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Seattle, Tacoma and Port Orchard. Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi offers American Classics and Sushi at great prices. We feature a Large Selection of Micro Brews on Tap, Bottle Beers & Cocktails. Full Food Menu is Available in the Bar. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout.

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Johnny Lund & The Galaxies

FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
JOHNNY LUND & THE GALAXIES
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  John Lund

A group of veteran rockers, the Galaxies play rock and roll brewed from years of experience. The band members believe in preserving the true feeling of rock tradition. Authenticity in performance and material selection makes for a memorable musical experience.

Fronting the band on lead vocals and rhythm guitar is Johnny Lund. Mr. Lund has been playing his vintage Rickenbacker guitar since 1969. Johnny is the driving force in Seattle based Threshold, a nationally known Moody Blues tribute, as well as Brittmania, a well known local Beatles tribute.

Scotty “The Rocker” Johnson plays lead guitar. Scotty is well known on Vashon for his 25 years with island legends, The Doily Brothers. Lund and Johnson’s combined talents are the twin pillars of the band.

Holding down the rhythm section are Danny Cadman and Loren Sinner. Having worked together for many years, these two are well known island musicians and are solid and ready to rock.

Rounding out the group is master saxophonist Van Crozier. Van has an enviable resume, having played in many well known jazz bands including the Jay Thomas Orchestra. Van also plays with Portage Phil and Loose Change.

This is yet another free cover show and is all-ages ’till 11pm.

Publish The Quest

SATURDAY, APRIL 11th, 9pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
PUBLISH THE QUEST
w/openers “MOE & TOM”
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
$8 COVER  PTQ 12

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon for another epic show at the Red Bicycle Bistro!

Jacob Bain, frontman for the group and also a founder of the all-Islander ensemble Trolls Cottage, grew up on Vashon and lives here now. The group plays an energetic and danceable mix of blues, rock, ska and world pop.

A passion for social and musical outreach has taken the group around the globe. Working with a nonprofit called Learn Africa, Publish the Quest has made several recent trips to Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Mali, Poland, Portugal and Spain, where band members have played in festivals and music halls, recorded with local artists, and conducted music workshops and jam sessions with under-privileged children. On a recent trip to Zimbabwe, the band brought along a trove of donated instruments and soccer balls to give to kids in Harare and Hatcliffe Extension, a slum just outside the city.

An impressive roster of international stars has collaborated with the band — Femi Kuti, Nneka Lucia Egbuna, Matt Chamberlain, Eyvind Kang, Radioactive, Oliver Mtukudzi and Vieux Farka Touré have joined forces with the group on recordings and in concert. A recent single, “Sodade,” was recorded with Cape Verdean vocalist Laise Sanches, with all proceeds from the sale of the song going to benefit the cause of arts education in Africa.

Bain said he has found great inspiration in working with kids and musicians in Africa — people he said had “an insatiable appetite for music.” To share the healing aspects of music with children in Africa, he said, has been a joy.

Publish the Quest’s latest album is called “A Thousand Kinds of Gold”, and Bain said he is currently working on a short film that will document the band’s work in Africa. This comes after a recent successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund these projects.

Opening for Publish The Quest is duo “Moe & Tom”.  Acoustic and eclectic folk duo, Moe & Tom, is a Moe and Tom (2)compilation of Audrey Weatherstone, Shayne O’Neill, lots of strings, hybrid instruments, and vocal harmonies. The girls have been best friends since the school bus in kindergarten, and began playing and writing music together at age 15. Residing in Warwick, New York, Moe & Tom continue to perform, write music, and promote their debut album, “The Earth Is Much Like You and Me”.

The show starts at 9 p.m. at Red Bicycle Bistro. It’s an all-ages show until 11 p.m., and for ages 21 and older after that. I.D. is required. There is a $8 cover charge.

The Washover Fans

SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE WASHOVER FANS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!  Washover Fans (1)

Call them Indie Folk, Americana, Roots, whatever…

The Washover Fans aren’t ones to jump on trends. They’re more comfortable aligning themselves with tradition and the time-honored crafts of musicianship and songwriting.

Embraced by Seattle’s vibrant independent music scene, the Fans’ sound recalls the woods of the Pacific Northwest by way of Appalachia and Topanga Canyon. From sweet and sorrowful ballads to moving country shuffles and many notable stops in between, the Fans’ sound has been compared to Gillian Welch, the Avett Brothers, and Whiskeytown.

