Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Brad Shepik Trio
8:00pm

Brad Shepik will be making a rare Seattle appearance with his trio here at the Royal Room! A Northwest native, Shepik has played with Paul Motian, Bob Brookmeyer, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Joey Baron, Dave Douglas, Pachora, Paradox Trio, Combo Nuvo, Yuri Yunakov, Simon Shaheen, and the great James Knapp, among others. He'll be joined by his former bandmate and bass stalwart of Seattle, Phil Sparks, and the venerable Greg Campbell on drums.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Royal Ramble
7:00pm

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more. Acoustic set begins at 7:00 pm, followed by an electric set from 8:00 pm to closing.

Tonight features special guests Half-Rushmore, mixing lush and moody sounds with pop, rock and alternative country sensibilities, and singer Tayla Lynn, the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Robin Holcomb & Peggy Lee Duo

8:30pm

55: Music and Dance in Concrete Live Remix

9:15pm

To accompany the release of 55: Music and Dance in Concrete, composer Wayne Horvitz will present a multimedia performance combining live musicians, dance, visuals and electronics on the intimate Royal Room stage. This unique musical performance will include lights, dance, and other visual storytelling.

Originally conceived as a site-specific electronic score with movement and video, this evenings performance will create a new structure, specific to this celebration of the vinyl release of “55”. The set will alternate between tracks played directly from the release, with choreography by The Pendleton House and live “conductions’, led by Mr. Horvitz using live musicians, samples, and real time processing, The musicians represent some of the finest improvising and chamber musicians in Seattle and the music will utilize conducted improvisation in combination with scored material, all from the original project.

Musicians: Peggy Lee (cello), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), Victoria Parker (violin), Heather Bentley (viola), Kate Olson (soprano sax), Steve O'Brien (trumpet), Alex Guy (amplified viola and violin), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Geoff Harper (bass), Wayne Horvitz (electronics, live sampling, conduction).
Movement: The Pendleton House
Lights: Brad Rouda

Electric Circus

10:30pm

Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia. Tonight's performers are Peggy Lee (cello), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), Tristan Gianola (guitar), Heather Bentley (viola), Kate Olson (soprano sax), Steve O'Brien (trumpet), Alex Guy (amplified viola and violin), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Geoff Harper (bass), Wayne Horvitz (electronics, live sampling, conduction).

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Andy Stoller & Friends Birthday Show
A Benefit for MusiCares

7:00pm

Join us at the Royal Room for a truly spectacular evening of music! Tonight, your donations go to support MusiCares.

Performers include: The Jelly Rollers, Lucia, The Royal We, Chris Friel Orchestra, House of Thee Unholy Band, Garth Reeves, Kim Virant, Tayla Lynn, Ryan Burns, Darren Loucas, Eric Eagle, Mike Stone, Kathy Moore, Sean Bates, Robert Mitchell, Jason Staczek, Zach Davidson, Sean Divine, Shasta Bree, and Andy Stoller.

About MusiCares

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

No cover – your donations go to MusiCares. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Monday, July 7, 2014

First Monday Wine Tasting

6:00pm

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum. $15 per person (includes a light appetizer). Reservations recommended.

Andy Clausen Split Stream Big Band
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

8:00pm

The Split Stream Big Band is a stylistically flexible 15-piece ensemble dedicated to performing new works by Julliard trombonist Andy Clausen. Winning the 2009 Gerald Wilson Award for Jazz Composition from The Monterey Jazz Festival, Clausen’s compositions and his “Split Stream Big Band” have been hailed by the New York Times as “sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm…The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen’s writing was as striking as the composure of his peers…It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age.”

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-to-15-piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction."

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty-four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.

Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz. Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

The Split Stream Big Band is a stylistically flexible 15-piece ensemble dedicated to performing new works by Juilliard trained composer and trombonist Andy Clausen. Winning the 2009 Gerald Wilson Award for Jazz Composition from The Monterey Jazz Festival, Clausen's compositions and his "Split Stream Big Band" have been hailed by the New York Times as "sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm...The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen's writing was as striking as the composure of his peers...It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age."

