Thee Kitsap Smokestack
The January 2010 Edition featuring The Impending Doom of Print Media, Kane Hodder's Live, Sweaty Funeral, an exclusive interview with James Hunnicutt and more.
SMOKESTACK Thee Kitsap An Alternative News Source for the Kitsap Peninsula January, 2010 kitsapsmokestack.org PRINT MEDIA THE IMPENDING DOOM OF This behemoth, an old school printing press, is an endangered species in the age of 21st century technology. We look at what that could mean, why we’re starting a print publication amidst the decline, and the story of Hank Vincent. page 9 (Do your part to support a free press ... See Insert) KANE HODDER’S LIVE, SWEATY FUNERAL...P. 4 GONE FISHIN: A STRANGE PLAN FOR PUBLIC ART...P.6 BEHIND THE PAGES OF THEE KITSAP SMOKESTACK | IN PHOTOS...P.8 2 The Smokestack ... January 2010 THE MAST | INTRODUCTIONS Contents Random Kitsapness VOL. 1 | NO. 3 | JANUARY 2010 ...Art, Music & Mayhem... Kane Hodder, No More And SYH, and Big Mouth...what’s Kitsap to do? Music In Review...page 4 Punkapalooblah! Bremerton’s Monstrous Punk Rock Fest Music Upcoming...page 5 Is Anyone Reading This? A Self-Serving Public Service Announcement The Arts Upcoming...page 7 Smokestack | In Photos WHAT HAPPENS AT Winterland Karaoke stays at Winterland Karaoke... unless of course it makes its way into the Smokestack. Anyhow... bring out your karaoke rock star Thursday nights — and on New Years Day — at the Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Write... Print... Fold... Party In Photos...page 8 SMOKESTACK The Print Medium Conundrum Thee Kitsap Editor/Publisher: Hank Vincent Arts and Culture Writer: James Munk Music and Mayhem Writer: Nick Sledge Illustration: Bob Gnarly, Ben! Lead Photog: Rudis Puella Gonzo Department: Patrick Ryan Graphic Desk: Michael Linn Shroeder, Jr. Stringer: Billman Mickelson A Gonzo Perspective of the Print Industry Collapse Feature...page 9 Spoken Word In Print w/ Special Guests: The Bombing Campaing...page 12 This Month’s Special Guests: The Poets of The Bombing Campaign Spoken Word in Print & Tom Coss Campaign Photography Pages 12-15 Kitsap Happenings A Community Calendar of Events Calendar....page 16 More @ www.kitsapsmokestack.org In the derelict and depraved state of the print journalism industry, the only thing that makes it possible for us to print a publication like this is community support. Much love to our readers, sponsors and supporters. The Smokestack is an alternative media source developed and fostered in the underground networks of Puget Sound. It is a people-over-profit-minded enterprise published DIY by a consortium of alternative community advocates on the back streets of Bremerton... and beyond. The publication’s purpose is pure open-minded inter connectivity. It hits the streets monthly in print on the Kitsap Peninsula, bolstered by blogs, news, upcoming shows and multimedia goodness online @ kitsapsmokestack.org... Also on Twitter @kitsmokestack, Facebook and Myspace at /kitsapsmokestack. e-mail email@example.com, call the underground offices @ 360.782.1510 S Hurl feedback @ firstname.lastname@example.org Find the Smokestack in print @ one of these fine locations: The CHARLESTON MUSIC VENUE THE AFU HALL 318 N Callow Bremerton, WA (360) 782-1329 WINTERLAND 1220 Sylvan Way Bremerton, WA (360) 479-5686 THE ROCKIT ROOST 10516 Silverdale Way Silverdale, WA (360) 698-2579 THE CHARLESTON MUSIC VENUE 333 Callow Ave., Bremerton, WA (360) 377-3360 HI-LO’S 15TH STREET CAFE 2720 15th St. Bremerton, WA (360) 373-7833 The Smokestack ... January, 2010 SMOKE SIGNALS | A FEW WORDS 3 ‘Tales from the Dude’ A few words for Twenty-Ten: A few words from Some Crazy Guy: Dear 2010: I am going to kick your ass. As soon as you open that door to the new decade, I’m comin out swingin. No more dancin around all this madness. It’s fuckin go time. Much Respect, THE SMOKESTACK So what do you call it? Twenty-ten? Two-thousand-ten? What do you call the god-forsaken decade we just exited? The twothousands? The otts? The naughts? The oh’s? Who knows? Whatever it is, I’m stoked. It’s about time for a new decade I’d say. Is it just me, or was that some crazy shit? 9/11, war on terror, Katrina, energy crisis, mortgage crisis, more war, climate crisis, banking crisis, newspaper crisis, economic crisis, steroids, Bush, Obama, Michael Jackson, Lebron James, Sarah Palin ... madness. Not sure we could’ve fit much more insanity into 10 years. Looking back at it all, I feel an overwhelming orgy of memories and loathing all at once. As per usual, New Year’s Eve is packed with parties to help you forget it all. I’ll probably stay home. But the other day, I picked up a nugget of wisdom on celebration from a crass religious joke someone I recently ran into had cracked. It was something about celebrating Christmas all the way through the New Year in order to one-up Hanukkah — in certain terms. Anyway, that’s not the point. Beyond its vulgarity, the joke hit on the wisdom that one doesn’t have to restrict themselves to just one night of celebration. One doesn’t have to pack a full year’s worth of parties into one night . . . Which brings us back to the Eve of 2010. It’s shaping up to be one hopeful heap of a year. On this page we highlight a few parties around the peninsula which herald 2010’s entrance. Find a more complete NYE listing in the calendar. And in the pages between, look for a whole month full of reasons to celebrate, or berate, the New Year. [ HANK VINCENT ] The The Days Days Ahead Ahead A Few Words on NewYear’s Eve: The New Year’s Eve Soiree almost seems a dime and dozen. But it’s an art. Across the peninsula, bars and lounges and nightclubs and hotels are hosting all-inclusive champagne toasts. Most include all the accessories for an evening full drunken reverie, with tickets upwards of $100-a-pop, some just a cover charge. What it comes down to, I guess, is what you’re looking for in a New Year’s Eve party. What are you looking for in the new year? An open bar? A tux? Laughs? Music? A taxi ride home? The following is a handful of the many New Year’s Eve happenings around Kitsap this year. Find a more complete listing on page 17. And party responsibly. No getting drunk and peeing in your front lawn this year. Comic: Matt Carson [ The views of Some Crazy Guy do not necessarily represent those of the Smokestack, however these pages are an open canvas for the community. Email us things to print: email@example.com ] Open Bar @ The Hot Iron, Black & Whites @ HiFi Should be an interesting night on Callow. The Hot Iron Nightclub hosts a traditional New Years’ Eve bash w/ food, party favors, prizes a midnight toast and more. $10 per person, $15 per couple — an extra $50 taps into an open bar @ 610 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Just up the block, @ 2711 Sixth St., The Hi-Fidelity Lounge is hosting a blackand-white, dress-coded soiree. $10 w/ black-andwhites, $12 w/o. Around the corner the Charleston rings in the New Year with a metal show. A NewYears Disclaimer A few words from a Grouch: I regret to inform you that we will not be running any of the traditional New Years’ Eve Top-10 Faire.... No Year-in-Reviews.... No New Years Resolutions... No list of my favorite sappy movies to get hand jobs to... It’s all just filler so that journalists can get on with their holiday parties anyway. . . So let’s get to partying! Watch out for pedestrians: inebriated metal heads, party-goers and sharplydressed cocktail loungers. Annual Night of Laughs @ The Admiral Comedians from the Seattle Comedy Underground return to Bremerton for the Admiral’s annual New Year’s Eve ‘Comedy Spectacular.’ Countdown @ midnight, dancing on stage to follow. 21+. $40 on the main floor, $25 loge/balcony... more @ www.admiraltheatre.org. Open Mic @ The Global Bean The Global Bean rings in the year with coffee and music, handing over the mic to it’s patrons. All Ages. Coffee for the Cover. 