30 Years in the Making

30 Years in the Making

The Posies reunite the original alt-rock lineup for a 30th anniversary tour
Doing anything for 30 years deserves celebration.

Sound Stories & Interviews


Relatable Expression

Brooklyn's Animal Years connects with listeners through shared similar experiences
Look at the stats for Brooklyn-based folk-rockers Animal Years and you can't help but be impressed, even before hearing their infectious sound.

Sound Stories & Interviews

Pop-Punk Nostalgia

Bend's Capture the Flag reunites for one show
You may have varying opinions on the pop-punk genre, but Bend's Capture the Flag loves everything about it—the catchy hooks, the lyrics, the overall sound.

Sound Stories & Interviews

Band Moms

For Mother's Day, a shout-out to moms in music
This week, in honor of Mother's Day, we recognize some of the hardworking moms in the music industry. These ladies manage to juggle a career in the chaotic music industry with raising small children—often with interesting names.

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Soul Superstar

Booker T. Jones was instrumental in establishing Southern soul music. He's since won nearly every musical award there is, and plays often with new "neo soul" musicians
Fifty-eight years ago, Booker T. Jones got himself an after-school job playing the music he'd loved since he was a toddler. 

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Super Prof

Minnesota-based rapper Prof takes on a more sophisticated persona on new album, "Pookie Baby"
At the end of 2013, Minnesota-based rapper Prof (real name Jacob Anderson) joined Rhymesayers Entertainment, an indie hip-hop label known for representing Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali and many more of your favorite hip-hop musicians and rappers.

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Wild Child and Stelth Ulvang show postponed

New VTP date planned for early August
The Wild Child show scheduled for Monday, April 30 at Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend has been postponed due to lead singer Kelsey Wilson reportedly having vocal issues, according to a post on Volcanic's Facebook page.  Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers was scheduled to open.

Upcoming Shows

World Traveler

Stelth Ulvang performs songs from his latest solo album, "American Boredom," while on break from touring with The Lumineers
Even though we write about music every week, it's not often that nationally touring musicians personally reach out to request coverage.

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Grateful for Garcia

Roots of Creation performs its Grateful Dead-meets-reggae cover album; "Grateful Dub," in its entirety
Certain bands have staying power—and not only bands, but genres, too.

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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.

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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.

Sound Stories & Interviews

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.

Sound Stories & Interviews

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.?

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