Racer Sessions Presents - Levi Gillis
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents - Levi Gillis

Levi Gillis is a Seattle based saxophonist and improviser, and a graduate of UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, Levi has studied and performed with Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Wayne Horvitz among others. An active member in the Seattle improvised music community, Levi leads the avant-jazz/post-rock band Hunter Gather and the chamber jazz group Sequoia Ensemble and co-leads the collective melodic free jazz band The Sky is a Suitcase. 

"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."

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The Aidan Siemann Quartet
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Aidan Siemann Quartet

The Aidan Siemann Quartet plus Bell Thompson. Bell is a trumpet player from Seattle who is currently a freshman at Temple University in Philadelphia, studying jazz performance. Join members of the Garfield and Roosevelt High School jazz programs for an evening of great music.

The show will be free with donation recommended.

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Racer Sessions Presents - Borys Kossakowski
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents - Borys Kossakowski

Levi Gillis is a Seattle based saxophonist and improviser, and a graduate of UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, Levi has studied and performed with DBorys Kossakowski - songwriter, improviser. Performed on Open'er Festival, OFF Festival, PPA. Recorded and cooperated with Sunday Pagans, Towary Zastępcze, Li Pa Li, KSAS and more. Currently living in Seattle.

"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."

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All Ages Open Mic
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

All Ages Open Mic

Seattle’s only true All Ages Open Mic. Hosted by Pike Place Market busking hero Even Evanovich this evening provides an opportunity for first-timers and seasoned professionals to reach a wonderfully receptive audience in a professional venue setting. You’ll discover every genre, from the singer-songwriter to hip-hop beat poetry and as always great food and drink.

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Two Hour Transport
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Two Hour Transport

Do you love stories?  We love stories.  Once a month we get together and share our original Science Fiction and Fantasy writing at Cafe Racer.  Please join us.  If you write, think about bringing a short story and signing up for the open mic.  

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Adam Tulley with Ben Thomas
Nov
29
8:30 PM20:30

Adam Tulley with Ben Thomas

Adam Tulley with Ben Thomas (bandoneon and vibraphone), presenting a program of traditional music from Argentina, with forays into jazz and chamber music. The music ranges from traditional, danceable tango repertoire on guitar and bandoneon to versions of Argentinian folk music fused with jazz, the latter incorporating the vibraphone.  The duo has arranged classics by traditional composers like Anibal Troilo and Gustavo ‘Cuchi’ Leguizamón as well as original compositions. The bandoneon sounds of pure tango, the vibraphone evokes jazz, and the guitar gives the music an unmistakeable Latin American spirit.

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Cafe Racer and Jawbone Puppet Theater present: Beer and Puppet Theater, A puppet slam! 
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cafe Racer and Jawbone Puppet Theater present: Beer and Puppet Theater, A puppet slam! 

Don’t miss this fun-filled night of short form adult and experimental puppetry!

Admission is free! What a bargain! Although we will gratefully and humbly accept your donations to support the artists.

Come see short, fun, experimental puppet shows by Vashon Island and Seattle artists. Our puppet slam gives us a chance to be fearless, have fun, collaborate, and create new work on a regular basis. Slams traditionally feature adult puppetry. Our slam is unique in that, working side by side with our grizzled, veteran puppeteers, we feature children puppeteers in our line up, and kids are welcome to come and enjoy the show. But be forewarned, while there are no overtly pornographic shows, and nothing that we expect will scar your children for life, it’s not what you have come to think of as “family friendly.” We avoid that kind of insipid, cutesy pap. You can expect Slovakian folktales, witches, and esoteric clowns, death by freezing, death by fire, and death by wrath of god, not to mention a little Kafka thrown in for good measure. 9-year-old writer/director, Daniela, presents “The story of the Mushroom King.” And there will be a 5th grade report on the flight patterns of the American Crow, which quickly spirals into madness. We encourage you to drink beer while you enjoy the show! 

