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

Will America’s North Korea Response Be Informed By History? by Mark Erickson

I came across this passage last night while reading Tim Weiner’s book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon. The next paragraph is verbatim (page 68).

“We tried every operational approach in the book, and committed our most experienced field operatives to the effort to get inside the government in Hanoi,” . . . → Read More: Will America’s North Korea Response Be Informed By History? by Mark Erickson

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

Van Morrison and the Squirrel, by Davin Michael Stedman

YOU SEE I KNOW THIS SQUIRREL that is quite obsessed with Van Morrison:

As I trade texts with the great Rock & Roll music critic Dennis Cook about the virtual Morrison mix tape he is making for me, for you, and for Mother Earth, I recalled this amazing little story I forgot to tell . . . → Read More: Van Morrison and the Squirrel, by Davin Michael Stedman

Home of Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz Lost to Wildfires, by Chuck Strom

This last week, I happened to remember that Peanuts creator Charles Schulz lived in Santa Rosa, CA, so I did a quick search to check on the fate of his home and museum. The museum, with the bulk of Schulz’s original artwork and memorabilia, is intact, but his home was totally destroyed with his . . . → Read More: Home of Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz Lost to Wildfires, by Chuck Strom

The Face of Our Modern US Military is an African American Woman, by Davin Michael Stedman

It’s a GIGANTIC lie that Donald Trump supports the Troops and here’s why:

The Face of our modern US Military is an African American woman. When you look at the numbers it’s staggeringly obvious.

African Americans only comprise 13% of our population of the United States. Yet Black Women comprise 30.1% of all women . . . → Read More: The Face of Our Modern US Military is an African American Woman, by Davin Michael Stedman

Oh, We’re All Taking The L Now Homie, by Davin Michael Stedman

I came to a hard realization today. If we are dealing with a people that dealt with losing a War by spending the next one hundred years putting up 1500 cheap statues, there is no way we are going to convince them they were fooled by Donald Trump. Not in our lifetimes.

These are . . . → Read More: Oh, We’re All Taking The L Now Homie, by Davin Michael Stedman

Pat Thomas to Hold Book Signings in Portland and Seattle for his New Work, Did It! From Yippie To Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary

World-renowned cultural historian, author and longtime friend of East Portland Blog, Pat Thomas, will soon be coming to Portland and Seattle to celebrate the release of his new book, Did It! From Yippie To Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary.

Did It has received many excellent reviews and write-ups, including this article in . . . → Read More: Pat Thomas to Hold Book Signings in Portland and Seattle for his New Work, Did It! From Yippie To Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary

WE ARE NOT YET THE CHOSEN, by Davin Michael Stedman

I am thinking about writing an absolutely chilling Halloween story called THE CHOSEN.

It is an only barely dramatized version of what happened to my friends, but thankfully not my immediate family, as RIGHT WING & RUSSIAN BOTS began to scour the internet for victims. Throughout 2016 I watched as these BOTS zeroed in . . . → Read More: WE ARE NOT YET THE CHOSEN, by Davin Michael Stedman

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

HOMIE THAT’S NOT JESUS, by Davin Michael Stedman

I think I may have figured out how Americans of Indigenous Eurasian ancestry, such as myself, have confused the Jewish God Jesus with all our lost but only half forgotten Gods of War.

This has something I have wanted to say for quite a while, but this has reached a boiling point. And traveling . . . → Read More: HOMIE THAT’S NOT JESUS, by Davin Michael Stedman

Who Cares About the Troops More? by Davin Michael Stedman

Here’s a question that troubles me, ever more as 45 awkwardly ass smacks the drums of War as a creepy Game Show host that gets to pick the wrong door.

Who cares about the Troops more?

The person that supported sending our young men and women to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan, or the . . . → Read More: Who Cares About the Troops More? by Davin Michael Stedman

Tom Petty Was At Both Ends Of The Dial, by Steve Stav

“Damn The Torpedos” was one thing… but the album after that, and the one after that… we got into the 80s and there was nobody – metalheads, punks, New Wavers, “old folks” – who didn’t like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. You and your buddies got into your car one night, you put in . . . → Read More: Tom Petty Was At Both Ends Of The Dial, by Steve Stav

Time After Time, by Davin Michael Stedman

I tread very carefully here, but I have been getting…how can I say this?

I have been getting interesting feedback from my conservative friends and acquaintances about what happened in Vegas.

I am not throwing anyone under the bus here (Charlottesville & Nice has loaded that saying with unnecessary imagery).

What I am driving . . . → Read More: Time After Time, by Davin Michael Stedman

Eating From Your Yard Tip: Peppers, by Jill Kuhel

Eating from your yard tip ~ There is a pepper for everyone from sweet bell peppers and sweet banana peppers on the mild end and habaneros and ghost peppers on the hot end of the spectrum. Where to start? My grandson demands jalapeño peppers on his pizza and loves a who can eat the . . . → Read More: Eating From Your Yard Tip: Peppers, by Jill Kuhel

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

There’s Something That Keeps Happening Here, by Davin Michael Stedman

OK I will say this, to put Las Vegas and the firepower we all heard echo in a historical perspective:

As the automatic crack of a machine gun fire rang into my ears at a handful of rounds per second, I asked myself with little practical knowledge of American arms, if that was the . . . → Read More: There’s Something That Keeps Happening Here, by Davin Michael Stedman