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Massy Ferguson – Gallipoli, by Davin Michael Stedman

The Father, the musician, the former stand out prep shooting guard Ethan Anderson headlines Neumos this Friday, Feb. 2 with Cody Beebe’s Rust on the Rails.

His band Massy Ferguson has been a mainstay of this Seattle scene for the last decade and with the help of Brighton label At The Helm Records, his . . . → Read More: Massy Ferguson – Gallipoli, by Davin Michael Stedman

Seattle’s Second Annual Women’s March Creates A Four-Mile River of Pink Pussy Hats, by Holly Homan

The second annual women’s march began almost in disaster for me. I inadvertently left my camera bag with camera, lens and several memory cards at the ticket kiosk at Seattle’s light rail station, but didn’t realize I’d done so until I’d reached the boarding level and was ready to hop on the train. I . . . → Read More: Seattle’s Second Annual Women’s March Creates A Four-Mile River of Pink Pussy Hats, by Holly Homan

Harvey Danger – Pike St./Park Slope

When asked about my time in Seattle in the bad old days, I smile and say, “If you can remember the 90s, you weren’t there,” which is true. No lessons stand out to relate to you today. “Manifest Seattle Destiny” was the brightest and loudest and sharpest shared delusion of its time, which doesn’t . . . → Read More: Harvey Danger – Pike St./Park Slope

When Pigs Fly – and Other Orwellian Nightmares, by Dylan Van Keef

Oh hell nah’. This 1984 sh_t is so depressing. Does law enforcement have to battle robots? Why do they need these robots peering in our windows and hounding us like bleated foxes their masters will precautiously choke to shreds?

https://www.goskagit.com/news/skagit-county-sheriff-s-office-deploys-new-aerial-unit/article_d33ad8dd-8025-54e1-92bc-7565917337e4.html

Crime has been dropping since 1994. I would rather be less safe.

But that’s . . . → Read More: When Pigs Fly – and Other Orwellian Nightmares, by Dylan Van Keef

Do You Even Worship Saturn Bro? By Davin Michael Stedman

We have been sold out of these ‘Slow Jam for Christmas’ singles for an entire year. But Kyle Ledford and his Soniphone Records are cutting me 100 more next year. This time in this new format called Stereo.

This 2018 will be the greatest adventure yet. A return to Jamaica to shoot the . . . → Read More: Do You Even Worship Saturn Bro? By Davin Michael Stedman

Steve Pool, by Davin Michael Stedman

Is Steve Pool if KOMO the greatest Weatherman of all time? His career numbers are staggering. And who can forget when he hooked up with Bruno Mars on his show Front Runners back in 1992?

Dude has been doing Weather so long in Seattle he was predicting weather on D Day. This is . . . → Read More: Steve Pool, by Davin Michael Stedman

Band In Seattle to Air Christmas Special December 23 and 30, by Davin Michael Stedman

This year I got to host Band in Seattle‘s Christmas Special with my friend Stephanie Anne Johnson. Tune in December 23 at 8pm and 11pm on CW11 Seattle – KSTW and again on Dec 30 at 8 & 11. The Christmas Special is one hour long, as apposed to the usual 30 minute . . . → Read More: Band In Seattle to Air Christmas Special December 23 and 30, by Davin Michael Stedman

Brotha Groove goes about that Business at VERA PROJECT this Dec 3rd, by Davin Michael Stedman

One of the many things I am thankful for is that I get to genuinely lend a hand to young bands like Brotha’ Groove, that represent the next 15 years of the scene.

I am going to be a special guest like a dashing Uncle from another planet, at their show at The Vera . . . → Read More: Brotha Groove goes about that Business at VERA PROJECT this Dec 3rd, by Davin Michael Stedman

The only good Blair Walsh story of 2017, by Davin Michael Stedman

This is Max. Max is a Coug. Pound for Pound he is ranked as the biggest 12 in his neighborhood.

This is the only good Blair Walsh story of 2017: my friend’s 7 year old son Max is a huge fan of The Seahawks and the Cougars. Last night my buddy looked worried at . . . → Read More: The only good Blair Walsh story of 2017, by Davin Michael Stedman

Newfound Glory and the Ataris Combine Forces to Play For A Packed House at Seattle’s Showbox, by Holly Homan

On the eve of Thanksgiving Eve, I headed down to the Showbox to see Newfound Glory. This tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band’s origins. Singer Jordan Pundik was all energy. He ran from one end of the stage to the other non-stop. Drummer Cyrus Bolooki slammed with such fury I kept expecting . . . → Read More: Newfound Glory and the Ataris Combine Forces to Play For A Packed House at Seattle’s Showbox, by Holly Homan

New Orleans Ska Septet Joystick Headline Their First Seattle Show on Halloween Night at the Funhouse, by Holly Homan

On Halloween night I ventured to the Funhouse to see a new ska band I’d recently discovered called Joystick. This seven-piece hails from New Orleans and not only was this my first time seeing them, it was their first time in Seattle. Though they self-identify as a ska band, they seemed half ska and . . . → Read More: New Orleans Ska Septet Joystick Headline Their First Seattle Show on Halloween Night at the Funhouse, by Holly Homan

