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Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down

Pandamonium

Friday, March 24th, 8:30pm
Pandamonium
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    

Jason Everett, Vashon’s own World Jazz Bassist has launched a new group that will be debuting at the Red Bicycle Bistro on March 23, 2017.

“Pandamonium is a group I have been thinking about for a few years. I wanted to showcase some of my compositions that are more funk and rock in a group that is fun to both listen to and dance to,” said Jason.

“Most of the ensemble playing I have been doing the last few years has been down in the Bay Area,” said Everett. “There are many more musicians and audience members who share my love for Indian/World/Jazz music down there thanks in large part to the Ali Akbar School of Classical Indian Music.”

“I have also been performing around the country with my solo show, including recently in Denver and New York. But I have been missing the fun of playing on a regular basis with a group and decided it was time to release the Panda!”

Pandamonium features Island musicians, Wes Peterson on drums, Tony Mann on keyboards, and Ken Jacobsen, (former islander who still teaches on the island) on guitars.

“Joining these great musicians in the musical mayhem is Steve Meyer on saxes and flute who lives in Wallingford, who went to high school with me in Scottsdale, AZ a million years ago,” laughed Everett.

“Pandamonium is all about the groove, and these guys get it!”

The show is all-ages until 11:00 and there is no cover.

 

Van Norman & Pretty Ugly

Friday, March 31st, 8:30pm
Pretty Ugly
Bob Krinsky
Gypsy Wolf
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

Coming out of Seattle and Vashon is an awesome new band called Gypsy Wolf, who will be laying down groovy tunes and good times with their smooth rock, blues, reggae and psychedelic jams.

Performing a short set mid-way through the night is Bob Krinsky. Born in New York City in 1950, then growing up in White Meadow Lake, New Jersey, Bob Krinsky has a lifetime passion for songwriting under his belt. He has performed his songs in coffeehouses, clubs and festival
stages from the Big Apple, New Jersey and the Catskills Mountains, to west coast venues such as the Oregon
Country Fair, Seattle Folk Life Festival, Seattle Freemont Fair, Okanogan Family Fair, Vashon Isl
and Earthfair, and other roots places. Anybody that knows Bob knows that he has two true passions in his life…his family first and foremost, with his music not far behind. It shows. It’s contagious.

Also on the bill is rock duo Pretty Ugly, comprised of two Islanders – Ryan Hotchkiss and Gundy. If you were around at Snapdragon this last Strawberry Festival, you might have seen them tear up the stage in what was a very spectacular set.  Pretty Ugly is a two-headed funky psychedelic rock & roll punk monster sitting under the Bodhi Tree. Pretty dirty, pretty clean; pretty pretty, Pretty Ugly. Check out their music on Soundcloud right here: https://soundcloud.com/prettyuglyband

Some’tet

Friday, April 7th, 8:30pm
Some’tet
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  Some'tet-(Shelly Hanna photo)

Some’tet is a band that’s been filling Island venues and islanders’ hearts for three years, leading them to be Some’tet- one of the most popular performing groups around.

The band includes Michael Whitmore on nylon strings, Barry Cooper on trumpet/flugelhorn, Dianne Krouse on sax/clarinet, Patrick Christie on upright bass, Dodd Johnson on percussion and jazz vocalist Christine Goering.

Their music is both composed and improvised. The overall sound is mellow, almost west coast cool, with moments of intense invention. Add a dollop of American primitivism, clusters of neo bossa nova rhythms, and some very soulful vocals — think 60’s era jazz meets KEXP dancing in Rio de Janeiro, with a whiskey & soda in hand while your Nana caters the gig under a yellow hoodoo moon.

Jealous Dogs

Friday, April 14th, 8:30pm
Jealous Dogs
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   jealous-dogs-with-aaron

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. Aaron Taylor 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 show starts at 8:30pm. This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that and there is no cover!

 

Clinton Fearon

Friday, April 21st, 9:00pm
Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Only $10 cover!

For tickets to this show, click this link:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2897611

Always a crowd pleaser on Vashon Island, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band is coming back to the Red Bicycle for another amazing performance of his roots reggae music. If you like roots reggae, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Clinton Fearon has quickly won the hearts of many an Islander and will pack the dance floor with dancing bodies! Clinton hasn’t done a show at the Red Bike in a very long time…he’s overdue and make no mistake about it…this show will sell out fast!

