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Spacecraft lands on KEXP’s radar

From our friends at Spacecraft, who’ve been bringing a succession of interesting regional artists to Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island in recent months. (As much as I’d like to take credit for the above headline, it’s straight off their release. Full disclosure.)

“Spacecraft, the new Bainbridge Island arts non-profit, has gotten the attention of Seattle’s premiere alternative music outlet, KEXP. Two upcoming Spacecraft shows at Rolling Bay Hall have been designated as “recommended,” and will be presented by Audioasis, KEXP’s long running Northwest music program, hosted by DJ Sharlese.

1106_KSFE_BrothersThe first show is Seattle-based hip-hop trio Brothers From Another (pictured at left) on Saturday, November 7 (7:30 p.m., doors open at 7). Travis Thompson, spoken-word poet and rapper, opens. Next up in the series on Friday, November 13, is Gifted Gab (8 p.m. show, 7:30 p.m. doors). “Gabby” Kadushin has been compared to Queen Latifah, and deserves comparison to Missy Elliot as well.

Morgan Terry, Spacecraft co-founder and artistic director, said, “KEXP plays many of the artists who have performed for Spacecraft audiences. It’s an honor to have KEXP checking us out and wanting to be involved in our shows. We’re stoked to have them representing.”
Both shows are presented by Spacecraft at Rolling Bay Hall, 10598 Valley Road NE.

Advance tickets are available for $10, and $12 at the door.

Information: 206-818-5646, spacecraftpresents.org; Brown Paper Tickets — 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com

— MM

Bainbridge venue reveals summer concert lineup

There have been a couple of live-music events at Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island under the umbrella of Spacecraft Bainbridge, the group booking allsorts into the building’s 100-person standing-room capacity (about 45 stadium-style seats for theater performances).

And the new Swinging Hammer Productions outfit recently packed the place with a high-quality production of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo.”

Now, Spacecraft has announced the lineup for their summer series of concerts, which kicks off on June 6 with Seattle trio McTuff (that’s them below). The show is at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at th0529_KSFE_McTuffe door (yeah, good luck with that; 100 people, remember?).

The remainder of the series looks like this:

June 12 — Fauna Shade and Thunderpussy

June 26 — The Fabulous Downey Brothers and Nightspace

July 10 — Mama Rags and Fox and The Law

July 24 — The Weather Machine and Fly Moon Royalty

Aug. 14 — Vaudeville Etiquette

Aug. 28 — A Cedar Suede

Rolling Bay Hall is at 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge Island.

Information: 206-818-5646, spacecraftpresents.org

— MM

All-aces ‘American Buffalo’ beats a (tiny) full house

I got to go see the inaugural performance by the new Swinging Hammer company on May 1 of David Mamet‘s “American Buffalo” in the tiny 0508_KSFE_Buffalo venue.

Pretty gripping stuff, and highly recommended. The only drawback to the little (40 seats) room is that a ticket might be hard to come by. Try; you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s the review: