Formerly of the band Threes, Anastacia has a new project going and this free McMenamins performance is her first appearance in a while. Rumor has it that, along with her all-star band of local musicians, she'll be dishing out a brand new bag. 7pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. 382-5174.
He's a rapper, he's a filmmaker, and he's also a DIY promoter. The Dre Dog himself is back to town after only a two-week absence to class up the joint at Stars Cabaret with a rare meet-and-greet appearance to pump up his new CD A Tale of Two Andres. 11pm, Stars Cabaret. 197 NE 3rd St. 21 and over.
With the recent release of its third full-length album, Portland band Amelia proves it has staying power. A Long, Lovely List of Repairs showcases the band's distinctive blend of pop, Americana and rock. Teisha Helgerson's silky clear vocals are perfectly complemented by Scott Weddle on guitar and Jesse Emerson on bass. From Spanish influenced guitar-driven songs like "Thick As Thieves" to bluesy "Dolores," Amelia keeps their listener's attention. 8pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School. 700 NW Bond St. 382-5174.
This is technically an out of town event, but since locals are behind it, we thought it was pick worthy. Read this week's Liner Notes column for more info. Summer Lakes Hot Springs. $65 for three days, camping included.
Bite of Bend
There's about an eighth of a mile of continuous food vendors at this annual downtown get down and we'll give you a hardy slap on the back if you eat a meal from each of 'em. There's also a damn good music lineup featuring locals like El Dante and the increasingly awesome David Bowers Colony (a must see Americana-laced rock act, especially if Bowers whips out his double-neck guitar) as well as all-star Oregonian stringster Tony Furtado, who you can read about in the Sound section. Downtown Bend. Entertainment begins at 11am each day.
Once again, the Human Dignity Coalition brings out the gusto to celebrate diversity in Bend. As always, Bend Pride welcomes revelers of all sexual orientations for a day of music from the likes of Joe Leonardi, Jenni Peskin, and fresh face to the Bend scene Jenna Linbo, among others. Food, beer, games and downright good times accompany conversation and celebration of newly passed domestic partnership and anti-discrimination laws. Noon-6pm, McKay Park.
This familiar face to the Summit returns for what is being billed as the last installment of live music at the venue on weekend nights. Kind of a bummer, so get out there and enjoy it while you can. 9:30pm. $5, The Summit Saloon and Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave.
This very well might be the oldest gang of reggae performers you'll ever see. But it could also be one of the best reggae shows you're likely to experience as these guys have been doing this thing for more than 40 years. Advanced tickets at Bend Indoor Grow Center and Of the Earth. 8pm. $16 advance, $20 at the door.
Drive-By Truckers, Dead Confederate
Southern rock may have found the perfect vessel in DBT. Don't show up late though, because if openers Dead Confederate, straight outta Athens, Georgia are half as good live as they are on CD, they're worth the price of admission alone. But fer' peaches sake turn the dern page and learn more about DBT! Whatcha waitin' for? 8pm doors, 9pm show. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.