Thursday, June 22
Junior Raimey + Andy Lynn. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Junior Raimey is a bada*s Northwest native with a sound that’s far more Junior Raimey than anyone else. A blend of country, rock, and hip-hop? Check. You clearing your calendar after listening to his work at www.reverbnation.com/juniorraimey? Check. Throw in Andy Lynn. That’s three checks, folks. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Hilary Scott. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Hilary Scott is a singer-songwriter of the indie-Americana variety, and she has been getting a lot of attention for one very good reason: she’s great at what she does. Take a listen at http://hilaryscott.com/videos/ if you’re unfamiliar. Given the venue, it should be a hell of a show. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Friday, June 23
Homatawk + Orchards + Steve Hunter. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Have you ever found yourself wondering, “what the hell is a Homatawk?” Me too. Thanks to the handy press packet, we now know that they’re “a bender-haze with greasy finger-writing on the windows of the rideshare from Portland.” What that translates into is: a damn good, brawling bit of sound. Orchards have a totally different, mellower palette, and are equally worth listening to. Check out both acts here https://homatawk.bandcamp.com/releases, and here https://theorchards1.bandcamp.com/. And of course you know local mainstay Steve Hunter, of That Coyote.. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Rebacca McDade, Faith Eliott. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Killer acts with scottish flair. Sample the goods here https://rebeccamcdade.bandcamp.com/ and here https://soundcloud.com/faith-eliott. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Saturday, June 24
Free Noise Show. 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Starts at Corvidopolis, 354 SW Madison Ave. 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Continues at Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Corvallis Experiments in Noise, this event is going to knock your socks off, set them on fire, and suck them out of the universe. Twenty acts from Corvallis, Philomath, and Albany will be unloading a vast array of experimental music. If you’re only going to make it to a few shows this year, make this one of them. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/corvallisnoise/.
Eastgate Block Party. SE Eastgate Cr., Corvallis. Noon – 7 p.m. Free.
Summer celebration featuring 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Mazama Brewing Co., and Nectar Creek. Beer, mead, cider, coffee, food cards, live music, games, prizes, and a free shuttle from Fourth and Jefferson. You get the picture? More info can be found at. https://www.facebook.com/events/121981465054589/.
Cambrian Explosion, AKA Faceless. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Wowza. Cambrian Explosion (https://cepdx.bandcamp.com/) – one of my favorite bands out of Portland – graces us along with AKA Faceless, who I’m listening to right now via https://akafaceless.bandcamp.com/. Press info mentioned something about cosmic sorcery, and yes. Very yes. Undoubtedly. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Sunday, June 25
Wild Family Walkabouts: Eco-Invaders. Peavy Arboretum, NW Peavy Arboretum Rd., Corvallis. Noon – 2 p.m. Suggested donation: $15 per family.
On the last Sunday of every month you are invited to join the Avery House Nature Center for their Wild Walkabouts. Whether you’re by yourself or you’ve got the family in tow, educational activities and an interpretive hike are on the menu. The events start at noon and begin with educational and fun activities, followed by the hike, which is led by local naturalists. Share in their experience and knowledge. And perhaps most importantly, get out and enjoy the Oregon wild!
2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 4 p.m. $28 for a single concert, free for high school and younger students.
Enjoy ensembles with excellent Northwest chamber musicians! According to the press info, “[t]he program will feature Castelnuovo’s Tedesco Guitar Quintet Op. 143, Joaquin Nin’s Seguida Española, Boccherini Guitar Quintet in D Major G. 448 ‘Fandango’ and Schoenfield ‘Café Music.’” For info, visit chintimini.org.
Monday, June 26
Corvallis Knights Home Game. Goss Stadium, 430 Southwest Langton Place, Corvallis. 6:30p.m. Ticket vary.
I don’t particularly like sports (or even like to move around, or go outside…), and even I know its great to get out to a game now and again. And frankly, you can’t beat a Knights game, considering they’re like… you know… really good. They took the league championship in 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2016, afterall. Crap, is there some kind of superstition in baseball where you’re not supposed to mention the wins? I’ve got no idea. Anyway, go. Enjoy the weather. Check out ticket information here: https://corvallisknights.com/tickets/.
Tuesday, June 27
Concert in the Park: From the British Isles. Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
Tunes from the British Isles wafting in and out of your earholes + a nice day in the park. Plus its free. I can think of worse things to do with your Tuesday. For info, visit c-cband.org.
Permission to Relax and Do Nothing. Everywhere.
Graduates, this one’s for you. You’re done. Take a day to do absolute jack sh*t (or go to the Concert in the Park…), because next week the job hunt begins. Unless you’re rich, or you’ve been saving. And if that’s you, then congratulations, from all of us here at The Corvallis Advocate. And if that’s not you, congrats anyway, because my gawd was that a lot of work, no?
Wednesday, June 28
Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
Who is the entertainment? Turns out, its you! Bam. Coloring and drawing supplies will be on hand, including some guided activities in case you need a jump start. Word on the street is that there’ll be something called “Telephone Pictionary.” No idea what that is, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Comedy Open Mic. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.
Are you funny? Think you’re funny? Howabout not funny at all? Howabout you don’t even want to get up and try, but you really want to listen in and laugh (or not, but probably yes)? This is your event. The people’s event. And it’s going to be great, because its Corvallis, and it’s Cloud & Kelly’s. Sign up is at 8 p.m. Don’t be late! For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Thursday, June 29
Vintersea Music Video Premiere. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Pacific Northwest metal collaborators Vintersea come to Bombs to release their new music video. A blend of what sounds like (to me) melodic, death and progressive metal, this band would be worth showing up to a garbage can to listen to an unmixed demo on 8 track. This event? A no brainer. Yeah, I kinda like them. Like them yourself via https://vintersea.bandcamp.com/. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 –5:30 p.m.
Got the inventive bug and looking for a rad club? Pat yourself on the back, you just found one. Recurring on the second and fourth thursday of each month, this event is totally free, completely creative, and 100% hands-on program. “Learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3D printing and other technologies.” All ages are welcome! For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.