The Columbia City Theater is hosting a FREE* event, to celebrate the great music that comes through the venue and thank its customers! If you have never been to the venue before, this is the perfect event to come and check us out! With special drinks offers running all night, live music from 6-10pm and a DJ after party from 10pm-1am, this is the ultimate excuse to bring all of your friends and family to one of Seattle's unique and most beautiful venues**. Get on the guest list now to guarantee your chance to see a great show!
*Suggested donation of $5-10
**As quoted by.. ourselves, but it really is true!
TRAPS is in a newly formed electro-pop duo created in the heart of Rainier Valley, Seattle. After graduating from The Boston Conservatory, members Jessica Fennelly and Danny Bloom combined their love for popular electronic music through TRAPS. TRAPS was formed and inspired by the electronic attributes of Ambient, Retro Synth, and Acousmatic music while combining hip hop and trap beats. The duo is extremely interested in the role of MIDI and electronic instruments found in today's society, and works to find new forms of fusing these into traditional instruments. Sticking to a lifelong love for guitar, Jessica performs with a MIDI altered electric and sings through effected vocals, while Danny creates synth lines and samples on a Roland Ax Keytar. In the fall TRAPS will be traveling to Los Angeles; following their dream to create an album for 2017.
7-8pm, CONOR COUGHLAN
Conor Coughlan is a 20 year old singer/songwriter based out of London, England. After releasing his debut album 'Give It Up' last year he is ready to take the world by storm. Already selling out venues in the UK and being played on radio all over the country, Conor is gradually building his fan base. His album was released on October 9th 2015 through Proper Records and it was recorded at the world famous Fantasy Studios in California. Conor Coughlan has opened for artists such as Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October and even graced the same stage as Jackson Browne. He is currently about to embark on another full length UK tour followed by an immense United States tour before heading back into the studio to begin work on his second record.
8-9pm, THE ALLISON SHIRK BAND
Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter whose music blends the rootsy foundation of country with the emotional honesty of rock & roll. Allison is originally from Texas and is the third cousin of Country Music Hall of Famer, Earnest Tubb. Allison's rich voice has just the right amount of grit and warmth and her melodious tunes support her poetic and often personal lyrics that give listeners a sense of her authenticity. Today, Allison is backed by a stellar band of local musicians including Wesley Peterson on drums, Christopher Overstreet on keys, Scott Carness and Doug Pine on lead guitar, and Michael Marcus on bass.
9-10pm, MADS JACOBSEN
Mads Jacobsen is a local singer songwriter who's been steadily growing a reputation as a prolific musician with a revolutionary message. He started playing on the streets of Pike Place Market as a teenager and ever since has been playing more and more of Seattle's most prestigious venues. His music is rooted in the folk rock movement of the 60s with a modern blend encompassing elements of all musical traditions to deliver a sound all his own. His band Mads is releasing their new album Rat City in the early fall and is excited to go on their first world tour!
10pm-1am, DJ SET