Tag Archives: Sound on the Sound

Thursday: The Collective Presents Le Wrens, Ben Fisher, Andrew Anderson, Prom Queen

2 Nov

“The Collective” is a collaboration between sister companies; Artist Home, Sound on the Sound, and The Warehouse. Once every three months, the Collective presents a “Best of the New” showcase at the Columbia City Theater with the mission of using our combined influence to help jump start the careers of our favorite brand new artists to the NW music community.

Past artists featured on the Collective “Best of the New” series include such notable names in NW music as, Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, Land of Pines, Youth Rescue Mission, Hannalee, The Solvents, and Fort Union!

Join us on November 3rd as we introduce 4 exciting new artists to the NW Community FOR FREE!!!!

Le Wrens
Ben Fisher
Andrew Anderson
Prom Queen

8pm // FREE

This Weekend: Sound on the Sound Presents Pipsisewah, Lower Lights Burning, Rogue Valley

14 Oct

Friday: Sound on the Sound Presents Pipsisewah (7″ release), The Golden Blondes, Dude York

Pipsisewah

Our friends at Sound on the Sound have put together a rocking lineup for their monthly showcase at the theater. This time around we have Pipsisewah and the release of their new 7″. Rounding out the bill are The Golden Blondes and Dude York.

9pm // $5 // Tickets available at the door

Saturday: Lower Lights Burning (record release), Kris Doty (Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives, Kelli Schaefer), Hannah Williams (Youth Rescue Mission)

Saturday we play host to another record release party as Lower Lights Burning headline the night. Supporting them on the bill is a couple solo performances by members of some fantastic NW bands. Kris Doty (bassist for Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives and Kelli Schaefer) will pick up the guitar for a set of her solo work and Hannah Williams (of Youth Rescue Mission) starts the night off.

9pm // $7 // Tickets

Sunday: Rogue Valley, Sean Neil, The Parade Schedule


Rogue Valley


Finish out the weekend with the dreamy indie folk band out of Minneapolis band, Rogue Valley. Sean Neil will play main support and Matt Kinder’s powerful songwriting opens the night with his band The Parade Schedule.

8pm // $6 // Tickets available at the door

This Weekend: Pickwick, Noah Gundersen (record release), Drew Victor

5 Aug

Friday: Sound on the Sound Presents: Pickwick, American Girls, The Mallard (sold out!)

Sound on the Sound is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a incredible lineup this Friday. So incredible, in fact, that this show with indie soul band Pickwick and Tom Petty cover band American Girls is all sold out. For those of you who couldn’t get tickets enjoy this helpful safety video below. The Mallard opens the show.


9pm // $10 advance – $12 door // Tickets

Saturday: Noah Gundersen (record release), Zach Fleury, Le Wrens

Noah Gundersen releases his new record, Family, Saturday night and will be joined by Zach Fleury and Le Wrens. Goldfinch was originally booked for the evening but had to drop out due to illness.

9pm // $8 // Tickets

Sunday: Drew Victor (free in The Bourbon)

Join us for a free show in The Bourbon on Sunday with local songwriter Drew Victor.

8pm // FREE

This Thursday: The Collective Presents: Best of the New III (Free show)

15 Jun

This Thursday the Columbia City Theater will be host to the Collective’s third Best of the New show. The Collective consists of three great organizations promoting and presenting music in the NW. Artist Home, Sound on the Sound and the Warehouse have teamed up to showcase four relatively new and unknown bands that are on track to make some big waves in the near future.

Fort Union, photo by Dylan Priest

This time around will feature the ambient country-tinged rock of Fort Union, the indie-psychedelia of Moya, the sweet, timeless harmonies of Hannalee and the stirring songwriting of Stephen Nielsen.

Former bands featured by the Collective include Lemolo, Youth Rescue Mission, Rockwell Powers, Bryan John Appleby and Land of Pines. Not a bad track record.

Best of all the show is FREE!

8pm // FREE

Saturday: Happy Hour with Lary Barilleau, Noise For the Needy presents Loch Lomond

10 Jun

We’ve got a lot of great stuff at Columbia City Theater this Saturday starting off in the Bourbon with a special happy hour show with Lary Barilleau. Enjoy our great new menu and drink specials while Lary and his band entertain you with their fiery latin jazz.

