Best Bets: Sera Cahoone brings her band to Shakedown Feb. 7


Sera Cahoone performs with her band at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Cahoone's self-described goal is to be seen as "a musical love child of Buck Owens and Cat Power." Raised in the suburbs of Denver, Colo., she began playing drums at the age of 11 and spent her teenage years in a succession of local bands, landed in the Pacific Northwest upon leaving school and joined the artsy indie rock outfit Carissa's Wierd, despite their misspelled name.

Cover is $8 advance, $10 day of show. Doors at 9 p.m. music at 10 p.m. Get details:,


Norbert Rodenkirchen, the flautist of medieval ensemble Sequentia, presents a musical performance on his collection of wooden medieval flutes at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater, 237 W. Kellogg Road.

He'll conduct a lecture and demonstration earlier at 4:30 p.m., addressing issues related to the social roles of music in medieval life and medieval music performance practice.

His performance program, entitled "On the Trail of the Pied Piper", centers on the 13th-century German legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and draws on medieval Slavic sources and most especially the German Minnesänger (troubadour) tradition.

Both are free, and are sponsored by WCC's Program and Diversity Board and the German club.

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