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Bars and Bands: Whatever’s Clever at Shakedown

The Whatever’s Clever Show performs Sunday, March 27, at The Shakedown
The Whatever’s Clever Show performs Sunday, March 27, at The Shakedown Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

According to Whatever’s Clever Facebook page, it’s “a highly entertaining show with a variety of talented acts including belly dancing, local bands, burlesque dancing and comedy.”

Co-host Jackie Kersten says the show began in 2011 as a fundraiser for the pilot of a Bellingham-produced TV show called “The Whatever Show,” about a TV variety show trying to remain relevant in a world increasingly separated from the golden era of variety-show television. Sadly, Kersten says, the TV show wasn’t completed due to conflicting cast schedules, but Whatever’s Clever kept going strong at the Shakedown.

The next show is 9 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Kersten’s new co-host is Joel O’Conner. The gig is a medical-expenses benefit for Victor Gotelaere, a longtime contributor to Bellingham’s music scene. Performers include Downers Grove, belly dancer Anyelle, Tony Garcia, poet Robert Lashley, autoharpist Tee King, and Butch Tuffington.

Moongrass now two bands

Willie Reavis and His Weary Boys is a new ’50s-style country, rockabilly and Western swing group. Made up of members of the recently disbanded Moongrass, the Ferndale band plays both original songs and standards. Reavis’ sound harkens back to Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Elvis Presley, and Woody Guthrie, and to more recent country and folk artists like Jonny Fritz, Nikki Lane, and Pokey LaFarge. Catch Willie from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St., and April 16 at Avalon Records to celebrate record store day. The other members of Moongrass are now Local Ghost and play with The Rusty Cleavers and The Sky Colony, at 9 p.m. Friday, March 26, at The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Harmonic bands at Green Frog

Los Angeles trio The Wild Reeds, fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva, dip in and out of multiple genres — some etherial folk, a hint of country twang, and rock ’n’ roll rhythm. They’re joined by Seattle’s St. Paul de Vence, whose sound is reminiscent of Crosby, Stills & Nash, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Tickets are $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.

Johnny Rivers at The Skagit

Johnny Rivers, who began playing professionally at age 14, performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, in The Pacific Showroom at Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow. His first single, “Hey Little Girl,” came out in 1957. His first No. 1 single, “Memphis,” was recorded at the world famous “Whisky a Go Go” in 1964. Tickets: $55 general, $60 preferred. Details: theskagit.com.

Also playing Thursday

Chris Riffle, 8 p.m., The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

The Autumn Divers, 8:30 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

Duo Lido, 5 p.m. Jansen Art Center Piano Lounge, 321 Front St., Lynden

Nuages, 8:30 p.m., McKay’s Taphouse, 1118 E. Maple St.

Mean Jeans, Dead Bars, The Vaticunts, Fallopia, 9 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Chad Petersen’s Front Porch Swing, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.

Opskamatrists, Ebb, Slack, and Flood, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Friday

Jeff Reier and Dave Lewis, 5:30 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.

Gadjo Gypsies, 7 p.m., Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.

Paul Klein, 8 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison

Thomas Sandblom, 8 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

Dirty Revival, Big World Breaks, 9:30 p.m, The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Sarah Goodin, Jan Peters, Pete Irving, 8:30 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

Blake Angelos, 6 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

Sucker Punch, 9 p.m., Main Street Bar & Grill, 2215 Main St., Ferndale

Lightning Boys release party, with Vaeta, Biggs, Scotty Sensie and Astral Poetry, 8 p.m., Make.Shift, 306 Flora St.

Olson Brothers, 9 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

The Replayzmentz, 9 p.m., Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale

Sonja Lee Band, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.

Red Giant, Axis of Symmetry, Tetrackomat, Chalk, 9 p.m., The Waterfront Seafood & Bar, 521 W. Holly St.

The Floozies, SunSquabi, Sugar Beats, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Saturday

Chad Petersen’s Front Porch Swing, 7:30 p.m., Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island

Sam Chue, 1 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.

kLL sMTH, Resonant language, JiminyGlitch, 7 p.m., Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave.

Josh Rust, 7 p.m., Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.

Baby Cakes, 8:30 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison

Cheryl Hodge’s Singers Saturday, 4 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

Anissa Quartet, 8 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

Bilongo Quintet, 8:30 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

Blake Angelos, 6 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

The Blackouts, 9 p.m., Main Street Bar & Grill, 2215 Main St., Ferndale

Bellingham Rendezvous, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St.

Will Glazier, 9 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Guns of Nevada, The Ellis Deviants, East Coast Dave & the Midwest Swingers, 9 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Fan Halen, 8 p.m. Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale

The Replayzmentz, 9 p.m., Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale

3 Parts Jazz, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.

Kurly Somthing, Very Serious, Reptilian Children, Rant, 9 p.m., Swillery Whiskey Bar, 118 W. Holly St.

The Walrus, 7 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Sunday

Steve Frame, 5:30 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison

Alicia Dauber Quintet, 4:30 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

The Devilly Brothers, 7 p.m. Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St.

Go Slowpoke, Sleepy Genes, I Love You Avalanche, 9 p.m., Swillery Whiskey Bar, 118 W. Holly St.

Also playing Monday

Bob’s Your Uncle (Phil Sottile and Don Denny), 5 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.

Ben Starner or Steve Meyer, 6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.

Get Fancy Bingo with Glitt3r God Aireekah, 8 p.m., Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St.

Irish & Folk Mondays with Puirt Na Gael, 6 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

J.P. Falcon Grady, 6:30 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Also playing Tuesday

J.P. Falcon Grady and Friends, 6 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

Christian Casolary Trio, 5 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

Open mic night with Derek Duffy, 7 p.m. Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St.

Neema Wingo, AK, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Wednesday

Aaron Guest, 6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.

Chad Petersen’s Front Porch Swing, 6:30 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners with Dennis Lichtman, Gordon Au, Charlie Halloran, Cassidy Holden, Julian MacDonough, 7 p.m. Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St.

Continuing

Open mic

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, with Scot Casey

Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with Chuck Dingee.

The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St., 9 p.m. Thursdays

Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3030 Northwest Ave., blues jam with Patrick McFarland.

DJ spin

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; 9 p.m. Saturdays, with DJ Boombox Kid; 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Western Wednesdays with Gray Matter.

The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with Soul Explosion/DJ Willdabeast.

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.

Karaoke

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!

Bar trivia

Archer Ale House, 1212 10th St., 7 p.m. Sundays.

Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island, 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

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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