Flowers Black and Friends
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Flowers Black and Friends

Join us for a great night of music from Flowers Black (Darren Loucas, Rebecca Young, and Aimee Zoe) and their pals, including, Jake London, Betsy Olson, Lesly Braly and Ed Brooks from Pineola and maybe more!

Doors at 8pm. Music starts 8:30ish. Cover charge on the your bill.


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Baby Gramps and Jason Webley
Jun
2
8:30 PM20:30

Baby Gramps and Jason Webley


A night with Baby Gramps http://www.babygramps.com/
"When he performs, it’s part guitar virtuosity and part clowning around, and he often works with charities. A Seattle mainstay for nearly 50 years, Gramps qualifies as an outsider artist. With the heart of a genius, no musical training, his own vocabulary and a voice like Popeye the Sailor, he’s a cross between an early 1900s hobo and a “Sesame Street” character."
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Jason Webley https://jasonwebley.bandcamp.com/
Webley plays various instruments on his albums, including guitar, accordion, piano, marimba, and glockenspiel; when he tours, however, he usually only brings his guitar, an accordion, and a vodka bottle filled with coins from around the world. He has been known to do short tours with a backing band. Webley has performed at several festivals, including Burning Man, Glastonbury Festival, VanFest, and the Oregon Country Fair.[6] His sound has been compared to Tom Waits,[5] Vladimir Vysotsky,[7] Leonard Cohen,[5] and Bob Dylan.[8]

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Spiral Stairs (Pavement) with Oldface
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Spiral Stairs (Pavement) with Oldface

Thursday May 30th, Albatross Presents: Spiral Stairs - 8 pm - Get here early for tickets or buy online - 15$ (Limited Seating)

"Recent technological advances have had a massive impact on how people access music, allowing all and sundry to feast on songs of all persuasions at the tap of a button that previously may have taken years of searching – not to mention significant outlay – to get their hands on.

But it’s not just hordes of youngsters honing their musical chops by disappearing down internet rabbit holes to expand their musical vocabularies, bona fide indie rock legends are getting in on the action as well.

For his feelgood third solo album We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized, Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg – best known to the musical world as Spiral Stairs – concocted some of the most fun and accessible music of his storied career by expanding his musical repertoire, in the process embracing some sounds and artists which for some reason or other slipped through the cracks as he took alternative rock to the world during his action-packed youth."

https://www.prekindle.com/event/75898-spiral-stairs-pavement-preston-school-of-industry-live-in-seattle-seattle

https://www.ninemiletouring.com/ss.html

Special Guest: Old Face - Rock, Garage Rock, Indie, Space Rock

Eric Woodruff: Guitar & Vocals, Drums Oliver Herrin: Guitar & Vocals, Drums and Dave Hawthorne: Bass Guitar

https://oldface.bandcamp.com/

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Charming Disaster and Baby Gramps
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Charming Disaster and Baby Gramps

Underwood Stables presents Brooklyn folk-noir duo Charming Disaster and legendary vaudevillian Baby Gramps at Seattle's Hotel Albatross Ballard, a safe haven for marooned souls. 8pm, $15.

Charming Disaster:
Brooklyn, NY based musical duo Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by singer/songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, combining vocal harmonies and clever lyrics with ukulele, guitar, and virtuosic foot percussion to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility. In their critically acclaimed albums Love, Crime & Other Trouble (2015) and Cautionary Tales (2017), they have explored themes like love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal. Their song “Ghost Story” was featured on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and they have toured around the United States, playing bars, clubs, museums, and the occasional historic cemetery.

“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” - Yes! Weekly

Listen: http://charmingdisaster.com/music

Baby Gramps:
Baby Gramps, Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian, has been performing and touring in the US, Europe, and Australia for 50 years. Audiences of all ages and musical tastes find him entertaining and are amazed by his acoustic guitar skills, vocalistentics, and spontaneity. His music is rooted in the 20's and 30's Americana and includes originals with wordplay and sing-a-longs. He has an endless and varied repertoire which he draws upon to complement the ambiance of the show.

"Mixing the myth-making mystique of a traveling troubadour of the past with an incredible array of musical influences ranging from the blues, folk, country, jazz, ragtime, sea shanties and other sounds from around the world, there is no other performer out there on the road today quite like Baby Gramps." –Sean McCourt, Santa Cruz Sentinel

More info: www.babygramps.com


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Reed Turchi
Feb
17
8:30 PM20:30

Reed Turchi


What began as an obsession with Mississippi Hill Country blues has become a burgeoning blues orchestra at the vanguard of a new American roots music. Raised in the Swannanoa valley of Western North Carolina, multi-instrumentalist Reed Turchi is a producer, label head, band leader and solo artist. He's also a master of guitar driven blues that shapeshift seamlessly between acoustic slide, electric juke joint boogie, and the improvisational, groove-driven, massive sound of his Nashville based Kudzu Orkestra. His latest albums Tallahatchie, and Live At Soulshine evince his ability to play elemental blues solo, and to lead entire improvisational orchestras on the very same theme. - Sean Jewell

http://www.reedturchi.com/tour/

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Winter Lights
Feb
15
8:30 PM20:30

Winter Lights

Katie Blackstock and Paul Kimble - A duo made in heaven

Lerin Herzer - A poet in the making, soon to be legend surrounded by cupids

Whiting Tennis - Artist in love with the dark chords holding a secret magic wand that becomes the sun

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Your Pretty Valentine with The Moonspinners
Feb
14
8:30 PM20:30

Your Pretty Valentine with The Moonspinners

Valentine’s Evening with The Moonspinners - Music and dancing. Dinner Specials for Valentine’s day with you and yours.. Join us for a lovely show, photo booth and more..