Much like quite a few other reggae musicians who came of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Clinton Fearon was a country boy who migrated to Kingston as a teenager in order to seek his musical fortune amongst the proliferating studios and sound systems of the big city. He was born in St. Andrew in 1951 and moved around the countryside with his father and stepmother before relocating to Kingston in 1967; he immediately organized a singing group with some friends, but it never amounted to anything and broke up before it could record. It was around 1970, when he joined Albert Griffiths and Errol Grandison to form the Gladiators, that he hit his stride as a musician, and began what would be the most significant and commercially successful association of his career.

Flash forward to 1989, when Clinton came to Seattle and co-founded The Defenders and then finally in 1993, formed his own group called The Boogie Brown Band.

When asked about his music, Clinton states that “…our sound is roots, its roots, lovers rock, rock steady. It’s not too far from the root. I’m not trying to branch off into anything I’m not totally relaxed with,” he continued. “A lot of (other bands) try to follow the market. I try to follow my creativity more so than follow the market. It’s what’s in your heart; you have to follow your heart.”

Clinton Fearon is counted among Jamaica’s most talented musicians by peers and professionals in the Reggae music industry. His infectious bass riffs have always led the way, whether he is playing bass, guitar or percussion, singing lead vocals or providing background harmonies.

The show begins at 9pm, the cover is $10.00 and it is an all-ages event ‘til 11pm, 21+ after that. The Red Bike has experienced sold-out shows with Clinton in the past and anticipates the same for this one, so it’s highly advised that people buy tickets in advance.

Motown Night

Friday, April 28th, 8:00pm
Motown Night
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
$8 cover    

What icons do you think of when you hear Motown? Marvin Gaye? Diana Ross? The Temptations? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5? Smokey Robinson? The list goes on and on! We are going to celebrate the music that made the Motown label an unforgettable chapter of the 60’s and 70’s.

When Berry Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959, few people could have predicted how it would soon transform the entire music industry. Gordy had a remarkable ear for talent and within months, he joined forces with many of the greatest songwriters, musicians and singers in the country. Before the first year was over, Motown scored their first major hit with Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want).” Over the next several decades, the tiny label dominated the airwaves and album charts, launching the careers of everyone from Diana Ross to Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men.

Vashon Events is really excited to bring you our second Showcase of the year – Motown Night, a showcase of Island talent like you won’t believe – singing some of your favorite songs from the magical Motown era. This show will feature local Vashon musicians honoring the record label that transformed America, Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy. Good music like this lives forever, so come check out these local musicians as they take you on a funky R&B journey through time.

Of course, Motown’s catalog is so very deep and loaded with soul and funk classics, many of which never made it to radio but that deserve prime space in your mind. We fully expect that some Vashon musicians will play some songs that even YOU will be singing along to.

We’re hoping that we’ll hear some songs like “Let’s Get It On”, “Tears of a Clown”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “What’s Going On”…there’s just so many great songs.

Proceeds from the event will support Vashon Events – Vashon Island’s community arts, culture, and charity events website that launched this year.

If you or someone you know is interested in performing at this showcase, please click HERE and fill out this short form and you’ll be on your way!

The JD Hobson Band

Friday, May 5th, 8:30pm
The JD Hobson Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  031116-jd-hobson-band-pete-welch-photo

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band.

When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole new genre. JD Hobson takes his Virginia Appalachian blues roots and combines it with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, and a sound is created that has gotten people standing up to take notice.

“Hobson’s brand of bluesy Americana is steeped in rich outlaw tradition.” (Seattle Weekly Reverb Magazine)

Somewhere out there on the road between Seattle, Austin, and Memphis is a man on the run. Whether from the law, or just his own personal demons, it’s hard to say, but he runs as though the boogie man himself was on his heels, or as Robert Johnson put it in his famous song, “there is a Hell Hound on My Trail.” Maybe every man has felt a little like this in his life, and JD Hobson expresses this feeling in what he calls the Outlaw Blues.

