WIDE Open Mic
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Tuesday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Fox and Bones
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fox and Bones

Fox and Bones are the modern day Bonnie and Clyde, if Bonnie and Clyde had driven a Volvo and played folk-pop music. Based in Portland, OR, these internationally touring sweethearts aren't your average duo. Rather than simply documenting their experiences in song, Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore write from the perspective of quasi-fictional characters. There’s Fox, a down-and-out it girl, and Bones, a rootless orphan bad boy with a heart of gold. The two fall for each other, decide to hit the road, and never look back. The characters, as well as their real-life counterparts, use music as the canvas on which they paint a new life together that defies traditional relationship roles and life goals. Their music is ripe with vocal harmonies that pull at the heartstrings and a complex, at times metaphysical, lyrical landscape. Each element serves their stories of a life lived on the road, in pursuit of a dream that most never have the courage to chase. Live, they give audiences a peek into their world and challenge them to believe in life, adventure, and modern love.

Check them out here:

https://www.foxandbones.com/bio

https://www.facebook.com/FoxandBones/

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WIDE Open Mic
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Revel // The Prairie Fire
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Revel // The Prairie Fire

Revel is a 4 piece dream pop band with occasional forays into the groove. After hours they can be found having heated discussions about The Cure’s back catalog over local fast food

https://revelmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Three pop punk nerds and a misplaced texan

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WIDE Open Mic
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Tuesday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Amatuer Eyes
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Amatuer Eyes

amateur eyes debut album "i" available now everywhere

amateur eyes is a rock band founded in Saline, Michigan in 2012 by John Pederson. The name is a reference to the poem "When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman. during his time at the University of Michigan, John’s love for music made it difficult for him to care about school, and after earning grades that reflected that, he took an indefinite hiatus from academia do justice to the songs that had been trapped in his head for so long. amateur eyes’ debut album “i” was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio with Dave Douglas of Relient K and was released in Ann Arbor, MI on March 28th, 2015. "i" promises nostalgia and guitar centric, catchy tunes.

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WIDE Open Mic
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Flight Mongoose with The Imported
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Flight Mongoose with The Imported

Flight Mongoose is a four-piece, high energy Indie Rock band from Sacramento California, formed in 2014. With influences that range from The Black Keys to The Beatles, Flight Mongoose’s music is driven by garage rock and bluesy punk, with a focus on captivating vocal melodies and face melting guitar riffs. Their debut EP, Peach Fuzz (2017) was released in June of this year initiating their first tour. They have played some pretty cool events and venues like Sacramento's The Boardwalk, Solano Stroll in Berkeley, 2017 California State Fair, Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles and Kelly's Olympian in Portland.

Joining Flight Mongoose will be The Imported. The Imported hail from Sacramento, CA and formed in 2018. Nicolo Scozzari (vocals, guitar), Antonio Baldasari (vocals, guitar, violin), Benny Banach (drums), and Nick Beale (vocals, piano, violin) form a powerhouse that emanates the essence of Rock, Jazz and Blues. Although newly formed, they are currently working on an EP, available in March 2019. Their just released single, No Shame, can be found on SoundCloud. This is only the beginning.

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Cityscaper with Squirtgun Suicide
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Cityscaper with Squirtgun Suicide

After having to cancel their first show here at Stone Way Cafe, Cityscaper and Squirtgun Suicide are BACK and ready to jam for you! Come check out these talented humans!

Cityscaper is a young, up-and-coming band from Seattle, WA. Having recently released their debut album, Days Go By, they are striving to spread their message of thought and inspiration to everyone who can hear.

Their high-energy, yet introspective, set is both crowd-interactive and inward-looking, while keeping it clean. They are a great choice for any atmosphere, whether it is a full setup or an intimate acoustic set. 

Squirtgun Suicide is a five-piece punk-rock band out of the University of Washington around lead singer/rhythm guitarist JJ, singer Connor Everest, lead guitarist Mason Guiste, bassist Zale de Jong and drummer Zach Wildfang. The band has had a rotating lineup with the most recent coming together in the fall of 2018 and since then we have written five original songs and played a few shows in the Seattle area.

