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Violent Femmes + Flogging Molly + Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Violent Femmes + Flogging Molly + Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

What happens when the openers are also the headliners?
If nothing else, the folk-rockers Violent Femmes have ensured that angst-ridden teens over the last four decades have been able to count to 10. Ten being for everything, everything, everything, everything.

Coming Together

Love, DEAN's debut album is a personal collection of tunes aimed at bringing people closer
Luke and Rachael Price met while attending the Berklee College of Music, waiting in line during orientation. A few months later they would start making music together, after Luke was able to convince Rachael to sing some songs for him.

All Grown Up

Jimmy Eat World has been around for nearly 30 years, and they're still rocking stages
Jimmy Eat World has been together for nearly 30 years, but it wasn't until 2001 that most people knew who they were. It was their third album and hit song "The Middle" that cemented them into the pop-rock music scene.

Music Videos at BendFilm

Ten artists will feature submissions during the first year of the new highlighted category
There's an art to making the perfect music video, and over the years they've evolved and taken on many styles. Some are released as high-art short films, like Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while some stick true to the lyrics within the song.

Must See: My Morning Jacket + Durand Jones & The Indications

With new music from both bands inspired by love and hope, this is the kind of concert we need in our lives right now
On Sunday, Les Schwab Amphitheater will host one of the best live bills to play Central Oregon this year. My Morning Jacket will be joined by Durand Jones & The Indications, two bands that are each bolstered with talented musicians and moments of awe-inspiring sound in their music.

Kenzi's Triple Play

Bend's Spencer Brown broke his creative block and zoned in on three new singles
When the situation calls for it, sometimes you have to come in hot. Sometimes it's just the right play—a move that will leave an impact.

Jeshua Marshall Shines on his Solo Debut

"Shoot The Moon" shows the musician opening up and having fun
There are nods to Central Oregon all throughout Jeshua Marshall's first solo album. Whether it be his mentions of the area's desert landscapes, the juniper trees or an entire song titled "Ochoco Hills," there is plenty of homegrown love on the album.

Source Material

Kanye vs. Drake, and the highlights in music from the month of August
Drake and Kanye West are two of the biggest names in the music world. When it was discovered that the two would be releasing albums within a week of each other, the hype around the battle was rising on social media.

Deep Sea Diver is Ready to Hit The Road

Frontwoman Jessica Dobson talks about craving the stage, "Impossible Weight" and reflects on her career in music
On her 11th birthday, Jessica Dobson's aunt gifted her with an electric guitar. Her life from there was split into a new chapter.

Leadbetter Band Announces new Album, 'Howl'

Following two singles and an opening for ZZ Top, things are heating up for some of Central Oregon's favorite jammers.
This year's Britt Music & Arts Festival concert season in Jacksonville, Oregon, was a memorable one for a certain Central Oregon band. The Leadbetter Band (Eric Leadbetter, Patrick Pearsall, Dylan Bernal) was originally set to perform earlier in the day on Aug. 17 as an opener on the side stage, but the opening act on the main stage had to pull out a couple weeks before the show.

Chicago's Out to Blow the Roof Off

Longtime classic horn band brings the hits to Bend
Chicago was my very first rock 'n' roll concert, on March 14, 1971, at the Tulsa Assembly Center, and it was cathartic. We were juniors in high school, just shy of driving privileges, so my dad drove a buddy and me down to T-Town from Independence, Kansas.


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