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Music News & notes from down in the Willamette valley
Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino

Just announced: Cuthbert’s summer lineup is beginning to fill out with Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover from Community) May 9, the Indigo Girls and Joan Baez June 25 and Slightly Stoopid July 9. In other news, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will headline the 12th Annual Sasquatch Brew Fest June 7 at Ninkasi Brewery.

 

Salud, santé, sláinte — cheers to women’s health! Raise your glass for Uncorked: Wine, Women & Song, Planned Parenthood’s annual benefit 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, April 9, at Territorial Vineyards; $12 adv., $15 door. Savor local wine and nosh on hors d’oeuvres from Sweet Life and Cornucopia while Eugene’s neo-tango ensemble Mood Area 52 serenades you. City Councilor Claire Syrett will be the guest speaker. For information, visit wkly.ws/1pt.

 

Speaking of Mood Area 52, the band will be playing a free show with singer-songwriters Dan Coyle and Scott Mickelson — who are doing a joint Northwest tour — 9 pm Friday, April 4, at Black Forest.

 

Don’t miss: the Brooklyn-based Americana outfit (self-described as Wilco meets Alabama Shakes) The Bottom Dollars April 4 at Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove; up-and-coming local indie doom-pop band Snow White opening with Ferns for Dead Meadow April 7 and Southern hip-hop trio CunninLynguists (pictured) touring for new album Strange Journey Volume Three April 9 at WOW Hall.