FEATURED SHOWS:

WEDNESDAY 11/12:
REBIRTH BRASS BAND @ DOMINO ROOM

SATURDAY 11/15:
POLECAT & BROKEN DOWN DUO @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB

SATURDAY 12/27:
ELEKTRAPOD @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB

WEDNESDAY 12/31:
MCMENAMINS NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: WORLD'S FINEST & TONY SMILEY


WEDNESDAY 1/21:
SOPHISTAFUNK @ MCMENAMINS

WEDNESDAY 1/28:
TURKUAZ @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB

FRIDAY 2/5:
JELLY BREAD @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB

 

TONE RED @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Come on down to McMenamins' Old St. Francis School for some whiskey inspired songs of soul from Bend's own Tone Red.

Tone Red has been called the "Sister Band" of the local favorite bluegrass band Moon Mountain Ramblers. This is because Tone Red is constructed of mostly the same musicians but with a completely different approach and is fronted by the beautiful vocals of Crystal Pizzola. Edging more towards electric blues, soul, country and old time time, backwoods roots, Tone Red truly brings their own unique flavor to Central Oregon. The band has gained popularity fast and is now performing a wide range of events such as festival stages, weddings, private events and local clubs while also having a local beer named after them, righteously named "Tone Red IRA."

FREE. ALL AGES

Links:

Tone Red - www.toneredhouse.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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Dec27

TRAVIS EHRENSTROM @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Enjoy music from artist Travis Ehrenstrom. Bend's own folk-rock singer-songwriter is an engaging listen, an eclectic, 21st century take on folk-pop-rock-whatever. Fans of Wilco, Ryan Adams and My Morning Jacket's mellower moments should take notice.

Travis Ehrenstrom - https://www.facebook.com/TravisEhrenstrom

Parallel 44 Presents FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallel-44-Presents/113665275360613.

FREE Age limit: All ages

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ELEKTRAPOD @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB

Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, OR

 

Elektrapod will be burning up another local Bend stage once again. This time come on down to the Volcanic Theatre Pub for An Evening With these groove and funk masters! Doors at 9:00PM and the show starts at 10:00PM. See you there!

About Elektrapod: The band is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson aka Dr. Pocket (Jive Talkin' Robots, Soulwork, El Dante) and keyboardist Brad Jones aka KEEZ (FloorRide, Keegan Smith & The Fam, Tony Smiley/MOWO). Formed with the vision of fusing Funk, Soul, Disco and Riff Rock w/ Electronica and Jamband sensibilities, Gabe and Brad aimed from the start to create a band that would truly stand out in their home market of Bend, Oregon and would also be strong enough to hold their own with regional and national acts. There is no doubt that they have accomplished just that in a very short time, truly impressing every single audience they've performed in front of thus far. Tapping Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Cameron Harris (Realize) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion and uber-talented young diva Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players, all of whom have tremendous chops and experience, as well as strong creative presence and drive. ElektraPod's repertoire is being built from the original works of Gabe Johnson, Brad Jones and Ze Rox and yet the band has also found group-writing very productive and rewarding, drawing on a lot of magic and synergy in a very short time. After their breakout performances at Deschutes Brewery's 25th Anniversary Concert, Bend Roots Revival 2013, Bite of Bend (headliner) & Cruxapalooza, Elektrapod is quickly becoming known as one of the hottest live bands to have ever emerged from the Central Oregon area. Come check out what all the fuss is about !

$5 adv. / $7 d.o.s. All Ages

Elektrapod - www.elektrapod.com

Volcanic Theatre Pub - www.volcanictheatrepub.com

Parallel 44 Presents FB- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

$5 adv. / $7 d.o.s. Age limit: All ages

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THE RUM & THE SEA @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

