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.
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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Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself throughout the West, with three records and over 300 shows in three years. Their unique instrumentation is comprised of Karl Olson (drums), Jeremy Elliott (electric guitar and vocals), Aaron Guest (vocals and 12-string guitar), Cayley Schmid (fiddle), and Richard Reeves (upright bass). This enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound.
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The Fire Weeds call their blend of blues- tinged rock, bluegrass and country... Wide Open Americana.
Mixing elements of jam music with tight vocal harmonies and " song-craft', dance-ability is a sure thing. Having spun off of several previous Portland projects, Todd Tracewell (acoustic guitar/vocals) most recently arrived from his group of several years, Prairie Dog Brain Trust, a staple at many local venues. Alan Glickenhaus (guitars/fiddle/banjo/mandolin/vocals) played in several regional groups over the years including Higher Ground and Everyday Dirt. Check out The Fire Weeds here»
The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest Alt-folk String Band. The Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes, and Crooked Still. Joyful singing and songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle. A longtime Northwest favorite, the band has developed into a national act, with recent tours across the US and Europe. Their live show is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats.
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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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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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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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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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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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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»
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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