Friday, Mar. 7 at the Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave. N. on Queen Anne. Come for First Friday Jazz with Lushy. The ever-popular Lushy, led by Annabella Kirby, returns for another Happy Hour. Alternative pop with a bossa beat, hints of exotica and a touch of electronica. Space-age jazz reinvented for the 21st century. Grab a bite in our Friday Kafé, starting at 6 p.m., and chill out afterward with the hippest tunes imaginable.
From 1986 to 1991 Larry Reid and Susie Purves programmed a series of provocative visual and performing arts events around Seattle. On Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM they’ll present short videos of two memorable machine performances by Survival Research Laboratories and a spectacular concert by Einsturzende Neubauten on the Seattle waterfront. One show only. Free. No-host bar. Support Scarecrow Video!
This Month at Racer Runts!
Rose Marie Haynes
and Special Surprise Guests!
Cafe Racer is proud to present the monthly all-ages show the first Saturday of every month called “Racer Runts”, starting at 4pm. The next show will be at Cafe Racer located at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE near Ravenna and the UW in Seattle and is on Saturday, March 1st. Come by for some fun music from some of Seattle’s most talented youth from 4 to 7pm. Full menu at Cafe Racer, full bar, all-ages welcome!
Enjoy rock music, jazz, ukulele, skits, poetry, spoken word, singer/songwriter performances and more, while enjoying good food, refreshing beverages and good company.
This is an ongoing event that will take place the first Saturday of the month at Cafe Racer. For more information about performing, please contact Jack David at 206-335-4981
Join us on Saturday, March 8, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as we celebrate the publication of Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey Treasury with an art exhibition, book signing, and music concert.
Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey is one of the great all-ages comics properties of the new millennium, spawning plush dolls, TV appearances, lunch boxes, Zippo lighters, and more. The precocious sock monkey Uncle Gabby and his innocent pal Mr. Crow are the heroes of this funny, unsettling, and endearing new collection.
Mr. Millionaire will also sign copies of his latest strip collection Green Eggs and Maakies, featuring the comical adventures of Drinky Crow on the high seas, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtakingly beautiful line that recalls the glory days of the American comic strip. Green Eggs and Maakies collects two years of Maakies in a deluxe landscape hardcover format.
The festive opening on Saturday, March 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM features music by Ashley Eriksson. Perhaps best known for her music associated with the wildly popular animated television series Adventure Time, Eriksson will perform songs from her recently released Colours album on K Records. This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district. Don’t miss this chance to meet one of the truly extraordinary artists of our time.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110. Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fantagraphicsbookstore.
“In his surrealist impulse and draftsman’s brio, Millionaire is the closest thing we have to George Herriman of Krazy Kat.” — John Hodgman, The New York Times
“Like Joe Strummer, like Prince Buster and more grandly, John Wayne, Mark Twain and Lewis Carroll, some aliases simply announce the true personality and imaginative potential of the bearer. Tony Millionaire is no exception…” — Elvis Costello
“Tony Millionaire is worth a thousand Tony Thousandaires. He’s concocted a crazy potion with this mixture of Maakies and Sock Monkey.” — Conan O’Brien
“I think Tony Millionaire can only do important things.” — Dave Eggers
Come down to Georgetown for the Second Saturday Art Attack on March 8. You’ll find challenging visual and performing arts not seen in anywhere else in the region. This month features contemporary art in a neighborhood that offers lots to do, eat, see, and drink. A small sample of attractions below.
• All City Coffee featuring Women of Equinox: Clair Putney, Lisa Geertson, M. Anne Sweet, Sophia Wheelwright, Stacy Rosevear and Syd Shera. Equinox is Georgetown’s largest artist occupied warehouse accommodating over 50 tenants doing amazing work from blacksmithing and metal sculpture, to painting and ceramics, with woodwork, leatherwork, glass, photography and much more in between. These women represent a portion of the creativity emanating from the World War II era factory building located on 5th and Michigan.
