JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: More spooks on tap for listening pleasure

DID YOU GET through Halloween without getting spooked or otherwise scared out of your wits?

You did?

Well, you have another chance or two, so don’t put those costumes away just yet.

Port Angeles

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

On Saturday, get your best costume and head down to Castaways for its Halloween Costume Party (it wasn’t last week, as I misreported), hosted by MLR (Moderately Loud Rock) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There’ll be best-costume prizes and more.

■ At the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Wednesdays through the NFL football season will feature Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green headlining Deadwood Experiment at 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., the award-winning belly-dancing troupe Shula Azhar hits the floor at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, WOW welcomes back the dynamic jazz duo of Linda Dowdell and Craig Buhler, with special guest Taylor Ackley on bass. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. $3 cover.

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

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country play and sing the old songs 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 play old-time music with musical guest Don Betts of Washington Old Time Fiddlers fame on vocals and guitar. Come on out from 6 p.m. 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 Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates sing sea chanteys at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Testify rocks in a benefit from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the family of 11-year-old Violet O’Dell, who sadly succumbed to brain cancer last Friday. With a $5 cover, all proceeds will go to help the family pay for hospital and funeral expenses.

On Wednesday, the Blue Hole Quintet plays jazz from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting, 157 W. Cedar St., recent transplant from Santa Fe, N.M., Eileen Meyer sings in concert with Grammy award-winning guitarist/producer Larry Mitchell from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donations for musicians are appreciated. Limited seating.

■ It’s “All the Buzz” Wednesday at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with Kelly and 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, Al Haris entertains from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Triple Shot plays a tribute to rock ‘n’ roll from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, Rhythm Nation, a slick, high-powered dance band, will get you moving and grooving on the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, country up to the Jimmy Hoffman Band from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Saturday at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., Mick and Barry play classic rock and folk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at the Upstage, 923 Washington St., enjoy the Latin jazz of Porto Alegre, featuring Robin Bessier, vocals; Skip Morris, guitar and vocals; John MacElwee, bass; Bill Kiely, percussion; and Tom Svornich, drums. They will get you mamboing at 7:30 p.m. $10 cover.

On Saturday, there are two acts: Whitefort from Russia playing a hybrid of rock, jazz and folk with a Russian ethnic pulse; and Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. The first 10 patrons who come in a Roaring ’20s period costume will receive a secret present from Roberta. $10 cover.

On Sunday, it’s the Doug Daniels Memorial and an evening of music at 6 p.m. No cover.

On Wednesday, Stacy Earl and Mark Stuart from Nashville, Tenn., draw from blues, pop, country, rock and more in their original acoustic music at 7:30 p.m. $15 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., the Sansa and Shiri Show first will play a romantic, fast-paced medley of German cabaret, then the Crow Quill Night Owls will play jug, jazz and string. The music starts at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Hillfolk Noir will play a unique take on traditional acoustic mountain music in what the band calls Junkerdash at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

■ Today at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Aantarticaa from Olympia performs at 8 p.m. $4 cover.

The Blue Crows (John Morton, clarinet and George Rezendes, guitar) play Saturday at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., Pies on the Run plays country swing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by indie duo the Solvents.

■ On Saturday, Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the Kim Rushing Trio plays jazz from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $8 cover.

■ 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 to 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Saturday at Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles, Les Trois Capitaines plays for the contra dance with Carol Pening calling from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Donation: $7 adults, younger than 18 $3.


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.

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