Cabaret Macabre Next Week!

PrintTen years ago, we had the bright idea to throw a weird-ass Halloween party. At the first Cabaret Macabre, we rolled into Georgetown after a crazy night in Portland, playing at Porky’s in Northeast with Reverend Glasseye. Our old banjo player showed up to the gig drunk and ended up attempting some acrobatics off of a table at Porky’s, which ended with him landing squarely in Glasseye’s drum kit! We always knew how to make a good impression on a national act.

So, it was with crippling hangovers that we started this now decade-old celebration in a raw, warehouse space featuring a fine collection of all our weirdo friends. The first one was ramshackle, but somehow, perfect. It was so good that there are folks that have attended every year and since then, it’s been held at Jules Mae’s in Georgetown, the Rendezvous, ACT Theater and, for the last three years, Columbia City Theater.

Here’s Iva Handfull in 2010 at the Columbia City Theater. She’ll be joining us again this year!

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Hard to believe it’s been 11 years…..

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Well, the time is upon us. The big anniversary show is tomorrow and we’re anxiously preparing for what is sure to be a night of old friends, new friends, singalongs, tears, beers and more beers.

For the past couple weeks, I have been digging through old boxes of photos, scanning some of my favorite shots of the band and sharing them on our Facebook page. It’s been a great way for me to actually start tracking the dates of gigs that I was too drunk to remember. Took some research, some Google searching of old Stranger calendars, trying to read faded dates on the backs of old drugstore-developed photographs.  Continue reading

Bad Things spring report…..

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Well, we’ve been laying low for the last month or so….writing some new songs that are sounding great and getting ready for Folklife which is coming right up.  It’ll be our fourth year at Folklife and this year we’ll be playing on Sunday, May 24th in the afternoon (1:40pm to be exact) on the Fountain Lawn stage.  Bring the kiddies…this is pretty much the only all-ages show we do during the year and it’s FREE for christ’s sake (although I do suggest donating!)  Then that evening we’ll be throwing our third annual Folklife afterparty at The Can Can with The Bad Mitten Orchestre from Eugene (amazing), Miss Oblivious who will be showing her latest cinematic masterpieces, The Can Can Castaways with The Bad Things, and the always incredible Orkestar Zirkonium closing out the night.  Whew….I got a hangover just thinking  about it. Continue reading

Feelin’ Fine in ’09!!!

jamesfinalHey ya’ll!  Well here’s another update on what’s going on in the land of The Bad Things.  We’re about to get really busy here in March with a bunch of shows coming up and there’s lots of exciting things on the horizon as well. Continue reading