January 25, 2011 · 11:20 AM
Diggers will have a show on Friday
The Diggers, a quartet of Island musicians who are also farmers and activists, will play at free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Red Bicycle Bistro. “We encourage heckling, commentary and sing-alongs,” said band member Camille Coldeen.
Scott McDougall plays Café Luna
Scott McDougall will bring his one-man folk band to Café Luna at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. McDougall’s show includes a kick drum, high hat, harmonica, simple stringed instruments and a set list of old time, punk-infused songs.
Nick Vigarino slides into the Bike
Slide guitarist Nick Vigarino will bring soulful blues to Red Bicycle Bistro at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in a free, all-ages show. Vigarino is the winner of numerous Washington Blues Society awards and has performed in venues and festivals all over the Pacific Northwest.
Celtic Conspiracy takes on love’s darker side
The Portland-based band Celtic Conspiracy will play a concert dubbed “Songs of Love and Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Blue Heron. The group is comprised of Hanz Araki on Irish flute and vocals, fiddler Kathryn Claire, Suzanne Taylor on piano, Joe Trump on percussion and Colm MacCárthaigh on guitar and bouzouki. The concert — billed as an unconventional spin on traditional Valentine’s Day sentiment — will include some of the darker and more macabre themes found in Celtic love songs. Band members are all well-traveled musicians who have toured and recorded extensively. Tickets for the show are $13 and $16 and are on sale at Blue Heron, Heron’s Nest, Books by the Way and www.brownpapertickets.com, or call 463-5131.