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Live music calendar: April 5–14, 2024

Jesse Stanton's weekly picks and other live shows in Whatcom County

Chris "CHRVNS" Evans closes out the Ebony Gala March 1 at Sehome High School. CHRVNS will open for Miles Ebony & the Deep Cuts Friday, April 12 at The Blue Room. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Jesse Stanton CDN Contributor

JESSE’S PICKS

Mike Faast Quartet
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, Anacortes Rockfish Grill, 320 Commercial Ave., Anacortes

Mike Faast is a superb guitar player and singer who mixes the sounds of classic jazz, swing and country into a lovely blend all his own. Think of the jazzy side of Willie Nelson and you’re in the ballpark. We caught a show of his at Skylarks a few months ago with an intergenerational family group and everybody had a great time. He’ll be at the Rockfish Grill with a quartet on Wednesday, April 10. 

Bilongo
6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, Zeeks Pizza, 2416 Meridian St.

Bilongo is a Latin jazz ensemble featuring a bunch of the best jazz players in town. Zeeks Pizza has enough floor space that you just might see some dancers out there when they play on Thursday, April 11.

Miles Ebony & the Deep Cuts, CHRVNS
9 p.m. Friday, April 12, The Blue Room, 202 E. Holly St., Suite 301

Miles and Ebony Harris and their band The Deep Cuts are hard at work on a new album to showcase their fiery blues/rock/soul blend. They’ll be releasing the first few songs to coincide with their show on Friday, April 12 at The Blue Room. The show also features hip-hop from CHRVNS to get things started. 

CYTRUS
9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Seattle’s synth-heavy funkateers CYTRUS are back at the Wild Buffalo on Saturday, April 13. Compared to other groups of that ilk, they tend more toward intricate, surprise-packed compositions instead of just jamming out. McTuff opens the show with a set of funky organ-powered jazz. 


OTHER EVENTS

Friday, April 5

  • The Admiralty Lounge: 7 p.m., JP Falcon Grady
  • Aslan Depot: 7 p.m., BJ Block Trio (jazz/funk)
  • Bistro at Shuksan: 5 p.m., Thomas Harris Quartet (jazz)
  • The Blue Room: 8 p.m., King Youngblood, Dr. Madd Vibe and the Missin’ Links, Down North, Actress
  • Corner Taphouse: 7 p.m., Dry Martini (jazz)
  • Eagle Haven: 7 p.m., Michael Dayvid
  • El Capitan’s: 7 p.m., Open Mic
  • FireHouse Arts and Events Center: 7 p.m., Early Birds Baroque Ensemble 
  • Greene’s Corner: 6 p.m., Doug Allen & Son (folk)
  • Honey Moon: 8 p.m., Emily Freudenberger, Idaho Shining Stars, Harlow
  • McIntyre Hall: 7:30 p.m., Oumou Sangare
  • Ritual Records: 6 p.m., LipStitch, Cat Positive, The Hobby (rock)
  • The Shakedown: 9 p.m., Torpedo, Torch, Done to Death (rock)
  • Skagit Casino: 8 p.m., Rumor 6
  • Skagit Cellars: 6 p.m., Eric Kosarot & Rosahlee (folk)
  • Skylark’s: 8 p.m., Jill Newman
  • Stones Throw: 6 p.m., High Mountain String Band (bluegrass)
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues)
  • The Vault: 7 p.m., Adrian Clarke
  • Wild Buffalo: 9 p.m., Asher Roth, YT Suns, SYLKROAD, Martii McFly, KraymerGDot

Saturday, April 6

  • Birdsview Brewing: 6 p.m., Wes Jones
  • The Blue Room: 9 p.m., Magenta Wave, Acrylic Angel, Spanky & The Bears (rock)
  • Brown Lantern: 9 p.m., Cascade Cody and his Unpulled Bootstraps
  • Conway Muse: 8 p.m., James Howard Band 
  • Greene’s Corner: 6 p.m., Ireland Woods and Samuel Harris
  • Honey Moon: 8 p.m., David Donohue (folk)
  • Larrabee Lager: 6 p.m., Chuck and Carr
  • Make.Shift: 8 p.m., Rose & The Sleeping Giants, ff00ff, The Cutwinkles, Mikey Muffins
  • Main Street: 8:30 p.m., The Takers (hard rock covers)
  • Old Edison: 8 p.m., The Hip (funk/R&B)
  • Ramble Tamble: 7 p.m., Joel Martin’s Grateful Zone 
  • Rockfish: 7:30 p.m., Sheri Roberts Greimes and Jo Mamma (rock/blues/country)
  • Skagit Casino: 8 p.m., Rumor 6
  • Skylark’s: 8 p.m., The Three Radicals (classic rock)
  • Stones Throw: Block Party ft. Band of Havilah, 2:30 p.m., Hopnotic, 5 p.m.
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues) 
  • Wild Buffalo: 9 p.m., Ivy Lab, Jon1st, Ceilia, Keags (electronic)

