WORLD'S FINEST @ FG FARMERS MARKET AT PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (FOREST GROVE)

Pacific University

 

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!

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

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

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THE LIL' SMOKIES @ MCMENAMINS OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

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

 

Hailing from the utopian garden city, known as Missoula, MT, The Lil’ Smokies exploded onto the acoustic/bluegrass scene, back in the winter of 2009, and haven’t shown any signs of fatigue since. Sharing the stage with heavyweights like, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band and dozens of others, the Lil’ Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, unique original compositions and sheer raw energy, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving something for everyone.

FREE SHOW, All Ages and Ages

The Lil' Smokies - www.thelilsmokies.com

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

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JELLY BREAD & ELEKTRAPOD - THE FALL INTO FUNK FIESTA @ THE DOMINO ROOM

The Domino Room, 51 Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR

 

Parallel 44 Presents & Jah Promotions proudly present The Fall Into Funk Fiesta featuring Jelly Bread & Elektrapod, to be held at the Domino Room on Friday, September 19th. This show is 21+. Doors at 8:30PM. Show starts at 9:30PM.

$8 advance tickets available at BendTicket (link above) or at The Cosmic Depot (no fees). The price goes up to $12 at the door so be sure to buy in advance !

About Jelly Bread:

Jelly Bread has been featured on some amazing Bend events including headlining Bend Summer Festival, Bend Fall Festival, Deschutes Brewery's Halloween Warehouse Party & McMenamins' St Patty's Day Celebration and over the last two years has built a steadfast following in the Bend area and throughout the Western U.S. Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling.

Jelly Bread has been delving into more extensive touring this past year. This past year, Jelly Bread has been tapped to perform opening duties for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and performed on a bill featuring Bruce Hornsby and Railroad Earth. The band has appeared at premiere festivals to include Joshua Tree, Strawberry and High Sierra Music Festivals.

Over the course of the 2013 summer, in between touring, Jelly Bread spent time recording at Imirage Sound Lab with Tom Gordon who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Collective Soul, Dr. Dre, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, among many others. After months of dedication, the band emerged with a their latest EP titled “Lessons Learned”.

The EP, which includes the head-nodding, signature energetic funk and rock soul listeners have come to expect from Jelly Bread, maintains the honest storytelling of the more Americana influences Jelly Bread has been rooted in since its inception.

About Elektrapod:

Elektrapod 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 !

Links:

Jelly Bread - www.jellybread.net

Elektrapod - www.elektrapod.com

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

JAH Promotions - www.jahpromotions.com

$8 adv. / $12 d.o.s. Age limit: 21+

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

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ELEKTRAPOD @ DOWNTOWN ART+SOUND (MEDFORD)

Gypsy Outdoor Stage, Medford

 

Elektrapod 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 !

Links:

Downtown Art+Sound - www.downtownartandsound.com

Elektrapod - www.elektrapod.com

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

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WORLD'S FINEST @ AUTUMN ABUNDANCE FAMILY FOOD FESTIVAL (GRANT'S PASS)

 

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!

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

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

Age limit: All ages

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ACORN PROJECT @ STAR THEATER (PORTLAND)

Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR

 

Bellingham’s Acorn Project is a group that has been touring like crazy on the West side of the nation for the past three years. A six-piece ensemble, Acorn Project knows how to produce an irresistibly unique sound with the same focus, dedication, and dream-worthy energy of their beginnings; their commitment to grow as a musical entity with focus and dedication for their passion for live music. With very little musical boundaries, Acorn Project takes their audience on a unique journey each night. Seamlessly blending deep electro-funk grooves, psychedelic rock, signature soundscapes, and electronic dance music translates to a very unique live experience, one that is filled with the passion brought to the stage at every Acorn performance. That passion is contagious, resulting in the regularly packed houses for this jamtronica act and a high demand tour schedule.

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

Acorn Project - www.acornproject.net

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

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

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POLYRYTHMICS @ THE GOODFOOT PUB & LOUNGE (PORTLAND)

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

 

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!

$10 adv. / $12 d.o.s.

Polyrhythmics - www.polyrhythmics.com

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

$10 adv. / $12 d.o.s.

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WORLD'S FINEST @ STAR THEATER (PORTLAND)

Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, 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!

$8 adv. / $12 d.os.

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

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

$8 adv. / $12 d.os.

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ANDY HACKBARTH BAND @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL

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

 

In an ever-growing industry of talented artists, Andy Hackbarth distinguishes himself as a “triple-threat,” that is, one who is not just a striking vocalist, accomplished songwriter or gifted instrumentalist, but is all three. Like a breath of rarefied mountain air, his musicianship heightens the senses, while his music, taking full advantage, evokes a longing that is simultaneously nostalgic and expectant.

FREE SHOW. ALL AGES

Andy Hackbarth Band - www.andyhackbarth.com

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

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POLYRYTHMICS @ THE APPLEGATE LODGE (APPLEGATE)

Applegate River Lodge, 15100 Oregon 238, Applegate, OR

 

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!

$15, All Ages

Polyrhythmics - www.polyrhythmics.com

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

$15 Age limit: All ages

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WORLD'S FINEST @ THE APPLEGATE LODGE (APPLEGATE)

 

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!

$8 adv. / $12 d.os.

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

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

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

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