Friday, August 1, 2014

PICK - First Friday, great art @ Velvet

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

First Friday
ART—With decidedly urban sensibilities and nods toward pop culture, Kalvin Panther creates images—often reconstituted headshots of recognizable celebs—so expressive you may expect them to address you by first name. A collection of his recent work is complemented by DJ Barisone. And stop by Bishops (130 NW Oregon Ave) to check out the Source’s own Artist-of-the-Month show. 8 pm. Velvet, 805 NW Wall St. Free.
  • Favorite
  • Email

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Performing at Pickathon: Nashville's Diarrhea Planet

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM

  • Pooneh Ghana
Pop-punk Diarrhea Planet holler their way into hearts

How many guitars is too many guitars? No such thing, said Jordan Smith, singer and guitarist (aren’t they all?) for Nashville’s young aggressive arena rockers Diarrhea Planet. Four guitars is the lucky number for the band, and Smith explained that the quartet doesn’t feel like overkill.

“You could have four guitars playing rhythm and you’d have sticklers in the audience saying ‘Well there’s no point,’ “ winced Smith in a mocking falsetto. “The point is you want it to sound huge, duh!”

Huge is an understatement for the six-piece who blast screaming guitar solos (sometimes three at a time) coupled with shout-along vocals, a crusty charisma and a name that stays plastered in your brain like the cocaine mountain scene in Scarface. Smith’s favorite euphemism for the band came from a recent show in Denver where another musician deemed them some middle ground between My Bloody Valentine and Andrew WK.

“That’s what I’m talking about!” said Smith, “Four guitars turned up really loud to where the harmonic content creates a wall that hits you. You can focus on individual, parts but at the end of the day it’s big rock hooks.”

To me—a 25-year-old west-coaster who grew up listening to ‘90s pop-punk icons like Blink 182, Smashing Pumpkins Pavement and a cocktail of other garage alt-rockers and pop punkers—Diarrhea Planet’s mix of alternative and mainstream rock just makes sense. It’s nostalgic for an era when half-naked sock-clad, longhaired rockers commanded MTV and crowd surfing was a requirement not an option. It’s an era that I’ve heard apathetic friends glaze over as a record skip in the history of rock and roll, not far enough removed from memory to contextualize its influence, but out of sight, meaning out of mind.

They are wrong. They’re all wrong. And Diarrhea Planet proves it. With a sensibility that falls somewhere between ridiculous humor and taking their noodling way too seriously, their 2013 full-length I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams is a face-melter, and their live shows, with the epic fist-pumping closer “Ghost with a Boner,” is one you have to see in person to believe. 

The band also proves that poop jokes are still, and will always be funny. ALWAYS.

“Everybody can relate to poop jokes because poop is such an inconvenient thing,” said Smith. “Everyone has had a bad moment with poop. Hopefully I don’t ever have to go to Diarrhea Planet. Hopefully I can just keep playing in a band called that.”

Diarrhea Planet
Pickathon Music Festival
Fri., Aug. 1
1am @ the Galaxy Barn
Sat., Aug. 2
4:20 pm @ the Woods Stage
  • Pooneh Ghana

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , ,

PICK:BALLYHOO! and Bumpin Uglies

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:10 PM

  • Ballyhoo!
thursday 31
Ballyhoo! and Bumpin Uglies
REGGAE—With songs like “White Boy Reggae,” (hey, at least they admit it) and “Hallucinations,” Bumpin Uglies is a SoCal dream, a summertime piña colada of Sublime and sunshine. Ballyhoo!  as an exclamation point in its name, so there’s that. Necktie Killer opens. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $10. 
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , ,

PICK: Josh Turner

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

COUNTRY—If we were crude, we’d call this country crooner a panty-dropper. Instead, let’s just say that Josh Turner's rich, bass vocals and handsome mug have a way of raising the hairs on the back of your neck. When the Nashville-born singer tells us “Everything is Fine,” we're inclined to believe him.

