101.9 FM's Earth Celebration includes alternative rockers Augustana, as well as Cody Beebe & The Crooks and Scars on 45. Augustana calls San Diego home and have toured with contemporaries The Fray, Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Switchfoot, Maroon 5 and others. The band plays rootsy, sweet indie-rock songs, which back in the days of emo would likely have leaned that way. This Earth Day celebration benefits The Freshwater Trust. 8pm, Aladdin Theater.
Perhaps you've heard of a little band called The Supersuckers? They are the self-proclaimed, "greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world," and are led by signer Eddie Spaghetti. Now, as The Supersuckers take a little hiatus, Spaghetti steps out on his own, promoting his latest solo release, "Sundowner," which has an alt-country, rockabilly vibe. Rock on. 9pm, Devil's Point.
With a name like Pantyraid, it's not surprising the band is comprised of two dudes. Martin Folb (aka MartyParty) and Josh Mayer (aka Ooah) have become known for creating melodic electronic music, which focuses more on the art of songwriting than on typical track production. More likely than not, the music of Pantyraid will cause you to dance your panties right off, which should make the band's raid much easier. 9pm, Wonder Ballroom.
Always a crowd pleaser, Austin-based bluegrass band The Gourds' path has wound through Bend on numerous occasions. Last year, the band headlined an uproariously fun WinterFest and has made more than a few fans in Bend. Lucky for those fans, the alt-country band, which has been known on occasion to cover Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice," hits the road this spring and lands at the Doug Fir Lounge for an evening guaranteed to be high energy. 8pm, Doug Fir Lounge.