Tag Archives: The Charleston

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


The Assasinators Unleash ‘Weaving Spiders’

2 Apr


~ Get the new Assasinators album tonight (April 2) @ the Chuck ~

‘Who wants it?’ Assasinators’ guitarist Parris Shepherd held up a shrink-wrapped copy of the Assasinators’ new album ‘Weaving Spiders Come Not Here’ in front of a frenzied packed house at the Charleston last month, mentioning their upcoming CD release show April 2.

“I wanna see blood and you can have it,” he added in a half-sarcastic tone.

“No, no, no,” lead singer Paul Koresh butted in half-sincerely, shaking his head, walking upstage. “We don’t wanna see any blood.”

“No, I wanna see blood,” Shepherd contended. “I don’t even care if it’s your own blood.”

It’s hard to tell whether they’re joking or not. Continue reading

Callow on Callow — and a few other out-of-towners

8 Jan

Callow — a 6-year-old San Francisco indie rock band — comes to Bremerton’s Callow Avenue for a show @ The Chuck tonight (Jan. 8)…. which brings up a quick study of that word ‘callow’ — an adjective that means “lacking adult sophistication; immature” according to Webster’s.

Anyhow… The Bay Area band is joined by Alligators, Chyeah! Chyeah!, Rishloo and Ambulance. Doors @ 7 p.m., all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. For more on Callow, see myspace.com/callowrocks.

And here’s a few other out-of-towners coming to Kitsap that you might not want to miss: Continue reading

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

Ladies and Gentlemen: James Hunnicutt

12 Dec

~Old School | Faust Photography~

Following a massive ‘All By My Lonesome’ tour — James Hunnicutt shows Bremerton the love with two shows tonight (Dec. 11) …

Hunnicutt opens a night of psycho/rockabilly @ Winterland w/ Hard Money Saints and Eugene’s Sawyer Family and later @ the Chuck w/ Generation Decline, The Assasinators, Seattle’s Streetwalker and the return of The Flex — now Mouth @ the Bremerton Pyrate Punx’ One Year Bash.

The Winterland show is $5, 21+, starts around 9:30…
The The Chuck is All Ages, bar w/ ID, $6, doors @ 7 p.m.

See myspace.com/jamesabilly for more on Hunnicutt.

He’ll be crooning @ the Charleston again the next night (Dec. 12) for an easy-on-the-ears acoustic evening w/ Randall Kimball, Razors and Red Flags and more . . .