Getting Sweaty with Dusty Rhodes, Hillstomp and Great American Taxi | Sound Stories & Interviews | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

Getting Sweaty with Dusty Rhodes, Hillstomp and Great American Taxi 

Oh boy. It was a sweaty weekend in live music.

Oh boy. It was a sweaty weekend in live music. We're talking Patrick Ewing, better-change your-shirt-at-halftime sort of sweaty. So here's what happened: hot temperatures collided with a migrating front of wildly awesome live bands, causing the music scene to collectively and shamelessly sweat for no less than three days.

Sound Check perspired thoroughly this weekend, too. And you should know that when Sound Check sweats, it's not a sexy glow but rather a violent drip of toxins that falls from our brows as we bob our heads to the music. That's precisely what we were doing on Friday night at the Domino Room where Domino Room was celebrating the release of their new album, Darker the Night.

The mostly young and mostly shorts-and-T-shirt-clad audience didn't waste time getting sweaty when John Johnson and Henry Kammerer stepped onto the stage and ripped into their familiar junkyard trance blues. The place was hopping from the get go, with Kammerer standing up, rather than remaining seated, as is his wont, violently smacking about a tambourine before getting his guitar on. Their set was heavy with cuts from the new record, but did include the sort of R.L. Burnside-inspired favorites that the loyal fans have come to love.

After a hot Saturday watching sweaty cyclists downtown for the Cascade Cycling Classic, Sound Check headed down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for the free show from Great American Taxi. Fronted by Leftover Salmon's Vince Herman, the band's jammy, rootsy vibe suited the lazy, slightly boozy atmosphere at the amphitheater. As the band played a near-perfect cover of The Band's "Twilight," storm clouds approached, making things less sweaty and more scary. Alas, it didn't really rain.

To close out the weekend, we arrived at Silver Moon Brewing and upon entering, realized, "Hey, it's not that hot in here!" We were there to see Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, the Southern California cross-genre soulful rock band, who was stopping in Bend on what they say is their last tour. That was sad, but the band's set was anything but, replete with handclaps on favorites like "All One" and full of front man Dustin Apodaca's preacher-like diatribes. Soon, it was sweaty inside the Moon, but Sound Check didn't mind, because we were rocking and sending the band off in style.

For the past three days, we've been sitting in a pool of ice (and Natural Ice) in the Source basement, watching the thunderstorms and trying not to sweat. At least not until this weekend.

About The Author

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of Sound Check

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Triple Whammy

    Triple Whammy

    Eric Leadbetter helps bring joy to the music scene, food industry and hospital workers with the St. Charles Meal Mission
    • Jun 1, 2020
  • Life in the 'Badlands' ▶ [with video]

    Life in the 'Badlands' ▶ [with video]

    Casey Parnell's debut solo album is set to the background of nature
    • Jul 29, 2020
Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
An Evening with Black Flowers Black Sun

An Evening with Black Flowers Black Sun - Silver Moon Brewing

Sat., June 19, 8-10 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

  •   @sourceweekly on Instagram

Latest in Sound Stories & Interviews

More by Source Weekly

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2021 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation