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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Last Band Standing Announces Schedule

Central Oregon's Last Band Standing announces lineup.

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:08 PM

This morning, Central Oregon's Last Band Standing, the local battle of the bands that kicks off next weekend, announced the lineups for each of the seven preliminary rounds. Here's a shot of all the bands from last night's kickoff party.

All shows are at the Century Center at 8pm on the following dates and you can click here for all the info on how to get your free tickets.

May 6th

Still Fear

The Vaulted

Tuck and Roll

Matt Borden and the MFB

May 13th

Concave Perception Chamber

Necktie Killer

Hilst and Coffey

AJ Engstrom

Dan Shanahan Band

May 20th



Shades Of Society

Blue Baby’s

Pine Lane

May 27th

Cognitive Riot

Past Fraction Zero


Box Car String Band

 June 3d




Brian Hinderberger

 June 10th

Jones Road


High Desert Hooligans

Scarlitt Fever


 June 17th

Strive Roots

Shannon Tower Band

Broken Down Guitars

Tourniquet Etiquette

Capture The Flag

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Video from Thursday Night's G. Love Show

What you missed if you texted your way through the G. Love and Special Sauce show last night.

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Dear guy in front of me at last night's G. Love and Special Sauce/Belle Brigade show,

I've posted some videos on this site for you to check out because, as far as I can tell, you didn't see much, if any, of the show at a sold-out Domino Room last night because you were texting throughout the whole show, only taking a break between songs to backpedal into me and shout either "Git er done!" or "Uh, winning!" toward the ceiling.

I don't mind the inadvertent drunken body contact. The place was packed, as was your gut with cheap beer, so no worries there. And it's a rock show -- do whatever you want to do, right?

But seriously, the "winning" stuff has to stop. And the "git 'er done" thing ended a couple years ago. Also, the finger whistling is generally frowned upon, too. I doubt G. Love, while ripping through a set that included the best of G. Love's classics as well as cuts from his new record, was all that impressed by your whistling.

And if you were there for the promising pop rock of the Belle Brigade, I hope you enjoyed it. It looked like everyone was having a good time in the packed-to-capacity venue. I know I was, and so was the rest of our staff who made it out.

OK, here's the video!



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Thursday, April 21, 2011

G. Love, The Belle Brigade Tonight in Bend

G. Love and Special Sauce hit the Domino Room with special guests The Belle Brigade.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 9:38 PM

In this week's paper, there's a great feature on G. Love, who is playing tonight at the Domino Room beginning at 9pm and the last time I checked, there were still tickets available.

The 9pm show is on a tour of G. Love dates supporting his newly released disc, Fixin' To Die, the first record on which G. Love plays without Special Sauce -- the backing band he'll have with him tonight. But the record is a delight, partially because it was produced by The Avett Brothers, giving it more twang and blues than the hip-hop edge we've come to expect from Mr. Love.

G. Love will be doing an on-air interview soon here at 92.9FM so tune in or listen online.

Also appearing tonight is a super cool opening act out of Los Angeles called The Belle Brigade fronted by the brother and sister combo of Barbara and Ethan Gruska. The siblings just happen to be the kids of singer-songwriter Jay Gruska and the grandchildren of legendary film score composer John Williams. Not a bad musical pedigree.

I'd enjoyed their new self-titled album, but got a real taste for them the other night on Jimmy Kimmel, when they played this song:

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Perfect 4/20 Gift

Just in case your family toker doesn't know when to get high.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM

In case you didn't know, today is April 20. And if you don't know why that's a special day for a faction of folks out there, well, we'll let you in on the secret -- it's a celebration of pot and its smokers. Look, it even has it's own Wikipedia entry.

We've got a few press releases touting different reasons for celebrating 4/20, but only one recommended a gift that you could give to the toker in your family. Here it is...just in case your friend has a hard time telling time and/or isn't sure when to get high.



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Monday, April 18, 2011

Video from the Weekend: ESO, Larry and His Flask, Mosley Wotta

A roundup of Saturday's outdoor free music events.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM

When I left the house around noon on Saturday afternoon and looked up at the menacing gray clouds overhead, I said something like, "Ohhh boy, I hope it doesn't rain?"