2021 NW Mhyre Road in Silverdale. Bring your guitar/voice/harmonica/mandolin/banjo/keytar/saxaboom/etc. 7 p.m., open til midnight... More @ theglobalbean.com. Black Sabbath (tribute) @ Winterland Winterland’s partying like it’s 1979 w/ local all-star Black Sabbath tribute Luke’s Wall joined by Stone Axe, Madmartigan and Robot Pi. 21+, $8 cover, classic 70’s theme @ 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton... More @ myspace. com/winterlandrocks. Find the Smokestack in print @ one of these fine locations: STEP’S CHOP SHOP 1025 Pitt Ave. Bremerton, WA (360) 373-0337 OLYMPIC COFFEE OLYMPIC COFFEE 5050 State Hwy 303 Bremerton, WA (360) 633-7283 Ish ISH VINTAGE CLOTHING 249 Fourth St. Bremerton, WA (360) 479-4755 KITSAP MUSIC KITSAP MUSIC 2915 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA (360) 373-0337 PIED PIPERS EMPORIUM PIED PIPERS EMPORIUM Now @ 617 Callow Ave. Bremerton, WA (360) 479-3242 The DRIFT INN THE DRIFT INN 204 1st St (across from the ferry) Bremerton, WA (360) 479-2339 4 The Smokestack ... January, 2010 MUSIC IN REVIEW (2002-2009) ‘Kane Hodder is fucking dead.’ So what’s that mean for the ole’ Slaughter County music scene? Programs for the funeral were Mangina House? Who remembers laid out on the merch table. Next to 50-60 kids taking the ferry with us to special edition commemorative postPagliachi Pizza in Seattle?” ers. The only thing missing was some For an outsider, the show was sort of pyre — though the kids smoksomething like a class reunion for a ing out back might technically count. school you didn’t go to. Or a party you In any case, the corpse of Kane weren’t invited to you just showed up Hodder was laid to rest last month to drink at. following a two night finale Dec. 18 But just as I was standing in the and 19. back thinking, ‘man, these guys were The Kitsap band played one last better on the album,’ I jumped into time for its hometown crowd at the the pit, where all the kids were losing Coffee Oasis, and then the next night, their shit, and found a blissful refuge w/ Schoolyard Heroes’ for their final in the out-of-controllness. show as well, at El Corazon in Seattle. That paradox, I think, speaks, The whole weekend was a big, without words, to Kane Hodder’s sweaty mess of nostalgia and bittermusic and legacy. A feeling of melansweet exhilaration. It all made me choly elation. Sad that it’s over. wonder what it might be like to throw For some, the mass suicide — Hod— and then host — your own funeral. der, Schoolyard and Josh Kennedy’s “I’m not going to bore you with any Big Mouth Music — brought up the speeches,” lead singer Andrew Moore question of ‘what’s next’ for the Kitbroke the ice @ The Coffee O. “I just sap County music scene? want to say thank you Seattle Weekly writer . . .” (formerly Kitsap Sun) The band promptly Chris Kornelis conjecripped open a double set tured that it might spell of epic proportions — as the end for the greater if you’d expect anything Kitsap scene altogether less from the Hodder. in his article “The Day The evening encomThe Music Thrived.” passed the last virtual I’d venture that it’s decade of Hodderness more the end of an era. — featuring both former Scenes evolve. The and current line-ups, a beat goes on. room full of their adorAndy More — owner of ing, ape-going fans and a new place for the kids even a Weezer cover. these days, Bremerton’s “Who remembers all ages Charleston Music Bonesaw?” Moore broke Venue — once summed it down with a batch of it up well when he said: shout outs between sets. “The scene only dies if we Photos: Rudis Puella “Who remembers the let it.” [NICK SLEDGE] The Smokestack ... January, 2010 JAMES HUNNICUTT MUSIC UPCOMING Steve ‘The Lipz’ of Cuntry Cuntroll | Photo: Teal On recording w/ Jayke Orvis and life @ 36. PunkapalooBLAH! A few hundred words on the 12 bands set for Btown’s Jan. 2nd Punk Fest. Bremerton’s Second Annual shag-red-carpet worthy, dirty punk rock festival brings together 12 sets of the loud, fast, fun stuff to start out the New Year. A portion of proceeds/donations from the show go to support the Artists for Freedom and Unity — find more @ myspace.com/ artfreeunity, myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. And here’s a few words on each band from the flyer: Y.I.A. — Drink beer. Fuck You. Hell Yes! Bastard Child — This dark and heavy Tacoma band has been described as: “a different kind of uncomfortable” ... “kinda like a jazzed up version of The Mentors” ... and ... “scum fucks.” Red, White & Die — Tacoma street punks with plenty of sing-alongs. Listen to ‘Bremerton Belongs to Me Cocksparrer!’ @ myspace.com/redwhiteanddie. The F’n A’s — An upbeat, face-raping, beer-loving band, something like a Port Orchardized hybrid of the Vandals, Screeching Weasel and Swingin’ Utters. GadZooks Generation Decline — Another new Bremerton band with a crusty sound, packing amazing dual guitar licks with punk ethic and an awesome, audacious female lead vocalist. ...And ‘Happy New Year’ by the way, any wisdom from age 36? JH: “Happy New Year to you as well Brother! This last year has been the best year of my life as have each of the 2 or 3 years leading up to it, so I’m expecting 36 to be even better. I believe that attitude is everything in life & the secret to happiness is to not grow up while living our dreams to the best of our ability.” [SLEDGE] Hunnicutt kicks off his first tour of 2010 w/ Black Sabbath Tribute Luke’s Wall @ Winterland Dec. 31. Then, he’ll be back @ Winterland Jan. 10. More @ myspace.com/jamesabilly Photo: Faust Photography OUT-OF-TOWN BANDS COMING TO BREMERTON McMonster the Devastator CALLOW — a 6-year-old San Francisco indie rock band — comes to Btown’s Callow Avenue for a show @ the Chuck 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. Jan. 8 @ The Charleston. All Ages, $5... More @ myspace.com/callowrocks. know that they don’t give a fuck. The brazen and abrasive band hails from Seattle. — Cynical non-denominational minimalistic brutally honest socio-political dry-humored bluecollar distorted solo acoustic sarcastic thrash punk rock . . . From your friendly neighborhood songwriter: the one-man, Tacoman wreckin’ machine, McMonster the Devastator. CHARLESTON — A Callow-roasted blend of punk rock, reggae, ska and hip-hop... with a nice touch of mariachi. What else is upcoming for you in the New Year? JH: “In addition to “It’s All Been Said” [the Orvis record] coming out I’ll be doing tons of touring & plan on releasing 1, if not 2, more of my own albums...” The Whorewoods — Want you to Jan. 2 @ the — A new Seattle band w/ Kimi Cutthroat of Shit Gets Smashed! Cuntry Cuntroll Atracity — A new Bremerton punk band playing their third show @ Punkapalooblah. The band is a mix of crust ska and punk with short fast songs. Come see them and support new bands. Last month — a few days before his 36th birthday — local old school sanger James Hunnicutt was flown out to the East Coast to play some songs w/ Jayke Orvis (of the .357/Goddamn Gallows fame), on Orvis’ solo album ‘It’s All Been Said.’ Orvis had some nice things to say about Hunnicutt recently — like ‘we could all learn a lot from a guy like James Hunnicutt’ — here’s some of James’ thoughts on the experience. (Find the full Hunnicutt interview and links to Orvis on Outlaw Radio Chicago @ kitsapsmokestack.org) How’d the opportunity to do this record come up? JH: “My Brother D (Darren from Section 08 Productions Montana) just started a new record label called Farmageddon Records and had mentioned the idea of launching it with the release of Jayke Orvis’ solo album. Jayke started .357 String Band & played with them until earlier this year & now plays in The Goddamn Gallows — he’s an amazing guy first & foremost, but is also one helluva’ picker & a great songwriter to boot. When Darren asked if I’d be down to take part & play some guitar/lend some back up vocals, I flipped at the opportunity.” How soon can we get a copy? JH: “The album should be done by February, 2010. We’ll have it for sale on each of our websites/myspaces & will be looking for a distro deal as well. So it should be easy to pick up once it’s available.” 