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2 YEARS THE CHARLESTON CELEBRATES
Which might not seem like much, but for many all ages music venues itâ€™s a lifetime. As the Charleston Music Venue marks two years in business this month, we take a gonzo look at what that means through a 21st Century retrospective on growing up in the scene, through the eyes of Charleston co-owner Angel Perry . . . page 9
NEW BOOK RECALLS TWISTED BREMERTON MURDER...P. 4
NEW RELEASES FROM THE ASSASINATORS AND STONE AXE...P.7
NEW COLUMN | TAMMIE B STIRS UPTHE KITSAP COMMOTION..P.12
The Smokestack ... April 2010
THE MAST INTRODUCTIONS
VOL. 1 | NO. 6 | APRIL 2010
...Art, Music & Mayhem...
‘A Twisted Faith’
Prophecy, scandal and murder at a Btown church. The Arts Upcoming...page 4
The Art of the Brew Pub Der Blokken Brewery Opens in Manette. The Arts In Review...page 5
Birthday Shows Abound
Hell’s Belles Turns Ten, The Chuck Turns Two & More Music Upcoming...page 6
RT @Nerdrage42 MEET BRAVEHEART — full name Braveheart Valentino McLovin — working on his tan in that sparse but ever so sweet spring sunshine . . . (send random kitsap photos to: email@example.com)
Growing Up in The Scene
Editor/Publisher: Hank Vincent Arts and Culture Writer: James Munk Music and Mayhem Writer: Nick Sledge Illustration/Design: Bob Gnarly Staff Photog: Rudis Puella Gonzo Department: Patrick Ryan Graphic Desk: Michael Linn Schroeder, Jr. Hype Master: Pat Makins Intern/Stringer: Bill Mickelson
Stone Axe and The Assasinators bring the Wisdom Music In Review...page 7
A Gonzo Look Back at Btown’s 21st Century All Ages Scene By Angel Perry...page 9
The Kitsap Commotion
This Month’s Special Guests:
Single Girl About Town Weeds Her Way Through Kitsap A New Column from Tammie B...page 12
Angel Perry Local Music Memoir Page 8
Tammie B Girl About Town Page 12
A Community Calendar of Events Calendar....page 14
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This issue goes out to Kitsap’s ravenous all ages music scene through the story of The Charleston Music Venue. Big ups to The Chuck and all those hungry kids.
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SMOKE SIGNALS A FEW WORDS
A FewWords From An Illustrator
A Few Words For The Kids
hope that this doesn’t sound quite as trite as I think it’s going to, but, ah to hell with it . . . Dammit kids, appreciate what you’ve got and take action in your own life. All too often it’s the same old story of “there’s nothing to do in this town.” So we all sit around and get high on anything but life, until Joey kills himself driving drunk and Johnny’s hooked on crank and Suzie’s walking to Planned Parenthood, praying for the morning after pill because she doesn’t remember what happened last night. What too often gets lost in the underage crossﬁre, or perhaps forgotten in the haze of teenage boredom, is that life is exactly what you make of it. Nothing more. Nothing Less. There. I said it. Now, I’m stepping down off the soap box and back into the Smokestack, where I would like to draw your attention to the inspiring story of the power of ambition and unity in the face of authority, from the pen of Angel Perry, starting on page 9. It’s nothing short of impressive to see the gusto of a handful of Bremerton punks in action in one of the town’s seediest underbellies. But it wasn’t always that way. Kids these days may take advantage of the fact that there’s a place to hang out or go see shows every weekend. But Angel’s story of Growing Up in B’town’s All Ages Music Scene over the last 9 years puts into perspective what exactly the Charleston, and the AFU, and the underage revolution on Callow Avenue, was born of. It’s born of unity and angst and getting kicked out of almost every other place in town, but never giving up. And while it’s just one slice of Bremerton’s All Ages Music Scene, it’s a damn ﬁne example of life being exactly what you make of it. [ HANK VINCENT ]
The The Days Days Ahead Ahead
A FewWords on National Poetry Month. Every April, the days of National Poetry Month are ﬁlled with events inspiring the study, creation or enjoyment of the interesting though oftentimes misunderstood artistic vein of poetry. In the spirit the other day, I spent a good, solid two hours scanning through volumes of poetry from Theodore Roethke to Allan Ginsberg, Will Stafford to Billy Collins to Walt Whitman. I can’t say that I came away with a single tangible accomplishment from that time, but it sure was a beautiful way to spend a few hours. The world seems to slow down when you read good poetry. The essence of the matter is more important than the big picture, the enunciation and illustration of the thought more important than its physical feasibility. And every once in awhile, a great revelation. The Crab Creek Review, a quarter-century-old journal for poetry and short ﬁction now based in Kingston, is set to release a brand new volume of works this month — maybe it, or one of the following happenings will inspire you to spend some time with poetry.
‘Treemother’ by Danielle Rimbert ( aka A. Cup Killer )
CCR’s 2010 Poetry Contest
The editors at the Crab Creek Review — which debuts its CCR 2010 Vol. I this month — are calling for submissions for it’s 2010 poetry contest. Contestants are asked to submit up to 5 unpublished poems with a $10 entry fee. Winners receive $200 and publishing in the CCR 2010 Vol II. Deadline for submissions is May 31. Find complete guidelines and more info @ www. crabcreekreview.com.
The Work of Stanley Kunitz Former Bainbridge Library branch manager Cindy Harrison will lead discussion on “The Wild Braid,” written by American poet laureate Stanley Kunitz in his 100th year of life @ 1
p.m. April 5 @ the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.krl.org. Poulsbohemian Poets
Even without its monthly poetry sessions, The Poulsbohemian — a little coffee shop nestled on the edge of a cliff overlooking Liberty Bay, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo — is poetic in its being. They also host featured readers and an open mic at 7 p.m. every ﬁrst Saturday of the month for its Armchair Poetry Readings. This month’s is set for April 10. More @ www.poulsbohemian.com.
‘What Makes a Good Poem?’ At the next Field’s End
Writers’ Workshop — 7 p.m. April 20 @ the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. — local poet Kelly Russel Agodon, co-editor of the Crab Creek Review, will lead the discussion on that topic. The Field’s End workshops are free and open to writers of all types and abilities. More @ www.ﬁeldsend. org. Jack Prelutsky @ Bloedel Jack Prelutsky, named the country’s ﬁrst Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006, will do a reading of his wacky and inventive verse at 2 p.m. April 25 @ Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Tickets are $10/$5 for kids. Reservations required. More @ www. bloedelreserve.org. S
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THE ARTS UPCOMING
A Mindful of Murder
Gregg Olsen taps into a minister’s obsession and the murder that destroyed a Bremerton church.
