Daniel Clowes on the Record

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It’s fitting that Daniel Clowes will make a rare Seattle appearance on Record Store Day. This Saturday, April 18 marks the annual celebration of these essential establishments. Clowes will appear at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, which shares space with vintage vinyl purveyor Georgetown Records.
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Throughout the 90s, Clowes cartoons were associated with Seattle’s illustrious Sub Pop record label. His “Punky” character adorned multiple product lines, and he created memorable covers for some of the label’s marquee acts.
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Don’t miss the unveiling of The Complete Eightball 1 – 18 and a chance to meet one of America’s most influential artists at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Record Store Day from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. No matter where you are, please support your local independent record retailer.

Gordon Raphael in Seattle appearance at the Feedback Lounge 3/12/2015

 


Gordon Raphael at Feedback Lounge

 

Mr G. Raphael is a west coast Seattle musician and rock producer best known from his keyboard work with Sky Cries Mary, producing The Strokes and Regina Spektor and touring as a member of The Psychedelic Furs. In addition he did live sound for The Libertines first UK tour, recorded Ian Brown from Stone Roses by accident, and recorded & arranged some solo material for Ian Astbury of The Cult! This evening will be a journey of stories and images, and lots of questions and answers with the audience. Promises to be “interesting”! + Free admission!

Racer Runts and Weirdfest at Cafe Racer Sat. 2.7.15

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4-7pm, Seattle’s best Teen Showcase of Talent, RACER RUNTS at Cafe Racer.  This month are some great youth bands, including:

Naked Giants
Champagne Babylon
Naked Gypsies
Stranger Than Nixon

Come for the music, stay for the great food, drink, friends and fun!

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8pm-11pm WEIRDFEST at Cafe Racer, good music for good times with our favorite opera company OPRADESIAC!

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Cafe Racer is located at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle

Calling All Elvi! The Search for Best Amateur Elvis at the Seattle Invitationals Jan. 23 at the Crocodile

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The search for Seattle’s Best Amateur Elvis Friday, January 23rd at 8pm at the Crocodile in Seattle.

Who Will Be Crowned The King Of Rock And Roll?

That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment.

Friday, January 23rd 8pm at the Crocodile in Seattle
Tickets on sale now!

Come to the search for Seattle’s best
Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!
With The Kentucky Rain Band
and special guests The Graceland Five!
Emcee ~ Jim Dever ( KING 5 / Evening Magazine )

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Host and Master of Ceremonies JIM DEVER

On Friday, January 23rd 2015, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see thirty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…

It’s all at the 20th Annual
2015 Seattle Invitationals !

Lucky Attendee´s will see each performer tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!

To start the evening off with a bang we invited back the Graceland Five band- playing supercharged punk rock versions of the Kings music. Following this 35 minute “super set” we´ll bring on several surprise guests and professional singers to warm the crowd up for the main event.

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Performers – Sign Up Here! We’re Looking for a few good Elvi!
Currently we are looking for amateur performers to sign up (and agree to perform one song in their own costume) on the legendary Crocodile stage. All contestants will be backed by the local longtime Pro outfit The Kentucky Rain Band. Interested parties should see the contest rules & judging criteria and the available songs.Are you a budding ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist?) If you are not a professional and would like to perform and compete with other Northwest Elvii, please contact us!

First, CHOOSE A SONG HERE (Click this link to view song choices)

Then, email BOTH SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com and Marlow@SeattleTwist.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Your Song Choice(s) 1, 2 & 3
3. Your contact info
4. What town & neighborhood you live in
5. Photo as a ETA (if you have one!)
Providing prizes for the top twenty entries of the event will be Archie McPhee, Top Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors.

Website:www.SeattleInvitationals.com
Media contacts:
Peter Verbrugge, 206-399-9565SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com
Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795Marlow@SeattleTwist.com
TICKETS

21 and over with ID required

Click HERE for: Information about contest criteria and contest judging

Tickets available online at The Crocodile!

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Cocktail Culture Favorite “Lushy” and Friends Play Seattle for the Holidays

lushy (2)Hi Friends- Come have a drink and a dance with Lushy at one of their Holiday Shows in December – they’ll be playing tunes from their Xmas record Snowflake Surprise and other Lushy favorites.

FRIDAY, DEC 19- NIGHT OWL SHOW – 10PM-1AM: LUSHY AND GIGANTOR at the TRIPLE DOOR MUSIQUARIUM

SUNDAY, DEC 21 – EARLY BIRD SHOW XMAS XTRAVAGANZA – 8:30P-11:30P: LUSHY AND GIGANTOR at THE ROYAL ROOM Oh, and hey kids! Lynval is back after an awesome tour with the Specials .  He and his Seattle crew Gigantor, are feeling festive and ready to play.  Get your suits and boots on and see you there!

