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Now Playing: Source Weekly Home Concerts

Local music, from Central Oregon musicians' living rooms to yours
Concerts are, as many of you know, something we talk about a lot here at the Source Weekly. Usually, our calendar is filled with them.

Punk Rock for the Soul

Local band The Roof Rabbits bless us with a cathartic four-track EP when we need it the most
When I got the email with The Roof Rabbits’ new EP in my inbox, I was incredibly pumped. “Arizona,” as the project is called, features four tracks that will do very good things to your body.

Source Material

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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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