Seattle’s High Dive Hosts Summer Ska & Reggae Showcase With Four Great Bands, by Holly Homan

GTO Orion Anderson – Guitar | Cale Wilcox – Bass | Timmy Conroy – Keys/Vocals | Harald Bell – Drums | Sean Jensen – Saxophone | Colin Pulkrabek – Trombone

MONKEY CURTIS “Curtron” MEACHAM – Guitar/Vox MICAH “MC Brown Crown” TURNEY – Drums AADITH “Fishbone Army” SRINIVASAN – Bass DUSTIN “El Duece” . . . → Read More: Seattle’s High Dive Hosts Summer Ska & Reggae Showcase With Four Great Bands, by Holly Homan

Tiger Army Return to Seattle Co-Headlining with Indiana’s Murder By Death at Seattle’s Showbox, By Holly Homan

After about a decade in hiatus mode LA’s Tiger Army is back at it with a new album and new tour. I had the utmost pleasure of seeing them at Seattle’s Showbox on July 2, this time co-headlining with Murder By Death. I arrived just after Tiger Army came on stage and just before . . . → Read More: Tiger Army Return to Seattle Co-Headlining with Indiana’s Murder By Death at Seattle’s Showbox, By Holly Homan

So Cal Ska Masters Mad Caddies Pack the Nectar Lounge, by Holly Homan

Sunday June 18th was not only Father’s Day but also the day the Mad Caddies played in Seattle. This time they returned to the Nectar Lounge in the one Seattle neighborhood that’s kept its counter culture charm, Fremont.

Front man Chuck Robertson came out sporting his usual scruffy look (unshaven, unkempt) and his usual . . . → Read More: So Cal Ska Masters Mad Caddies Pack the Nectar Lounge, by Holly Homan

Big D & the Kid’s Table Headline A Fun Night Of SKA Music at Seattle’s El Corazon, By Holly Homan

On Sunday night June 11 I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Boston’s ska band, Big D & the Kid’s Table do a show at Seattle’s El Corazon. This time they were commemorating the tenth anniversary of the release of their iconic album Strictly Rude, which they performed in its entirety (among other . . . → Read More: Big D & the Kid’s Table Headline A Fun Night Of SKA Music at Seattle’s El Corazon, By Holly Homan

Punk Rock Cover Band Brings Their Fun & Zany Show to the Showbox Market, by Holly Homan

Thursday May 4 I had the esteemed privilege of seeing punk rock cover band Me First & the Gimme Gimmes. Me First, for those of you unfamiliar with them, are a punk band who turn non-punk songs into punk songs. “Songs like Leavin’ On A Jet Plane,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” etc.

Jay Bentley . . . → Read More: Punk Rock Cover Band Brings Their Fun & Zany Show to the Showbox Market, by Holly Homan

Reverend Horton Heat Brings a Solo Acoustic Show And Amusing Stories to Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, by Holly Homan

On Saturday night after spending all day at the Punk Rock Flea Market selling my wares, I headed to the Tractor Tavern in Seattle’s old Ballard neighborhood. Playing was the Reverend Horton Heat doing a (semi) solo acoustic show without his long-time sidekick Jimbo on bass and no drummer.

I arrived just after eight . . . → Read More: Reverend Horton Heat Brings a Solo Acoustic Show And Amusing Stories to Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, by Holly Homan

Legendary London Punks the Damned Headline A Fun Filled Show at Seattle’s Showbox, by Holly Homan

On Easter Sunday I finally got the privilege of seeing legendary London punks the Damned. I’ve been waiting a long time. Last time I was set to see them it was Halloween Eve maybe 2007, but their visas didn’t come through and they had to cancel.

The show began with keyboardist (Monty Oxy Moron) . . . → Read More: Legendary London Punks the Damned Headline A Fun Filled Show at Seattle’s Showbox, by Holly Homan

Chicago’s Flatfoot 56 Brings Their Celtic Punk to Seattle’s Funhouse, by Holly Homan

On April 4 I finally got to see Chicago’s Celtic punk rockers Flatfoot 56. I think it was 2009 when I saw them last opening for Street Dogs. That was the last time they played Seattle. I would have missed this show entirely if it weren’t for a bit of serendipity. I was sharing . . . → Read More: Chicago’s Flatfoot 56 Brings Their Celtic Punk to Seattle’s Funhouse, by Holly Homan

Save Ferris Headline A Fun Filled and Tantalizing Night at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, By Holly Homan

On March 19 Seattle once again hosted a rousing fun night of (mostly) ska bands, this time at the Tractor Tavern. The headliners were the recently reformed Save Ferris. The only original member is lead singer/front woman Monique (Moe) Powell and she entered the stage after the rest of the band started playing. . . . → Read More: Save Ferris Headline A Fun Filled and Tantalizing Night at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, By Holly Homan

Ska Masters Reel Big Fish Co-Headline A Show With Raw Punkers Anti Flag At Seattle’s Showbox, by Holly Homan

February 11, 2017 was a day I looked forward to for several weeks. Reel Big Fish were headlining a show with Anti Flag at Seattle’s Showbox (the good Showbox, not the Showbox Sodo).