333 Callow Ave. Bremerton, WA 5 PM | $8 | ALL AGES —proceeds benefit the AFU— go to: www.kitsapsmokestack.org for links to hear Punkapalooblah bands Autonomadic — Watch the Seattle band’s handmade harsh interrogation music video for ‘Brave New World’ @ myspace.com/autonomadic... it’s in between the pictures of ‘Auto-girls.’ Papercut — A distinctly old-school-sounding, up-and-coming high school band from Gig Harbor. S ~Callow on Callow~ ~Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies)~ KEPI GHOULIE ex-Groovie Ghoulies is billed w/ the Ariz.-based Andrew Jackson Jihad; Mixed Bill Productions Presents, 7 p.m. Jan. 12 @ The Chuck... more @ myspace.com/mixedbillproductions. ~Andrew Heringer Doubleheader~ SACREMENTO Singer/Songwriter Andrew Heringer plays all ages at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 @ The Global Bean, and 21+ at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 @ the Manette ... more @ myspace.com/andrewheringer ALSO CHECK OUT: Seattle band Neon Nights w/ Port Angeles’ The Fixt Jan. 15 @ Winterland & Dragstrip Riot Jan. 23... myspace.com/winterland- 5 6 LUCKY BOYS tattoo & piercing custom tattoos | full body piercing | laser removal 9472-A Silverdale Way Silverdale, WA 360.613.1622 myspace.com/luckyboystattoo Walk-ins Welcome...Appointments preferred...Open 7 Days a Week $15 off w/ this coupon ( f o r J a n u a r y 2 0 1 0 ) We need your support Call 360.782.1510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about memberships and space rates and contributing/ JANUARY ART WALKS IN BREMERTON & BAINBRIDGE THIS MONTH’S FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS ARE SLATED FOR JAN. 8 IN BREMERTON AND BAINBRIDGE THE DOWNTOWN PORT ORCHARD ART WALK IS JAN. 25 4-8 p.m. downtown The Smokestack ... January, 2010 THE ARTS IN REVIEW City of Bremerton goes fishing for art City plans to use outsourced public art as bait to lure more economic development. In it’s last meeting before the holiday break last month, the Bremerton City Council closed a $250,000 decision to fund the installation of a public art piece @ the intersection of Fourth and Pacific Avenue. The art: a giant fish statue casting a fishing pole toward a fisherman jumping on the other side of the street. It’s almost comical like that to watch a municipality like the Bremerton City Council select artists for its public art commissions — or at least it would be funny if there weren’t a quarter-of-a-million-dollars-on-the-table, going to out-of-state designers and a Mukilteo contractor. Here we are coming out of a recession... Starving families... Starving companies... Starving municipalities... and, of course, starving artists. But, wait, there’s an extra $250,000 chunk of cash in the budget to put toward public art — beautify downtown, connect it to the waterfront, blah, blah. And who does the city choose for the job? The Rocky Mountain firm Communication Arts of Boulder, Colo. (design) and Dillon Works of Mukilteo (installation). The council argued there were no local firms likely able to handle a job of this scale. Some disagree. Communication Arts is a firm which the city has worked with throughout its recent waterfront and downtown renovations. This ‘fish work’ is an extension of those renovations, says city director of economic development Gary Sexton. The money is leftover from a $5.5 million grant the city received for its recent Pacific Avenue plaza project, and for art along First Avenue. Plans, according A SLIGHTLY MORE ‘BREMERTON’ DOWNTOWN FISH STATUE DESIGN | ART: BEN! to the department of community development, are to implement banners of some type, bearing local artwork downtown in addition to three more statues along Pacific. As funny as folly can be — and though I did somehow strangely revel in watching the council banter about the relevance of the fishing industry in an industrial town, and whether the fish should be catching the fisherman, or the fisherman catching the fish — I don’t know if I could bear watching them fumble through any more art commissions. In the end, they chose to have the fisherman catching the fish at 4th and Pacific which shows how much they know about art anyhow. It seems in this case, the council hasn’t had near enough input from its residents — and especially from its artists — on this one. Their next meeting is set for 5 p.m. Jan. 6 in the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St., in Bremerton. [ JAMES MUNK ] THE ARTS UPCOMING ~A Candidate for Bremerton’s Art Commission?~ KITSAP-BASED CANOE CARVER Duane Pasco knows a thing or two about connecting one’s soul to the waterfront. This dude’s been carving canoes for decades. He carves totems too. He could probably carve a fish casting a fishing pole out of one huge tree. He lives in the woods in Poulsbo. The Kitsap Regional Library calls him ‘Mr. Northwest Coast Native Style Art.’ He’ll be sharing his stories and wisdom this month at the KRL, speaking on the situations and characters that have shaped his life and work in Northwest Coast Indian Art. Two presentations: 2 p.m. Jan. 16 @ the Bainbridge Library (1270 Madison Ave) and 6 p.m., Jan. 20 @ The Silverdale Library, (3450 Carlton Rd)... More @ www.krl.org, www.duanepasco.com. [ MUNK ] The Smokestack ... January, 2010 7 THE ARTS UPCOMING Is Anyone Reading This? AFTER HOURS CLEAN UP | PHOTO: RUDIS PUELLA This is a free publication — but it costs more than a dollar an issue to make. Whether or not it’s recognized, a fully functioning free press is vital to a functioning democracy. In order for citizens to do their part of the equation, they must be informed — which is where this vehicle for information comes in. But that’s not exactly why we’re doing this. There’s a million vehicles for information out there these days on the information superhighway. Jounralists have become more shitsifters than gatekeepers anymore. Virtually anyone can publish any information (credible or not) at virtually no cost, behind a veil of anonymity on some blog. Now more than ever, we need a critical eye to sift through the abundance of crap to get to the nugget of truth. But that’s not exactly why we’re doing this either. The Smokestack is a creature of necessity. We looked around and saw firsthand a blatant and wonton disregard for our town’s alternative community. The breakfast-table friendly corporate newspapers won’t touch half of the issues that arise in the alternative culture because they either A) don’t consider it news since it doesn’t come in the form of a press THE COST OF A FREE PRESS SMOKESTACK Thee Kitsap BOOKS January 2010 (round figures used for comprehension ) $506.xx Printing Cost: $456 Freelance Artists Paid: $50 Content/manufacturing: (donated) $590.xx Revenue Generated: Sponsors .... $300 Adv/Supporters .... $120 12/23 Benefit @ The Chuck .... $130 Members/Subscriptions .... $20 Donation Boxes .... $20 $84.xx ONTO THE NEXT ISSUE: THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU !! Total Expenditures: release or B) they’re worried they might offend their mainstream advertisers. The latter is understandable given the current climate of the print industry (see page 10-11). but either way, their ‘reasoning’ is bullshit. The alternative community deserves to be heard and it’s got a lot to say — which is exactly why we are doing this. The Smokestack carries the guiding principle that it’s content be free — both intellectually unbound and free to the reader. Beyond that, we’ll let the chips fall. In order to do that — and provide an actual print product rather than just some blog — we need your help. Be it through becoming a member, advertising, donating or just coming out to party at one of our Smokestack Soirees. Last month on Callow, in an overwhelming show of support, our readers, sponsors and supporters stepped up to cover all of our printing costs for January. And then some. (See our books @ left) We can’t thank you enough. As a debt of gratitude, we’ll be doing it all again this month — playing your vinyl records by request at the Smokestack Vinyl Night, Jan. 29 @ the Drift Inn. [HANK VINCENT] FREEDOM THRU FREE PRESS SMOKESTACK Vinyl Night 9 pm | Jan. 29 | 21+ Bring your vinyl! Special guest DJ playing people’s choice. Live Music & More DRIFT INN @ the 204 1st St. | Bremerton $5 to support a free press The Smokestack ... January, 2010 8 THE SMOKESTACK | IN PHOTOS THESE ARE ALL ACTORS. These professional models were paid handsomely to reenact the shenanigans that go into putting the pages of The Smokestack together â€” followed by the Callow Avenue Smokestack Benefit w/ the Pyrate Punx @ the Charleston. Some identities have been altered to protect the superfluous. Photos by: Rudis Puella, MLS Jr, Kevin Colley, Dorothy Mack and Patrick Ryan. See the full deck @ kitsapsmokestack.org ( Write. Print. Fold. Party. ) The Smokestack ... January, 2010 Take a look into this Crystal Ball Death rattles and rumors of rebirth punctuate a hapless quest into the future of print journalism. [ By BiLL MiCKELSON ] Hank Vincent raps away wildly at his keyboard. He’s replying to emails on a laptop in the dark recesses of what is now the underground office of The Smokestack. Up until now, he’d never been sure what he would do with that cement bunker which he’d procured on a whim a few years earlier. He’d always imagined it as some sort of doom’s day hideout. Maybe an apocalyptic refuge. A fallout shelter. Or a wine cellar. He wasn’t sure. Until he received an email from a quixotic local 20-something, feverishly detailing the community’s desperate need for an independent alternative free press. It was then Vincent knew the bunker was meant to be a different kind of refuge — a refuge from the apocalypse of print journalism. . . Hard at Work on The Smokestack | Photo: Rudis Puella 9 The Smokestack ... January, 2010 10 MAYHEM | NEWSPAPERS’ DILEMMA Three months later, the bunker’s evolved eerily into some sort of doom’s day command post. The underground ‘office’ has birthed the first two printed editions of a new, non-profit, guerilla free press and now it’s turning the gears, cranking the levers on a third. There’s one writing desk tucked in the back corner of the room, a modest mattress in another. Cement floor. Cinder block walls. Everyone’s perched at the editors’ desk. Vincent’s got a cup of coffee in one hand and a smoke in the other, shuffling between newspapers and e-news on his laptop. There’s a buzz in the room. An intangible excitement whirring amidst the computers and cell phones. It’s that rare kind of enthusiasm that only manifests itself within a group of volunteers working together toward a common goal. It’s something Vincent says he hasn’t felt in awhile. “It reminds me of what it felt like when I first started in community newspapers,” the old man remembered back some 20 years. “So much excitement, so much vigor. You don’t often find this kind of spirit in a newsroom anymore.” He went on to describe the last newsroom he’d worked in as a “stale summit of geeks and squares.” He retired from the newspaper business in the middle of this past decade. Fed up with the corporate system and seemingly foreseeing the V collapse of the newspaper industry at age 50, he decided he’d take his chances on retirement and other creative pursuits. And as it turns out, his premonitions about the fate of the print industry were right on the money. The Great Collapse of 2009 In March 2007, the website, www.newspaperdeathwatch.com, was created to “Chronicle the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism.” Since the blog’s inception, 11 major metropolitan American dailies have closed down while another seven print dailies have adopted hybrid print/online or online-only delivery models. And though the storm seems to have passed for the time being — given that there have been no major newspaper closures in the last nine months — there was a point early this year when news was so grim it seemed like a death sentence had been handed down for newsprint. “Ever wanted to know what a death sentence feels like?” Time Magazine wrote in January, 2009. “You can get a pretty good idea over at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.” Imagine reading that while sitting at news desk, in a fledgling career, less than 20 miles away from the office of the PI.PI staff were informed early in the year that executives planned to put the paper up for sale — following suit with The Rocky Mountain News, San Diego Union Tribune and Austin American Statesmen which were each SUPPORTTHE call 360.782.1510 / email:email@example.com The Smokestack ... January, 2010 VS struggling to find buyers after going up for sale the year before. When the PI didn’t find a buyer by the end of its 60-day sale period, the paper made a bold move, becoming the nation’s first major metro daily to transfer to an all-online distribution model. And the death rattles clattered. Amidst an already uneasy landscape of layoffs and cutbacks, the print journalism world cringed at the news of the PI, preparing itself for the worst. Similar fates were feared in San Francisco and Boston, and even across town at the Seattle Times. The ‘Death of Newsprint’ rumors raged. But as 2009 comes to a close, the Times — along with the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle — are still around. And there have been A hybrid forged from the printing press and the personal computer, is the hazy picture coming into focus inside the crystal ball. no major metro shutdowns in more than nine months. Some 500 newspaper executives polled in November said, on the whole, they felt the worst of the collapse was almost over. But major metro dailies aren’t quite out of the woods yet. Late in Decemeber, The Washington Times announced it is discontinuing its Sunday print edition. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the newspaper industry will lose 25 percent of its jobs over the next year — making it the seventh-fasting shrinking job market over that time period, after the industry already shed nearly 50 percent of its jobs since 2001. In the readers’ world Meanwhile, in the readers’ world, in the West Sound, a vexing vacuum has been manifest itself at the news- 11 stand. Shrinking local papers accompany a shrinking selection of regional and national news, as corporations cutback on distribution and physical production costs. After decreasing both the size and frequency of its publications to once weekly, The Kitsap News Group also closed down it’s Bainbridge Island printing facility last year. The Kitsap Sun decreased the size of its physical product as well. While alternative news sources like Seattle’s Stranger — and of course the PI — have disappeared from the peninsula altogether. Which brings us back to Hank Vincent and the fervent young 20-something, community journalist who’d sent out the S.O.S about the desperate need for an alternative local press. “The thing about this collapse is that the playing field has never been more level,” Vincent noted. “Because no one knows what the future holds.” The general consensus is that newspapers will never go extinct, while the digital side of the news is expected to expand exponentially. What that hybrid will look like is the hazy picture in the crystal ball. And the fortune teller’s speaking a language you don’t understand. What’s clear, Vincent says, is that its never been more important