Bellingham drummer Christian Casolary performs with lots of friends and fellow musicians in town, including the Julianne Thoma Trio, Steve Rudy Trio, and the Thomas Harris Quartet.
Casolary will play in a trio from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Hotel Bellwether’s Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Casolary also leads one of the big bands in Western Washington University’s music department, accompanies contemporary dance classes at Western, and teaches privately.
His genre of choice is jazz, and he especially enjoys performing pieces by giants like Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. He also plays funk and folk music, along with, he says, the occasional “‘wild card gig’ that challenges me to learn about a style of music I’m not well acquainted with.”
Show Ponies play the Green Frog
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The Show Ponies, a Southern California quintet with bluegrass, old-time, country, and rock influences, play at 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. The T Sisters open. Tickets: $13 at the door.
Black Mountain at the Shakedown
Vancouver, B.C.’s Black Mountain, whose sound NPR Music describes as “old-school, face-frying, fist-pumping, riff heavy rock,” performs at 9 p.m. April 21 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Marissa Nadler opens. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9. Tickets: $15.
Also playing Thursday
Soul Shadows, 5 p.m.. Jansen Art Center Piano Lounge, 321 Front St., Lynden
Shift, 8:30 p.m., McKay’s Taphouse, 1118 E. Maple St.
Roger Quiggle, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.
Also playing Friday
Spencer Redmond Trio, 7 p.m., Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.
Scrub Hubner, 8:30 p.m. Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.
Telefonic, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.
Devin The Dude, Knucklehead Banga, Huey P., DJ RoyBoy, 9:30 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
Also playing Saturday
Gadjo Gypsies, 7 p.m., Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.
Carr Johnson and Bruce Parker, 8 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road
Battle of the Bands, 8 p.m., Make.Shift, 306 Flora St.
Bill MacDonough Trio, 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
Also playing Monday
Irish and Folk Mondays with the Howie Meltzer Trio, 6 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.
Also playing Tuesday
Also playing Wednesday
Aaron Guest, 6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.
Chad Petersen, 6:30 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive
The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., 4 p.m. Sundays, slow jam; 7 p.m. Mondays, music hosted by Trace Rezideux; 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.
Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, with DJ J-Will; 9 p.m. Saturdays, with DJ Boombox Kid; 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 Westwood.
Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave., 11 p.m. Thursdays, with DJ Enz; 9 p.m. Saturdays with DJ Robby Clark.
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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