To learn more about puppet slams across the nation, and the history of puppet slams, check outhttp://puppetslam.com/

This is the first in a series of Puppet Slams. If you are interested, and would like to get involved, or  present a show at a future slam, please contact Adam Ende, founder and janitor of Jawbone Puppet Theater, at 347-455-5558. 

Check out https://www.caferacerseattle.com and https://www.adamende.art/

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Racer Sessions Presents ~ Noel Kennon
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents ~ Noel Kennon

This week we are welcoming Noel Kennon to the Racer stage. Noel, who moved to Seattle in recent years, has been attending the session regularly for several months. As a composer, pianist, and violist, Noel is a frequent presence on the stage and as many know after watching him improvise at the sessions, a person with a lot of care and attentiveness with regard to group improvisations.

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All Ages Open Mic
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

All Ages Open Mic

Seattle’s only true All Ages Open Mic. Hosted by Pike Place Market busking hero Even Evanovich this evening provides an opportunity for first-timers and seasoned professionals to reach a wonderfully receptive audience in a professional venue setting. You’ll discover every genre, from the singer-songwriter to hip-hop beat poetry and as always great food and drink.

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Bridal Party (BC), Emma Lee Toyoda, Olivia White, Thank You
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bridal Party (BC), Emma Lee Toyoda, Olivia White, Thank You

uhhhh excuse me december but i don't remember inviting you into my life!!!!! but nooooo by all means, please just come in and freeze off my toes, see if i care!!!

bc we have a bunch of WARM SOULS comin by on the 7th, and we are gonna all snuggle up with some HOTT jams and pretend we live on a beach planet!! it's gonna be cozy and fun and also great!!! EAT IT DECEMBER!!!!! look at these lil suns:

bridal party (Van BC) ~ https://bridalparty.bandcamp.com/
impress these bridezillas with your slick moves and earn your right to holy matrimony

emma lee toyoda ~ https://emmaleetoyoda.bandcamp.com/
EMO LEE TOYODA says they make sadgrrlrock/madgrrlrock but we all know that most of all they are radgrrlrock 😎

Olivia White ~ https://oliviawhite.bandcamp.com/
the micro-sonic splish splash of the light winter mist on yr raincoat

thank you ~ https://ttyy.bandcamp.com/
5 adorable game boiz in a game boi band! collect, evolve, and trade with yr friends!!!!

doors at 8 and show at 8:30!!! at 11:30 we are legally required to put all those under 21 out in the cold, so they can build character and understand the cruel realities of our planet!!! (we still luv u tho and have confidence in yr survival)

$6-10 suggested donation!! Not A. Flof <333333

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Release Party at Cafe Racer! YOY, MOMB, Bobcat, New Bloom
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Release Party at Cafe Racer! YOY, MOMB, Bobcat, New Bloom

It's a Release Party at Cafe Racer! Featuring: YOY Tape Release on Seattle's own Den Tapes! Mud On My Bra reveals new holiday singles! Bobcat album release! and New Bloom!

Saturday November 17th at Cafe Racer
Doors at 8pm
All Ages until 11pm
21+ Bar with ID
$5 - 10 donation for the bands (pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds)

It's a super friendly-friend show! Have fun. (No jerks)

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SFT!! with Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus, Mike Votava, The Jet Pack
Nov
16
to Nov 17

SFT!! with Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus, Mike Votava, The Jet Pack

Super Fun Times at Cafe Racer!!!
Yay!

With live performances from:
Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus
Mike Votava
The Jet Pack

Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus : https://www.facebook.com/Simon-Kornelis-Steakhaus-114624945333694/

Mike Votava : https://www.facebook.com/mikevotavamusic/
The Jet Pack - https://www.facebook.com/TheJetPackBand/
Super Fun Times will be had by all!

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DIE//FAM with Velvet Q
Nov
13
9:00 PM21:00

DIE//FAM with Velvet Q

Synth-punk draped in a powerpop gaze, DIE//FAM from Portland Oregon set out to bring old-fashioned, broken-hearted fun to a world on fire. Touring in support of their debut album “SPLASH,” their signature sound is akin to a cranked out version of "The Cars" with Belinda Carlisle asleep at the wheel. Joining them will be Seattle’s own "Velvet Q” whose dimensional lyricism and brooding scape, cement the trio in the Pacific North zeitgeist. The “Q” in this instance standing for: “Quit facing walls and start paying attention;” before you miss out on something truly important.

