Joseph is an acoustic trio of three sisters (two are twins) from Portland, Ore. Natalie, Allison and Meegan Closner named their band after the small town in eastern Oregon, the guy in the Bible, and their grandfather. No doubt their idyllic childhood spending time on his farm, camping at the lake, and running around barefoot influence their dreamy, somewhat dark, folk-pop songs, with lyrics like “Burn up the despair that’s been sinking me” and “I’ve been focused on what I could lose and I’ve lost touch.” They perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Corey Kilgannon opens.
Give them a listen:
Tickets are $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.
Jazz at The Majestic
Drummer Julian MacDonough recently announced his gigs for late winter at Whatcom Jazz Art Music Center, which include New York pianist George Colligan, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Walter Blanding and Seattle’s Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners, but coming up at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, is Seattle sax man and trumpeter Jay Thomas and tenor saxophonist Travis Ranney. Tickets are $10 general, $5 students at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. (enter on Maple Street).
Here’s a sample of Thomas, he’s in the center (which also features George Colligan):
Folk and more accordion playing at Cafe Bouzingo
Carrie Cinnamon Crockett, aka Bellow Wing, plays plays zippy Eastern European-inspired folk with Balkan stylings with John Underwood at 9 p.m. Thursday at Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10 advance at wildbuffalo.net/event/clinton-fearon.
Reggae at the Buffalo
Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band, just back from the Roots Festival in Lima, Peru, plays his brand of reggae and Jamaican blues at 9 p.m. Saturday, The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
Also playing Thursday
Gabija & Guests, 8:30 p.m., McKay’s Taphouse, 1118 E. Maple St.
Sean Cee, DJ Boombox, HITMONLEE, 9:30 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
Also playing Friday
Grassblue, 7:30 p.m., Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island.
Jeff Reier and Dave Lewis, 5:30 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.
Dylan Hermansen and Lyman Lipke, 7 p.m., Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.
Thomas Sandblom, 8 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road
Reggaeton & Hip hop Night with DJ Triple Crown and DJ Jwill, 9 p.m., Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St.
Free Funk Friday with Odesza’s Horn Section, Boombox Kid, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
Also playing Saturday
Faucher Four, featuing Barry Ulman and Dillon Scott, 8 p.m. Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.
Also playing Sunday
Ron Bailey & The Tangents, 5:30 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison
Alicia Dauber, 4:30 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way
Also playing Monday
Bob’s Your Uncle, 5 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.
Also playing Tuesday
Julianne Thoma Quartet, 5 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way
Also playing Wednesday
David Vergin, 4 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.
Aaron Guest, 6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.
The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., 4 p.m. Sundays, slow jam
The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., 7 p.m. Mondays, music hosted by Trace Rezideux
The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Guffingham (comedy)
Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with Chuck Dingee
Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3030 Northwest Ave., blues jam with Patrick McFarland
Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave., 8 p.m. Fridays, with DJ Rashaan
Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, with DJ J-Will
Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Saturdays, with DJ Boombox Kid
Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Western Wednesdays with Gray Matter
Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, 9 p.m. Thursdays with DJ Clint
Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave., 11 p.m. Thursdays, with DJ Enz
Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave., 9 p.m. Saturdays with DJ Robby Clark
The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Feb. 19, Elvish Freshley and Boombox Kid
The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Feb. 20, Pressha, Pinky Promise, Dream Journal, Roman Candle, Sensebellum
The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Wednesdays with Boombox Kid
Bellingham Bar and Grill, 1408 Cornwall Ave., 9 p.m. Mondays
El Gitano, 1125 E. Sunset Drive, Suite 110, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Paso del Norte, 758 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
The Royal, 208 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Thursdays
Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave., 9 p.m. Mondays, with Zack Zinn
The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St., 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aireeoke with Aireekah
Swillery Whiskey Bar, 118 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Wednesdays
Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3030 Northwest Ave., 8 p.m. Fridays
The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Mondays, Lip Sync Battle!
Archer Ale House, 1212 10th St., 7 p.m. Sundays
Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St., 7 p.m. Mondays
K2, 1538 Kentucky St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays
McKay’s Taphouse, 1118 E. Maple St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Slo Pitch Sports Grill & Casino, 3720 Meridian St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays
The Table, 100 N. Commercial St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Uisce Irish Pub, 1319 Commercial St., 8 p.m. Tuesdays
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