Dana and Susan Robinson
Hailing from the green mountains of Vermont, Dana and Susan Robinson bring their "new-time, old-time" music to an intimate house concert setting in the Newport Hills of Bend. The combination of Dana's masculine, yet smooth, vocals with Susan's harmonies creates a brand of American folk music made for easy listening. Uplifting melodies blend with the blues on a wealth of original songs and standards, with Dana on guitar and fiddle and Susan on banjo. Potluck starts at 5:30 pm, music at 6:30. Please RSVP to reserve your seat; firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-480-8830. 6:30-8:30 pm. Thursday, April 2. House Concerts in the Glen at Newport Hills, 1019 NW Stannium Rd. $15-$20 suggested contribution.
Sweetwater String Band
Sweetwater String Band brings together all the best elements of bluegrass and traditional mountain music inspired by the desert and mountain landscapes of its Mammoth Lakes, Calfornia, home. The band plays high-energy, cello-driven bluegrass as well as more traditional, easy-going ballads. Translation: booty-shaking. 8-10 pm. Sunday, April 5. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr.
IamSu! is the stage name of rapper and record producer Sudan Ameer Williams, who is a member of The Invasion production team and the leader of hip-hop group The HBK Gang. In 2011, 'Su collaborated with 50 Cent and LoveRance on the hit single "Up." 'Su's most recent album has a relaxed flow and rhymes about hipster girls who like dudes straight flexin' on Instagram. The young, Richmond, California-based rapper has widespread appeal, and we won't be surprised when he crosses over into the Top 40. See him now before he completely blows up. 8 pm. Monday, April 6. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20/adv., $23/door, $50/VIP.