Crème de la Corvallis: Week of June 14

Thursday, June 14

Free Range Open Mic

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

Corvallis’s premiere roving open mic lands at Cloud & Kelly’s. No matter your skill level, you’re on the guest list! Or you could just chill and enjoy. Loads of fun and opportunities for new friends galore. For more information, visit

Friday, June 15


Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m.

Wait, there’s an Accordion club? Indeed, and it’s great. Really fun instrument both for playing and listening. I like to think of it as the mutant offspring of a giant harmonica and one of those old timey fire stoker things. Don’t listen to me. This time around, the club will be performing some Irish tunes in celebration of St. Patrick’s day!

Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam

The Meet N Place, 1150 Main St., Philomath. 8 p.m.

A really cool spot just outside of Corvallis, and every other Friday there’s no cover. This particular jam runs from 8 p.m. until midnight. This is rumored to be a really fun and busy jam night, so show up early!

Maniac (Los Angeles), Wups, Kawaii Busters

Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9:30 pm. $6.

Punk rockers MANIAC ( join us on tour from LA! Add to that Wups ( one of my favorite local bands) and Kawaii Busters out of McMinville ( and you’ve got one hell of a ticket. For more information, visit

Joseph Hein Band and The Deep Woods Band

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Lush, toasty, and chill all at the same time, Washington’s Joseph Hein ( is worth your ear time. Joined by Blodgett Americana champs The Deep Woods Band ( For more information, visit    

Saturday, June 16

Nappy THC//Swiggle Mandela//DMARX

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Corvallis’s hiphop scene, alive and well. Kick off the season with rad performances from Nappy THC, Third Eye Goonies, Swiggle Mandela, and DC Capital.  For more information, visit

Skeleton Boy & Buff By Monday

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

Albany punk outfit Skeleton Boy squeezes out their first full set, and you’re going to love it. No seriously, visit See? Joined by Buff By Monday and $3 is a steal. As in, actual theft. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 17

Blues Jam

Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free.

Blues and brews in the late afternoon. That’s how it is done, folks. For more info, visit  

Tuesday, June 19

Art & Coffee

Philomath Community Library.
1050 Applegate St., Philomath.10:30 a.m.

You are invited to “a relaxing morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats.” Why, thank you! Supplies will be on hand, but you can also bring your own. Have a project you want to share? This is the time and place. Every month on the third Tuesday, ages 16 and up.

Sci-Fi Extravaganza

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. $5

This event probably needs no introduction. Starts at 7pm, but if you show up by 6pm you’ll be treated to some old school drive-in ads and other awesome stuff. Your admission includes credit towards a foodstuff. For more information, check out     

Wednesday, June 20

The Hilltop Big Band

Corvallis Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

If you dig the big band sound but haven’t caught a show from The Hilltop Big Band, you should probably get on that. You’re in luck, though: they’ll be cranking out another summer of free concerts in Central Park. Got a lawn chair or a blanket? You’ll want to bring those along. Good times, just in time for the heat.    

Thursday, June 21  

SPUN with Jaapur, Rollipolli, Pseudo

Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5.

Cloud and Kelly’s presents a night of DJ madness! All ages welcome until 10pm, after which only the 21+ crowd will be able to hang. For more information, visit

Corvallis Arts Walk

The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4-8 p.m. Free.

It’s the CAW—you know what to do! For updated info and participating venues, visit

Slumber Party BINGO

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5.

Okay ding dongs, really don’t miss this one! Slumber Party Bingo is fun as hell. Wear your favorite pajamas and dig into frothy samples from Pono Brewing, as well as a host of snack-ums, swag, all that stuff. Your cover gets you two bingo cards, after which they’ll be fifty cents a pop. Wear your favorite pajamas (or whatever is cozy, laws permitting) and get an extra raffle ticket at the door!! The hilarious and talented Nicole Garrett MCs alongside Courtney (Cookie) Lewis. For more information, visit

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By Sam Campbell