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The Freedom Thought Collective showcases multi-genre roster of bands at Freedom Thought Fest

After years of helping aspiring musical acts achieve their dreams, Eugene’s Sky Guasco and the Freedom Thought Collective, a local group of grass-root band managers, are now able to properly celebrate all of their hard work during a week-long, live music celebration: the Freedom Thought Fest. Throughout the weekend, the …

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Q&A: Horde and the Harem bring Seattle’s music scene to Sam Bond’s

Horde and the Harem, a Seattle band led by Ryan Barber, is making their way to Sam Bond’s Garage this Thursday, September 18. In honor of their return, Barber chatted with the Emerald to tell us more about how the band became what it is today. Q: Tell me a …

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Take the edge off with these weekly drink and entertainment specials

Just because the December holidays are receding in the rearview mirror doesn’t mean that the festivities are over. We may be mired in the middle of another dreary Oregon winter, but in Eugene there should be an opportunity for merriment and socializing that’s good for both you and your wallet. …

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Music: Q&A with Bryan John Appleby

Seattle’s Bryan John Appleby will be performing an intimate show at Sam Bond’s Garage on Saturday night. The last time Appleby played in Eugene was on tour with The Head and The Heart. This time around, Appleby will be presenting a two-piece performance featuring an acoustic guitar and a cello. The …

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Sam Bond's Garage: Whiteaker's cultural landmark

Located in the heart of Eugene’s historic Whiteaker neighborhood, Sam Bond’s Garage is much more than just a venue; it’s a cultural landmark that dates back to ‘95. Sam Bond’s has been a staple of the neighborhood through its gritty past and its ascension into Eugene’s cultural hub. Todd Davis, …

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