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March, 2010

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THE RENEGADE’S ROAD TO

In an issue dedicated to the touring musician., we step inside Tumbledown’s month-long, 7000+ mile South By Southwest Saga.

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ROAD WISDOM FROM LITTLE MISS RISK...P. 5 AUTHOR RICK STEVES TRAVELS TO POULSBO...P.7

HERMES BREAKS IT OFF w/ THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE...P.12


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THE MAST INTRODUCTIONS

Contents

Random Kitsapness

VOL. 1 | NO. 5 | MARCH 2010

...Art, Music & Mayhem...

Tour Kick-0ff

Spring brings a shower of local albums and tours. Music Upcoming...page 5

Little Miss Risk

On: Booze, Burlesque, BJB, the Voodoo Dollz & the Road. Music In Review...page 5

The Art of the Hot Dog

Under the Red-and-White Umbrella... Indoors. The Arts In Review...page 6

Iran ‘Through The Back Door’

NAME THAT PYRATE PUNK. . . Clues: You don’t have to be in a band to go on tour. He’s actually on tour in the photo above w/ Dreadful Children and Vancouver B.C. band The Rebel Spell. Answer on Page 3 in The Days Ahead.

Auhtor/Activist Rick Steves on ‘Travel As A Political Act’ The Arts Upcoming...page 7

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‘North By Southwest’

Thee Slaughter County

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 Stringer/Design: Bill Mickelson

Thoughts on getting out of Bremerton. Feature...page 9

Homeless and Happy

This Month’s Special Guests: John Diaz Short Story...Pg. 12-14

“Everybody Else Was Having A Bad Day” a short story by John Diaz...page 12

Kitsap Happenings

Jered Scott Photography...Pg. 9-11

A Community Calendar of Events Calendar....page 16

Pat Moriarity Cover Art More @ patmoriarity.com.

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This issue goes out to all of Kitsap’s touring bands — by way of the epic SXSW saga of one such Bremerton band. Big Ups to Tumbledown... and all the local bands out or about to go out on tour.

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A Few Words About Traveling Musicians

A Few Words from a Touring Band

ou are all crazy. But that cool kind of crazy. Like McMurphy in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ While you don’t have to be in a band to go on tour, you do have to be a little bit crazy — which is what we’ve done with this edition. We looked at what its like to drop everything and leave town for weeks at a time. And what it takes to get one’s music out of Bremerton. We get the grand perspective from mapping out tour stops from Bremerton to South By Southwest w/ Mike Herrera and Tumbledown (page 9) to thoughts on touring the U.S., Canada and Europe twice in one year w/ Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz (page 5). But we also take a look at the grit local bands doing it DIY, putting out albums and booking tours on their own (page 4).Plus, we look into the mind of a local touring musician/author (page 12) and we get a little bit of — albeit off the subject — advice from the ultimate traveling guru, Rick Steves (page 7). While touring sometimes seems like a vacation-ish and glamorous gig, it takes a good deal of ambition, organization and dedication to plan, book and execute a tour — especially on one’s own accord. While the rewards of traveling and distributing one’s art is certainly as enchanting as reading Jack Kerouac, then there’s the not so glamorous side of flat tires and 12-hour drives, 7-11 diets and living in a 5-by-10-foot rolling box for weeks at a time. [ HANK VINCENT ]

The The Days Days Ahead Ahead

Hanging in the front window of the Chuck | Photo: BAM

Sacremento’s Infamous Swanks play March 6 @ the Manette

Touring bands coming through Kitsap.

The RockIt Roost is gettin’ loose w/ the Dicers, up from Oregon, and Sacrementoband The Infamous Swanks March 6 at the Manette Saloon. The wild night of rockabilly and pinup girls should be something of a preview for the RockIt Roost’s second annual kustum kulture festival —Pinup Bizarre — May 15 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. The one-day festival features hot rods, pin-up girl, rockabilly and more on the Silverdale waterfront. Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz (see pg 5) are coming to that one. Find more at www.therockitroost.com. That same night, across town, Seattle punk band Dreadful Children returns from a recent of the West Coast for what should be a rollicker, benefitting Exploding Planet Records @ the Charleston . . .

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The Separation, March 1 @ the AFU

The Separation comes to Bremerton at the tail end of their own epic South-byNorthwest tour — playing w/ POWER, Generation Decline, In Debt and more @ the AFU Hall [318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton, All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 donation.] Starting Feb. 11, the band toured down the West Coast through Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and back, returning home to Redding Feb. 25. Then, the day after that, they take off for the Northwest. Whoever ben is — the vocalist in this brutal hardcore band — that is impressive. More @ myspace. com/theseparationca.

Dreadful Children, March 6 @ The Chuck

This band is as road-worthy as any. More than many. Cehck out their tour videos up

at myspace.com/dreadfulchildren — two of which feature Bremerton’s own friendly neighborhood Pyrate Punk NAME THAT Chase! PYRATE PUNK (from pg 2) Following their Winter 2009 Tour, Dreadful Children kicked off another with DOA Feb. 12 @ El Corazon in Seattle, stopping through Bremerton for the AFU’s 3rd Anniversary show Feb. 13, and then on down the West Coast/Northwest loop through Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, returning March 1. They’re back in Bremerton March 6, supporting the cause of this town’s only independent record shop [•] w/ Y.I.A, Puke & Rally, Vs. The World and Shit Gets Smashed @ The Charleston, [333 Callow Ave., Bremerton, All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5, doors @ 7 p.m.] More @ myspace. com/dreadfulchildren. S

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MUSIC UPCOMING

The Smokestack ... March, 2010 Generation Decline @ Libertatia, California, 2009 | Photo: oldhcdude

Let the touring begin... Multiple Kitsap bands are planning to hit the road this spring. That is rad.

The return of the sun always seems to invoke a little wanderlust around this time of year. In the Kitsap’s music scene, the coming of spring brings a flurry of tours and an abundance of albums from local bands. One of the most epic — Tumbledown’s 7000-mile journey to and from SXSW is featured on this month’s cover — but they’re not the only ones heading out on tour. [NICK SLEDGE]

[ GENERATION DECLINE / Y.I.A. ]

“It’s our turn to get hammered and get kicked out of places,” a sign reads on the front door of The Charleston Music Venue announcing they will be closed March 18-21. The crews’ bands — Generation Decline and Y.I.A — are off for a DIY Oregon Weekender, headed as far south as they can get in three days on the Pyrate Punx ticket. If any local bands deserved to tour, it would have to go these cats, who run, book and operate one of Bremerton’s steady homes for touring bands in The Charleston. One of the pitfalls of undergoing such an venture is the time that gets lost for these talented musicians’ own bands in providing a place

[ THE ASSASINATORS ]

‘Leaving Centralia’ | The Assasinators

for others to play. But it also pays off when you do get out on the road and you’ve got friends along the way, eager to reciprocate. While this weekend seems more of a getaway than full-on tour, later this summer, Generation Decline and Y.I.A are planning on going east, on their first tour to the East Coast, slated for late August. In the meantime, check out Generation Decline — feat. Andy from Y.I.A, Angel from Red, White & Die, Eric from Cuntry Cuntroll, John Breslin former Assasinators w/ special appearance and influence from Paul Koresh — playing with California hardcore band the Sepearation, Monday, March 1 at the AFU [318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton, All Ages, $5, 7 p.m.]. Find tracks from their forthcoming debut album @ myspace.com/generationdecline and find more Y.I.A. @ myspace.com/yiagotmeadui.

