Pick's Bend Roots Picks

Who to check out during this weekend's Bend Roots Revival

Jamming in North Lake County

Christmas Valley Music Festival supports children's charities in a beautiful minimalist setting
B en Rougeou, a talented bass player from New Orleans who played with a band called Ma Fondue, loved the Christmas Valley Music Festival.

Musical Best Friends

Larry and His Flask, Woebegon and now, Regal Manner.
Ian Cook and Andrew Carew are two busy dudes.

Vast Spirit

Indubious releases its 4th album, "From Zero," focusing on gratitude; not expectation.
U sually for these interviews, I call a musician and we chat on the phone.

Stoopid Summer

Slightly Stoopid embodies the sounds of summer, making for a party that's anything but stupid
Some bands are engineered for summertime and outdoor amphitheaters—and this is one of them.

Source Spotlight: Geoff Frank

Owner of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
It's one of those phrases that many have defiantly declared, sarcastically uttered, or just merely wished were true: "Living the dream."

Covering the Hits

UB40 play Bend—covering all their hits
Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro are hardly the only musicians to have had to try to continue a music career while trying to lay claim to a famous band name.

Into the Ether

B.o.B. starts his own label and completes his "Elements" series with new album, "Ether"
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., professionally known as B.o.B., has had an interesting career thus far.

Playing with Friends

Thrice joins Deftones and Rise Against on tour and they don't have to worry about rockstar egos
Fans of alt-metal, post-hardcore and experimental rock have more to celebrate on the 4th of July than just U.S. independence.

Same Faces, Different Faces

AKA Faceless returns home to Central Oregon and sonically expands their horizons
You may recognize Trevor Martell and Jason Allenby from their days in local Bend band Patrimony.


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  • Nick and Jake Project

    Nick and Jake Project

    Thu., Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m.
    @ The Lot – Local Bend group playing handcrafted Americana/bluegrass arrangements for beer drinkers...

  • Paul Eddy

    Paul Eddy

    Thu., Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m.
    @ The Lot – Whether performing solo, with the The Beatles cover band Juju...

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