The core of The Washover Fans is made up of Seattle-based musicians Gillian Tart, Colin Isler, Seth Hayden, and Michael Connolly. A “typical” set involves a mix of creatively arranged covers and sympatico original material drawing from Americana and other rootsy traditions.

The band released their first full length album, “That Habit Suits You,” in April of 2011. Engineered and co-produced with Steven Aguilar (David Bazaan, The Head and The Heart) at Bearhead Studio, the album received immediate praise among acoustic music enthusiasts and was featured as an Editor’s Pick on CD Baby.

A truly live album (no overdubs) came in the Winter of 2012 and showcases the band’s polished live sound. “Live at Empty Sea,” mixes Fans’ originals with re-imagined covers like Jackson Browne’s “These Days” and Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.”

Winter and Spring of 2014 was spent writing, arranging, and recording new material for a third album, “Just Like Time,” coming January 2015. After years of playing and writing together, songs and arrangements are coming easier and are covering more ground thematically – from the environmental effects of fracking to murder by train. As the songs get deeper and the stages get bigger, the old friends continue to stay true to themselves and chase their collective group muse. The album was engineered and produced by Michael Thomas Connolly at Empty Sea Studios.

“The Washover Fans revel in the simple beauty of acoustic harmonies. Their voices mesh effortlessly, and their instruments are tight accompanists to the songs, which have quite catchy melodies. It’s folk music done right; nothing fancy, but “tous qu’il faut” as the French say (which means “everything you’d need”). The songs are deceptively simple odes to love and love lost, nothing necessarily new here, but this is a large cut above the many singer-songwriter CDs I’ve been listening to recently. Really, this kind of folk music comes down to the lyrics and the deftness of the music, and here’s where The Washover Fans really stick out. Their words are subtle, thoughtful, and bring new light to old ideas.” – Devon Leger, Hearth Music

“Despite the fact that their earthy music is all-original, they have a keen ability to take us back to roots, drawn from old-timey front porch sounds as well as folk-rock and alt-country. The Washover Fans’ songs with slower tempos strive for evocative mood pieces with enticing vocals and aesthetic instrumental accompaniment.” – Joe Ross, Roots Music Report.

This is yet another free cover show and all-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that.

The Jeff Kanzler Band

FRIDAY, APRIL 24th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE JEFF KANZLER BAND
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!  Jeff Kanzler low res

Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ).

Jeff released “Black Top Road” (currently available on Itunes) to critical acclaim and extensive airplay in the US, Europe, Japan and surprisingly Brazil. Called “an essential album in a year of a few essential albums” Dan Wilkinson – AmericanaUK, “brilliant” John Richards – KEXP, making KEXP’s top 10 list of 2007 Americana releases and reaching #4 on the Euroamericana chart and selling thousands of copies (no small feat for an independent release). Jeff implausibly set down his guitar in 2009 and has rarely picked it up since.

That all changes Friday, April 24th at the Red Bike when Jeff returns to the Red Bike stage with a full band.

With a new EP nearing completion and a band comprised of veteran Vashon musicians, it promises to be a fun night with a lot of great music.

Some words about Jeff Kanzler:

“Brilliant” John Richards, John in The Morning, 90.3 FM Seattle, KEXP

“If you’re looking for the next big alt.country thing, Jeff Kanzler might just be the one. His rough-edged voice only makes his songs that much more believable. This CD kicks off with the upbeat bluegrass of Angelina, although the trumpets that enter “Dreams Of Days That Ain’t So Stormy” help show off Kanzler’s spontaneous musical instincts. Much like Ryan Adams and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Kanzler uses a natural world-weariness to his advantage. His songs are generally sad, but rarely downright depressing. Even the crying pedal steel of “Cracked Country Living” isn’t a bring-down. Kanzler is from Alaska , not traditionally a country music hotbed. But then again, that state has far more open spaces than many other U.S. spots. The important thing is that he comes off authentic from start to finish.” Dan Macintosh, Indie-Music.com

“This Seattle-born, Alaska-based singer-songwriter debuts with a jaw-dropping set of beautifully crafted country-folk. Kanzler has a fine, expressive voice with a touch of gravel and his melodies are often sublime, reminiscent at times of early Dylan. The warm, rich production is also flat-out gorgeous, with trumpets, mandolin, dobro, pedal steel and harmonica adding lots of rootsy color to a variety of stunning, fully-realized songs. Incredibly, Kanzler has been living in the woods of the Alaskan interior for the past few years in a cabin with no running water and recorded this album up there with locals. It’s just mind-blowing, considering how great it sounds. Don Yates, Program Director, 90.3 FM Seattle , KEXP

