09.21 - Water Babies
Sep
21
to Sep 22

09.21 - Water Babies

Water Babies makes their debut at Rhythm & Rye in Olympia!!! Joined by fellow improv funk/jam band How Now Brown Cow for an unforgettable spontaneous funky night of music.

How Now Brown Cow: 9:30 PM
Water Babies: 11PM

$10 Cover
21+

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10.12 - Water Babies
Oct
12
to Oct 13

10.12 - Water Babies

Water Babies & How Now Brown Cow join forces to make their Parliament Tavern debut. Join these two completely improv funk bands for a spontaneous and unforgettable night of music.

21+
No Cover. Donation Encouraged.
9 PM Water Babies
10:45 PM How Now Brown Cow

Water Babies:
Jason Parker - trumpet
Josh Rawlings - keys
Aaron Kassover - bass
Dave Elvin - drums

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Ahamefule Oluo's 'SUSAN' (Night 2)
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ahamefule Oluo's 'SUSAN' (Night 2)

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SUSAN, the follow-up to Ahamefule J. Oluo’s acclaimed musical Now I’m Fine, is a story about the failings of men and the endurance of women.

When Susan Hawley was a sophomore in college, she fell in love with a doctoral student from Nigeria. They were married for seven years, had two children, and just as their dream life seemed to be coalescing, her husband went back to Nigeria to visit his family and never contacted her again.

SUSAN, Ahamefule J. Oluo’s darkly comic musical portrait of his mother, builds one story out of many, a journey from Section 8 housing in 1980s Seattle, to the mangrove swamps of the Niger Delta, to the Clallam Bay Correctional Facility. With stunning new compositions performed by some of Seattle's best musicians, combined with soul-baring stand-up interludes, Oluo explores two intertwining narratives: his mother’s life as the white, Midwestern wife of a Nigerian chief, and later a destitute single mother; and his own journey to Nigeria as an adult, to visit his late father’s village and discover a family on the other side of the world.

SUSAN, the follow-up to Oluo’s acclaimed musical Now I’m Fine, is a story about the failings of men and the endurance of women. It is a crystalline slice of American life; a collision of class, race, bodies, love, and men with bad intentions; a tragedy about the most comically optimistic person on earth. Through decades of chaos and catastrophe, one thing was always consistent. Susan loved her children. She loved them so much. SUSAN is a story about doing what it takes.

Ahamefule J. Oluo is a Seattle-based musician, composer, writer, and stand-up comedian. Oluo is a founding member of and trumpet player in the Stranger Genius Award-winning jazz-punk quartet Industrial Revelation, and was featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2013 Future List as one of Seattle’s most promising artists. Oluo has collaborated with such diverse acts as Das Racist, Macklemore, Hey Marseilles, and TacocaT. In 2015 he appeared on This American Life and received a Creative Capital Award. In 2016 Oluo was awarded Artist Trusts’ Arts Innovator Award, and the performance of his autobiographical musical Now I’m Fine at the Public Theater in New York City was called “dizzying,” “engaging,” and “grand” by the New York Times. In 2018, production wrapped on Thin Skin, a feature film adaptation of Now I’m Fine, co-written by Oluo, Charles Mudede, and Lindy West. Oluo both stars in and scored the film which will premiere in 2019.

A Creative Capital Project. Susan was supported by the 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence Program at On the Boards and will be presented in Seattle on December 5 – 8, 2019

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Ahamefule Oluo's 'SUSAN' (Night 1)
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Ahamefule Oluo's 'SUSAN' (Night 1)

  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SUSAN, the follow-up to Ahamefule J. Oluo’s acclaimed musical Now I’m Fine, is a story about the failings of men and the endurance of women.

When Susan Hawley was a sophomore in college, she fell in love with a doctoral student from Nigeria. They were married for seven years, had two children, and just as their dream life seemed to be coalescing, her husband went back to Nigeria to visit his family and never contacted her again.

SUSAN, Ahamefule J. Oluo’s darkly comic musical portrait of his mother, builds one story out of many, a journey from Section 8 housing in 1980s Seattle, to the mangrove swamps of the Niger Delta, to the Clallam Bay Correctional Facility. With stunning new compositions performed by some of Seattle's best musicians, combined with soul-baring stand-up interludes, Oluo explores two intertwining narratives: his mother’s life as the white, Midwestern wife of a Nigerian chief, and later a destitute single mother; and his own journey to Nigeria as an adult, to visit his late father’s village and discover a family on the other side of the world.

SUSAN, the follow-up to Oluo’s acclaimed musical Now I’m Fine, is a story about the failings of men and the endurance of women. It is a crystalline slice of American life; a collision of class, race, bodies, love, and men with bad intentions; a tragedy about the most comically optimistic person on earth. Through decades of chaos and catastrophe, one thing was always consistent. Susan loved her children. She loved them so much. SUSAN is a story about doing what it takes.