THURSDAY, DEC 26 – BOXING DAY – 9P -MIDNIGHT at VITOS: Apres Xmas drinks with the gang!

Lushy and Gigantor

And if you love Lushy, you’ll LOVE Gigantor, playing New Year’s Eve at the Three Crowns Ball at the Swedish Club on December 31st!

Tickets still available! Click HERE for tickets the New Year’s Eve Event

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Seattle rockers Rick Smith, the Rangehoods and friends return to Seattle stages in two shows

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Rick Smith, formerly of The Girls and the Lonesome City Kings returns to Seattle for two shows, with local rockers and musicians of yore.

Sunday, December 7th: Hillbilly Punk Shop Presents: Ave Rat Revue!
High Dive & Hillbilly Punk Shop Present: Ave Rat Revue

Featuring:
Neil Bagpipes Hubbard
The North Seattle Ukestra
The Guardians
Rick Smith
The Moonspinners
plus a special “In Yo’ Face” Finale

Show starts at 8pm
$10 in advance, $12 at the door

The Rangehoods

On Saturday, December 13th Rick Smith will be opening for a second show of Seattle rockers at Slim’s Last Chance Saloon. Headlining the show are The Rangehoods with the 350’s and British Racing Green. Folks will remember musicians Steve Aliment, Bill Shaw, Steve Pearson and friends.

Official Bad Art Museum of Art Holiday Party with Lushy and the Ukadelcis at Cafe Racer Sat. Dec. 6th

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Please join your friends at Cafe Racer and the Official Bad Art Museum of Art for the 5th annual Cafe Racer Holiday Tiki Ukulele and Cocktail Shindig with the Ukadelics and Lushy performing their Holiday Opus “Snowflake Surprise”, Saturday December 6th, 2014.

4-7pm, Racer Runts starts the festivities with some of Seattle’s most talented young musicians, produced by Jack David.

Dinner starts at 6pm with Moco Loco and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, plus special tiki and Polynesian drink specials.

8:00 Enjoy the dulcet tones, haunting melodies and toe-tapping South Pacific holiday songs of The Ukadelics, Seattle’s own 8-piece ukulele band.

9:30 Be prepared to crank it up for the phenomenal force for everything good, LUSHY! Performing their entire holiday album “Snowflake Surprise”.

Come as you are or don your favorite Aloha shirt, tiki togs or your most atrocious holiday/Christmas sweater. Prizes for the most horrific outfits of the evening.

Three Crowns New Years Eve Ball at the Swedish Club

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Join us for New Years at Seattle’s best kept secret…

The Swedish Club!

Have a ball in the swankiest venue in town this New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 8pm for the Three Crowns New Years Eve Ball.

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets!

Admit it, you may have stayed in before on New Years Eve and declared “That’s for amateurs” but secretly just wanted a great place to go with friends and have a great time dancing and eating and hobnobbing with friendly folks. Well, this is it! There’s something for everyone at the Three Crowns Ball!

There are four bands, three DJ’s, three bars, a Swedish smorgasbord and the Swedish Club has a great view the fireworks show at the Space Needle — you’ll love exploring the mid-century architecture.

The shindig starts at 8pm at the Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave. N., high atop Queen Anne Hill. In addition to all the music, eye candy, adult beverages and glittering party favors, look out for the 40 lb confetti super-cannon at midnight!

Featuring three floors of dancing; fun bands, great DJ’s and stunning views of Lake Union and downtown from every floor!

The bands:

Headlining the show is Gigantor (featuring Lynval Golding of the The Specials)
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Main Ballroom
The Spyrographs play ABBA! and other hits…with Deejay Joey Webb spinning dance classics all night!

The Spyrographs ABBA cover band

The Cavern Club- British Invasion room!
The Fancy Lads plus guest deejays.

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Three Crowns Lounge
The MoonSpinners– (60-70’s pop, garage, R&B, Punk)

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Doors open at 8 p.m. bands play all night- your ticket gets you admission to all floors, plus complimentary party favors and a fabulous Free “Pancake Toast’ breakfast snack at 12:00a.m.!

Must be 21 with I.D .

