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

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Soul Senate

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
SOUL SENATE
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
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Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse.

Bridging the decidedly funky sounds of the 60s & early 70s–such as the Meters, Stevie Wonder, and the Stax label of Memphis–with a distinct modern sound in the vein of Raphael Saadiq, Alice Russell, Eli Paperboy Reed, and the New Mastersounds; Soul Senate claims their own musical territory with booty shaking grooves, well-crafted arrangements, sizzling horns, and memorable instrumentals and vocal songs.

Each member of the band has over 10-30 years experience on the local or national scene: in sum, playing countless venues & festivals–from Bumbershoot to the 100,000 person West Fest–with experience opening for touring acts like Orgone, Delta Nove, Will Bernard, Roy Ayers, and the Monophonics.

This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.

Comedy Night

FRIDAY, MARCH 13th, 8pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
COMEDY NIGHT
HEADLINER: DEREK SHEEN
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
$7 COVER  HDSHOT

COMEDY NIGHT IS COMING !!! Friday, March 13th at 8pm, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi bar. The evening is hosted by local humorist and provocateur, Steffon Moody, and features an All Star crew of locally famous on-island comedians, plying their craft as only locally famous amateur comedians can ply.

Headlining this show will be Derek Sheen. Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! He’s been a featured performer at the Bridgetown, Cape Fear and S.F. Sketchfest Comedy Festivals, has toured with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel! His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and is available from Rooftopcomedy.com. Lindy West of Jezebel.com has called him “A Human Hug.”

Comedy Night is, on average, more fun. If you haven’t been, here’s the setup: we invite jelly-kneed first timer’s, practiced amateurs and professional comedians to appear on the same stage. The newbies only get a few minutes of stage time because, well, it’s just better that way. Then we trot out some faces you may have seen performing around town and we finish up with a couple of pros.

Performing in front of an audience is one of the top universal fears. And of all performance forms, Stand Up comedy tops the terror list; right up there with Evil Knievel style motorcycle jumping.

In general, comedians are expected to get a laugh about every 15 seconds. That’s 20 punchlines in a 5 minute routine. Or, looked at another way, 20 opportunities for failure.

In no other performance form are performers held to such a standard. Many experienced performers, usually comfortable in front of an audience, look like a deer in the headlights when asked to do Stand Up. The pressure of evoking the laugh can be unbearable.

That’s why comedians do it. That’s why audiences come. It’s risky, dangerous, almost life- threatening. It’s an on-stage reality show, where the possibility of failure is integral to the show itself.

Expect the usual ribald, tasteless, eccentric, and life transforming experience that is regularly delivered at regular Yuk fest. These island comedians will sink or swim in death defying comedy routines. That’s right! Death Defying Comedy! Please don’t try this at home folks. Only untrained amateur professionals are qualified to run the gauntlet of a notoriously ruthless Vashon audience.

The headlining comedian and local comics will be announced soon!

Cover charge is $7, and the show starts at 8pm, but show up early and get a seat, because it is always packed!

This show will most likely have adult content, so please use your best judgment when bringing children with you.

See you then and there!

The Rumble Strips

FRIDAY, MARCH 20th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE RUMBLE STRIPS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
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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!

Danny Newcomb & The Sugar Makers

FRIDAY, MARCH 27th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
DANNY NEWCOMB & THE SUGAR MAKERS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
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Danny Newcomb, former lead guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the acclaimed Seattle-based alt-rock band Goodness, currently performs original songs with his new band – the Sugar Makers, featuring his signature guitar solos. In the 1990s, Danny toured internationally with Goodness, releasing two full-length albums. Danny also writes songs and plays guitar for The Rockfords, featuring Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Danny remarks, “I’ve always been a songwriter and a lead guitar player. Now, I’m performing songs that I can sing.” Danny recently completed recording his band’s first CD on Hockey Talker Records, which will be released in February of 2015. Danny’s band, the Sugar Makers will back him up at the Red Bike show, featuring Rick Friel on bass, Annie O’Niell on backup vocals and Eric Eagle on drums.

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

Cascadia ’10

FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
CASCADIA ’10
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
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Cascadia ’10 is the echo of Afrobeat in the Pacific Northwest–a sound resonating from Nigeria to the Emerald City. They are a small army of 11 experienced musicians, bringing hypnotically funky music to hips and feet wherever they go. They have opened for national acts, such as Garaj Mahal, and they have recorded a live radio broadcast for KEXP.

C10’s music consists mostly of original pieces, but it inherits from the rich legacy of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Femi Kuti & Seun Kuti, and the wellspring of music from Nigeria and throughout western Africa. Their goal is to lift people up by playing tight in the groove, making a night with Cascadia ’10 a party that is not to be missed, and one that will not easily be forgotten.

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

Publish The Quest

SATURDAY, APRIL 11th, 9pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
PUBLISH THE QUEST
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
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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. 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
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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
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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
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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!

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
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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
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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
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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.