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In Music | Björn Again, Coco Montoya and West Coast punk come to Bremerton
Widely popular (and appropriately well-sequined) tribute band Björn Again: The ABBA Experience comes to the Admiral Theatre for two nights, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, and at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30. (Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. April 30.)
Experience ABBA’s glitter-laden catalog of hits, with a song lineup that includes Mamma Mia!, Take a Chance on Me, Fernando, Super Trooper, Rich Man’s World and, of course, Dancing Queen.
The most successful cover band in the world, Björn Again has performed for more fans than ABBA did in its entire career and has been hailed as a true reincarnation of the super group, nearly indistinguishable from the original, according to a press release.
Main Floor Reserved tickets are $35, Loge Reserved tickets are $29 and Balcony Reserved tickets are $18. Main Floor Show with Dinner tickets are $60 and are available for the Friday, April 30 performance only. Tickets may be purchased by calling (360) 373-6743 or at the ticket office at 515 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton. Admiral Theatre ticket office hours are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Blues guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya plays the Admiral in Bremerton Friday, April 23. Montoya’s explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper echelons of the blues-rock world. He has forged a well-known reputation, from his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the scene. He replaces legendary Charlie Musselwhite, who had to ax his gig due to being stuck in Europe, where the spread of volcanic ash has cancelled many flights. Tickets already sold for the Musselwhite show will be honored for Montoya’s show. If patrons would like a refund, they are asked to call the Ticket Office at (360) 373-6743. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling (360) 373-6743 or at the Ticket Office at 515 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton.
West Coast punk infects Bremerton this weekend, with local favorites and the arrival of a few out-of-towners. The Charleston brings in Bay Area old school punk band J.F.C. to Callow Avenue, along with Seattle hardcore thrashers Deathraid and Cyanide Destruct, toting good, old fashioned punk songs off a new album starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23. Cover: $7.
Three guys each playing solo hit Winterland at 9 p.m. Friday, April 23: Drag the River’s Chad Price, Two Cow garage singer and guitarist Micah Schnabel and Americana roots man Michael Dean Damron, who will pump out a two-week mini-tour together from the Evergreens to the sands of California. Cover: $5. Coffin Break brings the grunge with Bremerton’s Neutralboy (with new record “From Normal to Weirdo”) and Weathercade at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, also at Winterland.
Eighties pop entertainers the Spazmatics will smack of new wave and pop trash, all in their trademark cheek and awkward exuberance, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, April 23, at Clearwater Casino. The Spazmatics may look like calculated nerds sporting neck braces and glasses stuck together with tape, but they rock harder than your high school crush. Later this weekend, dance-frenzy rioters the Afrodisiacs wage disco war with hit renditions from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the casino. Info: www.afrospaz.com.
Chris Switzer is on acoustic guitar from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Silverdale’s Old Town Bistro. Finally, The Hi-Fidelity, 2711 6th Street in Bremerton, charges up Electronic Night starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 24.