Upbeat on Jackson Concert

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:00 am all-day
Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 South Jackson Street, Seattle,WA 98144, USA

On December 20th at 7:30pm the Nu Black Arts West Theatre will perform hits from their show Dark Divas at the next Upbeat on Jackson concert. The show will feature stories and cover songs of legendary singers Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, Bessie Smith and others. Nu Black Arts West Theatre is the oldest African American theatre company in the Pacific Northwest. Join us for this FREE community show!

CHS Video | Party ’til you puke in Pike/Pine with Deadkill

In early October as he discussed efforts to quell street crime in the neighborhood, East Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis said he was “alarmed” and “appalled” at the level of over-intoxication he saw while walking through Pike/Pine on a weekend patrol.

This new Pike/Pine-rich video for the song Shakes from Good to Die Records group Deadkill sends up the party-til-you-puke vibe in a pretty perfect way. Though, warning, it does contain simulated vomit *and* a Cha Cha bar trick that I’d prefer you not try when I have my laptop out and am trying to work. Also contains several E Pike backdrops. Also makes an excellent companion piece to Taco Cat’s gentrification + power pop Bridge to Hawaii.

Upbeat on Jackson

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm @ 7:30 PM
Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 South Jackson Street, Seattle,WA 98144, USA

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods are pleased to announce the next show in the Upbeat on Jackson Community Concert Series at Ernestine Anderson Place.

Upbeat on Jackson, a series of free monthly concerts, kicked off in August with a stop on Mary McBride’s Home Tour and will continue throughout the year. On Saturday, November 22nd, the series will proudly feature Sumi Tonooka and The m9. The show begins at 7:30pm (doors at 7pm) and is free and open the public.

Jazz pianist, Sumi Tonooka, has been in the business of composing inventive and compelling music for over 30 years. A mentee of legends Mary Lou Williams and Kenny Barron, she is at home with nearly every style of jazz: bebop, swing, hard-bop and modern. Her impressive portfolio includes accolades and awards from the New York Times, Jazz Times, American Composers Orchestra and The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. She will be joined by a trio of jazz musicians on November 22nd to delight the crowd with a full set of her own compositions as well as works by John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.

The m9 will open for Sumi Tonooka’s trio. The m9 is a multi-piece brass ensemble that specializes in playing traditional Balkan and Greek music. The energetic band is sure to grab the audience’s attention with their unique global fusion of east meets west.

All shows take place at Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 S. Jackson St., Seattle. The building is named for Seattle resident Ernestine Anderson, one of the great jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. The concert series is meant to honor her musical legacy and bring community members together to create fun and entertaining events that celebrate the history of the neighborhood. The series also allows LIHI to bring free high-quality music to seniors and low income people who don’t often have access to events of this nature.

Short Run Beach Party with La Luz & The Shivas

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle,WA 98122, USA

Surf’s up this November in Seattle! After the SHORT RUN Comix & Arts Festival wraps up, we’ll transform Washington Hall into a 21+ beach bash with microbrews, leis, a photo booth, and the musical awesomeness of The Shivas and La Luz, with Hollow Earth Radio’s DJ Domenica spinning between sets!

6th annual Seattle Slack Key Festival

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Town Hall Theater, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle,WA 98101, USA

The Sixth Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines features many of the Hawai‘i’s Master Musicians including: Ledward Kaapana Mike Kaawa,, Kenneth Makuakane, Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson, Peter Moon, Jeff Au Hoy, Nathan Aweau, John Cruz, Patrick Landeza and more. Emcees Skylark Rossetti and Braddah Gomes and Hula Halau Pulamahiaikelikolehua add to this fantastic line-up. We’ll also enjoy Hawaiian tropical flowers and prize drawings.

R-Day Pre Party

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm @ 4:00 PM
Western Neon, 2902 4th Avenue South, Seattle,WA 98134, USA

Come and enjoy BEER, music, food, and neon bending demonstrations all in celebration of the one year anniversary of the “R” returning to the top of the The ORB (Old Rainier Brewery) sponsored by Western Neon, Inc., Rainier Brewing Company, Columbia Distributing Co, and Casual Industrees.

Party Details:
Beer Sponsored by Rainier Brewing Co. and Columbia Distributing Co.
Music by Tip to Base
Skillet Street Food
Mad Dawg’s Hot Dogs
Rainier Grazers
Photo-op with 8 Foot Rainier Jubilee Can

The party will kick off a full weekend of fun that includes; a pub crawl on Friday at 2:00PM with photo opportunities with an 8 foot tall replica of the Rainier Jubilee Can and a tailgate at the Washington Husky Football game on Saturday.

PLEASE RSVP so we can make sure we have enough beer and food for everyone!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Vermillion, 1508 11th Avenue, Seattle,WA 98122, USA


justine chan (music, prose)
the only trio (jazz)
kelly froh (comic, visual)
morgayne o’neill (prose)
keith moul (poetry)

open mic to close the night

all ages always free

Central Seattle airwaves make room for KXSU and KHER radio

New -- much smaller -- towers are coming to E Union and 12th Ave (Image: Jeanine Anderson via Flickr)

New — much smaller — towers are coming to E Union and 12th Ave (Image: Jeanine Anderson via Flickr)

We’re broadcasting this story via the Internet to tell you that two Capitol Hill area radio stations are making progress toward broadcasting via the air above Capitol Hill and the Central District — and about 3.5 miles in all directions as the crow flies.