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WIDE Open Mic
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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WIDE Open Mic
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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WIDE Open Mic
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Tuesday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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WIDE Open Mic
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Pom Pom
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Pom Pom

Pom Pom is a 3 piece band from Seattle with a sound ranging from psychedelic rock to post rock to hip-hop. They aim to capture the energy of a live jam in every song by basing every musical decision off raw feeling. After three years of practicing and developing their style, they self-released their debut album, Slum Gum Atrocity, on February 15, 2019.

The bands songwriting process in inspired by aggressively avoiding settling on one sound. Their lyrical themes and genre-melding tied deeply to growing up in the 21st century and confronting the rapid collisions of socio-political landscapes, technologies, and art.

The owners of The Skylark Cafe & Club and Tug Inn had similar sentiments to share about the band, saying: “I see hundreds of bands each year, but you guys have something special.” After the release show the Slum Gum Atrocity, a fan remarked, “You guys were pregnant and you just gave birth to it on stage tonight.” Overall, many have expressed their excitement about their energy and fresh sound including Troy Nelson who said, “I couldn’t name just one band you sound like.”

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Sasa Schwartz with Elijah Dhavvan
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sasa Schwartz with Elijah Dhavvan

Sasa is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, who has made her way cross country to Chicago, and more recently to Seattle. She has a background in classical voice and competitive a cappella, though her original songs tend to fall into the folk/indie genre. Her biggest musical influences are Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, but her songwriting has had many eclectic influences including Radiohead and Green Day. Sasa has plans to release an EP of original songs in the upcoming year, so keep your ears open! As of right now, you can find her featured on Furmata A Cappella's new album "Dangerous". Or, if you really can't wait for the EP, check out Sasa's instagram "@sasajams" to hear her practice sessions.


Elijah Dhavvan is an internationally recognized, award winning vocalist and songwriter. As the driving force of Tobias the Owl, Elijah has collaborated with Grammy winning artists like Ben Harper, Sheldon Gomberg, and Laura Veirs, among others. As a voice actor, Elijah has been featured in films starring alongside William Shatner, Ron Perlman, and Mark Hamill. As a songwriter for Megaforce Records, Yep Roc Records, and SESAC, Elijah's songs have been covered by Jonah Tolchin, John McAuley of Deer Tick, and many more. Elijah has also been honoured as an award-winning songwriter in the International Acoustic Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition, Oly Music Awards, New Song Music Competition, Weekly Volcano Awards, and in many other circles. The latest Tobias the Owl release was listed among the Top Folk Albums of 2018 by Billboard Magazine.

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WIDE Open Mic
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Tuesday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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WIDE Open Mic
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Veronica Malki // Socorra // Adira Sharkey
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Veronica Malki // Socorra // Adira Sharkey

Soulful, enchanting songs, rich vocal stylings, and powerful, magical presence. Seattle's Veronica Malki's first love and favorite feeling is singing. Yet, not until the age of 21 did she pick up the guitar and begin to write songs, studying in Granada, Spain at the time. Three years later, she assembled a band in San Jose, CA and recorded her first studio album, Listening (2010). In 2012, Veronica transplanted to Seattle, WA and practiced professionally as a birth doula while continuing to sing locally and taking root in the surrounding creative communities. She has opened for The Wild Reeds, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), and twice for John Craigie. Veronica's 2018 studio release, To The Sound From The Bay, is a solo EP  recorded at BOC Studios in Seattle. It is available on everywhere!

Socorra is a singer-songwriter from the San Jose, California. She is a drummer turned guitar player, bringing her blues-driven indie-rock sound to the Bay Area. Suffering from stage fright at a young age, she didn’t start performing in front of people until she was 18 years old when she was recruited to be in an acapella group her freshman year of college. Throughout her college years she explored songwriting and performing more before joining the Peace Corps in Morocco in 2010. During her volunteer service she had opportunities to perform all over Morocco, discovering ways to connect with people through music.      

