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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Kenny Rogers, country 7:30 p.m. Friday; Town Toyota Center, 1300 Walla Walla Ave.; $41-$74; towntoyotacenter.com 1-866-973-9611
The Gambler himself strolls the stage of Wenatchee’s arena, with his full array of ’70s and ’80s hits: “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Lucille,” “You Decorated My Life,” “Coward of the County.” The Texas-born Rogers gigged with a series of bands in his early days, including the New Christy Minstrels folk ensemble and the rockers First Edition, the latter providing his first chart successes with “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.” Solo success followed beginning in the mid-’70s, and Rogers built on his chart hits with a series of TV specials and movies, including some based on the songs he made famous. A photographer who’s published two volumes of pictures, Rogers also started his own fast food chain in the 1980s and created his own CD label, Dreamcatcher, in 1998.
A Version Of, rock 7 p.m. Saturday; Lincoln Park; free; myspace.com/aversionof
East Wenatchee rock band A Version Of debuts its first album at a CD release show in Lincoln Park. Band members include singer Uriel Perez, guitarist Daniel Perez, bassist Exzar Perez and drummer Jesse Rogers. Other bands taking the stage are Live Breathe Die and A Blissful Dawn.
Synic Radio “The Sequel” hip-hop show 8 p.m. Saturday; The Volcano Night Club, 27 N Chelan Ave.; $5 888-1054
Synic Radio, a Wenatchee-based show promoter and music distributor, offers up a hip-hop concert featuring local and out-of-town artists. Seattle rapper Neema headlines, with Arizona MC Ben Davis, Pasco songstress Dolly Menace, Latin rapper M.D.K., Tacoma performer Sonny Bonoho and Leavenworth-spawned Elevation 420, which opened for Tech N9ne at his Town Toyota Center show in April. The show features freestyle battles and free admission for the first 10 female patrons; it’s open only to guests 18 and older.
Arte y Pureza with Inés Bacán, flamenco 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; Sleeping Lady Chapel Theater, 7375 Icicle Road; $18 adults, $10 seniors and students; sleepinglady.com 548-6344
The Spanish flamenco ensemble tours to Leavenworth, with Gypsy vocalist Inés Bacán as special guest in her first U.S. appearances. Arte y Pureza works to preserve traditional flamenco, with music and dance combining onstage. All proceeds benefit Icicle Creek Music Center.
Fourth annual Shellfish Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; White Heron Cellars, 10035 Stuhlmiller Road N.W.; $10; whiteheronwine.com 797-9463
Head on over for a feast at White Heron. Munch on oysters, mussel and clams — and sausage for those who prefer it — or even buy some to take and make at home. Live music during the even is provided by hip-hop duo Sidestreet Reny and blues-rock ensemble Rävinwolf.
SuperSones, Cuban 7 p.m. Saturday; Winthrop Barn, 51 N. Highway 20; suggested donation $15 adults, $5 students 997-4004
The Northwest group brings the traditional sounds of son to Winthrop. Son, a Cuban style of acoustic dance music, blends Spanish guitars, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call and response singing and trumpet improvisation. The band performs classic and original bolero, cha cha, guaracha and son montuno songs for the Methow Arts event.
Greg Brown, folk 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8; Winthrop Barn, 51 N. Highway 20; $25 advance, $30 at door; brownpapertickets.com 923-2391
Folk singer and songwriter Brown headlines a concert at the Barn. The Iowa musician frequently has a guest spot on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Bluesman Bo Ramsey opens the show.
Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, western 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.; $14 486-1328
The Methow Valley’s western music trio plays acoustic tunes at the CCC. Band members include bassist Lauralee Northcott, guitarist and banjo player Emele Clothier and percussionist Jennifer Epps. All women provide vocals. Their third full-length album, “Daughters of the West,” was released earlier this year.
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