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kavita Shah

8:00pm

Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as the "Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist" (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Ms. Shah incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire. Her debut CD Visions (Inner Circle Music) – produced by Benin-born jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke – combines the sounds of the traditional Indian tablas and West African kora with those of a jazz quintet.

In addition to the Visions project, Ms. Shah leads the Brazil Trio, a jazz quintet, and the 3rd World Orquestra, a 13-piece ensemble with tabla, kora, rhythm section, and strings. She regularly works with contemporary composers and has premiered over 12 works in ensembles ranging from chamber groups to big band to jazz philharmonic. She is a member of the Steve Newcomb Orchestra ("Caterpillar Chronicles," Listen/Hear Collective 2012), and is the lead voice for tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee's project "Rabi Thakur."

Ms. Shah received her Master's in Jazz Voice from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Steve Wilson, and Jim McNeely. She holds a B.A. from Harvard College in Latin American Studies, where she was the recipient of the Cultural Agents Thesis Prize and the Kenneth D. Maxwell Prize in Brazilian Studies for her ethnomusicology research on contemporary Afro-Brazilian music and politics.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys
with featured guest, Lady A
7:30pm

Zydeco Dance Music — Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco's Future
Tickets $12 adv/ $15 at the door available now from Stranger Tickets
Tonight's performance is in support of United by Music North America

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation's perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery's father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole Zydeco fans. Learn more at Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys' website.

Lady A has been singing for more than 20 years, however, began her solo singing career with the Baby Blues Funk band in 1994. This sultry-husky voiced vixen is a contemporary blues diva and keeps her roots of Alexandria, Louisiana and Seattle gospel in the forefront of every show she performs. Lady A serves as a key mentor for United By Music North America. Learn more at Lady A's website.

United by Music North America

Our mission: To further the scope of United by Music in Europe by providing programs of study and performance in blues, swing and jazz music for musically talented people with intellectual disabilities in North America. We aim to improve the quality of life for members of our company and challenge public attitudes about people with an intellectual disability showing that we are more alike than we are different and profiling the exceptional talents of our company members. Learn more at www.ubmna.org.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows, standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Global Heat/ Reji Lefluer

8:00pm

Global Heat brings on the all-live soulful hip hop with a twist of b-boying. Special guest MCs with Global Heat include Madshroom of Black Magic Noize, Kama of Kalamashaka, and Luna of Unleashed. Global Heat won the 2011 Jammin' Challenge, topping over 50 bands in a battle produced by Seattle Wave Radio and Hard Rock Cafe. The group has also received arts grant awards from 4Culture, Theatre Puget Sound, and Seattle Next 50.

The Reji Lefluer show incorporates originals and covers, fusing rock-funk-soul-jazz and blues, and is highly energetic and entertaining to music lovers of all ages.
The Gypsy Creole story began with various unreleased recordings in Jakarta, Indonesia where Reji Lefluer wrote and performed for both solo and collaboration projects. Jakarta was the birthplace of Lefluer's first CD Crystal Ball in 2008 and brought to the studios of Bubba Jones of ContactCreate and Critical Sun Recordings in Seattle one year later, where Lefluer formed a power trio to promote the new CD. After touring Texas Lefluer returned to Seattle to release his sophomore CD Gypsy Creole in September 2013. In 2014 Lefluer went RAW…by pairing his guitar and voice with only a drummer.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Friday, July 11, 2014

D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition / The Imperils

8:30pm

Tonight showcases some of Seattle's hippest and most extraordinary talent for a night of swinging, grooving and dancing!

D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition – D'Vonne Lewis (drummer for Industrial Revelation) brings together a couple of the Northwest's best instrumentalists, Cliff Colon (sax) and Phil Sparks (bass), for a set of swinging, energetic soul, jazz and original compositions.

The Imperils bring together the inimitable talent of Ben Bloom (The Polyrhythmics), Ahamefule Oluo (Industrial Revelation), Bryant Moore (Si Limon), Thomas Deakin and Dave McGraw. This super fun show features improvised instrumentals based on themes of funk, soul and afrobeat. If you were lucky enough to catch these guys rocking Mardi Gras in Columbia City to a spillover crowd, you know you're in for a night of unforgettable dancing and bopping. Come get your groove on and heal yourselves with goodness on a Friday night! Featuring: Ben Bloom (guitar), Ahamefule Oluo (trumpet), Bryant Moore (bass), Thomas Deakin (sax), and Dave McGraw (drums).

