Munch & Music—Jonatha Brooke
Jonatha Brooke has been slinging her brand of harmonic folk-pop since the late '80s, but really started to emerge in the '90s during the boom of Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, and Shawn Colvin. With complex harmonies and poignant lyrics, Brooke brings a certain sophistication to Munch and Music, but blends it with elements of rock 'n' roll in a highly entertaining live show. Her lush, folk-inspired style has universal appeal, making this an evening of music that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Brooke's guitar playing paired with her compelling vocals draw listeners in and never let go. 5:30 pm. Thursday, July 16. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd. No cover.
There's a certain kind of rasp that captivates listeners. That kind of rasp can't be practiced or learned, it's just raw and natural. Bend's very own The Chinups feature these exact raw, deep-driving vocals amid a psychedelic rock sound. This gritty rock 'n' roll sound often includes an emotional harmonica and a folk guitar blend that makes this one of the top must-see local bands. Pair that with an Off Leash or an On the Fence brew from Crux and end up with the perfect Friday night. 5-8 pm. Friday, July 17. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St. No cover.
Tuesday and Wednesday are filled to the brim with pre-Phish shows, post-Phish shows, and more jam music than you can shake a tie dyed t-shirt at. For one of Wednesday night's best after-party bets go to Yak Attack. The Portland-based band plays organic electronica that will transition the Phish dance party smoothly to the Volcanic Theatre Pub. When it comes to funky jazz fusion and livetronica, Yak Attack keeps bodies moving with its unique electronic sound. 10:30 pm. Wednesday, July 22. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $15.