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Saturday, August 31, 2013

ISLES album release TONIGHT!

Posted By on Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM

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We've been talking about instrumental rockers ISLES since this past winter; made them a focal point of our LISTEN LOCAL series as well.

There's a reason for that: their music is effervescent and stirring.

Here's a quick teaser for Viracocha. The release show will be tonight at The Workhouse (50 S.E. Scott St.), 9 p.m.

Viracocha Teaser from Isles on Vimeo.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Go to Deschutes County Republicans Raffle, Win AR-15 Assault Rifle

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Looking for something to do Sunday? Need a new big-ass gun? Want to meet our freedom-loving Rep. Jason Conger (R)?

Then go to the "2nd Amendment Freedom Raffle" at Pappy's Pizzeria Sunday, Sept. 1 for your chance to win a DPMS AR-15 rifle! It's a fundraiser for the Deschutes County Republicans and Rep. Conger is drawing the winning ticket. Seriously.

One ticket is only $10—a good deal considering the rifle is valued at nearly $800 and only 500 tickets will be sold. It sounds like a nice damn gun, too. According to the flyer, the "collapsible stock is perfect for male or female shooters." And lest you think this raffle isn't exactly on the up and up, the flyer notes that "winners are responsible for $10 background check."

This sounds like an amazing event.

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Little Woody Starts Tonight!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Bend's Barrel-Aged Brew and Whiskey Festival kicks off tonight at 5 pm!

Little Woody is not your average beer festival. With twenty breweries presenting specialty barrel aged brews, and eight different whiskeys available for sample inside the Des Chutes Historical Museum, this is one of our favorite events of the year. Read descriptions of all of the beer and whiskeys here or pick up a Source and check out the Little Woody Guide in print, on stands now. For tips on how to best tackle the beer-fest, read James Williams' blog "How to Drink at a Beer Festival."

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While we haven't had a chance to taste all the beers (believe us we'll be trying tonight) we did get to participate in a tasting to help select the smokey, peaty whiskeys. Our favorites are listed below.

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon: a deep burning full bodied whiskey.
Willett Pot Still Reserve: Light pecan and toffee flavors.
Maker’s 46: An almost chocolaty sweet stronger incarnation of original Maker's Mark with a good burn and a long finish.
Templeton Rye: A peaty solid rye that will make you want a sazerac.

Thirsty yet? The Little Woody takes place right in the Source's backyard at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave. The festival continues Saturday from noon-10 pm. See you there!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

VMAs In A Nutshell (and some other stuff)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

This photo is a fake. Just like Mileys career.
  • This photo is a fake. Just like Miley's career.

Every single blog and social media outlet has been blowing up with talk surrounding the 2013 VMAs. So I just had to look into what all the fuss was about.

Needless to say, I was as disappointed as I'm sure most of you were to uncover that what happened at the VMAs was in fact NOT a cleverly placed marketing strategy for promoting a Tim Burton sequel to Beetlejuice. Boo. Hiss. Shame on you MTV for getting my hopes up.

Moving on.

Here's what I did find out to be true about the fifth least imporant major awards show of the year (CMAs, ESPYs, TCAs, and SAGAs).

1. In true lame-stream fashion a repeating panel of music videos was up for pretty much every award.
2. MTV's idea of an artist to watch is the too-young-to-shave cliche Austin Mahone. It's a good thing he's still in diapers. He has a good place to put the poo that is his music video.
3. The only category with videos worth watching was the "Best Special Effects" category. Here Duck Sauce earned a deserved nomination as did Flying Lotus with their Elijah Wood starring video.

That's pretty much it. The rest was— besides predictable— just a bunch of twerking nonsense.

Now.

How about some videos that don't suck?

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How to Drink at a Beer Festival

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM

A Little Woody preview: Silver Moons Conquistador.

In between Bend Brewfest and sampling beers for the upcoming Little Woody (this Friday and Saturday), it occurred to me that there's probably a smart way, and a less smart way, to go about drinking at a beer festival (less smart ways can be fun, but don't expect to be able to accurately or articulately relay any tasting notes to your friends the next day). We turned to Silver Moon's new brewmaster, Stuart Long, for advice. A lot of this stuff is common sense, but it's worth repeating since it is easy to get wrapped up in tasting and then, Oops! You're drunk! And, if you're like me, a beer's subtleties are lost.

Water:1 Drink equal amounts water and beer. As in for every three, four-ounce tasters you should be consuming 12 ounces of water. That's a lot. Get to it.
Food: There's plenty of options inside the event (Real Food Street Bistro, Dump City Dumplings, Mauna Kea Grill). Use 'em—a couple dumplings ought to sober you up just enough to actually enjoy your next pour. A few bites of food is also like hitting your mouth's reset button. Boneyard's Bourbon Barrel Aged Suge Knite is a fantastic beer, but at 13% this burly stout will require a palette cleanser before you move on to, say, their wild yeast beer, Funky Bunch, a fruity, effervescent 6% sour. Which takes us to our next tip...
Whiskey: Drink it. Long said it's also a good way to refresh the palette. A novel idea—we're sold! Duck into the Des Chutes Historical Museum for a sip (we suggest Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon and Maker's 46).
Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer and Whiskey Festival

5-10 pm Friday, Aug. 30; 12-10 pm Saturday, Aug. 31

Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 Northwest Idaho Ave.