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Night of Birthday Blessings
featuring Funk E Fusion

8:00pm

Come enjoy some live funk, jazz, R&B, soul and rock with Funk E Fusion. Joining them are special guests Celestine, Sheila Kay, Ashanti, Darrius Willrich and Debbie Cavitt.

Funk E Fusion is a band put together to play the other part of Funk you don't hear at the local clubs. The band strives to bring to the audience music that was recorded on either cassette, reel to reel, four or eight track or a record. Truly a treat. Featuring Maurice Bailey on the drums, Tommy Sandavol-Galegos on percussion, Steve Apadoca on the horns, Howard Dixon on keyboards, Darrius Willrich on keys/vocals, Mark Adams on guitar/vocals and Jimmy Marsh on bass. Special guest saxophonist Niche Ford.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Columbia City BeatWalk 2014 Presents:
PROM QUEEN
7:00pm

Prom Queen is a lush, cinematic 60s-inspired solo project by Leeni. She composes all of her own original instrumental compositions from scratch and uses them as a backing track to live guitar and vocals, giving Prom Queen an authentic, moody, vintage sound. If David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino were to co-direct your prom, this would be the soundtrack.

Learn more about Prom Queen and access photos, music, and videos at Diary of a Prom Queen.

BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town!

BeatWalk is always FREE to all attendees. The Royal Room is all ages until 10:00pm.

The Pornadoes
9:00pm

Guitar-driven instrumental country surf music for the masses.
The Pornadoes formed in July 2011 when Midwest transplants Jason Goessl, Tom Zgonc, and Ethan Sobotta were inspired to create the music that embodied the spirit of their homeland. Goessl, the curator and musical director of the project, formed the group as a means to satisfy yet another diversion. The band's blend of country western, surf, jazz, and bluegrass flavorings bloom with refreshing cinematic qualities.
The Pornadoes' website.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jean Chalant/ Feeds On Majesty/ The Suffering Fuckheads

8:00pm

Jean Chalant
featuring Peter Murrary (Poor Moon), music for your entire being. Heart, mind, booty, etc. James Brown, J.S. Bach, The Beach Boys, Pee-Wee Herman.
Jean Chalant's website.

Feeds on Majesty is growing more into a psych prog group with intermittent folk leanings. Beautifully eerie vocal harmonies, odd harmonic motions and melodic shapes as well as a huge dynamic range and a utilization of dissonance give them an eclectic and unique sound. Feeds On Majesty's individual members can be heard playing high profile chamber music venues, edgy contemporary music programs in unconventional venues, major motion picture soundtracks, rock and punk bands, as well as latin, funk, and jazz groups around town. Below are links to their ep and press the band has received. Membership includes Si Limon, PNWBallet, Seattle Symphony and Opera, Margaux's Little Ploy, and The Wampas.
Feeds On Majesty is: Travis Gore, Rob Tucker, Bryant Moore, Margaux LeSourd, Ian Macklin Davidson
Feeds on Majesty's music.

The Suffering Fuckheads play "obnoxious jazz for sensitive assholes", featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums, stompboxes)

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book of Sand
8:00pm

Returning to Seattle for the first time in over a year, Book of Sand will perform a mix of Chris Stover's new and slightly less new music, covering a wide range of expressive ground: lush, lyrical textures; far-reaching dissonances, subtly shifting compositional processes, and powerful grooves. All original compositions along with creative reworkings of music by Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, and Johannes Brahms.

With an all-star cast:
Stuart MacDonald, Steve Treseler, Greg Sinibaldi, James DeJoie (saxophones)
Greg Lyons, Thomas Marriott, Al Keith (trumpets)
Nathan Vetter, Willem Dekoch (trombones)
Gus Carns, John Silverman, Evan Woodle (rhythm)
Chris Stover (trombone, composer, conductor)

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Piano Starts Here – Stride: The Before and After James P. Johnson and Thelonious Monk
8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance / $12 at the door / $5 students with ID. Available now at Stranger Tickets.

