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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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.

New Show Just Announced!

Yes, that’s right. We’ll be gracing The Comet Tavern on Friday, January 13th with an unbelievable lineup: The Bad Things, Bakelite 78, Bat Country and Gunstreet Glory. All good friends and all great drinking music. Prepare your livers because this one is going to hurt. All the pertinent details can be found here. This is the only show that we currently have booked this winter. Hoping to get down to Portland sometime soon and get into the studio in early Spring. And, finally, in preparation for the upcoming holiday, enjoy this Thanksgiving message from the one and only William S. Burroughs: Continue reading

Danbert Nobacon/Bad Things collaboration out October 19th!!

Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it friends?  The Bad Things have been busy little beavers during this last spring and summer.  Playing some low-key gigs with our new member, writing a ton of new material, and gearing up for the release of our new CD with Danbert Nobacon coming out on October 19th on Verbal Burlesque records.  The cover art is above and was done by Danbert.  Here’s a little blurb about it from the press release: Continue reading