Sept. 12 Entertainment Update

Tony Smiley plays Double Mountain Sept. 14

Tony Smiley plays Double Mountain Sept. 14

Tony Smiley at Double Mountain


Tony Smiley plays Double Mountain Sept. 14

Since 2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with his unique beats. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won’t find anywhere else, all with witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance of electric melodies mixed with world beats, Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the Loop Ninja a cult-like following who repeatedly embark on his musical journey. Catch Smiley at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River on Friday, Sept. 14. No cover charge.

John Bunzow at The Pines

This week at The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River: Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. Kerry Williams & Co.

Join Kerry Williams and his musical compadres as they rock The Pines with their impromptu solos and smooth vocals and chat with other music-lovin' locals!

Friday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. John Bunzow.

Portland native John Bunzow has been called one of the finest roots writers-musicians on the current music scene. Producer Pete Anderson said he is “…without doubt the best artist I've heard in recent times.” Chicago Tribune columnist Jack Hurst credits Bunzow with mixing “the rootsy with the revolutionary.”

Rivertap Speakeasy Sept. 14

Rivertap’s new Hood River location on Oak Street celebrates its grand opening with a Speakeasy party on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m. Roaring ‘20s attire is strongly encouraged. 21 and over only. On Sunday, Sept. 15, there’s live music all day and an evening dance set from DJ Evan Alexander (Portland Fashion Week). Rivertap, 112 Oak St.; 541-386-9900

Music at White Buffalo

On Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6-9 p.m., the Willy and Nelson band will host six local acts on the patio of the White Buffalo, letting the players showcase their music in a more extended format than usual.

Along with Willy and Nelson, Mark Daly, Andiamo, Leslie Saunders and two more bands will be featured.

White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534

Redwood Son at Cebu Lounge


Redwood Son plays Cebu Lounge Saturday, Sept. 15.

Friday, Sept 14, The Don of Division Street, 9:30 p.m. —Americana-soaked pop. “Going by the moniker “The Don of Division Street,” Matt Cadenelli — who plays with Fernando, Celilo, Dr. Theopolis, the Lewi Longmire Band and others — has crafted the perfect late-summer album, with loads of good-natured pop songs delivered with a laidback flair reminiscent of Tom Petty.

Saturday, Sept 15, Redwood Son, 9:30 p.m. – West Coast Americana. Last seen at Cebu Lounge performing with local hero Tony Smiley, Redwood Son (aka Josh

Malm) returns to Hood River for a night of laid-back Americana/rock. Redwood Son, 2011’s “Best New Artist” of the Portland Music Awards, is on the rise. Their 20-song double-disc debut, “The Lion’s Inside,” boasts a dynamic versatility that crosses the borders of their West Coast Americana with hook-laden roots-rock and alt. country, while maintaining an authentic universal “pop” vibe.

Windwood at Naked Winery

The Windwood Trio (flute, violin, cello) is playing at the Naked Winery in Hood River from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The trio features Melissa Arndt on violin, Miko Ruhlen on flute and Tova Tillinghast on cello. No cover charge; kids welcome with adult. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Music, trivia at Clock Tower

There’s a long list of events at Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles for the month of September:

Sept. 13, 20, 27 — Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16, 23, 30 — Jam Night at 6:30 p.m. with Nolan, Al & Kenny

Sept. 14 — Tess Barr Blues Band at 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — Waistland Kings at 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 — Mystery Matinee at 7 p.m.

Huey Lewis plays Sept. 15

Maryhill Winery in Goldendale finishes the amphitheater’s summer concert season on Saturday, Sept. 15, with the music of Huey Lewis and the News. Since 1980, Huey Lewis has released more than dozen albums and has sold over 30 million records. In 1986 they won a Grammy for their video of “Heart of Rock and Roll” and five albums released by the band between 1982 and 1991 have been certified either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Tickets are available at

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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