Speaking of forthcoming albums, the Assasinators have woven a wicked piece of work w/ “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here.” It’s slated for release April 2 and to go along with it, the band has slung together a rager down the West Coast, April 15-May 1 — which they’re calling The I-5 Assassins Tour. They’ve booked their own shows to Oakland and back, picked up a madman, Eric McFadden, on bass, had another madman, Jack Maddox, paint the ‘Weaving Spiders’ album cover art on the back of their trailer, and they head out shortly after the CD release show April 2 @ The Charleston [333 Callow Ave., Bremerton, all ages, $5, 7 p.m.]. See them this month @ a Pyrate Radio Benefit March 5 w/ RWD, Cuntry Cuntroll, Crushproof Juicebox and more @ the Chuck and @ Chaospalooza in Seattle March 27. More @ myspace.com/assasinators.

[ NEUTRALBOY ]

And another anxiously awaited upcoming album: Neutralboy’s enigmatic and emphatic “From Normal To Wierdo.” The album’s going through its finishing touches while the band is plotting a tour from normal to wierdo in May. See them this month on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 @ Hell’s Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma. Find more @ myspace.com/neutralboy.


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MUSIC IN REVIEW

Burlesque, Rock&Roll and the Road w/

LITTLE MISS RISK VANCOUVER, B.C.’s BIG JOHN BATES & THE VOODOO DOLLZ play Feb. 27 @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. We talked w/ dancer Little Miss Tristan Risk about the show, their exploits in Btown and the band’s impressive tour regimen of late. Here’s a few bytes of what she had to say, See the full interview @ kitsapsmokestack.org.

“WHEN I SAY HARDCORE, a lot of people probably think immediately of something like the Suicide Girls, they go for the lowest common denominator… but we’re trying to think more in terms of a psychological horror, instead of just coming out and doing a show like Gwar. I mean it’s one thing to be covered in blood, but when you go to that extreme, you kind of find yourself asking, well, how can I top this now? I’m going to have a pull an albino unicorn out of my vagina at the next show if I’m going to top this.” “IT WAS ALMOST exactly a year ago that we last rolled through Bremerton… I think that a lot of what’s changed is that the music, well it’s always been dark, but it’s really evolved in the last year. And the show itself is looking to more and more Steampunk elements. It’s got this kind of scientific romantic quality to a lot of what’s going on. It’s kind of like if Frank Miller and HG Wells got together and produced something, it would kind of look like that — deep, dark and disturbing, but kind of beautiful. . . Kind of like the haunted mansion at Disneyland.” “WE DO HAVE a considerable bag of tricks that we draw from. So even though the format of the show is generally about 85 percent similar from city to city, we do change it up, depending on what our constraints are. You might follow us for three days in a row and not see the same show twice.” “WE’VE GOT A GIRL who’s got her finger in every burlesque pie in Vancouver, named Lola Lockheart, who, as well as being a very amazing

Steampunk-ish Little Miss Risk| Photo: Ed Araqeul performer is also a very talented singer... It’s kind of a spin on the old, ‘burlesque dancers should be seen and not heard, but more often than not you’ll hear us when we’re drunk.’” “INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, there was a point in the show where I was hearing this weird noise coming from backstage, and this Navy guy comes out, looking all flustered. And Scare-o-line says she’d just tanned his backside because he’d never been spanked before. I don’t know if that’s just something that happens around our show, or something that just happens in Bremerton… It was like the two worlds collided.” “WHEN WE LEFT, we were headed out on a similar route to what we’re doing for this tour. We went down the west coast of the U.S., then across and down into the Florida Panhandle and back up into the Midwest. Then up to Canada and back west again. In the summer, we did Europe twice. We did the club circuit, and then we went back and did the festival circuit. Then we came

back and did the U.S. east coast up into the east coast of Canada. So we’ve racked up a fair amount of road miles.” “THEY DON’T HAVE a ton of burlesque over in Europe, even where in most of the major cities it’s starting, it’s still more traditional and we’re, as you know, very not traditional in what we do.” “TRADITIONAL BURLESQUE, I find is very based on presentation, costumes appearance... Which is great, but there doesn’t seem to be a great deal to it. It’s more about the strip tease itself. I find that there’s not enough to give your audience if you’ve got the same two girls taking their clothes off number after number. It has to be a little bit more cerebral for them… I mean you’ve got to give your audience a little credit. As much as everyone likes to see boobs, you can only dress the same pair of boobs up so many times before people are like… ‘ahh, I saw you already, let’s go get another red bull and vodka.’” FIND MORE Little Miss Risk and BJB @ www.bigjohnbates.com.

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There’s something universally basic about a good old-fashioned hot dog. Sausage. Bun. Simple. No silverware. No plate. Whatever condiments you choose. But what sometimes gets lost in the simplicity of a sausage on a bun, are the endless possibilities. . . of a sausage on a bun. Which is where Retro Dogz — a downtown Bremerton Hot Dog Cafe, or Parlor, if you will — is picking up. With its Grand Opening Jan. 12, the shop joins a list of hot dog vendors in the downtown area, which is likely to grow into the summer months. And while they do work under a red-andwhite-umbrellaed cart, it wouldn’t quite fit to describe Retro Dogz (a new venture from the old owner of Manette’s August Wyn Cafe) as something as simple as an indoor hot dog stand. In addition to a regular menu of dogz, sandwiches, soups and salads, the hot dog artists [Can we even do that? Eat it Subway]. . . each week, the hot dog artists under the red umbrella feature a different avant-garde, slightly-differentthan-your-average-hot-dog special.

The list so far includes the BLT dog (w/ bacon, lettuce & tomato), the Northwest dog (w/ cream cheese & tomato) and the Baja Dog, among others. The day I dropped in, the special was Sloppy Joe Dogz. They start with Nathan’s Famous hot dog and bun then smother in Sloppy Joe sauce and top with diced onions. Serve w/ RC Cola. ‘Why not?’ said Dave Cornin, the guy behind the cart, advocating for the Sloppy Joe Dog as I contemplated a more conventional choice. “It’s only here for a week, next week it’ll be gone, and we’ll have a different special.” But a Sloppy Joe Dog? Who’s ever even heard of such a thing. It’s one thing to pay $5 for your basic hot dog, I thought, but quite another to spend that much on some sausage--bun experiment. At least with the basic dog, one knows what to expect. But then again, where’s the art in that? [BILL MICKELSON] RETRO DOGZ is located at 701 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Call 360.908.0942 or find them on Facebook to suggest ideas for their weekly special.


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THE ARTS UPCOMING

THE ART OF TRAVEL

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‘AS A POLITICAL ACT’

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KRL hosts Rick Steves in Poulsbo March 15.

Renowned world traveler and pot-smoking social activist Rick Steves is no stranger to politics. After decades of penning besteslling travel books, articles, television series and more, Steves candidly offered his world-traveled, European-ized perspective to the ‘marijuana conversation’ in America.Then, Last summer, in a one-hour travel special on PBS, he explored another great American taboo — Iran. Over his decades-long career, the Edmondsbased traveler says he’s learned the best way to understand an unfamiliar culture is to visit and meet the people.In his one-hour Iran special — with his patented personal insight — Steves uncovers a friendliness and normalcy to somewhat demystify what can come across as a quite perplexing nation. He calls Iran ‘the most surprising and fascinating land he’s ever visited.’ He followed up the one-hour PBS special with an 11-part youtube lecture on the series. Sightseeing, fact-dropping and people-watching along the way, Steves travels from the intense city streets of the capital, Tehran, to countryside villages with immense dome-tiled mosques, which he says “felt surprisingly like his church back home.” Everywhere he went, he said he was a something of a fixation, being an American in Iran with a camera crew. At one point in his travels he said he saw a well-educated, impressive-looking woman cross the street and come up to him to say, “I want you to go home and tell your people that we are strong, and we are united.” [JAMES MUNK] THE KITSAP REGIONAL LIBRARY hosts international travel writer Rick Steves at 7 p.m. March 15, as part of their ‘Dinner w/ an Author Series,. No dinner w/ this author. Tickets are $25 benefitting the KRL Foundation. More @ www.krl.org, www.ricksteves.com

THE KITSAP COUNTY WOODCARVERS’ annual juried show brings carving art from around the state to Bremerton, like the ‘Miss and Mischief’ relief [pictured above] by Longview artist Janet Kann. The event is also a showcase for the array of local talent and youth that make up the 27-year-old Kitsap County Woodcarvers Club. This year’s 24th Annual Juried Show is March 13-14 @ the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E St. in Bremerton. Opens at 11 a.m. each day.