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Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan

Come join me in the OBAMA Room at Cafe Racer Each Tuesday of the month, (except for the third,) for your personal Body Card readings.

I use the lovely deck of cards created by local artist Courtney Putnam (Bellingham, www.rising-bird.com) that are rich and delicious in their energy and artful meditative wisdom.

Each reading is twenty minutes for a $10 donation. 

This is a first come, first served event where you may sign up in person, to reserve your time slot for the evening.

See you from 7-9 pm on Tuesday evenings (except for the third Tuesdays of the month.)

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Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

Handsome Ladies Showcase Featuring Darlin Do, Hailey & Amy and The Wayside

Good music and great beer! NO COVER! 

Three Seattle Rock bands, one small venue! It’s all about the fun Friday November 9th.

Aurora Motels: http://auroramotels.bandcamp.com

The Lesser Disciples: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/The-Lesser-Disciples-712882588912124/

Talktin' & Easy: https://talktinandeasy.bandcamp.com/
New vid for "Milton's Orchids": 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhL18E8XZ4

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The Lesser Disciples, Aurora Motels and Talktin' and Easy
Nov
9
to Nov 10

The Lesser Disciples, Aurora Motels and Talktin' and Easy

Good music and great beer! NO COVER! 

Three Seattle Rock bands, one small venue! It’s all about the fun Friday November 9th.

Aurora Motels: http://auroramotels.bandcamp.com

The Lesser Disciples: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/The-Lesser-Disciples-712882588912124/

Talktin' & Easy: https://talktinandeasy.bandcamp.com/
New vid for "Milton's Orchids": 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhL18E8XZ4

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Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan

Come join me in the OBAMA Room at Cafe Racer Each Tuesday of the month, (except for the third,) for your personal Body Card readings.

I use the lovely deck of cards created by local artist Courtney Putnam (Bellingham, www.rising-bird.com) that are rich and delicious in their energy and artful meditative wisdom.

Each reading is twenty minutes for a $10 donation. 

This is a first come, first served event where you may sign up in person, to reserve your time slot for the evening.

See you from 7-9 pm on Tuesday evenings (except for the third Tuesdays of the month.)

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Racer Sessions Presents - Ross Hammond / Lori Goldston / Tim DuRoche
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents - Ross Hammond / Lori Goldston / Tim DuRoche

Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States and beyond. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music.

Lori Goldston is an American cellist and composer. Accomplished in a wide variety of styles, including classical, world music, rock and free improvisation, she came to prominence as the touring cellist for Nirvana from 1993–1994 and appears on their live album MTV Unplugged in New York. She was a member of Earth, the Black Cat Orchestra, and Spectratone International, and also performs solo.

Tim DuRoche is a Portland-based jazz drummer, cultural writer, radio host, and artist-civic ecologist.  My work over the last 25 years (live performance, community engagement and conversation, curating, public art and journalism/creative nonfiction) has been part of an evolving fascination with the improvisational weft and warp that occurs between art, entertainment, history, culture, and the public realm.

"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."

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Mark Rubin (NOLA) &amp; The Debaucherauntes
Nov
3
8:30 PM20:30

Mark Rubin (NOLA) & The Debaucherauntes

$10 sugg.
Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma
The Debaucherauntes

By incredible luck, we are proud to welcome folk and klezmer legend Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma, to Cafe Racer next Saturday night for a special intimate performance.

Seattle's hometown carnival ride of cabaret klezmer, The Debaucherauntes be taking the night into it's conclusion with as much agic and intensity as possible (and hopefully less kicked over drinks than last time.)

Door volunteer spots available -- please PM Mai Li Pittard if you're interested in helping out with door!

