Monday, October 3, 2011

Come As You Aren't! The 5th Annual Halloween Battle of The Bands 10/29

For the fifth year in a row, local rockers are going incognito for Skylark’s "Come As You Aren't" Halloween battle of the bands. This show is always free!

All fourteen acts have 3 songs each to wow the crowd and judges, as they out-rock and glam each other for possession of the coveted Golden Cowbell™. Is that Clutch Douglass or Salt 'n' Pepa? Hotels or The Misfits? Behold the supergroup formed from Stevedore and Mannequin BBQ as they channel The Supremes, and shiver as experimental duo Perish The Island entertains with selections from Goblin's soundtrack to Suspiria. Diversity and virtuosity have always set this event apart, and this year's lineup is no exception.

Set times are approximate:
8:00pm Willow & Kevin Wood as GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS
8:20pm Perish The Island as GOBLIN (Suspiria soundtrack)
8:40pm Julia Massey & The Jesus Rehab as ARCADE FIRE
9:00pm Bone Cave Ballet as BJORK
9:20pm Supernauty as THE RAMONES
9:40pm To The Sea as R.E.M.
10:00pm The Mangles as HUSKER DU
10:20pm The Stevedore & Mannequin BBQ as THE SUPREMES
10:40pm Hobosexual as CREAM
11:00pm Clutch Douglass as SALT 'N' PEPA
11:20pm D.evolution.Aires as ZZ TOP
11:40pm Sweet Secrets as THE CURE
12:00am Like Lightning as THE PRETENDERS
12:10am Hotels as THE MISFITS

KEXP DJ and founding member of the Young Evils Troy Nelson, two-time Golden Cowbell winner Lori Campion, Seattle Subsonic writer Dave O'Leary, and Skylark owner-booker Jessie SK will judge the bands. 

The Golden Cowbell and runner-up prizes will be awarded shortly following the last set.

This event is free, 21+, and has always been Skylark's biggest night of the whole year. 
Saturday, October 29. 7:00pm.

Stop by for Hangover Halloween Brunch on 10/30...9am to 3pm! 

Monday 10/31 will be a karaoke Halloween party.

Second Open Mic Night, Hosted By Blvd Park, Every Tuesday!

If you've tried to get onto the open mic list and shown up at any point after 8:30pm lately, you may have been disappointed. Open mic has been popular this much so that we have added a second opportunity for you to perform!

This open mic differs from our Wednesday open mic; it will be acoustic-only, all ages for the first two hours, and hosted by Brian Ballentine and Tekla Watefield of local band Blvd Park. They are calling it the...

Artist Performance Series 
All ages 7-9pm, 21+ 9-11pm

"What we aim to present is an opportunity for any and all artists/performers of all ages to showcase/rehearse/preview their art form in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Keeping an overall acoustic/mellow vibe in mind; we're calling all singer/songwriters, poets, comedians, local and touring bands, aspiring actors/actresses, puppeteers etc to bring songs, instrumentation, poetry, comedy, performance art, monologues, etc to life in an intimate, fun, welcoming, encouraging and supportive setting."

For more information: 
(916) 257-0079