After serving in the Peace Corps, she took an internship at an independent record label where she was more inspired to step out from behind the scenes and put out her own music. She released her EP, Break in 2017 and has opened up for acts like Blues Traveler and Fantastic Negrito. Heavily influenced by everything from Motown and Led Zeppelin to HAIM and Sheryl Crow, she strives to bring soulful performances to every show.

Adira Sharkey is a singer-songwriter from San Jose, CA who blends percussive acoustic instrumentation with punchy, poignant lyricism and rhythmic vocal arrangements. She shares commonalities with the politically-charged, radically [and sometimes brutally] honest female singer-songwriters that came before her. Adira is a raw, unfiltered storyteller who is not afraid to lead her audience to the darker side of love and longing. A traveler at heart, she’s been described as "a time traveller from the dust bowl" with a "bluesy folk" sound - picking up folk melodies from Spanish immigrants in the Pacific Northwest along with finger-picking tricks from ex-pats in Israel.

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Cape Disappointment // Jesse Gallaway //
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Cape Disappointment // Jesse Gallaway //

Cape Disappointment is the moniker for Seattle-based songwriter, Jeffrey P. Martin. He writes “raw, honest, stripped-down” songs about places, loss, love, and life. He’s been playing all over the country for the past decade. Everywhere from New York to Seattle. He's currently working on his first full length under the Cape Disappointment moniker.


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Like a Rocket
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

Like a Rocket

LIKE A ROCKET

A bloody mess of American music smashed together by a tanker truck stinking of oil, gasoline and carnival fried dough. Shit sister, it's music, so stop asking so many questions. By the way you look a little over dressed, take off that sweater and let me buy you a beer.

 

Often described as beautiful pairing of Levon Helm and Roger Waters, Like A Rocket mix great Alt-Country and 70s stoner psychedelia to bake a blisteringly funky creamy dreamy cake. A serious love of dreaming in rhythm, the songs all have something to move your body or engage your head. The lyrics are extremely personal, about broken relationships with mates, lovers, and the surrounding world of politics and dissatisfaction. You find yourself grooving along while picking up on choruses that speak to the world around you, particularly if you happen to being pulling twenty to life for a crime your ex actually committed.



Gray is an award wining songwriter getting nods from heavy hitters such as NPR's nationally broadcast Mountain Stage and the Carolina Theater Songwriter of The Year award.
 

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Full Vinyl Jacket
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Full Vinyl Jacket

Rock and Roll never forgets.


Full Vinyl Jacket can help you remember. The days of cruising the main drag in your home town on Saturday night in your Z28 ........ when homecoming dances were after the Friday night football games in the school cafeteria ....... a time when rock and Roll classics were created by The Doobie Brothers, BTO, Thin Lizzy, Heart, Pat Benatar, Bob Seger, Joan Jett. From AC/DC to ZZ Top


Full Vinyl Jacket covers it all. 

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WIDE Open Mic
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Thursday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Roosevelt High School JAM Session
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Roosevelt High School JAM Session

Led by Director Scott Brown, a dedicated educator and accomplished jazz artist, Roosevelt Jazz is considered one of the top high school jazz programs in the nation, consisting of four instrumental big bands and one vocal jazz group, all supported by the Roosevelt Jazz Booster Club.

Students from all ensembles come together for an afternoon of music and jazz jam. Hosted by our Jazz 2/4 director and trumpeter, Michael Van Bebber, and Jazz 3 director and saxophonist, Mark Taylor.

Open to the public.

Learn more about Roosevelt Jazz — www.rooseveltjazz.org


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WIDE Open Mic
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

WIDE Open Mic

Tuesday Nites in Fremont express your interior in its vibrant fullness at WIDEopen Mic at Stone Way Café. It's FREE and Fun and Full of immense treasures, oddities & tongue-whirling concoctions. Come check it out and perform some new work or just soak up Seattle's underground artistic scene. Music + Art + Poetry! All creative forms welcome! Performers, arrive by 6:45 to sign up • 7 - 10PM!