First Friday Art Walks ART GALLERIES IN BREMERTON and Bainbridge celebrate new work from 5-8 p.m. each First Friday of the month. This month in Bremerton, the downtown Bremerton library (612 5th St.) features the Bremerton Art Guild, while Alan Newberg’s collection of interpretive portraiture he calls “Green Fiends and Other Kitsap Characters” hangs at Collective Visions Gallery (331 Pacific Ave) and the Artists For Freedom and Unity (318 Callow Ave) host a ‘Cheap Ass Art Sale’ with free admission, live acoustic music and youthful shenanigans. On Bainbridge, BAC (151 Winslow Way) showcases ‘Art Couture’ while the Roby King (176 Winslow Way) has paintings from Robert Schlegel, BPA (200 Madison Ave.) has the photography of Josh Adams and the library (1270 Madison Ave.) features hands-on traditional weaving looms with native artist Peg Deam.

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MAYHEM NORTH BY SOUTHWEST We’re sitting in the control room of Monkey Trench Studios in Bremerton — Jack, Harley & Marshall Trotland (bass), Mike Herrera (singer/songwriter of MxPx) and me — listening to demos from a forthcoming Tumbledown record, and talking about this epic tour. After the clinking of bottles have settled, I ask again, “So... really, what does it take to make it out of Bremerton? Spontaneously, but almost simultaneously, all four dudes replied, “that way... and just keep driving.” And everybody laughed. “It really does seem like it takes a long time to get out of this town doesn’t it?” Herrera said, feigning contemplation.

regular tour, a lot of times your goal is just to get home safely, with everything in one piece, but I guess with South By Southwest. . . “ He pauses. Marshall chuckles, “...We’ll worry about that on the way home.” And everybody laughs.

[SXSW RENEGADES]

Though they’ve played Austin this time of year for the past two years, Tumbledown has yet to play an officially sanctioned South by Southwest showcase. They’ve never been on the list, so-tospeak. They’ve yet to be booked by one of the festival committees. (Though, this is the first year they submitted themselves, Herrera notes). Alternatively, each year, they’ve booked their own shows at clubs hen (and if) Tumbledown returns on the fringe and embarked on the couplefrom this month’s massive North thousand mile journey. This year, they’ve by Southwest excursion — from got a booking agent. “In a lot of ways, (SXSW) is the crossBremerton to the South By Southwest Music and Film Festival in Austin, Tx and back roads for music,” Herrera said. “It’s where — the band will have traveled more than you go to get noticed. It’s our Nashville. . . 7,000 miles, crossed 11 different states and Austin is our Nashville.” Austin, Tx., one of the most rampantly played upwards of two dozen shows. musical cities in the United States, is “Let’s see...” Herrera leans forward in home to SXSW, one his chair, pulling tour of the largest music dates from memory, festivals in the U.S. sounding a slight bit like Each spring, the festival Johnny Cash in that song takes over more than ‘I’ve been Everywhere.’ 80 venues in the heart “Longview, Boise, Utah, of the city, booking upColorado three shows, wards of 1,400 bands/ Oklahoma, Kansas, Arartists. Not to mention kansas... then, I think it’s the festival’s Film and Dallas, then Arkansas, MIKE HERRERA Interactive components. then Texarkana, then TUMBLEDOWN “They block off the Austin.” streets,” Jack described. “Then isn’t it back to “There’s just wall-to-wall people, and conArkansas or something?” Harley asks. stant live music going on all around you.” “No, OK,” Herrera backs up. “It’s Austin “But it’s like that even when it’s not South for the End Sounds South by Southwest By,” Marshall adds. “All those clubs are Pre-Party, then back to Arkansas, then always having live music. Like it is up here, Dallas and then we go to South By Southbut just imagine club after club after club.” west the night after Dallas, and we play During SXSW, in addition to the 1,000+ Plush. So, yeah, it’s gonna be… whoa.” festival-sanctioned shows, there’s also a He leans back, takes an excited breath. ton of non-SXSW-sanctioned shows going “But, at least it’s only a short drive on at surrounding venues, Herrera notes. from Dallas to Austin,” He adds, looking Which is where Tumbledown picks up its over to Jack with a smile. SX shows. It’s only about 200 miles from Dallas to “But you couldn’t tell the difference,” Austin. But it’s the 490-mile jaunt from Herrera added. Austin to Arkansas a couple nights before Last year, the band traveled to Austin that looks a bit daunting. And then there’s for a few shows during SXSW and came a 900-some-mile trek across the desert back with a record label putting out their two days later. But these guys are no self-titled debut full-length — in 2009 on rookies on the road. They’ve been down the Austin-based End Sounds. some of these very same trails before, This year, they’ll open the SX week from two previous SXSW trips in 2008 playing End Sounds’ SXSW pre-party and 2009 in addition to a handful of other March 16 with an all-star-cast DescenTumbledown tours over the past three dents tribute band Hope (including years. Herrera on some vox). Then, they’ll play “This one’s way more important,” Hertwo other SXSW fringe gigs March 19-20, rera said of the upcoming NXSW Tour. before heading off to San Antonio and “Because it’s the road to somewhere, not then more than 900-miles across the a road to nowhere. We have a goal. On a

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WHERE’S JACK? We’ll be keeping up w/ Tumbledown, and asking these kind of important questions for The NXSW Tour Blog which will include reports, snapshots, sound bytes & more from the band along their way to the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Tx. FOLLOW THE BLOG starting March 5 @ kitsapsmokestack.org/ tumbledowns-nxsw-blog. desert in three days to their next show in Tempe, Ariz. [See a breakdown of miles logged below.]

[DRIVING YOUR TANK]

Oddly, no one in the band seems to know what kind of gas mileage the van gets. Nonetheless, its fair to say they’ve gotten to know the rest of it rather intimately. They’re riding in style these days, leaving bench seats behind for four captain’s chairs and a bunk/gear rack which they built in the back in order to sleep four comfortably. They take turns driving by the tankful. One person drives for an entire tank, which is usually three-to-four hours if you’re driving straight, Harley points out. Unless you happen to find yourself on the side of a mountain in the middle of a snow storm — a predicament Harley faced on a recent tour., driving his stretch from Portland to Modesto. “They weren’t lettin’ anyone through, you know,” Harley said. “They’re laughing at us because we’ve got a trailer. But we gotta make it to the next show.” They were forced to pull over to put on snow chains before they’d be allowed through. But no one in the van had ever put on snow tires before.

Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, CO [ 63 m ]

[ 70 m ]

Oklahoma [ 601 m ]

Austin, Tx [ 79 m ]

San Antonio , TX

[ 979 m ]

Tempe, AZ

[ 368 m ]

[ 100 m ]

Fullerton, CA

San Diego, CA

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San Francisco, CA

Reddi


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11 explained. “There’s dudes with walkietalkies goin around, sayin, ‘Who are you? Tumbledown? Oh you’re not on the list. Park over there and load your gear from there. Like three blocks.’” “With no dollies, no nothing like that,” Jack added. “[Oliver] carried my bass drum that whole way,” Harley thought back. “That was badass.” This time around, Tumbledown will traveling w/ Austin singer/songwriter Andrew Anderson and Columbus, Ohio-band Two Cow Garage along most of the tour.

[ALBUMS, MERCH & SUCH]

Photo | Jered Scott Luckily, at least they’d invested in chains before they left, just in case. “We’d sent a buddy to pick them up,” Harley recalled. “But he didn’t get just the normal chains, he got like the Alaskan rock climbing chains. The ones with big old knuckles and stuff.” Harley struggles through getting the chains on and gets back on the road, climbing the pass. Ten or 15 minutes later, he hears chains clanking on metal. Getting out of the van, he finds that one of the Alaskan rock climbing chains had wrapped itself around the axle. It hadn’t been secured properly since no one knew how to put on snow chains. So Harley climbed under the van to try and free the chains. “It’s like 8 o’clock in the morning after driving all night,” he recalled unpleasantly. “It’s pouring down rain. A semi truck drives by, doesn’t even get over into the other lane, just douses me while I’m underneath the van.” He was able to free two of the three binds from beneath, but they end up having to take off the tire to unravel the third. Then they had to detour about an hour back through town to get the right set of chains properly secured. Halfway up the mountain the second time, they

a City, OK

Kansas City, MO Fayetteville, AR [ 259 m ]

[ 353 m ]

didn’t even need chains anymore, Harley laughed. But they made it to the show in Modesto just in time.

[IMPORTANCE OF A CREW]

On the way to another show — this time @ SXSW in Austin — Tumbledown loaded their into a club, in the middle of traffic. “Gridlock traffic,” Jack clarified. “Oliver [Peck, Texas-based tattoo artist/friend of the band] was in the trailer, sayin’, ‘Just shut the door man!’” Harley recounted. “We’re in the middle of traffic, you know, but we gotta get to the gig.” “So we shut Oliver in the trailer,” Marshall picked up the story, “unloaded some gear, shut the door, drove ten feet, came back, opened the door, pulled some more stuff out.” Marshall said he ended up separated from both the van and the rest of the band at one point. “And I was just like, um . . . I’m gonna go to the club . . . I know where it’s at . . . and I got my bass, I hope these guys show up,” he recalled. Another time in Austin, the band had to carry their gear from a parking spot, some three city blocks away, because they weren’t on the list. “If you’re not on the festival list, you can’t get in, they won’t let you in,” Harley Texarkana, TX

[ 238 m ]

On the road, merch is a lifeline. Having a decent stock of music and merch — and being able to sell that stock — is one of the few, truly guaranteed forms of income on tour. There’s not always a guarantee of payment working as a traveling musician. But whether the night had a good turnout or bad turnout, friendly or adversary club manager... it doesn’t even have to be at a show, you can always sell a CD. Or a T-Shirt. In the months and weeks leading up to this monstrous monthlong tour, Tumbledown’s been working on songs for a new album @ Herrera’s Monkey Trench Studio. I ask what they’re trying to accomplish with a new record. After a long pause, Herrera smiles. “Kick Ass,” he says. “Kick more ass,” Jack clarifies. “I think technically we need four million, don’t we?” Marshall jokes. “You know,” Herrera came back to the question. “I think this record’s definitely gonna be more serious than the last one. But at the same time, it’s a lot of songs about drinkin’, and it’s just a little bit more, you know, ‘Wow, these guys really have a drinking problem.’” Everybody laughs. We cheers to that. Herrera cues up a gritty, swingin tune he calls “Empty Bottles.” He says, because of some of its lyrical content, this should be the theme song for The NXSW Tour Blog which will be keeping us in touch with the band while they’re on the road over the next month... ‘We drink it all in Bremerton... The bar went dry in Austin... This train’s gone off the track... But we keep on coming back. Cause when the bottle goes down easy, I feel my troubles start to fade. That empty bottle does release me Out from a deep dark shade of gray.” Kind of like being on tour, I’m told. S FOLLOW TUMBLEDOWN’S NXSW Tour Blog, starting March 5 @ kitsapsmokestack.org... and also tumble down to myspace.com/tumbledowncountry.

Hot Springs, AR

Austin, TX [ 373 m ]

[ 490 m ]

[ 287 m ]

Dallas, TX

SXSW

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MILE LOG FROM BREMERTON TO AUSTIN & BACK [ 148 m ]

ing, CA

Medford, OR

[ 274 m ]

Portland, OR

[ 173 m ]

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Seatte, WA

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FOLLOWING THEIR RETURN from the more than 7,000-mile NXSW Tour, Tumbledown will join The New Old Stock and Handlebar Mustangs April 2 @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5, 9:30 p.m... more @ myspace.com/winterlandrocks.


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SPECIAL GUEST | JOHN DIAZ

Everybody Else

WAS HAVING A BAD DAY

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By John Diaz

ermes Vasques dreamt of freshly lain foundation bricks. The mortar bulged under the weight of new layers, which he carefully trimmed with the edge of his trowel. He stacked basalt bricks, one atop the other in the morning Texas sun. He felt good knowing that by high noon, his garage foundation would be complete. Suddenly, the structure started to collapse. He fell backward as bricks toppled into his lap. Hermes awoke with a start. A child of six or seven years was standing on his legs, climbing to a folding table behind him. A younger girl was hiding below the table, giggling. Hermes scooped up the child by the thighs and the jacket, and gave him a gentle toss onto the table. The kid landed on all fours, squealing in a mixture of protest and delight. Hermes stood up and straightened his shorts and shirt. Brushing away the imaginary kid dirt, he maintained an indignant posture. Over the top of the smaller dryers, he could see the two larger dryers that contained his laundry. Hermes’ two towels, sleeping bag, work pants and blue terry cloth bath robe were dry . . .


The Smokestack ... March, 2010 Hermes walked to the oversized dryer, and on the way across the laundry-mat, he noticed the mother of the children, eyeing him cross-ways. She maintained a neutral deadpan. Hermes opened the dryer, rolled up his sleeping bag and folded his towels. He smiled to himself as the children concluded their ambush. The little boy jumped off of the table, the little girl shrieked in anticipation. Hermes looked over to their mother and smiled. Their eyes met and he momentarily studied her face. She had high cheekbones and brown skin. Her eyes where large, stolid and brown. She had a classic small, but defined latino chin. It gave her otherwise round face a triangular shape. The largeness of her eyes, the high cheekbones, and the triangular shape of her jaw gave her a delicate feminine appeal. Hermes turned away and grabbed his bathrobe. The mother’s emotionless response to his smile made him feel low. But Hermes didn’t just feel low, he knew he was low. This awareness was a sociological instinct. He was a Dutch-Venezuelan who had immigrated to Houston when he was twelve. His father had been in America for five years, saving money before Hermes’ mother and siblings could be brought to Texas. Currently, Hermes was a homeless, recently divorced, unemployed bricklayer whose life seemed closed to opportunity. He was an American enigma. He never felt as if he belonged anywhere. Whereas his skin and eyes were brown, his features were European. He spoke Portuguese, Dutch and English. He did not, however, speak Spanish. Nearly every employer he’d ever worked for assumed he could. That assumption always made Hermes want to scream, although he never did. Hermes took the bathrobe into the restroom. He felt around in the pockets of the swimming trunks he was wearing. There was a bar of hotel soap, a double-bladed razor and a tooth brush in his right front pocket. His keys were in the left front, and his wallet in the rear right. He hung the robe on a hook on the back of the door. He was wearing flip-flops, swimming trunks and a tshirt that said “Busch Light, Drink of Champions.” It had a picture of a Mustang doing wheel-stands, outpacing a Mopar. Hermes stripped down to his boxers, which had pictures of fat babies in diapers, armed with bows and arrows with heart tips. Unwrapping the soap and lathering up his face, Hermes proceeded to shave off the stubble which gave away his homelessness. While shaving, he noticed that his armpits smelled like grilled onions and goat cheese. So he worked up a lather and began to scrub them out.

