Winter is upon us and we all feel very lazy. That coupled with the stress of the holiday season makes for a town full of lazy, stressed-out people. How exactly, to deal with this early winter funk? Well y’all, I recommend something funky. For a good cause of course. Your $4 cover (and ALL the money raised from the show) will go to support the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center.
Friday, December 4 Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro will be host to that funky thing to pull you out of your winter funk. Join us at 10:30 pm for Portland, OR’s Quick & Easy Boys deftly mix country, blues, classic rock with generous helpings of down and dirty funk with a sound that falls somewhere between Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show and Funkadelic.
March 6th will herald the first of these fundraising opportunities. Our Late Show, featuring Jack Conte, will benefit Amy’s Place, a local non-profit organization that serves as a drop-in center for the homeless and struggling youth of Bellingham. Amy’s Place provides hot meals, hygiene kits, shower passes, clean clothing, food, and referrals to other community resources. This is the only center of its kind in Whatcom County and an average of 30 youth attend each of the three days a week Amy’s Place is open. The success of this program has been overwhelming and the organization is currently struggling to find funding to keep their doors open and continue providing a vital service to these underserved youth. “We are applying for funding everywhere. Federal grants will be announced in the spring and money from the City of Bellingham will probably come in around April. It’s just getting through March and the last part of February that is a really big challenge. Boundary Bay’s timing is perfect!” says Heidi Unick, program director of Amy’s Place (a program component of Old Town Christian Ministries).
Every other Friday night, a different local non-profit will be at the receiving end of the money raised by the $4 cover price for the Boundary Bay Late Show. Non-profits who need fundraising should contact Janet Lightner by filling out the comment card on the contact page of our website.
“Originally from Maple Valley in south King County, this Seattle band [Feral Children] shares some musical and lyrical similarities with another Northwest band from the outlying town of Issaquah, but while Modest Mouse through the years have toned down the small-town alienation that seethed through their earlier records, you’ll find it in abundance on Feral Children’s excellent debut album. Dark, unsettling indie-rock that occasionally explodes in a murderous rage, Second to the Last Frontier is one of the more memorable Northwest albums of 2007.” -Don Yates (Music Director at KEXP)
“[Feral Children is]…a healthy dose of shimmering, experimental indie rock that sometimes exudes a maniacal, pounding zest.” -Matt Kiser, CMJ.com
COUNSELOR FORMED IN JAN. 07 IN BELLIGHAM, WA. THEY ARE BEST DESCIBED AND DARK DANCEY INDIE POP. THEY HAVE PLAYED SHOWS WITH SUCH BANDS AS THE TRUCKS, DAS LLAMAS, THE BLAKES AND BACHELORETTE.