Saturday, January 12, San Francisco’s blues rock outfit Howlin’ Rain will visit The Doug Fir Lounge in support of its latest release, Alligator Bride. This new album is characterized by stimulating contradictions and melodies with a folky, meandering Grateful Dead vibe that sends the band sailing off into a comfortable, blues-drenched ether. Instrumentally and rhythmically, the approach is over-the-top. A blaring attack, driven by Dan Cervantes’ distortion-heavy lead lines, the thundering backbeat of Justin Smith’s drumming, and the relentless cadence produced by Jeff McElroy’s bass and Ethan Miller’s rigorous, rhythm guitar make up an irresistible, psychedelic wall of glorious noise.
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside Street. 9:00 pm. Advance tickets $12.00 at Ticketfly.com, $15.00 at door. 21 & over.
Sunday, January 14, Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend. 8:00 pm. $12.00 at Bendtickets.com. All ages.