In music there is life, and in life there’s death. A couple of memorials are happening this weekend:
• On Saturday night, the Slipmat Science crew will throw its annual RoboLiquidPop party at Century Center (70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend) to celebrate the birthday of Steven Rock, who died in 2010. Expect twitchy, bass-heavy electronic music all night, starting with local DJs Ells, Defekt and Lyfe and wrapping up with NastyNasty from San Jose, Calif., and Griz from Detroit. 8 p.m. $10. 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink. More info: 541-350-0801 or on Facebook.
• At 2 p.m. Sunday, friends and family will gather at Butler Aircraft (1050 S.E. Sisters Ave., Redmond) to celebrate the life of Richard Marshall, who may be known to folks in the local music scene as the father of Jamin and Jeshua Marshall of Larry and His Flask. Marshall, 58, died Nov. 22 after a yearlong battle against pancreatic and liver cancer. On Sunday, there will be an open mic so people can share stories. More info: 541-923-1355.