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Thursday: Gigs4Good present Curtains For You, Kelli Schaefer

29 Jun

Team Up for Nonprofits & KEXP presents Gigs4Good #7 featuring Curtains For You and Kelli Schaefer benefiting Arts Corps.

Come and experience a great night of music for a cause with two very talented bands from the Pacific North West.  Seattle’s Curtains for You, who have just released their third album, will be supported by Portland’s rising star Kelli Schaefer to benefit Arts Corps at one of Seattle’s most majestic live music venues, The Columbia City Theater.

Arts Corps mission is to promote student learning through nationally recognized arts education programs, community collaboration and advocacy. Arts Corps was founded in 2000 to address the inequities in our educational system that limit opportunities for low-income and underserved youth. Each year, they bring dynamic arts learning programs to more than 2,000 young people at 40 schools, community centers, residential treatment centers and low income housing sites. Their classes are proven to build creative habits such as imagining possibilities, reflection, persistence, critical thinking, discipline  skills that are increasingly tied to student achievement in school and to college and career readiness.  This Gigs4Good concert will directly support Arts Corps’ arts education program for youth. Arts Corps offers subsidies of up to 40% to the majority of our partners – schools and community centers serving primarily youth who qualify for free- and reduced-price lunch. The rest of our costs must be raised through private funds.  At Arts Corps, they know that creativity is opportunity. Together, we can give young people their opportunity to soar.

Curtains For You, a five-piece band from Seattle, harmonize thoughtful lyrics over upbeat piano and ragtime tinged pop.  They have just released their 3rd full-length album, After Nights Without Sleep on the independent label Spark and Shine.  The band has been hard at work in 2011, opening a sold-out show for The Head and the Heart, playing throughout the region from Portland to Bellingham, making their debut television performance on New Day Northwest, receiving regular airplay from KEXP and headlining their own sold-out show at the Columbia City Theatre in mid-May.

Portland’s Kelli Schaefer is known to hush a noisy bar and turn all of the heads in the room. Her most obvious quality is the voice she was born with – a smooth, hypnotic tone, with a deeply soulful growl, but that’s not to say she is just a girl born with a good voice. She has worked hard to develop songwriting prowess which combined with the fact that she has something deeply personal to say has produced both an incredible album titled “Ghost of the Beast” and performances that witnesses rave about.

Team Up for Nonprofits mission is to build capacity for nonprofit organizations by cultivating a new generation of engaged supporters through the power of music and social media. Our Gigs4Good benefits raise funds and awareness for the nonprofits we partner with and provide an entertaining and accessible opportunity for people to support organizations making a difference.  With Team Up you buy the tickets, we bring the music, nonprofits get the money!

A huge thank you to Zebigo for sponsoring this event.  Without our sponsors Team up could not produce our Gigs4Good events so we hope you will support them in return.

7:30pm // $20 advance – $25 day of – $15 with student ID // Tickets

This Weekend: SIFF Free Preview, Virgin Islands (record release), Curtains For You (record release)

12 May

Friday: SIFF Free Preview Night, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Virgin Islands (record release), The Fucking Eagles, Sugar Sugar Sugar

This weekend we’ve got back to back record releases from two incredible local bands, but before Friday’s show kicks off the Seattle International Film Festival will be hosting a special free preview night. SIFF will be feature women-directed films that will be screening at this years festival. The preview begins at 7pm in the Bourbon Bar.

Stick around after the screening for a night of epic rock as The Stranger and Sonic Boom Records present the release of the new Virgin Islands record, Ernie Chambers v. God. Also playing are some our favorite guys, Hounds of the Wild Hunt. And if that isn’t enough for you we’ve also got The Fucking Eagles and Sugar Sugar Sugar

9pm // $8 // Tickets

Saturday: Curtains For You (record release), Shelby Earl, Derby, Ghosts I’ve Met

We’re pleased to host the lovely Curtains For You for their record release show on Saturday. For an insightful, revealing conversation with the band, take a look at this recent interview with Matt and Mike Gervais by our very own Mark Jones and Luke Williams:



The rest of Saturday’s lineup is quite impressive with Shelby Earl, Portland band Derby and Seattle’s own Ghosts I’ve Met. Tickets are going very fast for this one, so make sure you pick yours up before their all gone.

9pm // $10 // Tickets

This Weekend: Sunday Evening Whiskey Club, Columbia City Round with Drew Grow, Matt and Mike Gervais, and Shenandoah Davis

18 Mar

Friday: Sunday Evening Whiskey Club, Pufferfish, Ryan Purcell and the Last Round

Sunday Evening Whiskey Club

Friday will be a night of roots and rock as the talented Sunday Evening Whiskey Club take the stage playing country and bluegrass. Also on the bill is Pufferfish and opening up the night will be Ryan Purcell and the Last Round.

9pm // $10 // Tickets

Saturday: The Columbia City Round with Drew Grow, Matt and Mike Gervais (Curtains For You), Shenandoah Davis, art by Fritha Strand

We are extremely proud to be home to the first Columbia City Round this Saturday! The Round is a unique format that encourages artistic collaboration across mediums as musicians take the stage alongside visual artists and poets. The performance consists of a series of rounds where each musician takes a turns playing songs followed by a poem. Throughout the entire performance visual artists start and complete a unique piece of art inspired by the music and poetry.

This week we’re happy to have several friends of the theater participate in our first round. the musicians will be Drew Grow (Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives) Matt and Mike Gervais (Curtains For You) and Shenandoah Davis who has played a the theater solo and with her band Grand Hallway.

The artist will be Fritha Strand whose work was showcased in The Bourbon recently.

9pm // $8 advance – $10 day of show // Tickets

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