to have a real, ‘free,’ press — more than just some blog. Which is why the old curmudgeon came out of retirement to support The Smokestack. S SMOKESTACK for info on memberships and space rates that work for you. The Smokestack ... January, 2010 12 SPECIAL GUESTS | THE SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS OF THE BOMBING CAMPAIGN T Chris Downey (left) and EB3 @ The Bombing Campaign Debut | Photo: Tom Coss his month’s special guest section is dedicated to a scientific experiment in channeling spoken word through print. To do this, we’ve enlisted the help of a couple wordsmiths from a burgeoning Bremerton performance art collective which mashes up spoken word, improv acting and comedy with rock, folk and hip hop. They go by the name, The Bombing Campaign. Inspired by the Campaign’s antics, we’ve emblazoned the words of three of its poets — Chris Downey, Chris Fetus and David Olivias — alongside a pungent pack of photos taken from their late November debut at the Manette Saloon by Seattle-by-way-of-Kitsap photographer Tom Coss. Keep in mind, this is just one sliver of the experience. The Campaign’s next appearance is slated for Feb. 6 @ The Charleston in Bremerton Their debut can be relived through Coss’ photography — along with some other cool things — @ cossphotography.blogspot.com. S THE BOMBING CAMPAIGN plays next at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 @ the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 FEATURING: Earl “EB3” Brewster III (Rewind) - Chris Downey - Al Davis - David Olivas (Crush Proof Juicebox) - Miss JJ - James Mafi - DJ Rich Nice - Rich Rad (Fat Camp) - Chris Fetus - Brian Duclos (Rewind/Legends On Heroin) - Chris Brooks (Rewind) - Eric McFadden (Cuntry Cuntroll) - Joe Angell (Monochromatic Stains) More @ myspace.com/thebombingcampaign. The Smokestack ... January, 2010 CHRIS FETUS I HATE TO MAKE YOU BURROW BACK INTO THE HOLE || I SUPPOSE YOU COULD BURROW SOMEONE ELSE’S SOUL || AS I EXPOSE HOW TO LIVE LIFE || WHILE YOU DECOMPOSE SLOWLY WAITING TO DIE || AND WHEN I SPIT SMOKE || CAUSING THOSE LUNGS TO CHOKE || THIS IS WHY || YOU FEEL HOLLOW || DEEP INSIDE THE MIND’S EYE || SWIMMING IN SOME SHALLOW SHORES OF SORROW TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT || CAN’T EVEN SWALLOW THE SIMPLE TERMS AND GRIP IT DOWN YOUR ESAPHAGUS || JUST TO DIGEST WHAT I SAID AND MAKE SOMETHING OF IT || I GUESS THAT’S WHY YOU REGURGITATE FROM THE STOMACH WHEN IT WAS EASIER TO TAKE WIT FROM HOW STRAIGHT FORWARD I MADE INTELLIGENCE MORE RELEVANT WHILE YOU HIDE INSIDE IGNORANCE EMBELLISHING ALL THAT IRRELEVANCE || SO SIMPLE IT LOOKS AS YOU LIVE WITHIN A CHEAPSKATE GRIN UPON A CHIN OF DECEIT || NO RETURNS WITHOUT A RECIEPT || I’M TOO ABOVE THIS TO GET PAINTED IN A PICTURE OF SOME SIMPLETON’S IMAGINATION AND HOW HE LIVES IT MINUS 10 || FINGERTIPS STAINED IN NICOTINE FITS || I’LL SNUFF OUT THAT SAME ROUTINE FIX || DON’T ACT LIKE ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU WAS HUGGIN’ A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW || PREACHIN’ SOME PASSAGE OF A PARAGRAPH LIKE EVERYONE’S BENEATH YOU || STILL MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT PUZZLE PIECE || REFLECTING JUST HOW UNSUSPECTING, YOU LIVE INCOMPLETE . . . BUT I’M NO SAINT EITHER PHOTO | TOM COSS AND MY AWARENESS IS A GIFT THAT BURNS ME LIKE ETHER ACETALYNE IGNITING A FIRE INSIDE MY STORM OF LIGHTNING TO BRIGHTEN UP WHAT I MIGHT MEAN || THAT’S EXPLICITLY HOW ELECTRICITY ARCS TO SPARK MY REALITY OF HUMAN’S LIVING, OR HOW HUMAN NATURE STARTS WITH HUMAN CONDITIONING || WHEN “BLESS YOU’S” BRING ON SNEEZING, I’M BREATHING BLASEPHEMIES TO EXECUTE THE POSSIBILITY THAT GOD’S CURSE SOLEMNLY WORKS, OR, IF GIVEN A BAG OF BONES AND FLESH SPOKEN FROM BREATH MIGHT SUDDENLY BURST. 13 The Smokestack ... January, 2010 14 CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY ( NAP SACK ) My father snorted cocaine and drank 211, and if they denied him at the gates then to hell with going to heaven... But if it dooms your children to repeat your life then it’s infered, to give meaning to such repitition is completely absurd. So i must absolve, bathe it all in alcohol, strike a match to the candle, burn the Handel and the wall, until they all fall. But my case is to replace, to put substance in that empty space behind my face and take it back again. Put it back into my pack again Put the pack on to my back again At the end of a long stick wrapped in a nap sack napkin. . . Dosen’t matter if your white or African, or a can’t look back again, or a dead again Christian, the prescription is still to walk with your religon. PHOTO | TOM COSS Not like I’ve never seen a winter before. But each day seems like more and more until I’m frozen to the core. But don’t waver, cuz the saviour gives the favor, if he dosent then your fucked and jeasus’s condoms got no flavor. tate this state that I’ve been placed in, never facin’ that it’s either masticate or masturbate, always looking forward to the ending date, through quick debate, convince it’s better to stay awake and facilitate then congragate and sedate..... That is unless your ruled by fate, In which case you’ll take it back again. But what’s stranger is the danger you’ve placed yourself in, when you realize the world’s so big, but YOU can’t fit in, so you take it back again. Put it back into your pack again Put the pack on to your back again At the end of a long stick wrapped in a nap sack napkin. ( SOULSTICE ) But for now, I’ll keep warm with the cinders of cigarettes and belly burns of alcohol. Coupled with thoughts of them that keep me standing tall in a warm Seattle alley, used to shape my reality till I saw the carver chisel fall. I found where summer’s beauty hides, and to my surprise I find it lies on 9th street from the crown of the head to the soul of the feet. Now all that’s left is a cold Bremerton parking lot, and I’m distraught, eyes bloodshot, gut rot. Vomited on the black top in the exact same spot But what can I say of summer that’s not already been said? Mislead feelings of optimism now risen from the dead. I know I deserve a colder winter. And I’ll complain about the rain until... Its time. Sipping on bottles of brandy to keep me refraining from replaying moral crime. Put it back into your pack again Put the pack on to your back again At the end of a long stick wrapped in a nap sack napkin And you know what bothers me the most though? Are thess missing people posters they keep posting and coasting on the hopes that when they’re all found it’ll be an upside down frown, but it’s not! The damage is done, you’ve traded your fun to pay the cost of realizing that anyone anywhere can still be lost but you’ll always take them back again. Put them back into your pack again Put the pack on to your back again At the end of a long stick wrapped in a nap sack napkin And the greatest weight I carry to date is still being mocked by those that facili- Ignoring the boring with the intent to find, play the type of feelings laid to rest on a snowy December day. But now I feel Autumn creeping up my spine So Ima line my time Up With sunshine, in an attempt to get the feelin’ known as fine Back into my mind. But the winter solstice brings no solace, And to be honest, she’s a hostess that’s too modest of the number of lives witch we’ve lost, it’s. . . And IDE damage myself if I thought it would make me feel warm inside, no need to lie, I know we all got scars that we can’t hide. Maybe if I was better with just speech, I wouldn’t have to find a rhyme. But im not, so ill keep writing until i pass my prime. See IDE brave a thousand winters just to see those faces again. To go back to were they begin. Need to accept that every summer’s bound to end. But maybe if I’m lucky, I can see winter as a friend. The Smokestack ... January, 2010 15 THE SPIRITS DAVID by OLIVIAS In Loving