Best Bets for Dec. 28-30 | The Bainbridge Blab

There’s not much going on this weekend, as Bainbridge gears up for the last shindig of the season — of the year, in fact — but what there is comes highly recommended.

Described as what it might sound like if The Maldives performed with Merle Haggard, the Seattle-based Country Lips will bring their outlaw-style sound to the Treehouse Café at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29.

In the words of Seattle Weekly: “Many, many years before the likes of Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton donned 10-gallon hats and began crooning about blue jeans and cheesy romance, country was the genre of choice for drunkards, rebels and rockers. Seattle’s own Country Lips pay homage to that proud tradition, cranking out debauched ballads with slurred-speech choruses that would make Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard proud. The eight-piece band has a reputation for rowdiness (as should any roots country revivalists worth their weight in Jack Daniels).”

Or, as The Stranger said, “Country music gets a bad rap, and it’s mostly the fault of goody two-shoes like Keith Urban and Garth Brooks. I mean, back in the day, country was full of bad boys. Seattle’s Country Lips sound and play more like classic country’s raucous and rowdy boys — and their live shows are becoming legendarily wild. It’s hard to stand still when eight-plus members are bringin’ the foot-stompers. Country Lips are putting the party back in the original party music. Somebody had to do it. It’s not always about tears falling in your beer.”

Admission is $15 (21-and-older only), visit www.treehousebainbridge.com to purchase and learn more.

The Bainbridge Blab is your one-stop spot to get the 411 on all things 98110. From South Beach to Agate Passage, Battle Point to Rolling Bay, we’ve got the straight skinny on Bainbridge Island: the latest chatter, babble and burble. News, too. Have a tip or a comment for the Blab? Email us at editor@bainbridgereview.com.

More in Life

Deadline nears for Youth Art Award

Bainbridge High School juniors and seniors are eligible for cash awards from… Continue reading

‘As You Like It’ auditions coming soon

Bainbridge Performing Arts will hold auditions for the upcoming production of “As… Continue reading

Imagined Reality Improv takes stage at BIMA

Imagined Reality Improv returns to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Frank… Continue reading

Sounders scribe debuts Seattle soccer book

Seattle’s Matt Pentz will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Best Bets for March 15-17 | The Bainbridge Blab

This weekend’s Best Bets are in the same place, but very different… Continue reading

BIMA rebuilds ‘Momentum’ in springtime festival offerings

Described as “refreshingly edgy” and a “fresh interdisciplinary concept” when it debuted… Continue reading

Island Film Group gathers for Rock Hudson-Doris Day romcom classic

Island Film Group will screen a classic Rock Hudson-Doris Day movie at… Continue reading

Multi-author reading examines writing through grief

Elizabeth Coplan, along with several other contributing authors, will visit Eagle Harbor… Continue reading

Most Read