“9 stars out of 10! Sometimes, an album arrives in the post for review with little or no fanfare, and zero PR blurb. Often these albums turn out to be absolute stormers and this is certainly the case with ” Black Top Road. Kanzler writes beautifully understated tunes that straddle almost every genre of American roots music. His vocals compliment the songs beautifully, sounding like a cross between a more grizzled Ryan Adams and Johnny Hickman. Kanzler utilises a wide variety of instruments to flesh out the arrangements of his songs. The trumpet on ‘Dreams of Days That Ain’t So Stormy’ is particularly effective. The band is equally as comfortable playing country waltzes (‘Cracked Country Living’) as he is playing jazz inflected tunes (‘I Will This Time’). “Black Top Road” is an essential album in a year of very few essential albums. Catch the live show when Kanzler comes to the Uk and Ireland in the Autumn.” Dan Wilkinson, AmericanaUK

“This CD is SO good… a real pleasure…Great songs, catching melodies, perfect vocals and subtle arrangements. It made my day!” Mike Penard, Radio ISA (France)

“Alaska : it can be bitterly cold and if run out of fuel, you may have a problem. Singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler was born in the busy town of Seattle , but lives in Alaska and seems to love the place and people. We are guessing gasoline is not one of his problems. In his outstanding debut CD ‘Black Top Road ‘ you can hear not only the loneliness of the Alaskan landscape, but also the fun and beauty that Kanzler’s music radiates. His voice, full of expression singing beautiful melodies against a melancholic tone keeps you fixated. ‘Black Top Road’ is better than far above average; to this listener, the CD is almost addictive. Surprisingly, Kanzler is able to take downhearted themes and wistful instrumentation (the sorrowful harmonica line, a poignant mandolin part or a lonesome pedal steel) and combine it into the easy and natural playfulness that this album emphasizes. Kanzler, who brings to mind a young Bob Dylan and perhaps John Vanderslice, in more contemporary terms, has not yet released much material. But considering that he lives in a cabin in Alaska , without running water, that may not be surprising. I can’t wait to hear more.” Maurice Dielemans,Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine)

“Jeff Kanzler offers a beautifully understated collection. Gently strummed acoustic guitars, soft harmonica, muted trumpets, and brushed drums all contribute to the mellow vibe. With a warm vocal style resembling Steve Forbert, Kanzler tells tails of lost love and trying to do better next time. This album is delicate, but not fragile as Kanzler allows the vocals and lyrical emotion to carry the show.” Jeff Weiss, Miles of Music

“It’s always surprising when a musician conquers our playlist right from the start, having no idea where they came from. Jeff Kanzler is an example of one of these musicians. Born and raised in Seattle , but not the settled kind. Jeff moved first to Los Angeles before returning to Seattle and ultimately, for one reason or another, landed in the heart of Alaska living in a small cabin without running water. Apparently you don’t really need running water to create a great musical debut. With the help of a few local musicians unknown outside of Alaska , Jeff has created a beautiful piece. How should we label this CD? Singer-songwriter with a healthy portion of country and folk mixed in, but also horns at just the right moments giving some passages a nice Latin feel. Calexico, John Prine, Doug MacLeod, Steve Goodman and even Donald Fagen come to mind.

What we’re trying to say is that this is an unbelievably high quality debut. Strong songs, great production, perfect arrangements and radio friendly.

See for yourself with a few clicks on the mouse and a few hours of listening and remember where you first read about Jeff. Dani Heyvaert, MazzMusikas (Belgium)

This is yet another free cover show and all-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that.

Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory

FRIDAY, MAY 1st, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
GREGG CURRY & RAGGED GLORY
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory

For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was a sound birthed from the radio of a Mercury Montego he drove down Southern highways in summer with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and so many others making something raw sound so perfect. He just grinned and turned it up louder.

Now, Ragged Glory is the band Curry says he’s “lucky to work with because they get where I’m coming from and understand where the songs seem to want to go.” The band (Curry and Rick Dahms on guitars and vocals, Kevin Almeida on bass and vocals, Matthew Chaney on keyboards, and drummer Emory Miedema-Boyajian ) has evolved a sound around Curry’s original songs that is their own – a sort of rock-and-roll tent revival/minstrel show that mixes the sacred, the profane, and the in-between into a musical stew, new and familiar at once. The words may make you pause, the music may tempt you to dance, and chances are good you will grin like you do when you hear a song on a car radio and you want to turn it up.