Memory of Lacey Castro (January 27th, 1988 - December 28th, 2005) They’ve been saying to me the things That I would say to them if they Were in MY shoes, but still it seems To strike a hollow chord... and that’s The struggle that I face When something that I know is true Applies to me, it seems the circumstance And logic just can’t compromise Some say when your time is up You take your bow and exit left, The circumstances mean as much As politics do to a starving man PHOTO | TOM COSS This stuff’s only poetic If somebody cares to listen, I could put it in a song But home alone, I’m no musician... So why don’t you just stay a while And don’t let me wake up again It’s cold out there, and no one knows How bad it SUCKS to not remember I’m just the kid who misses you With you, I was invincible But with this Christmas music And a little bit of whiskey... What it was you smelled like When I took you to the drive in Or the way your love had made me feel Alive, back then... Well, maybe a little bit more whiskey... But now Maybe it’s just the spirits But it feels like, tonight, Your Spirit’s with me. I’m just the kid who misses you With you, I was invincible But with this Christmas music And a little bit of whiskey... See I don’t know what happened When you reached the shining light But I’ve no doubt that you had To be shining just as bright Ok, a little bit more whiskey... Just give me the fuckin’ bottle. It might have only been a dreamBut I think heaven must have had A power outage from the watts pulled By your million-dollar smile Maybe it’s just the spirits But it feels like, tonight, Your Spirit’s with me. S The Smokestack ... January, 2010 16 THE SMOKESTACK COMMUNITY CALENDAR which will hang throughout the month of February in conjunction with a host of events and lectures. In the meantime, Mary McInnis’ exhibit ‘The Intimate Forest’ will hang through the first half of January at 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. More @ www. collectivevisions.com. ENCAUSTIC ARTIST Susan Najarian is the featured artists at the Bainbridge Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. A reception for the artist is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8. The show hangs through the month... More @ www. krl.org, www.susannajarian.com. THE GLOBAL BEAN features the work of Marin J. Davis during January at 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale... More @ www.theglobalbean.com ~Opportunities~ OLD TOWN ART WALK the Old Town Silverdale Art Walk is accepting applications for its March 2010 Art Walk which features local artists on the walls of Old Town Silverdale merchants. For more info, see www. oldtownartwalk.com. ~Out of Town~ ‘A CONCISE HISTORY of The Northwest’ Join Washington State History Museum Staff as they offer a short history lesson in conjunction with ‘A Concise History of Northwest Art’ which hangs through May at the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma. More at www.tacomaartmuseum.org Seattle Artist Kathy Liao’s large oil painting “In My Element” was voted last year’s ‘Best of Show’ at Collective Visions Gallery’s second annual statewide invitational show — simply dubbed ‘The CVG Show.’ The third annual installment hangs Feb. 2-27 with a First Friday Artists’ Reception Feb. 5 @ the gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton, and the Awards Ceremony the next night Feb. 6 @ The Norm Dicks Government Center. ART GALLERIES ~January Exhibits~ THE SHABALA STUDIO SHOW -- the annual show for Marcia Randall DeBard’s students -- will hang Jan. 6 through Feb. 7, with a special reception from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 9 @ the Kingston Art Gallery, located two blocks up from the ferry terminal in Kingston. More @ www.kingstonartgallery. com and www.shabalastudio.com. ‘LOOKING AT BAINBRIDGE’ this month’s group show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts features a multitude of artists re-discovering and re-imagining Bainbridge Island, while island treasures photographer Joel Sackett and sculptor Kristin Tollefson share the other gallery. Both shows hang Dec. 31 through Feb. 2 with a First Friday reception from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 @ BAC, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www. bacart.org. Brouwer, David Cheifetz and Mark Kowalski, for a New Years’ Gala hanging Jan. 8-30 with a First Friday reception from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 @ 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. More @ www. robykinggalleries.com. THE ROBY KING GALLERIES feature new works from all of its artists, including new artists Martha COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY in Bremerton is readying for its third annual statewide invitational CVG Show ~Ongoing Exhibits~ THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY Features a wealth local artists across genres and media @ 318 N Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Art for sale, wall space available… More @ www. myspace.com/artfreeunity. THE AMY BURNETT GALLERY features a wealth of local artists with an streetlevel gallery along with downstairs and upstairs studios, the world-famous Pyrex museum and more. It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays and usually hoppin for First Friday @ 294 Fourth St. in downtown Bremerton. The Smokestack ... January, 2010 GOOD TIMES ~Live Comedy~ EB3 PRESENTS: Comedy Night Thursdays @ The Hot Iron, 610 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Billy Wayne Davis headlines Jan. 7. 21+, $5 cover, 610 Callow Ave... More @ myspace. com/hot_iron_bar_bremerton. THE WRITTEN WORD ~Opportunities for Writers~ FIELD’S END WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLE, the next edition of the Field’s End writers’ workshop features Greg Atikinson on the topic “How do you make readers devour your words” at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge... More @ www.fieldsend.org or call the library at 206.842.4162. ~January Readings~ ‘LITERARY FEAST’ —Eagle Harbor Books hosts authors Greg Atkinson and Susan Wiggs at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 with the new book “Literary Feast: The Famous Authors Cookbook” a collection of recipes from Northwest authors. Free @ 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge... More @ www. eagleharborbooks.com, MEET THE AUTHOR of the burgeoning local book “Breakfast at Sally’s” about one man’s battle with homelessness as Richard LeMieux speaks at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Manchester Library in South Kitsap, The Coffee Club Diner at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 and at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Kingston Library in North Kitsap... More @ www. krl.org, www.breakfastatsallys.com. EAGLE HARBOR HOSTS ‘a full-immersion dip into the hellhole of 1960’s Vietnam’ w/ Gary Prisk’s war memoir ‘Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt’ @ 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free... more @ eagleharborbooks.com. ‘BOSTWANA’S DESERT AND DELTA’ is the next book featured in the Traveler Bookstore’s Travelogue Series at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Author Brent Reed speaks... More @ www.krl.org. WILLIAM STAFFORD CELEBRATION, this 8th Annual island poetry community event honors the National Book Award Winning Northwest Poet at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge... More @ www.krl.org. ‘TRILOGY IN BLUE,’ veteran Seattle Police officer T.A. Perry’s debut suspense novel is featured w/ the author at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge... More @ eagleharborbooks.com. THE SPOKEN WORD ~January Happenings~ NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE ARTIST Duane Pasco, a canoe- and totem-carver, shares stories on some