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The best tunes from March to help you get through those long days at home
It's safe to say that March has been pretty f*cked up from a lot of standpoints. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to go on, it’s important to remember that we will get through this no matter how uncomfortable things may get.

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A Push to Keep M&J Tavern Locally Owned

One of Bend's longest running spaces for local music is up for sale, and its longtime manager hopes to buy it
Even before the spread of coronavirus in the state of Oregon, there was always a push to make sure we were supporting locally in Central Oregon. Now times have gotten even tougher for local businesses.

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Rescheduled

A slow Central Oregon music scene as venues and artists cancel and postpone shows
Festival season and concerts aren't always the cleanest. There is an incredible number of gross things I've seen at Lollapalooza that I'd rather not share.

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The Local's Bin: A Central Oregon Music Playlist for Troubled Times

Listening to local music can soothe your soul right now—plus, it helps musicians stay afloat
The music scene is hurting right now. For fans, sure.

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Record Store Day Pushed Back

You'll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on those special vinyls
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and recommendations to withhold from attending large gatherings, the organizers of the nationally-celebrated Record Store Day announced this morning that this year's Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20. The day was originally set for April 18.

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Updated: Kacy & Clayton, more of Sisters Folk's upcoming shows canceled

Kacy & Clayton's return to Central Oregon canceled, at least for now...
UPDATE, 3/12, 6:20 pm: Sisters Folk Fest, which organized the Kacy & Clayton show as well as a number of upcoming shows in Sisters, alerted us tonight that this show, along with upcoming shows, such as Sierra Hull on April 9, are canceled for now. Sisters Folk has updated information on its website about other pending shows.

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Getting Wiser

On the cusp of Lost Ox's sophomore album
Portland's Lost Ox first became a band in 2017, then released its debut album in March of 2018. The two-year mark is upon "Wildheart," and the boys of Lost Ox have grown plenty since then.

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Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man!

Bob Dylan added to Les Schwab's summer concert lineup
Get ready, Central Oregon: A legend is headed our way this summer. Bob Dylan has announced a summer 2020 tour across the U.S., starting at the Les Schwab Amphitheater June 4.

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Two-Thirds Joseph

Natalie and Allison Closner dish on their latest album, women in music and the dynamic of being sisters in a band
Portland's Joseph is a powerhouse trio of sisters, tackling a range of rock, pop, folk, R&B and everything in between. Natalie, Allison and Meegan Closner are currently in full-swing tour mode, celebrating the release of the group's third studio album, "Good Luck, Kid."

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These Ladies Rock

Central Oregon's upcoming shows, highlight women in music
An incredible showing of women in music is coming to Central Oregon this year—so much so that you could be out supporting these artists basically every week over the next few months. Alongside Joseph (see our other Sound story this week), here's a roundup of some shows to get on your radar—but be sure to check our calendar regularly to get acquainted with the many talented local and visiting female-led acts we'll see throughout the rest of the year.

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February Selections
February is kind of a weird month where you're stuck in limbo between winter and spring.

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Polecat's Last Hoorah

Bellingham's favorite Americana band is hanging up its hat after 10 years
Ten years is a long time to be doing anything. Even only after a year in, that thing can become an integral part of your life.

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Killin' Pain

Tommy Castro and his band, The Painkillers, bring the blues to Sisters
Want to know what you're going to hear if you go catch Tommy Castro and the Painkillers next week at The Belfry? Check out "Killin' It Live," the latest album from the multiple Blues Music Award winner and his band.

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"We Don't Always Just Look Ridiculous"

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong find new territory on its latest album, but are still jamming all the same
"I'm coming in hot," said Alex Petropulos, drummer for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, as we hopped on the phone for our interview. It was a sh*tty Valentine's Day morning in San Francisco.

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Gung Ho For Shows: Primus W/ Wolfmother and Battles

Enjoy the rockers' grand tribute to Rush at the Les Schwab Amphitheater
All summer long, Primus will be touring the country while paying tribute to Rush and the Canadian band's 1977 album, "A Farewell to Kings." This is turning out to be quite the significant tour.

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