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WEDNESDAY 9/20
Kickland Revamps
BENDISTILLERY MARTINI BAR Live and Lo-
cal C heck in at the Martini Bar weekly for
your ration of local musical talent. Wednes-
and the Raptile Strikes Back
days. 8pm.
More new CDs from local artists
DRAKE PARK Brian Teal Teal returns to the
Bend Farmers Market with some more or-
BY ELIZABETH MARINO AND JEFF TRAINOR
ganically grown live music. 3pm-6pm.
DRAKE PARK Bend Drum Circle For info call
RYAN KICKLAND
Sarah, 408-3858. Wednesdays. 5:30pm.
WOOD CARVINGS
(Self-released)
M&J TAVERN Open Mic Night Br ing your
Bend singer/songwriter Ryan Kickland recently re-issued his 2004 album Wood Carvings with remastered
instrument(s) and an open musical heart.
Wednesdays. 8pm-11pm.
sound and bonus tracks. In a nutshell, it’s kind of like listening to modern folk music trying to figure itself
out.
MCMENAMINS Ashleigh Flynn and Sneakin’
Deep, smoky vocals, a solid guitar and occasional surprises in mixing and production make Wood Carvings
Out Flynn, an intrepid Kentucky-raised sing-
an album worth picking up. Falling somewhere between Beck and Greg Brown, Kickland’s music fits the hard
er-songwriter currently based in Portland,
stops in Bend. Sneakin’ Out complements
living/heartbroken mold of American folk songwriting. The problem is, Kickland doesn’t quite convince me that he’s lived through the life
Flynn’s sound with their acoustic rock/clas-
he’s singing about.
sical fusion. All ages. 7pm. Free.
The edgy keys and unusual mixing in songs like “Doyna Doyna” and “In the Realm of the Animal King” are the most interesting parts of
the album, while some of the percussion and straight guitar melodies in songs like “Message to the Warden” are overly repetitious.
RIVERHOUSE–RIVER ROCK GRILL Ri ver Pigs
Unlike most modern recordings, Wood Carvings does succeed in being one complete piece of art. The songs move easily from one to the
See Monday, 9/18’s listing. 8pm.
next, and so the album creates its own sort of atmosphere. Kickland is obviously talented, and when he doesn’t pay attention to the rules of the
RIVERHOUSE–RIVER ROCK GRILL Ri ver Pigs songwriting game, the music gets better. I recommend the album, but I want to hear his future work even more.
Guitarist/fi ddler Scott Foxx, guitarist Jeff For more on the man and the music, visit www.ryankickland.com. (EM)
Leslie, bassist Thomas T and drummer Dino
Mancini keep the dancefl oor packed, play-
THE DIRTBALL
ing covers and originals with roots rock,
blues, pop and Americana fl air.
RAPTILLION
Suburban Noize Records
STARS CABARET Mary Carey Th e next gov- The Dirtball, AKA Bend native David Alexander, strikes again this week with his official sophomore effort for Burbank, CA-based Suburban
ernor of California offers two titillating per-
Noize. His first, Pop a D-Ball, dropped in 2005 and upped the ante in his pursuit of the rap game dream come true.
formances at your local cabaret.
Never neglecting the virtues of bouncy production, rapid-fire rhymes and overall variety, Raptillion takes a downright cartoony tack in a
THE GROVE Hi-Top Sessions DJs Lacuna and
couple of spots. The most obvious such splash of camo face paint comes with the title track, in which the D embodies your scaliest underwater
Ali-Sun peel off indie pop, hipster beats, rap nightmare. Along similar lines, “Batter Swing” sees the MC sending fools back to the dugout with clever metaphorical curveballs. On the
exotica, stuff with guitars, and other happi-
opposite end of the spectrum, serious introspection comes with “Lifestyles,” a long, tough gaze at the repercussions of a sex, drugs and rock
ness-invoking sounds at this weekly party.
n’ roll lifestyle. In between, “Hustler Supreme” takes you to the ghetto with sampled flutes, horns, and turntable scratches – keepin’ it hot
Projected street and pop art provides the
despite its use of somewhat shop-worn gangsta allusions – and “Rock Roll” does it quick and funky style with techno/dancefloor undercur-
eye candy. 10pm. No cover.
rents. “Project Upwordz” arguably takes the mud pie with maximum abstract gloop – thick, layered, echoing vocals, turntable magic and a
B-movie horror vibe.
THURSDAY
Check out the Dirtball’s website at www.thedirtball.com.
9/21
I gotta go wash my ears. (JT) calendar@tsweekly.com
BENDISTILLERY MARTINI BAR Psychic Night
Join the Psatyric Psychic and commune with
the realms of the blurry and ethereal each
7pm. RIVERHOUSE–RIVER ROCK GRILL Ri ver Pigs
week. 8pm-10pm.
See Monday, 9/18’s listing. 8pm.
FRIDAY 9/22
PIONEER PARK, PRINEVILLE C oncert for
EL RANCHO GRANDE Open Mic Night Whip
Peace: Allan Byer and Joe Parsons Byer plays RIVERHOUSE–RIVER ROCK GRILL Ri ver Pigs
BE BOP COFFEE HOUSE Ben Macy Trio Cu l-
out your own secret talents or show up to
original Americana music including songs See Wednesday, 9/20’s listing.
ver High graduate and jazz man Ben Macy
see what Central Oregon’s lesser-known
from his latest CD, Money Talks Too Much,
performs with 2 musical buddies in a live
musicians have to offer. All ages. Call 504-
in celebration of the 25th anniversary of UN THE GROVE DJ Ras Cue The man behind the
recording session for their next album.
0135 for info. Thursdays. 1am.
Peace Day. 4pm-6pm. famous Budonkadonk party at San Francis-
co’s Milk returns once again with a big bag
BLACK HORSE SALOON Flashback Get
JC’S KC Flynn Acoustic music from a familiar
REDMOND LIBRARY Café Libri with Joe o’ gully hip hop, RnB, reggae, soul, and so
ready for a night of dancefl oor-friendly rock
local. Flynn’s latest album of songs, Maxi-
Leonardi and Anastacia Scott T he library on.
n’ roll.
mum Capacity: 49, pays homage to his on-
hosts the fabulous local father-daughter
going gig at JC’s. 8pm.
singer-songwriter most famous for their Vino MerCATO Marydith Grant Ms. Grant
COYOTE CREEK LOUNGE T he Substitutes
work in the band Stone Soup. For info call belts out the jazz and standard favorites.
Come see this local pop rock trio play hits
NORTHSIDE BAR AND GRILL FX F X is gui-
312-1032 or visit www.dpls.us. 6:30pm- Dinner reservations are suggested. 8pm.
oddities and originals. 8pm.
tarist Glenn Brookman, 7-string bassist Ed
7:45pm. Free.
Chris and guests playin’ high desert blues.
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