Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba)
Luz Elena Mendoza Y La Bamba

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Y La Bamba frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching and metamorphosis in her newest works. Her clarity of voice is intimately tied to a renewed musical approach, which Luz attributes to a greater self-awareness that developed through recent collaborations with singer-songwriters Edna Vazquez and Lila Downs, as well as […]

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Moon Honey

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 A Moon Honey show is not just a collection of dense, dizzying sonic splendor, but a visceral experience that saturates every sense. A guitar solo spins into a soaring vocal arpeggio only to slam down to earth with a thud. Moon Honey’s music is like a bomb going off inside a Fabergé […]

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Wimps

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Seattle’s wimps are a Seattle-based three-piece comprised of Rachel Ratner (Butts) on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Nyce (Meth Teeth) on bass and backing vocals, and Dave Ramm (The Intelligence) on drums. Wimps serve their own brand of rapid-fire punk with a smattering of lo-fi post punk guitar work to create an […]

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Thick Business

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 From Boise, ID, Thick Business will throw an introspective dance party for those festival-goers and town folk alike. “Thick Business borders on the epic while still being a damn good time.” – says Fiona Hannigan for APES ON TAPE. SUPER HARD SUPER STARS “It was like I was watching The Doors but […]

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Hillfolk Noir

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing. Hillfolk Noir’s […]

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Clarke and the Himselfs

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records, transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice, and no loops, creating catchy, dark, powerful sounds that are supported ultimately by the gravity of the […]

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Bijouxx

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Artist K. Velate Swope brings new music to EOFF in her most recent incarnation Bijouxx. “bijoux sings, nested gently in some infinite and horizontal plane.Both a ripple and a void, she releases her rounded pearls to skitter outward and bathe you in loneliness.

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Dear Mr. Henshaw is the new solo project from Mike Surber (of Sons of Guns andFast Man). The acoustic guitar lays on a bed of stomp box percussion and ethereal string echoes. The lyrics are a shoebox full of old love letters and dirty pictures. It’s an intense and gentle one-man show. […]

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HAM n CHEESE

THURSDAY MAY 7 / ART CENTER  There is a band as local as it gets, who really ham it up in a very cheesy way- Ham n Cheese. They play a rambunctious mix of rock,county, punk,show tunes, you name it. They are- Hard knuckled, extreme outdoorsman, and totally legitimate businessman Roger “Barnstorm” Barnes on bass, […]

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JAMES DEAN KINDLE & THE EASTERN OREGON PLAYBOYS

THURSDAY MAY 7 / THE ART CENTER This past fall James Dean Kindle his longtime backing band The Eastern Oregon Playboys released their third album, Many Splendored Things. This album marks a creative turn for the Pendleton, OR singer-sonwriter as it is a full immersion into the sounds of country and western music a la […]

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BIJOUX

FRIDAY MAY 8 / GRANADA “bijoux sings, nested gently in some infinite and horizontal plane. Both a ripple and a void, she releases her rounded pearls to skitter outward and bathe you in loneliness. she was known previously as Grandma Kelsey, and is excited to return to the Granada”

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HILLFOLK NOIR

FRIDAY MAY 8 / BENCHWARMER’S PARKING LOT Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking […]

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OLD DEATH WHISPER

FRIDAY MAY 8 / BENCHWARMER’S PARKING LOT Old Death Whisper is a cocktail of dirty western roots music and country tinged parlor tunes. ODW loves good old country and folk music of early America. Sea shanties, spaghetti westerns (which we realize are Italian), railroad songs, road movies, pulp, noir, punk and rock and roll are […]

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LIKE A VILLAIN

SATURDAY NIGHT // ART CENTER // 8:30PM In early 2010, Holland Andrews began a solo project behind the alias of Like a Villain. She pulls her influences from notable minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, contemporary vocalists including Diamanda Galás, and modern experimental musicians like Björk, and she is heavily influenced by Broadway and opera […]

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YEAH GREAT FINE

SATURDAY MAY 9 / ART CENTER Yeah Great Fine. Something we all say when we just don’t care. Perhaps a comment on the general malaise of our generation (ourselves included). Mostly, an ironically spiritless label for a band that is anything but. Yeah Great Fine was born, like many bands, of a shared practice space […]

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HOLIDAY FRIENDS

SATURDAY MAY 9 / THE ART CENTER Although Astoria, Oregon is best known to multiple generations of pop-culture observers as the cinematic setting of the ‘80s cult classic The Goonies, the rugged riverfront city now has another distinction: as the home of the fab new pop-rock combo known as Holiday Friends. On its consistently uplifting […]

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LIONSWEB

Saturday night, March 2nd, catch Lionsweb along with The Dirty Moogs & AND AND AND for the final after-party of EOFF2013 and part of the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Musician You see her, a thin, flaxen-haired young woman readying herself for an intimate performance. In your head you hear her voice before she […]

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THE DIRTY MOOGS

Saturday March 2nd, as part of the Treefort Music Fest showcase after-party catch The Dirty Moogs with fellow Boise group Lionsweb and Portland’s And And And for a great finale event at The Art Center at The Old Library. While Boise, Idaho based trio The Dirty Moogs twiddle their knobs in homage to their synthesized […]

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AND AND AND

Saturday night, March 2nd, at the Art Center (Festival Hub) catch AND AND AND along with THE DIRTY MOOGS & LIONSWEB for the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Band Three members of And And And (singer/guitarist Nathan Baumgartner, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wiggans, and bassist Jonathan Sallas) grew up together in an economically depressed small town on […]

