Wow! I have to first say that Carbon Leaf is in the top 4 new artist I've seen this year. Their performance is full of energy and the excitement they have when they play is great. The show tonight was a Kink Raising Star show that cost $1.02. Everyone should see these guys when they come back through town. The guiter and bass solo pieces were excellent. Some of the best playing I've every seen. Just amazing to watch them play with some much energy. They are on the top of the list of new bands you must see.
As for the Doug Fir Lounge. This venue is smokefree, 21 and over for all shows, holds only 300 people, sounds amazing, and the feeling of being in someone private cabin in the woods. It is the best place to see music in town. Now if they would just have coffee served downstairs along with some appetizers then it would be complete. Go see a show here and enjoy kicking back in a cabin to your favorite tunes.