13th Annual Cabaret Macabre~

13th Annual Cabaret Macabre~

In 2004, The Bad Things hosted the first Cabaret Macabre in a Georgetown warehouse space called Jem Studios. Held on Halloween, it was a night of strange costumery, drunken debauchery, sideshow splendor and junkyard sounds. The lineup included an early performance by Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling, some stomach-churning suspension piercing by PURE, music from Reverend Glasseye, Dark Carny, Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things, who were pulling double duty as bartenders, door staff, stage techs and security!

Here we are twelve years later and most of those organizations are now defunct. Georgetown is quickly turning into a hipster mecca and the local cabaret scene has grown into a nationally recognized phenomenon. Luckily, two veterans from that faraway night are still with us, the legendary Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things.

Over the past decade, The Bad Things have hosted Cabaret Macabre in a variety of venues and neighborhoods and have featured acts from around the world. This year, Cabaret Macabre returns to Columbia City on Halloween for one night of music and cabaret performance.

As always, Halloween pageantry is highly encouraged! We’ll be announcing more details on the party as they emerge but we can guarantee a night you won’t soon forget with a bevvy of your favorite macabre miscreants.

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

Burlesque performance by Lady TaTas and Doña Dei Cuori from Sinner Saint Burlesque

Bellydance performance by Miss J9 Fierce and Carouselle Tribal Belly Dance

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

Doors at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm.

This event is 21+ with ID!

Tonight: Curtis Eller – Seattle WA

Tonight: Curtis Eller – Seattle WA

The Naked Sessions presents:
Curtis Eller in The Screening Room
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Saturday, October 8, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse presents Curtis Eller’s American Circus in the twelfth installment of The Naked Sessions acoustic concert series. Each one features a great band braiding songs together with stories about the music.

Join us for a special evening when Curtlis Eller’s American Circus takes the stage to perform a stripped down set. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Seated general admission; full table service. $10.

Naked City Brewery is a passionate supporter of arts and culture. Oftentimes its hand-crafted beers are inspired by a song, film, or person. Every beer tells a story, and each one ferments in its own time.

The Screening Room is Naked City’s seventy-person dining movie theater, featuring a New American comfort food menu with vegetarian and gluten-free options alongside award-winning craft beers, wines, and ciders.

The group’s latest phonographic recording, “How to Make It in Hollywood”, is a compact collection of glittery show tunes, sentimental tear-jerkers and rock & roll rave-ups whose lyrics are populated with two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, lapsed gospel singers and forgotten pop stars. Eller relentlessly tours the US and Europe with an expanding and contracting cast of misfits. 2015 saw the band embark on an ambitious and successful, 40 date tour of the UK, Ireland and Hungary.

Tempest & Johnstone vs Morbid Anatomy

I stopped in at the Addison Gallery to check out the new show by Morbid Anatomy, and I was able to catch a lovely, intimate performance by Tempest and Nathaniel Johnstone.

I snapped a few candids for you to enjoy:

You can catch Tempest and Nathaniel (with the full band) on Oct 16th:

Oct 16th~ The Underworld Ball

Oct 16th~ The Underworld Ball, Seattle WA

The Underworld Ball – 6:30-11pm
Hale’s Brewery Palladium Theater
A rocking evening to celebrate the conclusion of Waking Persephone with live music, performances, vending, and much more! Dress up, chill out, and have a great time! Our event is all ages!

2016 Musical Guests:
S. J. Tucker
The Ghosts Project
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
(and tunes spun by DJ Pan!x)

Advanced General Admission
$15 per ticket, $25 per pair in advance (by October 13th). $20 per person at the door if space allows.

Voltaire & The Peculiar Pretzelmen Sept 23 – Seattle WA

Voltaire & The Peculiar Pretzelmen Sept 23 – Seattle WA

This year’s featured concert at Steamposium is a night of music provided by Volataire and The Peculiar Pretzelmen:


Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys.

An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs “Brains!” and “Land of the Dead” from the Cartoon Network show “The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy”.
Voltaire’s live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombie prostitutes and wrestles Krakens.

Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 15 years.  He’s released 11 full length CDs.