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Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, which has multiple definitions up to and including […]

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FINN RIGGINS

Join Finn Riggins for a night of head bobbing and dance happy craziness at Mt. Emily Ale House, Friday Night, March 1st.  Music will kick off in the evening around 9pm.  Catch them with fellow Boise artists Hillfolk Noir and Grandma Kelsey. Dynamic and energetic indie rock trio Finn Riggins has made a name for […]

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Grandma Kelsey

Grandma Kelsey is the anonym of Boise based singer/songwriter Kelsey Swope. Singer/Songwriter Grandma Kelsey will kick off Friday Night’s after screening festivities followed by Hillfolk Noir, and Finn Riggins all hailing from Boise, Idaho. A solitary, wingless creature armed with autoharp, guitar, and song, Grandma Kelsey’s disarming voice blends poetic narratives and structured melodies that […]

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James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys

Thursday night, February 28th, enjoy James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys at Ten Depot Street along side local creation CATSKILLS for the first night after-party. Mind your tongue if you believe that Eastern Oregon is little more than methamphetamines and rodeo. James Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys roll through town like […]

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CATSKILLS

Within the multi-instrumentalism den of Jeff Grammer and steaming from the songwriting factory of Gregory Rawlins fashions a new fashion—both state of the art and rusted shut. It’s Future Rust! No, wait, it’s Catskills! Catskills will premiere their collective talons at Ten Depot Street, February, 28th as part of EOFF2013’s opening night after-party. And why […]

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Hillfolk Noir

Hillfolk Noir Supplies Opening Night Soundtrack Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce Boise, Idaho’s Hillfolk Noir as our festival kick off band Thursday, October 20th at the Granada Theater with a little pre-screening Junkerdash — then again as a follow up to the opening night film. Expect to really get cash-swanked as they […]

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James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is delighted to have our neighbors over for a visit. Announcing a 2011 Official Music Selection: James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys (Pendleton, Oregon) will conspire with Boise’s Hillfolk Noir to kick off the opening night of the 3rd annual festival held in downtown La Grande, Oregon. (Venue and […]

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Sons of Guns

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will kick off Friday night’s after party with La Grande’s own Son of Guns. The band has just released a new album ‘Oregon Slogan’ and is primed to bring the new material to the table. “Sons of Guns is a four-piece Northwest band that brings together acoustic and electric, rock and […]

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Elidila

Long time La Grande musicians Wayne Callahan and Jeff Grammer bring their most recent project / band ‘Elidila’ (pronounced elah – dee – lah) to the table. Elidila is wrapping up their first West Coast tour – playing with the likes of Tartufi, The Music Wrong, Lia Rose and many more. This experimental/rock combo recently […]

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Finn Riggins

Finn Riggins will be honoring EOFF again this year with their increasingly rich musical escapades.  Eastern Oregon Film Festival welcomes the Riggins’ to 2011 with the Official Selection stamp (as seen on their photo below. 🙂  La Grande has been a stopping point for these busy bodies – they have played shows all of the […]

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Gregory Rawlins

Gregory Rawlins In a world of quick fixes and shock value, one-hit wonders and weekly online sensations, it is a rare treat to hear a songwriter like Gregory Rawlins, a poet whose words are both whittled from the sturdy oak of folk tradition as they are tempered by the modern-day skyscraper. His images dance whimsically, […]

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Atomic Mama

There is nothing we love more than having new (and might I add, mind-blowingly swell) music groups getting a taste of La Grande – and in return letting us taste them (maybe that came out poorly). Regardless – Eastern Oregon Film Festival presents yet another act that promises to deliver – 2011 Official Music Selection […]

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Jared Mees & The Grown Children

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is plump with excitement to announce our final 2011 Official Music Selection – hailing from the tenderest parts of Portlandia — Jared Mees & The Grown Children. Jared Mees, at the helm of both the band and Tender Loving Empire (the Portland- based record label, screenprinting studio, and local-centric handmade consignment […]

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Hillfolk Noir (Boise, ID)

Venue: Granada Theater & White House Coffee Filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll, and fed by family history and an affinity for acoustic mountain music, medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar roots gumbo is, like the carnival midway, at once inviting and foreboding. Look no further […]

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Sons of Guns (La Grande, OR / Seattle, WA)
Sons of Guns 2010 EOFF

  The Decompression Party Venue: Mt. Emily Ale House Sons of Guns was born in La Grande, ran away to Seattle to sew things, then returned to the Prodigal Brunches of Eastern Oregon’s table.  Their new album “Oregon Slogan” will be available July 2011. Band Website: www.sonsofgunsmusic.com

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Finn Riggins (Hailey, ID)

Venue: Benchwarmer’s Bar & Grill Finn Riggins is the result of a longtime collaboration between Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson. Having met while completing their music degrees at the University of Idaho, the trio began playing music together in 2000, an endeavor that would ultimately culminate in what is now Finn Riggins. In […]

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Yeah Great Fine (Portland, OR)

Venue: Benchwarmer’s Bar & Grill Yeah Great Fine. Something we all say when we just don’t care. Perhaps a comment on the general malaise of our generation (ourselves included). Mostly, an ironically spiritless label for a band that is anything but. Yeah Great Fine was born, like many bands, of a shared practice space and […]

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