• Calamity Janes featuring Mark Tedin, game illustrator and art instructor, presents recent works on paper for show at Calamity Jane’s in Georgetown. Color pastels and graphite portraits of costumed subjects will be showcased for the Georgetown Art Attack and throughout the month of March.
• Eight and Sand presents Felt Nature, the art of Mary Clymer. This is a solo installation style show of Flora in felt. Mary is a local artist hailing from Renton, Wa. She enjoys working in fiber and experimenting with combining fiber and non fiber arts. Mary is inspired by nature, big dreams, bike rides and little mushrooms.
• Equinox Studios, of West Georgetown welcomes you to visit our big blue building. We run an art shuttle van to Airport Way and back, park here. 6555 5th Ave S, 98108. ?Open studios include ?Sarah Woodson, of Downing Pottery; Hand-thrown and neighborhood inflected mugs; ?Anne Sweet, graphic artist, feminist themes; Alex Miller, of Bizarre 1979, videographer and then some; Syd Shera, ceramic art.; Jeff Olhoeft, stone carver; Sherry Hussey, of Iron Idiom, glass bead making.?Tabasco Mills, blacksmith; ?Sophia Wheelwright, mixed media.
• Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery features TONY MILLIONAIRE. Book signing and art exhibition with music by Ashley Eriksson. Exhibition continues through April 9, 2014.
• Georgetown Atelier: open studio
• Georgetown Liquor Company features mixed media art by Rachel Setzer in a show titled “Pain Body”. An exploration of the anatomical body inspired by chronic pain. Each piece represents its location in the body and is intended to convey that different places hurt differently (and that each person experiences pain differently). Your pain is real, it is really part of you, no one has the right to deny or diminish it. However, just because it hurts, doesn’t mean that it’s in charge. Subject matter aided by The Anatomy Coloring Book (Wynn Kapit & Lawrence M. Elson), and series inspired by The Pain Chronicles by Melanie Thernstrom.
• The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall would like to apologize in advance for KARAOKE NIGHT ~ Swing by and Give the Performance of Lifetime ~ Find Your Eye of the Tiger at the Vintage & Artisan Market ~ Curated by Frida, Make Believe, Sire Vintage, Clocharde Shop & Beaver’s Den Vintage.
• Krab Jab Studio presents the enchanting, mythical illustrations of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.
• LxWxH Gallery “stereotype” is an interdisciplinary project that features 6 national artists who enter the visual field of race by dint of text. The exhibition’s title is a partial nod towards the word ‘stereotype’ having its first meaning as a plate used to press images. It is also a (quiet) suggestion that the written word might also exist as an image by other means. The text-based pieces in stereotype focus on poetics, type and typography as aesthetic markers that can outline and expand upon racial identities. In the offing is the possibility of looking at agency and authority in unexpected ways, not only in the white cube of the gallery, but also in the lived reality of viewer and artist alike. Artists: Barbara Earl Thomas, C. Davida Ingram, Duriel E. Harris, Francine J. Harris, Krista Franklin, Natasha Marin
• Machine House Brewery features a yarn installation by Jessica Steffl that spans the entire length of the brewery in one area.
• Mary Tudor and Ferrell, open studio. Mary Tudor, art with timeless, iconic, images verging on being meditative objects and Ferrell, art with spacial and abstract imaging. Music by Luscious Leopard Lips, the Georgetown atmospheric music DJ with a Theremin synthesizer.
• SANCA School of Flight has joined Art Attack via the Art Ride bus! Flying trapeze demonstrations by SANCA Flyers and Pay-per-Flight opportunities to fly for Art Attack patrons! Journalists and Press ride free (show your credentials)!
• Runway Cafe features paintings/drawings by Michael O’Driscoll who has been painting and illustrating in Seattle since 1996. His Bedbug character is now in ‘Bedbug’s Book of Wisdom’, a 40 page hardbound book of cartoons from his online Daily Cartoon postings.
