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Music news & notes from down in the Willamette valley.
Scott Austin
Scott Austin

Catch EW’s Next Big Thing Top 16 semi-finalists Edewaard (see music) and Scott Austin at Luckey’s 10 pm Aug. 9. In other NBT semi-finalist news, indie songstress Caroline Bauer’s “Last Train Home” music video, which was filmed in Portland, will air as part of the Portland Film Festival’s Official Selection for 2013 (8/27-9/1). Catch Bauer and fellow NBT finalist Michael Conley 8:30 pm Aug. 11 at Sam Bond’s.

 

Gay, straight, bi, asexual, pansexual, skoliosexual? Come one, come all, come out and come together for the Eugene-Springfield PRIDE Festival Aug. 10 at Alton Baker Park emceed by Daphne Storm and Trai La Trash. Enjoy a slick music line up including Tylan (4:45 pm) of Girlyman, the neoclassical Ilima Considine with her electronica outfit The Sexbots (5:45 pm) and Portlander Ashleigh Flynn (pictured, 1:45 pm) hot off her 2013 album A Million Stars, produced by another Portlander — The Decemberists’ Chris Funk. Visit eugenepride.org for the full schedule.

 

Corvallis’ historic Majestic Theatre is celebrating the big 1-0-0 with musical guests the Portland Cello Project 7:30 pm Aug 10. 

 

Local indie bookers Small Howl bring The Ghost Ease to Tiny Tavern 8 pm Aug. 12 for a night of riffs and reverb. The Portland trio describes themselves as “ethereal garage rock” and EW couldn’t do any better. 

 

Booked! WOW Hall is hosting indie hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen’s “Party With Your Friends Tour” Nov. 1.