Mark Ransom & The Mostest
Mark Ransom and Patrick Pearsall may be the center of The Mostest, but they are joined by some of the most extraordinary collaborators the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Playing shows with Julianne Southwell on violin; Shireen Amini on percussion, vocals, and guitar; and the absolutely incredible Lindsey Elias on drums has made this band one not-to-miss. As staples of the Central Oregon music scene for years, The Mostest are easy to catch and always memorable. 7 pm. Thursday, Nov. 25. McMenamins Old St. Francis School. 700 NW Bond St. No cover.
Chiringa & Ma Fondue
The funky Portland band Ma Fondue comes to Bend, hosted by local favorites, Chiringa. Ma Fondue's jazzy, funky-blues fusion perfectly syncs with Chiringa's Latin American funk-rock hybrid and makes for an explosive combination and harmony of sounds. Also, with two Latin lead singers, there is absolutely no good reason to miss this towering night of music. 8 pm. Saturday, Nov. 21. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
It's a night of (mostly) acoustic folk drawn from an Americana/bluegrass wellspring with a dash of swing, country, and blues. Their laid back sound is the perfect complement to the normally relaxed environment of The Lot, but also promises to have people wanting to get up and dance like it's a ballroom. Make your own dance floor! 6 pm. Thursday, Nov. 19. The Lot, 745 NW Columbia St. No cover.