Old School Spin

Old School Spin

Celebrate Record Store Day in Bend at Ranch Records and Recycle Music
Some may consider newspapers, paper-bound books and record stores a thing of the past.

A Live Experience

World's Finest recreates a live performance on the new album, "Chromatophores"
While the World's Finest performance on 4/20 may be a celebration of the cannabis community in Central Oregon, you don't have to be someone who partakes in the enjoyment of the plant in order to enjoy the varied, yet refined sound of the band.

New Depth

Hillstomp writes their most personal album yet, while still letting you rock the eff out
Whether you've lived in Bend for six months or 60 years, you may very well have gotten down to the slide guitar and bucket banging sounds of Hillstomp.

Playin' On Tulsa Time

Just 1,812 miles from here
How exactly does a rock band from Central Oregon end up headlining a benefit concert in honor of Leon Russell in Tulsa, Okla.?

For the People

Missoula-based band The Lil Smokies bring high-energy bluegrass to Bend
When you hear someone say they love Lil Smokies, they're not always talking about the delightful little sausages covered in BBQ sauce, sometimes wrapped in a crescent roll.

The Animated Guitar

Kaki King blends audio and visual through projection mapping on a guitar, giving new life to the instrument
What leads someone to choose a specific instrument?

Kindred Souls

Most bands start by playing live and then record an album. Not this new jam band supergroup
If you want to hear the jam band-style rock music this group of talented and experienced musicians brings to the table, for the most part, you'll have to catch them live.

Electric Art

Adam Mendel creates solid body electric ukuleles with his company Riverbend Instruments
Plenty of big names and longtime residents come to mind when thinking about musical instruments made in Central Oregon.

Experience is Key

Flogging Molly evolves with the music industry, bringing their high-energy Celtic rock to Bend
We tend to have a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants culture in the music scene in Bend—which means few shows sell out months in advance.

So Much Funk

Parallel 44 celebrates 1,000 shows in Central Oregon with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Mr. P Funk himself, George Clinton, describes an alien encounter he had.

Full Nelson

Lukas Nelson and his band bring a full-on show of funk, blues, country and rock to Bend
Lukas Nelson has been releasing music and touring for nearly a decade now, but he's treating the recently released self-titled album from his band, "Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real" as if it's a second beginning to his music career.


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