Thursday, June 16
Rough Jazz. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7 p.m. Free.
There are very few jazz lovers that don’t like their jazz rough. It’s a fact. If you’re ready to leave the Kenny G at home and trade it in for some John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a bit of Jimi Hendrix thrown in for good measure, save some room in your stomach for delicious beer and grub, plant yourself in a seat, and enjoy local jazz done right. For more information, check out www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.
Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
There’s a reason Curtis Monette and Bombs Away rhyme, and it’s not just because of very convenient letter placement and pronunciation bylaws. Monette is a Bombs Away veteran of over 10 years, making new fans on a monthly basis with an amalgam of multi-instrumentalism and vocal skill. The guy is literally a legend—and definitely not a bad start to a summer of music. Visit www.bombsawaycafe.com for details and updates.
Friday, June 17
The Majestic Follies. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Cost: $20. Second showing on Saturday. You might be asking yourself, what are the Majestic Follies? Straight from the horse’s mouth, it’s “a year end fundraiser for the Majestic Theatre that will be a celebration of all things Majestic; past, present, and future.” A tall order for sure, but certainly filled. Revisiting the past, there will be songs and tidbits from classic, recent, and even future shows. Theater, dances, musical performances. I think you get the picture now. To take part in the celebration, head on over to www.majestic.org.
Grit and Asterion. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 10 p.m. Cost: $5.
This is the show us rock fans have been waiting for. Oregonian acts Grit and Asterion offer the sort of thrashy and progressive metal… er… metally (respectively) experience that will grate your face off in every way that is pleasant (and of course, no ways that are not). I’m literally doing some kind of embarrassing headbanging thing right now listening to them. Not at the same time, that’d be crazy. I meant one band at a time. That’s the way I’m listening. Visit www.bombsawaycafe.com and all details will be yours.
Saturday, June 18
Calapooia Brewing’s 10th Anniversary Party. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15.
If you can’t get down with the Grand Vizier of Oregon Pink Floyd tribute bands, Pigs on the Wing (and you can, trust me), at least get off your duff and help to celebrate Calapooia Brewing Company’s 10th anniversary. The show is 21 and up, so toss the kids to your most helpful relative! The website www.calapooiabrewing.com can be visited for the fount of all knowledge. And seriously, get off your duff. It can’t breathe.
Vickie and Joe Price. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Free.
One of the best press releases I’ve seen in a while, let me give it to you raw: “Right from jump-street, the electrifying sound of Joe Price hits you in all the places you live, a one-man blues tornado who can pack, command, and wring-out a dance-floor with the authority of an eight-piece show band. His own deep and varied bag of original music is so formidable that noted Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Greg Brown has long referred to Joe as ‘the Buddha.’ Vicki’s powerful bluesy voice evokes an image of a woman in a 1920’s speakeasy singing her heart out.” I mean damn, right? For information, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.
Sunday, June 19
Hoolyeh Folkdancers. 7 – 9 p.m. FCC Gatton Hall (First Congregational Church), 1166 NW Jackson Ave , $4 for adults, $3 for CFS members, $2 for children
I’ll be honest, I folk dance all the time. At least that’s what I call it. Toothpaste all over my face? Sorry, was folk dancing. And where there’s dancing, there’s music. The Hoolyehs (an awesome name, by the way) are behind three types of folk dance activities. Every Sunday night (such as this one, which is Israeli-themed) is dancin’ time, there’s an annual reunion dance in the spring, and then dances here, there (and over there) with guest bands.
Monday, June 20
Jubilate! Women’s Choir of Corvallis: Summer Solstice at Tyee Winery. Tyee Winery, 26335 Greenberry Rd. Free.
My wife probably thinks Jubilate! Is an X-Men character, but she’d be wrong! The Jubilate! Women’s Choir of Corvallis is putting together their Summer Solstice at local Tyee Winery, which will include a benefit concert. Karate chop down your closet door (because it’s fun), grab a blanket, and enjoy an evening of great music in the Oregon countryside. Wine and food will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Have your own picnic? Bring it along! For more information, see www.jubilatechoir.org.
Tuesday, June 21
Community Movie Night. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. 7 p.m. Free
Every Tuesday local film historian and frankly, guru, Ygal Kaufman hosts a free local screening of carefully selected cult and classic films—always preceded by the cartoons and newsreels that used to be present, as the kids say, back in the day. Additionally Kaufman starts the show with an introduction and interesting facts about the production. Basically, if you love classic films, this is a real treat run by a guy that bleeds cellulose nitrate. Donations are graciously accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema, Corvallis’ only independent movie house. For more information, visit www.cmnyk.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis.
Wednesday, June 22
Amore Music Series. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 12:15 p.m. Free
If Superman is the Superman of Superanning, then guest organist in the Amore Music Series, Doug Schneider, is the Doug Schneider of Organing. If the idea of fantastic musicians joining together, including a frankly awesome Noack tracker pipe organ, pretty much rocking the mic with local chamber music, then this is your gig. Every performance is a new chance to step out of your modern life and into a beautiful place, says resident organist Chris Hanson. Interested parties should seek out www.corvallisfumc.org/content/amore-music-series.
Thursday, June 23
2016 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival – Kids’ Concert. OSU Women’s Building. 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Cost ranges from free to $24
If you’re a fan of large-scale chamber music, pay attention. This festival was founded 15 years ago and will literally knock your socks off. I’m serious, your socks will go flying. It’s a big deal for chamber fans, and certainly worth your time and money. This is day five, a shorter performance for kids, but the event lasts through June 29 and features a lot more. For more information about the performances, visit http://chintimini.org/.
By Johnny Beaver