Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver Village Building 25C.

Trombone Shorty
& Orleans Avenue

tuesday 16

Flip to the Sound section to read about this hard-driving funk rock troupe. $17/adults, $12/students. Tickets available in advance at bendticket.com. 7pm. Sisters High School Auditorium, 1700 W. McKinney Dr., Sisters.

Maceo Parker

tuesday 16

The legendary saxophonist of James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic fame plays with his own band and you can find out more about him in the Sound section. $30/adv, $33/door. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

St. Patrick's Day

wednesday 17

There's plenty of green-drenched things to make sure your March 18 is one of the most brutal workdays of the year in our St. Patty's Day preview on page 23.

Brandi Carlile

wednesday-thursday 17-18

Do you have tickets to these shows? Well, you're lucky because the darn things have been sold out for a couple months now. But if you can get yourself into this gig, do what you need to do, because Carlile's brilliant songwriting and jet-engine powerful vocals will make you feel even more lucky for having been there. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. Sold out.

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