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Jed Crisologo with Jason Riemath
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Jed Crisologo with Jason Riemath

Jed Crisologo is a soulful Seattle singer- songwriter, who mixes Americana,Punk Rock and Jazz influences into heartfelt, catchy, honest tunes. Backed by the Sun Killers, the sound travels from wonderfully noisy and ambient to stripped down and raw, from raucous and bombastic to swinging and groovy all while emphasizing the humanity in the songs.

Jed will be supported by Jason Riemath

Homegrown here in the Northwest, Jason has been a singer songwriter locally for almost 14 years as both a solo artist and as the former frontman of Mealfrog.  Ranging from grunge, to folk, to bits of reggae and blues, Jason finds inspiration in all music and continues to experiment with new sounds.  Driven by pure love of music and the journey that it takes him on, you will find yourself taking a break from reality and just enjoying the moment he wants to share with everyone in the room.  

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North Seattle Youth Jam
Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

North Seattle Youth Jam

This is an all-ages open mic jam session geared towards the under 21 crowd.  Bring your Real Book, play jazz standards and work on improvisation in a fun and supportive environment.  Instrumentalists, vocalists, tap dancers and jazz fans welcome!  Professional host trio includes Cliff Swiggett-trombone, Nelda Swiggett-piano, Anna Doak-bass, Randy Doak-drums.    Table seating and full dinner menu available.  $10 donation

What to expect:  Drums, keyboard, upright bass, microphone, bass and guitar amps available for your use.  Participants will sign in on a clipboard at the door.  List your name, instrument and at least one jazz standard you know and would like to play.  If your piece is not in the Real Book bring 3 copies of it.  If you are a vocalist bring charts in your key.  Invite your friends, play music, order food, have fun!

Questions?  Contact Anna Doak, (206) 784-6626 or email thebasschurch@aol.com

Not sure what you want to play?  Here is a sample list of pieces from past sessions. 

All Blues, All Of Me, Autumn Leaves, Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, Blues By Five, Body & Soul, C Jam Blues, Footprints, Cherokee, I Could Write A Book, My Funny Valentine, There Is No Greater Love, There Will Never Be Another You, Someday My Prince Will Come, Song For My Father, Stella by Starlight


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Balkan and Greek Music Night with Dromeno
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Balkan and Greek Music Night with Dromeno

Come enjoy some traditional Greek and Balkan music with Dromeno! Dromeno plays regional music from all over Greece and more with depth and grit, featuring vocal harmonies, clarinet, sax, accordion, and percussion. Bring a friend and some $$ for the band and join the circle! All-ages, pay-what-you-can ($5-15 if you can swing it). 


https://www.facebook.com/Balkan-Dance-Cafe-1768811713368086/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp_Bf0NaTXs


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Matthew Stewart
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Matthew Stewart

"One of the most mysterious and beautiful things we can experience is art. That said, the art in which I'm married to and completely obsessed with is Music." MS

Matthew Stewart is an acclaimed Recording/Touring Artist based in San Francisco California.

With thousands of records sold, North American/European tours under his belt and constantly surrounding himself with incredible people in music (most recently working with legendary Producer Joe Chiccarelli, Beck, Jack White, U2, The Shins etc) for his latest release "Sex Was Gold") Matthew Stewart is just starting to hit his stride as an artist. Or as he puts it-

"Music is everything to me. It's what I wake up thinking about, it's around during the day and it's certainly around at night, It's like a mosquito that doesn't bite. I've been involved in music ever since I can remember to some degree, but it hasn't been until recently that I think I'm starting to shape songs the way I'd like to hear them and write the kind of music that I’d like to listen to "Sex Was Gold" was the beginning for me where I was really proud of the final outcome of what we did. This new EP “Moving On” we're currently working on is even more in tune with where I am musically now I believe. I'm very excited to see how people receive this, I know it’s some of the best work I’ve ever produced.”

Matthew is currently in studio finishing an EP that is set to be released 3/11/19 and will be touring nationally/internationally 2019 in support of it.

His music can frequently be heard in Radio and Television and continues to perform in some of the most esteemed concert venues throughout North America and Europe developing a loyal local and international following.

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Tyler Gilbert with Ericka Corban
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Tyler Gilbert with Ericka Corban

Saskatchewan based rock group,  Tyler Gilbert has always striven to be a voice for the overlooked, the ones who never quite fit in, the lone kid, the underdog. From his 2008 debut EP "Vos" to 5 albums later,  none of his work has been more intentionally pointed at them more than his upcoming release "Underdog" (2019). Over the years his sound has evolved from a more folk sound to hard rock. He’s done national tours all over his native country, from Vancouver and Edmonton to Toronto and Montreal; performed at countless major festivals, including the Ohio State Fair,  Burlington's Sound of Music, Canadian Country Music Award Festival, World Women’s Curling Championship, May Run Music Fest, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, International Folk Alliance and the Canadian Western Agribition; done national tours of the U.S. from LA and New York and everywhere in-between;  performed live on Global TV and CTV while his music hit the playlists of top stations all across Canada and Sirius XM. Endorsed by Clayton USA Picks and Shubb Capos.

His upcoming album titled "Underdog" will showcase a new direction in Tyler's music realm, that of a harder, edgier rock sound. Now backed by band mates Mark Ennis on drums and Rob Dakiniewich on bass, performing as a trio. The first single "Need Love & Shelter" hit the airwaves of Canadian rock radio in the spring of 2018 to much success. The second single "Ghost Behind Your Mind" is scheduled for a Nov 16, 2018 release.

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Ericka Corban is a singer/songwriter from rural western Washington. She’s accompanied by her guitar, piano, ukulele and tasteful vocals which have been likened to Norah Jones, Adele, and Sarah MacLauchlan. She writes from the heart and across genre lines. Some of her songs have been placed in movies as well as Starbucks stores worldwide.


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Harris Face with Fond Farewell
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Harris Face with Fond Farewell

Harris Face is a folk-rock-blues artist based in Seattle, WA.  Percussive guitar, harmonica, and emotive rock dominate his music, drawing comparisons with an acoustic Springsteen, the Counting Crows, and modern roots crusaders like William Elliott Whitmore.  Sprinkling light banter between his folk ramblings and blues confessionals, Harris Face has a voice that is at times nostalgic and hopeful, at times serious and ironic, but always full of the dreams and withdrawals of a DC political junkie.

Emerging from a bustling Washington, DC singer-songwriter scene, (and featuring at the Kennedy Center, the Capital City Showcase, and Rock & Roll Hotel) Harris has toured the east coast and Midwest with Adrian Krygowski and Amber Dutton, and shared the stage with Brothers Lazaroff and The Vespers.

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Country for Syria
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Country for Syria

COUNTRY FOR SYRIA IS AN ISTANBUL-BASED INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COLLECTIVE. WITH MEMBERS HAILING FROM THE US, SYRIA, TURKEY, CZECH REPUBLIC, AND FRANCE, IT'S MISSION IS TO HELP REFUGEES AND THOSE AFFECTED BY CONFLICT.

The band blends traditional Middle Eastern music with American Country music. The band’s earnings contribute aid to Syrian refugees and those affected by conflict around the world. They recently returned from their first US tour, sponsored by the Giving Hunger the Blues Festival. 

Country music has its origins in the American Civil War. Now Syria is in the midst of its own civil war. Their music draws parallels between the musical and lyrical themes of Middle Eastern and American Country music to connect personal experiences of conflict and migration from around the world. Both the Country and Arabic musical traditions share themes of migration, love, loneliness, longing for home, patriotism, faith, and relationship to place. Both tell stories through narrative ballads, through pastoral meditations, by praising folk heroes and through the idealization of a lost way of life. 