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Zabadaba Ken OG DJ Double J Sacred G &amp; Eli
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Zabadaba Ken OG DJ Double J Sacred G & Eli

🚨ShoutOut: Independent Hip-Hop/ Rap Concert🎤 🤬 
🚨Featuring local artists from Seattle, Tacoma, and performing for the WA!!! Check us out. Thankz fam! 🎤 🤬 

*Show Description - "The Society reveals itself for a night of mystery coming at you live from the underground. Our lyrically-dank rhymes will enlighten your mind and free your soul from entanglement. Come take a ride with us as we escape to a higher plane..."

*Producer bio - "Exonerated Productions" was founded November 22nd 2015 in Burien, WA by Zabadaba and Denny Dimwit. We are an independent record label focused on producing and promoting underground artists. We are globally recognized and discreetly active in the Seattle area. Our deep connections and secretive nature have earned us a reputation as, The Society.

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sPiN! sPiN! sPooKy! ^--^
Nov
1
to Nov 2

sPiN! sPiN! sPooKy! ^--^

🦇It's time for our annual sPooK-ening! Join sPiN! sPiN! SuPeR! as we bring you a spooky fun evening of good music, veggie & fruit carving, drink specials, and more!

🎟 $5 at the door. 21+ to enter.

👩‍🚒Drink specials to be announced!

🧟‍♂️Costumes encouraged! Since it's Flintlock3r's birthday, the suggested theme is wizardry & magicks!

🎃Bring veggies & fruits to carve at our carving station! Remember that bell peppers, squash, apples, and other non-pumpkins all make pretty cool jack-o-lanters, too! Get creative!

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Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan

Come join me in the OBAMA Room at Cafe Racer Each Tuesday of the month, (except for the third,) for your personal Body Card readings.

I use the lovely deck of cards created by local artist Courtney Putnam (Bellingham, www.rising-bird.com) that are rich and delicious in their energy and artful meditative wisdom.

Each reading is twenty minutes for a $10 donation. 

This is a first come, first served event where you may sign up in person, to reserve your time slot for the evening.

See you from 7-9 pm on Tuesday evenings (except for the third Tuesdays of the month.)

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Racer Sessions presents Ebony Miranda
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions presents Ebony Miranda

EBONY MIRANDA IS A CELLIST, ACTIVIST, AND EDUCATOR IN THE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON AREA. IN 2017 THEY GRADUATED FROM CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS WITH A BACHELOR OF MUSIC. THEIR SOLO PROJECT, UNDESIRABLE BODY, FOCUSES ON RELEASING KARMIC ENERGY AND INNER TURMOIL, WITH THEMES SURROUNDING RACE, GENDER/SEXUALITY, AND TRAUMA AS AN INFLUENCE - AS WELL AS EXPLORING EXTENDED TECHNIQUE, ALTERNATE TUNING, AND TIMBRE OF THE CELLO. BESIDES SOLO WORK, EBONY ALSO PERFORMS IN THEIR DUO, PREYER, WITH PERCUSSIONIST ADAM BRIGGS.  

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Guayaba / Lilac / Izumi / Mira Death (PDX)
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

Guayaba / Lilac / Izumi / Mira Death (PDX)

oh HI. what a world, my friends. what a rip-off!!! you may be thinking these days. why does everything have to suck so much???

WELL MY FRIENDS, this is also a world where something as magical as this show can happen bc a lot of beautiful ppl were like HEY, let's make music and enjoy each other's company and have a good time!! and idk. a world where that can happen can't be all bad. so come enjoy the good things these 4 denizens of this world can offer you!!!! and celebrate your friends

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Drinks, Drawing &amp; DJs - Exquisite Corpse Night #7 at Cafe Racer
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Drinks, Drawing & DJs - Exquisite Corpse Night #7 at Cafe Racer

Pre-Halloween edition and the last one for 2018!! We'll be on holiday for Nov and Dec, so don't miss out - we'll be spinning an extra special & spooky set of tunes to spark your imagination.

Your DJ hosts: Marvelette and The Ohmu. As always, playing the drawing game is optional. Kids are welcome too (just not in the bar area). 