6 pm. Deschutes County Fair and Expo, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. Free with ticket, available at McDonalds between 2 and 7 pm.

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

District 54 Candidates Knute Buehler and Craig Wilhelm Face Off Tuesday in Bend Chamber Debate

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

One way or another, voters will be getting a new representative for House District 54. Rep. Jason Conger (R), who currently fills that seat, will be returning to his law practice following his defeat to Monica Wehby in the Oregon Senate primary election.

District 54 candidates Republican Knute Buehler and Democrat Craig Wilhelm will debate the issues—including the economy, Oregon's budget, job creation, education, healthcare, and land use issue—as part of the Bend Chamber's "What's Brewing" series Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Volcanic Theatre Pub.The modified presidential style debate will be moderated Aaron Switzer (Source Weekly), Jamie Christman (Bend Chamber), and Kelly Bleyer (NewsTalk 1110 KBND).

Dr. Knute Buehler is a doctor and small business owner who grew up in Roseburg and earned his degree in microbiology from the University of Oregon in 1986, where he was the university's first Rhodes Scholar. He went on to study politics and economics at Oxford University from 1988 to 1990 and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1991. Buehler current teaches at Oregon State University School of Public Health as an adjunct professor and serves as medical device consultant. He also serves on the budget committee for the Bend-La Pine School District and on the board of the Ford Family Foundation, Oregon State University Foundation and the St. Charles Health System. He has previously served on the board of OSU-Cascades Campus, St. Charles Health System Foundation, Oregon Orthopedic Association, Central Oregon Medical Society and High Desert Museum.

Craig Wilhelm is decorated military veteran and president and part owner of a business that provides metal recycling services to the federal government. He graduated from West Point in 1993 and commanded the largest Chinook helicopters unit in the U.S. Army, after serving for more than 13 years in the United States, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Wilhelm earned his Masters of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business between deployments. He also worked for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics). Wilhelm currently volunteers by providing strategic planning assistance to the Central Oregon Food Policy Council, the Crook County Foundation and the Bethlehem Inn, and in 2010 founded the Windy25 Memorial Fun, which honors the crew members of Windy25, who died in a combat helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

Tickets to the debate are available in advance and at the door; the price includes one beverage.

What’s Brewing? – Bend’s Town Hall
Tue., Aug. 5, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. 
$15 members, $20 non-members (in advance). An addition $5 at the door.

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Macrobrew Masterpiece: Local Artists Honor PBR

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM

  • Trever Joers
Yeah, I'll say it, Bend. I love PBR. As much as I enjoy a nice chewy oatmeal stout, a light wheaty Kölsch or the hop punch of one of our locally brewed IPAs, in the heat of summer I often find myself craving the light sweet ice-cold embrace of a good ol’ fashioned Pabst Blue Ribbon. Apparently, I'm not the only one. Local artists, at the bidding of PBR, have put together odes to the staple beer for the annual PBR Art competition. You can be a part of judging the creative repurposing of cans, honorary paintings, sculptures, fashions and photographs by showing up at JC's Bar & Grill on August 1 and have a look for yourself. 
  • Trever Joers
Of course, you can’t win blue ribbons without following the rules. All forms of art can be submitted, paintings (a self-portrait while sipping a PBR?), digital media (a Photoshop of an adorable kitten snuggling a PBR?), structural (see last year's winner, an incredible PBR dress, or maybe go big and think PBR throne). All art entered in the Central Oregon PBR Art competition can enter the national contest at 
  • Panambi Opazo Elliott

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , ,

What in the World: Presidential Lawsuit, Hunger Games Soundtrack, and a Local Robbery

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:47 AM

LAWSUIT: The U.S. House of Representatives is moving forward with a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for delaying certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker John Boehner has argued that the President's use of executive orders violates the separation of powers. Five Republicans opposed the otherwise party line vote of 225-201. (CNN)

