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Indigo GirlsMarch 20
LEGENDARY FOLK — Rocking out since the mid 1980s, many will recognize the Indigo Girls for their unique, Grammy-winning folk rock. Icons in the LGBTQIA communities, both coming out before it was deemed mainstream "safe," the "Girls" are still going strong and wowing crowds across the nation. Needed in this much needed time of push-back music, they have wowed much bigger stages, so seeing them in such an intimate setting will be quite exceptional. // 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend. $58-78. Towertheatre.org
Lee Harvey Osmond Aka Tom Wilson, Aka Blackie and the Rodeo KingsApril 11
ACID FOLK — If you're a fan of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, you'll find a place in your folky heart for Canadian multifaceted artist Tom Wilson. Of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings fame, Wilson has had so many incarnations in his widespread career that its hard to know where he's at right now. His recent full-length album, "Beautiful Scars" lends itself into the melodic rumblings of someone that isn't quite yet done with exploring his tunes. It'll be trippy, that's for sure. // 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend. $12 adv., $15 door. bendticket.com
Slightly Stoopid with Iration, J Boog and the Movement
REGGAE SKA — It's just not a Bend summer without a southern Californian reggae-ska concert at Les Schwab. It's kind of like a hazy rite of passage. Enter the return of '90s superstars Slightly Stoopid, who have quite the following — everyone from present day high schoolers to fathers of said teenagers. These shows are seriously fun, with a fusion of rock, reggae, ska, blues, hip-hop, funk, and yes, even a tinge of punk. Beware, suffering a contact buzz while in the throes of the mosh pit may be a real thing. // 4pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. $37. Bendconcerts.com