Hitting Ballard in Three Weeks with Gold Hope Duo and Baby Gramps!


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A great little lineup featuring our buddy, the legendary Baby Gramps, The Gold Hope Duo out of Kingston, New York, a high-octane folkabilly swing and The Bad Things closing out the night with our trademark arsenal of drinking songs and wounded waltzes. What else you gonna do on a Thursday night Ballard? Start the weekend early.

Show starts at 8:30 with Baby Gramps so get there early!

The Bad Things
The Gold Hope Duo 
and Baby Gramps

Thursday, March 13, 2014
at Conor Byrne Pub – 5140 Ballard Ave. NW
Doors at 7pm. Music at 8:30pm.
Cover is $10. 21 and over with ID.

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Just Announced! Bad Things and Dolomites Together Again!

2014dolomites2n.suzuki300dpiYears ago, in the late 90s and early oughts, Jimmy the Pickpocket and Mad Wilcox were in a band called A Midnite Choir. Back then, long before bands like Gogol Bordello and Devotchka brought “gypsy punk” to the masses, there were only a small handful of bands in the Pacific Northwest that shared a love of accordions, banjos, drinking and songs about bad behavior. Here in Seattle, the Choir, Circus Contraption and bands like Black Cat Orchestra were representing. Down south in Portland, there was The Dolomites led by eccentric accordionist Stevhen Iancu.

Stevhen would sit on a toilet while playing accordion and would also deep fry food inside a garbage can on stage much to the delight, or sometimes disgust, of the front row. One memory that always sticks out is a bill we shared with them at Satyricon in Portland with Reverend Glasseye. Stevhen also enjoyed breathing fire and when the club cut The Dolomite’s sound and then refused to pay them, Stevhen poured lighter fluid on the bar and proceeded to light the bar on fire, resulting in 2 foot flames and a very surprised bartender, who promptly handed over the cash. Ah, the good ‘ol days!

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10 Days to Halloween and the 9th Annual Cabaret Macabre!

Halloween is almost upon us people and tickets are flying out the door, so I highly recommend picking up yours right away over at Brown Paper Tickets. We got a hell of a lineup, sure to be one of the best lineups yet. Baby Gramps! The Peculiar Pretzelmen! Bakelite 78! Bella Jovan International Belly Dancer! La Petite Mort! And, of course, our incomparable MC Diva le Déviant. Hesitate at your own peril!

RIP Kearney Barton – Legendary NW Recording Engineer & Studio/Label Owner

Some sad news on this beautiful, snowy day. Legendary Northwest studio engineer and the man who recorded the first Bad Things album, Kearney Barton, has left this world for that big studio in the sky. We’ll miss you Kearney. Seattle music lost a legend today. Check out this great obituary from Light In the Attic Records’ website
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