It's been a while since we sent you to the Poetry Slam, so if you got your mitts on the paper a bit early this week, head over to the Silver Moon and check out this monthly battle of intellect and wit. Could be a good start to your night before crossing the street to the Annex for the Pimps of Joytime show. 8pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Get Yours with DJs Ali-Sun and Moksha
We started to tell you about this guy on last week's Our Picks page, but we'd like to dish a little more info about this Portland one-man band that smashes up influences ranging from indie rock to Americana for a dynamically innovative show. If you miss this show at the Moon, you can catch him up on the mountain at the Clearing Rock Bar on Saturday. 8pm, Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Age, Sex, Location
Read about this San Francisco band's wide scope of indie rock capabilities in the On Stage column. 8pm, Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Tim Reynolds & TR3
Dave Matthews right hand man makes a return visit to Bend. Read all about him and his trio in the Sound section. 9pm. $16/adv, $18/door. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Lynx and Jamie Janover, Heyoka and SAQi
A lot of people were amped up about this show when it was slated for the Silver Moon a few months ago, but the appearance was unfortunately cancelled due to a family emergency. But sweet sassy molassy, the show is coming back to Bend, this time at the Old Mill Martini Bar where you can see Lynx's unique brand of folktronica collide with Janover's Burning Man-esque showmanship. 9pm. $7. Old Mill Martini Bar, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr.
Some probably remember Kartsounes for playing in Bend along with his band previously as well as the dude behind Hike 4 Cancer. Each summer, Kartsounes hikes through Colorado playing shows and raising cash and awareness for kids with cancer. As for his tunes, they range from bluegrass to jazz with all these styles tied together by strong narratives in his lyrics. 8pm, Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Graves, Gajah, Cloaked Characters, DJ Mud
This show brings together some stellar MCs in Seattle's Graves and LA's Gajah for some mastery of the microphone. Also on the bill are local hip-hop pioneers Cloaked Characters and DJ Mud, most recently of Mosley Wotta fame. Free. The Summit Saloon and Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave.