Créme de la Corvallis: Week of Jan 11

I know this isn’t exactly the sort of language one might call eloquent, but holy crap folks. So many insanely awesome shows this week. Seriously, dunk yourself in all this frothy crème. And while you’re at it, thank your local booking human. They work hard so you can cram greatness in your eyes and ears.

Thursday, January 11

Reception for OSU Staff Art Show Exhibit @ Giustina Gallery & Murdock Gallery

875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 5-7 p.m. Free.

The OSU Staff Art Show is celebrating its eigth birthday, and it is open to the public so you can pretend you’ve been invited. Make your way down to the LaSells Stewart Center this Thursday to check out some amazing art and devour any food they put out. Want more information? Visit

Wild Hog in The Woods @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wild Hog in The Woods is a great live band and you should go see them. Why? Because I said so. Also, because they put the “string” and “bang” into “stringband.” This is a fact. For some truly wild stuff, visit And by wild stuff I mean a website with updates on the event and whatnot.

Friday, January 12

Corvallis Comedy Night with Solomon Georgio @ The Majestic Theatre

115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30-10 p.m. $14. Boom. Seriously, type that in. Solomon Georgio is hilarious, and that’s a bit of him doing his thing on Conan. This guy’s schtick is rad, and even just got done doing his own Comedy Central half-hour special. He’s blowing up for good reason, and you’d be a fool to miss this show. Get it, fool? Like, a jokester. Because comedy. For some hilarious information and updates, visit Okay, so the updates may not be funny.

The Svens + The men from S.U.R.F. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

Cowboy-surfer-poets The Svens are a sure thing (, and The Men From S.U.R.F. have wonderful taste in shirts ( I dunno about you, but it feels high time to get weird and surfy. For info, visit

Fortune’s Folly. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

You. Will. Sweat. Love,” so says the press release. Turns out the press release is right – Drink lots of water, because this high energy dance rock will likely cause you to flail about. That makes you sweat and lose water. So drink the water. For info, visit

Saturday, January 13

Complete show overload this Saturday. Check these bands out online and pick your poison carefully!

Mersault and Glide Divine @ Interzone Coffee House

1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

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Bush Pilots @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

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Wolves at War + No Me Gusta @Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

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Tar of the Valley Burlesque @ Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

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Tuesday, January 16

Corvallis Advocate Storytelling Night @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

It’s impossible to escape the bias, but this is actually one of the raddest events going in town right now. Hear fantastic, unexpected stories, and even share your own. Trust me when I say it gets all human up in that beast. For info, visit

Wednesday, January 17

The Big Bang of Corvallis Hip-Hop @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.

Say hello to a hip-hop-themed open mic. Hosted by Alpha-Ready, you can’t afford to miss this. Show up and make damn sure they keep doing these! For hippity-hoppity info, bounce on over to Or use your mouse and keyboard.

Thursday, January 18

Ben Mutschler et al @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free

Jazzy jazz jazz for your empty jazz bladder. For some jazzily updated information, take a peek at

Noah Kite + Michele Dedman Trio @ Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 pm. $5.

After you catch the jazzy jazz jazz at Cloud’s, why not hop on over to Bomb’s for some swag and an extra dose of jazziness with a bit of chamber pop tossed in? Thankfully there is no good reason why not. Lucky you!For info, visit

By Sam Campbell