Cebu Lounge at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn offers Hood River, Oregon's only waterfront nightlife and live music. Cebu offers free live music most weekends in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Musical offerings range from the blues of local Tess Barr to indie favorites such as Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. Take it all in from our plush leather seating or kick up your heels - there is always room to dance. Enjoy a full bar, award-winning wine list, and delicious bar menu from adjacent Riverside restaurant. See the upcoming schedule below.
Jeremy Wilson: singer-songwriter & producer from Portland, Oregon. He was a driving force in the influential Northwest bands, The Dharma Bums and Pilot.
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Whether or not the name and music of Redwood Son has yet hit the big radar, this year’s “Best New Artist” of the Portland Music Awards is on the rise. Boasting a 20 Song double-disc debut album titled “The Lion’s Inside” he brings a dynamic versatility that crosses the borders of their West Coast Americana with hook-laden Roots-Rock and Alt. Country, while maintaining an authentic Universal “Pop” vibe.
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Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland, OR. The release of their first album, ‘Dark Down and Blue’ features the group’s high-energy, hard driving originals and their contemporary take on the old bluegrass sound. Their second album, ‘Left Coast Country’ propelled their versatile, dynamic sound onto the never-ending tour circuit of North America. Dedication to their craft has made Left Coast Country one of the hardest working, up and coming acts in the Northwest. The statement “for LCC pickin’ is not a hobby, not a job, but a way of life,” (B. Salmon – Bend Bulletin) could not be any more accurate.
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Songwriter Kory Quinn, a DIY contemporary hobo intellectual, has a refreshingly homespun take on Americana, a very welcome sigh of relief in today's contemporary market. Quinn's songwriting is adroit and surefooted, offering sturdily constructed country, folk, and Cajun-tinged songs for his ensemble to really sink their fangs into on this instant jukebox classic. The songs are short and sweet but packed with clever lines, sentimental harmonies and twangy fills. All that makes them the kind of songs that hang around your brain like honky-tonk regulars. Amongst his self penned road-worn material are stories and song that harken back to old-time drinking songs and heart rending country standards. In time they will be themselves for they are never new and they never get old.
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Acousta trance loops featuring Skip vonKuske on cello, guitar, mandolin, iphone, and loopstation and Don Henson on Typewriter, glockenspeil, xylophone, djembe, various iphone apps Check out Groovy Wallpaper here»
Known for their fiery live shows, Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Fronted by 21-year-old phenom Ziek McCarter — a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman whose stage presence calls to mind the magnetism of a young Michael Jackson or James Brown — the band’s sound traces a clear lineage from the dirty funk, blues, and psychedelic legacy of Bay Area legends like Sly and the Family Stone, with a nod toward ‘90s neo-soul trailblazers like D’Angelo, but with an eye to the future: A drive for experimentation, for pushing their high technical ability higher, for reaching beyond the familiar — approaching a deep R&B groove, a hard-rock guitar solo, or the warm peal of a Hammond organ with an ambitious, progressive sensibility. All of which is to say: They throw one hell of a dance party.
Named for a musical direction meaning “with spirit,” Con Brio has been packing Bay Area venues since 2009. Check out Con Brio here»
Tony Smiley aka The Loop Ninja is absolutely captivating as he rocks the Boss Loop pedal, looping every single instrument to build a whole world as he takes you along on a ride of rock, world fusion dance mixed with old school roots of 80's/90's new wave, beat boxing mixed with Mongolian throat singing and a dash of Middle Eastern tabla. Without use of any laptops or prerecorded tracks Tony lays down track after track live as he creates a breath taking performance that leaves everyone who crosses his path completely captivated!
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Dancehall Days is a 6 piece variety band featuring Female and Male Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Bass, Trumpet/Percussion. Incredible variety and authenticity is what Dancehall Days delivers. Every guest will be on the dance floor, having the thrill of a lifetime. They have been wowing audiences all over the Northwest and the word is now out, Dancehall is a powerhouse.
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Fernando Viciconte-the Portland, Oregon troubadour with twenty years of local and national acclaim under his belt-crawls from the wreckage of the recent past unbowed, bruised but unbroken. He has survived major surgery for a throat condition and thus what could have been existential silence for 'that voice'. It's a voice that caused countless rags like Billboard, Magnet, Paste, The Oregonian, No Depression(and on and on) plus fellow musicians like Peter Buck from REM, Don Dixon, and Steve Wynn to rave wildly about the feeling it evokes when he's singing his songs of dark despair and faint hope.
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Mbrascatu is a fusion of the cobbled streets and cafés of the Old World and the creative melting pot of Portland. The band is a group of talented musicians that draw from very different musical backgrounds to create a unique blend of sounds encompassing European and American roots. Since the formation of the band, back in 2010, Mbrascatu, has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest delighting many at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations.
If you are not one of the lucky explorers who has already discovered the magic of this band’s music, stop reading, hit play, and submerge yourself in the first song before reading any further. The band features impressive vocals, fantastic arrangments, making surprising use of banjo, ukelele, lap steel, viola, violin, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, and exhilarating drumming. The rhythm, which can be portentous, energetic and catchy, sometimes all at the same time, will get you dancing, the singing will resonate in your chest and the strings and drums will carry you away. Listen loud people!! Check out Mbrascatu here»
Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland's multi-instrumentalist "go to guy." In the years since relocating to Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he's been included on shows and recordings by many of the Northwest's kerry bands and songwriters. He's worked with national acts Michael Hurley, Victoria Williams, Blue Giant, the Minus 5 and Tara Jane O'Neill as well as local luminaries Fernando, James Low, Pancake Breakfast, Little Sue, Casey Neill, Michael Jodell, the Freak Mountain Ramblers and The Peasants. More recently, though, Lewi has taken all the things he learned from working with these fine performers and has been spending his time leading a roots rock/Americana band of his own, singing the songs he has written himself. The group owes much to the American tradition of good songs played with high energy, deep roots, and an unpretentious sense of fun. Their sound finds the connection between the basement feel of The Band, the raspy blue-eyed soul of Joe Cocker, the desert space of Giant Sand, the "without a net" deep space improvisations of the San Francisco ballrooms, the punk abandon of The Stooges and the quiet contemplation of Neil Young playing solo.
Check out Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters here»
Together for nine years, The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project based out of Portland, Oregon. This innovative quartet’s diverse style transcends genre, fusing elements of jazz, blues, rock and jam with traditional bluegrass instrumentation. The band’s distinct sound appeals to everyone from the most discerning traditional bluegrass listeners to the most enthusiastic jam band fans. They are known for their fun and funky originals, their quirky covers, and their knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor.
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