We're just some guys who make music and have fun doing it in Bend, Oregon. "We had this idea to keep it simple, focus on the storytelling and the harmonies". That was the plan when Bend locals Jason Schweitzer and Brian Hinderberger sat down to form The Rum And The Sea. But with the addition of Ben Samples on Bass, Brent Barnett on Drums, Tyler Canfield on Banjo, and Chris Youngers laying down jazzy lead guitar and harmonizing vocals, "simple" no longer is the adjective that comes to mind when watching this Indie/Folk/Rock/Whatever fits their current mood band blow the roof off of whatever venue they happen to be playing. To be sure, there are moments in their sets when they achieve an almost primal element; when vocal harmonies shine through, and the intense emotion behind a song reaches out and grabs you by the ears, but that only belies the underlying complexity of the ensemble. That they can work together to achieve such a vast reach across different genres and styles of music, and somehow meld it into one seamless set, given their relatively short time playing together, bespeaks the musical wisdom garnered by the individual band members before they ever came together. The result of this final melding of musicianship, is something that keeps crowds dancing, and fans coming to successive shows in the same town. If you haven't made it out to one of their shows yet, do it. Hands down, one of the "must have" experiences of living in Bend.

FREE, All Ages

The Rum and the Sea - www.therumandthesea.org - www.therumandthesea.reverbnation.com

Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com

FREE Age limit: All ages

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HILST & COFFEY @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Another night of great local music at McMenamins' Old St. Francis School with Hilst & Coffey!

Hilst & Coffey’s unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds.Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, and once worked for the San Francisco Opera. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Today his voice and songwriting is front and center, attracting the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited him to join their stable of artists.

Hilst & Coffey weave their own blend of genre-crossing lines to create an extraordinary musical journey. Come join us on that journey!!

The two joined forces during the recording of their first CD, ” Strings Unbound“in 2010 and recorded “The Lonely Grange Sessions” in 2012. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round

FREE Age limit: All ages

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Dec30

TUBALUBA @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Get your New Year's Eve-Eve groove on with some authentic New Orleans style brass band jams from Seattle's Tubaluba.

Tubaluba is the brainchild of Josh “Papaluba” Wilson. In 2009, Wilson gathered personnel with the philosophy that players had to be good, and players had to be cool. Musically, Wilson hoped to capture the spirit of New Orleans, and convey it with a brass street band rhythm and style.

The band still plays some of the brass band and vintage soul favorites that inspired it’s conception, but is steadily writing, developing, and performing it’s own repertoire. Their self titled debut was released on Fat Tuesday 2012 to fanfare from Seattle’s KEXP radio, and the second album was released as a vinyl 45 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on June 27, 2014.

Come on down and party with Parallel 44 Presents, McMenamins Old St. Francis School and TUBALUBA!

FREE SHOW. ALL AGES

Links:

Tubaluba - www.tubalubaband.com

Parallel 44 Presents FB - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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WORLD'S FINEST NEW YEAR'S EVE @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Spend your New Year's Eve jamming out with World's Finest!

Ever since World's Finest formed in the winter of 2011, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and and unique group of musicians anywhere in the NW. Blending ska, bluegrass, dub, punk and everything in between, this 5 piece PDX band has created a genre all their own!

$5 / 21+

World's Finest - www.inthepocketartists.com/artist-profiles/worlds-finest

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

$5 Age limit: 21+

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THE MOTET AND POLYRHYTHMICS - NEW YEAR'S EVE IN FUNKLANDIA @ CRYSTAL BALLROOM

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St., Portland

 

Spend your New Year's Eve in Funklandia with The Motet and Polyrhythmics. Deejay Weather will kick the night off and get you warmed up for Polyrhythmics.

POLYRHYTHMICS is an original afro-funk and worldbeat orchestra from Seattle, WA. Their music is a fusion of styles from all over the world, featuring unique, forward thinking arrangements, stellar improvisation, heavy grooves, and dynamic interplay. On stage, this band is nothing short of amazing. By combining many styles of polyrhythmic funk music into a cohesive sound, the compositions are sticky and infectious. The solos are scorching and hair-raising, and the energy of this 8-piece funk triceratops overflows off of the stage and ignites the dance floor at every show! Then finish ringing in the new year with THE MOTET. Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience.

This will be a night to remember!

