La Grande has been, and continues to be, visited by some of the grooviest regional and national musicians. Mentions of La Grande echo in lyrics from Portland’s Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Boise’s Finn Riggins touts a new tune called ‘Benchwarmers’, and Laura Gibson’s full length album entitled ‘La Grande’ is just hitting the sound waves. Eastern Oregon University brings to the stage many musical acts ranging from Portland’s Opera, Oregon Symphony, as well as many coffee shop college musical acts. Keep an eye on the Live Music Calendar for upcoming visiting bands and below for great featured insights into them.
Music Articles and Blogs
Even though they are not from La Grande, Finn Riggins has captured the hearts and ears of many La Grande music lovers. We consider them a great friend and influence for La Grande so I thought I would post along an update about their huge Spring Tour (we will see them in May!) that they had sent me. If you are anywhere these folks are you should grab a slew of friends and check em out! The...read more
If you have not heard all ready than heed this post. Take 2 hours from your life and come to Ten Depot tonight (Thursday Jan. 27th) and catch the album release party and show! “Avery Hook, Jeff Grammer, and Wayne Callahan blend together as a wonderfully distorted prism of funktified anxiety and humbled revolution.” - I said that. Just be there. It’s good for the soul. pass...read more
Have you ever heard of a local band called Colt .45? If you have, you may be interested to know what happened to them. If you haven’t, you should read this post anyways. First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Scott Kausler. I am currently a student at EOU, but in high school I was the bass player for Colt .45. Fortunately, before we broke up I had the opportunity to meet...read more
Let me start this off by saying that if you missed the final Crawlspace show last Friday, you missed a chance to have your mind blown right here in our own town. It was a display of Tender Loving awesomeness, with two of Tender Loving Empire’s finest groups, Finn Riggins and Church, in town to celebrate the release of Finn Riggins’ new CD and to close down an underground music venue which was...read more