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, of the day after Christmas 1997, ﬁreﬁghters responded to a house engulfed in ﬂames. After the ﬁre was out, investigators found the charred remains of 28-year-old Dawn Hacheney. That crime scene spawned Port Orchard-based New York Times’ Bestselling crime writer Gregg Olsen’s new true crime “A Twisted Faith.” “I always think that every time I meet somebody, they are potential fodder for something that I might write about,” he says with a grin, leaning into the table. “So watch out...” At ﬁrst, I laugh. The characters in Olsen’s wicked and woeful repertoire are likely a bit more menacing than some freewheeling freelance journalist. Then, he tells about another novel he’s working on, part of a six-book South Kitsap serial killer series, which features a reporter just recently laid-off from the Port Orchard Independent. “It’s fun to write about your own area,” Olsen says, sitting at an SK coffee shop that has probably already woven its way into one of his books. “That’s what you know best and it’s easy to do. You can sketch out a place like this and everyone who knows it and lives here would recognize it, and those who don’t live here like your description because its true to them.” The muse of Port Orchard seems to have a way of inspiring novels. Celebrated South Kitsap novelist Debbie Macomber has made a living writing about the area under the guise of Cedar Cove. But Olsen — a true crime writer with a journalism background — just recently, for the South Kitsap Serial Killer series, transitioned to writing ﬁction. “It’s tough,” Olsen said, while whole-heartedly endorsing the decision. “Because it’s one-a-year, 100,000 words, you just crank them out. And I’ve had ‘A Twisted Faith’ in the hopper the whole time.” “A Twisted Faith,” on the other hand, is a true crime in which Olsen
reports the twisted case of former Bremerton minister Nick Hacheney. When Nick returned home from an early morning hunting trip that day after Christmas in 1997, he seemed devastated by his loss, a sentiment shared by his church community. What no one noted at the time — what was only revealed later — was that the minister was sexually active with multiple women in his congregation. When one of the women came forward to seek forgiveness for what she’d done years later, Hacheney’s case was reopened and he was arrested the day after September 11, 2001. “Because he was arrested the day after 9/11, we kind of didn’t care,” Olsen said. “Even though it was a philandering minister, a murder on Christmas night and prophecies from God telling someone to have sex with their minister or kill their wife — all this stuff is so over the top that we should know the story. But Nick Hacheney’s case snuck in there at a time when our country didn’t give a hoot about a philandering minister.” At the time, Olsen said he was working on a mining disaster book, watching the philandering minister out of the corner of his eye, thinking someone else would do the story. But they didn’t, and in 2005, he inked the book deal. Now, on April 9, he’ll be featured on Dateline NBC talking about the twisted Bremerton murder. [ BiLL MiCKELSON ] GREGG OLSEN will speak at a Talk & Watch event at 8 p.m. April 9 at the Manchester Inn in South Kitsap, followed by viewing of the Dateline special. More @ www.greggolsen.com
The Smokestack ... April, 2010
THE ARTS IN REVIEW
The Art of the Brew Pub Der Blokken: A Place For Beer
THE TAPS ARE certainly ﬂowing in Bremerton. Word of the local Silver City Brewery’s expanded brewing facility in West Bremerton followed by that of Northwest brewmaster Mike Hale’s decision to build an alehouse at the Kitsap Mall was punctuated late last month by the opening of Der Blokken Brewery, a new locally-owned, craft brew pub in Manette. The place is a beer drinkers delight. IPAs, Double IPAs, Belgian golds and German pilsners populate the tap. Arrogant Bastard. Old Rasputin. Allagash. And then, the house brew — the Der Blokken (a test batch). It was one of the darkest, fattest looking beers you’ll ﬁnd yet also strangely one of the lightest bodied beers of the night. Kind of like how the brew pub seems like it’d be that low-lit debacherous beer cave, yet somehow family friendly. It’s the venture/dream of Andy and Jessica Husted, owners of Fritz Fry House in downtown Bremerton (which is another a ﬁne place for a beer in Bremerton, $3 Irish Death Happy Hour on the Boardwalk.) I dropped into Der Blokken with a few beer drinking buddies soon after it opened, stoked to belly up to the new bar in town. But the bar was full. The place was packed. It’s laid out like a big cafe with a small bar in the corner, we were shown to a table in the middle of all of it, next to some lady having dinner with her mother, behind a family of four. Which had bad news written all over it, given that despite Der Blokken’s magniﬁcent menu, we were there for the beer.
But we stayed and drank long enough that we ﬁnally made it over to the bar, soon after which the Der Blokken started going down like water. It’ll be exciting to see the variety of beer ﬂowing out of this place in the future. The Guy Bringing the Beers said that they’re not able to brew on location yet due to some permitting issues. But hopefully for the Bremerton brew pub’s already adoring fan base, the giant silver tanks that now adorn the dining room won’t be empty for long. And hopefully they keep that Der Blokken coming. [JAMES MUNK] DER BLOKKEN BREWERY is located at 1100 Perry Ave., on the corner of 11th and Perry in Manette, in Bremerton. And also @ facebook.com/DerBlokken.
THE ARTS UPCOMING ~The Art of Fresh Food~ ON EARTH DAY, April 22, writer/ editer Bill Thorness — author of the guide book “Biking Puget Sound” — will be speaking about his garden guide “Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Climate” at 7:30 p.m. @ Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. Starting April 10 — in Poulsbo and Bainbridge — Farmers Markets across the Peninsula swing back into
season, bringing some of those very heritage vegetables into the marketplace. Poulsbo and Bainbridge Farmers Market seasons kick off at 9 a.m. April 10, Port Orchard starts April 24. Bremerton and Kingston kick off in May. We’ve got a list going in the ‘Farmers Market’ section of our calendar (pg. 16-17). Send info to kitsapsmokestack@ gmail.com.
The Smokestack ... April, 2010 Hell’s Belles, rock | Photo: Richard Hallman
Hell’s Belles Marks A Decade of Rock Chicago Style | Retro Dogz
Plus: The Chuck turns two, 71 years of drunkeness observed at the Drift and Rock n’ Roll Nicole brings back the 80s back.
Hell’s Belles w/ Artimus Maximus and guests TBA April 10 @ The Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. All Ages. The Year 2010 marks 10 years of rock for the Kitsaptied, world renowned all-female AC/DC tribute Hell’s Belles. It’d be ridiculously difﬁcult to sum up what the Belles have accomplished in that decade with the limited space we’ve got here in this 20-page periodical. We’d have to use damn near every page just to get in all the show dates and photos from the past 10 years. Not too mention all the band’s intangible accomplishments. The list is impressive. It’s deftly chronicled and illustrated under ‘The History of Hell’s Belles’ @ www.hellsbelles.info — from Seattle to Canada, San Francisco to Salt Lake City, New York, Japan, Aspen, Hollywood, Tacoma. And they’re bringing it all the way live to
the Charleston Music Venue to celebrate their 10th April 10 w/ Artimus Maximus and more. Tickets are $10. It’s a rare all ages gig for the Belles, part of a three-date Paciﬁc Northwest weekend, celebrating ‘10 in ‘10.’ But they’re not the only ones having a birthday show this month:
Right Things w/ Jesusfish, The Pathogens and SGFY April 9 @ The Drift Inn, 204 1st. St., 21+ Celebrating 71 years wasted, BlondMike and BangsAndrea have put their birth rites and drinking powers together in the dark and dirty recesses of the Drift Inn to bring back the dirty, dank punk rock of the 90s-era Port Orchard punk band Right Things. The three-piece, whose original drummer Ben Hooker is now in Visqueen, features Tully Potter (Neutralboy, Enemies,
Swinos) on guitar/vocals, Frank Madden on bass/vocals and Mike Sutton (Enemies) on drums. They’re joined by Jesusﬁsh — featuring Tony Reed (Mos Generator/Stone Axe), Scooter Haslip (Mos), Mykey Haslip (Stone Axe) and Eric Smith — Portland band The Pathogens and Simon and Go Fuck Yourself. No Cover. Good Times. 8 p.m.
musical projects. This year, she’s taking it over the top and taking it back, for a whole night of 1980s tribute bands. She’ll be playing in the Devo tribute Shevo — ‘Are We Not Men?’ — joining the purple reigning Erotic City Prince tribute and the Clash reincarnating Clampdown. Come dressed as an 80’s icon, of course. 9 p.m., $7 cover.
