It’s October. Here Comes Cabaret Macabre!

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Poster by Robert “Nix” Nixon.

It’s that time of year once again. Cabaret Macabre is back for its 13th installment. Hard to believe. So for such a significant number we have to up the ante as far as the bill goes, right? No worries. We’ve found one of the best folk bands currently playing the west coast, will welcome the return of a Seattle legend for his 13th year and welcome our old friends from Portland via Russia. There will, as always, be dance performance scattered in with the bands and this year’s lineup features some of Seattle’s finest burlesque and bellydance performers. And though the great Diva Le Deviant is sitting this year out as MC, her replacement is more than capable of filling her shoes. But she will be missed.

Due to it being a Monday, we’ll be starting the show a little early. The show starts at 8pm with The Bad Things expected to hit the stage at 10pm. We’ll try to get you home by midnight. Promise.

And…without further ado, may I introduce this year’s 13th Annual Cabaret Macabre lineup:

Musical Performance by:
The Bad Things
Chervona (Portland, OR)
Baby Gramps
and Intuitive Compass (Grants Pass, OR).

Burlesque performance by Sinner Saint Burlesque’s
Lady TaTas and Dona Dei Cuori

Bellydance performance by Miss J9 Fierce and Danse Carouselle

MC Sailor St. Claire

Monday, October 31st, 2016
The 13th Annual Cabaret Macabre

featuring The Bad Things, Chervona, Baby Gramps and more!
Columbia City Theater – 4916 Rainier Avenue South.
$20 advanced/$25 day of show

This event is 21+ with ID!

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Lineup Announced for the 12th Annual Cabaret Macabre!

Cabaret Macabre LogoThat’s right kiddies. The Bad Things return to the Columbia City Theater for their annual Halloween bacchanal, Cabaret Macabre, celebrating its 12th anniversary.

This year’s lineup is set to be a humdinger, with Baby Gramps returning for his annual appearance, Balkan misfits Bucharest Drinking Team bringing their bombastic take on Eastern European party music, the gin-soaked rag-blues of The Jug Banditos and interspersed throughout the evening, burlesque and dance performance from Sinner Saint Burlesque and Miss J9 Fierce, co-producer of Cabaret Macabre. Diva Le Deviant returns as our host and closing out the night, will be your own Bad Things.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 1st at 10am at Brown Paper Tickets, unless of course you were lucky enough to attend in the past or are on The Bad Things mailing list. If that’s you, check your inbox for a special fan club pre-sale. The rest of you hang tight and get them tickets quick before they’re gone on September 1st!

Still need some convincing? Here’s us performing with J9 Fierce last year:

Come to the Freaksheaux….If You Dare!

1506779_856414084384630_8515827792018766335_nThis Sunday, the Bad Things Cabaret Quartet will be gracing the stage of the Can Can for the first time in over three years.

Has it really been that long?

We’ll be opening a night of burlesque, cabaret and sideshow antics with New Orleans’ Freaksheaux to Geaux alongside many of our hometown collaborators. This will be a uniting of freaks from the Big Easy and the Emerald City. Shit’s bound to get weird.

We’ll be opening our set with our version of this Tiger Lillies classic:

As many of you know, the Lillies were one of our earliest influences. One of our most treasured memories is performing this song for the Tiger Lillies themselves at the Can Can after their show at the Moore Theater. Must have been five years ago at least. Now, we return to the scene of the crime.

Come out to the Can Can and re-visit The Bad Things’ cabaret roots in one of the rooms that helped define us. Tickets are available here. Get them quick as I know VIP tickets are sold out.

Our next full band show will be on Sunday, July 13th at Stanislav the Gypsy’s bar Lottie’s Lounge, but more on that later.

We’ll also be sharing information on our upcoming CD release events in September. We got two Seattle shows planned and some regional dates in Washington and Oregon. The official release date is September 16. First album in six years people! Be excited because this is our best one yet.

Big Al’s This Saturday Then No Bad Things Until Fall.

cornicello_badthings-119So, The Bad Things summer break is rapidly approaching. In fact, after our show this Saturday at Big Al’s Brewing in White Center, we won’t be gracing a Seattle stage until November when we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Cabaret Macabre.

But, we will be making an appearance in Portland, Oregon after an almost three year absence with our pals Orchestre L’Pow. Details are still being worked out but we do know that burlesque superstars Jeez Loueez and 2012’s King of Burlesque Russell Bruner will be performing. Should be a good time. We’re currently looking into playing another show in the Rose City around that time as well so stay tuned. Continue reading