Country for Syria's musical mission  is one of cultural diplomacy and mutual aid. While in today's climate, Middle Eastern and American cultures are often seen to as polar opposites, Country for Syria seeks to break down those stereotypes through their music, showing how much we really have in common. Money raised online and at benefit concerts goes to refugees and people affected by the conflict. They do this by providing money directly to refugees, and by playing shows whose proceeds go to organizations whose mission is to help those affected by the conflict. They partner with organizations such as Small Projects Istanbul ,  Ad Dar Center , and Clowns Without Borders . The band also makes regular trips to refugee camps and conflict areas to deliver supplies and donations while playing concerts in solidarity.

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Bug Hunter with Dravus House
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Bug Hunter with Dravus House

John Wozniak of Marcy Playground says Bug Hunter is “Relentlessly Clever... AWESOME”

Focused on turning mundane moments into emotion-packed tunes, Bug Hunter’s style is often compared to 21 Pilots, Blink-182, and Death Cab For Cutie - but they have carved out a niche that fans can’t easily classify.

Dravus House is an alternative folk duo consisting of Elena Loper and Cooper Stoulil based in Seattle. In Dravus House’s music, Loper’s vocals, songwriting, and guitar playing weave together with Stoulil’s emotive electric guitar picking in the style of folk duos such as Gillian Welch/David Rawlings and the Milk Carton Kids. According to sound engineer Johnny Bregar, “Loper’s unique melodic sensibility is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and trans-Atlantic modality”

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Alki Jones
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Alki Jones

Alki Jones has the musical vibe that keeps the audience dancing all night. This Seattle-based band hits you hard with a rock band’s powerful grooves and killer guitar solos, strums easy and sings sweetly like a sentimental country act, and exudes the raw emotion and passion of the Pacific Northwest alternative/grunge scene. In 2016, Northwest Music Scene described the band’s style as a “distinct and difficult-to-pin-down approach to rock and country music.” Singer and acoustic guitar player Andrew Galbreath, lead guitarist Tyler Petersheim, drummer Bruce Weitz, and bass player Chase Baldwin bring talent and a diverse musical sound to the many venues and musical festivals they’ve played throughout Washington and Oregon, including a mainstage performance at Seattle’s 2017 Folklife Festival. 


Alki Jones’ first EP, Deep Well Sessions (Deep Well Studio, Woodinville, WA) was released in 2015. Their sophomore album, Volume 1 (1Shot Studio), which features the single, “Mine and Yours”, a nostalgic track inspired by the band members' loyal attendance at music festivals at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre, was released in 2017. Their website (alkijones.com) displays Alki Jones’ logo, with the band’s name hovering over the Pacific mountains, and a seagull soaring above the ocean, perhaps near Alki Beach. “Jones” is a reference to how the band members see themselves, “as regular working-class guys with day jobs. Nothing flashy, you see what you get.”  And what you get, according to the 2016 review in Northwest Music Scene, is “an act that you can’t miss out on.”

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Lilac Season with Aester and Ian Hughes
Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Lilac Season with Aester and Ian Hughes

The poetic imagery and gritty rock edges of Seattle singer-songwriter Lynn Fahselt’s alternative folk tunes emerge from personal stories,  reaching out to connect us through the emotions we all share.  Images of Manta rays, chickadees, and cottonwood threads float throughout Lynn’s acoustic guitar compositions asking questions about love and identity.  

Find Lynn’s EP, “4000” at lilacseason.bandcamp.com

Aester is an acoustic trio that performs original songs in search of the perfect 3-part vocal harmony. You can find them playing original, harmony-rich music at local house shows, open-mics, and DIY spaces.

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Craig Marker
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Craig Marker

Over the past few years, Craig Marker has been using his music to capture the stories of those around him. There is a certain honesty that accompanies his storytelling — one that preserves the underlying feelings of desperation, hope, and uncertainty as he translates story to song. These songs reflect experiences of the past, struggles of the present, and dreams of the future — asking, “what if dreams can come true...and what happens if they don't?" He explains, “I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I like to think that I’m starting to ask the right questions.” 