Shevo (Devo Tribute) w/ Erotic City (Prince Tribute) and Clampdown (Clash Tribute) April 10 @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan, 21+
The Charleston’s Two Year
Rock’n’Roll Nicole Pike is renowned, for her rock and roll birthday throw downs. The insane talented, angelic singer/guitarist — currently of Handlebar Mustangs among a long list of notable local bands — has been known to pack out local clubs with her one-yearolder shenanigans and various
Not only is the Charleston hosting Hell’s Belles 10 Year Anniversary Show (April 10), and it’s own Two Year Bash (April 3, see pg. 11), they’ll kick off the month with Barbie’s Barfday featuring The Assasinators (CD release, see pg. 7) w/ Y.I.A., Red White & Die, Nunchuksky and Cuntry Cuntroll April 2. All Ages, bar w/ ID. Doors at 7 p.m. $5 cover. ($10 tickets for Hell’s Belles.) Find more @ myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. S
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The Assasinators unleash ‘WEAVING SPIDERS COME NOT HERE’ CD Release Show 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 packed house at the Charleston last month during a Pyrate Radio Beneﬁt. “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. I’m guessing it’s probably a little bit of both as the band kicks into a song off the new record about the in-
herent danger of dealing with the FBI. It’s a similar feeling you get listening to the Assasinators’ new album — an adept tight rope walk between blatant abrasiveness and sing-alongability. The band said they recorded the album twice on their own in a three-bedroom trailer turned practice space at a Belfair wrecking yard, before calling on the pop-punk maestros at Monkey Trench Studios to produce the followup to their 2008 “Rumors of Wars.” “I think we just got tired and said ‘Fuck it, let’s go to Mike (Herrera),” Shepherd said. “Usually we’d go into the studio and think, ‘Oh shit, we’re paying money for this,’ and tense up. But this time, we’d done it before, so we just walked right through.” And that mastery shines throughout the 13-track kick to the teeth. [NICK SLEDGE] THE ASSASINATORS CD RELEASE w/ Y.I.A, RWD and more at 7 p.m., April 2 @ The Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. All Ages, $5. More @ myspace.com/assasinators.
MUSIC IN REVIEW ~Stone Axe second full-length ‘II’~ WITH LAST MONTH’S RELEASE of ‘II,’ the Port Orchard supergroup Stone Axe is keeping pace, if not leading the pack, of Kitsap’s most prolific rock bands. After releasing their wicked, self-titled 10-song debut in March 2009, a year later the Axe is back with ‘II,’ also having released an EP
and multiple vinyls in the meantime. You can browse the 70s rock preservationists’ discography at www. stoneaxeband.com or catch them live at a Rocket Records In Store April 10 in Tacoma or that night at the Tiger Lounge in Seattle. They’ll be playing local again May 1 @ Winterland.
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GROWING UP IN THE SCENE | IN PHOTOS
from growing up in the scene fill album upon album. Here’s a handful to hopefully help illustrate the fervor and insanity of Bremerton’s 21st Century all ages scene. Photos were taken over the past decade at various locations, spanning the WBC to the AFU, Rush’s to the Gallery to the Chuck. See more on the rise and fall of those venues on pg. 9-11. Photos by Angel See the full deck @ kitsapsmokestack.org
The Smokestack ... April, 2010
My experience growing up in the
BREMERTON ALL AGES MUSIC SCENE BREMERTON [Words and Photos By Angel Perry] W
here to begin when there is no beginning. . . Well, I was born and raised in Bremerton and started going to local shows when I was about 13/14 years old. Over these last 9 years, I’ve done what I can to support and be an active member in our local scene. I’ve seen a lot of things change in the way we run our scene and a lot of venues rise and fall — leaving musicians no where local to play and the kids no place of their own for shows. Let’s start with my beloved Robbins Nest which occupied a small building on the East Side off of Perry Ave . . [Cont., Pg 10]
Angel w/ Red, White & Die @ The Chuck
MAYHEM GROWING UP IN THE SCENE
he man who owned that coffee shop/hang out/show place, Doug Bowen, was generous to bands and the local kids, having two of his own. He used to let me and a number of other kids into shows for free in exchange for some help cleaning up or behind the counter during an event. He would open his garage door during the week days and let all of us with no where to go after school play video games, boardgames, music or pool. He had couches for us to hang out on and snacks for us to eat. Many bands (including local punk favorites Y.I.A., pictured a few times) got their ﬁrst gig at this place and a chance to get their music heard outside of the occasional random house party. The shows were always around $5 for between 4 to 6 bands. The turn out on a good weekend night might be around 50-100 sweaty, shoulder-to-shoulder people. The Robbins Nest, although short lived, was an amazing ﬁrst dose of the music scene for me and to this day inspires me in how I’m involved. After the Robbins Nest closed it’s doors for good, there seemed to be a bit of a drought in places to see shows. There was, and still is, The Roxy Theatre down on 4th St. The place had the right idea as far as having a place for kids to go see shows but was too much about pushing the Christian agenda. By this I mean preaching in between bands and trying to instill the fear of God in kids through redemption prayers. Maybe the perfect place for some, but not for me. There shows too were around $5 for 4-6 bands. Moving right along to Coffee Oasis. This place, although run for many years by a pastor, never pushed their religion on the people who came through its doors. I’ve seen all kinds of bands on that cozy stage and hung out in the parking lot out back many, many times. During the Burwell tunnel construction, Coffee O’ sat quietly for many months, but now with the tunnel done, the place is alive and making noise
again, putting on one or more shows a month. But during the time Coffee Oasis was closed we were yet again left out in the cold, so to speak. Underground house shows kept the all ages music scene going, but Unity was almost unheard of.
sycho Bettys [•] was a coffee shop and all ages venue. When I think of the Psycho Bettys days, I think fun. Good, wild, loud ass fun! Thats when we started to get a little taste of bands from all over the country since the Natashas days. Against Me played and packed the tiny two roomed coffee shop. Almost every other show there got a pretty good turnout, showing that the youth of Bremerton wanted a venue. Packed with the band on the ﬂoor head to head with the roaring circle pit full of dozens of pissed off kids, feeling every note and hanging on to every word. Shows were $5 for 4-6 bands, until Psycho Betty’s closed it’s doors. Then came my all time favorite place to see shows — The Westside Burritto Connection [•]. Used to be right next door to the Drift Inn on 1st St. downtown. This is when unity in the scene started to really spark up. This building was tiny. I’m talking about a 10-by-25-foot space with a burrito bar and about six booth tables. When you went to a show here, you couldn’t help but be right in all the chaos. I remember shows where there were people packed all the way to the coffee can covered ceiling and out the front door into the street. They gave most any band a chance to play, $5 for 5 bands for the patrons and the best, biggest burritos for cheap. They also hung and sold local “alternative” art. The WBC closing was a devastating blow to a lot of us in the scene, but we would prevail.
he next place to open was Rush’s Coffeeshop [•] on Callow Ave.
Unlike the WBC this place was huge. The lady who owned the building, Dana Rush, opened up as a bookstore/coffee shop and agreed to host shows. Mostly punk, rock, hardcore, metal and indie. Although the place was packed a couple hundred kids deep 4 or more times a month, 5 bux a head, their doors closed, mostly due to ﬁnance issues. But the shows here were intense with the big stage, tall ceilings and giant attractively violent circle pit in between you and the band — that is if you weren’t skankin’ your ass off in the pit. Then, just like almost all of the others before it, Rush’s closed it’s doors for good, leaving us you know where. It took a while for a new venue to open, and it took no time at all to shut it down. The Gallery run by the Mullins/ Porter family located on 4th street in downtown Bremerton, this place was a pretty good sized warehouse room
k ... April, 2010 goals and got to work, hosting shows and providing a cheap place to sell and display local “alternative” art for people of all ages and from all walks of life. We’ve been through a lot as a union, gaining countless new members and loosing two of our founding members in the last 2 and a half years. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary on March 13, 2010 and need continuous help and support to keep this going. The AFU sparked the revolution happening on Callow Ave. now and I’ll be damned if were gonna let this place go anytime soon and without one hell of a ﬁght.
with a hand built stage and a loading ramp. The front of the shop was a separate room that sold art and coffee. This was going to be our new home, permanent stomping grounds. One show. Thats it. And the city found a reason to close The Gallery’s doors. We had had enough!
verywhere a venue would open it would struggle, ﬁght, then get closed down. This constant and extreme injustice sparked the Artists for Freedom and Unity [•] (The AFU Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave.) We are a small group of artists/musicians/supporters who promote and protect the arts. I took up the position of secretary for this non-proﬁt union the second meeting ever and haven’t left its side since. I remember we all payed for the ﬁrst 2 months rent out of our pockets. Then, we set our
he Charleston [•] is mine and Andy’s baby that the community and scene has helped raise. Andy (More, Charleston co-owner, Y.I.A/ Generartion Decline) and I were sitting outside the AFU running our Sunday afternoon staring at the Chuck, formally G-Style Knights, which had been closed for years, playing the what if game. What if Bremerton had a venue like that? What if the bands and the kids in the scene had a permanent place to call home? What if we could change the way of the big time “music biz” and brought it back to for the people by the people? What if? What if we just call the realtor and take a look? It’s been two years now and holding stronger than ever thanks to the local support. We’ve had bands from all over the world, all different types of music, about 4 days a week and we’ll always try to keep it cheap. Our capacity is 400, which allows us to host higher caliber bands. We will always be all ages/ bar with I.D. It’s all about respect, equality and unity here and on
The AFU Hall
Callow in general. You get what you give here, we all try to look out for each other. At the Chuck, everyone is welcome and we give almost every band, no matter how small or young, a chance. There’s not much for kids under 21 years old to do in Bremerton, especially if you’re broke most of the time. Well our doors are always open, when were open, for kids to come hang out, see bands, watch movies, create art, play arcade games, etc. And for those over 21 who want to enjoy some booze while watching a live band, there’s a bar for you where you can still see the stage. The next generation coming up is joining the Bremerton music scene at an amazing, personally historic time. I can only hope that whatever happens to these venues that we have now, they’ve inspired or educated somebody enough to keep this shit going. This scene is bigger than one person or place. It’s been here before me and it’ll be here long after me. I live for the experience of it all. When I see over 200 kids skanking and dancing around to The Diablatones feat: Lynvall Golding of The Specials playing ‘Enjoy Yourself’ while there’s almost a foot of snow outside and their having the time of their lives, it makes the struggle all worth it. Everytime I hear how stoked somebody is on our street and what we’ve made of it and how we, little old B*town inspires them to take action in their own town, I smile. Cheers to the B*town music scene, not only who i’ve mentioned but all of you that contribute. Let’s go make some noise! S [ Angel Perry is a member of local bands Red, White & Die and Generation Decline and is also a leading force behind The Charleston Music Venue and Artists for Freedom and Unity in Bremerton. ]
THE CHARLESTON CELEBRATES it’s Two Year Anniversary w/ a rebirthed Project 9 and Boise, Idaho bands N.F.F.U, Pull Out Quick, Adamant Allies and A New Agenda April 3. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, doors @ 7, $5 cover. On April 2, the Chuck celebrates Barbie’s Barfday w/ The Assasinators’ CD release show and April 10 they celebrate Hell’s Belles 10th Anniversary. More on the birthday shows on Pg. 6 and even more shows @ myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
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[with Tammie B]
HE PROBLEM WITH TYPES...
and the problem with dating those that we” think” fit our type is we have a preconceived idea of what we want in a partner and end up spending the entire term of our relationship trying to shove a square peg into a round hole. This is literally the definition of stupidity yet we ALL do it to some extent. Some of us are blondes, some are brunettes. Some prefer the Dirty White Boys and others, the Latin Lover. Meanwhile some of those Latin Lovers luv the ‘Bremelo.’ We all are multi-faceted and have many, many, many different faces. All the while who we are depends on the situation, the mood we are in at that moment and of course the ever dreaded hormone cycle (does not only apply to the girls, I’ve met many man-ginas in my time). Most of the time what we fall in love with is our warped interpretation of who we “think” that person is and are disappointed when they don’t react or do what we “think” they should. It’s a path set for doom unless we wake up and start being aware of our stupidity.
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KITSAP COMMOTION | TAMMIE B Take me for example, I loooove muscles. The bigger the better. Steroids are like, the best thing since fake tits. And trust me IT does not get smaller, think about IT, IT’s a muscle too. …I’ll let you ponder IT for a moment. Still, that’s just the physicality portion of things in a partner. He also needs to be a clown, a goof ball and a tad nerdy cuz let’s face it, a girl’s gotta laugh. But he better be successful and goal-driven at the same time. Ha! Can this guy even exist? Or should I settle for 2 out of 4 of these qualities? Or 3 out of 4? OR God forbid 1 of 4. At this point I’d be happy to meet 2 different guys each with some of the qualities I desire. ****MONTHLY CHALLENGE: (applies only to single people): TRY DATING SOMEONE THAT DOESN’T FIT YOUR PHYSICAL TYPE. It’s time to go out of your comfort zones and write us about it (firstname.lastname@example.org). We want to know what happens when you date outside your “type.”****
Quick word of advice gentlemen: it’s disrespectful to the girl you are with to be checking out other hot girls. We understand y’all are visual creatures, but save that for when you aren’t physically around her, at least.
