Moon Mountain Ramblers, Let it All Be Good - Voted Best Band of 2008 by Source Weekly readers, the Ramblers probably have higher expectations than any act in town, which is why they're hosting a big ol' blowout at the Tower Theatre on January 24 to celebrate the release of this disc.
David Bowers Colony - A week after MMR has their time in the sun, David Bowers Colony unleashes their self-titled record with a party at the Silver Moon. The album is quintessential Bowers - folky, soulful and rocking all at once-and features an impressive lineup of local players.
Empty Space Orchestra - Arguably the most buzzed about band in town, ESO finally lays its all-instrumental magic on wax with a record expected sometime in April. The one track we've heard should make it worth the wait.
Person People, Heartbeats - We got an early version of this disc from Bend's foremost hip-hop pioneers and it didn't take long for it to make it into our regular iTunes rotation. You can get in on the fun come late February.