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This Weekend: Ivan and Alyosha, Stripped Screw Burlesque, Blvd Park

6 Oct

Friday: KEXP Presents: Ivan & Alyosha, Jessica Dobson, Koko & the Sweetmeats


Ivan & Alyosha



The Columbia City Theater and KEXP are proud to present Ivan & Alyosha performing this Friday. This catchy, harmony driven pop band will be joined by Jessica Dobson and the power soul of Koko & the Sweetmeats.

9pm // $10 // Tickets

Saturday: Stripped Screw Burlesque: Keep It Up

*Stripped Screw Burlesque Presents: Keep It Up!*
A Birthday Suit Salute and Festive Farewell to Roxie Moxie

It’s Stripped Screw Burlesque’s 2nd birthday, and we want to show you our birthday suits! Join the sassy, scintillating ladies of Stripped Screw for “Keep It Up!”  a dazzling Birthday Suit Salute and Festive Farewell to Roxie Moxie on October 8th at Columbia City Theater.

…We’ll be performing your all-time favorite Stripped Screw acts and throwing in a few new birthday surprises  including special guest appearances by Jesse Belle Jones, Iva Handfull, The Luminous Pariah, Bella Bijoux and Tin Pan Sally with Randi Rascal and Wiggy Stardust! From peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to voodoo priestesses to Patrick Swayze’s huge mounds (of clay), this show has all the irreverent gritty-glossy-glam-sexy performance stylings our Stripped Screw fans have come to know and love.

Also please join us in wishing a fond, festive farewell to the lovely Roxie Moxie, who is leaving Stripped Screw to return to Austin, Texas, where we know she’ll continue to rock the audience so very, very hard. We’re going to miss our tiniest little Screw!

Starring Stripped Screw Burlesque: Minetta Lane, Roxie Moxie, Violet Tendencies, Stella D’Letto, Kutie LaBootie and Kylie Koyote!

with the illustrious Lord Richard Longfellow ably assisting.

9pm // $18 advance – $22 door // Tickets

Sunday: Blvd Park, River Whyless, Sazerac Orchestra

This Sunday the gypsy folk rock Blvd Park will be joined by the rootsy band from North Carolina, River Whyless. Sazerac Orchestra opens the night with Balkan and Eastern European folk music.

8pm // $10 // Tickets

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: 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
Pufferfish
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.

9pm//$8//Tickets

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)