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Review: Warm Gadget Returns with 'Rituals'

Review: Warm Gadget Returns with 'Rituals'

After three years, the alternative metal duo drops a new EP
Tim Vester is probably most known in the Central Oregon scene for his work in the band Scary Busey. Colten Williams, on the other hand, is best known for crafting insane beats with MOsley WOtta.

Barefoot Melodies

A tribute to two local musicians, who rose up from Bend's open mic scene to record an album and play at Bend Roots
Every music scene has one: the fan who stands at the front, dancing like no one else is watching. In the case of Melodi Johnson, the dancing rose to a fever pitch the second she hit the floor—a shimmering, snake-like twirl that would emerge from her body, whether the tunes were of the mellow folk variety or more "wall of sound."

Double Release Party for Indubious

Volcanic Theatre Pub will host two nights of Indubious—its first shows since the shutdown of indoor activities
Indubious is bringing live music back to the Volcanic Theatre Pub next week by celebrating the release of its new album, “The Bridge.”

Rebuilding Bend's Les Schwab Amphitheater

Bend's biggest stage is getting a new look
If you've been on Shevlin-Hixon Drive in Bend recently, you might have noticed something strange as you drove, ran, walked or biked by—namely, that the Les Schwab Amphitheater is completely unrecognizable. Before, depending on which way you were coming from, your eye would be drawn toward the murals on the back or front sides of the stage.

"Anxiety" Rocks

The Poolside Leper Society album is a thrilling listen that allows you to scream, and then breathe
There have been plenty of moments over the last year when screaming would have been a totally appropriate reaction to life—which is why the full-length debut from Poolside Leper Society might come in handy, more now than ever. Released in February and titled "Anxiety," the album features eight tracks recorded at the Firing Room in Bend during 2020, along with four other cuts recorded by the band themselves from 2017 to 2018.

Brandon Campbell and The Northwest Three Head South of the Border... Sort of

A Wall of Voodo cover that stands out from the original
Brandon Campbell and The Northwest Three have been cooped up for far too long during this pandemic. Their last in-person show was on March 12, 2020—for musicians, that's basically like LeBron James not dribbling a basketball for a whole year.

Grammy Awards Preview

Predictions and wishes for the 63rd year of the Grammys
It's that time of the year again—music's biggest night! This Sunday, the 63rd Grammy Awards will take place, highlighting some of the best in music from 2020.

'Where the Ocean Meets the Sky'

Julie Hanney's third album is a collection of peaceful and warming piano tracks
Bend pianist/composer Julie Hanney has been involved with music for decades, doing everything from being a piano teacher to being a published composer and professional musician who just released her third solo piano album. The album, titled "Where the Ocean Meets the Sky," is made of 14 softly crafted piano songs that really capture a moment of peace—an offering Hanney thought would be beneficial not only to her, but others throughout the past trying year.

Source Material

Local and regional highlights from music in February
This week, Daft Punk announced its split/retirement in a short film where one of the famed robots-in-disguise blows up in a desert.

Review: Lupine's "Midnight"

The singer/songwriter's first full-length album is a collection of personal anecdotes and thoughts
At the end of last year the Source ran a Q&A with Bend local Ella Peterson, who makes music under the artist name Lupine. At the time she only had a few pieces of music released, but now Peterson has kicked off the year with the release of the debut full-length album, "Midnight."

A Central Oregon Love Song

Kolby Knickerbocker's latest song is an ode to his wife... just in time for Valentine's Day
Why not dedicate a song to your partner? Or if your skills fit the bill, write a song for them... which happens to be exactly what Bend artist Kolby Knickerbocker did.

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