Every time I hear Fort Collins, Colorado-based bluegrass band Head for the Hills, who are playing tonight for free at McMenamin's Old St. Francis School, is coming to town I kinda get creeped out. No, not because of them at all, I'm not afraid of beards and bluegrass (I actually have a thing for guys with beards as it may be.) The silly reason is because their name sounds strikingly similar to that scary movie The Hills Have Eyes. The two have nothing in common except the words "hills", I am aware of this. It's just subconscious, I guess.
No need to fear though, when the Colorado quartet hits the stage at McMenamins tonight any nonsensical visions of bad horror movies will escape your mind and be replaced with cool exultation. We've been lucky enough to have Head for the Hills grace us with their presence several times in the last year, we're even done a feature. The show's not always free though, so take this opportunity to get down to some acoustic bluegrass.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
7pm. All ages, free.
Who is this Anne Pick girl? Where's Mike Bookey? These are questions that you may be asking yourself and the answer is simple. I am jumping on the Blender Blog team along with Mike to keep you up to date on all of the musical and non-musical goings on in Central Oregon. I prefer my music electronic, though I do enjoy a good acoustic band as well. Locally I dig Eric Tollefson, Empty Space Orchestra and The Autonomics. Nationally, I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, The Bravery, and I have a long background of No Doubt affection.