Adrian Xavier has been billed alongside many notable musicians and pop stars. The son of a radio DJ who worked on Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and a peace activist, music was ingrained in Xavier from a very young age. Now based in Seattle, he blends sax and fiddle to create a highly appealing blend of reggae and soul music. Committed to being a voice for the voiceless, Xavier creates music that crosses both cultural and social barriers. The addition of the fiddle and sax to the reggae sound makes Xavier's music anything but traditional. 10 pm. Friday, Aug 14. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $5/adv, $8/door.
For fans of local favorites Larry and His Flask and Harley Bourbon, head down to GoodLife for an evening of boot scootin' roots music from Fort Collins, Colorado-based Von Stomper. The five piece has an energetic sound that inspires stomping, dancing, and hollering. Von Stomper has a sometimes vaudevillian sound that blends with their rootsy, bluesy sound to create a truly unique musical experience. 7-9 pm. Tuesday, Aug 18. GoodLife Brewing 70 SW Century Dr. Free.
Paws for Applause: A Benefit Show for the Humane Society
What's better than raising money for homeless cats and dogs? Rocking out to three bands while doing so, of course! Featuring music from Bravey Don, Strange Rover, and Corner Gospel Explosion. Bravey Don plays alternative rock, Strange Rover rocks out in a heavier vein, and Corner Gospel Explosion play synthesizer-tinged alternative rock. Enjoy the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with helping raise funds for Central Oregon animals. 7 pm. Wednesday, Aug 19. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5 suggested donation.