This ain’t no April Fools…We’re Opening for The Blasters!

0401THEBLASTERS-COLORYep, that’s right. We’re blowing the cobwebs off of the accordion and banjo to open for one of our heroes, roots rock originators out of Downey, California….the one and only
Blasters.

Also on the bill, The Tripwires (featuring the legendary Sangster brothers and Dan from Mudhoney on drums) and, you guessed it, an Elvis-impersonator clown. We open the night so get there early.

Tickets are on sale now here. So get ’em while you can. Nothing on the calendar after this so be sure to catch us. Who knows when we’ll make an appearance again.

Ooooh, mysterious.

Punk As Folk….Life!

That’s right kiddies, this weekend is our annual invasion of Seattle Center. The weekend when the seamy underbelly of folk mingles with the unwashed masses for an all-ages orgy of aural enlightenment….or something like that.

That’s right, we’re back at Folklife! We go on at 9pm on the Vera Stage this Saturday, May 26th and then we pop on over to The Funhouse to headline Night Number 2 of the Punk As Folk Weekend!  The great God’s Favorite Beefcake and Professor Gall will be opening, along with the Red Stitch Circus Phenomenon all the way from New Orleans. Scroll down for the press release and the lineup for the rest of the weekend. Should be folk-ing amazing!

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Ashes

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A sad day for The Bad Things. A fire took out our Georgetown clubhouse. We loved this space. It was our home. Our safe haven for the better part of the last decade. Not only did we lose many memories, memorabilia and some equipment, our drummer Lord Kamke lost pretty much all of his worldly possessions, including his beloved drum kit.  Our good friends the Jesus Chords lost almost all of their equipment. The outpouring of support on Facebook has been overwhelming and humbling. It sounds like some fundraisers are in the works already and that means so much to all of us. We’ll be meeting in a couple days after the shock has subsided somewhat to decide how we want to proceed but we just wanted to say “THANK YOU”  from the bottoms of our hearts. It’s amazing that this little old drunken polka band can receive such an outpouring of support. It almost seems that all our naive belief in the power of art and expression weren’t in vain after all. We love you all! Ashes to ashes, Wilcor….we’ll miss you!