Thursday, August 24
Michael Trew. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
There’s something about Calapooia Brewing that seriously furnishes a few types of sounds. Michael Trew, found at http://www.autumn-electric.com/michael-trew—solo-.html, has exactly one of those sounds. An excellent pairing. And also, great food and beer. There’s that too. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Mother Father Sisters Brothers. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
How do you define what make a good band? I’ve got no idea. However, I do know that this band kicks as*, and the proof is in the sonic pudding: https://mothersfatherssistersbrothers.bandcamp.com/. As an added bonus, I’ve been told that cousins and grandparents are also welcome. But let me add to that third cousins, great grandparents, nieces, nephews, and… okay, I blew that joke’s fuse. And now I go away in shame. Meanwhile, you can instead go to this show. For info, visit facebook.com/TheSaltyDogCorvallis/.
Friday, August 25
Local bluegrass enthusiast Marilyn Jordan and Corvallis guitar teacher David Whitaker are teaming up with Eugene-based folk performer Hannah Cooper to lay down some chill melodies. All of these artists have been on the stage before and are no strangers to pluck’n some strings so check ‘em out.
For info, visit facebook.com/TheSaltyDogCorvallis/
Summer Soundtrack w/ Kill the Concept! Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $3. Ages 21+.
After a slight furlough Summer Soundtrack returns with a splash, boom or maybe even a bang, we won’t know for sure until it starts. Corvallis locals Kill The Concept will be kicking it off with a mixture of punk and metal so bring your moshing boots and head banging hair. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.
Saturday, August 26
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. General admission $14 and $10 student and seniors.
“Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” is written by Anne Washburn and directed by Pat Kight. After “the apocalypse” a group of stoners, excuse me survivors, try to remember the events of a particular Simpsons episode. Turns out in these alleged survivors help preserve society by performing old TV show episodes…Might these performances be the stuff of myths in the future? Who knows, let me know after the show. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/performing-arts/buy-tickets.
It’s time for another installment of the Beers with Queers social hour. The last one featured a dance party from 11:30-12:30 which can only be explained as some sort of unplanned flash-mob. If this isn’t sounding awesome enough as is, just wait till you see all the beers to drink and the fun and interesting folks who are…ya know…wait for you come join the party. For info, visit tockify.com/visitcorvallisoregon/detail/2518/1503806400000.
Philophobia. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Bringing a mellow and somewhat trippy sound, this progressive indie local Corvallis dude can really jam, if only you’ll listen. Now that we are all here together, let us hold hands, listen, and enjoy. For info, visit bandsintown.com/Philophobia?came_from=89.
Sunday, August 27
The Blend. Floral Courtyard at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free.
The Blend is an annual furniture and craft show that features up to 25 vendors. For two days, old ladies and artisans from all over Oregon will showcase handmade, re-purposed or collected home furnishings, crafts, and small trinkets smelling of Werther’s Original candies. Visitors can enjoy food and drinks from local food trucks, as well as Bengay application stations. For info, visit theblendcorvallis.com/.
Urban Yoga, Oregon and 4 Spirits Distillery are partnering to offer Yoga on the Rocks. This super chill and super stretchy all-levels yoga class is graciously donated and will be held in the 4 Spirits’ barrel room. The kicker is that while there are other yoga and drink opportunities, this one has the tasty and smooth delights of 4 Spirits Distillery, a must taste among the spirit world, whatever you call it these days.
Advanced sign up encouraged. For info, visit facebook.com/4spiritsdistillery/.
Monday, August 28
Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis 7 p.m. Free
Have I already said super chill? I suppose so but Bryson Skaar can be described no other way…by me anyhow. Capturing the evening coffee shop vibe with his melodious jazziness, all who venture into Imagine Coffee are lulled into deeply chilled perspectives of life. And those who don’t do drugs are also very relaxed too.
For more info, visit reverbnation.com/brysonskaar.
Tuesday, August 29
Concert in the Park- Community Band Favorite with Anne Hubble. Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 pm. Free.
This is kind of a big deal if you like traditional favorites that are always good. A stable in the 1920s, The Covallis Community Band was rebooted in the 1970s and has rocked it ever since. This time around we will have veteran vocalist, stage performer, and all around talent-extraordinaire, Anne Hubble. Also it’s the last one of the year so if you’ve been meaning to check it out but always find some clothes to fold or some dishes to wash, stop making excuses.
For information, visit c-cband.org/.
Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
Searching for creativity in an otherwise bland world? Longing for some inspiration to make all those ideas in your head come dancing on out? So was Bombs Away when they came up with this new event. Drawing supplies will be provided, all you have to do is show up and make art. Sounds simple right? It is unless you over think it…just be super chill, like I mentioned earlier For info, visit facebook.com/bombsawaycafe/.
Wednesday, August 30
Book Bike Stop. Corvallis Farmers’ Markets, First & Jackson St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – Noon. Free.
What could be cooler than riding a 3-wheeled bike loaded with books around Corvallis? The answer is renting a book from said bike and never actually riding the bike yourself. That’s right, the books are cool, the idea of the bike is cool, and the bike itself…well it’s ok I guess. The good news is that the bike rider can rent you books, sign you up for a card, take return books, and even place holds on books for you. Pretty neat right? For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
2017 Starker Forest Tour. Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn, 1730 NW Ninth St., Corvallis. 12:45-4:30 p.m. Free.
If you have always wanted to visit the Starker Forests, but have been too scared or lazy to go by yourself, we have some good news – one can sign up for guided tours of the forests. On such a tour they will be picked up and ferried around while learning all about the forests and their management. Starker Forests Tours are about three and a half hours long and include a ¼ mile hike that is optional. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. For info, visit visitcorvallis.com/things-to-do/starker-forest-tours-philomath-oregon/.
Thursday, August 31
Human Ottoman + Bogg. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
This interesting combo is pretty interesting. I wouldn’t quite say super chill, but definitely more chill than not. Human Ottoman with their cello, vibraphone, and drum-set threesome of sound offers a look at what music could be with those instruments all used together while Bogg dishes out jazzy renditions of classics like I shot the Sheriff and Toxicity and original jazz flavored tunes of their own. For info, visit boggjazz.com/ and humanottoman.com/.
Brad Parsons Band. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
This guy comes all the way down from exotic Portland so that makes him a must see right? I suppose not, but his somber and contemplative bluesy rock sound sure does. Listening to his music kind of makes me want to ride a horse through the desert, but it also kind of makes me want to cry softly to myself…because its like deep and stuff or something. Either way good stuff, chek it out here: bradparsonsmusic.bandcamp.com/.