Music: Three original bands at the Green Frog

The Battlefield plays July 31 at the Green Frog.
The Battlefield plays July 31 at the Green Frog. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Los Angeles songwriting trio The Battlefield just released a record called “Tipping Point,” and they will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. to celebrate the release.

The Sam Chase, as well as Crow and the Canyon, will join them at the gig. All three bands play acoustic originals and covers with flair and originality.

Formed in June 2013 by Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison, The Battlefield’s folk music reflects messages of protest, praise, love, and loss.

San Francisco’s Chase and his band, whom he lovingly refers to as The Untraditional, and sometimes The Functioning Alcoholics, often perform songs in an offbeat, theatrical fashion that reflect his years as a punk rocker.

Crow and the Canyon excel in sad songs, drinking songs, dancing songs, and, of course, heartbreak songs.

Cover is $8. More on the bands: wearethebattlefield.com, thesamchase.com, crowandthecanyon.com