HUNGER GAMES: New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (of "Royals" fame) has been tapped to select the soundtrack for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, and will write a single for the film. (LA Times)

ROBBERY: Bend police are looking for a suspect in the Wednesday morning robbery of payday loan shop ACE Cash Express. The suspect is described as a 30-something white male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, wearing a blue hoodie, jeans, a black ball cap and black sunglasses. Call Detective Sergeant Jason Maniscalco at 541-693-6911 if you have any information. (KTVZ)
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , ,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eye Witness Account: SWILL Beer Explosion!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

photo credit: ViaMoi via photopin cc
While some of you haters may say that I had it coming—what, for liking 10 Barrel's Swill beer and all, a not terribly popular "radler" that is essentially a grapefruit juice watered-down summer drink. But here's the rub: I love the "beer." It is lighter and I can drink more in one sitting. I'd even call it refreshing. Sue me.  

But on Monday night, settling into the NBC's American Ninja Warrior (greatest show on TV), I opened a bottle of Swill and it "exploded." Now, I understand that "exploded" is a technical term. It was more like an elementary school experiment—you know the one where you mix baking soda and vinegar to create a homemade volcano.

Normally, I simply soldier forward and say: "Hey, it's safe. I bought it in a store." But the bottle kept bubbling, just pouring out foam. Something seemed amiss. Sort of like Russian roulette, I opened a second bottle. When nothing happened, I figured, oh well, what are the chances for E.Coli? Third bottle: Fine. Fourth bottle: Explosion. Fifth bottle: Fizzing, half-ass explosion. 

It was no surprise to find out today that 10 Barrel has recalled their Swill—and probably sent me in search of a new summer drink. 

Question #1:  Any suggestions for a new summer drink?
Question #2:  10 Barrel, do I get my money back? 

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

Crossword Puzzle Answers 7/30

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:03 PM

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: ,

Bri Brey's Picakthon 2014 Preview

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Oregon's premiere music festival, Pickathon is this weekend and I couldn't be more excited. The three-day, eco-concious festival for the NPR crowd takes place on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Ore. just 30 minutes south of Portland.
  • Via
With over 50 bands slated to play multiple sets throughout the weekend on seven stages, the lineup can be a little overwhelming. But don't worry! I've simplified each band into one succinct sentence to help you choose who to see! Read on Pickathon attendees! And check out our handy-dandy playlist featuring 2-3 songs from each artist slated to play. I recommend putting it on shuffle and letting the bands choose you! See you on the farm. 


Nickel Creek
Reunited and it feels so good, pop-country all-stars.

Female-fronted prototype Sunset Strip LA punk rock, Joan Jett meets Misfits.

Blind Pilot
Indie rock as soft and sweet as the Charmin cuddle bear.

Sister singers and LA art rockers trip on ambient Quaalude-induced harmonies.

The War On Drugs
The best of Bruce Springsteen-style forward rock music, modernized.

Jonathan Richman
Velvet Underground turned acoustic Wes Anderson soundtrack.

Jolie Holland
Classic smoky, musky parlor jazz.

Mac DeMarco
Critic applauded chain-smoking Canadian with a tape machine and psychedelic approach to songwriting formerly known as Makeout Videotape.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Airy falsetto vocals meet reverb meets exquisitely detailed guitar riffs.


Shakey Graves
Teenage dream, 10-gallon hat, wife beater, drum in a suitcase and a command of dusty country ditties.

Epic Zeppelin-esque head-banging space punk.

Gregory Alan Isakov
Moody blue collar acoustically composed poetry.

Valerie June
Appalachia meets modern urban, rusted traditionals meet dreadlocks.

Trippy tempo-changing soul, not afraid to throw in a flute solo.

Plugged in Bowie space-folk.

Courtney Barnett
Lady Pavement, chugging '90s indie lo-fi.

