It’s in Fremont! It’s music! It’s live!
Valentine’s Day has come and gone and now we must remain in good spirits until the next holiday, or the next sunny day! Keep the winter woes away with some live music! Fremont offers a wide range of surprisingly affordable, toe taping, and intriguing performances. Matter of fact we caught a fierce funk show last week, read more below.
Things Get Fabulous in Fremont with a Dip into Nectar
Sometimes you just need to dance it off on Thursday evenings. It’s best with that satisfying and soulful groove that funk delivers. What better way to face Friday morning than with a beat still in your feet, a melody spinning in your hips and images of brass reflecting under the stage lights demanding your attention.
On February 13th, local band The Dip headlined at Nectar with their self-described brand of “Premium Northwest Soul.” The openers included Jelly Bread from Reno, Nevada and fellow Seattlites The Fabulous Party Boys (including one fabulously energetic female lead singer, Tazlyn Gue).
The Dip and The Fabulous Party Boys have paired up in the past and the result is a terrific crescendo of strong soul voices, powerhouse brass sections, and clever composition. This evening at Nectar was no exception. Both groups are a stockpile of young talent and perform with an infectious sense of fun. The crowd came for funk and it was delivered.
During The Dip’s set friends and fans made their approval known and cat-calling accompanied several solos. Just in front of the stage the crowd spaced out enough to allow for swinging elbows, bobbing, and plenty of shoulder swaying. Behind the core crowd, a row of men formed a line, beers in hand, nodding their approval in time with the beat.
The Fabulous Party Boys and The Dip headed north the next day for a Valentine’s Day show at the Wild Buffalo in Belligham. Keep an eye on their Facebook pages for upcoming shows. For more Funk/Soul in Fremont check out the High Dive’s line up for this Saturday February 22nd, Nectar’s line up for this Sunday February 23rd, or the Seamonster Lounge in neighboring Wallingford.
Upcoming Live Music:
LIVE JAZZ at The Augustus every Thursday from 8:30-11:3pm
Tuesdays are Karaokegrass (Karaoke with a live blue grass band backing you up) No Cover
Friday 2/21 An evening with KRIZZ KALIKO plus Dirtay, Ripynt & Carl Roe, Rookie Snow, and Eddie Grandpre (Hip Hop/Rap) :: $15 adv/ $20 doors, $35 Meet & Greet 7-8pm
Saturday 2/22 (early 3pm show) HOME SWEET HOME Benefit Concert for Shelley’s Spinners: Raising money for Cycle for Survival :: $10/ Additional donations encouraged!
for more info visit: www.cycleforsurvival.org
Saturday 2/22 TRIBAL ORDER w/ Soulistic Gypsy, Skablins, Nigel Mustafa, and w/ special guests TBA (Ska / Reggae) :: $7 adv/$10 dos
Sunday 2/23 PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, KIEV, and XVIII Eyes :: $12 adv (Funk / Electronic)
For Nectar’s complete calendar and more details visit Nectar’s website. All shows listed are 21 plus
Wednesday 2/19 Western Tilt, Bruised Hearts Revue, and Other Desert Cities (Americana/Rock) :: $6
Thursday 2/20 Peter Bradley Adams with Anne Heaton :: $13 adv/$15 dos
Friday 2/21 Aaron Daniel- Furniture Girls (EP Release) and the Yev (Alternative/Pop) :: $8
Saturday 2/22 Radio Raheem, Breaks & Swells, and Kissing Potion (Funk/Soul) :: $8
Sunday 2/23 Dearly Departed, Megan Larson, and cryptobebelem (Rock/Folk-Hop/Alternative) :: $6