HE HUNG THE ROBE ON A HOOK ON THE BACK OF THE DOOR. HE WAS WEARING FLIP FLOPS, SWIMMING TRUNKS AND A T-SHIRT THAT SAID ‘BUSCH LIGHT, DRINK OF CHAMPIONS.’ IT HAD A PICTURE OF A MUSTANG DOING WHEEL-STANDS,

OUTPACING A MOPAR.

Hermes was leaning against the sink, with his face nearly against the mirror so that the dripping soap and water wouldn’t get all over the floor and his cupid boxers. Directly under his nose, in the glass of the mirror, someone had scratched “Tamara is a man purse.” While he rinsed the soap away, he heard a commotion between child and mother outside the restroom door. With one elbow against the sink mirror and his other hand rinsing soap out of the sink, Hermes was stunned and exposed when the restroom door burst open. The child that had been climbing on him earlier went right to the toilet, threw up the seat, and began to urinate. The mother followed, and was about to grab the kid when she noticed Hermes. He was behind the door, with his arms in the air, leaning against the sink with his hips in those absurd boxers. All he could honestly do was carry on. The mother looked away with a half smirk. She tried to hide her amusement. The kid took the cue, and finished proudly. The mother waited till the kid was done with his display, then grabbed him by the arm. She marched him out of the restroom without giving Hermes a second look. Hermes finished rinsing, dried with a paper towel, and collected his clothing off of the floor. Sitting on the ledge of the sink, he was able to pull his shorts on both legs at a time. The t-shirt followed, and the bath robe completed his attire. “Fuck’n A,” Hermes said to himself as he checked his posture in the small mirror. He studied his clean shaven face, regal blue robe and perfected the ensemble by adjusting the height of his swimming shorts. He re-checked his posture and put on a smile. Exiting the restroom, he noticed that he felt proud, not embarrassed in any way. He sat next to the dryer that was busy making his whites moisture free. ‘WHUMP WHUMP SH-WHUMP WHA WHA WHUMP’ went the socks, t-shirts, boxers, and stolen hotel linens in a regular sized dryer, almost dry. Hermes opened the dryer door, untangling the sheets that were holding up the pace of the socks and shirts. He looked up to catch the eyes of mother. She looked up simultaneously. Their eyes met. This time, her expression was understanding and slightly amused. “She doesn’t want me,” Hermes though to himself. “Shit, all I have is a bag of laundry and a sixty-nine Ford Galaxy.” He looked over, and noticed that she was looking at him again, this time more flatly. He let a proud smile flash across his face and shut the dryer door. Walking over to where she was sitting, he sat down and said, “Nice morning, eh, pretty lady?” with his best Texan accent. She pretended not to hear him, studying some diagram in the four month old magazine she was reading. Hermes leaned closer. “Sorry if I gave you a scare back there,” he said with as much empathy as his brick heart could conjure. “You should lock the door if your going to use a room like that,” she replied, raising her eyebrows playfully. “Ya... sorry... I don’t think straight when I travel.” He lied. “Where are you from?” She asked. “I’m Hermes from Houston,” he replied, offering his hand. “Marie,” she replied, taking his hand and shaking it curtly. “I’m also traveling,” she added as an after thought. “I’m from Boise, my aunt lives here in Detroit.” Hermes was surprised that she had no accent. But he deduced that she wasn’t lying, so he looked her in the eye and asked, “Would you like to get a drink with me, after I go to this job I got today?”

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The Smokestack ... March, 2010 “Sure, hold on,” she replied, stooping down to retrieve a pen out of her purse. Marie grabbed Hermes’ right arm and pushed up the big, loose, blue terry-cloth sleeve. She wrote her number on his forearm and finished with her name. She put one x and two o’s after her name. Hermes held up his arm for a while and examined her handiwork. He let his arm down, allowing the sleeve to slowly slide back into place and studied her smiling face. His heart was beating faster with a tinge of adrenaline, but otherwise, he felt calm. Hermes couldn’t help but notice that the two kids were staring at him. They appeared a little frightened. “I gotta get to this job.” Hermes lied again. He got up, threw his laundry in a bag and folded it quickly. He decided to leave the sheets in the dryer, since he no longer felt like using them as seat covers. As he turned to leave, he noticed the two kids still sitting quietly, studying him. He patted the little boy on the head on his way out, as if the kid was a ‘good dog.’ As Hermes started his old two-door ford, he noticed Marie and both of her children were watching him out of the laundry-mat window. He held up his arm, looked at the number written on it, put his hand to his ear as if it were a phone and pointed at Marie. She smiled and turned around. Hermes’ only job today, besides his laundry, was to talk to his unemployment counselor. He was intending on telling him that he didn’t want the employment office sending any more mail to his ex-wife’s house. He was leaving Detroit for good, and heading for Texas. And he didn’t want any more denials going to his ex’s house. Unemployment had been the final circumstance leading to divorce. He was simply too proud for the constant rejection. And he didn’t see any reason why he should be made to feel embarrassed because of events that were beyond his control. Mashing the accelerator to the floor, Hermes drove in a reckless fashion through a half abandoned Detroit suburb. The prospect of squatting in a freezing, old, dark house was in no way appealing to him. He pictured himself on a huge ranch in Texas, the sun warming his back, working happily for some old foreman. A sense of urgency overwhelmed him, and he mashed the peddle to the floor again. As the Galaxy 500 reared up, a cloud of blue smoke came out the back, and it stabbed loudly down the vacant four-lane arterial. There was a humorously large red cowboy hat in the passenger seat of the Galaxy. Hermes’ father had won it for him at a county fair when Hermes was a kid. He placed it on his head and admired the results in the rear view mirror. Smiling to himself, Hermes declared, “Goin’ to Texas.” As he neared the unemployment office, Hermes thought of Marie. The idea of whiskey, beer and romance seemed a fitting way to leave this cold industrial wasteland. Hermes pulled into the unemployment office parking lot swiftly. The Ford leaned obtusely as he made a wide arc for the only open parking spot he could see. Just as he pulled in, he put all of his strength into the e-brake The rear wheels locked up, and the car skidded into the spot obnoxiously. Hermes leapt out of the car and slammed the door. He walked erect, smiling hugely, with his flip-flops flip flopping. Pausing at the door, he admired his reflection in the tinted glass. He was wearing a flowing blue open bath robe. There were white shorts with the beer shirt underneath, and his head was crowned with the large red cowboy hat. He looked like a redneck version of Captain America. Hermes strutted up to the receiving desk majestically, smiling to himself about the image he’d just seen. “Hi Veronica, I’m here for my appointment with James,” he said with his best okey-dokey accent. Veronica’s facial expression betrayed her bad day. Her teased and dyed red perm vibrated with inner frustration. She passed the sign-in list to Hermes. He