Website: www.voltaire.net

Facebook: Voltaire Fanpage

Youtube:  Voltaire Musicpage

Twitter: @aureliovoltaire

Instagram: @aureliovoltaire

Contact:  voltaire@voltaire.net


Preforming Friday nite with Aurelio Voltaire!  
Date: 23rd Sept 2016 – Friday nite
Tickets: 25.00 usd.
Site: Tickets (it is an add on, second page. Upgrade links will be emailed at a later date.)


Black blooded sneaky so and so’s in pin stripe suits careening wildly through the shadows and gutters of neglected culture, the Peculiar Pretzelmen strum, slam, stomp, smack, smash, and scream the old and abandoned incantations raising the specters of all the spirits we left for dead. Pounding drums speaking in tongues, restlessly reinventing roadmaps until the riddles are all undone.

Fun links to explore

Photographer – ErinStonePhotography

Help Ann and Tony Stop Foreclosure

Two of our favorite makers (as well as good friends) need help or they’ll lose their home:

“You last heard from us through this venue about 6 months ago, when so many of you, so generously, helped us by providing funds to allow us to pay some bills, catch up on our first mortgage, and put a temporary tarp over what was left of our roof. (That’s where the initial $4,885 went…and why it says we want such a big honking number – we’re trying to raise $5,000 now.) I got some temporary contract work, we did a few shows for Tony’s business, Tinplate Studios, and we squeaked along until now. What we were not able to do was make a couple of past due payments on our second mortgage, and the mortgage holder, Washington State Employee’s Credit Union (WSECU), is now foreclosing on our house. The foreclosure sale is set for September 9th, in less than 2 weeks.”

Other ways you can help –

1. Buy things from us!
Tony’s Etsy shop is www.tinplatestudios.etsy.com . (It may be several weeks processing time, but he promises it’ll be well worth the wait.)
Ann’s Etsy shop is  www.dejaviews.etsy.com (This will soon be filled with treasures such as vintage hats, clothes, jewelry cocktail sets, tea pots and salt and pepper shakers.) You can also buy Ann’s books from her directly (Images of America: Seattle’s Ravenna Neighborhood, and Images of America: Frederick & Nelson.)

2. Let Ann know about job leads!
Here’s my LinkedIn profile to get an idea of what I can do – www.linkedin.com/in/annwendell .

3. Promote Tony’s work!
Etsy –  www.tinplatestudios.etsy.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Tinplate-Studios-Steampunk-Wonders-and-Bodgery
Twitter – @tinplatestudios
Instagram – Tinplatestudios
Tumblr – chattergrub

4. All the wonderful things you already do! Thank you so much for all your support!

Seattle Electro Swing Rematch: Aug 12th

Seattle Electro Swing Rematch: Aug 12th

WHAT: Rematch! Good Co VS High Step Society
WHERE: 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: Friday August 12th, Doors at 10 pm
WHO: Good Co, High Step Society, Sinner Saint Burlesque, and DJs Everfree and Stormcleod
AGE: 21+
PRICE: $15 at the door, $10 in advance. Tickets available at the event or beforehand at Stranger Tickets – http://www.strangertickets.com/events/35147008/rematch-good- co-vs-high-step-society

“The pressure has been building…for over a year these two have been eyeing each other, circling closer and closer, calculating the best moment to strike…and that moment is August 12th!

In the right corner, the Dream Team from Eugene, Oregon’s hungriest Electro Swingers… HIGH STEP SOCIETY!

And in the left corner, the Hometown Heroes, back to defend the mean streets of Seattle, So bad they’re good… GOOD CO!

Featuring the most bodacious of ring-girls, the always-fabulous Sinner Saint Burlesque!

Making sure it’s a good clean fight is Speakeasy Electro Swing resident DJs Everfree and Stormcleod


Photo Essay: World/Inferno Friendship Society, Culture Shock, Pickpocket Revue

Photo Essay: World/Inferno Friendship Society, Culture Shock, Pickpocket Revue live in Seattle July 14th 2016

All photos by Lukas Myhan

The World/Inferno Friendship Society: https://www.facebook.com/worldinferno/

Culture Shock: https://cultureshockuk.bandcamp.com/

The Pickpocket Revue: https://pickpocketrevue.com/

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