5pm – 7pm // FREE

And starting at 9pm we open the doors to theater for a night of incredible music for an important cause. Noise For the Needy and Sound on the Sound have teamed up to present a dream lineup with Portland’s Loch Lomond, Big Sur, Goldfinch and The Horde & the Harem with DJ Doo Right spinning records in between sets.

Loch Lomond

The proceeds from this show will go to benefit Real Change, an outstanding organization that strives “to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic justice.” Come support a great cause and enjoy a night of some of the best talent in the Northwest.

9pm // $12 // Tickets

Thursday: Doe Bay Fest Announcement Party

1 Jun

Doe Bay

The fourth annual Doe Bay Fest sold out in two minutes this year which is quite a feat in it’s own right, but what’s even more incredible is that not a single band has been announced yet. Well, we are proud to be hosting the lineup announcement party for Doe Bay Fest this Thursday.

Admission is only available to those who purchased tickets to the festival so if you were one of the lucky ones who got them in time be sure to head down to the theater for this very special event. We’ll be announcing the entire lineup and a few of the artists playing the festival will perform on stage. Sound on the Sound will be spinning records in the Bourbon before the show starting at 7pm

Doe Bay Fest will take place on Orcas Island on Aug. 11-14. It’s been touted as one of the best music festivals in the Northwest for it’s intimate, welcoming musical experience and pristinely beautiful location.

8pm // Free for Doe Bay Fest ticketholders with a valid photo ID

This Weekend: Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Youth Rescue Mission (record release)

2 Mar

Thursday: Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Squirrel Butter, Ben Gilmer

We are happy to announce we are now having shows on Thursdays!  And our first Thursday show will be some old-timey Americana as Cahalen Morrison & Eli West wow you with some amazing picking and back woods harmonies. Here’s a video from when they performed on our stage for the Harry Smith Tribute back in November:

Also playing that night will be Squirrel Butter and Ben Gilmer.

9pm // $6 // Tickets

Friday: Sound on the Sound Presents: Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, AgesandAges, Baltic Cousins, Battle School (free in the Bourbon!)

Friday will be a very special night at the theater as Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives makes their return performance after Drew was injured in a severe car accident last January. Two weeks ago, the Seattle music community came out in full force (for this Portland artist) and raised some much need funds at Drew’s benefit show. Now’s your chance to see this incredible performer back on stage where he belongs.

Opening up the night for this Sound on the Sound Presents show will be Baltic Cousins followed by another great Portland band, AgesandAges. Check out their new video:

Battle School will kick things off with a free show in the Bourbon starting at 8pm!

9pm // $10 advance – $12 day of show // Tickets

Saturday: Grand Hallway, Youth Rescue Mission (record release), Heatwarmer, Sean Neil & Stella Maxwell (free in the Bourbon!)

Youth Rescue Mission

Wow, what a weekend! We are so excited to host the release to Youth Rescue Mission‘s debut record which was recorded by our very own Gary Mula at The Bani-Love, the recording studio located at Columbia City Theater. Headlining the night will be another band dear to us, Grand Hallway, who played one of our grand opening shows last June.

Heatwarmer opens up the evening in the theater and Sean Neil (Dynamite Boy) and Stella Maxwell (Cruiserweight) play a free show in the Bourbon at 8pm.

9pm // $10 advance – $12 day of show // Tickets

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.

9pm//$7//Tickets

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.

9pm//$8//Tickets

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.

9pm//$10//Tickets

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.

7pm//FREE

This Weekend: Black Whales, The Atomic Bombshells

3 Nov

Friday: Sound On The Sound Presents – Black Whales, Dan Mangan, Jared Mees & The Grown Children

Our dear friends at Sound on the Sound will be presenting another night of incredible music at the theater. Their monthly shows have yet to disappoint and it looks like this Friday’s show will be no different. Seattle’s own Black Whales will be joined by Dan Mangan of Vancouver, Canada and Jared Mees and the Grown Children of Portland, OR for a night of catchy pop rock from the Pacific Northwest.

9pm // $10 // Tickets

Here’s a sample to tide you over:

Saturday: The Atomic Bombshells

The Bombshells are back! The internationally renowned Atomic Bombshells are returning to The Columbia City Theater with their sultry and sassy burlesque show. They will be performing in the theater every Saturday in November but each show will be different. You can buy tickets for individual shows here or get in to all four shows the price of three here. Jazz great Michel Navedo will start off the night with a free show in the Bourbon at 7pm.

9pm // $20 // Tickets (all four shows for $60)