JD Hobson was born and raised in Seattle, yet his father comes from the Appalachian blues country of Virginia. The music that drifted up from a juke joint named the Dewdrop Inn in Martinsville Virginia made a permanent impression on JD’s father when he was a child. The seed was planted in JD as he grew up listening to his father’s music on the radio.

Studying under greats like John Jackson, David Honeyboy Edwards, and John Cephis at Centrum in Port Townsend helped JD hone his craft. The end result is that JD has an exceptional feel for most roots music. His ability to grasp every nuance down to the minutest inflection has become his hallmark.

“This music is about reaching down deep and coming up with something authentic and timeless. The trials, sadness, and triumphs of people here in America continue on today only dressed in different clothes. Times have changed, but we inherit the blues.” – JD

In JD Hobson’s music some will say they swear they hear the rootsy goodness of Bob Dylan and the Band. Others will say they feel the bluesy rockin’ groove of the Black Keys. Still others will say it reminds them of the roadhouse vibe of Howlin’ Wolf with a little Willie Dixon in the rhythm section. What’s unanimous is that the music is infectious. Enough groove to move your feet and enough passion to move your soul.

JD played for years as a solo artist. Multiple guitars in multiple tunings with a stomp box to hold down the foot tapping beat. From sweet slide, to intricate finger picking, he proved his skill and versatility in the trenches. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed. JD was nominated for best solo/duo blues act by the Washington blues society’s “Best of the Blues awards.” He also was South Sound Blues Association’s Back to Beale Street Competition solo/duo winner in both 2010 and 2011, and represented them in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.

The JD Hobson Band is the natural evolution of JD’s solo career, and his fans have responded by selling out a number of shows locally in the Seattle area including the famous Tractor Tavern.

The JD Hobson Band is composed of four members: Dan Infecto on bass, who toured for years with the infamous Bob Wayne as one of his “Outlaw Carnies,” often opening for Hank Williams III. Then there is Mike Peterson on drums, and Ron Weinstein (Suffering F*ckheads, Crack Sabbath), who packs a genuine Hammond B3 organ with Leslie speaker to every show. The sound of the organ and its rotating speaker adds a mesmerizing depth to every song.

A wounded soul with a gentle heart and a fire in his belly, JD is a visionary on a mission to create American roots music with his stamp on it. “This music is something I need as much as want to play. It has saved my sanity time after time. Hopefully I can move people, while having fun at the same time.” –JD

DJ’s nationally and internationally stood up and took note in 2013 when JD Hobson’s “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” hit #8 on the Freeform American Roots Chart, and #26 on the Roots Music Report chart in addition to hitting #3 on KEXP’s Blues chart.

This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.

Open Mic Poetry Night

Friday, May 12th, 8:00pm
Open Mic Poetry Night
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!   

Vashon Poetry Festival 2017 kicks off its two day schedule of events with a Communi-ty Poetry Reading Open Mic at the Bike on Friday, May 12th. This year’s special guests, Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, and Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna, will be at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 8pm to get the informal evening going and open the festival with a poem. Then it’s your turn to read one of yours. All ages are invited to read an original poem in a two minute spot onstage. This year’s fes-tival is all about celebrating our shared connection through words: weaving words that bring us together.

The evening also features musical interludes by Allison Shirk and J D Hobson, to keep the lyrics and libations flowing. Vashon Poets Laureate Cal Kinnear, Lonny Kaneko, and Majiah Sanson-Frey will join other local poets reciting in signature styles. Young poets are encouraged to bring it. This will be a lively evening of island wit, wisdom, and word-play, whetting appetites for Saturday’s poetry workshops around town, and the guests of honor’s closing night reading at VCA.

Sign-up for a reading slot at the door by 7:30 to be sure you’re included. Bring the gang, grab a table and get some dinner. Two minutes is time for one medium-length poem or two short ones, so practice your recitation before you come to make sure it fits, for a smooth flow. Family friendly language please. All ages until 11. No cover charge.

For more info on the festival guests of honor and events, go to: vashoncenter-forthearts.org/portfolio-view/vashon-poetry-festival/ or email vashonpoetryfestival@gmail.com

Del Vox

Friday, May 19th, 8:30pm
Del Vox
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   del-vox

Del Vox’s members come from long standing musical acts with diverse backgrounds. They’ve played a variety of venues and festivals across both the US, Europe, and Australia.

