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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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Lunch is Back! Enjoy your favorite Sushi for Lunch. Our Full Lunch Menu is back with all your favorites.

Sunday-Thursday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 9pm (Sushi til 8:30).

Friday & Saturday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 10pm (Sushi til 9:30).

Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down

Sharing The Stage: Tacocat

Friday, March 3rd, 8:00pm
Sharing The Stage Presents: Tacocat
With local student openers:
Student opening acts:
Max Moore
James McCracken
Kuz
Petrichor
Ouch Pouch
Twice Nice
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Cover charge: $15.00 for adults, $7.00 for students

Tickets:  Tickets for this event ARE NOT on sale at the Red Bike. Here is where you can buy your tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2730876tacocat

Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat’s Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.

The band’s four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA—two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah’s family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence “Stereogram,” the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre ‘90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain’s distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric’s band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily’s big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.

The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed ‘90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld—and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They’ve described themselves variously as “Feminist sci-fi” and “Equal parts Kurt and Courtney”; oh well, whatever…NVM.

NVM—Tacocat’s second full-length album and first for Hardly Art, opens up like some mystery shoebox, wistful, instantly nostalgic: snapshots of mortifying exes (“You Never Came Back”) and sketchy party situations (“Party Trap”), maybe a postcard with an alien smoking a joint. Cigarette cellophane-wrapped weed nugs, pain pill crumbs and wrapped tampons (“all the girls are surfing the wave, surfing the crimson wave today”), all serve as a roadmap through Tacocat’s bong-ripped reminiscences, scenarios all-too familiar and hilariously improbable. There’s the notoriously inconsistent #8 Metro line (“F.U. #8”) and the accountability-allergic, black-clad brick-heavers of “This Is Anarchy.” The protagonist of “Psychedelic Quinceañera”—based on Bree—just wants to dance with rainbows, mind-expansion style, instead of having to wear a frilly dress in front of her whole family. Emily daydreams of a “Bridge to Hawaii,” where even the destitute could walk their asses to paradise—before being snapped out of it by cat-calls from construction workers, business dads, and drunk hobos (“Hey Girl”); sweaty jerks telling her that she shouldsmile!

NVM all that, though: you should, and will, smile—either a wry little corner-lifter or a big ear-to-ear equator—and shake what’s yours, when you hear the whippet-smart latest album from the world’s favorite palindromic band. Text a friend.

Student opening bands from Vashon will be:
Max Moore
James McCracken
Kuz
Petrichor
Ouch Pouch
Twice Nice

Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays

Friday, March 10th, 8:30pm
Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  delilah-pearl-the-mantarays-032516-159

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards.

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards with soul and a touch of R&B. They’ve got a style and signature sound that’s all their own with singer Delilah Pearl, Dodd Johnson on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Tim Kehl on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet and Toliver Goering on bass.

Influenced by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald , Nina Simone and “Lady Day”, Delilah Pearl emulates your favorite classic sultry ballads with a smoky, alluring voice. The Mantarays, always dressed to kill, deliver the standards freshened by their years playing in a variety of styles from jazz to indie rock to bossa nova to world and experimental music.

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

Karla Hill Benefit Concert

Friday, March 17th, 8:30 pm
2nd Annual Benefit Concert for Karla Hill Featuring:
Red Line, Sinner & The Saints, & Special Guests!
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!  

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and our beautiful friend Karla Hill at The Red Bike! Enjoy music, food and AWESOME friends as we dance, celebrate and remember…

Born in the hallways of Vashon High School in the early 80’s Redline combines driving rock, power pop, and anything else they can get away with into an electric performance that is sure to thrill.

Featuring Doug Weaver on the drums, Jerry Lyon and Doug Spencer on guitar, and Bob McCormick on the bass, the homegrown members of Redline all have a personal link to the event being classmates and friends of Karla’s.

Special Guests include Johnny Reidt (of bathtub Gin and New American Shame fame), Eric and Melanie Griswold, and Dominick Wolczko.

And back by popular demand the island musical legends, Sinner & The Saints! Celebreate the luck of the Irish as they perform good ol’ time rock and roll hits gurenteed to get you on the dance floor!

It’s a Birthday Bash you won’t want to miss! Karla Hill was born March 17th 1965, and lost her battle to sarcoma September 28th 2007. She may have only lived 42 short years, but in that time left a lasting impression on each person she came in contact with. She lives on through our memories of her, and by coming together to laugh, love, and remember the time we had with a truly remarkable person.

While there is no cover for our celebration on March 17th, we will be collecting donations benefiting the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. Our goal is to raise $1,500! If you would like to make a donation before the event please visit www.nwsarcoma.org

TEAM KARLA will continue to raise money in Karla’s memory until the annual Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, Dragonslayer Walk April 22nd .

Please join us March 17th to celebrate the life Karla Hill with laughter, love, and extraordinary local musicians!
This is an all-ages free cover show ’til 11pm and 21+ after that

For more information contact Katie Horner (206) 259-0444, katie@nwsarcoma.org

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
Van Norman
Pretty Ugly
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  couch-potatoes

This powerful rock trio brings together the VanNorman brother’s (islander Chuck and brother Darren from Seattle) with x-islander Fletcher Andrews. The repertoire is all original with influences that focus heavily on intricate and driving bass & guitar lines. Within the music you might pick up elements of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Rush, Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd, Blondie, and much more. The sound is contemporary, solid and flows within and around lyrics that ring honestly about the current world.

Chuck is a virtuoso on guitar and his voice matches the tonality and intensity of the music. Darren’s bass playing is potent and “full-on” holding down the bottom end while propelling the music forward with intricate patterns, chords and harmonics. Fletcher a former Vashon islander for 25 years is well known by the island music community having played drums and percussion with many of Vashon’s rock and jazz bands as well as being the house drummer for many variety shows and art openings.

pretty-ugly-sf-2016Also 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.

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!  

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. We will have more information on how you can purchase these tickets in advance as soon as possible.

Motown Night

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

Vashon Events is pulling out all the stops for this show.  This will be a showcase of Island talent like you won’t believe – singing some of your favorite songs from the magical Motown era.  Do YOU want to perform a song at this show?  Do YOU want to come to this show?  Let us know, it’s going to be a fun jam-packed event!

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.

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.

TBA

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

TBA

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