“Exquisite Corpse” - A drawing game invented by the surrealists and other artists who congregated in Parisian cafes in the early decades of the 20th century. Very easy to do, yet you can be as creative and elaborate (or simple) as you wish (and you absolutely don’t need to be an artist to play). Three to five players per sheet of paper – with friends or strangers – or just enjoy looking on as others draw. 

Café Racer serves food til 10 pm on Thursdays and drinks til 11:30 pm..

Paper and pens provided, but feel free to bring your own art supplies.

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Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan

Come join me in the OBAMA Room at Cafe Racer Each Tuesday of the month, (except for the third,) for your personal Body Card readings.

I use the lovely deck of cards created by local artist Courtney Putnam (Bellingham, www.rising-bird.com) that are rich and delicious in their energy and artful meditative wisdom.

Each reading is twenty minutes for a $10 donation. 

This is a first come, first served event where you may sign up in person, to reserve your time slot for the evening.

See you from 7-9 pm on Tuesday evenings (except for the third Tuesdays of the month.)

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DMM Presents: DoNormaal // Power Strip // Velvet Q // Fluung
Oct
20
9:00 PM21:00

DMM Presents: DoNormaal // Power Strip // Velvet Q // Fluung

Distinction Music Management Presents:

DoNormaal
https://soundcloud.com/donormaal

Power Strip
https://powrstrp.bandcamp.com/releases

Velvet Q
https://velvetq.bandcamp.com/releases

Fluung
https://fluung.bandcamp.com/

DJ set by Tasteful Nude in between bands
https://tastefulnude.bandcamp.com/

Come one, come all, in celebration of our favorite sweetie Kate's Birthday! $5 suggested donation for the bands. Bring some love for the birthday cutie.

--NO OUTFIT REPEATERS!!!--

This event will be hosted by Austin Sankey of NAUTICULT!

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The Handsome Ladies Showcase: The Piney Gals and Darlin Do
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

The Handsome Ladies Showcase: The Piney Gals and Darlin Do

Introducing the first of three showcases for women in bluegrass this fall at Cafe Racer! Second Saturdays: October 13, November 10, and December 8. Come on down!

All ages until 11pm

October 13: The Piney Gals and Darlin Do

The Piney Gals
The Piney Gals perform traditional songs and fiddle tunes dug from the roots of American folk music. Kate Lichtenstein (the Barn Owls) and Charmaine Slaven (Squirrel Butter, the Tallboys) started singing together in 2017 on their back porches and living rooms, and found that their voices, taste in repertoire, and sense of humor meshed well together. We think you’ll enjoy the music that these two ladies of old-time music have arranged.

Darlin Do
It’s the Darlin Do Debut! Darlin Do is a mostly-bluegrass trio featuring Anna Culver, Gina Astesana and Rachael Snyder. Since their formation in 2017, the heartbreaking harmonies of Darlin Do have been polished in backyard gardens and woodshops. You are sure to enjoy the traditional bluegrass tunes, original arrangements and the occasional sass that this trio brings to the stage. 



The Handsome Ladies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to promote and support women bluegrass players of all levels. Our seven founding members met in the summer of 2012 and created a bluegrass jam, in which all of the players just so happened to be ladies. Within a handful of months, we met more women who had been looking for exactly what we had created: a close-knit community whose purpose was to support, promote and encourage ladies in the world of bluegrass.

Today, with over two hundred active members, we host monthly ladies-jams, participate at bluegrass festivals, and hold educational workshops and events. We are committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of female musicians within the bluegrass community, while helping to preserve the traditions and culture of bluegrass and American roots music.

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Afterlife Giftshop Presents: Amethyst De Wolfe and Trigger Words
Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

Afterlife Giftshop Presents: Amethyst De Wolfe and Trigger Words

The second installment of the Afterlife Giftshop curated evenings featuring Amethyst De Wolfe and Trigger Words.

9:00pm - Amethyst De Wolfe (full band) followed by Afterlife Giftshop and closing out the evening with Trigger Words.

https://triggerwords1.bandcamp.com/
https://afterlifegiftshop.bandcamp.com/
https://amethystdewolfe.bandcamp.com/

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