of the situations and characters who have helped shape his life and work at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Bainbridge Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Also at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Silverdale Library, 3450 Carlton Road in Silverdale. Free... More @ www.krl.org, www.duanepasco.com. ON STAGE ~January On the Boards~ THE EDGE IMPROV is back to its usual improvised shenanigans at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 (and the first Saturday of every month) @ Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 adults/$10 for seniors, students, military and teachers. More @ www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or www. theedgeimprov.com. THE ADMIRAL THEATRE Presents the Peking Acrobats in a festive Chinese Carnival at the Admiral, back by popular demand with two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 30, 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $26 main floor, $22 loge, $16 in the balcony, $35 family pack. More @ www.admiraltheatre.org, www.iaipresentations. com/pa.php. ‘THE FANTASTICKS,’ the Port Orchard playhouse ‘Western Washington Center for the Arts’ presents ‘the world’s longest-running musical’ with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones Jan. 29 through Feb. 28 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday at 521 BAy St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $16 general, $12 seniors/youth/military. More @ www.wwca.us or (360) 769-SHOW. ~January ‘At the Opera’~ SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW of Verdi’s ‘Il Travatore,’ at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Heninger Room of the Sylvan Way Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton and again at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bainbridge branch, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Teens, adults. Free... More @ www.krl.org. BAINBRIDGE CINEMAS Hosts ‘The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD’ the entire season at 10 a.m. Sundays, 403 N. Madison Ave. on Bainbridge — see Strauss’ ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Jan. 9, Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ Jan. 16 and Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’ Feb. 6. Tickets and more @ bainbridgepavilion.com. NORM HOLLINGSHEAD PRESENTS: A Tribute to Three American Operatic Greats, beginning with Soprano Beverly Sills at 2 p.m. Jan. 23, followed by Mezzo Marilyn Horne at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and Soprano Leontyne Price at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6. All at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge... More @ www. krl.org. ON FILM ~Showing in December~ ‘THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN:’ KRL’s John Fossett and Patrick Gulke host the next Island Film Discussion night at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 featuring ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ at the Bainbridge Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free... More @ www.krl.org, 206.842.4162. THE ADMIRAL THEATRE shows John Wayne’s funny side in 1963’s ‘McLintock!’ at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 as part of its ongoing series of Classic Films @ 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Also, indie film ‘Coco avant Chanel’ at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Each show is $7 admission... More @ www.admiraltheatre.org. CHECK IN WITH your local independent theaters The Orchard, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard @ www. orchardtheater.com and also The Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge @ www. lynwoodtheatre.com. ~Out of Town~ ‘NEW BROW’ a documentary on the ‘low brow,’ ‘underground’ art movement presents interviews from artists, galleries and collectors who initiated and gave momentum to the New American Art Movement, showing Jan. 15-17 with the director in attendance @ the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle. More @ www.nwfilmforum.org and www.newbrowfilm.com THE LARGEST CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL in the Pacific Northwest -- Children’s Film Festival Seattle -- celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 10day extravaganza Jan. 22-31 @ the Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle. More @ www.nwfilmforum. org LIVE MUSIC ~Friday, Jan. 1~ THE CHARLESTON’S HANGOVER CURE w/ Country Fried Soul, Juice and more @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. ~Saturday, Jan. 2~ PUNKAPALOOBLAH! 2 | Bremerton’s Original Punk Rock Festival w/ YIA, Red White & Die, Bastard Child, The F’n A’s, McMonster the Devastator, Papercut, Autonomatic, GadZooks, Generation Decline, The Whorewoods, Cuntry Cuntroll and Atracity @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $8 cover, doors @ 5 p.m.... myspace.com/ NEW YEARS EVE 17 STEVE’S BIRTHDAY BASH/NYE SMASH w/ Krome, Forced Elegance and Avatar Among Us @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, 7 p.m. . . myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue NYE OPEN MIC @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, New Years Eve, 7 p.m…. theglobalbean.com. BLACK & WHITE NYE @ The Hi-Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $7/adv, $10/ door, $12 w/o black&whites, 8 p.m… hifidelitylounge.com THE OYSTER BAY INN Hosts a dinner, music, midnight toast and a place to stay for the night @ $100 a ticket, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Whole packages and varying rates. More @ 360.377.5510 THE HOT IRON NIGHTCLUB hosts Ed’s New Years Eve Bash w/ food, party favors, prizes, a performance by Fat Camp, DJ Shmix, midnight toast and more. $10/person, $15/couple, $50/open bar, 610 Callow Ave.... More @ myspace.com/hot_ iron_bar_bremerton. THE SKINNY CHARLES BAND | 70s Rock and Such @ The Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/manettesaloon. NYE W/ DJ DAWN and special guests the Michael Anthony Pratt Band, dinner, midnight toast and more @ McClouds Saloon, 2901 Perry Ave. in Bremerton. 21+. More @ myspace.com/therealmcclouds or 360.373.3093 COLDNOTE | Funk Soul Brothas @ The Clearwater, located on the peninsula side of the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. 21+, No Cover, 9 p.m… clearwatercasino.com. LUKE’S WALL (Sabbath Tribute) w/ Stone Axe and Madmartigan @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m. . . myspace.com/winterlandrocks. STUDIO 21 | A new East Bremerton Nightclub @ 4111 Wheaton Way behind the Pancake House in the old Angel’s Buffet hosts is Grand Opening for New Years. VIP tables available. Dress Code. More @ myspace. com/studio21bremerton. SEATTLE COMEDY UNDERGROUND Comedians return for The Admiral’s New Years Comedy Show, 515 Pacific Ave. Bremerton. 21+, 8 p.m., $40/$25... More @ admiraltheatre.org. The Smokestack ... January, 2010 18 New Delhi INDIAN CUISINE DOWNTOWN BREMERTON 221 WASHINGTON AVE. ACROSS FROM THE FERRY TERMINAL FREE DELIVERY 360 .782.2876 $6.95 Daily Lunch Buffet STUDIO 21 NEW EAST BREMERTON NIGHTCLUB 4111 Wheaton Way UMBER MISHRA | Acoustic Folk @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscoffeehouse.com. THOMAS KESSLER | Acoustic Indie @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 8 p.m.... www.theglobalbean.com. TRUCKASAURUS | Seattle Club Style w/ friends @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m.... myspace. com/winterlandrocks. THE BIG WHEEL STUNT SHOW | Moon Rock w/ guests @ The Drift Inn, 204 1st St., across from the ferry terminal in Bremerton. 21+, 9 p.m. ~Thursday, Jan. 7~ SKAMIKAZI! (Ca) w/ Unknown Motive (San Diego), Hellgate and more @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. GRAND OPENING OPENING GRAND NEW YEARS EVE THE HEIMLICH FAILED w/ ...Is Electric, What?! and Erik Anarchy @ The Voodoo Lounge, 1750 Village Lane in Port Orchard. 