I don’t know when I last saw Anti Flag but it’s been at least six years. Reel Big Fish I’ve seen . . . → Read More: Ska Masters Reel Big Fish Co-Headline A Show With Raw Punkers Anti Flag At Seattle’s Showbox, by Holly Homan

The Funhouse Hosts A Lively Night of Ska Featuring The Toasters, by Holly Homan

On Feb 1, Seattle’s Funhouse hosted a night of ska this time with New York’s the Toasters headlining.

Aside from bass player Tim, and of course front man Bucket, the members of the Toasters change with every tour. This doesn’t discount the level of musicianship in every member every show. This time the horn . . . → Read More: The Funhouse Hosts A Lively Night of Ska Featuring The Toasters, by Holly Homan

Less Than Jake & Pepper Play A Solid Night Of Ska in Seattle’s Showbox Sodo, by Holly Homan

On January 31st the Showbox Sodo hosted ska masters Less Than Jake From Gainesville, FL. This five-piece are punk/ska/pop all mixed together with a heavy dose of energy and fun.

Though the show wasn’t well attended, those who came were very enthusiastic. There was a bit of crowd surfing throughout and the entire dance . . . → Read More: Less Than Jake & Pepper Play A Solid Night Of Ska in Seattle’s Showbox Sodo, by Holly Homan

An Estimated Two Hundred Thousand March In Seattle For Equality and Against Donald Trump, by Holly Homan

On Saturday January 21 people from all over the world marched in solidarity with marchers in Washington D.C. The march was to protest the newly sworn in 45th president of the United States and his statements about and behavior toward women. It’s been no secret that Donald Trump says he divorced his first wife . . . → Read More: An Estimated Two Hundred Thousand March In Seattle For Equality and Against Donald Trump, by Holly Homan

Trump’s Inauguration Brings Various All Day Protests Around Seattle, by Holly Homan

On Friday January 20, the United States got its first fascist president. (Miriam Webster defines fascism as a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of . . . → Read More: Trump’s Inauguration Brings Various All Day Protests Around Seattle, by Holly Homan

Easy Big Fella Headline A Fun-Filled Ska Party at Seattle’s High Dive, by Holly Homan

On Friday the 13th Seattle hosted another night of top notch ska. This time it was at the High Dive and the headliners were Seattle legends Easy Big Fella. They came on stage introducing themselves as Puttin’ On the Ritz. This eight-piece lineup shared a few members from Natalie Wouldn’t and a three-piece . . . → Read More: Easy Big Fella Headline A Fun-Filled Ska Party at Seattle’s High Dive, by Holly Homan

California’s Voodoo Glowskulls Headline A Night Of Great Ska Bands, by Holly Homan

On Tuesday January 10 Seattle’s El Corazon hosted the return of the Voodoo Glowskulls. With a stellar ska lineup playing that night.

Hailing from Riverside, California, the Voodoo Glowskulls returned to Seattle after more than a two-year absence. The Skulls were the fifth band of the night and though the intimate El Corazon . . . → Read More: California’s Voodoo Glowskulls Headline A Night Of Great Ska Bands, by Holly Homan

Seattle’s Funhouse Hosts a Night of Punk Starring Die Nasty, by Holly Homan

On Saturday night January 7th I headed to Seattle’s Funhouse to see Die Nasty. This time they were headlining their own show with other Seattle punk bands. Die Nasty was just as energetic as always. Singer Lauren Goffin strutted about the stage, leaning into the crowd often as if personally serenading everyone in front. . . . → Read More: Seattle’s Funhouse Hosts a Night of Punk Starring Die Nasty, by Holly Homan

Hundreds Gather In Seattle’s Freezing Temperatures to Protest Dakota Access Pipeline, by Holly Homan

On a chilly Sunday evening I ventured downtown to join a protest in front of Seattle’s Federal Building. The event this time was to draw attention to the plight of the water protectors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

For those of you unaware, this particular pipeline is slated to be built right . . . → Read More: Hundreds Gather In Seattle’s Freezing Temperatures to Protest Dakota Access Pipeline, by Holly Homan

On Day Three of My Wild New Year’s Weekend I Get To See Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker, By Holly Homan

Day three of my New Year’s weekend culminated with a concert from Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker at Seattle’s Crocodile Café. 2017 marks the 30th year I’ve been a Camper Van Beethoven fan. I saw them for the first time at the Central Tavern in October of 1987 and still have the photos I . . . → Read More: On Day Three of My Wild New Year’s Weekend I Get To See Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker, By Holly Homan

Day Two of My Wild New Year’s Weekend. I Brave Freezing Temps to Watch Fireworks, by Holly Homan

This marks the third year in a row that I’ve photographed the New Year’s Eve fireworks off the Space Needle, but I’ve shot from three different locations each time. This time I decided to shoot at the source instead of at a distance. I parked my car downtown and caught a bus to . . . → Read More: Day Two of My Wild New Year’s Weekend. I Brave Freezing Temps to Watch Fireworks, by Holly Homan