‘After the Rain’ plays Aug. 16
Portland duo After the Rain will be playing at Thirteen-O-One Steak & Spirits, Saturday, Aug. 16, from 7-10 p.m. The band features guitarist Mitch Ward and vocalist Sunny Andersen — expect a contemporary pop/rock vibe with vocal harmonies. No cover charge, 21-and over. Thirteen-O-One Steak & Spirits, 1301 Belmont Ave, Hood River, (541) 386-1774.
Kit Garoutte at The Pines
This week at The Pines: Friday, Aug. 8, 6-9 p.m., guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte. From jazz, pop, classical, blues, folk, funk and rock, it’s an eclectic, finger pickin’ mix you won’t want to miss. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Carinne Carpenter at Marley’s
Carinne Carpenter is a vagabond songwriter that stirs the soul with a unique blend of sophisticated groove and feel good originality. From Motown to Music City, her rhythm, lyrics, and enthusiasm will get your motor running. She'll be performing at Marley’s Corner in Hood River on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 7-8 p.m. No cover, all ages welcome. Marley’s Corner, Scottish Pub & Drive-Thru, 1216 C Street, Hood River; 541-386-0153;
Ark Life, ‘Talkbacks,’ at CEBU
This week at CEBU Lounge: Friday, Aug 8: Ark Life – Western Soul and Rock ‘n Roll.
“Their mile-high harmonic rock ‘n roll is equal parts mischief, humor and heartthrob. The band pulls as much inspiration from contemporaries like Heartless Bastards, and Elvis Perkins as from the band’s enduring loves for The Kinks, Nina Simone, and the classic campfire singalong.
Saturday, Aug. 9: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks – Saloon-jazz, country-swing, and early-rockabilly.
“The Brooklyn-based singer and her band make grooving modern vintage music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line, yet somehow maintains a unique and personal sound.” Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Garden Gospel show Aug. 16
Bagge Gardens, 1805 Carroll Road, Mosier, will host a free garden gospel concert on Saturday, Aug. 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The guest artist is Charlie Walker, one of the Pacific Northwest's top Christian Country artists. Originally from Kentucky, Walker began a solo music career in 1997 and has released three gospel albums. “The biblically-based and life inspired songs he writes and sings make it easy for audiences to relate to him, while his melodious voice is comforting as well.” Donations will be accepted. No pets, please. For more information call 541-478-3760.
Next Door benefit Aug. 14
It’s a benefit house concert at the Griffin House (4168 Westcliff Drive, just east of Ruthton park) for the Next Door on Thursday, Aug. 14, starting at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Fred Fractal and the Frogs, featuring Alonzo Garbanzo and friends. Expect “red-hot folk music of the future.” $5 donation at the door, and a portion of the food and beverage sales benefit programs for The Next Door. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Twilight Twins’ at White Buffalo
The Twilight Twins, featuring Peter McGrain and Susie Sinclair with special guests are playing on Thursday, Aug. 7 , from 6-8 p.m. at the White Buffalo Tasting Room. Expect “French cafe music with a twist.” Stop by and wish accordion player Peter McGrain farewell, as he is moving to Florida next month. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
‘Underground’ musical swap meet at skatepark Aug. 10
On Sunday Aug 10, starting at noon, the Hood River Skate Park will feature a musical instrument swap meet hosted by the Underground Music Station. Bring your music gear to sell or trade, get a free music lesson and jam with a live band featuring Underground Music Station instructors. Organizer Tim Snyder will be on hand answering questions about the Station’s Kickstarter campaign. Pro skateboard demonstrations are planned, too. Hood River Skatepark, Wasco and 20th, Hood River.
Adam Miller plays Aug. 12
Adam Miller, one of the premier autoharpists in the world, a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller will perform at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.
An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535.
River City punk rock show Aug. 12
On Tuesday, Aug. 12, River City welcomes four punk-garage-surf-rock bands to the stage. The show will feature Rotties, “Portland’s burlier sort of garage rock band, with shades of metal peeking through the slash and burn party -punk sound,” Needles and Pizza - Portland’s swirling in -your-face groove garage rock duo, the Slutty Hearts - with garage pop and pretty murder songs, and Skookoom, Hood River’s newest surf punk band. 9 p.m. showtime, 21 and over only. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.