• Spectrum House Salon & Photography presents”Peep Show” a collection of art works by pinup artist Suzy Todd. Oil paintings and watercolors of pinup queens that titillate and tease; from Rococo Hussies, to circus darlings, to sultry Lover’s eyes.
?AT A GLANCE: Georgetown Art Attack?Date: Saturday, March 8th, 6 – 9 pm?Location: Georgetown neighborhood, Airport Way S corridor between Lucile S and Bailey S; over 40 locations!?Features: Art, Live Music, Food and Spirits, Art Ride art bus (free). ?Website: www.georgetownartattack.com
You’ll have not one but two opportunities to hear a live homage to both Prince and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Throw in some Ramones and Aerosmith and you’ve got yourself a night (or nights) to remember.
If that’s not enough for you, don’t miss the MVP Show on March 15th. MVP is a Seattle based band that plays the music of Michael Jackson and Prince Live! All the hits from two of the biggest icons in music history.
Seattle native and adventurer Vicki Marie Stolsen returns to the West Coast to read from her newest book, The Bachelor Chapters, and you won’t want to miss it!
Staking out the terrain between Sex and the City and Eat, Pray, Love, The Bachelor Chapters’ contagious narrative follows the author’s grand experiment to carve out a model of respectable bachelorhood for women. Crafted as part middle-age memoir, part thinking woman’s romance, the story highlights Vicki Marie’s sexy, comical, and controversial attempts to reinvent romantic relationships after twenty years of monogamy. More than just one woman’s story, the book explores fresh and frank ideas about sex, love, adultery, men, women, race, gay identity, body image, and aging. Women of all ages will respond to the dilemma that is central to the real-life protagonist: How does one manage the rise and fall of love? How does one reconcile mythology with real life? How does one get laid and not get screwed?
Vicki’s making a number of important personal appearances up and down the West Coast:
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 | Seattle, WA, The Upstairs, 2209 2nd Avenue, 98121, 7:00pm
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 | Portland, OR, The Rialto, 529 SW 4th Avenue, 97204, 2:00pm w/ Rob Yardumian and Paul Rome
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 | San Francisco, CA, Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, 94102, 7:00pm w/ Joseph Di Prisco and Madison Young
Saturday, March 8th, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA, Stories Books & Cafe, 90020, 7:30pm w/ Jerry Stahl and Antonia Crane
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | Seattle, WA, Third Place Books (Ravenna), 6504 20th Avenue NE, 98115, 7:00pm
“Streetlights and Torches, Priuses and Centaurs: Exploring the Role of Myth and History in Our Everyday Lives”
In this two-person exhibition, Crystal Barbre and Kate Protage use paintings and drawings to explore our relationships to mythic themes, and the connections between our modern world and our cultural lineage.
This exclusive event includes an artist talk by each artist, wine and light appetizers. The exhibit and show is located at Bherd Studios Gallery located at 312 N. 85th, upstairs on the second floor. The talk and exhibit is from 7 to 9pm, Thursday, February 20th.
Crystal and Kate are past Seattle Erotic Art Festival artists and it is a joy and an honor to work with Bherd Studios Gallery to give you a sneak peek into the stories behind their current show.
In a gala event that celebrates the achievements of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in the last year, plus maps out the plans for the coming new year, CHCC welcomes one and all to their “State of the Hill 2014″ shindig at Fred Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, February 20th 5-7pm.
There will be live music by the Susan Palmer Group, entertainment by Moisture Festival performers, including some “Boylesque” and aerial acts, and some great food and drink, including cuisine from local restaurants Barrio, Chico Madrid, High 5 Pie, Capitol Cider, Vostok Dumpling House, Poppy, Quinn’s and Hello Robin.