HE LOOKED LIKE A REDNECK VERSION OF

CAPTAIN AMERICA.

placed his mark, tipped his hat and smiled at Veronica. She was not amused. So he quietly shuffled over to James’ cubicle and took a seat. Being as Hermes was a few minutes early, James wasn’t at his desk. He was most likely out back smoking his second cigarette, Hermes thought. James always smoked two cigarettes between clients. A task which only took him five minuets to accomplish. Hermes kicked off his flip-flops and pulled up a second chair to prop his feet on. His head, topped with his large red cowboy hat, was sticking out of the cubicle. “Mr. Vasques,” James addressed Hermes from behind. “I would like to get into my office now.” He sounded defeated. Hermes bunched his frame into the cubicle so as to let James in. “How’s your day, James?” He asked. James sat down and punched some numbers into his computer without replying. He looked at Hermes obliquely. A file popped onto the screen with a two-tone introduction, and James looked back to his computer screen. “I’m sorry Mr. Vasques,” he said in an unemotional tone. “But due to your union stipulations, we cannot offer any benefits until next June.” “I didn’t come here to talk to you about that.” Hermes said, lifting a conspiratorial eyebrow. “I came to tell you that I’ve adopted a new philosophy, and I won’t be needing your services anymore.” Hermes moved his feet from the second chair, placing them on the desk with a self-gratified sigh. James stared at the feet on his desk with both eyebrows pinching the middle of his forehead into worry lines. His face relaxed and he calmly turned back to meet Hermes’ complacent gaze. Hermes continued: “Also I would like to add; that I will be more free and happy not having to answer to stuffy guys like you.” Hermes paused and stretched his red cowboy hat into the hall further, balancing dangerously on the back legs of the chair. He rocked back and forth on the chair legs, looked up and added, “Just because I’m homeless, doesn’t mean that I need your money. I am requesting that you never send a single piece of mail to my old address again, as I don’t want my wife to see them anymore.” “Ex-wife” James corrected him. He picked up the phone and dialed a few numbers, then replaced the phone in its receiver. His eyes never left Hermes’ gaze. “You see James,” Hermes continued with honest empathy. “One day, you may find yourself in my position, and you’re just gonna have to smile more buddy.” He took his feet off the desk and sat up straight. The chair settling with a thump. James picked up a pen and nervously chewed the end. He regarded Hermes in a distracted manner. He seemed to be looking just past him. Hermes followed James’ eyes. Just as he began to turn sideways, he felt a sharp pain in the back of his neck. “Now just calm down, Mr. Vasques,” a deep commanding voice said from behind. White light clouded his vision and Hermes slid off the chair into a heap on the worn musty unemployment office carpet. His bright red cowboy hat fell to the floor and the blue robe covered him like a blanket. Two large orderlies dressed in white placed Hermes onto a stretcher. Hermes looked vacantly into the gentle baby blue eyes of the orderly. The nicely trimmed blonde goatee seemed somehow relaxing. While the orderlies carried him away, his blue terry cloth robe dragged along the floor, Hermes was heard repeatedly sputtering, “Can I bring my hat?” S [John Diaz is also the drummer of the Bremerton punk band Y.I.A. and a steward of the AFU.]


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THE SMOKESTACK COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TOURING UKULELE VIRTUOSO Jake Shimabukuro, of Honolulu, HI, returns to Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre w/ dinner @ 6:30, show at 8 p.m. March 13, 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $30/$26/$18 — $61 w/ dinner. More in LIVE MUSIC and at www.jakeshimabukuro.com. Promo Photo: jakeshimabukuro.com.

ART GALLERIES ~March Exhibits~

‘ART COUTURE,’ an exhibit of “daring new styles and trends” from Bainbridge Arts & Crafts fashion artists will hang March 5-29 @ The Gallery, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Artists include: Alisa Moore, Lynn Brunelle, Brian Fisher, Gennielynn Martin, Morgan Brig and more. A reception is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. March 5. More @ www. bacart.org. ROBERT SCHLEGEL will feature a series of new works in oil and acrylic during March @ The Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. An artists reception is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. March 5. More @ www.robykinggalleries.com, robertschlegel. blogspot.com. SHIRLEY SKIFSTAD, a local emphatic realist painter, will be the featured artist during March @ The Global

Bean, 2071 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. More @ www. theglobalbean.com. ‘GREEN FIENDS and Other Kitsap Characters,” a collection of narrative portraiture by Bremerton painter Alan Newberg will be featured during March at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. An artist’s reception is slated for First Friday, 5-8 p.m. March 5. More @ www. collectivevisions.com. ‘THE WINNER’S CIRCLE,’ The Sidney Art Gallery hosts the first place winners from last year’s Annual Helen Norris Open Art Show — Lynda Lindner, Beverly Pedersen and Bobbi Loudon — March 3-31. An artists’ reception is slated for 1-4 p.m. March 7 @ The Sidney, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. More @ www. sidneymuseumandarts.org. CHEAP ASS ART SALE the Artists For Freedom and Unity

will be hosting an uberaffordable art show with work from gallery artists, acoustic music, free admission and drinks in the back starting at 6 p.m. March 5 @ the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. More @ myspace.com/artfreeunity. BREMERTON ART GUILD, the downtown Bremerton Library will feature the Bremerton Art Guild during March, with a reception slated for First Friday 5-8 p.m. March 5, 612 5th St. in Bremerton. Free. More @ www.krl.org. ‘KWEE-ULK: From the Center,” the Bainbridge Public Library features a collection of traditional Salish-style work by local artist Peg Deam through March. An artist’s reception — with weaving looms on hand for visitors to experience — is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. March 5, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www.krl.org.

‘GOSPEL FROM THE LAND’ Bainbridge Performing Arts’ lobby gallery features the photography of Josh Anderson during March in an exhibit guided by institutional education as well as by the skiing community and industry. An artist’s reception slated for 5 p.m. March 10 @ BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

~Opportunites for Artists~

CALLING ALL YOUNGINS the Artists For Freedom and Unity is hosting a 21-andunder art show Friday April 2 @ The AFU Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. There will be no hanging fees all month, artists of all media welcome. Call 360 782-1529 or contact myspace.com/ artfreeunity. THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR is calling for artists for its summer and winter editions slated for Aug. 13-15 and Dec. 3-5 re-

spectively. Deadlines are March 20 (summer) and July 31 (winter). Applications are available at www.bistudiotour.com. All regional artists invited, Bainbridge artists get priority. Contact Dinah @ 206.842.0504.

AT THE LIBRARY

~March Happenings~

‘GREAT DECISIONS,’ a free, drop-in discussion series co-sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library and the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, will discuss the topics “Kenya and R2P” Feb. 27, “Global Crime” March 6, “U.S. and China Security Relations” March 20 and “The Persian Gulf” March 27 at 9 a.m. each day @ the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www.krl.org. 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


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16 Bremerton. Free. Teens and adults welcome. More @ www.krl.org. ‘LIVING BOOKS,’ Check out a new point of view through a one-on-one conversation with a ‘living book’ — a person of a different/unique culture or lifestyle. Living Books will be sitting for 30-minute conversations from 1-4 p.m. March 6 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ www. bainbridgepubliclibrary.com. TUESDAY USED BOOK SALES, The Silverdale Library hosts book sales from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday at 3450 NW Carlton Road in Silverdale. More @ www.krl.org. THREE OPERATIC GREATS, renowned local opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead presents a series on Scandinavian Opera Greats Kirsten Flagstad (March 14), Lauritz Melchior (March 21) and Birgit Nilsson (March 28) at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. More @ www.krl.org, www.normsoperaplus. com. ‘A YEAR IN THE ANDES’ Bainbridgebased educator Anne Greeott, who spent last year on a Fulbright exchange teaching English in a Peruvian city known as “The Craft and Festival Capital of the Central Andes,” will speak and show pictures for the Traveler Bookstore’s Travelogue Series at 7:30 p.m. March 17 @ the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. More @ www.krl.org.

