The dust has barely settled on 2013 and we're already wishing (big giant wishes) for a stellar year of live music in Central Oregon.
Some of Portland’s best bands have either just released albums or are working on new material; surely they’d love to travel to the beautiful High Desert! There are also many popular bands who will be touring again this year and have either been to Bend before or live within such proximity it’s really bananas they haven’t made it to town yet.
This week’s Friday Mixtape is a mash of those bands. Whether it’s wishful thinking to hope for the return of alt-rock geniuses Wilco or a graduation for Amos Lee from the Athletic Club of Bend to the Les Schwab Amphitheater, this list is comprised of many band’s whose shows would make 2014 a stellar live music year Bend.