Also at the event, local resident and community advocate Cathy Hillenbrand will receive the 2014 Spirit Award. This prize recognizes a Capitol Hill community member who has done an outstanding job to benefit the neighborhood. Cathy was premiere in her leadership in developing the organization Capitol Hill Champion, a joint project of the Capitol Hill Community Council and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce that was developed to advocate for the fulfillment of community goals in the redevelopment on the street level of the new Link Light Rail station on Capitol Hill. By helping to develop Capitol Hill Champion, she made sure that the voices and will of the residents of Capitol Hill were listened to and respected, as we all know that this huge project is now and will forever change the landscape of Capitol Hill.
In addition to all of the countless volunteer hours she spent on this project the last few years, she is also a former owner of the Comet (where my husband once worked as a bartender!), a former publisher of Real Comet Press (remember “Poodle with a Mohawk”?), a former member of the Seattle Arts Commission and currently on the Board at Capitol Hill Housing.
When she was asked about her accomplishments and her work here on Capitol Hill, she explained,
“I’m most proud of all the effort put in over the past fifteen plus years by so many Capitol
Hill residents, workers, business people and organizations to keep Sound Transit responsive to our community’s needs and vision for the light rail station. It has been a long haul! And it won’t be over until the developers are selected, the designs approved and constructed, the buildings populated and the Broadway Farmers Market is operating on the new plaza! We’ll be riding the train before that. If I’m lucky, it will all be done by the time I turn 70, the 50th anniversary of my arrival in Seattle. For me, it’s an affirmation of the hard lessons I’ve learned over the years in my many ventures in the arts and cultural community. I can’t really describe the role I’ve played the past four years – somewhere between Mom and border collie – frantically trying to herd enough of the bits and pieces close enough together that they will fall into a creative and coherent whole at the end when the development has its grand opening and begins to settle
And when she looks to the future?
“I’d like to be able to share all the lessons our group has learned about working with Sound Transit with all the other communities in the midst of this work. The closure and re-opening of the Comet has me thinking about a Comet Tavern archive. I am thinking a lot about the Capitol Hill Eco-District which looks at sustainability on a neighborhood scale, including markers such as social equity, affordability, habitat in addition to green building, storm water management, district energy – just to name a few of the measures. I see using this concept as a basis for making all decisions – political, social, economic – as a way towards the future – some interesting thinking going on around it all over the world!”
Her comments have me excited to see what else is in store for Seattle’s true “Center of the Universe”.
Tickets to the Capitol Hill Chamber’s event State of the Hill
Thursday night is the opening of TOUCH ME : I am violent featuring Tariqa Waters, Siolo Thompson, Christopher Shaw, Daveda Russell, Lucien Pellegrin, Jennifer McNeely, Greg Lundgren, Kat Larson, Janet Galore, Ellie Dicola, Crystal Barbre, Sharon Arnold and Megumi Shauna Arai.
The opening night is Thursday, February 13th from 6 to 9pm and the show runs through March 8th.
According to the curator, Yonnas Getahun, the concept is born out of the wall that exists when experiencing art.
The first rule is not to touch the work. Rightly one of the purposes of exhibits and museums is to sustain and protect the work. And touching expedites the process of deterioration
What this exhibit will permit is the transformation of the works through touch as well as allowing these superb Seattle artists to create 2D, 3D or performances that express ideas, stories and effects through contact.
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
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Come see the dramatic linocuts of Seattle artist Joya Marie at the Greenwood Phinney Art Walk on Friday, February 14th from 6-9pm. There will be adult refreshments, music and art, all featured at the Greenwood location of the Seattle School of Rock, located directly behind the Bartell Drugstore. The address is 106 N. 85th, but it is actually one street over, in the little shopping center. Look for the School of Rock signs!
Joya Marie Marsh is a Printmaker with her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She has studied at the Academia D’Arte in Florence, Italy and at Kingston University in London, UK. She is currently living and working in Seattle, WA and is a member of Artist Trust and Seattle Print Arts.
The artists current work is a series of linocuts focusing on abstracted, urban imagery titled Observation Works. Through observing and documenting her current surroundings she seeks to draw symmetry between what is natural and what is man made, creating a narrative of time and place.