The virtuosic African-American composer James P. Johnson created the template for the classic era of stride piano. A generation later Thelonious Monk reinvented the form with his characteristic idiosyncratic approach. Tonight's event will feature pianists Eric Verlinde, Tim Kennedy, Ryan Burns, and Alex Guilbert.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each performance brings together Seattle's finest pianists to perform the works of the artists selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Keith Jarrett, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy; hosted by Tim Kennedy.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows, standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who plan to eat before or during the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cornish Advanced Jazz Faculty Jam
8:00pm

An all star group of Cornish faculty with special guest saxophonist Donny McCaslin from NYC. The band features the faculty at the Cornish Advanced Jazz Workshop that week (July 14-19) and will perform a mixture of originals, standards and who knows what.

Cornish Summer Jazz Faculty, featuring:
Donnie McCaslin, sax
Dawn Clement, piano
Jay Thomas, trumpet and sax
Byron Vannoy, drums
plus special guests.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before or during the show.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Box Set Duo
9:00pm

Tickets: $20 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson (also of FURTHER, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band) met in a San Francisco cafe 23 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. The Box Set Duo has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and vocal harmonies that warm the senses. The subject matter, as with the finest folk music, ranges from politics to relationships and everything in between, all delivered with a heart and wit that has brought rave reviews. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as "a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers".

Though Jim and Jeff have both been busy pursuing other endeavors the last few years, (Jim owns and operates his own music venue, Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and Jeff is a member of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band, FURTHER) Box Set continues to play to their dedicated following. A longtime Bay Area favorite, the Box Set Duo will engage your hearts, bust your sides and leave you with a song on your mind.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before or during the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

3 Barrios: Arte Flamenco Profundo

7:30pm

Tickets: $18 advance / $20 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

3 Barrios is an authentic, lively flamenco show with special guest singers from Jerez: Ali de la Tota, Jesus de la Esperanza, and dancer Estefania Sanchez. They will join guitarist Mark Ferguson and dancer Esther Marion here in Seattle for a fun, lively evening show with authentic singing, guitar playing, palmas, percussion, jaleos and dancing! The real thing on a beautiful summer night in Seattle!

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Garfield Jazz Jam
5:00pm-7:00pm

Dedicated Servers
with Black Magic Noize/Phil Harmonic/Smar-t Jones/Chalaemac/Diogenes
8:00pm

When Dedicated Servers first formed, the anonymity of their music group’s name sparked speculation behind its true meaning. Particularly, some questioned just exactly how “dedicated” they were to their craft.
Nine years later, MCMD and DTF (Dave the Fave, formerly peanut) continue, unintentionally, to live the definition of dedication. In an age where more than few musicians strive for instant gratification rather than longevity, the high school friends continue to maintain their pen game through countless songs and collaborations, whether cooperatively or individually. Aside from MCMD and DTF’s personal lives and their collaborative music efforts, they have expanded their repertoire into DJ’ing and establishing themselves as solo artists. DTF even released his own solo project, but the two have assured that Dedicated Servers shall continue to create the finest hip hop music Boise has ever heard.
Dedicated Server's website.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Monday, July 21, 2014

KO Ensemble/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00pm

KO Ensemble
A presentation of saxophonist/composer Kate Olson's original compositions.
Featuring:
Kate Olson-soprano sax
Sam Boshnack-Trumpet
StebMo-Trombone
Tim Kennedy-Keys
Geoff Harper-Bass
Chris Icasiano-Drums

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-to-15-piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction."

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty-four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.

Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz. Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Tease
8:00pm

Tickets: $10-$25 available now from Stranger Tickets

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. You can catch Tuesday Tease on 4th Tuesdays at the Royal Room in July and August!

This summer, we heat things up with Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, and drag king stripper Al Lykya. This knockout combination of performers will certainly add some sizzle to your Tuesday nights all summer long! Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by a different burlesque starlet at every show!

For more information, visit the Tuesday Tease website.

