…MRS. Rimkus was, along with the 13 year old Rimkus daughter and one of her BFF’s (the friend got Rimkus’ ticket – Rimkus MAD!). All reports are that it was a “f___ing awesome” concert. Enough so that the increasingly sullen early teen 13 year old Rimkus said “Thanks Mom – I really enjoyed it” . . . → Read More: Rimkus! Macklemore Seattle Homecoming Concert: Well, no, I wasn’t there, but…
Last Saturday night November 30, Seattle’s foremost punk club, El Corazon, hosted the legendary Dickies. Although I’ve been a Dickies fan since 1979, I never saw them live until two years ago. I was so impressed I went back for seconds last Saturday.
The Dickies play so fast live that it made it . . . → Read More: El Corazon Hosts the Incredible Legendary Dickies With Amazing Opening Bands, by Holly Homan
Less Than Jake
On Tuesday night two days before Thanks Giving, pop-ska band Less Than Jake headlined a show at The Showbox Market. LTJ are the only ska band of notoriety from Gainesville, Florida. Florida is not known for its ska by any stretch of the imagination. But Less Than Jake would be a . . . → Read More: Less Than Jake and Anti Flag Give A Wild Performance at Showbox Market, by Holly Homan
On Saturday night November 16, I received a Facebook message that Natalie Wouldn’t were playing a show at Darrell’s with Nigel Mustafa opening. I received this message about two or three hours before it was supposed to happen. Obviously I was going out that night after all.
It had been awhile . . . → Read More: Ska and Wackiness Abound With Natalie Wouldn’t and Nigel Mustafa Rocking Darrell’s, by Holly Homan
To borrow from Steven Tyler (or Gene Autry), Trentalange is back in the saddle again, after a four-year semi-hiatus from recording and performing — and the wait will be worth it, trust me.
Her new album is due on shelves Jan. 28.
Often twisting the knob a quarter-turn from the darkly tinted . . . → Read More: Trentalange Returns With “Reconnected” Video, by Steve Stav
A bright beam swept the night skies of Britain’s East Anglia for decades, looming large in genius-musician Thomas Dolby’s memories of childhood. It was doomed to darken, it’s supporting tower about to literally crumble into a sea that will eventually claim Dolby’s ancestral land, as well.
This poignant aspect of Dolby’s homecoming — after . . . → Read More: Thomas Dolby To Visit Portland, Seattle With Invisible Lighthouse Tour, by Steve Stav
Teenage Bottle Rocket
A Thursday night in the waning days of September isn’t a night you would expect a packed crowd at Seattle’s El Corazon, but The Queers were opening for Teenage Bottle Rocket and once again Seattle shows its adoration of pure punk rock.
Teenage Bottle Rocket was formed by twin brothers Ray . . . → Read More: Teenage Bottle Rocket & The Queers Launch Raw Hard Punk at El Corazon, by Holly Homan
Easy Big Fella
It’s Saturday night in Seattle and El Corazon is hosting the Easy Big Fella reunion show in their tiny lounge room. The stage is not much bigger than two large dining room tables shoved together and it’s going to be hosting ska bands of seven to eight members each.
By . . . → Read More: Saturday Night Ska Features Easy Big Fella Reunion At El Corazon, by Holly Homan
The first Friday in September and I’ve headed to Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood to see a show at a club in the basement of Neumo’s called Barboza. I was invited to photograph and review a quartet from Philly called Bleeding Rainbow.
Bleeding Rainbow are Rob Garcia — vocals and guitar, Sarah Everton . . . → Read More: First Fall Friday of 2013 Brings Bleached & Bleeding Rainbow to Seattle’s Capitol Hill, by Holly Homan
It’s Thursday night September 5 and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is in town. His appearance at the Washington Policy Center dinner at the posh Seattle Sheraton barred all reporters. Outside, however, about three-hundred people took over the street in front of the hotel holding signs saying things like “Not In Our State” or “Governor . . . → Read More: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Greeted By Protestors in Seattle, by Holly Homan
It’s Friday night at Seattle’s El Corazon and the most anticipated show of the summer of 2013 is about to begin. And I am there. Canadian punk legends DOA are headlining and Seattle’s legendary Fastbacks are also on the bill.
The show was billed as DOA’s farewell tour, yet DOA mentioned nothing of . . . → Read More: Highly Anticipated Seattle Punk Show with DOA and The Fastbacks Slams Door On Summer With Help from Dreadful Children, Sledgeback and Loud Eyes! by Holly Homan
On Thursday August 29th thirty percent of Seattle Schools SEA represented staff voted nearly unanimously to reject the contract proposal offered by the district. The district refuses to reduce the case load for support staff (counselors, psychologists, physical therapists, etc.), they want to increase the work day by thirty minutes without compensation and want . . . → Read More: Seattle Teachers Gather On Busy Intersections Throughout the City In Protest of A Bad Contract Offer, By Holly Homan
Wednesday evening I joined with others in Seattle’s Westlake Center for a protest rally against the sentencing of a person most know as Bradley Manning (in the last couple days Bradley Manning has decided he wants to undergo a sex change and wishes to be called Chelsea Manning).
As most people now know, Manning . . . → Read More: Seattle Protest After Bradley Manning Sentenced to Thirty-Five Years, by Holly Homan
On Saturday August 17, I attended a march for civil rights in Central Seattle. This march was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous March On Washington where MLK gave his famous I Have A Dream speech. The event was organized and funded by The Black Trade Unionists.
Due to bad traffic I . . . → Read More: Seattle Civil Rights March Draws A Crowd of Three to Four Hundred, by Holly Homan
Five Iron Frenzy
It was a warm August night and Seattle’s Showbox across from the Pike Place Market hosted ska legends Five Iron Frenzy. Hailing from Denver, CO, the members of this eight-piece outfit are as much comedians as they are musicians.
Front man Reese Roper came on stage dressed in light colored spandex . . . → Read More: The Showbox Market Hosts Ska Punks Five Iron Frenzy for a High Energy Night by Holly Homan
Sunday night August 11 I attended my first ever Concert at the Zoo in Seattle. The event was Todd Snider’s Traveling Folk Show. I attended with my son as Sarah Jarosz was on the bill (see my review of her show at the Triple Door last year). I don’t often get to . . . → Read More: Todd Snider’s Traveling Folk Show Makes A Stop At Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, by Holly Homan
The latest from Staxx Brothers both looks and sounds so much like a Stax-Volt homage that no one would be surprised if Booker T. Jones or Steve Cropper themselves showed up for a cameo. Enjoy!
On the hot and humid Friday night of August 9, 2013, I headed to the nearly century old Neptune Theater on the edge of the University of Washington campus. It was the second night of a two-night stand in Seattle for Gogol Bordello. Hailing from New York City, the band members actually are natives . . . → Read More: Gogol Bordello Whirl the Neptune Theater Into A Steaming Cauldron With Their Gypsy Punk Energy, by Holly Homan
Rancid came on stage and played almost all their “greatest hits” one after another, barely coming up for air. Tim Armstrong, wearing his traditional ski hat, barely stayed in one place as he moved about the stage, stood on a monitor, stood on the drum riser and moved about some more.
Songs like . . . → Read More: Showbox SODO Hosts Punks Extraordinaire Rancid for a Night Of Punk Rock, by Holly Homan
It’s a steaming hot Tuesday night July 9th, 2013, but inside Seattle’s El Corazon it’s even hotter. SO Cal ska masters Suburban Legends turn up the temperature as they hit the stage like a raging inferno and never let up. Front man Vincent Walker leaped about the stage, thrust himself into the . . . → Read More: Suburban Legends Perform Upbeat Ska and Choreographed Dance Moves At Seattle’s El Corazon, By Holly Homan