The Creepshow Return to Seattle for a Grungy, Saccharin & Rowdy Show, by Holly Homan

On the balmy Sunday night of October 22 I ventured to the Funhouse to see the Creepshow. This punk quartet hails from Montreal and combines sweat, grit and charm into one tight package. Singer and guitarist, Kenda oozes so much charm, I left feeling like I’d had a major sugar overdose, but I . . . → Read More: The Creepshow Return to Seattle for a Grungy, Saccharin & Rowdy Show, by Holly Homan

So. Cal’s Aquabats Bring Their Sci-Fi Kids’ Show and Punk/Ska Music Back to Seattle, by Holly Homan

October has been a prolific month for concerts but the one I’ve looked forward to t most happened Thursday October 19 at the Showbox where the Aquabats headlined. Promoting their brand new album High Five Soup, the Aquabats, led by Mc Bat Commander were pure entertainment. This show was also a family affair. Spearheaded . . . → Read More: So. Cal’s Aquabats Bring Their Sci-Fi Kids’ Show and Punk/Ska Music Back to Seattle, by Holly Homan

Former Go-Go’s Member Jane Wiedlin Fronts Elettrodomestico at the Sunset Tavern, by Holly Homan

On Wednesday night October 18, I braved stormy weather and headed to the Sunset Tavern in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Playing was a band called Elettrodomestico with Jane Wiedlin (formerly of the Go-Go’s) playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Playing with her were Joe Gore (P.J. Harvey & Tom Waits) on bass, Dawn Richardson . . . → Read More: Former Go-Go’s Member Jane Wiedlin Fronts Elettrodomestico at the Sunset Tavern, by Holly Homan

Splatterhouse Wreckords and Ruckus in the Records presents The Splatterhous: A Fun-Filled Night Featuring Many Acts including the Silver Shine, the Rocketz and Black Eyed Vermillion, by Holly Homan

Silver Shine

On Saturday night October 14 I once again ventured out to El Corazon, this time to see a series of bands in what was dubbed The Splatterhous. My main reason for attending was to see The Silver Shine, a great psychobilly trio from Budapest.

The event started at 5:00, but I . . . → Read More: Splatterhouse Wreckords and Ruckus in the Records presents The Splatterhous: A Fun-Filled Night Featuring Many Acts including the Silver Shine, the Rocketz and Black Eyed Vermillion, by Holly Homan

The Nekromantix Return to Seattle for a Night of All Things Macabre, by Holly Homan

Friday October 6 brought a return of psychobilly heroes the Nekromantix with a night of macabre themes.

Lead singer and upright bassman Kim Nekroman came on stage wearing all black with his signature bass shaped like a child’s coffin with the head stock shaped like a cross. But he didn’t just beat the bass . . . → Read More: The Nekromantix Return to Seattle for a Night of All Things Macabre, by Holly Homan

The Voodoo Glowskulls Crash Land in Seattle Again, This Time With a New Lead Singer, by Holly Homan

On Sunday October first I was nce again faced with two great acts playing Seattle on the same night. I sacrificed Billy Bragg to see the Voodoo Glowskulls and four other bands ranging from hard core punk to danceable ska. There are 365 days in a year. You’d think the punk rock gods . . . → Read More: The Voodoo Glowskulls Crash Land in Seattle Again, This Time With a New Lead Singer, by Holly Homan

Agent Orange Blast Seattle’s El Corazon Into a Whole New Galaxy With Their Wild Punk Style, by Holly Homan

I couldn’t call myself a punk rocker if I didn’t go to see Agent Orange, so of course I made the trek to El Corazon on Sept 30 to do just that. I have never seen AO before, but as Bullwinkle J. Moose once said, there’s a first time for everything.

This So. Cal . . . → Read More: Agent Orange Blast Seattle’s El Corazon Into a Whole New Galaxy With Their Wild Punk Style, by Holly Homan

The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow Brings Tears of Silver to a Cozy Church In North Seattle, by Holly Homan

On a warm evening on Sept 28 I had the utmost privilege of seeing Ken Stringfellow (originally from the Posies) with friends, (Jesse Chandler of Midlake on keys/vox, Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev on guitar/vox, Grasshopper of Mercury Rev on guitar/harmonica/vox) perform in a church in Seattle’s Phinney neighborhood across the street from . . . → Read More: The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow Brings Tears of Silver to a Cozy Church In North Seattle, by Holly Homan

Australia’s The Living End Crash Land at Seattle’s Crocodile Club w/ Two Great Punk Openers, by Holly Homan

It’s Tuesday night in Seattle and two great punk bands are playing at two different locations. Should I hang with the Irish and go see Stiff Little Fingers for their 40th anniversary tour or should I go to the Crocodile to see Australia’s The Living End. Decisions, decisions. Of all the 365 nights in . . . → Read More: Australia’s The Living End Crash Land at Seattle’s Crocodile Club w/ Two Great Punk Openers, by Holly Homan