JOHN NELSON'S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: End of the world? Then party on, friends

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ARE WE IN the spirit of the season yet?

There's a lot of places to help you get into the spirit if you fall a little short right now.

Of course, it's a moot point if the Mayans were right and the end of the world is Friday. Just in case, read on.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, sing and pick country-style at a jam hosted by High Country, featuring Terry Roszatycki, singing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today at Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., Sarah Shea sings jazz and songs of the season at 8 p.m. in Bella's new Third Thursday Live music series.

On Saturday, dance to Chantilly Lace from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, celebrate at its “End of the World Party” with Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Sarah Shea offers jazz and seasonal favorites at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Elijah Sussman, Erin Hennessy and David Rivers perform at 8 p.m.

WOW has dropped all door charges from now on.

■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., Locos Only — with Elora Bradley joining her dad, Scott Bradley, and Kevin Lee Magner — perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Monday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., Justin Scott Rivet goes solo from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Friday, Barry and Rachael play at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., in the old Captain T's building, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Railroad Avenue is closed, so park on the west side of the building from the alley.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country play at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band with musical guest High Country (Rusty and Duke) play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally's Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.

■ At Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Jack Havoc and Trinity celebrate in an “End of the World” party at 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, Final Approach lands with an evening of boomer music at 5:30 p.m.

■ It's “All the Buzz” Wednesday at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with Victor hosting the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie's Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Trevor and Sam entertain from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, rock to Sway from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, rock some more to Social Network from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, dance to Country Rock Association from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Monday, the Jenny Davis Band will get you in the Christmas spirit from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Sally Station and friends perform a blend of Latin rhythms with rock, blues and jazz at 7:30 p.m. Sliding-scale cover.

On Saturday, get your groove on with Blues Attitude at 8 p.m. $8 cover.

On Sunday, Paul Rogers' Holiday Hi-jinx Show features many local musicians and vocalists at 7 p.m. $10 cover; reservations recommended.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Saturday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., the Solvents perform at 10 p.m. It's a record-release party for Emily Madden and Jarrod Bramson with “The World is Not a Vampire: Lost, Demos, Outtakes, Unheard.” $5 cover.

■ On Sunday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th Street, Chris Sands and friends perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., Brandon Smith will play original cello tunes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Tayler St., a holiday weekend concert featuring Simon Lynge, Janna Marit, Leslie Wake and Brett Pemberton will be at 9 p.m. $7 in advance; $10 at the door.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon until 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Friday, the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., goes country with Denny Secord Jr. and Haywire from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adults, $15; students with ID and people with disabilities, $10.

■ Congratulations to Brian “Buck” Ellard. His original “Goodbye Song” is going to be featured in the movie “Dead in 5 Heartbeats,” from the book by former Hells Angels President Sonny Barger.

Special note

■ As we enter the holiday season and the parties that go with it, include a designated driver or other transportation to make the season a happy and safe one.


John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday.

Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson's deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday's column.

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday's Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

Last modified: December 19. 2012 5:49PM
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