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The Shins Concert

The Shins Concert
5/25/2012 12:00 AM

Memorial Weekend Concerts in Bend


Friday, May 25

The Shins with The Head and The Heart and Blind Pilot

$35 GA tickets (plus service fees)


Concerts are Rain or Shine so bundle up and bring layers!


The Shins

"James Mercer and his new bandmates turn out exceptional guitar jangle with big-hearted melodic aims on their upcoming new album Port of Morrow. The complex production that was embraced on Wincing the Night Away is used to arena-sized aim here, with a chunky power-pop riff that couples nicely with Mercer's still-got-it penchant for unspooled lovelorn observations. Despite the drastic changes to the musical landscape over the last half-decade, there's still room for tracks like Simple Song, as long as bands like The Shins can do them this well." by Larry Fitzmaurice for Pitchfork.

All three band are playing Sasquatch and Red Rocks right after their performance in Bend.


The Head and The Heart

Composed largely of transplants to the Seattle area, The Head and the Heart write and play songs that speak to the newness of a fresh start, brimming with a soulfulness and hope for a better life.

Stylistically, think a folksy Beatles or Crosby Stills Nash & Young with more instrumental force. Catchy piano melodies stand side by side with a tight trio of harmonies, and solid minimalist drums, groovin' bass and plenty of hand percussion and foot stomps make the live show inspiring and really fun.


Blind Pilot          BlindPilotWEB.jpg

An indie folk band based in Portland, Oregon. Blind Pilot moves from rustic ballads to twangy, percussion-driven pop music. Their performances showcase how dynamic live music can be. Amazing use of multiple instruments- each band member plays a variety of instruments (banjo, upright bass, dulcimer, trumpet, keyboards) while constantly surprising their audiences. Look forward to great energy throughout the show and fantastic vocals from Israel Nebeker and Kati Claborn.

"Singer Israel Nebeker’s soft voice carried throughout the dead-silent venue, accompanied by guitar, banjo and the slightest of snare drums. It was a breathtaking experience, made more so by the fact that the entire audience was transfixed by these six individuals." by Luis Paez-Pumar for CMJ on their recent show at the New York Bowery Ballroom.


Local's Deal

The first 300 General Admission tickets for each concert bought with cash at the Ticket Mill pay a flat $3 service fee. Please note service charge varies depending upon method of purchase.


Tickets for all Les Schwab Amphitheater shows are available for purchase at the Ticket Mill and Bendconcerts. (The Ticket Mill is located between Anthony's and The Duck Store in the Old Mill District.)


Les Schwab Amphitheater
450 SW Powerhouse Drive
Bend, OR 97702

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