Garcia Peoples Head West

Garcia Peoples Head West

New Jersey rockers get the ball rolling with a solid debut
There's a cliché about life and open doors, and in a sense, it's kind of true. At least that's something Tom Malach, guitar player in the alternative rock band, Garcia Peoples, is becoming more aware of following the release of their debut album, "Cosmic Cash."

2019 is Gonna Be Juicy For Handmade Moments

Just like the fruit off the Paw Paw Tree
Following a collision in their biodiesel bus in 2016, Anna Moss and Joel Ludford were on a track of recovery. Not just physically, but also mentally and spiritually as well.

Watching the Night Channels

"03" is just the beginning
A bunch of dudes jamming out in the wilderness just feels like Bend, doesn’t it? And that’s exactly what local band Night Channels did with its debut single’s music video.

New Year's Eve With Larry and His Flask

The boys of Bend set 2019 off right
Hometown rockers Larry and His Flask are prepped to take over the Domino Room New Year's Eve. You can't go wrong jamming out with some local favorites to start the new year, and there isn't anything else the guys would rather be doing, either.

Top 10(ish) Music Shows of 2018

A local DJ waxes about the best live music he saw this year, and our editor sneaks in one, too
Editor's note: Central Oregon gets more than its fair share of great touring acts, as well as local musicians, hitting its stages. To help us recall some of the best nights in live music, we consulted someone who attends more than his fair share of shows: local DJ Mike Thomas, who I join each Thursday on his morning show on 92.9 FM.

FireOnyx is set to Thrill

An album release galore for Brother Gabe
Parallel 44's founder Gabe Johnson is stepping even more out into the music scene with the release party of his solo debut album "FireOnyx" at the Volcanic Theatre Pub.

A Lifelong Dream

The Jess Ryan Band gears up for a debut album
If you're a fan of the local live music scene in Bend, you've probably seen Jess Ryan drawing an audience at various venues — either solo at open mics, or with her ensemble The Jess Ryan Band. Primarily influenced by alt rock bands of the '90s, her band's sound features blues-drenched lead guitar, groovy bass lines and Ryan's smoky vocals.

On His Own Again

Jacob Miller is feeling at home in his own skin with his debut solo record on the way
Almost a decade ago, singer-songwriter Jacob Miller boarded Amtrak's famous Empire Builder line with a one-way ticket headed west. With a population of less than 1,000, Miller left behind the small-town life of Eden, Wis., with his suitcase and a Fender Jaguar guitar in hand.

Sing along with the Masters

Bend choir makes a joyful noise at the Tower
The Mastersingers of Central Oregon make spirits bright with John Rutter's Magnificat, plus a handful of favorite holiday tunes, at the Tower Theatre this weekend. Rutter's popular elaboration of the classic song of praise, also known as the "Song of Mary," is a joy-filled masterwork the Mastersingers will perform with the accompaniment of a 25-piece orchestra culled from the Central Oregon Symphony and a few exceptional musicians from local high schools and colleges.

Honky Tonk Heaven

Whitey Morgan and the 78's play country cut from the cloth of honky-tonk legends
Whitey Morgan, a purveyor of pure, unadulterated country music, is headed to Bend this weekend for a show at the Midtown Ballroom.

Move Over, Mariah

Gypsy-punk rockers Diego's Umbrella shows off a softer side on "The Christmas Revels"
San Francisco's Diego's Umbrella has been pioneering its own brand of high-energy gypsy rock since 2001, and in the meantime have become touring favorites in Bend.


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Yonder Mountain String Band & Handmade Moments

Yonder Mountain String Band & Handmade Moments - Midtown Ballroom

Wed., Jan. 16, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
BOOMERS Dueling Pianos

BOOMERS Dueling Pianos - Northside Bar & Grill

Wed., Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday Concert Series: Jacob Miller

Saturday Concert Series: Jacob Miller - LOGE Entrada

Sat., Jan. 19, 6 p.m.
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