Our annual party is scheduled on February 2nd, 3rd and 4th so you need to clear off your calendars, reserve your vacation days and rest up so you can be here at Finaghty's to see and hear some of the most amazing bands in the NW! We put on this show as a 'thank you' to our dedicated customers and friends and we appreciate your continued patronage and support!
Tickets will be on sale at Finaghty's Irish Pub on January 10th, CASH ONLY. Tickets will be sold first come, first served. We are also offering a limited number of tickets for online purchase at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ for your convenience.
We are selling tickets for all three nights individually or you can buy a '3-Day Pass' that will get you into every show. Tickets are $5 for Thursday night, $12 for Friday night and $25 for Saturday night. You can also purchase a 3-Day Pass for $35 that will get you in all three nights AND will include a limited edition FINAPALOOZA IV t-shirt!
Here are the bands that are scheduled to perform!
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2nd
PETTY THIEF - 9:00 pm - Kicking off Finapalooza IV is Petty Thief! If you are a fan of Tom Petty then you should NOT miss this talented band. For those of you who have witnessed their last few shows at Finaghty's then you know what we are talking about! Rock to your favorite Tom Petty songs the way they were meant to be heard!
THE T-BAGGING BANDITS - 10:45 pm - The T-Bagging Bandits explode on the stage with both an amazing stage show and a sound all of their own. Mix the steady rhythms of classic country and the energy of hard rock, while lyrically painting a clear picture and message. Then add guitar licks that sound as if they were shot from the finger tips of Zeus, and a drum thunder that penetrates your soul; these boys know how to shake a shack and keep a crowd tapping their toes.
The 'Bandits have racked up numerous accomplishments including a memorable 2010 SXSW performance, Starfish Magazine's "2011 Band of the Year" and of course the crown jewel - #1 booze selling band at the Summit at Snoqualmie in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Grab a large can of PBR and let's rock!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3rd
THE JULIETTES - 8:30 pm - The Juliettes are returning to Finaghty's and will give you a show that you will never forget! Imagine Green Day splicing their music with the Go-Go's. Mad Men meets Mad Max. Add a dash of Chanel #5, a Sapphire martini and a Cuban cigar. Delicious. Put on your mink coat, we won't judge you. Strap on your power-pumps. Red lipstick? Apply liberally. Now get ready to rock! This all-women Seattle-based band will leave you wanting more!
CRISTINA BAUTISTA + GOLD PARTS - 10:00 pm - Cristina Bautista was 12 when her family left the east coast for Seattle. Swiftly making herself a presence in the Northwest music community, she fronted teenage pop bands before settling in as Visqueen's bassist in 2009. As storms arrived Cristina became a lightning rod. Misguided love, wanderlust, ambition and the rust of doubt, the ache to grow older followed closely by the turmoil of doing exactly that All came like electric bolts, quietly passing through her into the ground below.
Now 24, Bautista has begun to recover that electricity from the dirt. Together with Grammy nominated producer and arranger Phillip Peterson (Nada Surf, Brandi Carlile) and a luminous cast of Seattle guest musicians, Cristina Bautista has crafted the first Gold Parts EP. Self-branded "Confrontational Pop" Cristina Bautista + Gold Parts also consists of Jeff Gall, drums and vocals and Eric Howk, guitar.
Cristina Bautista + Gold Parts reconcile the innocence and urgency of youth with the patience and pain of growing up. The resulting indie rock swings deftly from celebration to regret to triumph. Proudly confessional, Cristina's voice is sweet and openly hopeful before a backdrop of driving beats, gritty guitars and the occasional flood of ornate strings. At once familiar and refreshing, the music is an invitation to find the glowing voltage beneath your own feet and grow old enough to be young.
STAR ANNA AND THE LAUGHING DOGS - 11:45 pm - When a woman shuts up hundreds of people with her voice, it's a powerful thing. Star Annaher given namehas been steadily wowing audiences and accumulating a rabid and dedicated fan base (including canonized musicians like the folks in Pearl Jam and Guns & Roses) since she was discovered busking outside a café in Ellensburg, Washington at age 16. She is whip-smart. She is street-smart. She is a private person who unhinges her jaw to release a voice that has punched many Pacific Northwesterners in the face over the past several yearsa voice that brings to the table an authentic pain and strength that defies her 25 years.
Star and her band, The Laughing Dogs, recently released an amazing album titled "Alone In This Together". The single and title track, "Alone In This Together" features Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on guitar. Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs signed to Local 638 Records, run by fellow lady rock musician Rachel Flotard of Visqueen.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4th
KEITH SCOTT - 5:30 pm - Veteran Chicago-based bluesman returns to kick off our Saturday show with his own brand of energetic original and classic blues music! Keith travels straight from Chicago just for this event!
MASSY FERGUSON - 7:00 pm - Massy Ferguson is a rock americana bar band in the best sense -- not a band relegated to bars because it will never rise higher, but a band that plays music perfectly suited to dark, crowded rooms in which there's at least a possibility of a beer glass smashing against a wall. Their songs, filled with barflies, broken hearts and doomed late-night romance, would sound pretty good anywhere, though.
The band, which traces its sound to artists like Bruce Springsteen and the Drive by Truckers, has toured nationally and to Australia, Iceland and Costa Rica, and has shared the stage with Son Volt, members of the Grateful Dead and Leon Russell, among others.
HARD ROLLER - 9:00 pm - Folks these days like to be beat over the head. Hit to death in the future head. Although Hard Roller is hard and rolling, and plays Loud Rock and Roll, so many of their cuts are slow burning and grab hold. Born from a common love of all things excellent, the men of Hard Roller put the swing and swagger and most importantly, the ROLL, in their Rock and Roll.
Guitarist/singer Andrew McKeag also does secret duty in the Presidents of the United States of America. Andrew and tub-thumper Scott Giampino met years ago in the salt mines of office work, and soon discovered their mutual love of Humble Pie, Johnny Thunders, Free, obscure soul joints and the Australian super-wonders Beasts of Bourbon. On that solid platform, they built their tribute to Humble Pie in the band The Fixers. After touring around the great Northwest and even to Las Vegas, the two felt the urge to write and play music that they themselves had penned. Thus, with the addition of bassist Jonah Bergman of the bands Schoolyard Heroes and Vendetta Red, the Hard Roller was hatched on a rock in the hot sun of Seattle.
GEOFF TATE AND FRIENDS - 10:30 pm - After touring extensively in 2011 with his band, Queensrÿche, lead singer Geoff Tate is performing a special show just for Finapalooza! According to Tate, he'll be "playing semi-acoustic renditions of songs from my solo album as well as some of my favorite Queensryche songs." And that certainly gives him a lot to choose from...
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his work with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche. Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Geoff and his band have become internationally recognized as the thinking man's rock band. The band's first three albums -- their self-titled EP (1983), The Warning (1984) and Rage for Order (1986) -- all hit gold status selling over 500,000 units each. With the release of their landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime (1988) -- which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall -- Queensrÿche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over. Following the album's platinum success, Queensrÿche released Empire, which quickly entered the Top Ten on the Billboard charts, eventually generating sales of more than three million copies. The album featured the hugely popular hit, "Silent Lucidity," which would be the band's first Top Ten single (#9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart). Queensrÿche would ultimately perform the Grammy nominated song live at the Grammy awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra.
In all, the band has been nominated for a Grammy four times and has had their music featured in three feature films. In March of 2009, Queensrÿche released American Soldier (via Atco/Rhino Records), a concept album inspired by veterans' stories that examines the consequences of war from the soldier's perspective... yet another effort that will solidify the band in rock history. In the year 2010, they carried on their immense creativity by presenting the Queensryche Cabaret, which was heralded as "the first adults only rock show." This year, the band celebrated their 30th Anniversary in rock by releasing Dedicated to Chaos (Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud) and, once again, toured extensively. Since their inception, the band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has performed in over 22 countries. Today, Queensrÿche is world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound and continues to enjoy incredible success, performing for sold-out audiences worldwide.
KLOVER JANE - 12:15 am - During 2011 Klover Jane experienced some extremely good fortune from their debut EP release "Rock-N-Rolla", opened for Puddle of Mudd and was invited to perform the main event stage at the Evergreen State Fair. KJ also won the "Northwest Throwdown" band competition and was voted in the top 5 for bands of Evening Magazine's "Best of Western Washington". Klover Jane continues to raise a lot of eyebrows by creating an exciting, fresh sound that the Pacific Northwest has been screaming for with their new release "Tattoo'd Kandy". This is 100% Rock and Roll!
Klover Jane is comprised of singer and songwriter Rane Stone, Bass Player and back-up vocalist Jay Clark, Guitarist J.T. Phillips, Guitarist and back-up vocalist Jeff Noble and his brother, drummer Dean Noble.
Finaghty's Irish Pub (View)
7726 Center Blvd SE, Suite 110
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|