cebu lounge

FREE LIVE MUSIC

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.

Cebu

World's Finest

Friday, April 17 at 9:30pm

Songwriting is paramount for World's Finest, and the foundation they build upon. It's the heart of everything they do. "A foundation built from heart", as the kids are calling it these days. They consider every aspect of their instruments and personalities equally powerful in how their craft our tubes of sonic information.

World's Finest likes to play a lot of genres. Here's 10: Boomslang, Ska, Folk, Heartbreaking and Heartwarming Sunrise and Sunset Music, Bluegrass, Stompy Bluegrass/Funk Awesomeness, Funk, Primitive Hallucinogenic Soundscapes, and That Thing When Everything...... Never-mind about the ten thing, that was only nine.
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World's Finest

The June Bug Boys

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:30pm

Old timey string band from Hood River, OR
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The June Bug Boys

The Weather Machine

Friday, April 24 at 9:30pm

On April Fools Day 2013, Portland-based project The Weather Machine released their first full-length album after a blustery winter of recording on the Oregon Coast. With its strong ties to the region, the band roots itself firmly in a Pacific Northwest folk aesthetic, but holds on tight to a hard-hitting love for alt-rock. The result is wonderfully hard to categorize – The Weather Machine has been compared to everything from The Kinks, to Josh Ritter and Hey Marseilles.
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The Weather Machine

Amber & The Pale Ales

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:30pm

Amber and the Pale Ales are a four-piece acoustic folk-rock band playing covers and originals, incoporating three-part harmonies and melodic guitar solos, and based around the powerhouse vocals of Amber Nelson.

The band consists of Amber Nelson on Vocals, Rob Guidera on guitar and vocals, Glen Holmberg on guitar and vocals, and George Bentz on bass guitar. The group was formed in early 2013 when four Hood River area musicians were between projects and looking for something new and fun. Amber, Rob and George had played together in the past, and during a wine bar gig and impromptu sit-in by Glen the idea of a band was formed. Harmony parts came easy and Rob and Glen had similar guitar influences. But the immediate success of this band can be attributed to Amber’s searing vocals and dynamic stage presence. She’ll take you over the rainbow and back in time for coffee. The gigs start low key, but when the dancing starts there’s no turning back. They occasionally go electric, add a drummer, and Kick it up a notch. Come take a long cool drink of Amber and the Pales Ales.
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Amber & The Pale Ales

Three For Silver

Friday, May 1 at 9:30pm

Three For Silver represents a curious hybrid of acoustic music. The twin melodies of Willo Sertain's vocals and Greg Allison's violin glide atop the chugging polyrhythms of Lucas Warford's homemade bass instruments and the idiosyncratic style in which they are played. Described by Baby Gramps as "The acid baby of Tom Waits and Victor Wooten", Three For Silver combines a gritty aesthetic, world folk traditions, and virtuosic technique with a modern songwriting sense.
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Three For Silver

The Wobegones (featuring members of Larry & His Flask)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30pm

Americana Rock

The Wobegones

Anita Margherita & The Rattlesnakes

Friday, May 8 at 9:30pm

An all-star local affair consisting of members of the Freak Mountain Ramblers, Sleazy Pieces and more, Anita Margarita and the Rattlesnakes is teeming with talent. Big names like Turtle VanDemarr and Jon Koonce generally perform with their own side projects but this hybrid act sees jazz, rockabilly and a lot of self-sufficient individuals performing in utter harmony. If you’ve ever wondered what the Beverly Hillbillies would sound like as a swinging jazz band, here’s your opportunity.-Willamette Week
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Anita Margherita & The Rattlesnakes

No Show (Mother's Day Eve)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother's Day Eve

The Lowest Pair

Friday, May 15 at 9:30pm

The Lowest Pair is a quirky, old-time roots influenced duet, featuring the high lonesome harmonies of banjo pickin' songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. They perform both traditional and original music, often nestling-in somewhere between. Arkansas born, and homesteading in Olympia, Kendl is a solo artist on indie record label K Records and was one of the founding members of the popular string band The Blackberry Bushes. Palmer hails from Minneapolis, MN and is the front man of high energy festival favorites bluegrass outfit, The Boys n' the Barrels. The two met in early 2013 and began discussing the idea of collaborating. Shorty thereafter they hit the road with their banjos and an old guitar. A few months after the duet formed they teamed up with Dave Simonette of Trampled By Turtles to record their debut record "36¢" put out by Team Love Records. They are road warriors with a city folk front and back porch sentiment. This dynamic duo is turning heads across the country.
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The Lowest Pair

Will West & The Friendly Strangers

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:30pm

Will West and The Friendly Strangers are a rotating band of musicians that join Carolina-born songwriter Will West for live performances. Blending traditional instrumentation and old-time inspirations with a modern twist, to create a signature acoustic sound. Collaborating with a wide-range of fantastic Portland musicians, Will West & the Friendly Strangers perform in various duos, trios, and full band line-ups. Each show can be a unique experience, with special guests and interesting instrumental combinations. Check out Will West & The Friendly Strangers here»

