Music and Art at Bombs Away Cafe

Stay tuned to our music calendar for a great night out with your friends and great music. At Bombs Away we also feature the art of local artists. Find out more about our currently featured artists below.

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Featured Music

Jul 25

Lungs & Limbs + Survival Guide + DJ Abadackis

9:30 || $3
Some of the slickest electron manipulation to ever enter a set of ears. Bring a band-aid in case your ribs rattle loose a little bit and your heart starts leaking out.
Lungs and Limbs are an alt-pop band that write and record out of a horse stable in the woods north of San Francisco. Known for their thick, hip-hop-and-80’s-inspired beats, cowboy guitar licks and hook-laden vocals, Lungs and Limbs are a rising sound in the Bay Area. Their debut EP Lifelike (2015) received positive press from critics in the Bay Area, Boston, LA, Germany and beyond. Their follow-up EP, BIG BANG, was released Dec 2016 and the band is currently touring to support the release. “If you’re a fan of electronic-pop music, then you’ve got to hear Lungs and Limbs.” (SF Weekly).
Survival Guide:
Survival Guide is an artistic endeavor featuring California vocalist and keyboardist Emily Whitehurst. Her music falls somewhere between indie rock and electronic, always with descriptive, storytelling lyrics, strong vocals and a sprinkle of pop. After supporting Joan Jett, performing at First City Festival 2014 (Beck, The National, Phantogram) and recording a freshman full-length album, Survival Guide was named one of the Top 12 Bay Area Bands of 2014 by San Francisco’s premier rock radio station, Live 105. The debut album, entitled “Way to Go” (Side With Us Records), conjures feelings of a dark modern fairytale and showcases Whitehurst’s vocal range and talent. She’s working on the next album, but has also been focusing on touring the US over the last year. Employing musical gadgets, toys, and a telephone on stage, Whitehurst says, “My favorite part of being a musician is getting up and putting on a show – interacting with an audience face to face”.

DJ Abadackis …didn’t he just play here? Yes, but this prolific professional listener has concocted a special trip-hop infused set for this particular event, so don’t expect the same ol’-same ol’. It’s summer in Corvallis, and we like to keep it fresssh!

Jul 26

Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends

8:00 || Free
Creativity and companionship come together during this monthly event where the entertainment is…you! Activate the artist inside Drawing and coloring supplies will be provided, along with fun activities and prompts in case you just need to know where to start.

Jul 27

Free Range Open Mic

8:30 || Free
Free Range Open Mic is a roving event open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety! Sign-ups start at 7:30pm and fill up fast!

Jul 28

80s Dance Partayyy

9:30 || Free
Didn’t get enough of the 80s when they happened? Didn’t think so. Make sure to bring quarters for the payphone and dress appropriately. Which is to say, inappropriately as far as any other decade is concerned.

Jul 29

Mons La Hire + Rebecca McDade

9:30 || $5
Rebecca McDade : A twenty-one year old Scottish born & Oregon grown singer songwriter inspired by artists such as The Tallest Man on Earth, Gergory Alan Isakov, The Staves, and Leonard Cohen. Currently based in Corvallis.

Mons La Hire is an art rock band based in Corvallis, OR comprising Daniel Watkins (guitar/vocals/etc), Suzanne Watkins (bass/vocals/violin), Patrick Beesley (drums), Ida Jane (guitar/keyboard/vocals) and Julia Miller (guitar/keyboard/vocals).
The band formed in 2015 as Daniel and Suzanne Watkins relocated from Philadelphia, PA to Corvallis, OR, and put out a Craigslist ad looking for people who could play Paranoid Android.
Up until May 2017, Daniel was the primary songwriter for the band, taking his influences from a wide range of guitar rock, from the meandering stories of Belle and Sebastian and the folk-grounded guitar freakouts of Wilco to the directness of the Strokes. New members Ida and Julia are also songwriters, and the band is excited to begin incorporating their compositions.
Mons La Hire’s debut album, An Ad Hoc Ecosystem, was released on March 1, 2016. The album was composed in response to the RPM Challenge, that is, the album was composed and recorded solely during the month of February. The lyrics are a collage of phrases from books and other print materials ranging from Billy Collins’ poetry and Ray Bradbury’s prose to the comedic adventure stories of Daniel Pinkwater.

Aug 4

Lili St. Anne + Mbrascatu + Nora Virginia

9:30 || $5
On tour from Portland Oregon, Lili St. Anne is excited to be playing with good friends Mbrascatu and Nora Virginia in Corvallis this August as part of their West Coast Wolves Tour. The duo’s music can be described as groove-based powerhouse folk, bringing together the haunting voice and intimate songwriting of Elizabeth Fagan with the sharply musical drumming of Jason Miller. Their new single W O L V E S (to be released on July 27th) is a silky ode to love in a threatening world, and they will be bringing it to cities up and down the West Coast of North America this August.
A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Mbrascatu is an indie rock band that draws from diverse European and American roots to create a unique signature sound. Blending together dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive; expressive Italian lyrics; hook-laden melodies; inventive arrangements; and energetic rhythms to dance to!
Nora Virginia is a local singer/songwriter whose whirlwind mind might just drop you off a helicopter in the middle of the Canadian dust bowl for the pleasure of luring you back to the world you left, redecorated in your absence.