Gregg Curry and Ragged Glory play on First Friday, May 1st at The Red Bike. The show starts at 8:30pm. This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that and there is no cover for this show!

Vashon Events presents “Mother’s Day Showcase”

SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 8pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
VASHON EVENTS PRESENTS:
MOTHER’S DAY SHOWCASE
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!  Mother's Day Poster 2015

This event will celebrate Mom’s and their special connection to their kids at a unique concert featuring mothers and their children of all ages. The possibilities are endless. We anticipate some beautiful moments and some silly ones too…full of unexpected surprises.

The date of the show is Saturday, May 9th, at 8pm at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Some of the proceeds for this show will support Vashon Events, the website that brings together all the events on the Island in order to build community – a community that is connected, that extends and inspires artists, and that invigorates the hearts and minds of neighbors. The VE web site takes hundreds of hours a month to research, write and update and a lot of money to sustain. We’re hoping to offset some of this ongoing expense by putting on this show. Some of the proceeds will go to paying the musicians as well.

So….Mom’s….if this is of interest to you, get in touch with us…we’d like to have you sign up and be a part of this show. Or maybe you’re an adult musician that would like to do a song with your mother. Just let us know!

It will undoubtedly be tons of fun and we think it’s for a really good cause. We’re sure that it’s going to be yet another one of those magical nights on Vashon.

The Garth Reeves Band

FRIDAY, MAY 15th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE GARTH REEVES BAND
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!  Garth_Reeves_low_res_3

Garth Reeves has been playing professionally for over 18 years. After cutting his teeth in the halcyon days of the Olympia scene, Garth moved to Seattle to explore that cities burgeoning music explosion. A short of list of bands Garth has been in include:  Dangermouse, Nubbin, Goodness, Blue Spark… and now as a solo artist and in collaboration with others, Garth is expanding on a catalog of solo work that mines the roots of American musical vernacular.

After returning to Seattle from a stint in Brooklyn, Garth and producer/keyboardist (and Vashon Island resident) Jason Staczek began recording the follow-up to Garth’s first record Nothing But Time in several Seattle studios. Collaborating notably with Ian Moore, Timo Ellis, Pete Droge and Garth’s regular touring band The Unfaithful Servants (Jeff Fielder, Andy Stoller, Mike Musburger), Garth and Jason are honing the song craft and production style of Nothing But Time, while continuing to mine that albums musical landscapes.

Garth’s album Nothing But Time, released in 2005, was made using analog tape, an old Trident board, and a tight knit group of Vashon and Seattle musicians (Jason Staczek, Pete Droge, Rob Brill, Jeff Fielder, Andrew McKeag, Carrie Akre, Danny Newcomb, and Dan Tyack, and others). The result is a stunning and emotional record deeply rooted in tradition.

This is an all-ages free cover show ’til 11pm and 21+ after that.

TBA

FRIDAY, MAY 22nd, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
TBA
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!

Dimestore Prophets

FRIDAY, MAY 29th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
DIMESTORE PROPHETS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!  The Dimestore Prophets low res (4)

Dimestore Prophets is made up of guitar player and vocalist Ray Glover, drummer John Wilson, and bassist Eric Groff. DSP has diverse array of musical influences; each player brings his own unique approach to their musical role in the band. Influences range from Bob Marley to Sublime, the Clash to the Dave Matthews Band. Dimestore creates songs that touch the heart of the listener and their style has been dubbed as “Feel Good Music”.

All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that.  Free cover!

The Jealous Dogs

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
SEATTLE’S ONLY PRETENDERS TRIBUTE
THE JEALOUS DOGS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Jealous Dogs - 0014 - smaller

Jealous Dogs is Seattle’s Only Pretenders Tribute, snatching their namesake from a deep-cut off Pretenders II.

Comprised of Seattle music scene veterans, this four piece was brought together by a common love and appreciation for the Pretenders blend of new-wave and punk rock.

Sherri Jerome (Strange Jerome) is Chrissie Hynde; attitude and voice blazing. Zoran Macesic (Legendary Oaks) fearlessly channels James Honeyman-Scott’s crunchy, melodic guitar riffs. Aimee Zoe and Moe Provencher (MoZo, Jackrabbit) provide the energetic, bouncy rhythm section.

