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St. Patty’s Day! Simon and Friends in The Bourbon, The Spinning Whips in the Theater

16 Mar

This St. Patrick’s Day we have plenty o’ fun in store for you in The Bourbon as well as the main theater. Our resident leprechaun Simon Kornelis will be up front in the bar with a few friends to start the festivities off at 8pm. We’re having a few food and drink specials including as well for those craving some traditional Irish fare:

Corned Beef Sandwich, chips or salad and a Guinness tall boy – $15

Corned Beef Sandwich and chips or salad – $9

The party continues in the Theater with The Spinning Whips, Ancient Warlocks, & Koko & the Sweetmeats and let me tell you, these bands ROCK! Prepare yourself to call in sick on Friday because these guys will keep you moving all night.

The Spinning Whips

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

9pm // $6 // Tickets

This Weekend: A Tribute to Gram Parsons, Cotillion Benefit Show for Childhaven, SunDate with Michel Navedo

10 Feb

Friday: A Tribute to Gram Parsons hosted by Country Dave and the New Fallen Angels

We have an incredible lineup paying tribute to the country, folk and rock legend Gram Parsons this Friday. In his tragically short 26 years of life, Gram Parsons influenced generations of musicians with his work in The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds and his own solo recordings.

Country Dave and the New Fallen Angels will host this star studded evening which will include performances by Zoe Muth, Tom Bennett from The Rolling Blackouts along with Melissa Nyffeler, David Russell and Jon Hyde from The One Uppers.

9pm // $10 // Tickets

Saturday: Cotillion: A Variety Show Benefit for Childhaven

Hosted by Diva le Deviant, Saturday’s show will feature music by Zum Zum Samba, Show Brazil and Flip N Fly and performances by Iva Handful, Miss J9 Fierce, An Magi, Madisun Avenue & much much more!

The evening is a benefit for Childhaven, an amazing organization dedicated to help victims of child abuse. So come support a very worthy cause and enjoy these amazing performers.

9pm // $12 // Tickets

Sunday: SunDate with Michel Navedo in the Bourbon

Valentine’s Day comes one day early this year as Sunday marks the first night of our new weekly entertainment in the Bourbon – SunDate with Michel Navedo. One of our favorite musicians in town, Michel Navedo will create a romantic atmosphere for you and a special someone to enjoy some amazing food and drink specials. Every Sunday we will be offering a draft beer, house wine or well drink, an appetizer of salad, and two entrees of your choice all for $30.

7pm // Free

Six Bands, Six New Albums: Columbia City Theater is the place for record release shows

2 Feb

This weekend will be the first of six record release shows in as many weeks happening at the Columbia City Theater. We are honored to be the venue of choice by such exceptional talent for their special nights. Here’s a rundown of record release shows that we’re so very excited about over the next couple months. I’m sure there will be a lot of people wondering, as KEXP asked recently, “Is there any way to buy a season-pass to the Columbia City Theater?”

Friday, 2.4: Ivan and AlyoshaFathers Be Kind EP

Sound on the Sound Presents
w/ Curtains For You, If Bears Were Bees
9pm // $8 // Tickets

Saturday, 2.5: Campfire OKStrange Like We Are

Campfire Ok at Oddfellows from Christian Sorensen Hansen on Vimeo.

w/ Koko & The Sweetmeats, Bryan John Appleby
9pm // $10 // Tickets

Friday, 2.18: Yuni in TaxcoSanpaku

w/ Feral Children, Ocean Age
9pm // $10 adv – $12 day of show // Tickets

Friday, 2.25: Kelli SchaeferGhost of the Beast

w/ Joseph Giant, Ships
9pm // $8 //  Tickets

Saturday, 2.26: HotelsOn the Casino Floor

w/ The Royal Bear, The Devil Whale, DJ Marco Collins
8:30pm // $10 adv – $12 day of show // Tickets

Saturday, 3.5: Youth Rescue MissionYouth Rescue Mission

Youth Rescue Mission’s debut album was recorded at The Bani-Love, the recording studio at Columbia City Theater!!!

w/ Grand Hallway, Heatwarmer
9pm // $10 // Tickets

This Weekend: Bike Works Benefit, Shim

12 Jan

Friday: Bike Works Benefit: Elk & Boar, Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts, Drew Victor, Kimo Muraki

Join us Friday as we host an evening of great music to benefit our Columbia City neighbors, Bike Works. Bike Works have been working hard for the past 15 educating and empowering youth and making bicycling affordable and accessible in our city.

