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Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Missionary Position, Ayron Jones, Amanda Hardy, The Experience Gospel Choir, Jen Ayers & Featuring The Stripped Screwed Burlesque! All Part of The Seattle Sound at The Triple Door! Saturday May 16th

This musical showcase features the Blue Velvet Band, led by music director Andrew Cloutier on drums, Scott Harris on bass, RL Heyer on guitar, and Justin Kausal-Hayes on guitar. Special guest music performances by The Experience Gospel Choir, Bernadette Bascom, The Missionary Position, Amanda Hardy, Ayron Jones, Jen Ayers, Wanz and many more.

The Seattle Sound is a live music, dance revue and narrative celebration of the people and places that have made our town a significant spot in the culture of music worldwide. This historic journey begins with a Native American percussion/native tongue vocal piece and brings us through many aspects of the music of Seattle, including jazz, R&B, soul, rock and roll, grunge, post-grunge, and modern-day hip hop. 

This live music revue will be accompanied by the dance showcase of Stripped Screw Burlesque. The five-piece dance troupe features Violet Tendencies, Seraphina Fiero, Kutie LaBootie, Lady Drew Blood and Stella D’Letto. These are the ladies that have brought you Disney After Dark, The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever, Undressed to Kill and many more wonderful productions throughout the years.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Audacity of Grunge - 25 Years After, There's Still Something In Seattle's Water Baptizing Boys Into Men of Golden Words ~ Whose Music Is Keeping The City's Heart Beating Now? And Why Do They Call Jefferson Angell "The Bee Charmer?" An Open Letter to Rolling Stone Magazine

Photo by Ernie Sapiro 

The year was 1988. The location - Kent Skate King, Kent, Washington. It was a promising, warm August night and the energy was high as three local bands were about to take the stage. Hundreds of kids packed the room in their Guns N' Roses t-shirts and torn jeans. With flowing blonde hair and big sunglasses was Mother Love Bone front man Andrew Wood, a.k.a. The Love Child. Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell played with a severity even then that stood out. As many would say over the years, this would be the show that sparked the interest for many a young man in attendance to pick up an instrument and begin screaming life.