THE WRITTEN WORD ~Sunday, Feb. 28~

MALAYSIAN-BORN AUTHOR Christina Arokiasamy will read from and talk about her book “The Spice Merchant’s Daughter” at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com, www. christinaarokiasamy.com.

~Monday, March 1~

NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR Jamie Ford reads from “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” the story of a Seattle hotel owner who discovers a basement full of belongings left by Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps 44 years prior @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. 7:30 p.m… More @ www.eagleharborbooks. com, www.jamieford.com.

~Sunday, March 7~

URBAN HORTICULTURIST Linda Chalker-Scott reads from her book “The Informed Gardener Blooms Again,” a follow up to “The Informed Gardener” @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Thursday, March 11~

MUSEUM OF HISTORY & INDUSTRY His-

torian Lorraine McConaghy reads from her book “Warship Under Sail” recounting the USS Decatur’s exploits during its years voyaging the Pacific @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. 7:30 p.m… More @ www. eagleharborbooks.com.

~Sunday, March 14~

EXPLORER/ACTIVIST Erin McKittrick will read from her book “A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski,” about a complete humanpowered journey from Seattle to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages… More @ www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Monday, March 15~

TRAVEL WRITER RICK STEVES will talk about his book “Travel As A Political Act,” touching on his recent travels to Iran and more at 7 p.m. March 15 at the North Kitsap Community Auditorium, 1881 Hostmark St. in Poulsbo as part of the Kitsap Regional Library’s Dinner With An Author Series. No food for this event. Tickets are $25 to benefit the KRL Foundation. More @ www.krl.org, www.ricksteves.com.

~Sunday, March 21~

MEMOIRIST Barbara Clarke will read from her memoir “Close to Home,” about settling down in a small town in the Pacific Northwest after 40 moves in her lifetime @ Eagle Harbor Books. 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages… more @ www.eagleharborbooks.com. ~Wednesday, March 24~ ASHLEY MERRYMAN, co-author of “NurtureShock” with Po Bronson, will share the latest thinking on how to raise and inspire children at 7 p.m. March 24 @ the Kitsap Mall Barnes & Noble in Silverdale. Sponsored by the Kids Discovery Museum. More @ www.kidimu.org.

~Thursday, March 25~

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR Barbara Winther and Gary Loverich will read from their book “Let It Go, Louie,” about the history of a Croation family in Puget Sound and Bainbridge Island’s fishing industry @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. 7:30 p.m… More @ www.eagleharborbooks. com.

~Opportunities for Writers~

FIELD’S END WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLE, Local thrillier/true crime writer Anthony Flacco will lead the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable on the topic “From the Screen in Your Mind to the Page in Your Hands” at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free, open to writers of all ages and styles. More @ www.fieldsend.org. 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. 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.

ON STAGE

~Auditions for Actors~

AUDITIONS FOR ‘SPITFIRE GRILL’ The Jewel Box Theatre will hold auditions for “Spitfire Grill” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and again at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Call (360) 297-0848 for an appointment and prepare a song. More @ www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

~Live Theater~

CSTOCK PLAYS The Smalltown, USA musical ‘The Music Man’ through March 7 with curtains at WHAT TIME Fridays and Saturdays, WHAT TIME Sundays. A special performance Feb. 27 benefits Knights of Columbus scholarships. More @ www. cstock.org. SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies w/ seven actors and puppets, at 7 p.m. March 5 @ The Admiral Theatre, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages. Tickets are $23/$19/$14, family pack of $35. More @ www.admiraltheatre.org, www.seattleshakespeare.org. THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW, the Jewel Box Theatre’s resident improv troupe Presents: “A Man From Dogfish Creek,” a fully-improvised Western Musical at 8 p.m. March 5 and 6 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students or through brownpapertickets.com. More @ www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org, myspace.com/improvrox. THE EDGE & THE VOILA QUESTION, one of Yale University’s oldest comedy groups, presents a late-night (Blue) improv show @ 10 p.m. March 6, preceded by the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ resident improv troupe The Edge, which takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. @ BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets to the Edge are $15/$10, the Voila Question is pay-what-you-can with proceeds benefiting the Mercy Corps mission in Haiti. ‘THE GRAPES OF WRATH’ Bainbridge Performing Arts presents the John Steinbeck novel adapted for the stage by Frank Galati, directed by Kate Carruthers, playing March

19-28 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24, $28 for seniors, students, military and teachers. There will be a pay-what-you-can-preview at 7:30 p.m. March 18. More @ www. bainbridgeperformingarts.org. ‘SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD’ a CSTOCK teen/young adult performance, about the stories and characters of today and the songs for a new world, plays March 19-28 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays @ CSTOCK, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Tickets and more info @ www.cstock.org. ‘HARVEY’ Western Washington Center for the Arts presents a spring bonus show, added to its regular season, as Liam Sanchez directs Mary Chase’s “Harvey,” playing March 19 through April 11 @ WWCA, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets, showtimes and more @ www.wwca.us. THEATRICAL LITERATURE, the Jewel Box Theatre will host staged readings of “Mere Mortals” ad more at 8 p.m March 27, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets and more @ www. jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

~Magic~

CUTTING EDGE MAGICIAN Curtis Adams unleashes a new era of magic, with two shows at 3 and 8 p.m. March 27 @ the Admiral Theatre, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. May be too extreme for young children. Tickets are $25/$20/$15, $35 family pack… More @ www.admiraltheatre. org, www.curtisadams.com.

ON FILM

~Special Showings~

‘A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE’ (1951) is the featured film for the Island Film Group’s next meeting, 7-9 p.m. March 10 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The group meets every second wednesday of the month for films and discussion. Free. More @ www.krl.org. ‘ON THE WATERFRONT’ (1954) will be featured at 7 p.m. March 17 for Sylvan Way Movie Night at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Free. All Ages. More @ www.krl.org. ‘SOUTH PACIFIC’ (1958) is the next in the Admiral Theatre’s Classic Film Series at 7:30 p.m. March 26, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets are $7… More @ www. admiraltheatre.org. ‘TALE OF TWO CITIES’ (1958) is the featured film for the Poulsbo Ford Film Group’s next meeting 7 p.m. March 31 @ the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month for film and discussion with local film buff Charlie Wise facilitating. More @ www.krl.org.


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~Indie/Art Houses~

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.

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 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 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

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.

~Multi/Mega Plexes~

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. 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 calling 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.

~Beyond Kitsap~

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

LIVE MUSIC

~Saturday, Feb. 27~

AUTONOMADIC w/ Maklak, The Spillbillies and more tba @ The AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 donation, doors @ 6 p.m… myspace.com/artfreeunity. NUX VOMICA (PDX) w/ Order of the Vulture (PDX), Countdown to Armageddon, Generation Decline and Irony @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $6 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... Bremerton Pyrate Punx Present... myspace.com/bremertonpyratepunx. BIG JOHN BATES & THE VOODOO DOLLS w/ Reverend Dead Eye’s No Man Gospel Band, Hard Money Saints and James Hunnicutt @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $10 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/ winterlandrocks.