Naturally, I have to take the challenge too, so out I go into Kitsap County to ﬁnd a couple square or triangle guys to ﬁt into my round hole. WAIT! That sounded bad. Back up! What I meant to say is I’ll meet a few guys that ﬁt what I “think” I want in a boyfriend, but doesn’t necessarily ﬁt my type. I happen to start at Fujiyama’s in Silverdale where I’m meeting friends for dinner. It’s a Friday night, the food is D-Llish, it’s packed with cool people and the vibe is great for Silverdale. Of course I immediately zoom in on the one buff soldier boy sitting with a group of guys. We make eye contact and I’m trying not to get pulled in because I’m on a mission, here at it’s not Operation GI Joe. So I scan the room again to see who else I make eye contact with….and I see a decent looking guy! It’s a miracle, but wait, he’s on a date. So why is he practically eye raping me? Slimeball!
“Next Stop: The Hi Fidelity Lounge in Bremerton. Such a hip place. It’s like hanging out in your parent’s basement . . . if your parents were big on LSD in the 60’s. “
Anyways, on to the next. I keep scanning, but the chef shows up to cook our food so my attention is diverted. I end up having such a fab time with my friends that by the time I pay attention again most everyone is cleared out. I shoulda hung out at the bar… Next stop: The Hi Fidelity Lounge in Bremerton. Such a hip place. It’s like hanging out in your parent’s basement… if your parents were big into LSD in the 60’s. Eclectic as the decorations were, were the people kickin’ it there. Hip older folks and young punks mingled. Everyone drank out of crystal glasses. The menu is amazing, perfect for when you have the munchies, and you won’t go broke. The bartender was eye candy and the owner made time to sit and chat, he didn’t know I was going to give him free press, he was just being chill and was patient enough to answer all my questions. He mentioned that place was a brothel in the 50’s and there was an escape route for the girls when the cops showed up. They called it the “hooker slide.” WTF?! They totally need to recreate it. Who would thunk it in lil’ole Bremerton? I doubt Vegas has anything on that! So I tried to hit on an older dude, asking him about his life history etc. Either he didn’t catch on or else I wasn’t forward enough. But approaching guys isn’t something I’ve ever done before so gimme a break. I decide to try my luck at Kelvin G’s Saturday night. A girls’ gotta dance! And you know, Kelvin’s is alotta fun. It’s lowkey and the music ﬂows between new and old tunes. It’s perfect for shakin’ that ass. So I go with a guy friend of mine which wasn’t the smartest of ideas since there aren’t many guys who are gonna come up to a girl when she’s standing next to a big dude that looks like one of the bouncers. But aha!
“Naturally, I have to take the challenge too, so I go out into Kitsap County to find a couple square or triangle guys to fit into my round hole. WAIT! That sounded bad. Back up!”
I don’t know why I’m surprised, there are always those that think they’re sneaky. Seriously, The Predator followed me from one bar to the other, to the bathroom, to the dance ﬂoor and NEVER actually said anything to me. I felt like I was trapped in an episode on the Animal Planet and I was the juicy little mouse. Little did he know….
Another quick word of advice for the fellows. All the ladies know that your main goal is to hook-up, so why? Why would you wear a ratty old t-shirt that looks like you used it to clean your barbeque?!?!? Seriously? You need to step it up just a notch. Or go home alone. Your choice. Finally, I spot an adorable, fresh from basics, nicely dressed morsel of meat. We start chatting. He was super sweet, but I realized this dating outside my type thing was gonna be tricky. I know I will have to get to know him on a mental level if I ever hoped to be attracted. Maybe that slows down the process, getting to know people before we hit the bedroom (or bathroom, or countertop, or backseat) but let’s face it, looks fade. What’s going to keep us together in the end is what’s upstairs. Of course this is easier said than done, and it doesn’t mean you won’t meet your perfect partner, but it’s worth a try if only for the experience. S ****WRITE TAMMIE B with your relationship conquests, questions and revelations in care of the editor at email@example.com. And look for more Commotion next month.****
“Maybe that slows down the process, getting to know people before we hit the bedroom (or bathroom, or countertop, or backseat) but let’s face it, looks fade. What’s going to keep us together in the end is what’s upstairs.”
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THE GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Present Cirque D’Or — featuring contortionists and acrobats and increidble feats like the balancing act pictured above — w/ two shows — at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — April 10 at the Admiral Theatre, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages. Tickets and more @ www.admiraltheatre.org.
ART GALLERIES ~April Exhibits~
LEROY JESFIELD PRESENTS “Portriats, Peaks and Promises” an exhibit of paintings in acrylics this month at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The exhibit will hang through the month, with an artist’s reception slated for First Friday, 5-8 p.m. April 2. More @ www.collectivevisions.com. THE ROBY KING’S 20th Anniversary exhibition will feature work from artists throughout the gallery during April at the Roby King, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. The exhibit, spanning realism, impressionism, mixed media, abstraction and more will hang through the month with a reception slated for
First Friday, 6-8 p.m. April 2. More @ www.robykinggalleries.com. ‘THE ILLUSION OF DEPTH’ artists at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts will be examining the illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface during April, while a handful of other artists explore ‘Paper Sculpture’ during the month at BAC, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. An artists’ reception is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. April 2. More @ www.bacart.org. ARTIST BEN ALBERSON examines the interactions of layers, shape and design as a means for creating the impression of depth in an exhibit combining traditional paintings and contemporary motifs called ‘Cubic’ hanging through April at Bainbridge Perform-
ing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. An artist’s reception is slated for 5-8 p.m. April 1. More @ www. bainbridgeperformingarts. org. THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY Host a 21-andunder art show during April, kicking off w/ a party April 2, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, no cover, no hanging fees. More @ myspace.com/artfreeunity. THE GLOBAL BEAN features the Art of Katie Moran throughout April at 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. More @ www.theglobalbean.com. THE DOWNTOWN BREMERTON LIBRARY features the paintings and jewelry of Polly Nelson Langwort
throughout April with an artist’s reception slated for 6-8 p.m. April 2, 612 5th St. in Bremerton. Free. More @ www.krl.org. 206.842.0504.
AT THE LIBRARY
April 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The next in the Traveler Bookstore’s Travelogue series. Info: www.krl.org.
LOCAL ARBORIST Jim Trainer will talk about tree identification, planting, pruning, hazards, habitat and more at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Manchester Library, 8067 East Main St. in Manchester. Free. All Ages. More @ www. krl.org.
SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW Locally renowned opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead will preview “Amelia” by Daron Aric Hagen at 3 p.m. May 1 at the Bainbridge Library (1270 Madison Ave.) and again at 2:15 p.m. May 2 at the Sylvan Way (1301 Sylvan Way). Free. Teens/adults. More @ www.krl.org.
