Portland-based, soul, hip-hop outfit Dirty Revival proudly releases its new album at McMenamin's Old St. Francis School. The dynamic five-piece, neo-soul ensemble recently opened for George Clinton, who we all know as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. With incredible stage presence and a sound that inspires bodies to move, spending a Thursday night with Dirty Revival is a no-brainer. The band's first single "Dirty Love" from its new album features soulful and vibrant vocals and beats that don't stop. 7pm. Thursday, September 17. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. No cover.
This year, Bend's two biggest Oktoberfest celebrations coincide on the same night for a Saturday jam-packed full of music, beer, food, and German-inspired revelry. Pull on your lederhosen and wander between the Downtown Bend Oktoberfest and McMenamin's Oktoberfest celebrations. At McMenamins listen to live music and entertainment in the Courtyard: Oompah High Five Polka Band from 1-4 pm, Whistlin' Rufus from 5-8pm. Starting at 8pm, Elektrapod brings the funk to Father Luke's Room. Check out Whistlin' Rufus for a blend of classical, Irish, folk, bluegrass, rock, and jazz music featuring four-part harmonies. 1-11pm. Saturday, September 19. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. No cover.
Bustin' Jieber and That Coyote
Bustin' Jieber started in the spring of 2011 when Andy Page and Susan Lucia met at the University of Oregon and came across bassist Dusty Carlton. Bustin' Jieber brings a funky flavor to jazz in original compositions and covers. More raucous and dancy than the typical jazz trio, Bustin' Jieber defies the confines of a single genre to create a truly unique sound. That Coyote joins the lineup playing experimental rock and roll from Corvallis. Jam band fans take note of this show! 9pm. Saturday, September 19. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5