Entertaniment Update for June 29

Ruby Pines at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, June 28: The Lower 48, 9:30 p.m. – Catchy, up-tempo folk pop

“Finding harmonies in the youth’s hope and melancholy, The Lower 48 craft folk songs you could swear you have been humming for years. The upstarts braid together nimble lyrics, haunting harmonies and deceptively simple arrangements, making the beautiful noises of lives still to be lived.”

Saturday, June 29: Portland-based The Ruby Pines, 9:30 p.m. – Soul vs. indie vs. folk. “Michael Backus plays a blues-minded guitar, as Moorea Masa's soulful vocals reverberate throughout.

“Whether blues, dreamy indie-folk, or a finger- snapping Gospel choir drives the back sound, it's always stripped down — the better to highlight Masa’s powerful vocals. Her real talent as a singer lies in the ability to communicate a range of emotion, and the raw edge in her voice could break a heart in two.”

Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Barley Draught at Solera

A message from local Irish band Barley Draught:

“Dear friends of Barley Draught,

We hope you'll find your way to Solera this Saturday night. Solera Brewpub (the old Elliott Glacier Public House) is right on the main street in Parkdale, on the south side of the street. Our friend Carrine Carpenter opens at 5 p.m. with her homestyle country, Americana and roots music. Barley Draught will follow at 6 p.m. and we'll have you singing along by half past!”

Cheers! — Barley Draught

Barlow Road at Double Mtn.

Barlow Road will be playing this Saturday, June 29, at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River. Show starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. “Hailing from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Barlow Road is a five-piece band playing original roots-rock, Americana, and alt-country — whatever that is. Matt Mesa is the principal songwriter and melodically crafts songs about love, life, asphalt, dirt, and everything else we get on ourselves into.”

Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Lone Madrone at Volcanic

Straight from Portland comes Lone Madrone. They’ll be playing an acoustic show at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m., outside in the beer garden. Come check it out for a fun night of great music on the Heights. www.lonemadronemusic.com. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Birdwalk scheduled June 30

Join Miko Ruhlen on Sunday, June 30, for a planned bird walk at Tucker Park. Meet at the first parking area at 8 a.m. Ruhlen advises to wear proper footwear because of a “slight scramble down a bouldery area near the river.”

Expect to see a bushtit nest with feeding chicks, a robin nest and a black-headed grosbeak nest, cedar waxwings, American dippers feeding fledglings, a kingfisher, calls from some warbling vireos and lots of swallows.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@ hoodrivernews.com

searching and safe monitoring and see some new birds too! Wear good shoes! if you want to meet up there, we will start in the first parking area you get to (before the camp entry). I don't have any bird walks planned for July or August at this time as I get quite busy at the shop and it is difficult to juggle my schedule, but if I do plan more I will let you know via email. If anyone birds Indian Creek Trail and wants to fill out a data form, just drop them by the shop and I will add them to the database.

I think it would be great to plan another Bonney Butte Field Trip to see the raptors at the end of the summer. If you have a 4wd vehicle and would not mind taking passengers, let me know so I can start a list and get a date on the calendar! I am looking forward to fall migration counts and more walks after the summer heat is over. If I don't see you, have a great summer - put some water out for the birds and look out for those birds in juvenile plumages - they can get tricky!

Happy Birding!

Miko

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