Members include Sherri Jerome guitar and vocals (Strange Jerome, Jealous Dogs), Aimee Zoe Tubbs on the drums (JackRabbit, MoZo, Ian McFeron Band), Michael Beckworth on electric guitar, (Strange Jerome, Mnamna, Hundred Acre Wood) and Pam Drago on bass (Danielli).

Del Vox is a Rootsy Garage Rock band with snappy, fun-loving songs siphoning from the essential, to the point music of the early sixties. Del Vox packs a melodic punch with traditionalist fervor and delivers music and attitude that provides an emotionally rich experience.

“Holy Smokes. I love the sound!” Howie Roemer, KNCE, Taos, NM

This is an all-ages show until 11pm, then 21+ after that. Free cover show, bring your friends!

OneNiteStand

Friday, May 26th, 8:30pm
OneNiteStand
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    072916-onenitestand-at-the-bike-207

OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – and the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish!  This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there.  They’ve all got blues chops, from growling it to flat-out rockin’.  The band will knock your shorts off and leave you crying for more.  They’ve been playing for a long time and have musical histories too long to mention here.

If you missed their smokin’ hot show last November, now is your chance!  This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.

The Van Redeker Band

Friday, June 1st, 8:30pm
The Van Redeker Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   

If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show last February you know you’ll want to be there again, as the group returns for another evening of dance-crazed Rock ‘n Roll love.
The Van Redeker Band performs dynamic interpretations of songs by some of music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan, as well as groove-infused originals by veteran songwriter Daryl Redeker. The group features a wide palette of musical genres and is known for their energetic performance style and lush vocal harmonies. See you on the dance floor!

This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.

60’s Night

Hits of the 60’s
Friday, June 9th, 8pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
$8 cover charge    

Take a journey with us, back to the 60’s – a decade of some of the best music ever. On Friday, June 9th at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, join us for a Vashon Events special production. Local musicians will be showcasing their talent, performing songs of the 60’s…whatever they choose from that magical time.

Vashon Events’ third showcase this year features local Vashon musicians taking on some of the coolest music ever. The concept for playing the music of the 60’s gives us a chance to take the audience on a musical journey. These songs are extremely nostalgic for most people. And when our favorite local musicians bring them back to life live on stage, it can be very emotional.

Musicians will either play the tune as close to the original as possible, or interpret the song in their own unique style. Either way, it’s one of those concerts where audiences stop talking and lean into the music, anticipating the next note. For musicians, it can be very fulfilling when an audience listens to the music in this way.

Proceeds from the event will support Vashon Events – Vashon Island’s community arts, culture, and charity events website that launched this year.

If you or someone you know is interested in performing at this showcase, please click HERE and fill out this short form and you’ll be on your way!

TBA

Friday, June 16th, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

The Georgetown Orbits

Friday, June 30th, 8:30pm
The Georgetown Orbits
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and soulful Reggae. They have gained international attention as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.

“If there is a fourth wave to come, perhaps it’s a return to the origins of the genre. Celebrating Ska’s more traditional roots, the Georgetown Orbits dispense with the third wave’s pop and punk, dropping it back into a slower tempo with allowances for talented musicians to shine with their respective instruments. Authenticity never sounded quite so right. ‘[The Georgetown Orbits] really play the roots of the music and it’s wonderful,’ says Lynval Golding [formerly of the UK’s Specials]. ‘They’re one of those bands that reminds me of where I come from. They’ve got a really great feel for the music.’” – Philip Roewe, Beacon Hill News, South District Journal

“Sometimes you need joyful music, upstrokes, building horns, swaying reggae. With a penchant for getting crowds moving you can expect a packed stage, both because of The Georgetown Orbits’ large band and their habit of inviting the audience up to dance.” – Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Met

This is an all-ages show until 11pm, then 21+ after that.  There will be no cover for this show.

TBA

Friday, July 7th, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

TBA

Friday, July 14th, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

TBA

Friday, July 21st, 9:00pm
TBA
Strawberry Festival Friday
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that

TBA

Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00pm
Strawberry Festival Saturday
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that

TBA

Friday, July 28th, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!