~Monday, March 1~

THE SEPARATION [California Hardcore] w/ Generation Decline, In Debt, POWER, White Wards and Bully @ The AFU Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 donation, doors @ 6 p.m... myspace.com/artfreeunity.

~Tuesday, March 2~

OC JAZZLINE & JAZZ BAND’S Winter Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. March 2 @ The Roxy Theater, 270 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Free Admission. More @ www.olympiccollege.edu in the current student section.

~Wednesday, March 3~

THE HEIMLICH FAILED w/ Fallen, Post Harbor and more tba @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

~Friday, March 5~

THE ASSASINATORS w/ Red, White & Die, Cuntry Cuntroll, The Them and Crushproof Juicebox, a benefit for pyrite radio @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m… myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. MARILYN KAY & COMPANY [Local Bluegrass] @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscoffeehouse.com. THE THEM w/ Kids on Fire and guests tba @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

~Saturday, March 6~

DREADFUL CHILDREN w/ YIA, Puke & Rally, Shit Gets Smashed, Vs the World and Total Wreck @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. ART & COLLEEN’S BIRTHDAY BASH w/ KEG, Artimus Maximus, Legends on Heroin and The Fixt @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace. com/winterlandrocks. THE INFAMOUS SWANKS [Sacremento Swagger Rock] w/ The Dicers (Ore.) and guests tba @ The Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton, hosted by

17 Silverdale merchant The RockIt Roost. 21+, $5 cover… myspace.com/ therockitroost, www.therockitroost. com.

~Wednesday, March 10~

DREADED KNUCKLES [Rasta Thrash] w/ guests tab @ The Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m… myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

~Friday, March 12~

JIM BYBEE [North Kitsap Guitar Virtuoso] @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscoffeehouse.com. CARESSA’S BIRTHDAY SHOW w/ Cunt Ripping Faggots, Dyslexic 33 and James Hunnicutt @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. AN EVENING WITH The Band Formerly Known As Alligators @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m… myspace. com/winterlandrocks.

~Saturday, March 13~

PEARLS w/ Erik Anarchy and guests tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace. com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. RUXTON TOWERS w/ Chyeah! Chyeah!, The Dividing Line, The Feel Flow Expo and Rory OK & The Worst Band Ever @ The Coffee Oasis, 822 Burwell St. in Bremerton. All Ages, $5 cover, 7 p.m… myspace.com/thecoffeeoasisjf UKELELE VIRTUOSO Jake Shimabukuro plays everything from classic rock to classical music on ukelele w/ dinner at 6:30, show at 8 p.m. March 13 @ The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages. Tickets are $30/$26/$18 — $61 w/ dinner. More @ www.admiraltheatre.org, www. jakeshimabukuro.com.

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GIL YSLAS & RICK MAY [Local Celtic Duo] @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscoffeehouse.com. STUART HAGAR [Local Acoustic 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. DAY OF THE TENTACLE w/ Landing Party and guest tba @ The Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. 21+ $5 cover, 9 p.m… myspace. com/manettesaloon. DIRTY CHANGE UP w/ Variety Hour and guests tba @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

~Wednesday, March 17~

MARILYN KAY & COMPANY [Local Bluegrass] @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 7 p.m... www.theglobalbean. com.

AYSEMMETRIC WARFARE w/ Sarafan (Az.) and guests tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, 7 p.m.... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue.

~Friday, March 19~

THE BLICKENSTAFF-GRABER DUO [Music for Viola & Violin] @ Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, $14 adv/$17 d.o.s., 7 p.m… www. collectivevisions.com. COUNTRY CAPERS [Local Celtic/Nordic Duo] @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com. THE IRISH ROVERS [Irish Music Ambassadors] @ The Admiral Theatre, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets are $35/$29/$22, $66 w/ dinner @ 6:30 p.m… more @ www.admiraltheatre.org, www.irishrovers. info.

~Satruday, March 20~

ROBIN FILLER AND FRIENDS [Jazz/Blues/Lounge] @ The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All Ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

ANDY & SHAWN [Local Acoustic Folk Rock] @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Age, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, 8 p.m... www.theglobalbean.com. CANDYSOUND w/ Rory OK & The Worst Band Ever and The Shining Skulls @ The HiFidelity Lounge, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. 21+, $4 cover,

9 p.m... myspace.com/thehifidelitylounge. TONY’S BIRTHDAY w/ Robot Pi and Ruxton Towers performing Weezer’s entire “Blue Album” @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9:30 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

~Friday, March 26~

LIBRETTO w/ Atomic Bride, Govinda, Teiton Drive and more tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. JAMES HUNNICUTT w/ Slow Poisoner (Ca) @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m... myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

~Saturday, March 27~

ALLIGATORS [Final Show] w/ guests tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. ANJA-CLAIRE McELVANEY [Cellist/Vocalist] @The Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All ages, By Donation, 7:30 p.m... www. pegasuscofffeehouse.com. THE KAMIKAZES w/ Pivot Point and Abused @ Win-


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~Ongoing in March~

JAZZ/POP/BLUES PIANIST Caroline plays @ every Thursday night in March, followed by an Olympic High School vocal jazz group March 11 @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. All Ages, Cup of Coffee for the Cover, music starts @ 6 p.m... www.theglobalbean.com. BLUEGRASS/CELTIC JAM SESSIONS are held at 7 p.m. March 3 (bluegrass), March 10 (celtic) and March 24 (celtic) @ The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Free and open to all musicians... www. theglobealbean.com. OPEN MIC @ 7 p.m. every Thursday in March @ Steel City Cafe, 2513 Sixth St. in Bremerton. All Ages, no cover, 7 p.m... myspace.com/

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~Friday, April 2~

THE ASSASINATOR’S 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 Pull Out Quick, Adamant Allies, A New Agenda and more tba @ The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m.... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue.

~Friday, April 9~

THE WALKING TOXINS [California Punk Rock] w/ guests tba @ Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover, 9 p.m.. myspace. com/winterlandrocks. A BENEFIT FOR HAITI w/ Crushproof Juicebox, Gackstatter, Monochromatic

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Stains, Courage for a Lion & more TBA. All Ages, Bar w/ ID, $5 cover, doors @ 7 p.m... all proceeds benefit the Haiti Relief through the Red Cross... myspace.com/ thecharlestonmusicvenue.

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~Saturday, April 10

MIRACLE MAX w/ Friday At The Lake, The Great Alone 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. (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 kitsapsmokestack@gmail.com)

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MARCH 2010

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Generation Decline & more @ AFU... 7 pm, All Ages

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Red, White & Die & more @ CMV... 7 pm, All Ages

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The Infamous Swanks @ MS... 9 pm, 21+ KEG w/ Artimus Maximus & more @ WL... 9:30 pm, 21+

Chyeah! Chyeah! & More @ CO... 7 pm, All Ages

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Jim Bybee @ PC... 7:30 pm, All Ages

21 28 LEGEND: CMV= The Charleston CO = The Coffee Oasis TGB = The Global Bean

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WL = Winterland MS = Manette Saloon THI = The Hot Iron HF = The Hi Fidelity

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PC = Pegasus Coffeehouse DI = The Drift Inn CVG = Collective Visions AFU = Artists for Freedom and Unity

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Ruxton Towers’ ‘Blue Album’ @ WL... 9:30 pm, 21+

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James Hunnicutt & more @ WL... 9:30 pm, 21+

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Assasinators CD Release @ CMV... 7 pm, All Ages Ranger & The Rerrangers @ TGB... 8 pm, All Ages

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The Charleston’s 2-Year Ann. @ CMV, 7pm, Alll Ages

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