Tango Alpha Tango
Tango Alpha Tango has been frequenting Bend for many years. The bluesy rockers once opened for folk-rockers Dawes at Silver Moon and won more than a few new fans. The Portland-based quartet has garnished comparisons to The Black Keys, but could also run in the same pack as The Dead Weather. The gritty, yet smooth vocals draw listeners in, while the blusey, hard rocking sound leaves bodies vibrating on the dancefloor, heads nodding along enthusiastically, and feet tapping along in rhythm. Don't miss the opportunity to see them play songs from their upcoming new album. Bravey Don opens. 9 pm. Friday, June 12. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
Genders & BDY Bag
Portland-based rockers Gender were voted one of the city's Best New Bends of 2013 by Willamette Week. The quartet—half male, half female—features primarily female lead vocals, but have been know to duet on occasion. The band plays dreamy, indie rock in a pop vein and recently completed a tour with Built to Spill. The band often fluxes between shoegaze pop and harder-edged rock, creating a very listenable sound. Hear the up-and-coming foursome outside in Mirror Pond Plaza as part of Crow's Feet Commons' Summer Concert Series. BDY BAG opens. 6 pm. Tuesday, June 16. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St. Free.
Adam Sworob and Travis Myrick
Listeners who've frequented Open Mic Night at The Lot may recognize Adam Sworob and Travis Myrick. Both singer-songwriters have made appearances there, playing both together and separately. Tuesday, Myrick opens for Sworob at the M&J. Myrick grew up in Sisters and participated in the Americana Project during high school. Sworob, a transplant to Bend via Philadelphia, recently completed a cross-country trip busking and playing original songs and shooting music videos for them along the way. Expect both men to play acoustic guitar and sing original songs as well as a few covers. Myrick has more soulful vocals, whereas Sworob's are more energetic and raw. 8:30 pm. Tuesday, June 16. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave. No cover.