We have quite the line up for this worth event full of bands that have played incredible shows at the Theater this past year. Elk & Boar, Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts, Drew Victor and Kimo Muraki will all perform for this good cause.

9pm // $6 // Tickets

Saturday: SHIM, Whalebones, Hobosexual, Pipsisewah

Fans of good ol’ fashion Rock will be pleased by our lineup this Saturday. SHIM is everything you expect from an arena rock band complete with big hair, heavy guitars and fist-pumping anthems.

Whalebones and Hobosexual have already graced our stage in recent months and return to brandish their respective shredding riffs and head banging while Pipsisewah makes their much-anticipated debut to Columbia City.

9pm // $8 // Tickets

Sunday: The River Rust

Close your weekend out with another returning band as the one man show The River Rust plays in the Bourbon once again.

9pm // FREE

This Weekend: Sound on the Sound Presents: Damien Jurado, Low Hums

5 Jan

Friday: Sound on the Sound Presents: Damien Jurado, Widower, Tony Kevin Jr.

Damien Jurado

We are very excited to be hosting another Sound on the Sound Presents show at the Columbia City Theater this Friday. Our first show of the new year will feature three amazing Seattle songwriters with Damien Jurado, Widower, and Tony Kevin Jr.

Tickets are going fast so you better act quick if you want to see this amazing line up!

9pm//$12 adv – $14 day of show//Tickets

Saturday: Low Hums, Amateur Radio Operator, Gems

Join us Saturday for a night of minimalist Mexicali rock with Low Hums. Their eerie psychedelic music will be perfectly paired with the dark haunting indie rock of Amateur Radio Operator. Opening up the night will be the drums and keyboard sounds of Gems. These three bands will create an evening of ominous atmosphere that is sure to stick with you the whole weekend.


Sing Noel Presents: A Holiday Concert

20 Dec

Sing Noel presents: A Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 21st
7:30 PM

Suggested donation: $5.00

The Sing Noel repertoire is a spirited mix of traditional songs and carols, which avoids the usual holiday standards. The group was created in the late ‘70s by members of the Franklin High School Bel Cantos Choir. It has evolved or the years and is now directed by the inspiring and talented, Lynn Hall.

Sing Noel concerts are always casual and fun. Come join us! And make sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots.

This Weekend: Thaddillac, Cobirds Unite, Douglas County Daughters

16 Dec

Friday: Thaddillac, Pickwick (release show), Fly Moon Royalty

We have quite a spectacular line up of shows this weekend kicking off Friday with a night of soulful rock.  Headlining will be Thaddillac, formerly of Maktub. Here’s a sample of what to expect from this versatile guitarist:

Also on the bill will be Pickwick, who will be celebrating their new release, Myths: Volume II. Here’s a promo we shot of them warning of the dangers of the studio:

And we’re pleased to have Columbia City’s own Fly Moon Royalty opening up the show.

9pm // $10 // Tickets

Saturday: Cobirds Unite, Goldfinch (release show), Trespassers William

Rachel Flotard of Visqueen and Rusty Willoughby return to the Columbia City Theater on Saturday as Cobirds Unite. These two performed their gorgeous songs on our stage back in September and we couldn’t wait to have them back.

Celebrating the release of their new single Vacant Lot with it’s B-side, Elephant will be Tacoma band Goldfinch. This five-piece had been on a summer-long hiatus to write and record new material and now are ready to display the fruits of their labor. You can listen to the new single here.

Opening up the night will be the local indie rock, dream pop band Trespassers William.

9pm // $8 // Tickets

Sunday: Douglas County Daughters

Our free show in the Bourbon Bar on Sunday will be the rootsy, sibling band Douglas County Daughters.

7pm // FREE

This Weekend: Indian Valley Line (Free Show), Karaoke Battle in Seattle, Michel Navedo

9 Dec

Friday: Indian Valley Line, Elk & Boar (Free Show)

Indian Valley Line, a band scattered across three states, will be united for a rare performance in the Bourbon Bar on Friday. Well, mostly united. Drummer Ben Boyden won’t be there, but the rest of the guys will be playing along with special guests Paul Hirschl (Goldfinch) and Steve Norman (Goldfinch, Big Sur, about 30 other bands). Opening up this free show will be the Tacoma band Elk & Boar.

