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Whiskey Shivers
Whiskey Shivers

The Eugene-based Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness bring their brand of “mist-covered folk” (see EW’s “For Goodness’ Sake,” 8/13) to Hi-Fi Music Hall 10 pm Thursday, Jan. 7; FREE. Joining them will be Ellensburg, Washington’s folk-rock band Centaur Midwife.

All-ages venue The Boreal (450 3rd Ave.) has two packed nights in a row, starting with Eugene’s own Dick Dägger & The C Monsters and Sandy Ego with The Real Smoothies 7 pm Friday, Jan. 8; $5. The following night the Westbound Coyote String Band plays with Zach Bryson and Cardboard Caravan 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 9; $5. Both shows are all-ages until 10 pm.

There’s a twangy doubleheader happening at Sam Bond’s 9:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 9, when Appalachian folk band Goodnight, Texas and Austin’s “trashgrassin’ folk tornado” Whiskey Shivers come to town; $12. When it comes to Whiskey Shivers, The Washington Post summed it up well: “Austin’s Whiskey Shivers are bluegrass-fueled Americana for a generation that grew up listening to punk rock. This group of twentysomethings plays banjos, fiddles and washboards at breakneck speeds while singing high, lonesome harmonies about love and video games.”

The University of Oregon is hosting “MASSIVE: A UO Faculty Megarecital” with about 20 music and dance faculty performing — one of the largest events of its kind in UO history, 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 14, at Beall Concert Hall. The two-hour program features 20th- and 21st-century music from Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” suite, with original choreography from Brad Garner and Shannon Mockli, to Frank Ticheli’s “Songs of Tagore,” performed by renowned local soprano Laura Wayte; $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors.