A DJ’s set catches on fire, but the show goes on at the Willamette Valley Music Festival’s Student Stage
All throughout the day, the atmosphere around the concert was totally upbeat. With the great weather alongside great music, it was difficult to find a person who wasn’t happy to be there. Keller agreed. “I can’t complain. The sun is shining, we have live music … What more do you need?”
Thursday night the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance will be putting on a special performance to honor the top talents in music and dance as a part of the new Emerging Artist Series.
The McDonald theater served up a treat on Thursday night when they hosted Colorado producer Paper Diamond on his 9th stop of his Tiger Style tour.
It’s dark. The crowd begins shouting, as one would expect before the opening act begins its set at a concert — and, not in the business of disappointing the crowd, the two band members walk quickly onto the WOW Hall stage and take up their positions without a word to anyone.
It’s five minutes past nine, on a Wednesday night, when the band Explosions in the Sky casually walks onstage at the McDonald Theater. As each member nears his guitar or drum set, it’s obvious that they have spent their fair share of time on the road. The audience, as well, …
Explosions in the Sky will return to Eugene for the first time in nearly five years this Wednesday, bringing their instrumental, orchestral rock to the McDonald Theatre stage.
Sites like Pandora are places that methodically remind me of all of those wonderful songs that somehow got lost in the shuffle of iPods and radio. From classic hip-hop to ’80s rock ballads to hard rock anthems, the internet seems to know my every musical wish.
The band formed a year ago and has since self-released an extended-play album and played nearly all of the music venues in Eugene, all while balancing busy school and work schedules.
SOJA’s lead guitarist Jacob Hemphill was inspired by Bob Marley’s own survival as a teenager when he listened to the reggae artist for the first time.
Remember that other people are there to see their favorite band and experience the music, too.
Sundus Abdul Hadi and Yassin Alsalman may have been born in the United Arab Emirates to Iraqi parents, but they now live in Canada. And while Hadi and Alsalman may currently make art and work in Montreal, the subject of their work is often Iraq and the Middle East.
“How do we make people feel engaged?”
This is the question that musician and activist Raymond “Boots” Riley asked repeatedly Wednesday night, offering a smattering of answers that come down to one basic idea: Involve yourself in the moment to change the world.
There’s something in the way they move. The dancers’ moves are elastic and fluid. In the basement of the Eugene Ballet Academy, the Eugene Ballet Company puts the final touches in place for their upcoming show, “All You Need is Love.”
As the stage crew unveiled the giant “X”-shaped DJ booth, the first note dropped through the 100,000 watt bass amplifiers built specifically for this tour. Excision rocked a packed house at the McDonald Theatre on Monday night, the eighth of 51 stops on his 2012 North American “X Tour”
Passion, dedication and sheer willpower from six college students who combine their strengths to bring together an entire community. Kind of sounds like the plotline to an epic movie, right? Well, it’s not. It’s actually the story of Telos Studios, Eugene’s hidden “wonderland” of music, recently geared up and open for business.
The University School of Music and Dance’s first annual Emerging Artist Series will host its first free winter concert tonight at 8 p.m. in Beall Hall. The series serves as a showcase of top student performers from the school, featuring a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate students.
As the Hieroglyphics walk onto the stage, the crowd throws their hands in the air, waving them back and forth, entranced by the showmanship of the veteran MCs who stand on the stage before them. The WOW Hall gives a warm welcome to the seasoned, six-member hip-hop collective, who are no strangers to Eugene.
O.A.R. will perform at the McDonald Theatre Feb. 1. Tickets are available for $25 at all TicketsWest outlets, or can be purchased at the venue for $28. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Patrick Sansone, a member of Wilco since 2004, has an addiction. The guitarist/keyboardist of one of the most popular rock/pop bands in the past 20 years will be the first one to tell you that he is addicted to working hard and making music.
Little band, big dreams — you’ve heard the story before. But what about a little band who plays like a big band — even for a crowd of 20? That’s what audiences at Luckey’s Bar witnessed Wednesday night as Portland-based group Rags & Ribbons played an 11-song set on their first ever tour.
Laura Decher Wayte can be seen performing on stage this Thursday, when she will team up with fellow faculty member and pianist David Riley. The two will present songs by the likes of Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert and Gabriel Faure, among others.
Ever hear a Kanye West or Britney Spears song performed on the cello? Chances are you wouldn’t think pop music and classical instruments can go together. But that’s the magic of the Portland Cello Project, a musical group that plays music on the cello you wouldn’t normally hear. And it works beautifully.
Deemed the best AC/DC tribute band by guitarist Angus Young himself (Blender Magazine, 2003), Hell’s Belles is an all-female cover group that will be bringing their rock ‘n’ roll performance to the McDonald Theatre this Saturday night.
Snow Patrol released its sixth studio album, “Fallen Empires,” in North America on Jan. 12. Hailing from Northern Ireland, the five-man Snow Patrol has received wide-spread success in Europe but are less acclaimed in the United States. The band’s biggest hit came in 2006 with the power ballad “Chasing Cars,” …