Crème de la Corvallis: Week of July 26

Correction: The print version of the entry for The Majestic Reader’s Theater: Top Girls ran with an incorrect price. The one you see here is the updated number!

Thursday, July 26

Free Range Open Mic at Bombs Away

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m.

The best open mic for 10,000 miles happens every fourth Thursday. Regardless of your experience level, sign up and get your tunes noticed. Whether you play or not, it’s a great opportunity to meet other musicians in the area, talk shop, hang out, etc. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. You’ll want to get there early because the slots don’t last long. For info, visit:


Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $3.

Resisting… the urge… to make… “all about that bass”… reference. Actually, that wasn’t that hard to resist, but I guess I did it anyway. Oh well. Get down with the low sound at this bass music party! For more info visit,

Friday, July 27

Five Letter Word

Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7 p.m.

Truly awesome folk trio + beer. Check them out at Five letter words, though… well, you could just add an “s” to the end of the four letter ones and make them plural. That must be it. Visit, for more info. 

Haley Johnsen & Leo London

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5

OSU grad and Beaverton resident and America n Idol human Haley Johnsen ( will be at Bombs Away along with Eugene’s Leo London ( This is going to be a killer show. Check here for updates:

Terry Robb & Adam Scramstad

Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.

The bluesiest blues that ever did blues. Well, probably not, but Terry Robb and Adam Scramstad are local legends for good reason. Incredible musicians, and free? You can’t miss this one. Check out for all of the goodness.        

Saturday, July 28

Jill Cohn

Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7 p.m.

Seattelite Jill Cohn does it all, and does it well. The guitarist / pianist / singer / songwriter offers up a deep musical and lyrical repertoire, and has been at it since the mid 90s. You can check out or for more info and some preview tunes. 

Hunter // Mons La Hire

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5.

Really, all you’re going to need here for convincing is a listen to and Though I could also say something like… “this is going to be an alt / indie night to remember, because both of these bands kick as*, and Mons La Hire in particular is one of my local favorites.” For more info visit,  

Sunday, July 29

The Majestic Reader’s Theater: Top Girls.

The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors.

If you’d like to know more about this particular performance, check out our calendar. I’ll just say here that reader’s theater is a heck of a lot of fun, and well worth the smackeroos. For more info and tickets, do the thing:  

Wednesday, August 1

Tunes, Brews, and BBQ

Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room, 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m.

Happening every Wednesday, if you come out to the Block 15 Tap Room you’ll be treated to free local blues and not-as-free-but-good BBQ. Not a bad way to parse out the summer. For updates, check out   

Thursday, August 2  

BJ Thomas

Monteith Riverpark, NW Water Ave, Albany. 7 p.m.

Noteworthy vocalist B.J. Thomas, who had quite the streak in the 60s and 70s, hits the Albany Waterfront in celebration of the release of The Best of BJ Thomas, his first recorded outing in a decade. Check out some tunes here if you’re not familiar: For more info visit,  

Bard in the Quad: The Tempest

Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Because 7:30 p.m. is the only time this summer weather is bearable! A longstanding Corvallis tradition, Bard in the Quad is always a good time. Bring a chair or blanket! For updated info visit,