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Artist Ticket Picks: NW Film Forum’s Music Craft series, The Round, cupcakes and more!

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HALLOWEEN! Thursday, October 31 Music Craft: Nine Inch NailsSeattle, Washington   This Portland stop was near the 2008 tour’s end for Nine Inch Nails. Reznor’s 2007-2008 albums supplied the majority of the set at the Rose Garden, where NIN played a vast musical vocabulary with transfixing lighting and set design. Part of Music Craft, Northwest Film Forum’s ongoing series featuring rare concert footage from music legends.

** WARNING! This video contains language that may be offensive to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. **

Sunday, November 3 I Locarno at Colombia City TheaterSeattle, Washington  Locarno is the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk. There are threads of Son Jarocho and Salsa but the songs are more edgy and contemporary than that. The music could be compared to Manu Chao, Ozomatli or Rodrigo and Gabriela but although there are similarities it is truly original and a new flavour in the Latin music genre.

For the past few years Tom has been writing and recording the material for Locarno. His goal is to create music which is heavily influenced by Mexican music but using the elements and musicians around him in his hometown of Vancouver. A key element to this sound is the partnerships he has created with producer Joby Baker who has worked with several World/Latin artists including Alex Cuba and Miguelito Valdes who lends his trumpet and percussion talents to the project. Miguelito was born and raised in Havana Cuba and has played with Afro Cuban All Stars, Omara Portoundo and The Buena Vista Social Club. Rounding up the group is Sam Esecson on drums and percussion, Kalissa Hernandez on Violin and vocals and Nick La Riviere on trombone.

Friday, November 8 I Rochester Original Music Series in Zeppa Auditorium at The German HouseRochester, New York   Dan Eaton, Rochester Original Music Series and Zeppa Auditorium present a night of great food and amazing local music talent, MC’d by Dan Eaton himself.

Music will be provided by The Mighty High and Dry. With the influences of Rolling Stones, Black Keys, and Neil Young audible within their performances, The Mighty High & Dry’s sound shines through each song, rooted by Kyle Vock’s (mostly upright) deep-digging bass, Chris Teal’s dynamic and crisp drumming, Alan Murphy’s guitar hooks and stylistically flexible singing, and Mike Frederick’s edgy guitar talk. Their lyrical tones range from humanistic (“Here’s To The King”, “Trust Me Brother”), Dionysian (“Hangover Bridge”, “Shine”) to animalistic (“The Snake”, “War It Is”). MHD paints life’s adventure as an ever-unfolding mirror, which hangs over an altar with a full bar.

Watkins and the Rapiers will also be performing their unique brand of Americana and folk.

Tuesday, November 12 I Round 102: MARK PICKEREL, more musicians, slam poets, live painterSeattle, Washington   The Round is: three songwriters share the stage together with slam poets and live painters/visual artists. Joined by a mix of improv backing musicians for a relaxed evening of unique collaboration.

Curated by Nathan Marion in Seattle. Independently curated in other cities such as Tacoma, Portland, Austin, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, etc.

This edition of The Round features Mark Pickerel (Screaming Trees, Nirvana, etc.), plus special guests. Check out Mark’s new album Tess, currently charting on KEXP

Saturday, November 16 I Music, Eats, SweetsTacoma, Washington   Come join Yummers Cupcakes in Tacoma for a night of inspiring food prepared by Chef Brian Smith, in their first pop up style contemporary restaurant venture. Yummers will be transformed into a restaurant for the evening, with LIVE Music performed by up and coming R&B artist, David McGee. He will be singing soulful melodies while you enjoy your tastefully prepared meal. Your evening will end with unforgettable desserts prepared for you by bakery owner Amber Serrano, in this all inclusive event. Get your taste buds and ears ready for a night you wont soon forget.