There's just something extra invigorating about hearing Americana music outside. A certain warmth comes from the acoustic guitar and the storied lyrics, which is good since it's only March and we cannot guarantee that the weather will stay warm. Either way, The Lot has heated benches, firepits and heaters to keep external temperatures just as warm as Doc Ryan's unplugged Americana and blues tunes will keep spirits. Catch Doc Ryan, a Bend local, in this intimate outdoor setting. Outdoors, where Americana, folk and blues come alive through Doc Ryan's acoustic guitar and rich vocals. 6-8 pm. Thursday, March 5. The Lot, 745 NW Columbia St. No cover.
Broken Down Guitars - LilliPalooza
Over the course of the last seven years, Broken Down Guitars has really made a name for itself in Bend. In 2012, the band won the title of Last Band Standing and played countless shows throughout town, and recently finished a tour through Colorado. Also, for the last five years Lilli Worona has contributed her beautiful voice and violin skills to the bluesy rock band. But Worona plans to leave the band for other pursuits and this will be Bend's last chance to catch the band with her in the mix. Come down and help the band celebrate the last five years of music making magic with beloved violinist and vocalist Lilli Worona. 9 pm. Saturday, March 7. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave. No cover.
As a genre, heavy metal music has several key bands that stand out over the course of the last few decades. Machine Head is one of those bands. Formed in 1991 in Oakland, this thumping metal band has been a force—and despite lineup changes, Machine Head charges onward and remains a major player in the new wave of American heavy metal. Fast electric guitar shredding, heavy drum beats, throaty vocals. 8 pm. Tuesday, March 10. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20 adv, $23 door.