$26. adv. / $30 d.o.s. $65 VIP adv. / $70 VIP d.o.s. 21+

The Motet - www.themotet.net

Polyrhythmics - www.polyrhythmics.com

Parallel 44 Presents FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallel-44-Presents/113665275360613

Age limit: 21+

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WORLD'S FINEST @ CEBU LOUNGE

Cebu Lounge, 1108 E Marina Way, Hood River, OR

 

Ever since World's Finest formed in the winter of 2011, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and and unique group of musicians anywhere in the NW. Blending ska, bluegrass, dub, punk and everything in between, this 5 piece PDX band has created a genre all their own!

After a morning of shredding be sure to check these guys out in the Vertical Restaurant from 3PM - 6PM!

World's Finest - www.inthepocketartists.com/artist-profiles/worlds-finest

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: 21+

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WORLD'S FINEST @ MT. HOOD MEADOWS

Mt. Hood Meadows, Government Camp

 

Ever since World's Finest formed in the winter of 2011, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and and unique group of musicians anywhere in the NW. Blending ska, bluegrass, dub, punk and everything in between, this 5 piece PDX band has created a genre all their own!

After a morning of shredding be sure to check these guys out in the Vertical Restaurant from 3PM - 6PM!

World's Finest - www.inthepocketartists.com/artist-profiles/worlds-finest

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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RIPPIN' CHICKEN @ DOJO

Dojo, 852 NW Brooks St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin' Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as, The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks (all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin' Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they wanna, in a style that is all their own. “A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin”

Links:

Rippin' Chicken- www.rippintrip.com

Parallel 44 Presents FB- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: 21+

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Jan17

MARK RANSOM & THE MOSTEST @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Local singer/songwriter Mark Ransom and his Groove/Rock creation, The Mostest are coming to McMenamins' Old St. Francis School for the 2nd Annual High Gravity Extravaganza to lay down some positive energy. Come get your groove on!

3:00PM

FREE SHOW. ALL AGES

Mark Ransom & The Mostest - www.markransom.com

Parallel 44 Presents FB: www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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WORLD'S FINEST @ COZMIC SCI AFTER PARTY - SUN 1/18 (EUGENE)

Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene, Oregon, US

 

After you dance your socks off at String Cheese Incident be sure to catch the after party at Cosmic with World's Finest!

Ever since World's Finest formed in the winter of 2011, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and and unique group of musicians anywhere in the NW. Blending ska, bluegrass, dub, punk and everything in between, this 5 piece PDX band has created a genre all their own!

$7 adv. / $10 d.o.s. ($3 off at door with SCI ticket stub) 21+

World's Finest - www.inthepocketartists.com/artist-profiles/worlds-finest

Parallel 44 Presents FB - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

$7 adv./ $10 d.o.s. Age limit: 21+

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SOPHISTAFUNK @ COZMIC SCI AFTER PARTY - MON 1/19

Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene, Oregon, US

 

After you dance your socks off with String Cheese Incident be sure to join the after party at Cozmic with Sophistafunk!

Fans across America are talking about Syracuse-based Sophistafunk, the product of three multi-talented musicians — Adam Gold, Jack Brown, & Emanuel Washington — who combine spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop & funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.

The band met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. Sophistafunk is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments.

$7 adv. / $10 d.o.s. ($3 off at the door with a SCI tickets stub). 21+

Links:

Sophistafunk - www.sophistafunkband.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

$7 adv./ $10 d.o.s.

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SOPHISTAFUNK @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

 

Come on down to McMenamins' Old St. Francis School and get down with Parallel 44 Presents and Sophistafunk!

Fans across America are talking about Syracuse-based Sophistafunk, the product of three multi-talented musicians — Adam Gold, Jack Brown, & Emanuel Washington — who combine spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop & funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.

The band met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. Sophistafunk is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments.

