Also Tonight In Music: Columbia City Theater’s One Year Anniversary Shindig

Lindsey Scully / July 2, 2011

Columbia City Theater’s One Year Anniversary Party featuring The Bad Things, The Peculiar Pretzelmen, Titanium Sporkestra @ Columbia City Theater | 7/2 | 8pm | FREE | 21+

Photo credit: Jennifer Witz

Columbia City Theater is celebrating its first year anniversary tonight and they have a few things up their sleeves. While most people celebrate their first birthday with brightly-colored frosted cake, balloons, and possibly clowns; Columbia City Theater brings the audience a nice variety of local and Cali music with brightly-colored bands.

CCT is well-known as a beautiful music venue and it not only attracts neo-folk bands (like The Head And The Heart and Campfire OK) but also punk-rock (Ice Age Cobra), blues funk (Pickwick), and even Everclear himself performed there last Fall. This is truly a music venue that caters to the people and builds relationships with the artists themselves and attendees.

When you ask The Bad Things to plan a party and invite some friends, they do not disappoint. The pirate-gypsy-goth group definitely is the right group to get a party started and to get people out on the dance floor. They have a fantastic mix of mandolin, accordion, banjo, and more.

Locals Titanium Sporkestra wed marching band and metal together beautifully. It’s not everyday that you hear the intro to War Pig done with a brass section, nor see a drummer with dreads and piercings. This group encompasses a wide-range of personalities and the fact that they have some punk-rock in them makes them even more loveable. In fact, Titanium Sporkestra should be the spokesperson for Fremont.

LA-based The Peculiar Pretzelman is a gospel-infused, carnival-inspired, ragtime outfit that is anything but ordinary and far from something you have seen or heard before. Their musical instruments are rotating and vary between banjo, ukulele, mandocello, various percussion, sax, clarinet, heck even a musical saw is in the mix. They have yet to play in Seattle since 2009 so make sure you go see them unless you like to wait another two years.

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