Tag Archives: Bremerton

The Charleston celebrates Two Years

4 Apr

~ Y.I.A. @ the Chuck’s Grand Opening, 2008 | Angel Perry ~

Two years may not seem like a long time, but for many all ages venues it’s a lifetime. Bremerton’s Charleston Music Venue turns two this month w/ a slate of special birthday shows.

It all kicked off last night (April 2 — Barbie’s Barfday Bash/The Assasinators CD Release Show), goes on tonight (April 3) with the Chuck’s official birthday bash featuring Boise, Id. bands N.F.F.U., Pull Out Quick, Adamant Allies and A New Agenda w/ a re-birthed Project 9, and continues next week as the bodacious Hell’s Belles celebrate their 10th anniversary, April 10 at the Chuck.

See more on those shows and more scattered throughout this month’s Smokestack — out now in print and in the digital archive.

For more on the Chuck — and the Callow Avenue venue’s inspiring story of ambition and unity in the face of authority — see this month’s feature, a gonzo retrospective on Bremerton’s 21st century all ages music scene through the eyes of Angel Perry… Continue reading


Punk’s Not Dead in Bremerton

31 Jan

Long-standing Bremerton punk band Neutralboy — a band damn near 20 years deep — is set to record a live record tonight (Jan. 30) @ Winterland, with the esteemed Tony Reed on the board.

And as if that weren’t enough evidence that punk’s not dead in Bremerton, long-gone Btown punks Brainsick — a band which formed in 1993 before relocating to Bellingham and wreaking havoc until disbanding in 1998 — will have their resurrection… er reunion, at the same show.

Add to the docket another storied and stalwart Kitsap punk band in The Enemies Of plus Dead Giveaways — featuring three members of the hard-rockin’ long-runnin’ Longview band Jackmove — and you’ve got yourself one hell of a punk show.

9:30 p.m., Jan. 30, 21+, $5 cover @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info @ myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

A Night of Laughs at The Hot Iron

7 Jan

Billy Wayne Davis — “the thinking man’s hillbilly” — headlines a night of 21-and-over comedy tonight (Jan. 7) @ The Hot Iron nightclub/bar and grill on Callow Avenue.

A nationally-traveling, southern-raised Seattle-based comedian, Billy Wayne has appeared on Comedy Central and The Tonight Show and he recently toured as a featured act w/ Ralphie May. He joins fellow Seattle funny man Owen Straw. Portland’s Colin Dillon hosts.

All for a $5 cover. EB3 presents.

Find more on the Hot Iron online @ myspace.com/hot_iron_bar_bremerton.

And find more on the evening’s comedians at their respective sites:
Colin Dillon — myspace.com/humandriftwood
Owen Straw — myspace.com/owenstraw
Billy Wayne Davis — myspace.com/billywayne

Bremerton’s Original Punk Rock Fest

2 Jan

~Steve ‘The Lipz’ of Cuntry Cuntroll | Photo: Teal~

Forget the Palooza’s here comes Punkapaloo-BLAH!

Today (Jan. 2) marks Bremerton’s second annual, shag-red-carpet-worthy, dirty punk rock fest which brings together a monstrous evening full of the loud, fast, fun stuff on Callow Avenue @ the Charleston Music Venue.

Btown punx YIA headline a dirty Puget punk mix of bands from Kitsap, Seattle, Tacoma and beyond. It all starts around 5 p.m., all ages, bar w/ ID, $8 cover, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Proceeds benefit the Artists for Freedom and Unity.

In the meantime, here’s a few hundred words on the 12 bands slated for the fest: Continue reading

Support a Free Local Press!!!

20 Dec

~Smokestack Benefit, Dec. 23 | Smokestack~

‘Tis the season for benefit shows. And here’s announcing a smashing Christmas Eve Eve line up for the first-ever Smokestack Soiree… A benefit for Thee Kitsap Smokestack which came into existence at the insistence of the cats at The Charleston Music Venue, who graciously — almost Santa Clausianly — approached us about hosting a benefit to support the ongoing costs of manufacturing and maintaining a free press in print and online.

An incredible indelible line up of local musicians have stepped up to support the cause.

You can do your part by jumping in the pit — with a $5 cover charge. Doors are at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID.

In the mean time… check out these tunes:
James Hunnicutt — myspace.com/jamesabilly
Mike Moen Defense Fund — myspace.com/michaelfrottage
Cuntry Cuntroll — myspace.com/cuntrycuntroll
The Assasinators — myspace.com/assasinators
Legends On Heroin — myspace.com/legendsonheroin
Erik Anarchy — myspace.com/erikanarchy1

Forging a Fairy Tale in Downtown Bremerton

3 Dec

~Mary Doyle’s making her own fairy tale | File~

There’s been one phrase on Mary Doyle’s mind a lot of late: ‘Don’t let anyone steal your crown.’

Sitting in her checker-floored underground studio in the basement of the Amy Burnett Gallery, she’s got a melancholy tinge of hope in her eye.

“We’re all kings and queens in our own world, right?” she asserts in the form of a question. “You’ve just got to take your crown, and don’t let anyone take it from you.”

Doyle’s moving out of her studio space at the Amy Burnett at the end of the year. Continue reading

Earl Brewster III’s Bombing Campaign set to go off tonight… Bombs Away!

28 Nov


~The Bombing Campaign | Smokestack~

The Bombing Campaign — a guerilla music/performance art collective six months in the making from the mind of Rewind frontman Earl Brewster III — features: spoken word artists Downey, Al Davis, Chris Fetus, David Olivias and Brewster himself along with rappers Richi from Fat Camp, Pat Makins and Tyroneus from the Game Runnaz Records Crew, the sultry new age folk singer JJ, Brewster with Brian Duclos, Chris Brooks and Eric McFadden in the Last of A Dying Breed and more, all going off at 9:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 28 @ The Manette Saloon in Bremerton.

Here’s a run down of the explosive amalgamation from our December print edition: Continue reading