The School of Rock teaches kids how top play and perform in rock show. The Performance Program is designed for kids who know the basics of how to play their instrument and are ready to take it to the stage. This program introduces the team element into music instruction. Students learn harmonies, musicianship and how to perform in an authentic rock show environment. For more information, come by the opening and chat with the School of Rock staff!
Lushy is Seattle’s own homegrown cocktail culture bossa nova swing band, playing covers and original songs written by bandleader Andy Sodt with the wonderful musical stylings of Miss Annabella.
“Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage-Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound.”
Orchestre L’Pow! (subtitled “Bump and Grind for the Sophisticated Set”) is visiting from Portland so lets give them a big Seattle welcome. From their fearless leader Dain Hudson:
“It is our first trip to the Jet City in over a year. We are pulling from our varied and eclectic catalog of music and performing music by the likes of Dick Dale, Elvis Presley, The Swingers, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, The Shadows, plus some Cure thrown in for good measure. I would love to see your smiling faces and shaking booties on the dance floor.”
A real rock ‘n’ roll dance party on Friday, February 7th at Slim’s Last Chance Chili Chance and Watering Hole. Enjoy the Basements, the Fancy Lads and the Moonspinners, a great way to start the weekend.
The Basements play garage-rock covers of songs about basements (Etta James’ and Sugar Pie DeSanto’s “In the Basement,” the Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement”), plus other fun underground songs of delight. The Moonspinners play 60′s Mod Squad French-inspired pop sound, with singing by the incomparable Annabella. And don’t miss The Fancy Lads, a quartet of the UK’s finest gentlemen, who will blow you away with their British Invasion ditties and sounds of the Mersey Beat.
Come for the music and stay for the food too! The menu includes several different kinds of chili served on their own or poured over choice of Jalapeno mac n’ cheese or white cheddar grits. Hope you like drinkin’ out of a Mason jar.
Slim’s is at 5606 1st Ave. S.
Multi-disciplinary artists Cable Griffith and Elizabeth Jameson will be having a show together at G. Gibson Gallery in Pioneer Square from January 24th to March 1st. There will be a public opening on Thursday, February 6th from 6pm to 8pm at the gallery located at 300 S Washington Street.
Elizabeth has created a series of small cloth sculptures, reminiscent of ladies court finery, fit for a queen. Her tiny fashions elicit awe in their elaborate construction and attention to detail.
Cable Griffith is showing a series of acrylic paintings on canvas, many seeming to depict other worlds that may be real or may exist in a video game, online or from his imagination.
G. Gibson Gallery features each of the artists and their pieces for sale on their website. To view each of the artists work that is in the exhibit, click their names below:
House of Thee UnHoly, the epic, 90-minute, non-stop, explosion of ‘70s mythology and sexually-charged psychedelia, returns to Seattle’s Triple Door stage for five nights and ten shows March 12 through 16.
Featuring Druids, Vikings, Hindu goddesses, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and a little bumble bee with a big problem – thirteen dancers, three singers and four musicians will rock audiences in a radical rocklesque celebration of the 21st Century’s most excessive decade.
The Triple Door joins creative director paulanow (formerly known as The Swedish Housewife), along with a kaleidoscope of Seattle’s most outré and imaginative choreographers, dancers, burlesque performers, musicians, costumers, stage designers and theatrical performers in the show’s first staging since 2011.
Music is your master as “Sarah Rudinoff and Jen Ayers deliver powerful, mind-blowing vocals. The band alone is worth the price of admission,” reported The Examiner during the show’s last run. “The show delivers on its promise to leave you dazed, confused, and ecstatic.”
“House of Thee UnHoly, clearly has a rabid following, if the whoops and hollers and cheers are any indicator,” said The Seattle Times. “The costumes, extravagantly fanciful.” “House of Thee UnHoly’s sheer visual and auditory spectacle cannot be overemphasized,” wrote Culture Mob, and The Seattle Weekly called it, “Broadway level Burlesque.”
