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.

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Boys II Gentlemen

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9:30pm

Boy II Gentlemen, a side project from the bands Quick & Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen, bring their funky jams dance party to Cebu’s stage for the 2nd time in as many months.
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Boys II Gentlemen

Massey Ferguson

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30pm

Massy Ferguson is a bar band in the best sense -- not a band relegated to bars because it will never rise higher, but a band that plays music perfectly suited to dark, crowded rooms in which there's at least a possibility of a beer glass smashing against a wall.

The songs, filled with barflies, broken hearts and doomed late-night romance, would sound pretty good anywhere, though. Singer-bassist Ethan Anderson says the sound is Americana that leans more toward rock than country, and that's a pretty good description. Think Drive-By Truckers or some combination of Son Volt and The Hold Steady. Think Springsteen's "Greetings From Asbury Park" or "Nebraska." Those are all influences, as is 1970s Southern rock and good-time classic rock bands like Thin Lizzy.
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Massey Ferguson

Chris Marshall and The August Light with St. Even

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:30pm

Chris Marshall is a performing songwriter and singer whose band, The August Light, plays an earnest brand of rock, folk, and country. Chris has spent several years crafting a voice in the Portland, Oregon music scene, and lately has been gathering a cast of collaborators to flesh out the spirit of his sound and songs.

Leading up to and after the release of his debut full-length album (the In Music We Trust Records-released "August Light"), Chris appeared onstage with notable national acts like Tift Merritt, Elizabeth Cook, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Will Hoge, and Richmond Fontaine. During that same stretch, Chris began headlining shows of his own at landmark Portland venues like the Doug Fir Lounge and Mississippi Studios. Performing steadily both locally and nationally since 2008, Chris has honed a live performance noted for its musicality and tenderness by both The Oregonian and The Portland Monthly, the latter calling him "a sweet-voiced local country boy with some righteous gospel in his blood."

The August Light combines the lyrical palette of Chris’ songs, marked intuitively by folk and country undertones, with a magnetic blend of postmodern, American rock and roll. The band released their debut EP, "Waltz", in 2012, a four-song collection honed in the live setting, and recorded primarily live at Type Foundry Studios in Portland.
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Chris Marshall and The August Light

Taarka

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:30pm

Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!” Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals) and bassist Troy Robey, and lately our forth member has been either master guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet), or the impeccable guitarist Ross Martin (Matt Flinner Trio).
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Taarka

Dancehall Days

Saturday, May 3, 2014 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

Asher Fulero Band

Friday, May 9, 2014 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 Quick & Easy Boys

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 9:30pm

The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one.

Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – - Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums – - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show. Check out The Quick & Easy Boys here»

The Quick & Easy Boys

Sidestreet Reny

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30pm

Reny is something, well, unique. He's a beautiful guitar player, really squeezing every drop of soul out of that tinny, wild-sounding instrument with the metal pie-plate top. But he's a helluva a singer and songwriter, too. And he comes at it from his beginnings as a rap artist, so his songs tend to have a modern-zeitgeist, social-protest bent (lyrically), coming at you through that gut-bucket, gut-wrenching 30s resonator guitar sound that feels dirt-poor, mad and about 100 years old. It ' s an odd mix. When Reny really gets going, he stomps his foot in a frightening, raise-twist-slap-down manner that makes you fearful he'll break something (like his ankle). Reny's wife, Lil' Bell, really is lil' (about 4 foot 8, and all of maybe 80 pounds). But she can play the drums like a ring in a bell, the perfect accompaniment to Reny's spare, brimstone performances. SSR manage to forge their own sound and push musical boundaries in an era when many other musicians strive to sound the same.
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Sidestreet Reny

Naive Melodies

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:30pm

The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one.

Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – - Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums – - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show. Check out naivemelodies here»

Naive Melodies

Lone Madrone

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:30pm

Lone Madrone's live material contains hints of psychedelic rock while maintaining a roots vibe, mixing the classic songwriting influences of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Tom Waits, and John Prine with the psychedelia of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin next to the pioneering blues of Son House and Robert Johnson. It's these elements combined that ignite Lone Madrone's raucous live set. Or as musician Darka Stebivka so eloquently recounted: "Their edges are loose and wild, and their live shows feel like spontaneity took its top off and flashed your granny."
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Lone Madrone

Sam Cooper & Company

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:30pm

As a quartet, Sam Cooper & Company takes the stage with a certain comfort and camaraderie, blending four part harmonies and compelling roots-rock instrumentalism with easygoing banter and dynamic showmanship. Poignant and organic, their live shows tend to flow between an ever increasing repertoire of well-rehearsed original material and off-the-cuff covers rendered at the audience’s request. The band’s accessibility sets it apart from other indie musicians who establish a sound of the day, and rarely waver from their sweet spot. Their music is without pretension or exclusivity, geared toward the ears of no one in particular, but everyone in general. The band is as likely to appeal to millennial hipsters as it is to suburban soccer moms.
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Sam Cooper & Company

Patchy Sanders

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:30pm

Patchy Sanders, a genuine family band, comprised of sisters Dani (banjo, harp) and Jacqui Aubert (vocals), their partners Ian Van Ornum (mandolin, bouzouki) and Dan Sherrill (guitar, banjo, mandolin), and good friends Sara Wilbur (violin, viola), Eric Jones (upright bass), and Alex Patterson (drums & percussion). While some find it easy to characterize their music, others hesitatingly distinguish their style as noir-grass, neo-folk, neo-Americana, or simply Alternative. Influenced by the broader folk revival of the last 70+ years, the band’s three distinct songwriters draw upon diverse influences to bring forth a new, yet familiar sound.
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Patchy Sanders