Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St, Bend, Oregon 97703

Parallel 44 Presents Ripe at The Commons Thursday August 30th! We can't wait to turn Bend on to these Boston based gents who play music your body won't stop moving to. This show is FREE & ALL AGES and starts at 7pm. Thank you to our sponsors Dr. Jolly’s, pFriem Family Brewers, Bend Bud Company, Parrilla Grill, BIGS Hydroponics, The Source Weekly, Cascade Alchemy and Tumalo Cider Co.

About Ripe: On a primal level, we react to music through movement.

A head-nod, a foot-tap, or a handclap certainly shows appreciation, but dancing seals the eternal bond between audience and musician. Siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop through a kaleidoscope of unpredictable and virtuosic improvisation, Boston-based seven-piece Ripe consistently bring people to their feet. Most importantly, they prove that “dance music” in its purest form doesn’t have to come from computers and synthesizers. It can be an unstoppable groove or an extended moment of ecstatic release. Like those bodies moving on the floor, it’s the result of the energy, friction, and communication between living and breathing people. An inimitable and indefinable chemistry has separated and singled out Ripe since day one. Subverting any and all standard genre boundaries once again, their latest offering confidently continues that tradition. These seven musical soulmates —Robbie Wulfsohn [vocals], Tory Geismar [guitar], Jon Becker [guitar], Sampson Hellerman [drums], Josh Shpak [trumpet], Calvin Barthel [trombone], and Nadav Shapira [bass]—once again incite listeners to move on their independent full-length debut, Joy In The Wild Unknown.

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