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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