FREE SHOW. ALL AGES

Links:

Sophistafunk - www.sophistafunkband.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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BROKEN DOWN GUITARS @ MCMENAMINS' KENNEDY SCHOOL

McMenamins' Kennedy School, Portland

 

BDG is a five piece band from Bend, Oregon with roots in blues, folk and classic rock with a jam sensibility. All five members of the band write original material, and as a result, they play an eclectic mix of fun, danceable music that is ever evolving and changing. Their music is filled with spontaneity and soul. The band boasts three vocalists, Stacie, Lilli and Kent, whose harmonies truly set this band apart from the rest. The band has been playing together for over a year, and during that time has played a plethora of shows in and around the Bend area, including Last Band Standing; where they were the 2012 champions. Overall, this band likes to have fun, a quality that they bring to every show that they play.

FREE, All Ages

Broken Down Guitars - www.brokendownguitars.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/Parallel44Presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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Jan22

TUBALUBA @ THE GOODFOOT PUB & LOUNGE

The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 2845 SE Stark, Portland, OR

 

Tubaluba is the brainchild of Josh “Papaluba” Wilson. In 2009, Wilson gathered personnel with the philosophy that players had to be good, and players had to be cool. Musically, Wilson hoped to capture the spirit of New Orleans, and convey it with a brass street band rhythm and style.

The band still plays some of the brass band and vintage soul favorites that inspired it’s conception, but is steadily writing, developing, and performing it’s own repertoire. Their self titled debut was released on Fat Tuesday 2012 to fanfare from Seattle’s KEXP radio, and the second album was released as a vinyl 45 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on June 27, 2014.

Come on down and party with Parallel 44 Presents, Sophistafunk and TUBALUBA!

FREE SHOW. ALL AGES

Links:

Tubaluba - www.tubalubaband.com

Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com

$10 Age limit: 21+

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Jan22

SOPHISTAFUNK W/ TUBALUBA @ THE GOODFOOT PUB & LOUNGE

The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 2845 SE Stark, Portland, OR

 

Fans across America are talking about Syracuse-based Sophistafunk, the product of three multi-talented musicians — Adam Gold, Jack Brown, & Emanuel Washington — who combine spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop & funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.

The band met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. Sophistafunk is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments.

Tubaluba is the brainchild of Josh “Papaluba” Wilson. In 2009, Wilson gathered personnel with the philosophy that players had to be good, and players had to be cool. Musically, Wilson hoped to capture the spirit of New Orleans, and convey it with a brass street band rhythm and style.

The band still plays some of the brass band and vintage soul favorites that inspired it’s conception, but is steadily writing, developing, and performing it’s own repertoire. Their self titled debut was released on Fat Tuesday 2012 to fanfare from Seattle’s KEXP radio, and the second album was released as a vinyl 45 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on June 27, 2014.

Come on down and party with Parallel 44 Presents, Sophistafunk and TUBALUBA!

$10. 21+

Links:

Sophistafunk - www.sophistafunkband.com

Tubaluba - www.tubalubaband.com

Parallel 44 Presents FB- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

$10 Age limit: 21+

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BROKEN DOWN GUITARS @ MCMENAMINS' GRAND LODGE

McMenamins' Grand Lodge, Forest Grove

 

BDG is a five piece band from Bend, Oregon with roots in blues, folk and classic rock with a jam sensibility. All five members of the band write original material, and as a result, they play an eclectic mix of fun, danceable music that is ever evolving and changing. Their music is filled with spontaneity and soul. The band boasts three vocalists, Stacie, Lilli and Kent, whose harmonies truly set this band apart from the rest. The band has been playing together for over a year, and during that time has played a plethora of shows in and around the Bend area, including Last Band Standing; where they were the 2012 champions. Overall, this band likes to have fun, a quality that they bring to every show that they play.

FREE, All Ages

Broken Down Guitars - www.brokendownguitars.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/Parallel44Presents

FREE Age limit: All ages

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AN EVENING WITH TURKUAZ

Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, OR

 

Parallel 44 Presents and Volcanic Theatre Pub bring you a night of funky funk with An Evening with Turkuaz. Don't miss this one!

Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom.

$8 adv. / $12 d.o.s. All Ages

Links:

Turkuaz - www.turkuazband.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

Volcanic Theatre Pub - www.volcanictheatrepub.com

$8 adv/ $12 d.o.s. Age limit: All ages

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