You can hear and download Peggy, Sonoma and a Boxcar by Indian Valley Line here.


Saturday: Karaoke Battle in Seattle

This past week, contestants have been competing at Karaoke bars all over town hoping to qualify for the 2010 Karaoke Battle in Seattle presented by Absolute Karaoke. Up to $1000 in cash and prizes will be given away during the finals at the Columbia City Theater this Saturday. Come witness the best singers in the city belt it out for the championship.


Sunday: Michel Navedo

We’re so happy to have one of our favorites back in the Bourbon Bar on Sunday. Michel Navedo, one of the finest trumpet players this city has to offer is returning for another free performance. Relax with a fine bourbon or one of our specialty cocktails and appreciate this fine talent.


This Weekend: The Ironclads, Shenandoah Davis, The River Rust

2 Dec

Friday: Sound on the Sound Presents: The Ironclads, M. Bison, Joseph Giant

The Ironclads

Our dear friends at Sound on the Sound have put together another stellar lineup for us this Friday. The Columbia City Theater is honored to host The Ironclads, a band you don’t get many opportunities to see these days as it’s members currently live in different states. We highly recommend you take advantage of this rare chance because The Ironclads give it their all on stage. Also playing will be the complex yet catchy M. Bison and Joseph Giant – whose infectious pop songs have been playing on repeat on my computer all morning. You’re going to have some songs stuck in your head after this show.


Saturday: Shenandoah Davis (Release Party), Cataldo, Ivan & Alyosha, Thousands

The talented Shenandoah Davis will grace our stage on Saturday night and will be backed up by the Passenger String Quartet. Shenandoah has performed at the Theater a few times already with her band Grand Hallway and was also part of last weekend’s Tribute to Harry Smith, but we are excited to have her play songs from her solo project. Here is a little something we put together in honor of this show.

The man behind Cataldo is Eric Anderson and his band is made up of a rotating cast of musicians. His indie folk rock consists of catchy melodies and clever lyrics. Complimenting that sound perfectly will be Ivan & Alyosha. Lead singer Tim Wilson’s soaring vocals float over traditional pop progressions to make for a sweetly satisfying experience. Opening up the night will be Thousands, an acoustic duo from Seattle.


Sunday: The River Rust

Our free Sunday show in the Bourbon Bar will be The River Rust. This one man band makes use of  guitar, percussion and looping techniques to create a rich texture of sound.


This Weekend: A Tribute To Harry Smith, The Atomic Bombshells, Michel Navedo

24 Nov

Friday: American Standard Time Presents: A Tribute To Harry Smith

Harry Smith

We have a very special show in store for you this Friday night as the Columbia City Theater will be hosting A Tribute to Harry Smith. Harry Smith, a record collector and music historian, put together The Anthology Of American Folk Music back in 1952, a compilation chronicling old and forgotten folk and roots music from the 1920’s and 30’s. In the words of our hosts for the evening, KEXP DJs Greg Vandy and Kurt B. Reighley, the Anthology is “the first and best-ever mixtape.”

You can find out a lot more about Harry Smith and his legacy over at Greg Vandy’s website, American Standard Time, as well as this interview with Greg by Chris Burlingame at Another Rainy Saturday.

A whole host of local musicians will be performing songs from the Anthology including:

Zoe Muth
Shenandoah Davis
Gravel Road
Levi Fuller
Cahalan Morrison & Eli West
Barton Carroll
Josh Rabie of Water Tower Bucket Boys
& more

It’s going to be special night of great music and old stories. Don’t miss out.


Saturday: The Atomic Bombshells, Michel Navedo

This is it, folks. Saturday night will be the final performance of The Atomic Bombshell’s current run at The Columbia City Theater. We’ve really enjoyed having Jasper and the girls up on our stage every Saturday this month but all good things must come to an end. Each night so far has been sold out and tickets for this last one are going fast. Save your appetites as we’ll have table service so you’ll be able to enjoy our new food options during the show. Remember that seating is limited so get there early!

Once again we’re happy to have Michel Navedo perform in the Bourbon Bar with two sets bookending the Bombshells show. There’s no better way to wrap up the night then listening to Michel’s New Orleans-style jazz while sipping on one of our many selections of bourbon. It’s free and the first set starts at 8pm.

9pm//$20//Tickets (Michel Navedo plays at 8pm and 11pm in the Bourbon. Free show)