Sunday, April 7

  • The Admiralty Lounge: 7 p.m., Tim Mechling & Hannah Wyatt
  • The Blue Room: 3 p.m., Cape Flattery, Morgan McHugh (folk)
  • Kulshan: 5 p.m., Brenna Larson (singer-songwriter)
  • McIntyre Hall: 2 p.m., Northwinds Quintet (chamber music)
  • Old Edison: 5:30 p.m., Orville Johnson Band
  • Paws for A Beer: 2 p.m., Michael Dayvid
  • Ramble Tamble: 7 p.m., Open Mic
  • Tokyo Monster: 4 p.m., Singers’ Sunday
  • Wild Buffalo: 7 p.m., Ryan Montbleau, guests

Monday, April 8

  • FireHouse Arts and Events Center: 3:30 p.m., Mark Nichols and Friends

Tuesday, April 9

  • Aslan Depot: 8 p.m., Jazz Night
  • Beach Cat Brewing: 6 p.m., Michael Dayvid
  • Menace: 7 p.m.,  Invitational Blues Jam
  • Ono Kitchen: 7 p.m., Open Mic 
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Marvin Johnson
  • Underground Coffeehouse: 7 p.m., Open Mic

Wednesday, April 10

  • The Blue Room: 7 p.m., Message Received (jazz) 
  • FireHouse Arts and Events Center: 6:30 p.m., June Iida Quintet (jazz)
  • Honey Moon: 8 p.m., Open Mic
  • Rockfish: 6 p.m., Mike Faast Quartet
  • Schweinhaus: 8:30 p.m., Guava Tree, Asakujaku (indie/psych)
  • Sliced: 6 p.m., Chuck Dingee (acoustic covers)
  • Stones Throw: 6 p.m., Charlie Partin
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Marvin Johnson

Thursday, April 11

  • The Admiralty Lounge: 7 p.m., Calaskan (Celtic)
  • The Blue Room: 9 p.m., Electric Solstice ft. DJ Fades, Burnz, ET, Space E
  • Brown Lantern: 8:30 p.m., Open Mic
  • Farmstrong Brewing Co.: 6 p.m., Sweetwood
  • Honey Moon: 8 p.m., Caitlin Jemma, Robert Sarazin Blake
  • Lincoln Theatre: 7:30 p.m., The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock ‘n’ roll/R&B)
  • Thirsty Badger: 7 p.m., Open Mic
  • That’s What I Like: 6 p.m, JP Falcon and Friends (folk/rock)
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Diane Leigh
  • Zeek’s: 7 p.m., Bilongo (Latin jazz)

Friday, April 12

  • Bistro at Shuksan: 5 p.m., Thomas Harris Quartet (jazz)
  • The Blue Room: 9 p.m., Miles Ebony & The Deep Cuts, CHRVNS
  • Eagle Haven: 6 p.m., Marcia Kester (blues)
  • Greene’s Corner: 6 p.m., Tenderpile’s Smile Aisle (jazz)
  • Honey Moon: 8 p.m., Jay Irwin & The GP Sunsets
  • Karate Church: 7:30 p.m., Merlock, Empress, Wet Temple, Oath ov Hatred (metal)
  • Ramble Tamble: 9 p.m., DJ Feralcat, Obzedat, guests (house/techno)
  • Skagit Cellars: 6 p.m., Mike Hopkins
  • Skylark’s: 8 p.m., Rose and Joel
  • Stones Throw: 6 p.m., JP Falcon
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues)
  • The Vault: 7 p.m., Michael Dayvid
  • Wild Buffalo: 9 p.m., Stickybuds, Squanch, Silk Jammies, LargR

Saturday, April 13

  • Birdsview Brewing: 6 p.m., Sandy Rowe
  • Conway Muse: 8 p.m., Pacific Twang
  • Corner Taphouse: 7 p.m., Michael Dayvid
  • Graham’s: 8 p.m., Luau Cinder (funk/jam)
  • Honey Moon: 8 p.m., John Bellows
  • Make.Shift: 6 p.m., Open Mic
  • Mount Baker Theatre: 7:30 p.m., Uptown (R&B/Motown)
  • Old Edison: 8 p.m., The Dimes (rockabilly/blues)
  • Ramble Tamble: 8 p.m., The Hobby, Chubasco, Mikey Muffins (folk/punk)
  • Rockfish: 7:30 p.m., John Stephan Band  (blues)
  • The Shakedown: 9 p.m., Pure Halcyon, Frog Rocket, Cowboy Guts (rock)
  • Skylark’s: 8 p.m., Marley Dzis (jazz/bossa nova/R&B)
  • Stones Throw: 6 p.m., Michele D’Amour & The Love Dealers
  • Tokyo Monster: 5:30 p.m., Cheryl Hodge (jazz/blues) 
  • Wild Buffalo: 9 p.m., CYTRUS, McTuff

Sunday, April 14

  • Beach Cat Brewing: 5 p.m., Michael Dayvid
  • Kulshan: 5 p.m., Cardova
  • Littlefield Celtic Center: 3 p.m., Dick Hensold & Patsy O’Brien
  • Old Edison: 5:30 p.m., The Bow Diddlers
  • Ramble Tamble: 7 p.m., Open Mic
  • Tokyo Monster: 4 p.m., Singers’ Sunday

The Beat Goes On: Tuning in to Bellingham’s KZAX radio station ]

Jesse Stanton's music column, The Beat Goes On, and his compilation list of live music events in Whatcom County appear weekly. Reach him at jsbhammusic@gmail.com; @JSBhamMusic. Check with individual venues to make sure events are still taking place as scheduled.

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