Ahamefule J. Oluo is a Seattle-based musician, composer, writer, and stand-up comedian. Oluo is a founding member of and trumpet player in the Stranger Genius Award-winning jazz-punk quartet Industrial Revelation, and was featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2013 Future List as one of Seattle’s most promising artists. Oluo has collaborated with such diverse acts as Das Racist, Macklemore, Hey Marseilles, and TacocaT. In 2015 he appeared on This American Life and received a Creative Capital Award. In 2016 Oluo was awarded Artist Trusts’ Arts Innovator Award, and the performance of his autobiographical musical Now I’m Fine at the Public Theater in New York City was called “dizzying,” “engaging,” and “grand” by the New York Times. In 2018, production wrapped on Thin Skin, a feature film adaptation of Now I’m Fine, co-written by Oluo, Charles Mudede, and Lindy West. Oluo both stars in and scored the film which will premiere in 2019.

A Creative Capital Project. Susan was supported by the 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence Program at On the Boards and will be presented in Seattle on December 5 – 8, 2019

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08.30 - LAST Summer Concert!!! Presented by Dave and D'Vonne Lewis
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

08.30 - LAST Summer Concert!!! Presented by Dave and D'Vonne Lewis

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After 2 successful summer house concerts, Dave and D'Vonne Lewis present the last Summer Concert of the series.

Featuring:
Tiffany Wilson - Vocals
Tom Marriott - Trumpet
Josh Rawlings - Keys
David Dawda - Bass
Eric Verlinde - Keys
Farko Dosumov - Bass
Cliff Colon - Sax
D'Vonne Lewis - Drums

(also featuring DJ Al!!!)

In the spirit of New Orleans, where live music isn't just reserved for bars and clubs, we welcome you and your friends to the PARTY OF THE YEAR! Dave and D'Vonne have assembled some of the finest musicians in Seattle for an evening of fresh sounds, good drinks, great company at the beautiful Frederick Holmes Art Gallery in the historic Seattle Pioneer Square neighborhood!!

DETAILS:
- $15 Cover / $25 for couples
- Drinks available. Cash preferred.
- 1st 25 guests get their beverage of choice FREE!
- Bowl of Seafood Jambalaya available for purchase. Hors D’Oeuvres provided.
- 5 Raffles (5th being the GRAND PRIZE!)

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08.02 - Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way 50th Anniversary
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

08.02 - Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way 50th Anniversary

In a Silent Way is one of Miles Davis’ most influential records of his storied career. Produced by Teo Macero, the album was recorded in one session date on February 18, 1969, at CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City. Incorporating elements of classical sonata form, Macero edited and arranged Davis’s recordings from the session to produce the album. Marking the beginning of his “Electric period” In a Silent Way has been regarded by music writers as Davis’s first fusion recording, following a stylistic shift toward the genre in his previous records and live performances.

Featuring:
Ahamefule J. Oluo – Trumpet
Darian Asplund – Saxophone
Josh Rawlings – Rhodes
Tim Kennedy – Organ
Marina Christopher – Bass
D’Vonne Lewis – Drums

50th! Great Records of 1969: The Royal Room’s annual celebration of classic records released half a century ago.

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06.22 - House Party! Presented by Dave and D'Vonne Lewis
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

06.22 - House Party! Presented by Dave and D'Vonne Lewis

Dave and D'Vonne Lewis present Summer Concert Series - Part 1! 

Featuring:
okanomodé Soulchilde - Vocals
Ahamefule J. Oluo - Trumpet
Josh Rawlings - Keys
Marina Christopher - Bass
D'Vonne Lewis - Drums

In the spirit of New Orleans, where live music isn't just reserved for bars and clubs, we welcome you and your friends to the HOUSE PARTY OF THE YEAR! Dave and D'Vonne have assembled some of the finest musicians in Seattle for an evening of fresh sounds, good drinks, and great company!!

Free (donations welcome!!)

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06.19 - Water Babies
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

06.19 - Water Babies

After an 8 year hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that Water Babies will make our triumphant return to the stage at SeaMonster Lounge on Wednesday, June 19th! We play the early set, 8:00-9:30pm, so don't be late!

We'll bring our signature brand of Spontaneous Funk, you bring your ass...for shaking.

Water Babies is:

Jason Parker - trumpet
Josh Rawlings - keys
Aaron Kassover - bass
Dave Elvin - drums

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Apr
11
to Apr 12

04.11 - Soul Blazers

One night only! Another killer soul and funk mashup featuring members of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Marmalade, True Loves, Industrial Revelation and more:

Chris C D Littlefield on trumpet
Bob Lovelace on bass
Jason Cameron on guitar
Josh Rawlings on keys
Greg Kramer on trombone
David McGraw on drums

Free Show! But the Almighty Tip Jar Rules

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