“HOW IT ALL BEGAN: Garth and Tor are longtime musical collaborators. Garth met Annabella on the bus one day and they talked about maybe getting together to play songs by artists they both loved...some years and a couple of bands later the group of acquaintances and friends finally got together and started to play obscure tunes from artist's like Jackie De Shannon, The Shirelles, France Gall, The Stylistics, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Richard Hell and Brenda Lee to name a few...their favorite song to cover to date is Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Burt Bacharach. But wait...they do originals too, one of which is their theme song which conjures up a dream summer of 1964 and Make It Your Own, which brings to mind a scene from The Umbrella’s of Cherbourg. FIRST SHOWS: The Moonspinners first gig was in a Capitol Hill speakeasy playing to drunks, dropouts and other members of the art crowd till wee in the morning. The MoonSpinners won over the crowd with their dynamic set of songs and unique stage presence. Feeling very much at home in this setting the MoonSpinners became regulars at this particular speakeasy, working out their songs, even though frequently halted by task master Tor for hitting a wrong note or arguing on what song to play next…the crowd seemed to enjoy this behavior. “

https://www.reverbnation.com/themoonspinners

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Bartender (Italy) JR Rhodes and Jenny Van West
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Bartender (Italy) JR Rhodes and Jenny Van West

This willl be a very beautiful Evening- with www.bartendersound.com - Bartender Trio (Italy) Bartender is an original trio (acoustic guitars & voices) formed by Gabriele “Svedonio” Tardiolo, David Tordi and Valerio Bellocchio.

Six hands, three instruments and three voices that create a full band sound: this is the challenge that brought the band to produce a unique and vibrant sound, as well as a diversified and finely arranged repertoire. They are also playing the yearly Rick Steves’ Europe event in Edmonds, WA

http://www.jrrecordingco.com/ JR Rhodes featuring Dan Tyack

As a singer/songwriter, JR Rhodes' musical journey has taken her to places that are as personal as private dreams and as universal as ancient prayers. Her richly resonant voice is complemented by lyrics that are both emotionally revealing and gracefully poetic. Combining elements of jazz, folk and pop, she grounds her melodies in solid songcraft even as they soar into otherworldly atmospheres. https://jrrhodes.bandcamp.com/

https://jennyvanwestmusic.com/ Jenny Van West

With a crystalline voice that has been characterized as “somewhere between Aimee Mann and Bonnie Raitt,” Americana artist Jenny Van West has just released her new album of original songs Happiness to Burn (April 2018) to international critical acclaim.

Come join us... 8pm - 10$ (added to your bill - 100% goes to the artists) Thank you!

www.bartendersound.com - Bartender Trio (Italy)
http://www.jrrecordingco.com/ JR Rhodes
https://jennyvanwestmusic.com/ Jenny Van West

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Widower and Special Guest Tomo Nakayama
Jan
30
to Feb 8

Widower and Special Guest Tomo Nakayama

For a little more on these two marvelous performers
http://www.mamabirdrecordingco.com/widower/
"New Jersey native, Seattle staple, and off and on again New Yorker, Kevin Large has been making music under the WIDOWER moniker for over a decade. Large’s lyrically driven songwriting is reminiscent of Petty’s more mellow moments. There’s a cinematic sentiment to these songs, like a car in the rain in a Cameron Crowe film." Mama Bird Records

https://tomomusic.bandcamp.com/
"Best Folk Act, 2017" - Seattle Weekly

"When music journalists say things like 'this artist is a fixture in Seattle music,' there’s probably no one right now who fits that title better than Nakayama." - KEXP

8:30 - 8$ (All ticket sales go to the artists)


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Medejin, Birdie Fenn Cent, Katie Blackstock/Paul Kimble
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Medejin, Birdie Fenn Cent, Katie Blackstock/Paul Kimble

We have a lovely night planned with https://medejin-music.bandcamp.com/  Medejin is the ethereal, dreamwave project of Jenn Taranto (vox/keyboard/guitar). She performs with Rebecca Gutterman (guitar) & Matthew Cooke (drums) in her band around the beautiful PNW.

https://soundcloud.com/birdiefenncent - Birdie Fenn Cent (Ellensburg)

"The music that Birdie Fenn Cent writes and sings is as pure and honest as it gets. She lives it and writes about it and writes about it and lives it. She’s a songwriter’s songwriter whose blood runs the color of music. Her songs shake things up, turn things inside out and dance with the skeletons in society’s closet. It takes courage to be vulnerable, to let the birds out of your heart and pull the rug out from under your demons. Birdie does this-- line after line, song after song. 
—jacob crabtree--

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Airport Strangers
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

Airport Strangers

Alaskan born, Seattle based band Airport Strangers is stepping up and stepping out for a night of jams at Hotel Albatross. Come celebrate your New Year's resolutions before you break them with songs you've loved for decades (yes, decades), songs you've loved since 2018, and songs you've never heard before. Word on the street is there's going to be a full, five piece band on deck.

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Opal Thistle Pistol Sisters
Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

Opal Thistle Pistol Sisters

Imagine 2 sisters who (mostly) get along and sing songs from the Golden Age of Country while making ample use of their "Swear Jar" and you've got the Opal-Thistle Pistol Sisters!

Yeehaw and get along little doggies! Let's see who quits the band this time!

21+ $5 suggested for the swear jar...

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Dueling Duos
Nov
21
8:30 PM20:30

Dueling Duos

This will be fun - With Good Boys’ Club (John Ramberg and Scott Sutherland)

Taste of Frank’s (Kurt Bloch and Leslie Beattie)

Lo-Liner (Lucile Kuntz and Arlan Lackie)

Free entry but a suggested 8$ will be given- 100% to the artists

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