Special advance Pricing of $30.00 is good through November. They are then: $35.00 Dec 1- 15, $40.00 Dec 16-30, $50.00 day of event (id available)

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/925596

Celebrate Subterranean Seattle on Saturday at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Come celebrate the legacy of Seattle’s early music and comix on Saturday, November 29 as Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts the book launch party for Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Music Anthology, 1980 -1988. The book documents the formative years of Bruce Pavitt’s fiercely independent fanzine, cassette label and music column. Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid was a contributor to the fanzine (under the pseudonym Lewy Louie.). Bookstore staffer Russ Battaglia contributed graphics and photos to the zines, which were graced with covers by Lynda Barry and Charles Burns. It was amazing to see the almost immediate impact Pavitt’s modest enterprise had on pop music. To those close to him, it came as no surprise that within a decade, Sub Pop would impact popular culture on a global scale.
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The book includes essays, by Reid, Charles R. Cross, Ann Powers, Gerard Cosley, and Calvin Johnson, founder of K Records and early Sub Pop fanzine collaborator. Johnson will perform music at the party, which is the first time he will play Fantagraphics since Beat Happening rocked our wild warehouse party in 1994 (attended by newly anointed princes of punk, Nirvana). Many contributors to the old zine and new book will attend the reception from 6:00 to 8:00 PM – a great way to spend Small Business Saturday.
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Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Super mid-week blow-out with Prom Queen, Euro Dance Party & “Dusty Lips” (Dusty 45’s & Country Lips combined!) to benefit YouthCare 11/25

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Prom Queen

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YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, employment training and prevention training.

For 40 years, YouthCare has been a leader in providing effective services to Seattle’s homeless youth. In 1974, a group of concerned citizens started a three-bed shelter for homeless and runaway youth, the first in the Western United States. Since then, they have grown to become a community-based agency with six sites serving the greater Seattle area.

Come to an incredible early-evening show starting at 5pm on Tuesday, November 25th at 1927 Events Space, 1927 3rd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101

Everyone involved in this event has donated their time and all proceeds will go to YouthCare.

To donate, volunteer or for more information about YouthCare visit http://www.youthcare.org/

Thanks to 1927 Events and The Residents Pop-Up Shop for graciously donated their space for this event.

5pm-Opening Reception starts at The Residents Pop-Up Shop. Wine donated by Proletariat Wines. 5 dollar donations please.

7pm-Head next door for a night of live music with:
-Dusty Lips(The Dusty 45s & Country Lips combined, wowza!)
-Euro Dance Party USA(Talk about a supergroup!!)
-Prom Queen(Everyones favorite Prom band.)
Food by Off the Rez and beverages donated by Rainier.
Donation of clothes, blankets or money($10)

A special thanks to Randi Mckenna, Gabriela Sawrey, Grace Hoffman, Jerry Everard, Stacy Paczan, Billy Joe Huels, Darrin Williams, Mark McConnell, Donovan MacInnis, Stephanie Morrison, Hamilton Boyce and Fredd Luongo for making this event happen.

The Residents are:
Cathy McClure
Steve Gilbert
Brandon Patoc
Sonja Peterson
Trevor Johnson
Stacy Paczan
Robert Nelson
Emily-Jane Jewelry
Dolcetta Artisan Sweets

5th Annual Cafe Racer and Official Bad Art Museum of Art Holiday Party with the Ukadelics and Lushy!

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Please join your friends at Cafe Racer and the Official Bad Art Museum of Art for the 5th annual Cafe Racer Holiday Tiki Ukulele and Cocktail Shindig with the Ukadelics and Lushy performing their Holiday Opus “Snowflake Surprise”, Saturday December 6th, 2014.

4-7pm, Racer Runts starts the festivities with some of Seattle’s most talented young musicians, produced by Jack David.

Dinner starts at 6pm with Moco Loco and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, plus special tiki and Polynesian drink specials.

8:00 Enjoy the dulcet tones, haunting melodies and toe-tapping South Pacific holiday songs of The Ukadelics, Seattle’s own 8-piece ukulele band.

9:30 Be prepared to crank it up for the phenomenal force for everything good, LUSHY! Performing their entire holiday album “Snowflake Surprise”.

Come as you are or don your favorite Aloha shirt, tiki togs or your most atrocious holiday/Christmas sweater. Prizes for the most horrific outfits of the evening.

Day of the Dive at Java Jive!

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Pinch yourself, it’s a dream come true! Lushy and the Ukadelics share a stage at the famous Bob’s Java Jive in Tacoma, Washington.

The party is Saturday November 1st (Day of the Dead) and doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm and goes until they throw us out. Wear a costume or not, all are welcome.

Java Jive is located at 2102 S. Tacoma Way in the giant coffeepot!

