Byline: The Register-Guard
BoDeans out to play The Shedd
Roots rockers the BoDeans will be making an appearance at The Shedd on Thursday in support of the band's newest album.
BoDeans released its debut, "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams," in 1986 and now has more than 11 albums under its belt. The band's record-topping songs include "Closer to Free," "Fadeaway," "Only Love," "Dreams," "Good Things," "You Don't Get Much" and "Idaho."
The band - Kurt Neumann, Sam Hawksley, Kenny Aronoff, David Sierra, Stefano Intelisano, Bukka Allen, Eric Holden, Zak Sparks and David Duffy - will release a new CD, "I Can't Stop," on Tuesday.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jaqua Concert Hall, John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, 285 E. Broadway. Tickets are $39, $19.50 for youth, available at www.theshedd.org and The Shedd ticket office, 868 High St.
Metal venue opens with Antaeus
There's a new home for metal in the Eugene area. Old Nick's Pub is set to open this week, and its first big show will be tonight.
The show will feature French metal band Antaeus, which plays aggressive black metal with a little death metal thrown in. The band is on a U.S. tour with Demoncy, a North Carolina black metal band.
Eugene black metal band Hiding will make its debut as well. The 21-and-older gig starts at 9 p.m. and costs $10 at the door.
Old Nick's Pub is at 211 Washington St., at the corner of West Second Avenue across from the Washington-Jefferson skate park.
Go to www.oldnickspub.com and its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/oldnickseugene, for a calendar of other scheduled shows.
It's a Tsunami of classic country
My Darling Clementine, a husband- and-wife country- western duo from Great Britain, will stop at Tsunami Books tonight as part of their West Coast vacation tour.
Both Michael Weston King and his wife, Lou Dalgleish, already have had successful careers.
King, a well-known singer- songwriter, has released 10 solo albums and four with the Good Sons. Dalgleish, known for her signature vocals and unique songwriting, has released four albums.
My Darling Clementine's live performance is intimate - the two singing to each other about each other while looking into each others' eyes, reminiscent of such classic country couples as George Jones and Tammy Wynette and Johnny and June Carter Cash.
The $12 tickets are on sale now for the 8 p.m. show at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.
Progressive bluegrass at The Axe
COTTAGE GROVE - Progressive bluegrass beats driven by a cello will bring dance energy to The Axe & Fiddle on Saturday when California's Sweetwater String Band makes an appearance.
Formed in 2008 in the mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, the band has Scott Roberts on mandolin, vocals and songwriting; David Huebner on cello, vocals and songwriting; Jeff Meadway on guitar; and Patrick Ferguson on bass.
The group has released two albums of original music. Members say they are inspired by "the wild deserts and high mountains of the Western landscape they call home."
The group's most recent release is "River of Rhymes."
Dirty Spoon opens at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St.
It costs $5 at the door.