Christina LaRocca

Christina LaRocca

with opener: Jess Ryan

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:30 Doors   –  Show 8:00

Tickets: $8 in Advance – $15 at the Door

All Ages Show

“One of the hardest working women in the music industry.” – Dan Grigsby, Grammy Award Winning Producer and Engineer

Native Brooklynite Christina LaRocca is no stranger to setting standards. Her voice and talent have been heard across the states and overseas in festivals such as CMJ 2010-2012, SXSW 2012 and shared bills with such as Billie Joe of Greenday, UK pop star VV Brown, Ari Hest, Ingrid Michaelson, and Danielia Cotton. You can catch her at the Black Paint Music Austin Showcase Friday March 15th, 2013.  She has also been seen singing the National Anthem for several stadiums in the NYC area like Red Bull Arena and SI Yankee Stadium. Her innovation as a singer-songwriter echoes rich vocals with a haunting infusion of Folk and R&B. Committed and driven, Christina draws her inspiration through one simple and profound act- creating excellent music. As a result of her passion and experience, Christina has expanded her expertise by creating “L Rock Entertainment.” L Rock Entertainment” is a NYC based company dedicated to live performance and recorded music through musicians committed to creating art in their music. Whether on stage singing, or as a business woman, Christina continues to be an element of opportunity and possibility in today’s Music Industry.

Christina LaRocca grew up under her mother’s musical influence, hoping to one day to sing as beautifully as her. With the record player constantly spinning Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, and Aretha Franklin and it’s easy to see where Christina got her soulful and smooth sound. After moving from Brooklyn to Staten Island, during her teen years Christina found herself listening to listening to female radio stars like No Doubt, TLC, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morsette, and Lauryn Hill. She started auditioning for plays and realizing theatre wasn’t satisfying her musical impulse, she picked up a guitar and following her father’s beatnik poetic ways, dug into the deep dark mass throbbing inside her heart and began writing her own music. By 2005 Christina had caught the ears of local musicians such as Carl Gallagher and Dorian Lake. After jamming at a hurricane Katrina fund-raiser, they decided to name their newly found project Heavy Weather.

For more info, visit Christina LaRocca’s Website at www.christinalaroccamusic.com, and listen to her music on SoundCloud or Spotify.  You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

The Best of Bend Burlesque

Bend Burlesque

& Company Grand

present:

The Best of Bend Burlesque

Friday, August 4

Doors 9:00pm / Show 9:30pm  –  Tickets $22

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Bend Burlesque continues their Summer events with “The Best of Bend Burlesque!” We will feature our time-tested, most requested acts, with a few new ones in there for good measure!

We will feature two shows in one night for this First Friday event.
Cost: $18 for the early and $22 for the late!

For our early show: doors will open at 6:30. We will begin promptly at 7:00. Duration of show is about 75 minutes and this is a seated event, seats are first come first served.

For our late show: Doors at 9. Show will begin promptly at 9:30. This show is seated. Seats are first come first served. This show will have more room for improv!

Disclaimers: This show is for an adult audience. Alcohol will be served at the venue. We request our ticket holders be 18+ and please bring ID to partake in drinking. We also ask that you bring a sense of wonder, and humor, and leave your cell phones in your pockets/at home/in your purse etc.

For more info, visit Bend Burlesque’s Facebook Page

Bend Burlesque presents: “2017: A Babe Odyssey”

Bend Burlesque

& Company Grand

present:

2017: A Babe Odyssey

Friday, July 7

TWO SHOWS:

Early Show: Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm  –  Tickets $22

Late Show: Doors 9:00pm / Show 9:30pm  –  Tickets $25

Purchase Tickets Here:   Early Show  /  Late Show

 

Bend Burlesque Co. is kicking off Summer with a brand new show. Our show will take our audience through time to taste the delicacies of feminine embodiment. Don’t be fooled though, even though we are focusing on THE GODDESS, there will be plenty of men, women, and everything in between to help us on our journey. We will begin with Mesopotamia and a pagan look at how the goddess came into being, we will journey through the Egyptian landscape, to the motherland of Europe, back to the Greeks, all the way to present day, with many exciting surprises in between. Please come be a part of history, with Bend Burlesque & Company Grand. We will feature two shows in one night for this First Friday event.

For our early show the doors will open at 6:30. We will begin promptly at 7:00. Duration of show is 75 minutes and this is a seated event, seats are first come first served.

For our late show: Doors at 9. Show will begin promptly at 9:30. This show is seated. Seats are first come first served. This show will have more room for improve and depending on how the band feels, they may play a short dance set to send all you goddesses and goddess lovers off into the night in a dreamy Company Grand kinda daze.

