First Kruschev, now this?We don't know much about this act, other than that they've got a solid rock attack and have some high profile venues on their touring schedule. The band is actually from Portland, not mother Russia, as we mistakenly thought, and has a summer tour schedule comprised exclusively of stops at Hollywood's Whiskey A Go Go as well as Phoenix and Germany and that's it. That's a lot of traveling for three shows. 9:30pm. Long Shots Pub. 314 SE 3rd St.
In its 68th year, this event is touted as the "Biggest Little Show in the World." And with that knowledge, we've been polishing up our cowboy boots and dusting off our favorite Stetsons (that's right, we have Stetsons) in preparation to head out to Sisters and pretend we're real-live rodeo people. But you don't have to dress the part to fit in - the rodeo is for everybody, right? There's also a parade on Saturday and a pancake breakfast on Sunday. Go Sisters! Call 800-827-7522 for tickets. Friday, Jun 13. Sisters Rodeo Grounds, Sisters.
The Taming of the Shrew
It's Shakespeare in Bend! And people complain that we don't have enough high culture... The Cascades Theatrical Company brings ol' Billy's play to life right in your hometown. For those of you more familiar with MTV's primetime schedule than the Shakespeare catalogue, this is the play from which the late 1990s hit Ten Things I Hate About You was based. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. 389-0803. $20.00 Adult/$15.00 Seniors/$10.00 Students.
The Commercial Underground
We just got our hands on this local act's new EP and would classify it in the new-music-that-sounds-like-classic-rock genre. But a CU show isn't all originals; they also toss in some killer covers from the likes of Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Jimi Hendrix. Whether it's an original or an old-school rocker, there's one thing that's for sure - plenty of guitar solos!!! 9pm. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.
Moon Mountain Ramblers
It seems like it's been a while since we had ourselves a downtown performance by the Moon Mountain Ramblers. You might want to show up and secure your spot on the Moon's petite dance floor early 'cause this is guaranteed to be packed with people and bluegrass sounds. A Source favorite is MMR's take on Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You." Listen up for it on Saturday. 8pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Father's Day Brews and Views Tour
In case you didn't know, Sunday is Father's Day. So, if you're looking to get something cool for your dad, this could be a good last-minute idea. Take your pops on a canoeing tour and top it off with some beer tasting. If that's not bonding, we don't know what is. Call Wanderlust Tours at 389-8359 for info and reservations. $47.
Roots of Creation
See this week's profile in the Sound section for a blow-by-blow rundown of this Northeastern jam-o-rific reggae band. 2:30pm. 344 Shevlin Hixon Dr. FREE!
The Devil Makes Three, Professor Gall
We spent a hell of a lot of time thinking up a metaphor with which to describe this gritty acoustic folk act from Northern California, but a limp comparison to Mike Bookey's burrito infatuation was the best we could manage. Check it out by turning the page. Advance tickets at Ranch Records or TicketsWest. Doors 8:30pm, showtime 9:30. $15, $13/advance. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.