The 2014 production includes; Dancers, Lily Verlaine, Waxie Moon, Indigo Blue, Inga Ingenue, Douglass Ridings, Red Delicious, Paris Original, Polly Wood, Gerard D, Heidi Von Haught, Tory Tiara, Jody Kuehner and Mimi Me. Singers, Sarah Rudinoff, Jen Ayers and Zack Davidson. Musicians, Andy Stoller, Ryan Burns, Darren Loucas and Mike Stone. Set design by Jim Guerci and Chris Ford. Contributing costumers include, It’s Mark Mitchell and Lisa Marie.
House of Thee UnHoly March 12-15, 7 and 10p.m. Sunday, March 16, 5 and 8 p.m.
The Triple Door, 216 Union St., downtown Seattle.
photos by Michael Doucett and Christopher Nelson.
Nu Klezmer Army are a group of punks who play traditional Yiddish music and turn any setting into a celebration.
And they have a new CD! Come to the Nu Klezmer Army CD release party on Thursday January 30, 2014
9 pm @ Cafe Racer
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Celebrate their new release “Funeral Afterparty” with
live music from Nu Klezmer Army and their friends Delta Halos
and How Things Work.
As an extra special bonus they will be premiering
their very first music video, shot and edited by Doug Arney.
Nu Klezmer Army brings new life and energy to the traditional music of the yiddish-speaking jews of Eastern Europe. Melding together each player’s diverse musical background, NKA brings forth an undeniably fun incarnation of instrumental, dance oriented, emotionally charged, klezmer music.
And they’re having a CD release party at Cafe Racer! Thursday, January 30th. Come in early and have dinner, music starts at 6pm
Equal parts wandering gypsy, pickled punk, cut-rate circus, and drunken rabbi, Nu Klezmer Army stays true to the traditions of learning from one another over bottles of shlivovitz and sharing stories of out travels. We have played everything from the seediest of punk rock dive bars, to ornate historic theaters, brass band and circus festivals (although we are neither a brass band or circus), rehab clinics, private parties, vegan dinners, city sponsored ground breaking ceremonies, (still no Bar Mitzvah), midnight in the mountains around a fire and we are up for just about anything.
Seattle’s longest running 60′s night
Saturday February 1st, 9PM Doors
At The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave E,
Next to the Victory Lounge
A night of 60′s MOD, Psychedelic and Garage Rock, Vintage Soul, Brit-Pop, Acid Jazz and International Pop- plus Fabulous Go-Go dancers and some of the Northwest’s Best bands.
The Gentle Pop of
Our House Band
As always with Resident DJ’s
DJ VODKA TWIST
SPECIAL GUEST DJ’s -
(“It’s a MOD MOD World” Modcast)
(Straight from London)
Plus Go-Go Dancing by
THE STUDIO 66 DANCERS
Psychedelic visuals in the front lounge, bands in the second room, two bars.
21 + admitted
In 1987, influential industrial rock band Big Black chose Seattle as the site of their last performance. The Georgetown show, with special guests Jesse Bernstein and Roland Barker, became legendary. On Monday, January 20th, Scarecrow Video will host two screenings of the resulting concert film, Big Black’s Last Blast.
It’s not only a document of this band’s final performance, but also a snapshot of Seattle’s music scene in the late ’80s. The three-camera concert video was directed by local artist Debra Geissel. (The on-stage camera was operated by her then-husband and current Cafe Racer proprietor Kurt Geissel.) The sound was engineered by John Nelson and mixed in Chicago by Steve Albini. Russ and Janet Battaglia of Fallout Records served as executive producers, and Monday’s screening will be presented by the film’s producers, Susie Purves and Larry Reid.
Scarecrow Video will host two screenings of Big Black’s Last Blast, at 7:00 and 8:30 PM. A small display of artifacts from the show will be featured, including the neck of Albini’s smashed guitar. The event is free, with a no-host bar, and is open to all 21 and over.