JUNE MUSIC NEWS 2019
HAPPY JUNE! Coming back to the SEA MONSTER LOUNGE in JUNE is rock guitar gypsy ERIC MCFADDEN with his band consisting of DOUG "OCTO" PORT (SCREENS/SELECT LEVEL) on drums and BOB "LBD" LOVELACE (MARMALADE/AYRON JONES) on bass + special guest legendary Seattle sax master SKERIK! Opening the night for these cats is Seattle Hammond B3 jazz/funk/punk band MCTUFF featuring Sea Monster Hall of Famer JOE DORIA on organ.
Long time friend of the West Coast funk community, Mr. LONNIE MARSHALL coming to the SEA MONSTER LOUNGE in June to join the 700 FUNK SATURDAY night fun team on 6/15 and 6/29 featuring THADDEUS TURNER on guitar and vocals, ANDREW SEA MONSTER on vocals, WOOGIE D on drums and vocals, and more.
The sun is heating up Seattle already this year and the days are getting looonger. I forecast an amazing night with our patio open, beers to cheers with friends and live roots reggae band TODD & THE TOOTS setting the vibe right for a special night on FRIDAY JUNE 28th 8pm.
Followed by the always amazing Friday night party FUNKY 2 DEATH at 10pm featuring WOOGIE D on drums and vocals, MARK MATTREY on bass, MELISSA MONTALTO on keys, organ and vocals, ROCPHIZZLE on keys and vocals, JASON CAMERON on guitar and vocals + more!
Brought to us by MICHAEL ZABREK on organ, keys, percussion and vocals.. this man is working hard to bring you a great show every THURSDAY night at 10PM. Expect MICHAEL with ADAM GROSS on drums and electronics and different all star guests on bass and SCOTT MORNING of the POLYRHYTHMICS on trumpet/efx and vocals when he is not on tour. This is the house band, and guests are encouraged to sign up and sit in with the band when called upon. It makes for a fun night of great music!
If you want to come early on THURSDAY, we have great opening bands that start at 8pm including live original rock/blues with the JOEY HOUCK band on 6/6. Live original jazz/funk on 6/13 with the ERIC PATTERSON band. American rock and roll with SINGER SARGENT on 6/20, and live Balkan party music with SOMMERVILLE SYMPHONY ORKESTAR on 6/27. These are free shows so please buy drinks and tip the bands!!
EVERY WEDNESDAY in JUNE is full of great shows for your viewing and listening pleasure.
On 6/5 a mini Tacoma jazz/funk party with bands 322 and VELOCITY taking over the stage starting at 8PM. Expect to hear original compositions from some very talented young jazz cats playing their hearts out for you. Pick up one of these bands CD's as they are both featured on 88.5 KNKX Tacoma/Seattle jazz radio station.
On 6/12 catch Seattle rock guitar goddess KATHY MOORE and her new project PIMP 8PM. PIMP is an experimental jazz prog duo made by Kathy Moore and Ruby Lucinda and is either performed as a duo or accompanied by various Seattle improvisers of all disciplines. The set will be a sweaty, dynamic explosion of originals and arrangements ranging from 90’s grunge to 1960’s free.
Closing this night from OAKLAND, CA is jazz/fusion band NEGATIVE PRESS PROJECT, coming up for their 2nd tour and looking to make some noise and FANS on the WEST COAST. I guarantee if you come by you will become a new fan. they are energetic and fun and will inject you with their original youthful musical vigor!
On 6/19 the WATER BABIES reunion show is in full effect with a night of great live electronic funky dance music. These are intricate original compositions featuring Grammy Award Winner JOSH RAWLINGS on keys! Expect lots of friends gathered for a fun and funky celebration at 8pm.
At 10pm, the UNSINKABLE HEAVIES hold down their 3rd WEDNESDAY residency with super funky original music featuring members of the POLYRHYTHMICS national touring Seattle funk big band.
On 6/26 trombone man FREDDY FUEGO and sax man FRANK VITOLO join forces for a night of good times and great live reggae lounge music at 8pm.
Followed by the original jazz/funk fusion of FREUDIAN SLURP at 10pm featuring the brothers IAN and DYLAN HUGHES!
These are FREE shows so please buy drinks and tip the bands!!
EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT since the 1800's JOE DORIA has held down his TUESDAY night residence at the SEA MONSTER LOUNGE. Bringing in brand new crews of musicians to perform with every TUESDAY, expect a mix of jazz/funk/rock/blues, and outer space musical explorations for your listening and viewing pleasure starting at 10PM.
OPEN MIC is alive and well at the SEA MONSTER LOUNGE with host EMILY MCVICKER every TUESDAY NIGHT at 8PM. Not only does EMILY host and perform songs of her own as well as covers, EMILY also garners a different featured guest performer every Tuesday at 7pm. And not only is there NO COVER CHARGE, there are DRINK SPECIALS TOO!!