Friday, Oct. 19
THE STEEL WHEELS
Gracing us from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels bring their own brand of bluesy folk, bluegrass and fiddle music to the stage. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $15/adv. $18/door.
KUNG FU W/ MAXWELL FRIEDMAN
Electro-fusion meets dance music — this is the show is sure to please those who like their music loud and danceable. For their west coast "Fez Tour," Kung Fu will be playing on set of originals and one set of Steely Dan covers. Local favorite Maxwell Friedman Group opens. 8:30pm. The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $15/adv., $20/door. bendticket.com
Love the Talking Heads AND looking for a killer afterparty? Life During Wartime, Portland's premier Talking Heads tribute band, will be playing at the Single Speed World Championships' awards ceremony at The Commons. 6:30-10pm. The Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free.
THE BALLROOM THIEVES
Touring on the heals of their new EP, "Paper Crown," Boston band The Ballroom Thieves occupy a unique space between indie folk pop and rock with an edge, rounded out by pleasant vocal harmonies. If you like The Head and The Heart, The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers, this show is probably for you. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12/adv. bendticket.com
Sunday, Oct. 21
The Memphis-based band formerly known as "Sex Cult" delivers punk-fueled garage rock a la San Francisco's the Dead Kennedys with a nod to London's Sex Pistols. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10/adv., $12/door.