Goldfinger Front Man Sits Down for a Chat With EPB During Tacoma’s Punk In Drublic Show, by Holly Homan

Last Saturday the Punk In Drublic tour kicked off in Tacoma, WA and I had the esteemed privilege of sitting down for a chat with front man and founding member of Goldfinger, John Feldmann. I found him to be very congenial, intelligent and passionate (but he wouldn’t be the artist he is without passion). . . . → Read More: Goldfinger Front Man Sits Down for a Chat With EPB During Tacoma’s Punk In Drublic Show, 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

Punk In Drublic, A Major Punk Fest Comes to Tacoma’s LeMay Car Museum & Other West Coast Dates, by Holly Homan

On September 16th a major punk event is coming to Tacoma, WA. At the Le May Car Museum from noon to 10 p.m. major punk bands like NOFX, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Bad Cop Bad Cop all on one bill for one glorious afternoon/evening. This is part of a west coast . . . → Read More: Punk In Drublic, A Major Punk Fest Comes to Tacoma’s LeMay Car Museum & Other West Coast Dates, by Holly Homan

After Waiting 35 Years, I Finally Get to See Two-Tone Legends the Selecter but Trek to Portland to Do It, by Holly Homan

Thirty-five years ago I discovered ska music – in particular, Two-Tone ska music. The Selecter was one of those Two-Tone bands who were my first real introduction to ska music. As far as I know they never played Seattle – not since I’ve known of them. Really, they’ve barely set foot on US . . . → Read More: After Waiting 35 Years, I Finally Get to See Two-Tone Legends the Selecter but Trek to Portland to Do It, by Holly Homan

Seafair Weekend Ends with at El Corazon for a Night of Punk Rock Featuring the Bombpops, by Holly Homan

After spending the fifth and sixth of August watching the Blue Angels fly, I ended the weekend with yet another trip to El Corazon. This time it was to see a group called the Bombpops. This quartet from Ocean City, CA, has two very charming young women fronting the band. They shared lead vocals . . . → Read More: Seafair Weekend Ends with at El Corazon for a Night of Punk Rock Featuring the Bombpops, by Holly Homan

A Steamy Hot Night at Seattle’s El Corazon Brings Hard Core Starring He Is Legend, By Holly Homan

On the night of August third I ventured out to one of my favorite haunts, El Corazon. This time it was a hard core punk show with He Is Legend headlining.

He Is Legend is a five-piece from Wilmington, NC with lots of hair. They are fronted by the very energetic and dynamic . . . → Read More: A Steamy Hot Night at Seattle’s El Corazon Brings Hard Core Starring He Is Legend, By Holly Homan

Yogoman Burning Band With Winston Jarrett Fill Seattle’s Pono Ranch Lounge with Succulent Reggae, Ska Sounds, By Holly Homan

It was a warm Saturday night when I ventured out to a place I’d never been before called Pono Ranch. Nestled under the Ballard Bridge on the north side of Seattle’s Ship Canal (a canal that separates north and south Seattle). This time I was taking in some more ska/reggae put forth by Seattle’s . . . → Read More: Yogoman Burning Band With Winston Jarrett Fill Seattle’s Pono Ranch Lounge with Succulent Reggae, Ska Sounds, 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