We are very excited to again be hosting events in our new Sehome neighborhood location. We will be hosting performances, workshops, classes, and other events within the library and our connected classroom space.

Our mission is to provide a space for a diverse range of performances from touring acts and our community of local performers. We try to host shows including music, theater, dance, and installation art that may otherwise not fit into other venues in Bellingham. If you send an e-mail, please include as much information as you can: dates desired, links to websites, recordings of what you do, bios, or anything useful in helping us understand if your project would be right for our space.

If you are doing something that fits within our mission or would like to set up an event at the Alternative Library, please get in touch!

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CONCERT: Karen Kunkel, bellow.wing, The Brankas, SCUMEATING

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $5

Here’s what’s going to happen:
We will start off quiet, and then we’re going to get LOUD.
Bring $5, and (if you want) a pillow and a blanket, maybe some tissues.
We will have earplugs for sale at the door if you want ’em.
Prepare to be moved perhaps in a way you’ve never been moved before.

We’re excited to invite our friends to the stage!

Karen “Unkel” Kunkel
musician, vocalist, theater artist, creative collaborator, traveler, wanderer, sailor, friend based around the waters of Puget Sound, yet seen floating and singing and arting it up all across the States, from Bellingham, WA to Brooklyn, NYC and Beyond.

Bellow Wing expertly weaves raw emotion with clever poetry that flows perfectly into her signature meticulously calculated melodies. Creating an entire musical experience that might just rip your heart out, but will ever so sweetly, sew it back together.

The Brankas (Oakland)
They’ve played a show in a repurposed steel factory where someone smashed an upright piano with a sledgehammer. We played a show in our friend Jack’s apartment and the drum set fell over and there was a piñata and Theo had to scream over everything because there was no microphone. On multiple occasions, people have tried to talk to Taylor while he is playing drums. It’s very friendly but also hard to respond to. Another time, we played in a tiny art gallery for 15 minutes, packed up everything in 5 minutes and were just hanging out until the cops showed up: nothing to see here. We’ve also played places that have real sound systems and stages, which is alright too. Playing “rock and roll” music is ultimately a good excuse to meet other people, go outside and maybe even make a friend. Anything else is just marketing talk.

cg(gtr) and Jess(nze) formed the band around a common love of nauseating sounds played at high volumes, and have recruited several groups of musician friends and singers to play with them, like the blob, sucking in anyone who came to a show with the desire to play.


June 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm