Ska Masters The Slackers Turn Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Into A Raging Inferno, by Holly Homan

Tuesday evening in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood the legendary Crocodile Cafe hosted ska masters The Slackers from NYC. This time they were minus two members (Jay Nugent, guitar and Glen Pine, trombone) due to illness or injury, so Jesse Wagner from the Aggrolites saved the day stepping in as a replacement with only one week’s . . . → Read More: Ska Masters The Slackers Turn Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Into A Raging Inferno, by Holly Homan

Gutter Demons And Guests Tear It Up At the 2015 Psychobilly Brawl, by Holly Homan

Gutter Demons

It’s Friday night in Seattle and there’s a lot going on. I chose to attend the 2015 Psychobilly Brawl. I don’t think I’ve missed the annual Psychobilly Brawl since 2007. This year’s brawl was brought to us by Zorchradio, the psychobilly program which airs on Thursday nights from seven to ten p.m. . . . → Read More: Gutter Demons And Guests Tear It Up At the 2015 Psychobilly Brawl, by Holly Homan

UK Subs Headline A Night Of Raw Punk Power at Seattle’s EL Corazon, by Holly Homan

Tuesday June 16 was a day to remember. It marked the beginning of summer vacation for this Seattle teacher and also marked the illustrious return of UK Subs, one of the few original punk bands still recording and touring today. This was a show NOT to be missed.

Founding member, front man, and mean . . . → Read More: UK Subs Headline A Night Of Raw Punk Power at Seattle’s EL Corazon, by Holly Homan

Supersuckers Cancel Tour: Eddie Spaghetti to Undergo Cancer Treatments

Sad news arrived from Seattle today. Supersuckers were a favorite live band of mine in the 90s. The first concert I saw in Seattle in 1992 or 3 was Supersuckers with the Del Lagunas (Gas Huffer playing surf music). I wound up seeing them at least ten times over the years and enjoyed every . . . → Read More: Supersuckers Cancel Tour: Eddie Spaghetti to Undergo Cancer Treatments

Raw Punk Power Ignites Funhouse With Seattle’s Hollowpoints Headlining, by Holly Homan

Another Saturday night in Seattle and I have the esteemed privilege of seeing our very own Hollowpoints play the new Funhouse location with some phenomenal supporting acts to boot.

The band just preceding The Hollowpoints were so wild I almost saw sparks fly off the stage. Besides being really adorable, this punk rock . . . → Read More: Raw Punk Power Ignites Funhouse With Seattle’s Hollowpoints Headlining, by Holly Homan

Thousands of Educators From Three Districts March On Downtown Seattle Demanding Full Funding For Public Education, by Holly Homan

Over the last couple of weeks several Washington state school districts have conducted one day rolling strikes to protest the state inadequate funding of public education. Today, May 19, 2015, the biggest district in the state, Seattle, walked off the job and were joined by Mercer Island and Issaquah districts in solidarity.

Washington . . . → Read More: Thousands of Educators From Three Districts March On Downtown Seattle Demanding Full Funding For Public Education, by Holly Homan

Sick Of Sarah — Charismatic Riot Grrrlz From Minneapolis Turn the New Funhouse Into Party Land, by Holly Homan

On Thursday night, May 7, I ventured out to what is now the new Fun House location. The venue which used to be known as the Lounge at El Corazon is now the new Funhouse. The five piece all women pop punk band from Minneapolis was playing. I’d seen Sick Of Sarah a couple . . . → Read More: Sick Of Sarah — Charismatic Riot Grrrlz From Minneapolis Turn the New Funhouse Into Party Land, by Holly Homan

Tuesday Night At Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Brings Supergroup Dead Men Walking For A Wild Party Show, by Holly Homan

Dead Men Walking

It’s a Tuesday night, but Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe is packed pretty tight to see super group Dead Men Walking. When I say super group, I mean Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and my personal favorite, Chris Cheney of the Living End. This was . . . → Read More: Tuesday Night At Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Brings Supergroup Dead Men Walking For A Wild Party Show, by Holly Homan

World peace might be a stretch, but Oba’s magic on the pitch, by Knute Rimkus

SEATTLE – Obafemi Martins may not wear a cape, but he is most certainly a superhero for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Nigerian striker can snare long passes on his feet and juke defenders into submission. Bringing peace to his troubled homeland might be a stretch, but Oba racks up goals and assists that . . . → Read More: World peace might be a stretch, but Oba’s magic on the pitch, by Knute Rimkus

Thousands Rally and March In Seattle To Protest the Decision To Turn Seattle’s Waterways Into an Artic Oil Super Highway For Shell, by Holly Homan

Last January, the Port of Seattle irresponsibly gave Shell the go-ahead to use Seattle as home base for its Arctic drilling operations. They ignored Shell’s terrible safety record, the very high risk of a major Arctic oil spill, and devastating impacts to our climate. The Port Commissioners hoped the deal would go unnoticed. The . . . → Read More: Thousands Rally and March In Seattle To Protest the Decision To Turn Seattle’s Waterways Into an Artic Oil Super Highway For Shell, by Holly Homan

Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Hosts Live Punk, Dead Milkmen, by Holly Homan

Another Saturday night and another wild Seattle punk show. This time it was the legendary Dead Milkmen at the infamous Crocodile Cafe.

Front man Rodney Anonymous burst onto the stage, announcing that this was the anti-Coachella Tour, then with a giant leap into the air, the first song rang forth. From that point . . . → Read More: Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Hosts Live Punk, Dead Milkmen, by Holly Homan

Seattle 12th Annual Ska Fest Brings A Wealth Of Ska and Rock Steady Acts to the Highline, by Holly Homan

Gigantor

Friday night April 10 marked the 12th annual Seattle Ska Fest, once again hosted by the cozy and friendly Highline Tavern. This fest was so chock full of bands that it had a start time of five p.m. Sadly for me, I missed the opener, It Gets Worse (had to charge my cell . . . → Read More: Seattle 12th Annual Ska Fest Brings A Wealth Of Ska and Rock Steady Acts to the Highline, by Holly Homan

March to May – Embers

Embers from Norman Tumolva on Vimeo.

These Seattle kids do an excellent job on this tune and this video, which was filmed on beautiful Orcas Island…

March To May’s Darren Guyaz (guitar, vocals, keyboard) and Beth Wesche (Celtic harp, vocals) first met in December 2012. By March 2013, the folk/indie/Americana duo had co-written . . . → Read More: March to May – Embers

Graig Markel Composes Soundtrack to Run Free Documentary

The soundtrack of Run Free, a documentary based on the true story of Caballo Blanco, is now available. The beautiful collection consists of thirteen original tracks from accomplished Seattle producer, Graig Markel.

Markel is a songwriter, producer and sound designer credited with creating the genre ‘Broken Soul,’ a mixture of downtempo rock, and R&B . . . → Read More: Graig Markel Composes Soundtrack to Run Free Documentary

For A Saturday Morning Meeting on Funding For Public Education, It’s Standing Room Only In North Seattle, by Holly Homan

Saturday morning, March 21, 2015, I attended one of seven gatherings around Washington state to address K through eight funding. The event I attended was standing room only at Nathan Hale HS in north Seattle. There had to be at least four thousand educators and parents in attendance who are fed up with lack . . . → Read More: For A Saturday Morning Meeting on Funding For Public Education, It’s Standing Room Only In North Seattle, by Holly Homan

March Came In Like A Lamb, but The Wintergrass Blugrass Festival Went Out Like a Lion, by Holly Homan

Wintergrass is described as a family-friendly Bluegrass music festival, with concerts and dances at 4 different stages. There are also music education programs for kids and adults, workshops, impromptu jams, and a chance to see and hear some great music.

One of my favorite folk/bluegrass artists, Sarah Jarosz, was playing several sets, but . . . → Read More: March Came In Like A Lamb, but The Wintergrass Blugrass Festival Went Out Like a Lion, by Holly Homan

Reagan Youth Return To Seattle For A Night Of Wild, Hardcore Punk, by Holly Homan

Reagan Youth

Saturday night February 21 Reagan Youth headlined an all out punk show at Seattle’s foremost punk venue El Corazon. I head south the 12 miles from my home only to realize I’d left the house without my ID and had to drive all the way back to retrieve it. DOH! So unfortunately . . . → Read More: Reagan Youth Return To Seattle For A Night Of Wild, Hardcore Punk, by Holly Homan

Prelude to A New Season: the SF Giants 2015 Fan Fest, by Chuck Strom

With the glow still fresh from the San Francisco Giants’ recent championship, there was no question that I would attend their Fan Fest last weekend. I took both of my daughters with me, and I looked forward to seeing its attractions and avoiding the autograph lines, having spent the previous two Fan Fests standing . . . → Read More: Prelude to A New Season: the SF Giants 2015 Fan Fest, by Chuck Strom

The Return Of The Incredible Indelible Dickies and Five Other Bands Bring A Night of Punk Rock to Seattle’s El Corazon, by Holly Homan

The Dickies

On Friday night February 6 everyone and anyone who’s punk headed to El Corazon for a wild evening headlined by legendary So. Cal punkers The Dickies. This was my third time seeing the Dickies and I think they get wilder each time.

The very second The Dickies hit the stage, the . . . → Read More: The Return Of The Incredible Indelible Dickies and Five Other Bands Bring A Night of Punk Rock to Seattle’s El Corazon, by Holly Homan

In Which I Have the Utmost Privilege of Seeing Mad Caddies for the Third Time in Twelve Months, this Time With Aggrolites In Tow At Nectar Lounge, by Holly Homan

Mad Caddies

A mid week show is often a pain to attend after a full day’s work, but last Wednesday, January 28, was the Mad Caddies at the Nectar Lounge and that was not to be missed. After a nearly eight-year absence, the Mad Caddies have performed concerts in the Seattle-Tacoma area three times . . . → Read More: In Which I Have the Utmost Privilege of Seeing Mad Caddies for the Third Time in Twelve Months, this Time With Aggrolites In Tow At Nectar Lounge, by Holly Homan