Thursday, May 17
Jesse Meade @ Calapooia Brewing Company
140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
If you’ve ever thought “hey, grabbing a few beers and dinner while a super talented guy tears it up on acoustic guitar sounds good…” this is the show for you. Check out Jesse’s work at http://www.jessemeade.com/. To stay up to date, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Ben Mutschler Trio @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Hell of a Jazz ensemble. Can’t get enough of Corvallis jazz, but its definitely worth trying! For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Lacunas//Naughty Sweethearts @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Lacunas (https://lacunas.bandcamp.com/releases) is a righteous Corvallis band with a couple of awesome tracks for you to check out… at… that link I just posted. Absolutely love “Sweet Something.” Naughty Sweethearts? They’ve got a chainsaw in their main website photo (https://www.naughtysweethearts.com/). They’re also really damn good. $5 is a stupid, stupid steal. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/live-music/.
Friday, May 18
Caveman Dave @ Imagine Coffee
5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free.
Like the website says, Caveman Dave is cool (https://www.reverbnation.com/CavemanDaveIsCool). Also like it says, Caveman Dave plays in both “preschools & pubs.” I can’t explain it, but it works. Just take a listen and you’ll get it. IT WOULD BE-HOOVE-YOU. You’ll get that, too. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net/events-in-corvallis.html.
Lost Ox//Out West @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House,
26 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
Insane (in a good way), delicious, genre-ful prog out of Portland (https://lostox.bandcamp.com/) meets pure boot stompin’ bluegrass joy (http://www.outwestband.com/). This is exactly what you wanted all up in your ears… how did they know?! For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Familiars//Plattenbau @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
New wave explosion? Yup. Every which way. Seattle’s Familiars can be found at https://familiars.bandcamp.com/ , while Berlin-based Plattenbau has some tracks up at https://familiars.bandcamp.com/. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/live-music/.
Saturday, May 19
The Incompatibles @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free
That Coyote//Sun Blood Stories//Dolphin Midwives. @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $7.
That Coyote (https://thatcoyote.bandcamp.com) is probably my favorite local band, besides the late Bury the Moon. Throw in Boise’s rather psychedelic Sun Blood Stories (https://sunbloodstories.bandcamp.com/) and experimental Portland outfit Dolphin Midwives (https://www.dolphinmidwives.us/) and you’ve got a pretty good example as to why music in Corvallis kicks as*. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/live-music/.
Sunday, May 20
Celtic Session @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.
Ugh, Sundays suck. And now its all hot out and stuff. If only there were something awesome to go do in the afternoon… something with a traditional feel. Something wafting through the air as I guzzle a pint and scarf some old world num-nums. If only… For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Tuesday, May 22
Taste of the Valley @Trillium Children’s Farm Home Old School, 4455 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis. 6 -8 p.m. $30.
What can you get for $30 anymore? Quite a few things, however this Tuesday your hard-earned (or easy-earned, depending on who you are) cash can go to glorious foods and drinks, all from local breweries, restaurants, and wineries. What’s better than that? Doing it when all of the proceeds go to the Linn-Benton Food Share. For info, contact Amy Neuman at Amy.email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 23
Bedrock Lectures: John Knox @ Bexell Hall Room 412
2251 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free.
The Bedrock Lectures series continues with John Knox, “Special Rappateur on Human Rights and the Environment, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner.” I don’t even know what that is, but it sounds good! He’ll be giving his “The Human Right to a Healthy Environment” talk, which promises to be one worth attending if you care about, you know… the earth. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/bedrock-lectures-human-rights-and-climate-change.
Thursday, May 24
Caveman Dave @ Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Didn’t get enough Caveman Dave last Friday? Duh. Here’s some more! For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/
Taylor Humfeld//Generifus @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Taylor Humfeld (of That Coyote!) and the hard-to-label-but-amazing Generifus (https://generifus.bandcamp.com). Five bucks for amazing tunes and memories. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
By Sam Campbell