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.
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.
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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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Join Hood River native Erick Haynie for an evening of barrelhouse piano bar at Cebu Lounge, Monday, March 9, 2015, from 7 to 9 PM, no cover. Come hear stomps and boogies from the late 1930’s, inspired by legends like Albert Ammons, Mead “Lux” Lewis and Pete Johnson, plus your favorites from other eras by Scott Joplin, Billy Joel, Dr. John, Brendan Kavanagh ("Dr. K") and more. The evening will be lively and the beer will flow freely.
Trio Subtonic has developed a style of original music that is defined by its compositional intrigue, groove heavy improvisations and its accessibility to listeners across the musical landscape. Choosing not to be boxed into any traditional genres, Trio Subtonic continues its musical exploration with the release of Night Runners which delves into an uncompromising, darker and experimental soundscape that pushes the boundaries of their instrumentation.
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Tony Furtado is an indie record label's dream artist. He has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He's been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar and his own creative interpretation- hybrid of Americana and indie rock is captivating. Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts.
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Rio Grands are a group devoted to the breezier, melodic side of guitar rock: a sound with origins stretching from the early Beatles to Vampire Weekend. In an assortment of white pants, shoes and polo shirts, the band strums velvety major 7th chords and sang as if playing a boutique hotel’s pool.
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Science! is a musical pursuit of empirical evidence, using poetry and soundscapes to express the truth of daily life. Science! is something for the everyman to believe in. Their self-titled EP speaks to the challenges of existence with a rip-roaring exclamation that every ounce of humanity matters, and no voice should go ignored. It’s political; it’s daring and dreamy; it’s the place where rock and folk meet to dance, smile and raise a frothy brew in celebration.
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Emerging from the garages of Portland, OR, The Twangshifters busted down the doors of the Rock ‘N’ Roll/ Rockabilly/Roots/ Blues scene in 2010 and continue to set the Rose City & Pacific Northwest on fire. There is NO RAIN on this parade!
"Beyond giving the rockabilly kids a healthy dose of what they love, the Twangshifters' stage appeal consists of melding the best licks from the past with flashy production packaging" - Curt Shulz, Oregonian
Big Twang Theory The Twangshifters are one of those bands you stumble across one night on a bender and never forget. Playing stripped down, no-nonsense rockabilly, blues and rock ’n’ roll, they’re the love children of Carl Perkins and Patsy Cline, and plan to celebrate the release of their smokin’ hot debut CD at a jam replete with burlesque dancers (including national champ Holly Dai) and lots of slicked-back hair types. This is not a party for timid souls or indifferent hipsters, so leave the attitude at home and bring a pack of filterless ciggies for the breaks in between. - Rob Cullivan, The Portland Tribune
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