Earlier this spring, CHS reported on efforts at Seattle University’s student station KSUB and Central District online broadcaster Hollow Earth Radio to secure low power FM broadcast permission from the FCC and deploy new meatspace broadcasting towers and equipment.

Both Hollow Earth and Seattle U’s station announced this week that they have secured construction permits from the FCC. Continue reading

There is still time to ‘save’ Chop Suey as a Capitol Hill music venue

From the building owner’s perspective, there’s plenty of time to work out a deal to save Chop Suey as a music venue said Scott Shapiro, owner since 2005 of the building that houses the Capitol Hill music venue and nightclub.

In February, the asking price for the business — not Shapiro’s building — had been $375,000, according to a listing on a real estate agent’s site found by CHS. The listing – for an “undisclosed bar and club on Capital Hill” – claimed Chop Suey grosses more than $903,000 annually. Capital, indeed.

In recent weeks, the asking price dropped to $99,950.

The agent did not return calls for comment.

Shapiro said the current tenant has “at least a few more years” left on its lease. The building, he said, already has a Class 1 hood, so a conversion to a restaurant would be eased, but that’s not necessarily what his investment company wants. While Shapiro said he’s not ruling out any prospective tenants, he’d like to see it remain a nightlife destination. Continue reading

Filthy and Divine: A John Waters Tribute

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm @ 7:30 PM
Columbia City Theaterbu

“Atropa Productions proudly presents Filthy and Divine: A Tribute to John Waters. A night of Cry Baby cabaret, divine drag and burlesque bizarre with some very talented performers.
All at the gorgeous Columbia City Theater!
Don’t miss this strange and spectacular show!”

Doors are 730 and show starts at 8pm sharp!

Backseat Bettie
MissAlex Kennedy
Ivy DuPri
Solange Corbeau
Queenie O’Hart
Cherry Tart
Boom Boom L’Roux
Jacqueline Hyde
Sylvia Steiglemyer -aka Sylvia O’Stayformore
Eric J Lowell-aka Honey Bucket

Featuring Music by:
Lady Krishna’s Peppermint Lounge

And the delightful and comedic host Jeffrey Robert!

Purchase tickets here! $7 adv / $12 at the door


Upbeat on Jackson

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm @ 7:30 PM
Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 South Jackson Street, Seattle,WA 98144, USA

Upbeat on Jackson, a series of free monthly concerts kicked off in August with a stop on Mary McBride’s Home Tour. On Saturday, September 20th the Ernestine Anderson Place stage will welcome one of Seattle’s most powerful funk bands, Septimus, led by guitarist Herman Brown.

Septimus will perform on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at Ernestine Anderson Place – 2010 S. Jackson St. Septimus is a Seattle based group recently given attention as part of the 2009 documentary film “Wheedle’s Groove.” The group formed in the early 70s and has been an integral part of the Seattle soul and funk scene ever since. Leader Herman Brown was part of the Motown group “Ozone,” and has played with Sammy Davis, Jr, Billy Preston, Teena Marie, Shalimar and Al Green.

Being a family band of musicians, songwriters, producers and performers has greatly added to the longevity of this talented group. In the 70s and 80s, Septimus operated a rehearsal studio in the Fremont area of Seattle and provided practice space for some of Seattle’s famous grunge bands. Septimus is comprised of Frankie B (vocals & keyboards), Coleman ‘Bluesman’ Brown (guitar), Ronald Abraham Brown (bass) and Herman HB Brown (guitar).

In keeping with true community spirit, the show is free and open to the public and will also feature additional local musicians and Ernestine Anderson Place residents. The powerful Seattle based, Black Stax, which combines new hip hop and soul, will open for Septimus. Black Stax is comprised of MC Jace ECAj and vocalist Felicia Loud. Their music carries messages of social justice and community uplift delivered in an eclectic urban sound laced with jazz and 70s-era soul.

WEST AFRICA LIVE! A Festival of Music, Food & Dance

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle,WA 98101, USA

Gambia Health Education Liaison Project (GambiaHELP) presents WEST AFRICA LIVE! – a celebration of West African arts and culture.

Experience exhilarating music and dance, sample traditional foods, stroll through a marketplace of handmade African goods, and share stories with visiting Gambians and other travelers. All ages welcome. Profits will benefit a village school in The Gambia.

Performances will include dancing, singing and drumming by Gansango Music & Dance Company, and the enchanting music of the 21-string Mandinka harp played by kora masters Kane Mathis & Sean Gaskell. There will be hands-on activities for children, traditional West African dishes from Bantaba African Restaurant, and wine, beer, and nonalcoholic ginger and hibiscus drinks.

GambiaHELP is a Seattle-based nonprofit that seeds health, education and small-business projects in The Gambia. For more information about the organization or this event, visit www.GambiaHELP.org or call Shelby Tarutis at 206-660-5826.

CHS Video | Capitol Hill + gentrification + power pop = Bridge to Hawaii

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I’m guessing not the destinations that you had in mind
Your brain’s unraveling, the endless traveling
And you can’t go up, jump into the ocean

Tacocat’s newly released video for their song Bridge to Hawaii is a Capitol Hill classic: Bummed out people in the rain bitching about buildings getting torn down get together for a Rav 4 Geo Tracker Hawaii party. Happens. All. The. Time.

h/t to @whitnud and, of course, @TacocaTs.

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