Disclaimers: This show is for an adult audience. Alcohol will be served at the venue. We request our ticket holders be 18+ and please bring ID to partake in drinking. We also ask that you bring a sense of wonder, and humor, and leave your cell phones in your pockets/at home/in your purse etc.

For more information, visit Bend Burlesque’s Facebook Page by Clicking Here

An Evening with Alan Munde and Adam Granger

An Evening with Alan Munde and Adam Granger

with openers The Loafers

Saturday, August 19  –  Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:00pm

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door

**All Ages Show** 

 

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Alan Munde and Adam Granger, two veterans of the Americana-acoustic music scene, will appear at the Old Stone on August 19, 2017.  Between them, they have almost a century of professional experience, and have played with many of the greats of American music, including Jimmy Martin, Clarence and Roland White, Byron Berline, and Garrison Keillor.

Adam was a charter member of the “Powdermilk Biscuit Band” on A Prairie Home Companion; he appeared on the show 170 times over nearly 40 years.  More than 20 years after publication, his Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar remains a classic reference tool for guitar pickers.

Alan played with Jimmy Martin for two years before joining Country Gazette where he played with legends Roland White and Byron Berline. Alan taught music at South Plains College with his colleague Joe Carr for over 20 years. Alan is considered one of the world’s best banjo instructors and continues to teach workshops nationally and internationally.

Alan’s flawless and tasteful banjo technique combined with Adam’s wonderful rhythm guitar and vocals provides a relaxed and seamless show of great music seasoned with a dash of down home humor and wit. Adam’s Go Home and Practice is a wonderful homily to all amateur musicians.  Alan’s tune Molly Bloom is not named after the character in James Joyce’s Ulysses who delivered a two-sentence, multi-thousand word soliloquy that voices the final episode.  Rather, Alan knew a dog named Molly Bloom that lived next door to the site of a regular jam in Norman, OK. The dog’s owner taught English at Oklahoma University. One must wonder if the dog barked nonstop.

Opening for the show is the well-known Portland-area bluegrass band The Loafers featuring Dave Elliott, Steve Reischman, Mike Stahlman, Aaron Stocek, and Dee Johnson.  For more than a decade this group has been entertaining audiences at live shows and festivals around Oregon and Washington.

¡Chiringa! CD Release Party!

¡Chiringa! CD Release Party!

Featuring guest performers from Latin Dance Bend

Friday, June 23, 2017  –  Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Dance Lesson by Andres ‘Andy’ Garcia 8-8:30pm

$5-15 sliding scale (free entry for ages 13 and under)

***All Ages Dance Event***

 

Food provided by Hola! Restaurant and drinks available for purchase from the Altar Café.

¡Chiringa!’s BRAND NEW album “Familia” will be available for purchase at the event.  10% of proceeds from CD sales will be donated to Rise Up International (riseupinternational.com)

 

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Local Latin fusion band ¡Chiringa! will be celebrating the release of their first album entitled “Familia” and you are all invited to the party! The band will be performing in their fullest incarnation, a 6-piece which includes Samuel Thompson from Los Angeles on trumpet and keys and Heather Fossmo on backup vocals. The band will perform all their original music from the album as well as everyone’s favorite dance covers. Andrés ‘Andy’ García of Latin Dance Bend will be teaching a lesson from 8-8:30pm to warm up the night. Latin Dance Bend will also grace the night with beautiful dance performances during the set break. Doors open at 7pm and a light dinner will be provided by Hola! Restaurant, so come hungry! Drinks will be available for purchase at the Altar Café. You can’t have an album which translates to “family” and not have a family-friendly event, so please bring the whole gang, young ones are welcome!

But the most exciting part of the event?? This evening will be your first chance to purchase ¡Chiringa!’s brand new album! You will have the option of buying a physical CD or a download card. 10% of all album sales from the evening will be donated to Rise Up International, an organization dedicated to building community through music and art. Do not miss this epic party with special treats and great causes all around!

 

Message from ¡Chiringa!…

We cannot tell you how grateful we are to the Central Oregon community for your strong support from the beginning. We could not have made it this far without your love and support and we especially could not have brought an album to completion without you! We continue to be so honored and grateful to play this music and share joy with you all. May the this album be an offering of gratitude to our local community and beyond. Now let’s all get down like one big familia!

 

McTuff

McTuff

Wednesday, May 31

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door

***All Ages Show – Limited Seating Dance Event***


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Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring Marc Fendel, Ari Joshua, and Ehssan Karimi.

McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. The band has two albums under its belt, their 2009 release McTuff Vol. 1 and their 2011 follow-up McTuff Vol. 2: After the Show, with a third slated for release in Spring 2015.

