Finn Riggins, Church
This was in the Picks last week, but since we got our hands on Finn Riggins' new album, Vs. Wilderness, we have to write more about this Boise, Idaho trio given that said album is incredibly awesome. See this show if you like awesomely wacky indie rock. $5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood.
Top Shelf, Mosley Wotta,
Cloaked Characters, DJ Hit N Run
Suped up hip-hop takes over the Boondocks stage for this show featuring some of the best names in the local game. Keep an ear out for collaborations a plenty at this completely free show. 9pm. Boondocks Bar and Grill, 70 NW Newport Ave.
Heavy Metal Mania
There are times when the Central Oregon metal scene bands together for a show so massive that it can't be ignored and this is one of those times. The large confines of the Underground goes completely metal with a lineup that includes Almost Nothing, Booze Devil, Embrace the Dusk and Wache the Dead. 8pm. The Underground Club, 2221 NE 3rd St.
Bend Roots Revival
thursday 24-sunday 27
Turn to the Sound page for a list of ridiculous answers to even more ridiculous questions about the largest local music event of the year. It's as cool as it sounds. Go to bendroots.net for the complete four-day schedule. Parrilla Grill and Victorian Café, corner of 14th St. and Galveston Ave.
DJ Barisone Goodbye Show
Beer, beer, beer, wiener dog races, crazy music, beer, beer, beer, super tasty German food you're not going to find anywhere else, kids stuff, beer, beer, the chicken dance, men in lederhosen, beer, a lot of your neighbors, beer, and more! The Downtowners again put on this annual celebration of Bavarian fun with two full nights of festivities. And there will be local beers on tap... looks like we forgot to mention that. 6pm-10pm both nights. Minnesota Ave, downtown.
While Bend Roots might be dominating the musical headlines for this weekend, Saturday night features a nice nightcap to the festivities with a high-profile hip-hop show in the form of an appearance by Canadian turned Portlander, Josh Martinez. Often tossed into the "indie" hip-hop category, Martinez - known to his fans by the delightfully populist moniker "People's Champ" - is actually quite classical (as in classically hip-hop) in his approach to rap music, oftentimes giving tribute to days past with De La Soul type riffs. Mindscape and Mosley Wotta open. All ages. $10. 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Problem Stick and the Dirty Words
It's a full-on rock and roll hurricane - or at the very least tropical storm when these two acts share the stage. If for no other reason, see this show because the poster featured dolls riding space scooters. Seriously, it did. No cover. 10pm. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.
Yard Dogs Road Show
Flip to the On Stage column to learn more about one of the most ridiculously awesome (and ridiculously eclectic) live shows out there. It's a full on hobo-inspired jamboree, with costumes, horn sections and more. $20/adv, $25/door. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
The Clumsy Lovers
We once saw this band at a mountain resort in Idaho and gave a giant thumbs up when the band played a cover of the Beatles' "I've Just Seen a Face." Oh, and later in the show, the fiddle player of this Celtic-influenced bluegrassy act got up on a table in the bar and went nuts. The Canadian act is still out on the road most of the year and recently celebrated the release of its new disc, Make Yourself Known. $10. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.