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Bakelite 78

Bakelite 78

Americana / Vaudeville / Jazz Seattle, WA  US


  • Fri

    Apr 22

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm

    In the 14 years of The Bad Things existence, the band has played a variety of venues; from swanky cabarets and concert halls, to music festivals, breweries, schoolhouses, underground speakeasy's and punk rock dive bars. The latter has always been the true spiritual home of the band however. The character's that inhabit their songs are daily drinkers that spend their last pennies at working class bars in an effort to black out the work week. The band's first shows were at places like the 9LB Hammer, at the time a sole outpost of underground culture in a neighborhood that Seattle forgot. Boy have times changed. Georgetown has become a hipster mecca and true dives are becoming harder and harder to find. This in a city that once boasted some of the dingiest shit holes known to man. A port town whose central business district was once dominated by strip bars, porn and gun shops, prostitutes and hustlers. Now you'd be hard pressed to find a dive bar not filled with ironic moustaches, tweed jackets and trust funders drinking PBR and Old Crow in an attempt to mimic authentic working class culture. That's why this show at Lucky Liquor, a punk rock dive bar if there ever was one, feels special. Located on the far south end of Boeing Field, on the shores of the Duwamish, one of the most polluted waterways in the United States, this feels like a homecoming of sorts. A return to the real south end, yet to be compromised by gentrification and hipster entrepreneurs, to gritty old Seattle, the true spiritual home of the Bad Things universe. It's made even better as they'll be joined by fellow purveyors of Northwest vintage grit: Bakelite 78 and The Mongrel Jews. Come celebrate Friday night and bask in an irony-free haven for the real working class. This will be the real deal my friends. Silent City Productions presents: The Bad Things Bakelite 78 and Mongrel Jews Friday, April 22, 2016 at Lucky Liquor - 10325 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila, WA 98168 Doors at 8pm. Cover is $8 advanced/$10 at the door

  • 2015

    Nov 16

    Seattle, WA, US | 9:00pm
  • 2014

    Feb 14

    Seattle, WA, US | 9:00pm

    Come celebrate Valentine's Day and Mamie's Birthday!

  • 2014

    Jan 4

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm

    PG tour kick-off show!

  • 2013

    Nov 29

    Seattle, WA, US | 9:00pm


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Sounds Like: Squirrel Nut Zippers, Asylum Street Spankers, Jolie Holland, Tom Waits, The Decemberists

Bio: Bakelite 78 was founded by old time music enthusiast Robert Rial.
Rial arrived in Chicago in 2000, eager to engage in the musical styles he loved most: dance orchestra music/swing, country-blues, dixieland, tin pan alley, rock and American folk. He played his guitar and tenor banjo and took solac...See Full Bio

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Bakelite 78-What The Moon Has Done(2011)
Sep 20, 2011

An album of dark music.


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