Please note: This event is 18+ until 10pm, 21+ after 10pm.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

STEBMO: Super Drum
8:00pm

Details TBA.
www.Stebmo.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zony Mash / Sweeter Than The Day / Pigpen

8:00pm

Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you'll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties psychedelic rock, the blues, and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. The band features Wayne Horvitz (organ, synth), Timothy Young (guitar), Keith Lowe (bass) and Andy Roth (drums).

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than The Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle's Baltic Room, and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne's longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different.

Pigpen was the beginning of a long term musical partnership between Wayne Horvitz and alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss. Performing primarily in rock clubs in the Northwest, Pigpen also did two European tours as well as performances in Canada and New York. Special projects included collaborations with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, The Billy Tipton Saxophone Quartet, Bill Frisell, and Seattle icon Skerik.
"If I had to guess what this was, without looking at the press kit, I would probably say something like, four guys locked into a studio with all this gear, lots of food, LSD, some pot, and a madman with something new to prove. This one's a keeper!" -Jeff Daniel, Pandemonium

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mohammed Shaibu's Soyaya

8:30pm

Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads the African band Soyaya,with virtuoso acoustic guitar,dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means "love and affection" in the native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine/Highlife and the indigenous rhythm and blues. Backing Mohammed are Yaw Amponsah from Ghana on the Asanti drums/ Diego Coy from Colombia on the Bom bom/ Etienne Capko from Benin on the Ewe drums and vocals/ Thione Diop from Senegal on the Bugrubu and guest from West Africa.

Mohammed has played with O.J.Ekemode and the Nigerian Allstars, the original Afro Beat master/ Tony Allen of Fela Kuti's band/ Shakata Ghana band/ I.K.Diaro the master of juju music of Nigeria/ Baba Olatunji the master drumer from Nigeria and many more more.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Zony Mash + Horns

8:00pm

Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you'll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties psychedelic rock, the blues, and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. Learn more about Zony Mash at their website.

Wayne Horvitz - Hammond B3, Synthesizers
Timothy Young - Guitar
Keith Lowe - Bass
Andy Roth - Drums
Al Keith - Trumpet
Naomi Siegel - Trombone
Briggan Krauss - Sax
Greg Sinibaldi - Sax

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Bobs
Two Shows: 7:00pm (all ages) & 9:30pm (21+)

Tickets: $17 advance / $20 at the door
Tickets for early show.
Tickets for late show.

Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 30 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. To quote one reviewer, “…the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”

The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as “a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing,” use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound. They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. Once dubbed the only New Wave a cappella group in history, “The Bobs,” commented The Washington Post, “prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all.”

The Bobs are Matthew Bob Stull, Angie Bob Doctor, Dan Bob Schumacher and Richard Bob Greene.

In 2011, Dan Bob and Angie Doctor released an album of vocal duets He Said, She Said. Angie Doctor would join the Bobs in 2011, replacing Amy Bob and thus becoming "Angie Bob."

In 2013, The Bobs released an album of biographies of famous and not-so-famous people throughout history, BIOGRAPHIES.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Trimtab and Metrilodic

8:00pm

Trimtab formed in 2001 under the concept of guitarist Jason Goessl, who, inspired by the work and philosophy of R. Buckminster Fuller, realized a link between Fuller's architecture and musical form and meter. Trimtab features Phil Cali on bass and Brian Oppel on drums. The music of Trimtab is difficult to sum up in a simple phrase or genre. The band's compositions are sonic portmanteaus that meld philosophical and architectural concepts with classical, jazz, Eastern Indian, African, and rock music styles.

MetriLodic formed in 2010 by saxophonist Eric Barber to recreate music he was hearing in his dreams. He enlisted two of his closest counterparts, PK and Byron Vannoy, to realize his vision to create an original improvised music language based on these dreams. Our music inhabits cerebral and ecstatic spaces at once, multimetric grooves there and gone, raw and refined.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit

7:30pm

Tickets: $25 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing. Read the New York Times obituary honoring him here.

Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the 'ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai'i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of 'ukulele players. www.herbohtajr.com

David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi

Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza

Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. stepheninglis.com/about

Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, "Pure Heart", won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Correo Aereo and Kate Copeland Trio

8:00pm

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
 

The Royal Room is open Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.