TRAVELOGUE Kitsap native Pam Perry recently spent 10 months traveling the world solo and found India the most rapturous of all her destinations. She’ll present “Authentic India: Experiences of an Independent Traveler” at 7:30 p.m.
CHESS ON WEDNESDAYS, Resident chess players from the Kitsap County Chess Club host games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton. Free. Kids and adults. More @ www.krl.org.
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~Thursday, April 1~
‘TURN IT UP!’ Author Bob Shannon shares “American Radio Tales 1946-1996” about a time gone-by when radio was an important part of American life at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks. com.
THE POETRY OF SHARON OLDS, the beloved and popular contemporary poet’s works will be read by Kitsap County poets Neil Baker, Jennifer Hager, Jenifer Browne Lawrence and David Stallings at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More at www.krl.org,
~Sunday, April 3~
MOUNTAINEERS AUTHOR Craig Romano, author of the wildly popular “Day Hiking on the Olympic Peninsula,” will speak at 3 p.m. April 3 at Barnes and Noble in the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. His talk will be preceded by a discussion on hiking and exercise tips presented by members of the local Mountaineers chapter at 2:30 p.m. More @ (360) 698-0945.
LOCAL POET Kelli Russell Agodon leads the discussion on “What Constitutes a Good Poem” at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www.krl.org, www. fieldsend.org.
~Thursday, April 8~
LOCAL AUTHOR Sheila Roberts reads from her contemporary women’s novel “Small Change” on St. Matrin’s Griffin, at 6:30 p.m. April 8 @ Liberty Bay Books, 18881-D Front St. in Poulsbo and again at 3 p.m April 10 at the Silverdale Barnes and Noble in the Kitsap Mall. More @ www.libertybaybooks.com, www. sheilasplace.com.
~Friday, April 9~
TRUE CRIME AUTHOR Gregg Olsen will discuss his new book “A Twisted Faith,” documenting the 2002 trial of a Bremerton preacher arrested for killing his wife and burning her body in their home at 9 p.m. at the Manchester Family Inn in downtown Manchester, preceding a special report on the book and the author from Dateline NBC that night at 10 p.m. Free. More @ www.greggolsen. com or by calling (360) 698-0945.
~Sunday, April 11~
LOCAL AUTHOR/FORMER PASTOR Don Mayer reads from his book “Letters to Peter” at 3 p.m. April 11 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com.
~Tuesday, April 13~
LOCAL WRITER/NATURALIST Ian Bentryn will read selected essays originally published in the Bainbridge Review, with wine, crackers and cheese at 6:45 p.m. April 13 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. More at www. gracehere.org.
~Wednesday, April 14~
JENNIFER CULKIN, a critical care and emergency flight nurse, will read from her memoir “A Final Arc of Sky: A Memoir of Critical Care” at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Kingston Library, 11212 NE Hwy 104 in downtown Kingston. More @ www.krl.org.
~Thursday, April 15~
BESTSELLING/LOCALLY ACCLAIMED Author Rebecca Wells reads from her
country in celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting an all-comers favorite poem reading at 6 p.m. April 5 in Little Boston, 2 p.m. April 10 on Bainbridge (1270 Madison Ave.), 3:30 p.m. April 20 in Kingston (11212 NE Hwy 104), 7 p.m. April 27 in Port Orchard (87 Sidney Ave.). Each readers has five minutes to read the poem and explain its personal connection. More @ www.krl.org.
THE WORK OF EAST COAST POET Stanley Kunitz will be explored in celebration of National Poetry Month, this month, at 1 p.m. April 5 at the Bainbridge Library. latest “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder” at 7:30 p.m. April 15 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks. com.
~Sunday, April 18~
WRITER Craig Welch reads from his natural history/crime drama “Shell Games” at 3 p.m. April 28 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com.
~Opportunities for Writers~
LOCAL AUTHOR Thatcher Heldrin reads from his new novel for middle readers “Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate” at 3 p.m. April 18 at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com.
A SPECULATIVE FICTION writing collective meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Contact Paul @ 206.842.5332. More @ www. eagleharborbooks.com.
~Tuesday, April 20~
A FICTION WRITER’S Workshop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday @ the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Poets welcome. Contact Marianna @ 360.779.9199. More @ www.poulsbohemian.com.
LOCAL AUTHOR RICHARD LEMIEUX will read from his book “Breakfast at Sally’s,” about a successful man who lost everything ending up on the street, at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. More @ www.krl.og, www. breakfastatsallys.com.
~Thursday, April 22~
‘EDIBLE HEIRLOOMS’ Author Bill Thorness reads from his guide of “Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com.
~Wednesday, April 28~
SEATTLE TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL
~National Poetry Month~
A LOOK AT STANLEY KUNTZ’ “The Wild Braid: A poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden,” Kitsap Regional Library branch manager Cindy Harrison leads the discussion at 1 p.m. April 5 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www.krl.org. FAVORITE POEM READING, The branches of the Kitsap Regional Library join libraries across the
‘HARVEY,’ the Mary Chase masterpiece, plays through April 11 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $16-12, $6 rush seats. More at www.wwca.us. ‘CABARET,’ Bremerton Community Theatre presents its 294th show, “Cabaret,” w/ curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays April 2 through May 2 at the BCT, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets are $15-10. More @ www. bremertoncommunitytheatre.org. ‘OUR TOWN,’ the quintessential American play takes the stage April 26-May 16 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays @ CSTOCK, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Tickets are $1510. More @ www.cstock.org. ‘BORN YESTERDAY,’ a story of crooked dealing with government big wigs, plays April 2-25 w/ curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. April 11, 18 and 25 @ The Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $14-12, with special opening weekend rates. More @ www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org. ISLAND THEATRE Presents “Yellowman” and “My Red Hand/My Black Hand” by OBIE-winning African-American playwright Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Fred Saas at 7:30 p.m. April 17-18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free, donations welcome. More @ www.krl.org, www. islandtheatre.org.
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16 THE ADMIRAL THEATRE Living Voices series presents “The New American,” featuring Bridge Rose Fitzgerald, an Irish immigrant who came to America on a steamship at age 15. Show starts at 7 p.m. April 20, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages. Tickets are $10, family packs for $35. More @ www. admiraltheatre.org ‘SYLVIA’ BPA goes to the dogs in a comedy about empty nesters, April 22-25 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $2018. PG-13 recommended. More @ www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. ‘GUYS AND DOLLS,’ WWCA presents the 50s-era Broadway musical April 30 through May 30 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA Playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $16-12, $6 rush seats. More @ www.wwca.us.
THE GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Present “Cirque D’Or,” a show like no other on earth w/ curtains at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 10 at The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages. Tickets are $29-16, $35 family packs. More @ www. admiraltheatre.org.