Charles Burns & Chris Wright at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Famed alternative cartoonist Charles Burns will appear at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Friday, September 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM presenting his new book Sugar Skull. He will be followed on Sunday, September 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM by Chris Wright signing copies of his recent graphic novel Blacklung.

Seattle native Charles Burns, now a resident of Philadelphia, was among the founders of the alternative comix movement in the 1970s when he emerged from The Evergreen State College with Lynda Barry and Matt Groening. This trio of gifted artists began syndicating their innovative comic strips in alternative weeklies, which gave momentum to a new approach to cartooning. Burns’ groundbreaking graphic novel Black Hole, serialized by Fantagraphics Books, is considered a masterpiece of the form. The story is set in 1970s Seattle and was recently featured in the critically acclaimed film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Burns will be signing copies of his highly anticipated new book Sugar Skull, which completes a trilogy that began with X’ed Out, followed by The Hive. Burns’ unique graphic sensibility has left and indelible mark on Seattle’s culture through his early work with Sub Pop and The Rocket. Join us in welcoming this influential artist back home on Friday, September 19.

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Chris Wright is among a new breed of emerging artists building on the foundation laid by Burns and others. His recent graphic novel from Fantagraphics Books, Blacklung, combines elements of otherworldly adventure and horror rendered in brutal detail – unquestionably one of the most impressive graphic novel debuts in recent years. The signing on Sunday, September 21 marks the artist’s first visit to Seattle. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sunday until 5:00 PM. 206.658.0110.

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John Hunter and Amy D’Acquisto show work at the Greenwood Phinney Art Walk Friday, Sept 12th

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Art by Amy D’Acquisto
Work by John Hunter
Work by John Hunter

It’s that time again for the Phinney Greenwood Art Walk, Friday, Sept. 12th from 6-9pm at the Seattle School of Rock located at 106 N. 85th, behind Bartells.

John Hunter has painted in oils since 1990, and has a reputation for intensely bright, rich colors and odd perspectives and organic shapes.
Influences range from impressionism, expressionism and cubism to illustrative style and heavy surrealism. The Machine series is an opinion and surreal fantasy about the current state of technology. Using useless gadgetry and senseless circuitry to portray the world is the direction this series aims for.

Amy D’Acquisto is a jewelry-maker, painter, seamstress, photographer, and fiber artist, Amy D’Acquisto develops her life-long love with the physical world in multiple mediums.
A Northwest Native, Amy’s current obsessions are with acrylic paint, miniature fiber arts, semi-precious stone beadwork, and encaustic bees wax. Having degrees in Landscape Design and Ornamental Horticulture as well as art, she loves to pull from nature, using highly organic and textural items mixed with classic craftwork and post-industrial imagery.

Racer Runts Saturday September 6th 4-7pm at Cafe Racer!

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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

Jini Dellaccio memorial exhibition at Bumbershoot Arts Festival

© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.
© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.

If you attend this weekend’s Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, be sure to visit the exhibition Jini Dellaccio: January 31, 1917 – July 3, 2014 curated by Chuck Pennington and Larry Reid. This show celebrates the life, career and art of Jini Dellaccio, an American photographer best known for her 1960s images of Northwest rock and roll acts including The Sonics, The Wailers, Merrilee Rush, The Daily Flash and many others. This special tribute show celebrates the diverse subjects of Dellaccio’s lens over her storied career. Friday afternoon offers free viewing of art exhibits. The festival this year features music by the Replacements, Mission of Burma, Negativeland, Dream Syndicate, Afghan Whigs, Foster the People, and more.
© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.
© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.

Luau Party August 23rd at the Royal Room in Columbia City in Seattle

Pig Roast and music by Lushy, the Ukadelics, Banzai Surf and the Splashdowns.
Pig Roast and music by Lushy, the Ukadelics, Banzai Surf and the Splashdowns.

A real roast suckling pig and other Polynesian treats at the first annual Luau Party at the Royal Room! Great food and great music by The Splash Downs, Banzai Surf, Lushy and the Ukadelics!

Enjoy a pig roast buffet starting at 6pm. Music starts at 7:30pm. Spend the evening enjoying the Aloha spirit with your friends and those friends you haven’t met yet, eating great food, sipping an exotic cocktail or microbrew and listening to great music. Under 21 welcome until 10pm. Watch out for the Spam surprise!

The Royal Room is located at 5000 Rainier Ave. S. in Columbia City in Seattle

Schedule:

6:00 pm Kahlua Pig Buffet
7:30 The Ukadelics
8:50 Lushy
10:15 Banzai Surf
11:30 The Splashdowns