Performing Pretenders hits, B-sides, and rarities, the Jealous Dogs bring a fun, dancin’, rockin’ good time.

The Rumble Strips

FRIDAY, JUNE 12th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE RUMBLE STRIPS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  The Rumble Strips

The Rumble Strips play high-energy dance music from anywhere: West Africa, New Orleans, Brazil, and the pop charts. With full batteries of percussion, horns, guitars and vocals, it’s all hands on deck for a sound that’s sublime, ridiculous, oversized and built for joy. Not a show; a party.

Personnel:
Vocals: Carol Lutra-Johns, Meri-Michael Collins, Rebekah Kuzma
Guitars: Andy James, Chip Lamason
Bass: Stephen Buffington
Drums: Emory Miedema-Boyajian
Horns: Van Crozier, Dianne Krouse
Percussion: Christian Codd, Allison MacEwan, Mario Soberanis

And, of course, special guests!

Vashon Events presents: Father’s Day Showcase

SATURDAY, JUNE 20th, 8pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
A VASHON EVENTS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
FATHER’S DAY SHOWCASE
A SPECIAL EVENING OF MUSIC BY DADS
WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS AND SONS
ALL-AGES. 8-11pm. $8 COVER!  Father's Day Poster 2015

Join Vashon Events at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi on Saturday, June 20th at 8pm as we celebrate dads and their special connection to their kids. This unique showcase features fathers and their children of all ages performing together. Hear loving duets, listen as fathers accompany their child, and hold onto your seat for some silly and unexpected surprises. The sky’s the limit as these fantastic families perform music, dancing, comedy, and more.

The Father’s Day Showcase will be hosted by Vashon Events’ own Allison Shirk. An $8 cover supports Vashon Events, the website that brings together all the events on the Island. All performers will be paid as well. The mission of Vashon Events is to build community – a community that is connected, that extends and inspires artists, and that invigorates the hearts and minds of neighbors.

Funds will be used to support the research and information dissemination about events on the island including arts, culture, and charity. Vashon Events helps our arts organizations collaborate on scheduling and leverage resources to bring diverse and unique performances to the Island.

Hillstomp

SATURDAY, JUNE 27th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE RETURN OF HILLSTOMP!
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  hillstomp-57

At it’s core, the band consists of Henry Kammerer (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals) and John Johnson (Buckets, Drums, Clanks, Grunts); two worn, but exuberant voices singing and shouting above a swirling mass of banjo, buckets, slide, washboard, and car parts. Together, they create a visceral music that makes you want to stomp your feet, shout to the heavens, and love your neighbor. After 12 years of writhing, hypnotic stomp and shout celebrations that have left hundreds of clubs, barns and festivals drenched in sweat and covered in love, the duo continues to defy categorization. They have been called Mississippi trance blues, punkabilly, hill-country, Appalachian and punk blues (to list but a few), but none of it quite hits the nail squarely.

Between 2002 and 2010, the band released 2 eps and 4 full-length offerings. Those recordings, coupled with their legendary live performances, have helped to duct-tape together a distinctive sound that quickly bubbled upward in Portland’s roots, blues and indie circles. They have toured relentlessly across the US and Europe, becoming veterans of the Roots and Indie festival and club circuit. During this time, they have shared stages with The Avett Brothers, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Scott Biram, among others, and spent 3 weeks touring in support of The Reverend Horton Heat in support of 2010’s Darker The Night.

After taking a well deserved hiatus, Hillstomp returns to action with Portland, Ore, their debut on Fluff and Gravy Records, due out April 15, 2014 on lp and cd. The record picks up right where they left off, finding the band refining their craft and expanding their repertoire on 10 tracks that range from moody folk ballads to the raging stomp the duo is best known for. Mixed by Chet Lyster of Eels, and produced in conjunction with Kevin Blackwell of Sassparilla, Portland, Ore, represents a sonic high-water mark for the band.

No Depression: ” They have seized upon R.L. Burnside as a benchmark… (but) they are far enough away from the originals not to pretend to any kind of authenticity. They know enough to play, and not to think.”

Drum! Magazine: “The charm of Hillstomp is that the bandmembers believe that they can pull out a frying pan and beat it like a drum. The only problem is making it sound good. And they do.”