Rooted in acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals, he is simplistic yet purposeful in his style — forming a modern sound that is classically inspired.

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Elliott Bay Blues Band with the Brendan McGovern Quartet
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Elliott Bay Blues Band with the Brendan McGovern Quartet

The Elliott Bay Blues Band brings classic blues, delta blues and southern rock, covering songs by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Tab Benoit, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Free, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gary Clark Jr., Jonny Lang and more.

 

Brendan McGovern is a multi instrumentalist born and raised in Seattle. He has played the saxophone and piano for over 12 years, clarinet for 7 years, and flute for 2 years. He played in the nationally acclaimed Roosevelt High School jazz band, and later graduated from UW with a BM in Jazz Performance. Brendan has always been interested in music that blends genres. That and his recent explorations into the flute have led him to prepare the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, by French pianist/composer Claude Bolling. In seven distinct movements, the suite draws inspiration primarily from the Baroque era of Classical music combined with swing and bebop from jazz. Brendan will be performing with a brand new band for the occasion, featuring Remy Morritt on drums, Marina Christopher on bass, and his one and only father, Monty McGovern on piano. This is Brendan’s first gig as a leader since returning from his travels in Southeast Asia and other places. He hopes you can make it out to enjoy this much beloved piece.

 

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Lisa Sanders with Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Lisa Sanders with Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes

Lisa Sanders is an electrifying harmonizer. Her heartfelt songs are genuine with deep meaning and conviction.  A musical style that can only be described as a soulful country blues, her genres include folk pop, gospel, rock and jazz. Writing, singing and producing from her heart in nearly every genre for over three decades, Sanders continues to make an impact in the musical world.

Sanders has worked with musical legends including the Truckee Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Rait, Al Green, BB King and Babyface. Sanders continues to songwrite, produce and collaborate with artists from all over. She currently resides in San Diego as the founder of Star Woodwork by Lisa. Star Woodwork by Lisa specializes in handcrafted wooden materials into beautiful objects, structures and garden pieces.

Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes are a pair of electrifying, bodacious, harmonizing singers of genuine heartfelt songs. This country-bluesy duo have been performing there unique style of music for over ten years to enthusiastic fans across America. 

Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar are set to tour in support of their 8th CD release Shiver, nominated for San Diego Music Awards Best Pop Album. Produced and recorded by Jeff Berkley of Berkley Hart. Recorded with the Lisa Sanders Band, led by Jeff Berkley. 

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Brendan McGovern Quartet
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Brendan McGovern Quartet

Brendan McGovern is a multi instrumentalist born and raised in Seattle. He has played the saxophone and piano for over 12 years, clarinet for 7 years, and flute for 2 years. He played in the nationally acclaimed Roosevelt High School jazz band, and later graduated from UW with a BM in Jazz Performance. Brendan has always been interested in music that blends genres. That and his recent explorations into the flute have led him to prepare the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, by French pianist/composer Claude Bolling. In seven distinct movements, the suite draws inspiration primarily from the Baroque era of Classical music combined with swing and bebop from jazz. Brendan will be performing with a brand new band for the occasion, featuring Remy Morritt on drums, Marina Christopher on bass, and his one and only father, Monty McGovern on piano. This is Brendan’s first gig as a leader since returning from his travels in Southeast Asia and other places. He hopes you can make it out to enjoy this much beloved piece.


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Roosevelt High Jam Session
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Roosevelt High Jam Session

 

Led by Director Scott Brown, a dedicated educator and accomplished jazz artist, Roosevelt Jazz is considered one of the top high school jazz programs in the nation, consisting of four instrumental big bands and one vocal jazz group, all supported by the Roosevelt Jazz Booster Club.

Students from all ensembles come together for an afternoon of music and jazz jam. Hosted by our Jazz 2/4 director and trumpeter, Michael Van Bebber, and Jazz 3 director and saxophonist, Mark Taylor.

Open to the public.