People Under The Stairs
DIY socially conscious '90s rappers.

Parquet Courts
Post-modern punk influenced by sharp edges and spliffs.

The Sadies
Swinging long-time indie act with a touch of punk.

The Barr Brothers
Mood music for humid, fire-fly laden, summer evenings.

Angel Olsen
Heavenly female vocals with a twist of '60s pop and modern indie.

Grooving, airy hook-driven indie-pop.

Those Darlins
Nashville-club dance punk.

Della Mae
Pure country western layered lady vocals.

Robbie Fulks
Twangy drawling banjo and fiddle-driven country for long rail rides.

Spanish Gold
Dancy, grooving spook-rock.

Marco Benevento
Modern atmospheric jazz keys.

The Black Lillies
“Oh, Brother Where Art Thou”-style howling, jail-break country.

Mandolin Orange
Baby-faced Gothic Carolina country.

Lonnie Holley
Global spirited trance-folk.

Mikal Cronin
Poppy piano driven egg shaker-adept ditties.

Son Little
Twisted old soul meets R&B.

Possessed By Paul James
Hurricane of a one man band, fiddle, guitar, banjo and drive.

Ages And Ages
Beguiling instrumental arrangements slowly stacking vocals on percussion on swirling orchestral climax.

The Donkeys
Slightly surf rock, slightly soul, all good sense of humor.

Ural Thomas & The Pain
Another story of late-in-life discovery for an ambitious soul musician a la Charles Bradley.

Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
Ten-gallon hats and swingers, what you’d expect at a festival called Pickaton.

Love As Laughter
Bluesey flashback lo-fi catchy bouncers

Bobby Patterson
Sounds like James Brown…seriously…sounds just like James Brown.

Willie Watson
Traditional with spunk, trubadorian folk master.

Steve Gunn
Tumbling unraveling folk with a worldly twang.

Julianna Barwick
Dreamy, ambient, reverb fueled feedback harmonies.

The Men
Eddie Money meets New Orleans pop meets punk rock.


Lo-fi writhing lady-lead garage rock.

Hiss Golden Messenger
NOT a band of snakes, rather, countrycrooning mysticism.

Brownout / Brown Sabbath
Trade trombones for guitars and Ozzy for David Jimenez and you’ve got one hell of a weird tribute set.

Charlie Parr
Minnesota old-timey king.

Diarrhea Planet
Sounds less gross than the band name, ‘90s pop-punk with an indie-stoner edge and four guitars worth of noodling. 
Check out our interview with Diarrhea Planet online later this week! 

Old Buck
String band on a quick-picking bender.

Trippy soul folk.

Crow Quill Night Owls
Rag-timey jug band with serious skillz.

Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners
Classic Bayou band combining Cajun, blues and Zydeco.

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

PICK: Polecat at Pickin’ and Paddlin’

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:19 PM

AMERICANA—With Polecat, the musical sum is far greater than its parts, as the quintet patches together rock guitar chords, Celtic fiddle playing, and twangy crooning. Ideal for outdoor venues, the band brims with enthusiasm—this is music for howling at the moon. Part of Pickin’ & Paddlin’; free demos.
4- 9 pm. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way. $5 (children under 12, free).

  • Favorite
  • Email

PICK: Wanz at Alive After 5

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM


HIP-HOPMackelmore & Ryan Lewis have proved to be a steady and rising star to hitch one’s wagon to. In addition to providing a platform for previously unknown singer Mary Lambert with the “Same Love” hook, the group has helped shine a light on longtime hip-hop musician Wanz, who sings the hook for “Thrift Shop.” Wanz, whose smooth voice resembles Nate Dogg’s and has performed with the groups The Ghetto Monks and Life Ring, is moving on up with his first solo EP out this summer.

5 pm. Old Mill District. Free.

  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , ,

Join Our Newsletter

Recent Comments

Join Our Newsletter

© 2018 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation