STAG

Keith Bartoloni is a bartender at Hazlewood, Ballard's smallest and most alluring cocktail bar (and it's not just alluring because co-owner Drew Church is a preternaturally alluring physical specimen, but that's part of it). Bartoloni recently broke his leg and, as is the unfortunate norm in the insurance-challenged service industry, needs help covering medical expenses. Enter STAG, a forceful, no-bullshit rock quintet made up of erstwhile members of Alcohol Funnycar, Sanford Arms, and Red Jacket Mine. They're part of a formidable bill at the Tractor that also features local faves The Cops (featuring Church on bass). A percentage of proceeds will go to assist Bartoloni in his recovery, and the show itself is part of a veritable neighborhood festival that night commemorating Ballard's victory in KEXP's Hood-to-Hood challenge. It's the sort of occasion that will allow you to pound a ton of cheap beer and feel good about doing it. With The Golden Blondes, The Chasers, The Mutiny Fires. MIKE SEELY

Fri., May 20, 9:30 p.m., 2011

 
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