$15 (includes glass, entry and 10 tokens; additional tokens $1 each; beers cost 2 to 5 tokens).

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

TONIGHT'S LIVE MUSIC: Red Hands Black Feet

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 3:16 PM

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The Boise Idaho instrumental rock collective Red Hands Black Feet might just be giving many Bendites the first real reason for them to visit 3rd Street Pup. Those who don't need a reason will be getting a bonus when this stirring band takes the stage tonight.

A less anthem-like version of Explosions In the Sky, Red Hands Black Feet create orchestral rock that ebbs and flows like an ill-tempered sea. Their songs are dark and merky with gooey rock goodness.

Check out their album These Things are Important below and then head to the show.

Red Hands Black Feet
9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2
3rd Street Pub
314 S.E. Third Street

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Regal Pilot Butte 6 Will Close Sept. 2

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Just shy of twenty years after its opening, the Regal Pilot Butte 6 Theater will show its last film on Sept. 2.

The long under attended theater shows movies on 35 mm film, a medium that is quickly becoming obsolete in the digital age.

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Pilot Butte theater has historically been apt to show more independent and alternative films as well as second runs of films in opposition to the Old Mill's blockbusters and large release flicks. With the theater gone, independent film makers will be reduced to the smaller art house venues (Tin Pan Theater, Volcanic Theatre Pub) if they're looking to screen in Bend.

Russ Nunley, a spokesperson for Regal Entertainment Group responded to the Source's questions about the closure via email.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mirror Pond Meeting Time Listed Incorrectly on Parks Website

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Incredible. Just weeks after the newly formed Mirror Pond ad hoc committee was blasted for meeting in private, today's meeting time was incorrectly posted on the Parks' website! Unbelievable, right? The meeting time was listed as starting at 5pm. In fact, it started at 3pm.

We all make mistakes. Heck, we here at the Source make them all the time. But after a public entity has admitted to breaking the law—the ad hoc committee, according to Bend City Attorney Mary Winters, is a governing body and thus must meet in public—you'd think they'd make DAMN SURE to get the date and time right for their next meeting. Nope.

Again, we're sure it was an honest mistake. The meeting time WAS listed correctly on the city's website (thankfully). But lets all try a little harder, eh?

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Friday Mixtape!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM

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It's been a while since the Source's Friday Mixtape has gone digital.

That changes now.

Beginning with the pop-tastic track "Takin' the 'L' Train" by Lawrence, this week's playlist visits everything from a bouncy backyard party on a hot summer night to a sultry and steamy encounter during the witching hour. (see tracks 8 through 13)

The last place this mixtape should be played is at work. Thoughts are sure to stray far away from the office when this electronic playlist is turned up to eleven.

And that's definitely the recommendation for the trance inducing, heart pounding track "Buffalo" by Eskmo.

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Update on Mt. Bachelor's New Bike Park (with Photos)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 4:46 PM

By now, you're likely aware that Mt. Bachelor is about to open its new lift-served downhill mountain bike park. We rode it last week. It was fun. You can read about it here.

Today they revealed new information. Here's what's up:

Opening day: Friday, Sept. 13
Hours: 10am-4pm, daily
Closing day: Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day)
Ticket price: $29 for full day; $19 for afternoon session (starting at 1pm); 3-ticket pack for $69

Annnnnd here are more photos (and a trail map!).

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FREE Ghost Tree Dinner on the Range Tickets!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Yeah, you read that right! We are giving away two tickets for a phenomenal small-plate dinner and fundraiser at the Sunriver Meadows Golf Course, the Ghost Tree Invitational!

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Saturday Aug. 24 starting at 5 pm you can eat really good food and drink wine and beer for free! More information at ghosttreeinvitational.com.

While the Ghost Tree Invitational no longer invites celebrities in to play in the tournament and attend the dinner, to win these tickets, comment with the celebrity you WISH Ghost Tree would bring to entertain at the dinner.

Just comment below with a celebrity name and we'll pick a winner tomorrow.

Thanks for reading and enjoy some free food and drink!

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STUFF FOR FREE! Joshua Radin Tickets!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

We have two tickets to the Joshua Radin concert at the Athletic Club of Bend this Sunday and we want YOU to have them!

Radin will perform with special guest Gregory Allen Isakov at 6 pm, Sunday Aug. 25.

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According to Wikipedia, in 2004 Zach Braff introduced Radin's first composition, "Winter" to "Scrubs'" show creator, Bill Lawrence, who ultimately used several of Radin's songs in various scenes of the hit television series.

Braff is a music obsessive—see the Grammy award winning Garden State Soundtrack that he put together for the film he wrote, produced, directed and starred in—and some of the most memorable moments in "Scrubs" take place to an unconventional sitcom soundtrack.

So...to win these tickets we want 100 words or less on your favorite use of music in a "Scrubs" episode!

Read more about how Radin got his start in this week's Sound section.
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Comment below and we will pick a winner tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

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