The Deli: “While firmly grounded in the blues, Hillstomp departs and adds many different influences, from folk to garage-punk, all expressed through a soulful intensity. “

The Onion: “The members of Hillstomp raise as much hell as two men sitting down possibly can. Drenched in sweat and possessed by the spirit of the Mississippi Delta, the Portland duo of Henry Kammerer and John Johnson uses a rickety setup of real and found instruments to whip up a raucuous yet trance-inducing racket.”

Magnet: “Hillstomp actually pulls it off…It’s raw and evocative of the music recorded by the late Burnside and Junior Kimbrough…”

Harp Magazine: “This Portland duo is cut from similar cloth as the North Mississippi Allstars and the Black Keys, but they’re just a good ol’ jug band cranking out lo-fi punk blues on homemade instruments and vintage gear.”

TBA

FRIDAY, JULY 3rd, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
TBA
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!

Swindler

FRIDAY, JULY 10th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
SWINDLER
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Free cover!   Swindler

Swindler is a fresh take on deep pocket groove with a penchant for intricate fusion and improv magic. Hailing from the Emerald City, this exciting project features Mike Saskor (guitar), Willow Goodine (Keys), Rob Cochran (Bass) & Chris Martin (Drums). Featuring Seattle area band members who have played and formed prior well followed Northwest bands such as Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, and Altered States of Funk.

Swindlers reach is growing rapidly around the Northwest. Swindler has shared the stage with National Artists such as Jerry Joseph, and most recently headlined the Port Townsend Strangebrew Festival, drawing rave reviews.

This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!

One More Mile

FRIDAY, JULY 17th, 9pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
ONE MORE MILE
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Cover charge, ID required  OneMore Mile B&W Landscape low res

One More Mile is a Vashon band that has been together for over 5 years now. With a combined talent that has been blessed to perform on stages from the Washington Performing Art Center to the earthy feel of the old Central Tavern in Seattle’s Pioneer Square over the course of their varied careers, One More Mile is committed to putting out the best of music for all to enjoy. Still committed to roots of the blues, and branching out into some funk sounds and performing a few originals as well, they really give it their all to make for a show that is always talked about the morning after!

Their rhythm section is made up of Sam Veatch and David Salonen and they are better than ever, as these two guys have been playing together now for over 5 years. They are as tight and wonderful as any band could dream for. Lonesome Mike is still perfecting his harp sound and really puttin’ his all into his music. Jason Lollar and Tommy Bean trade licks on their guitars that gets everyone excited to just BE THERE when the music is playing! They believe that nothing should be left behind when performing.

All ages ‘til 11pm 21+ after that. I.D. required.

Publish The Quest

SATURDAY, JULY 18th, 9pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
PUBLISH THE QUEST
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Cover charge, ID required  PTQ 12

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon for another epic show at the Red Bicycle Bistro!

Jacob Bain, frontman for the group and also a founder of the all-Islander ensemble Trolls Cottage, grew up on Vashon and lives here now. The group plays an energetic and danceable mix of blues, rock, ska and world pop.

A passion for social and musical outreach has taken the group around the globe. Working with a nonprofit called Learn Africa, Publish the Quest has made several recent trips to Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Mali, Poland, Portugal and Spain, where band members have played in festivals and music halls, recorded with local artists, and conducted music workshops and jam sessions with under-privileged children. On a recent trip to Zimbabwe, the band brought along a trove of donated instruments and soccer balls to give to kids in Harare and Hatcliffe Extension, a slum just outside the city.

An impressive roster of international stars has collaborated with the band — Femi Kuti, Nneka Lucia Egbuna, Matt Chamberlain, Eyvind Kang, Radioactive, Oliver Mtukudzi and Vieux Farka Touré have joined forces with the group on recordings and in concert. A recent single, “Sodade,” was recorded with Cape Verdean vocalist Laise Sanches, with all proceeds from the sale of the song going to benefit the cause of arts education in Africa.

Bain said he has found great inspiration in working with kids and musicians in Africa — people he said had “an insatiable appetite for music.” To share the healing aspects of music with children in Africa, he said, has been a joy.

Publish the Quest’s latest album is called “A Thousand Kinds of Gold”, and Bain said he is currently working on a short film that will document the band’s work in Africa. This comes after a recent successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund these projects.

The show starts at 9 p.m. at Red Bicycle Bistro. It’s an all-ages show until 11 p.m., and for ages 21 and older after that. I.D. is required.