What's Up Magazine 20th Anniversary, Footstompin’ Trio, Chuckanut Drive, The Ames

What's Up Magazine 20th Anniversary

Footstompin’ Trio

Chuckanut Drive

The Ames

Sat, March 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

What's Up Magazine 20th Anniversary
What's Up Magazine 20th Anniversary
Bands to be announced!
Footstompin’ Trio
Footstompin’ Trio
From 2000-2003 the Footstompin Trio was one the hardest rockin, drinkin, and pickin bands from the upper Northwest. The Footstompin' Trio was a rockabilly/hillbilly/garage rock combo in the tradition of The Sadies, Flat Duo Jets, and many others. After years of playing to crazy beer throwing crowds at the world famous 3-B Tavern in Bellingham, the band called it quits. During the time together, Footstompin' shared the stage of the 3B with different bands including the Sadies, Bob Log III, Gasoline, DT's, Dusty 45's, Jill Brazil, Immortal Lee County Killers, among many others. In addition to their 3B Tavern shows, the band also played a number of other Northwest clubs opening for the likes of Brian Setzer, Southern Culture on the Skids, Ray Condo, Evan Johns, and Dick Dale among others. Double Crown Records released their self-titled, debut CD in 2002 which featured twangy guitar instrumentals, garage rockers, wild truck drivin' vocal cuts, frantic rockabilly and even a little bluegrass.
Chuckanut Drive
Chuckanut Drive is an alt country band from Bellingham, Washington spearheaded by Texas born singer/songwriter Stephen Ray Leslie.
The Ames
The Ames
"The Ames, a three peice with Michael Lanz on drums, Dan Swan on bass and Sam Carlton holding down principle vocals, piano, banjo, harmonica and kazoo. They start off with a song called "Scratch The Night": a percussive piano driven peice with drums and bass underneath. Sam Carlton's voice moves easily around early Tom Waits, Britt Daniels from Spoon and aspects of Jeff Tweedy. But it is unique and interesting, dynamic unto itself, engaging. Everyone seems to get on the same pony with the song "Human Being". After that, no one was going to leave until the band stopped playing. "Rusty Laroux" demonstrated a fine sense of narrative songwriting and you had to imagine Fred Snodgrass smiling. Then Sam shifted from piano to banjo, picking the strings with a unique skill that made it sound as if a guitar was playing underneath the voice of the banjo, making the instrument do things it it normally doesn't do. Aspects of Bela Fleck. Nice. The second half of the set was marked by a sort of gypsy style klezmer kazoo song, waking up the midnight crowd. Then the song, "Fish Outta Water". A lamp in the window behind the drums and beautiful beautiful playing in silhouette. A lonely song aching with nostalgia. And as with all good music, you didn't want any of it to ever end." - Scot Casey / What's Up! Magazine "Live Reviews" - April 2012
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/