Monday, June 25
Stay Home @ Your House
Tuesday night I’ll be at the Royal Room in Columbia City, where B’shnorkestra will perform original works by composer Samantha Boshnack. The Royal Room is a newer venue; it has great sound and is a cool space. B’schnorkestra is a large ensemble featuring stings, horns and percussion (and is a spell check nightmare). Come get a little culture and enjoy some of Seattle’s most talented musicians Tuesday night. This show is $10 or your can donate to their Kickstarter and get in free.
These three local bands will bring some good-feeling, very accessible local pop/rock on Wednesday. Each band holds a touch of intrigue to set them apart too, so check them out if you’re in Ballard and have six dollars.
Borrow $18 from your buddy or your Mom and go see this great band at a great a venue. The San Francisco duo are playing two nights, so catch the Thursday show and leave time for more musical mayhem on Friday.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovaCarWB8qY]
There are some good choices for your Friday night music fix, including Mates of State’s second Tractor show. I’ll be heading back to the musical-epicenter that is Ballard, but this time it’s for The Orchestrion at the 2 Bit Saloon. This Seattle band has evolved through a few line-ups over the past couple years. They are currently a guitar/drum duo and their new recording is on constant repeat at my house because I can’t get enough of it. I’m looking forward to seeing how they get so much great sound with just two people. They’ll have bill mates The Mad Caps and Animal R&R with them.
From my vantage point, it’s a veritable sea of “who the hell are these guys?” on Saturday night. I must need to get out more and check out new music, because my obvious choice is the Comet for Eighteen Individual Eyes. Granted, it’s a great choice since I love both the venue and band, and it’s just $7 to boot. Plus, they are sharing the stage with Nightmare Fortress, Royal Eyes, and Alama Rose, all of whom I haven’t checked out yet…so there’s my new music for this week.
I caught Foxhole Norman at The Mix the other night and really enjoyed their show. They have a straight forward rock sound that had the crowd nodding along and some girls up front dancing. This is the perfect nightcap to the week and a great excuse to be a little slow on Monday. Shattered, In Cahoots, and Slatwall are also on the bill.
If I had $32 I’d catch Oakland hip-hop legend Too Short at Showbox at the Market, but it looks like I’m spending all my money in Ballard this week.