Wednesday, November 6, 2013
‘Amaze-o’ at Double Mountain
On Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8-10 p.m. don’t miss Denny Castanares, keyboard wizard Ted Horowitz and White Salmon drummer Jose Maya for a fun “Amaze-o” evening of pop and rock of tunes from the past four decades. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Resolectrics at The Pint Shack
This week at Hood River’s Pint Shack:
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.: A screening of extreme ski movie “Into The Mind.”
Thursday, Nov. 7: Git Down dance party starting at 9:30 p.m. If you had fun at the big Halloween party, then don't miss this for more great music.
Saturday, Nov. 9: The Resolectrics are back for another great night starting around 9:30 p.m. “The Resolectrics at heart are a classic rhythm and blues band. But like the pioneers of rock and roll of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, the Resolectrics draw inspiration from many sources to create an original blend of rock, R&B and folk.” The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.
‘Smoke on the Water’ at CEBU
This week at CEBU Lounge:
Friday, Nov. 8: Blackberry Bushes Stringband, 9:30 p.m. NW Alt. Folk. “The Blackberry Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes and Crooked Still.”
Saturday, Nov. 9: Smoke On The Water, 9:30 p.m.
Uptempo Folk-Rock. One of the newest additions to the Gorge music scene, Hood River’s own Smoke On The Water hits the Cebu stage for the first time with their brand of sunny folk-rock, featuring Ryan Kolberg, Greg Steigel, Matt Willett, and special guests like Nolan Hare and Mike Stillman. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Country Dance returns Nov. 9
The Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange on Barrett Road in Hood River is back on Nov. 9 from 7-10 p.m. The dance caller will be Ned Leager from Portland and live music will be provided from Lanny and the Georgettes. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome, no partner required. Family friendly, all dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.
‘Speedqueen’ plays Nov. 9
It’s the return of Speedqueen Underground to Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9-11 p.m. Expect danceable pop-rock from these local underground rockers. The current Sppedqueen lineup is Craig Spaeth on drums, Ken Thornton on guitar, Jim Matthias on guitar and Guy Bowie on bass and vocals. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Countryside Ride in Trout Lake
Countryside Ride Band, a Northwest classic country/western and roots-style honky-tonk band, will be at the historic Trout Lake Inn on Saturday, Nov. 16, starting at 8 p.m. Portland band Copper & Coal opens the show with its “tight harmonies, soaring pedal steel and fiddle, and a deep respect for the country tradition of the ’40s and ’50s” sound. This fun-filled, all-ages event is where you can don your favorite cowboy boots, kick up your heels and dance to classic country music. $5 admission. Trout Lake Country Inn, 15 Guler Road, Trout Lake, Wash.; 509-395-3667.
Tony Marcus plays Nov. 7
On Thursday, Nov. 7, Hood River has an opportunity to hear Tony Marcus, a “longtime presence on the San Francisco Bay Area acoustic music scene.” From a start playing traditional folk music in his first band with Laurie Lewis and Kate Brislin, to the jazzier sounds of more recent years (Leftover Dreams, Cats & Jammers) Tony has mastered the guitar, violin and other stringed instruments — as well as contributing strong vocals. Tony has played with some big names, including Kate Wolf, Geoff Muldaur and the Cheap Suit Serenaders. Music starts at 7 p.m. at 401 Montello, Hood River; 541-387-4011.
Rick Hulett at The Pines Nov. 7
Local favorite Rick Hulett brings back his amazing guitar licks and an incredible repertoire of tunes to The Pines on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m. Don’t miss Kerry Williams on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m. With high energy, or sweet and slow, Kerry’s virtuosity guarantees a great music evening. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge