Calling all Phish Phans and Grateful Deadheads! If you're someone who considers yourself a fan of jam bands, Blue Lotus fills your need for rockin' blues, jazz and funk-inspired sets. With one listen to the band's melodic, yet high energy, danceable sound, it'll come as no surprise that this group of Eugene-based musicians initially formed when Bradelyn Rose and Felix Blades met at the Oregon Country Fair. Blue Lotus plays danceable, bluesy rock and roll that sometimes sounds out of this world, but blends perfectly for the entire family. 7 pm. Thursday, Feb. 19. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. No cover.
It's already been two years since Volcanic Theatre Pub opened its doors and started bringing Central Oregon a steady stream of theater, nationally and regionally touring music acts, pub trivia and film events. To celebrate its second anniversary, Volcanic welcomes Rose's Pawn Shop, a Grammy-nominated Americana outfit straight from Los Angeles. What better way to celebrate than with a band that plays all of our favorite stringed instruments in some form or another? Gather round the upright bass, banjo and fiddle for an evening of sweet harmonies that pair beautifully with Rose's Pawn Shop's folk and bluegrass-inspired rock and roll sound. 8 pm. Thursday, Feb. 19. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
McDougall, a one-man Americana band from Portland, falls in the same vein as another local favorite from Portland, Hillstomp, in playing boot-stomping, old-timey blues folk-rock. McDougall alternates between guitar, banjo, harmonica, bass drum, cymbals and whatever else he can get his hands on to create an Americana sound that a person would swear comes from a band of four or five—not just one guy. Singing with an exaggerated bravado, he balances intriguing vocals with the playing duties and heart of an entire band. 9 pm. Friday, Feb. 20. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.