Apr 012013

DSC01284Hip Hop in Salem? Mob Royalle helps answer the question with a line up of mid-valley artists set to move the Capitol Mall noon-6p, Saturday, April 6.
Once again, Salem’s underground hip hop community takes the stage on the Capitol steps to lay down some beats and share some urban culture during the 6th Cherry City Music Festival. They’ll be performing nonstop all afternoon, so bring your picnic basket and experience these rare performances while relaxing under the cherry blossoms. Warning: While the event is family-friendly, some lyrics may be outside your comfort zone. See you on the Mall!

Capitol Mall
Noon-6p. Mob Royalle Hosts Hip Hop at the Capitol Mall
w/ KriStyle, KrossBreed, Uncle Sicko, 2Faded, ThatKidCry, Rich McCloud, Iron Fist, Pele Won, HD, Kryptic, Deshaun Jordan, The Prophet, Polite Society, DJ Eps

 April 1, 2013  Posted by at 9:39 am News No Responses »
Mar 292013

Salem’s low-key celebration of local music and culture blossoms April 4-6 with more than 40 bands playing in 10 venues. Check the schedule here.
Highlights include Hip Hop on the Capitol Steps, alt-folk at Franklin’s Bottle Shop and hard rock at Blacklite Lounge. So gather up your friends, pick a genre and enjoy your neighbors’ talent downtown. Because this is Salem, all shows are free.

After years of free shows, now you show everyone you care about local shows. Donate $10 to Salem Creative Network here and get a Festival Friend Bracelet to show that you support local culture. It’s good for a laugh, smile and hug from fellow believers in Salem culture.

 March 29, 2013  Posted by at 12:00 pm News No Responses »
Mar 042013

Prepare for some culture around town as the 6th Cherry City Music Festival slides into Salem, April 4-6. This labor of love will once again feature dozens of local bands creating community in multiple venues downtown and throughout the city. We’ve added more venues this year outside of downtown to offer more options to bands and patrons

Get involved with mid-valley’s creative community and support proactive, sustainable events.

As always, details develop daily. Meanwhile, check out the The Thermals from the 2009 show.

Bands sign up here and volunteers here.

 March 4, 2013  Posted by at 1:21 pm News, Video No Responses »
Apr 042012

From Portland Oregon to touring the West Coast, Symmetry/Symmetry is here in Salem to rock the stage with their experimental/rock sound. In 2006, Symmetry/Symmetry started as visions from Daniel Jones and Joel Uram, and here 6 years later after have being joined by Andrew Quackenbush and Mark Cleaver, they’re about to rock The Gilgamesh Lounge, Friday April 6th. It’s $5 for the show, and it’s most definitely a part of the Cherry City Music Festival that you don’t want to miss! Join us at 9:00 and jam out to Symmetry/Symmetry.

Apr 042012

With an electric mix of Western and Texas swing, The Oregon Valley Boysput on a fun show enjoyable for everyone! From here in the Pacific Northwest in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, The Oregon Valley Boys bring a taste of home to Magoo’s this Saturday at 8:00pm. Be prepared for a fun filled night that you won’t forget!

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Apr 042012

Bethany Randall is a blues/folk lore/psychedelic musician who is involved with multiple bands and other musicians. From The Rock&Roll Party Band to Fat Lip Lucy, and also sharing the spotlight with female musician Sarah Albert for the folk/rock duo The Oh My Mys, Bethany Randall is a talented woman who’s ready to provide us with a great show Friday, April 6th at Boon’s Treasury. The show starts at 9:00, so come on by and enjoy!

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Apr 042012

Another great band for the Cherry City Music Festival! Red Hook Gypsy straight out of Salem Oregon is gonna rock The Triangle with their rock/blues hits. Jake and Mike began playing music together in high school, and little did they know that years later they would be a well known local band with quite a fan base. In 2011 the bands drummer stepped out for personal reasons, and that left the remaining three members writing music and keeping an open ear for a new drummer. When their current drummer Ian auditioned, he was a perfect match for the guys, and the band was back up on their feet and more than ever ready to rock. Be sure to join us and Red Hook Gypsy this Saturday, April 7th, 10:00pm at the Triangle. See you there!

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Apr 042012

Let us help you relive these Wasteland nights from previous festivals featuring Monster Addict’s performance shown here. Coming from different local bands such as Neversleep and Monster Addict, 9th Step is a Salem Oregon punk/hardcore band opening the punk show at Papa G’s Thursday night at 7pm, followed by Jesse Tumolo taking the stage at 8pm. It’s a night you don’t want to miss, so be there and let’s bring back some Wasteland memories!

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