Friday, September 9, 2016

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Storytellers at St. John's, Fly Moon Royalty and more

Posted By on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 11:50 AM

click to enlarge Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love are part of a stellar bill at The Observatory Saturday, headlined by Bad Motivators.
  • Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love are part of a stellar bill at The Observatory Saturday, headlined by Bad Motivators.

A bevy of live options await music lovers heading into the weekend, so heed some hot tips from the next couple days: 

FRIDAY

Hey, look, it's another festival! Borracho Fest brings out Elton Jah, Flying Spiders, Fusbol and the Broken Thumbs to the venerable taco joint downtown. It's free. 

You'll find a distinctly different vibe up at St. John's Cathedral for a special "storytellers" show featuring Marshall McLean Band and Water Monster singing tunes in the beautiful and musically sound cathedral. For just $5, it's a pretty sweet deal for a distinctly different music experience. Doors at 7 pm, show starts at 8. 

I caught Fly Moon Royalty last week at Bumbershoot when the funky/soul/hip-hop crew nearly burned down the KEXP studio stage, so hot was their gig. They're coming to the Checkerboard Bar tonight, where they'll be joined by Flannel Math Animal, the Snakebites and Quarter Monkey. That's a whole lotta tunes! Here's a little taste of Fly Moon Royalty: 

SATURDAY

The Observatory hosts Seattle rock crew Bad Motivators, who will be joined by Great Spiders and Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love for a fine evening out. 

Before that show, maybe head to the Hillyard Hippie Happening. Not only does the daylong festival have a great name, it's got a lot of live tunes coming at you from Kozmik Dreamzz, Stuntcoaster, 3D, Strawberry Fields, Psychedelic Scene and Feelin' Groovy. No doubt many in attendance will be feeling groovy indeed. 

SUNDAY 

A little live hip-hop to end the weekend? Why not. Catch Nappy Roots at the Red Room Lounge Sunday night. 
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