Pickpocket Revue this Friday!

12313858_1214416391918664_2093526185741729932_nThat’s right! My new project The Pickpocket Revue is playing it’s 4th show this Friday as part of the Cirque Du Creep on Capitol Hill. It’ll also be our first show with Andy Lowe, our new upright bassist. Some folks may know him from his main band Devilwood.

We’ll be doing a couple Clash songs, a couple Pogues songs, a Cock Sparrer song and our cajun-flavored interpretation of Don Drummond’s “Burning Torch.” We’ll also be unveiling two original compositions, one from Mr. Aaron Joshua Shay and one from me. Continue reading


Punk As Folk 2015

Annual celebration of punk-influenced folk music comes to Ballard, featuring Danbert Nobacon of UK anarcho-pop collective Chumbawamba and Seattle Irish-punk stalwarts The Wages of Sin. The night will culminate with alt-folk “supergroup” The Pickpocket Revue covering punk and folk-punk classics.

April 23, 2015 (Seattle, Wash.) – The 4th annual “Punk As Folk” showcase will return to Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave. NW) on Friday, May 22, 2015 celebrating punk-influenced folk music. Back for his third year as MC, will be Chumbawamba co-founder Danbert Nobacon. Danbert will host the evening and perform solo songs between bands, culiminating in a full-band set with alt-folk “supergroup” The Pickpocket Revue which features members of The Bad Things, The Wages of Sin, Bakelite 78, The Mongrel Jews and The Debaucherauntes. The Pickpocket Revue will also be covering punk rock and folk punk classics as part of their closing set. Other bands on the bill include Seattle’s celtic-punk pirates The Wages of Sin, “street folk” trio The Mongrel Jews, “Peruvian doomgrass” from the Butterflies of Death and “whiskey-soaked acoustic punk” from Portland, Oregon’s Whiskey Achievers. Tickets are $10 advanced/$12 day of show. Advanced tickets are on sale while supplies last (space is extremely limited) at http://punkasfolk2015.bpt.me/ via Brown Paper Tickets. Continue reading