SEATTLE MEN’S CHORUS Presents ‘Ole! Ole! Ole!’ a Latin American/Spanish musical retrospective at 7 p.m. April 17 @ the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $25-12. More @ www. admiraltheatre.org, www. flyinghouse.org. BREMERTON SYMPHONY CONCERT CHORALE Presents “American Melodies: The
Songs We Love” w/ works from Copland, Berlin, Gershwin and more at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the Sylvan Way Baptist Church, 900 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Tickets are $24-8. More @ www. bremertonsymphony.org. BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents ‘From The New World’ w/ works by Ives, Delius, Gershwin and Dvorak at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and again at 3 p.m. April 18 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. A pre-concert chat w/ the director/conductor David Upham precedes 45 minutes before each show, plus the Kitsap Regional Library presents a free evening Behind The Score w/ Upham at 5 p.m. April 11 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. More @ www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
~Opportunities for Actors~
BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATER will be hosting auditions for the 60s-era comedy “Cactus Flower” directed by Trina Williamson, at 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 at BCT, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Run dates are June 4-27. More @ www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org, or call 360.373.5152.
‘NEVER FEAR SHAKESPEARE,’ CSTOCK presents a fiveweek workshop for teens on reading and understanding the Bard, starting April 26. Open to ages 13 and up. $75 class fee. More @ www. cstock.org. AUDITIONS FOR ‘FOOTLOOSE’ will be held at 2 p.m. May 15 and 16 at Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Run dates are slated for Aug. 13 through Sept. 5. More @ www.wwca.us or call (360) 769 SHOW.
‘A SINGLE MAN’ plays at 7:30 p.m. April 2 @ the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, the next in the Admiral’s ongoing independent film series. All ages, all seats are $7. More @ www. admiraltheatre.org.
‘REAR WINDOW’ (1954), the Alfred Hitchcock classic, plays at 7:30 p.m. April 9 @ the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, the next in the Admiral’s ongoing classic film series. All ages, all seats are $7. More @ www. admiraltheatre.org. BAINBRIDGE FILMMAKERS Benjamin Greené and Benj Cameron present their documentary film “Bury Me In Redwood Country,” about the Redwood forest landscape at 7 p.m. April 11 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. More @ www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. ‘ADAM’S RIB’ (1949) is the next featured film for the Island Film Group at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month for films and discussion. More @ www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.com. ‘THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY’ (1955), the Hitchcock classic, is the next featured film in the Sylvan Way Library Film Series at 7 p.m. April 21, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. The group meets every month for movies and discussion. Free. All Ages. More @ www.krl.org. ‘ENCHANTED APRIL’ (1935) is the next featured film for the Poulsbo Fjord Film Group at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in
Poulsbo. The group meets every last Wednesday of the month for films and discussion. Local film buff Charlie Wise facilitates. More @ www.krl.org.
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE is located @ 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Weekly features, showtimes, special events, tickets and more can be found @ www.lynwoodtheatre.com or by calling 206.842.3080. THE ORCHARD THEATER is located @ 822 Bay St. in downtown Port Orchard. Weekly features, showtimes, special events, tickets and more can be found @ www. orchardtheater.com or by calling 360.850.1082. THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE is located @ 11171 NE State Hwy 104 in Kingston. Features, showtimes, special events and more can be found @ www.firehouse-theater.com or by calling 360.297.4849.
ing 888.262.4386. REGAL SILVERDALE CINEMAS is located at 9923 Poplars Ave. in Silverdale. Features, showtimes, tickets, events and more can be found by calling 800.326.3264. OLYMPIC CINEMAS is located at 1500 Riddell Road in Bremerton. Features, showtimes, events and more can be found @ www.farawayentertainment.com or by calling 360.475.8888. SOUTH SOUND CINEMA 10 is located at 1100 Olney St. SE off Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ www.regmovies. com or by calling (360) 871-2294.
THE ROSE THEATRE is located @ 235 Taylor St. in Port Townsend. Weekly features, showtimes, special events, tickets and more can be found @ www.rosetheatre.com or by calling 360.385.1089
BAINBRIDGE CINEMAS is located @ 403 N. Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. Weekly features, showtimes, tickets, events and more can be found @ www. bainbridgepavilion.com or by calling 206.855.8173.
THE GALAXY THEATRE UPTOWN is located @ 4649 Point Fosdick Dr. NW in Gig Harbor. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ www.galaxytheatres.com or by calling 253.857.7469
POULSBO REGAL CINEMA is located at 750 Edvard St., off of Viking Way in Poulsbo. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ www.regmovies.com or by calling 800.326.3264.
AMC KITSAP 8 is located @ 10055 Kitsap Mall Blvd NW in Silverdale. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ www. amctheatres.com or by call-
THE POULSBO FARMERS MARKET opens April 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October, featuring fresh produce, artisan crafts, live music and more in the medical/dental parking lot at the corner of Iverson and 7th St. in Poulsbo. More @ www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.
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THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Summer Farmers Market opens April 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at Town Square @ City Hall Park, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www. bainbridgefarmersmarket. org.
THE GIG HARBOR FARMERS MARKET Saturday Market opens April 3 and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through September @ 6808 Kimball Dr. NE in Gig Harbor. More @ www.gigharborfarmersmarket.org. THE PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET opens April 24 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 9 along the waterfront in downtown Port Orchard. Fresh produce, artisan crafts and more. More @ www.pofarmersmarket.org.
~Thursday, April 1~
DESAFINDO [Latin Jazz] w/ jazz/blues pianist Caroline @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 6 p.m…. www. theglobalbean.com.
~Friday, April 2~
THE ASSASINATORS’ CD RELEASE SHOW for “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here” w/ YIA, Red, White & Die, Nunchucksy and Cuntry Cuntroll @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... Barbie’s Barf Day.... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. RANGER & THE REARRANGES [Bainbridge Island Gypsy Jazz] @ The Global Bean,
2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 7 p.m.... www.theglobalbean.com, www.rangerswings.com. TUMBLEDOWN w/ The New Old Stock and Handlebar Mustangs @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
~Saturday April 3~
THE CHARLESTON’S TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW w/ Boise, Id. bands N.F.F.U., Pull Out Quick, Adamant Allies, A New Agenda and a Project 9 rebirth @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. NATALIE POSS [Jazz/Blues Vocal/Piano] @ the Global Bean, 2021 Nw Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean.com. BIG WHEEL STUNT SHOW w/ The Leafy Greens @ The Hi Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $4 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. STEELSCAPE w/ Lefthead, Selling Sirends @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
~Friday, April 9~
ALEXANDER JAMES ADAMS [Celtic Instrumental/Vocals] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 [.m… www.theglobalbean.com. THE WALKING TOXINS [California Punk Rock] w/ The Fixt and more tba @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan
Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m... myspace. com/winterlandrocks. RIGHT THINGS w/ Jesusfish, The Pathogens (PDX) and Simon and Go Fuck Yourself @ The Drift Inn, 204 First St. in Bremerton. 21+, no cover, 9 p.m.
