Editor’s Picks: March 2016

Brothers Comatose

March 9 • Green Frog

One of the things I love about the Green Frog is they¹ll have regional bands play frequently, giving them a good following in town. One such group is Brothers Comatose, of San Francisco, who seem to play here at least once a year, and for good reason – they’re fantastic. Great “roots” music ­with fiddles, banjo, guitar, the usual suspects. But they do it really, really well. This show is well worth whatever the cover charge is.


Wild Throne

March 11 • Make.Shift

If you made it out to the What’s Up! awards show in January and caught the headliner Wild Throne, you saw a band dialed in after months of touring that also saw the release of their debut record on Roadrunner… and you saw a band that was unbelievably tight, brutal and alive! Now go see ‘em with 100 of your best friends at Make.Shift. Croak and Muscle Beach are also playing! Go to this all-ages show.



March 13 • Wild Buffalo

You gotta love good hip hop at the Wild Buffalo, and Sol definitely fits the bill! We’ve written about him recently, but in case you missed it, Sol is a badass artist out of Seattle. I love him, you’ll love him. Go.


St. Patty’s Day Fun

March 17 • Boundary Bay Brewery

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at Boundary will include Peadar Macmahon, Margarett Driscoll, Jan Peters, The Porch Lights, and Robert Sarazin Blake & The Paddywhackers along with performances by the Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band and Penk O’Donnel Irish School of dance. So… yup… kind of no reason not to go.


What’s Up! 18th anniversary show

March 18 • The Shakedown

Celebrate 18 years of the mag with a night of free music with 5 local bands at The Shakedown – ässwipé (pronounced Auh-sweepe), SOSA, The Co Founder, Hello I’m Sorry, and Fretts. I love a good party! And its free!


Acid Mothers Temple

March 21 • The Shakedown

I have no idea how The Shakedown got Acid Mothers to play at such an intimate venue, but they did and we can all thank them for it by going to the show. The band is one of the all time legends of psych – the night will blow your minds.