Artist Ticket Picks: The Royal Oui, A Tribute to Harry Smith, Burlesque, Bellydance and more!

0X8A1830-2Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about.

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So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Thursday, December 12The Royal Oui, Pretty Broken Things, and Elk and BoarSeattle, Washington

“There’s never been any shortage of music in the Adrienne PierceAri Shine household: Vancouver native Pierce has released four-albums-plus of retro-mini epics known to fans of TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, Veronica Mars and beyond; Shine’s songwriting chops have shone on his solo releases (including last year’s Songs of Solomon) and his work as a composer. The husband-and-wife duo have collaborated before, but not under a band moniker until now, when the sometimes-L.A.-based couple decided to make music (and puns) as the Royal Oui. Their first 7-inch, “When You Lose Your Mind” (b/w “Actual Size”), displays not only their quirky sensibilities but their admirable restraint. And that opening lyric is a keeper.”  – Kevin Bronson Buzzbands.LA

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists Discusses “Wildwood” in Seattle Tonight!!

Tomorrow is Colin Meloy, front-man for celebrated Portland indie-rock band The Decemberists, birthday and tonight he’s discussing his new children’s book “Wildwood” along with the book’s illustrator (and romantic partner) Carson Ellis. It’s a great opportunity to see one of the Northwest’s most celebrated songwriters in a casual and intimate environment and to personally wish him an early Happy Birthday.

Any fan of the Decemberists knows that Meloy weaves intricate story lines into his songs and “Wildwood” is no exception. The book’s central character Prue McKeel enjoys a perfectly normal life until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the “Impassable Wilderness.” So begin Prue and her friend Curtis’ adventure in a secret world of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with dark intentions. Their adventure begins as a rescue mission but soon finds Prue and Curtis in the middle of a struggle for the freedom of the wilderness.
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