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Minus the Bear begins tour at the WOW Hall

Seattle's Minus the Bear will play the WOW Hall tonight with guests Twin Tigers.

The quintet starts a four-week headlining tour right here in Eugene after recently wrapping up work on a fourth studio album.

On the CD, Minus the Bear worked with Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli. A news release says the album will "expand on their complex and exciting brand of rock 'n' roll."

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $18 at the door. The WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave.

Kimock brings sounds of the psychedelic era

Costumes are encouraged for tonight's show at the McDonald Theatre, but no one would blame you if you saved them for Saturday.

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine with Melvin Seals returns to the venue for a night of psychedelic rock. The news release promises two "long" sets.

The band features the celebrated guitarist's son, John Morgan Kimock, on drums.

Kimock was active in the San Francisco Bay Area during the famed Summer of Love. The news release says he is one of the last surviving musicians still touring from the era of Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Kimock also has toured with the Grateful Dead, the Band and countless others.

The show starts at 8 p.m. at 1010 Willamette St. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Cherryholmes returns to Shedd on Thursday

Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the Shedd once again will host bluegrass band Cherryholmes.

In 2005, the group won the International Bluegrass Music Association's award for entertainer of the year. The latest Cherryholmes recording, "Don't Believe," was nominated for Grammy Awards as best bluegrass album and best country instrumental performance.

The family band includes both parents and offspring between the ages of 16 and 25.

Sandy Cherryholmes, the group's matriarch, told The Birmingham News that some bluegrass purists who think the genre should be more tame have left their seats during sets at festivals.

"We're active; we love to move around the stage," she said. "But we've found the door wide open at roots festivals and theaters.

"We're different, and that's what it takes these days in order to market it. You have to have a different dimension."

Tickets are $24 to $34. The Shedd is at 285 E. Broadway.

Greensky Bluegrass to play at Sam Bond's

A band that has played the main stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival three times will be at Sam Bond's tonight.

Greensky Bluegrass also has shared stages with Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Chick Corea, Allison Krauss, Del McCoury, the Avett Brothers and Yonder Mountain String Band.

Publicity materials for the band describe its live show as a mix of tightly knit, traditional bluegrass songs and covers from well-known rock acts, such as Talking Heads, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley.

The band will perform two sets starting at 9:30 p.m. for a $10 cover. Sam Bond's Garage is at 407 Blair Blvd.

Electric blues show set for the Wildish

SPRINGFIELD - The Steve Magnolia Trio will open and JC Rico will lead a band of his friends for a night of electric blues Sunday at the Wildish Theater that will raise money to fight methamphetamine addiction.

Proceeds benefit the Just in Time Recovery Center. The event starts at 5 p.m., and the $25 ticket price includes snacks.

The music starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at by calling 342-3442.

The Wildish is at 630 Main St.

Volifonix heads bill at Oak Street Speakeasy

One of the Ninkasi Brewing-sponsored bands, Volifonix, will share a bill with Just People and Grimis tonight at the Oak Street Speakeasy.

The Eugene-based Volifonix released its first full-length album, "Oregonisms," in March. It followed with a tour through six states, playing 43 shows including a performance at Seattle's sprawling Bumbershoot festival.

The group's sound is most akin to funk, but has a rock feel as well.

The show starts at 9 p.m. downstairs at 915 Oak St. No cover will be charged.

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Date:Oct 30, 2009
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