Learn more about Roosevelt Jazz — www.rooseveltjazz.org

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Intrinsic Factor // Feeling People Feeling People // Rob Moura
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Intrinsic Factor // Feeling People Feeling People // Rob Moura

Begun as the solo recording project of Izzy Majcher, Intrinsic Factor now includes Eamon Gaffney on bass, Jack Noe on drums and Anthony Scanga on guitar. Based on organic rock songwriting, Intrinsic Factor brings in synthetic elements and samples to augment and decorate their songs, from the reversed synth intro of “Dominoes” to the recurring eerie howling and bubbling sounds of “Ghost Water”. Live, the band seeks to create a driving energy with guitar, drums and bass, but combined with other exciting colors including electric piano, harpsichord, synths and even glockenspiel.


Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Glockenspiel  / Izzy Majcher

Guitar, Synth / Anthony Scanga

Bass / Eamon Gaffney

Drums / Jack Noe

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Jordan Wiegert Quartet with Lord Shambleton
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Jordan Wiegert Quartet with Lord Shambleton

The Jordan Wiegert Jazz Quartet combines modern musical sensibilities with the tried and true style of the jazz tradition. The result is a noticeably “jazz” sound with a powerful groove permeating every layer of its music. Lead by Montana-born drummer Jordan Wiegert, this quartet aims to give everyone something to enjoy, whether you’re a jazz connoisseur or a pop aficionado.  

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

GlobeMed Benefit Concert

GlobeMed at UW as a club has a primary goal to fundraise for our grassroots partner nonprofit NGO in Kenya called NECOFA (Network for Eco-Farming in Africa). NECOFA does amazing work with sustainable agriculture, women empowerment, and sustainable economic growth in communities that the government has overlooked (as well as so much more). All profits from the event would go straight to this partner. At the end of the year, four of our own club members will go and intern at NECOFA for the summer. There, they will help NECOFA run operations in a thoughtful way. Rather than instruct NECOFA on how to run their nonprofit, the interns involve the local community as much as possible, dialoguing with them about what issues they face and what they want to see happen in their community. With that information, the interns return to NECOFA with the information, assess current public health projects happening, brainstorm new project ideas with NECOFA, and work on implementing them in the communities.  Specifically, your donation will go to projects happening on Kokwa Island in Kenya such as vertical gardens, school supplies, reusable female sanitation kits, and more! Any contribution helps our cause, and we hope you join us for an evening filled with great music, great people, and a great cause! You can also donate online at: https://squareup.com/market/uw-globemed

Websites:

GlobeMed: http://uwglobemed.org 

NECOFA: http://www.necofakenya.or.ke


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North Seattle Youth Jam
Feb
10
5:30 PM17:30

North Seattle Youth Jam

This is an all-ages open mic jam session geared towards the under 21 crowd.  Bring your Real Book, play jazz standards and work on improvisation in a fun and supportive environment.  Instrumentalists, vocalists, tap dancers and jazz fans welcome!  Professional host trio includes Cliff Swiggett-trombone, Nelda Swiggett-piano, Anna Doak-bass, Randy Doak-drums.    Table seating and full dinner menu available.  $10 donation

What to expect:  Drums, keyboard, upright bass, microphone, bass and guitar amps available for your use.  Participants will sign in on a clipboard at the door.  List your name, instrument and at least one jazz standard you know and would like to play.  If your piece is not in the Real Book bring 3 copies of it.  If you are a vocalist bring charts in your key.  Invite your friends, play music, order food, have fun!

Questions?  Contact Anna Doak, (206) 784-6626 or email thebasschurch@aol.com

Not sure what you want to play?  Here is a sample list of pieces from past sessions. 

All Blues, All Of Me, Autumn Leaves, Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, Blues By Five, Body & Soul, C Jam Blues, Footprints, Cherokee, I Could Write A Book, My Funny Valentine, There Is No Greater Love, There Will Never Be Another You, Someday My Prince Will Come, Song For My Father, Stella by Starlight


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