Anyway, it didn't rain, which was good, because I saw outdoor live music featuring three of our region's best acts, in April, in Bend, all freaking day. First, was Empty Space Orchestra's Record Store Day performance down in the alley behind Ranch Records. About 150 people (maybe more, maybe less...I'm not a scientist) turned out for an excellently tight set featuring some cuts from the instrumental space rock band's forthcoming self-titled record. Here's some video evidence:

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Next, it was up to Northwest Crossing for a back-to-back bill that included Larry and His Flask and Mosley Wotta at the Spring Festival. LAHF was as outrageous as ever, getting the eclectic crowd of festival goers moving in no time. BUT, at one point drummer Jamin Marshall said something along the lines of "A critic from the Source said that Central Oregon is sick of seeing Larry and His Flask and Mosley Wotta."

The crowd responded with a resounding boo, but I was like "WTF?"

So yeah, I didn't write that, Twitter it, Facebook it, fax it to my neighbors. Nor did anyone at the paper. I told Jamin that after the show, and he felt bad and apologized. We high-fived and all was well. No worries, but for the record the Source does not hate LAHF or Mosley Wotta. And that's because they play incredible live shows, like you'll see below.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Free Empty Space Orchestra Show Today

Empty Space Orchestra celebrates Record Store Day with a free show.

Posted By on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:03 PM

As Ethan mentioned yesterday, today is Record Store Day and our own Ranch Records is celebrating with a surprise, free show from Empty Space Orchestra.

The show is on the Brooks Street side of Ranch at 1pm this afternoon. ESO is also offering up a special edition two-song EP of unreleased material that won't be on their forthcoming record.

All right, I'll see you down at Ranch. Looks like it's going to stay dry, too.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Today's Pine Party at Mt. Bachelor is Canceled

Bad weather means the Pine Party is canceled.

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

We've been somewhat vocal in encouraging the entirety of Bend's workforce to disappear an hour or two early on recent Fridays to get up to Mt. Bachelor's Pine Parties -- the mountain's 4pm-7pm ski sessions on the Pine Marten chair.

But bad news -- today's Pine Party has been canceled due to a forecast that's calling for mixed precipitation. If you don't speak meteorologicalese, "mixed precipitation" can be roughly translated to "really crappy weather."

So, I hate to say it, but looks like you're going to have to stick around work this afternoon.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yonder Mountain String Band Tonight in Bend

YMSB brings its creative bluegrass to Bend tonight.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Today has been circled on the calendars of a few hundred (or several hundred) of Bend's live music fans. The wait is over and roots music fans can finally rejoice because Yonder Mountain String Band is in town tonight at the Midtown Ballroom.

If you've seen YMSB's high-energy Americana show in Bend before, you know that people here get down to this Colorado quartet. Like, really, really get down. I can't say for certain, but expect some hula hooping up in the joint tonight.

There are still tickets available, according to the promoter. is selling advance will-call-only tickets until 3:30pm today. After that, check Ranch Records.

The show is at 9pm. And it's all ages.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Body of Bend Tsunami Victim Identified

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM

A body that washed up earlier this month near the mouth of the Columbia River is that of a Bend native who disappeared after being washed out to sea last month by the Japanese tsunami.

The state forensic examiner has identified the body found April 2 in Fort Stevens Park as that of Dustin Douglas Weber, 25. Weber grew up in Bend and had recently moved to Northern California to be closer to his mother’s native Yurok tribal lands. He is the lone U.S. victim of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March.

According the Oregon State Police, a hiker spotted Weber’s remains on the beach near South Jetty in the state park. A subsequent forensic dental analysis identified the body as that of Weber who went missing from the mouth of Klamath River near Del Norte after being swept out to sea by a large wave.

Weber is the first tsunami victim in the United States since 1964 when 11 people were killed near Crescent City, Calif. following an earthquake in Alaska.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Win Tickets to the Lava City Roller Dolls Bout on Saturday

Read this blog to find out how to win tickets to see the Lava City Roller Dolls on Saturday.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Looking for something awesome to do on Saturday night? Of course you're best bet will be to check out Our Picks for this weekend, but may we also suggest the always entertaining Lava City Roller Dolls bout?

Lava City's Smokin' Ashes take on the Sick Town Derby Dames from Corvallis on Saturday night at Cascade Indoor Sports Center at 6pm. If you haven't had the chance to check out either one of our bone-crushingly amazing roller derby troupes we're going to provide you with the opportunity, which is family-friendly.


Here's how to win: head over to The Source Weekly's Facebook page and like us if you haven't already. Then, post up your reason why we should give you FOUR tickets to see the Lava City Roller Dolls and we'll pick the best response today at 5pm. Best of luck, derby fans!



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