Haven’t had quite enough of raucous nights out, great beer, and good times? Well, come down to Boundary Bay tonight and lose yourself in some local music. Wallpaper and 10 Killing Hands are rocking Boundary Bay Brewery tonight at our Late Show. Wallpaper hails from Auburn, WA and has been getting a lot of press recently. In a recent Spin.com article, Wallpaper’s sound was described as: “draw[ing] influence from the catchy pop of the early-Beatles, the lo-fi ruckus of the Breeders, and even the twangy melodies of bygone surf-rock bands like the Ventures. 10 Killing Hands, who hail from our own town of Bellingham, have been referred to as local heroes (in What’s Up magazine) and are well known for their bass-driven, electro-punk infused party anthems.
The Love Lights and Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band take the stage Friday Night at Boundary Bay Brewery in our next installment of The Late Show. We started the Late Show in response to so many local music venues being shut down over the last several years. Increasingly, there have been problems with noise ordinances and the clash between the downtown area being seen as a cultural hub or an ever more gentrified place to live. All this debate has even prompted the formation of the Bellingham Downtown Alliance of Music and Nightlife or B’Damn for short. The organization tries to facilitate communication between music performers, music venues, and Bellingham’s government and law enforcement. However, regardless of the steps being taken to smooth relations, the fact remains that there are fewer places than ever to hear live music in downtown Bellingham. Boundary’s response to this situation was to formulate our Friday Night Late Show. The brewery has a long history of live music, but in years past, it’s more often than not been of the jazz in the evening, or reggae in the garden with hula hoops variety. Now, with The Late Show, we have a chance to up the ante and bring in louder bands, bigger rock shows. Doors open at 10 for our late shows, giving the innocent Imperial IPA drinker or yam alechelada eater time to enjoy the vices in relative peace before all the hoopla starts! This Friday, The Love Lights will bring their unique fusion of Indie pop music and 3 part horn section. They liken their sound to The Beatles at Muscle Shoals Studios and Curtis Mayfield at Hittsville, USA. Mt St Helens Vietnam Band hails from Seattle and were featured in Spin this year in the Buzzcatcher section. Spin described their music as “…ingeniously whipsawing between tense indie raving and harmony-rich pastoralia.”