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.
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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Join Hood River native Erick Haynie for a “just after Christmas” evening of boogie and barrelhouse piano. With its rooted, machine-like bass figures, and its improvised, right hand riffs full of twiddly bits and cheer, boogie is currently on a major come back in England and America. Erick’s musical offerings are inspired by legends like Albert Ammons, Mead “Lux” Lewis and Scott Joplin, as well as the modern greats, like Dr. John and Brendan Kavanagh ("Dr. K"). If you are looking for joy, you’ll find it in boogie.
Until you have seen Scott Pemberton play the guitar it is hard to describe what he does. His music comes from the heart, is very danceable and quite honestly, no one plays the guitar like him. He gets regular comparisons to other great musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Dick Dale, and James Brown, but after a brief listen it is clear that Scott has something all his own.
“Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between collide and fuse around the notion of discovery that jumps with ease from the composer to the listener…Pemberton is a multi-genre master and a clever lyricist who can convey fun while digging deep” -(Willamette Week)
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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»
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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Sassparilla is a roots-rock, band from Portland, Oregon, also described as indie-roots, punk-Americana, and punk-roots.
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Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as, The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks (all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they wanna, in a style that is all their own. “A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin”
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