The Band Beat, March 21
• Sandy resident, multitalented musician and Sandy Post freelancer John Andrade will play drums and sing backup with the Chuck Warda Band, a rock/funk/jam group, at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Check out their tunes at www.myspace.com/wardaforce. The concert takes place at The Thirsty Lion Pub, a British-influence bar at 71 S,W. Second Ave. in Portland. The show is free, but they'll probably want you to order something. Oh yeah, and you have to be of drinking age to get in.
• Portland-based psychedelic Americana rock band Silverhawk will make its first appearance at the Ratskeller Alpine Bar, 88335 E. Government Camp Loop, at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The group, which has played together for 15 years and has played thousands of shows, will play some tunes off its upcoming album, 'Hangover Bicycle Ride.' Take a listen at www.myspace.com/silverhawkband.
• There's apparently a two-for-one special at the Ratskeller that night. One-man band and 'loop ninja' Tony Smiley will also weigh in during the Silverhawk show with a high-energy set of inspired songwriting that runs the gamut from psychedelic dance to funk to hard rock. Check him out at www.tonysmiley.com.
• Mt. Hood Roasters restaurant will host singer/songwriter Mike Logan on Saturday, March 24. Logan describes his sound as 'an eclectic mix of rock, folk and blues - a cross between Blues Traveler, Van Morrison And Bob Dylan.'
• Fresh off a successful gig at the Roseland, Useless-n-Pointless is looking to record a demo soon. But before they can do that, they need a person who can play lead guitar while singing backup vocals. Contact drummer Dave Snook by visiting www.myspace.com/snookdrums for more information.