~Saturday, April 10~
HELL’S BELLES (AC/DC Tribute) w/ Artimus Maximus and more @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets are $10, doors at 7 p.m… myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. ALISHA BUG & STELLA LOVINA [Indie Folk/Rock] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean. com. EXOHXO w/ The Feel Free Expo @ The Hi Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $4 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. MIRACLE MAX w/ Friday At The Lake, The Great Alone, Safari and 3XD @ The Coffee Oasis, 822 Burwell St. in Bremerton. All Ages, $5 cover, 7 p.m… myspace. com/thecoffeeoasisjf ROCK&ROLL NICOLE’S BIRTHDAY BASH w/ Prince Tribute Erotic City, Clash Tribute Clampdown and Devo Tribute Shevo @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $7 cover, 9 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
~Thursday, April 15~
STATE OF MURDOCH w/ Laid in Stone, Endless Distress and Supernothing @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave in Bremerton. All Ages,
$5 cover, Doors at 7 p.m…. myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
~Friday, April 16~
THE MALO COMBO [Buena Vista Jazz Tribute] @ Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets are $14 adv/$17 dos, 7 p.m… www. collectivevisions.com. COME LIVE THE RIOT w/ L.R.A. (Fresno, Ca), I Defy, Suburban Vermin, What!? and more @ the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m…. myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. NATHAN PAGAARD [Indie Singer/Songwriter] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean. com. POST HARBOR w/ Juntura (Boise, Id) @ the Hi Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $3 cover, 9 p.m…. myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN As Alligators (a night of cover songs) @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m…. myspace.com. winterlandrocks.
~Saturday April 17~
WITCHBURN w/ guests tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m… myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. TREVOR LARKIN [Acoustic Alternative/Folk] @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean.com.
TO THE SEA w/ Loaded for Bear @ the Hi Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $4 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. NEON NIGHTS w/ The Badlands and The L.R.A. (Fresno, Ca) @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m…. myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
~Wednesday, April 21~
MARILYN KAY & CO. [Traditional Bluegrass] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 7 p.m… www.theglobalbean. com.
~Thursday, April 22~
GODDAMN GALLOWS w/ Sawyer Family and guests TBA @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m…. myspace. com/winterlandrocks.
~Friday, April 23~
GENERATION DECLINE w/ Jesus Fucking Christ, Death Raid, Puke ‘N Rally and Mondo Aggro @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m…. myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. SHADES OF A LIGHTYEAR (Illinois) w/ guests tab @ The AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 6 p.m…. myspace.com/artfreeunity. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE [Blues Guitar/Harpist] @ The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID. Tickets are $29-12, $60 w/ dinner. Show starts at 8 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. More @ www. admiraltheatre.org.
The Smokestack ... April, 2010
VinylNight 9 pm | April 21 | 21+ @ Winterland
BLUESMAN Charlie Musselwhite plays April 23 @ the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton w/ dinner at 6:30, show at 8. All Ages. Two weeks later, May 5 in Memphis, he’ll be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Tickets @ www.admiraltheatre.org, more @ www.charliemusselwhite.com. Promo Photo | Rose Bud Agency
LUTES & LIARS [Indie Folk/ Pop] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www. theglobalbean.com. CHAD PRICE (Drag The River) w/ Micah Schnabel (Two Cow Garage) and Michael Dean Damron, acoustic night @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m…. myspace. com/winterlandrocks.
~Saturday, April 24~
HARMONICA DAVE [Folk/ Blues/Rock] @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean.com. COFFIN BREAK w/ Neutralboy and Weathercade @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m…. myspace.com/winterlandrocks. SHADE OF A LIGHTYEAR (Illinois) w/ guests tab @ The Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in
Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/manettesaloon.
~Friday, April 30~
BJORN AGAIN [The ABBA Experience] @ The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-18, $60 w/ dinner. Second show added: 7 p.m., April 29. More @ www.admiraltheatre.org. HIGHLIFE REVISTED [Laid-back Progressive Jazz] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean. com THE THEM w/ Indecisive Rhythm, Jellyneck, Perfume and Bedside Manner @ the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m… myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue.
~Ongoing in April~
JAM @ THE BEAN — An
acoustic jam w/ a one drink minimum at 8:30 p.m. every Monday @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, two songs per group… www. theglobalbean.com. BLUEGRASS/CELTIC JAM CIRCLES commence at 7 p.m. every Wednesday (rotating weekly between bluegrass and Celtic tunes) @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover… www.theglobalbean.com. JAZZ/BLUES/POP PIANIST Caroline plays at 6 p.m. every Thursday @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All ages, cup of coffee for the cover… www. theglobalbean.com. LIVE JAZZ w/ The Ray Ohls Trio 8 p.m. Thursdays @ The Hi Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+… More @ www.myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge.
The Smokestack ... April 2010
~Saturday, May 1~
JONATHON NICHOLSON [Fingerstyle Guitar] @ the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, cup of coffee for the cover, 8 p.m… www.theglobalbean.com. FLASHBULB FIRES (Denver, Co) w/ guests tab @ the Hi Fidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $4 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. STONE AXE w/ Astrovan and Big Wheel Stunt Show @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m…. myspace. com/winterlandrocks.
~Friday, May 7~
CAGUAMA (PDX Latino Folk Rock) w/ The Kings (pop-punk Elvis tribute) and guests tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors at 7 p.m… myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
~Saturday, May 8~
VICTOR CUTOFF w/ Klementine, The F’n A’s and One Nation Undereducated @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m… myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
Smokestack Buttcrack (of the Month)
~Sunday, May 9~
M.D.C w/ The Restarts (U.K), The Insurgence, CLR and Generation Decline @ the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, tickets are $10, doors at 7 p.m… myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue. (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)
SMOKESTACK BUTTCRACK We’ve tasked a street-smart, bar-savvy cellphonetographer w/ bringing us the best spontaneous ass she can find for a new monthly feature. So, watch your crack or it might end up in the Smokestack.
local LIVE music S u n d a y
Cellphonetography by Lavendar
11 18 25 LEGEND: CMV= The Charleston CO = The Coffee Oasis TGB = The Global Bean
THEE SMOKESTACK SUGGESTS SHOW CALENDAR
Monday 29 Tuesday30 Wednesday31 Thursday
WL = Winterland MS = Manette Saloon THI = The Hot Iron HF = The Hi Fidelity
PC = Pegasus Coffeehouse DI = The Drift Inn CVG = Collective Visions AFU = Artists for Freedom and Unity
• The Assasinators CD Release Show @ CMV... 7 pm, All Ages • Ranger & the Rearrangers @ GB... 8 pm, All Ages • Tumbledown & more @ WL... 9:30pm, 21+
The Charleston’s 2 Year Ann. @ CMV... 7 pm All Ages
Right Things & more @ DI.... 9 pm, 21+
Hells Belles & more @ CMV... 8 pm, All Ages
Come Live The Riot & more @ CMV.... 7 pm, All Ages
Witchburn & more @ CMV... 7 pm, All Ages
Goddamn Gallows & more Chad Price (of Drag The River) & more @ WL... 9:30 pm 21+ @ WL... 9 pm, 21+
Cofﬁn Break & more @ WL... 9:30 p.m, 21+
Stone Axe & more @ WL... 9:30 p.m., 21+