Will West & The Friendly Strangers

Dedric Clark & The Social Animals

Friday, May 22 at 9:30pm

With its lighthearted yet soulful take on Americana rock, Dedric Clark finds the now-23-year-old songwriter brightening up his ruggedly intimate songwriting with lush melodies and sunny harmonies. To further sharpen their focus on making music, Dedric Clark and the Social Animals relocated to Portland, Oregon. “The main reason we moved was to free ourselves from the distractions of home, even if some of them are good distractions,” Clark says. “We wanted to be in a place where we only concentrate on the band, and we can play constantly.” Despite that intensified sense of purpose, Dedric Clark and the Social Animals remain committed to a certain free and easy spirit, especially when it comes to their live performances. “We keep it fun for the crowd,” Clark says. “We want them to feel connected to what we’re singing about, but also to get up and move around if they’re feeling it. Playful with an edge of seriousness is what we aim for.”
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Dedric Clark & The Social Animals

Dancehall Days

Saturday, May 23 at 9:30pm

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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Dancehall Days

TBA

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:30pm

TBA

Down North

Saturday, May 30 at 9:30pm

Down North masterfully mixes underground rock and party-fueling soul, regularly lifting up audiences that have been craving new soul sounds from the city that gave the world Wheedle’s Groove and Jimi Hendrix.

Down North’s upcoming new line-up debut will still feature the bold and sensual talents of lead vocalist/dancer Anthony “RenaGade” Briscoe, whose North Carolina-bred approach to making fans swoon has no equal in the Pacific NW. Raised on Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke, Anthony is as stylish and emotional as Prince in his vocal expressions. Co-leader Brandon Storms is an extremely versatile bassist-guitarist who writes much of the music and taps into his love for everything from Hendrix to James Jamerson in making tunes both infectious and substantial.
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Down North

JD Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys

Friday, June 5, at 9:30pm

While traveling in search of a new population to save, James Dean Kindle stumbled upon a band of paupers playing for rats in an alley behind the Rainbow in Pendleton, Oregon. Their clothes in taters and their bellies lean, The Eastern Oregon Playboys couldn't refuse Kindle's offer: "Play as my band and I will grant you three wishes..." Check out JD Kindle here»

JD Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys

Tony Smiley

Saturday, June 6 at 9:30pm

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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Tony Smiley

Frankie Boots & The County Line

Friday, June 12, at 9:30pm

Frankie Boots And The County Line are a folk rock/Americana band roaring out of the San Francisco Bay Area with a penchant for painting vivid images of late nights, lost love, and the grittier side of life. Towards the end of the last decade Frank gave up a promising career in the illustrious world of bartending to pursue a life of even longer nights and shorter tempers in the music industry. The cosmos, in their infinite wisdom, soon sent him The County Line and their visceral sound sprung from a primordial soup of horns, pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, keys, guitars, bass, and drums. Whether it be country, rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass, or any other true form of great American music, the band throws it all into the recipe for a dish that’s always served hot. Frankie Boots And The County Line’s captivating live performances keep a crowd jumping and their magnetic songs earned them the North Bay Bohemian’s award for best Country/Americana band in the Bay Area for 2013.
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Frankie Boots & The County Line

Ten30

Saturday, June 13 at 9:30pm

Hood River Rock!
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Ten30

The Rhythm Dragons

Friday, June 19, at 9:30pm

Rhythm Dragons are #1 Rockabilly band in Arizona. “Billy 3.0” features the hit the song “When You're Winning”. On the way up w/ Social D’s legendary drummer! The band will celebrate its 15th Anniversary this year with the release of their 11th album, "Billy 3.0"! The Rhythm Dragons are a Gretsch endorsed band.

Anthony Vincent is an Arizona singer, songwriter and guitarist that performs and writes Rockabilly music in the tradition of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent Johnny Burnette, Elvis, Little Richard and Carl Perkins. He has been performing internationally, in USA's Southwest, Midwest, Northwest and all points in between.
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The Rhythm Dragons

Tony Smiley

Saturday, June 20 at 9:30pm

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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Tony Smiley

Asher Fulero Band

Friday, June 26 at 9:30pm

Oregon-native Asher Fulero is an all-around keyboard hero of studio and stage with an incredible list of accomplishments and collaborations with famous names. His band plays a solid mix of catchy, imaginative original songs, exploratory instrumentals, and classic covers of favorites from Pink Floyd, Phish, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Peter Gabriel and other more obscure songs; all given the band’s fun, open-format, improvisatory treatment and jet-powered by Fulero’s inspired flights of extreme piano technique and the band’s shared interest in the space where tight songs meet group improvisation.
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Asher Fulero Band

The Twangshifters

Saturday, June 27 at 9:30pm

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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The Twangshifters