21+, Free Show, donations appreciated, 9 p.m.... myspace. com/voodoo-lounge. ~Friday, Jan. 8~ Thanx for supporting The Smokestack. ANTOINETTE | Indie Pianist @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 8 p.m... www. theglobalbean.com. ~Saturday, Jan. 9~ CRUSHPROOF JUICEBOX w/ Nikx Lazy Eye, Amsterjam, Gackstatter and Collective Love Unlimited @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. HIGHLIFE REVISITED | LaidBack Jazz @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m... www.theglobalbean. com. BAHIA ROWAN | Alternative Acoustic Folk @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com. THE TRIPLE SIXES w/ KEG and more @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks. ~Tuesday, Jan. 12~ ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD (Phx) w/ Kepi Ghoulie (of the Groovie Ghoulies), Partners in 818 (Az), The F’n A’s and Is Electric @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $6 cover., 7 pm.. myspace. com/mixedbillproductions. ~Thursday, Jan. 14~ ANDREW HERINGER (Ca) | Indie Folk @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 7 p.m... theglobalbean.com. JORGE ZORRO | Mexi-ska, Reggae, Urban Folk @ The Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscoffeehouse.com. SIDEWAYS REIGN w/ Reverie and Sound Parade @ The Voodoo Lounge, 1750 Village Lane in Port Orchard. 21+, Free Show, 8 p.m... myspace.com/voodoolounge. GINA BELLIVEAU w/ Alina Michele @ The Hi-Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $4 cover, 8 p.m... myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. PEARL DJANGO | Gypsy Jazz @ the Collective Vision’s Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, $20/ adv, $24/door, 7 p.m.... www. collectivevisions.com. THE THEM | Seattle Punk w/ guests @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks BOLTH (Ind) w/ Stuck, Mondo Aggro and White Ambassador @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... ~Friday, Jan. 15~ myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. ZACH ANDERSON | Singer/ Songwriter @ The Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Baibridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com. CHRISTOPHER JANTZI & NICK AUDRAIN | Acoustic Emo @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 8 p.m... www. theglobalbean.com. ANDREW HERINGER @ The Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m., guests tba... myspace.com/manettesaloon, myspace.com/andreheringer. NEON NIGHTS w/ Artimus Maximus, The Fixt and Jack Trippers @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks. ~Saturday, Jan. 16~ NOISE ATTACK | California Punk Rock w/ guests TBA @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. VS THE WORLD w/ Kilkahl and Life Long War @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m.... myspace. com/winterlandrocks. ~Sunday, Jan. 17~ INTROSPECT (Feat. Brad Logan from Leftover Crack and F-Minus) w/ Red, White & Die, Atracity and more @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $10 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. ~Thursday, Jan. 21~ OC JAZZLINE @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 7 p.m... www.theglobalbean. com. ~Friday, Jan. 22~ VS. THE WORLD w/ Lifelong War, Machina Mageddon and Shattered Reality @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. The Smokestack ... January 2010 DAVID WALBURN | Cabin Songs from Alaskan Homesteaders @ The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, $12 general, $35 family pack, 7 p.m... www.admiraltheatre.org. THE GLORIA DARLINGS | Vibrant Vocal Bluegrass Folk @ The Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com. ~Saturday, Jan. 23~ THE ASSASINATORS w/ Legends On Heroin, S.T.D., Irony and Blood & Thunder @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m.... myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. LYMAN LOUIS (PDX) | Americana Blues @ The Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com. ANDY & SHAWN | Acoustic Folk @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 8 p.m... www.theglobalbean.com. GAELIC STORM (L.A.) | Irish Party Band @ The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets: $20-55, dinner @ 6:30, show at 8... www.admiraltheatre.org. ALABASTER w/ Bedside Manner and Dragstrip Riot @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks. ~Friday, Jan. 29~ THE DRIFT INN presents a party for a free press w/ a vinyl records night — special Guest DJ wielding the vinyl, records, records and more records.Live music tba @ The Drift Inn, 204 1st St., across from the ferry in Bremerton. 21+, $5, 9 p.m... more @ kitsapsmokestack.org. A SONGWRITERS’ CONVERSATION w/ Peter Spencer and Eric Miller @ The Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, local LIVE music S u n d a y KITSAP BANDS | BEYOND KITSAP ~Jan. 9 in Seattle~ ~Saturday, Jan. 30~ TUMBLEDOWN w/ The Water Tower Bucket Boys (PDX) and Purty Mouth @ El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E in Seattle. 21+, $6 adv/$8 dos, doors @ 9 p.m.... TD also plays Portland the night before, Jan. 8 @ Berbatis Pan... myspace.com/tumbledowncountry, www.elcorazonseattle. com, myspace.com/berbati. RONNDA CADLE | Acoustic Indie Folk @ The Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge Island. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m.... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com. NEUTRALBOY w/ Guttermouth (CA), The Piss Drunks, South 11th and Walk The Plank @ Hell’s Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma. 21+, $12 adv/$15 dos, 8 p.m.... www.hellskitchenonline.com, mypspace.com/neutralboy. SHARE OUR SOLES | Shoe Drive w/ Shades of Sanity, Krome and more tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, bring a pair of shoes to donate... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. NEUTRALBOY w/ The Enemies Of and Dead Giveaways (exJackmove) @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover... myspace.com/winterlandrocks. (Printed up to a month in advance, this calendar is subject to change. For most current info, including ‘guests TBA,’ see the venue’s website or kitsapsmokestack.org. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org) JANUARY 2010 30 Thursday 31 Friday [December 2009] ~Jan. 22 in Tacoma~ ~ Jan. 23 @ Stevens Pass~ REWIND w/ Legends On Heroin and DJ Drunk Uncle @ The Foggy Goggle Lodge @ Stevens Pass, US Hwy 2, Skykomish, WA, 21+, 6-10 p.m... www.stevenspass. com, myspace.com/rewindyourmind. ~Jan. 26 in Fremont~ VERA THE GHOST w/ Chyeah! Chyeah! and White Sound @ The Nectar Lounge, 412 N 46th St., Seattle. 21+, $3 cover, 8 p.m.... www.nectarlounge.com, myspace. com/veratheghost cutout calendar 1 Saturday THEE SMOKESTACK SUGGESTS SHOW CALENDAR Monday 3 By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscoffeehouse.com. Tuesday Wednesday Trailorpark Tweed & more @ WL... 9:30pm 5 4 New Years Eve... See Page 3 6 2 Punkapalooblah! @ CMV. ... 5 pm 8 7 9 KEG w/ The Triple Sixes @ WL ... 9:30 pm 10 11 12 13 Andrew Jackson Jihad @ CMV... 7 pm 17 Introspect (Feat: Brad Logan of Leftover Crack) @ CMV... 7 pm 24 LEGEND: CMV= The Charleston CO = The Coffee Oasis TGB = The Global Bean WL = Winterland MS = Manette Saloon 18 25 19 26 THI = The Hot Iron HF = The Hi Fidelity PC = Pegasus Coffeehouse DI = The Drift Inn 14 Andrew Heringer @ TGB... 7 pm 20 27 15 Neon Nights & More @ WL ... 9:30 pm 22 21 16 EXOHXO & more @ HF... 8 pm 23 The Assasinators & more @ CMV... 7 pm OC Jazzline @ TGB... 7 pm 28 29 The Drift Presents: A Benefit for a Free Press @ DI ... 9:30 pm www.kitsapsmokestack.org Neutralboy & more @ WL... 9:30 pm 30 19 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY The Smokestack ... January, 2010 ( And the alternative press that supports it. ) www.kitsapsmokestack.org S