McTuff has performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, as well as festivals and venues all over the US. The band has also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years. Their Tuesday night show has become regular stop for local and traveling musicians including Skerik, Allen Stone, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), G Love (and Special Sauce), Blake Lewis, Kevin Sawka, and many others.

The members of McTuff have performed and toured with an impressive list of world-renowned groups and artists including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Mike Stern and many others.

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones Quartet

Internationally Acclaimed Blues Artist

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones Quartet

with openers Kinzel & Hyde

Saturday, May 20

7:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show

$18 in Advance / $25 at the Door

LIMITED SEATING DANCE EVENT – ALL AGES

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Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades, including being a 2007 Oregon Hall of Fame winner, a Cascade Blues Association “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, and the winner of 35 Muddy Awards.

He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he’s been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his backporch picking, his serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues (back before the R&B tag was somehow appropriated for other musical purposes, apparently when we weren’t looking). Yet he may be the most invisible, best-kept roots/blues/Americana secret on the contemporary scene.

 

with openers: Kinzel & Hyde

Award winning Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame Inductees and three time winners of the Best Traditional Act, Kinzel and Hyde will take listeners on a tour of blues and roots music that will blow you away! Well known for their humor and storytelling, they perform Delta Blues, Cajun, Gulf Coast, Classic Country, Jazz, Folk, Roots and Swing music.

Regarded as “Guardians of Traditional Blues” they appear on 15 Blues CDs and their music is aired on XM radio station “Bluesville”, NPR “Blues on Stage. The pair is in the “Muddy Awards Hall of Fame” with the Cascade Blues Association, and provided subject matter and soundtracks to important documentary film “Portland Mojo: How Stumptown Got The Blues” which is in national syndication (Criminal Records, dist.).

 

 

Bending Perspectives: Bridging Communities Through Art

In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

 

Bending Perspectives

Bridging Communities Through Art

*During May’s First-Friday Art Walk*

Friday, May 5  –  5:00-8:00pm

 

Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with Bending Perspectives: Bridging Communities Through Art. This exhibition will include the artwork of our fellow Bendites with lived experience of mental illness, and highlight the role of creative expression in mental health recovery. Advocates will be on site to share information and community resources. Help us fight stigma and support the arts!

Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel

Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel

with opener Leo Dolan

Friday, April 21

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door

***FULL SEATED EVENT***


About Jeffrey Martin:

Born in Texas in 1984, Jeffrey Martin quickly made his way to the Northwest where he discovered in nature and in people what would be the deep well for much of his songwriting.  His father was a lover of stories, especially in music, and Martin was raised with a careful ear cocked and listening to Neil Young, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, and Harry Chapin.  He was fortunate to live in Eugene, OR for much of his adolescence, where in the late 90’s and early 2000’s there was a strong and steady flow of folk songwriters touring through.  Leo Kotke, John Gorka, and David Wilcox were huge inspirations.

Martin’s music has been likened to the styles of Josh Ritter and Joe Pug, with an attention to storytelling reminiscent of Harry Chapin and John Prine.  Since 2011 Jeffrey has released two full length albums (Gold in the Water (2011) and Dogs in the Daylight (2014)), and one EP entitled Build a Home (2012.)  Also in 2014, Martin signed to the sensational Portland record label Fluff and Gravy Records, where he still makes a happy musical home, along with fellow artists Mike Coykendall, Nick Jaina, Fernando, Dan Stuart, Richmond Fontaine, Anna Tivel and others.

 

About Anna Tivel:

One listen to her world-weary yet somehow bouyant songs and it’s clear – Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers.

A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was recently chosen a winner of both the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Contest, placed second at the Rocky Mountain songwriting contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends alike.

Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Her newest album, Heroes Waking UP, was produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst), and released on Portland’s well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Folk Radio UK called it, “a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops.” Her previous album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as “raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive.”

 

With opener: Leo Dolan

Leo Dolan is a folk singer-songwriter locally based out of Bend, OR.  You can find out more about his music at www.soundcloud.com.

 

For more info about the artists, visit their websites at www.jeffreymartinmusic.com and www.annativel.com

Hot Tea Cold

Hot Tea Cold

Spring Break Funk Finale

Saturday, April 1

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door

**LIMITED SEATING DANCE EVENT**


Hot Tea Cold is a Portland based Groove, Funk & Soul powerhouse. Their tight instrumentation & soulful grooves supply a Hot Tea Cold energy, perfect for the music listener, lover & dancer. They share a diverse group of influences including, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Teddy Pendergrass, Bill Withers, Eagles and Billy Preston to name a few. Hot Tea Cold puts an original twist on every cover.