October 2011

Concerts in Seattle for the Beginning of November

Catch some of the first shows of November in Seattle this week.

Welcome to November in Seattle. It is cold, the rain drops never fall but simply swirl in the air and the skiers and snowboarders are salivating.  If you have a spare evening this week then consider taking in one of many great music events happening around the area.

Take a trip around the world without a visit to SeaTac. Check out Africa Live: Traditional African Performance meets Classical African Music at Meany Hall at UW Campus. The show is Tuesday November 1st at 7:30 p.m. so you still have time to get your tickets early.

Do you remember the days of Titanic movie mania? Well, the Celtic band which played on board will be serenading us in Seattle without the fear of drowning at the Neptune in Seattle on November 5 at 9:00 pm. Don’t wait around for St. Patrick’s day this year, try something a little new and check out the Gaelic Storm this week.

Looking for something a little more main stream? Head East to the Snoqualmie Casino and watch the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Revue. The show is Friday November 4 at 8pm in the casino’s ballroom. The show stars Carmen Electra and is only for audience members over twenty one years old. If you are still up for another night of music, head to the Tractor Tavern on November 5th at 8:30 pm to enjoy the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

As always, there is plenty of music to look forward to in the week ahead in Seattle. Keep planning ahead and stay a part of the Seattle music scene.

Who is Playing What in Seattle this Week

Discover concerts happening in the week ahead in Seattle.

Quick! The show is tonight! Head over to the Q Café in Seattle for some free-trade espresso and listen to Andrew Ripp and buddy Steve Moakler croon. The show starts at 8:00 but you should file in around 7:30, tickets are available at the door. Ripp writes and sings his own songs so maybe pack some tissues if you are in an emotional mood because his words come from the heart.

Are you missing your study abroad days or dreaming of exotic travel while worrying that the savings account is empty? Head up to Edmonds Community College and tap your toes along to 3 Glorias, Flamenco en Vivo en Edmonds. I bet you never thought of Edmonds as getting particularly living la vida loca but after a few bars from the Spanish Gypsy artist you will probably don a handkerchief and hit the road for the traveling life. Show is on Oct 22, a Saturday, tickets are $12-$15.

If you need an extra 5-6 days heads notice to clear your buys calendar then set aside Friday October 28 for Jeff Beck at the Moore Theatre. Doors open at 7:00 and show starts swinging at 8:00 pm. This Englishman will bring you into his childhood in England with his own interpretations of the music he grew up with. It is bound to be a stellar show. Also, if you are a planner, consider picking up some tickets early for Clap Your Hand Say Yeah, who is performing their latest album at the Neptune Theatre on November 8th. The name says it all – you will be clapping your hands and screaming YEAH!

Enjoy the tunes!

Verizon Wireless and Caffé Vita Present: The Maldives and Motopony

Fans can win “VIP Experience,” limited edition merchandise, and more...

Breakout, Seattle-based bands, The Maldives and Motopony, will perform a free concert at the final Verizon Wireless Coffee Shop Series event in Seattle of the year.

Fans can go to www.verizoninsider.com/css and enter for the chance to win a “VIP Experience,” which will include the opportunity to attend “Caffe Vita’s Brewing School” with both bands prior to the show.

War of 1812 Bicentennial Monument Dedication

In Honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 The Washington State Society, U.S. Daughters of 1812 cordially invites you to attend the dedication of

War of 1812 Bicentennial Monument
Veterans of the War of 1812 Who Died in Washington Territory
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:30am
Washelli Veterans Cemetery, 11111 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133

The Unveiling Ceremony will begin at 10:30am at the Bell Tower in the Washelli Veterans Cemetery.

Time: 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 10:30

2nd Annual Rose Placement to Honor Veterans

On Sunday May 13th 2012, the Seattle University Army ROTC will be placing 2,000 roses from the “Ten Grands” concert at gravesites at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. The roses are a gift from The Snowman Foundation and “Ten Grands” Seattle. They will first be used on stage at the 5th annual “Ten Grands” concert at Benaroya Hall the previous evening.

Time: 
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 10:00

62nd Annual Veterans Day Memorial Celebration

On Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:00 am, Evergreen Washelli will be celebrating our 62nd annual Veterans Day. The event will take place at the Doughboy statue at the base of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Veterans, their families and the public will gather for a special band concert and Service of Remembrance. The donation of flags for this event is greatly appreciated.

Time: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:00

Greek American Military Memorial Dedication

Please join St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and Evergreen Washelli in a special ceremony to pay tribute to the Greek American members of the armed forces from Washington State who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country. The dedication ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm, Saturday, November 5, 2011, in the St. Demetrios section of Evergreen Washelli; 11111 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133. Following the ceremony, a short reception will be held, across the street, in the main building at Evergreen Washelli.

Time: 
Sat, 11/05/2011 - 14:30

Mid-October Seattle Concerts

The cooler weather isn’t keeping bands away from Seattle. Here is what to expect in the musical week ahead.

Live from Paris the Kandinsky Effect will be at the LUCID club in the University District in Seattle on Saturday 10/15 at 9:30 p.m. This trio is your ticket to modern jazz blended with electronica, hip hop and well, any other genre of music the boys are feeling up for. Chances are if you catch Kandinsky you will only 

want more from LUCID, so drop back by on Wednesday 10/19 and Thursday 10/19 to listen to the sweet melodies of the Don Berman Quartet and The Hang respectively. LUCID is a popular destination for jazz, a completely appropriate music genre for rainy Seattle in fall. They also feature daily cocktails which will get you tapping along to the beat of music, even if not on perfect time.

For more obscure music you haven’t heard of but should so you can fit in better with the Seattle underground scene visit The Tractor Tavern in Ballard on the weekend. Friday the 21st features Sam Roberts Band and Fan Fiction. If you are a Seattle transplant originally from a small town you might appreciate a little local country (that’s right, people in Seattle also listen to country) from Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers and Big Sur on Saturday. The Tractor Tavern’s tag line is “music, beer & liquor” so you know they know how to party. 

If you are in the mood to put on your nicer clothes than jeans and tees then Benaroya Hall on Tuesday 10/18 at 7:30 PM is the perfect place to be. The Seattle Symphony will dazzle your ear drums and convert you to classical in no time at all. Cheers, to a great week of music in Seattle. 

Singing a Sweet Tune in Seattle

From the classical to indie rock, Seattle is the place to be this week for all the most melodious sounds.

Start off your week with an Epic event. This week, visiting the Seattle area for the first time in 40 years, smack downtown, the Dueling Piano and Sports Bar is hosting the infamous band sporting the tagline “Oldies but Goodies Rock!” – it is the Gems!. They are only playing one gig though on Sunday October 9th, so you might be stuck begging for tickets outside, hoping to hear a sweet note float out the door but it will be worth it.