Artist Ticket Picks: Alien Boy, Stripped Screw Burlesque, Mason Jennings and more.

ALIEN-BOY-FILM-POSTER-TN1Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about.

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So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Starts Friday, March 7 I Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James ChasseSeattle, Washington

Early in its musical history, the Portland punk scene saw the emergence of a magazine, the Oregon Organizm, written and edited by an influential band member of the time, James Chasse. With a close friend performing as lead singer of The Wipers, an influential punk band that made an impact on groups like Nirvana, James became a well-known member of his society.

In 2006, tragedy struck, when James died during a highly controversial arrest by Portland police in downtown. Following the case, many people looked into the history of James Chasse, from his early punk years to his mental illness and the effects it had on the musician and his community.

This documentary follows his musical rise, decline and tribulations, along with a modern perspective on a police case increasingly relevant today.


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Tuesday Tease: Seattle’s Monthly Burlesque Revue – Sanctuary

This week on the Tuesday Tease, we feature a review of Seattle-based Gossamer Wing Productions’ August installment of the monthly show “Sanctuary.” Gossamer Wing Productions was formed by burlesque performer/producer Whisper De Corvo, an up-and-coming face on the Seattle burlesque scene and “Sanctuary,” though relatively new, is already drawing some of Seattle burlesque’s top talent, so Whisper must be doing something right! We love working with inspired producers like Whisper and if you’re in Seattle we highly encourage you to check out her shows.

Our resident burlesque field correspondent James Ulness was on hand to witness the show and here’s what he had to say about it:

On Sunday, August 11, I was fortunate enough to be witness to Gossamer Wing Productions, amazing, August performance of Sanctuary at the Narwhal (in the basement of the Unicorn).

My evening started when I arrived at the Unicorn, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. After entering, I made my way downstairs into the sideshow festooned, pinball haven that is the Narwhal. I made a brief detour to the claw machine, ordered my drink and found a seat at a beautiful, skull-painted table. After a short wait the host, Mr. Bawdy, took the stage and began two hours that were filled with every style and variety of act that you could ever hope for, from four absolutely amazing performers!
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Tuesday Tease: Drinking, Drawing and Debauchery

This week’s edition of Tuesday Tease brings us back to the home of Brown Paper Tickets in Seattle for an event that is a little bit different from your average bump and grind show.

On Sunday, August 19, Julia’s on Broadway will be home to Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Presented by The Academy of Burlesque and hosted by Ernie Von Schmaltz, this monthly event was started seven years ago by Molly Crabapple in New York and has since spread to more than 80 cities in every corner of the world.

The Seattle incarnation has been ongoing for more than four years, showcasing an array of performers from Seattle’s burlesque, boylesque and circus communities to model for this one of a kind life drawing class. Dr. Sketchy’s will hone your artistic skills and give you a lesson in the 3 D’s: drinking, drawing and debauchery. You can pick up your tickets right over here.

Here’s a great little mini-doc on the Glasgow, Scotland chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

The model on hand this month will be the amazingly talented Seraphina Fiero. Seraphina has been preforming belly dance and burlesque since 2008 and will be posing for this 3 hour session from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Between Seraphina’s poses you can refresh yourself with Julia’s on Broadway’s happy hour menu and pit your talents against other artist in drawing contests, including best left-handed drawing and best incorporation of a woodland animal, to win “weird and awesome” prizes.

Can’t make it out this month? You can catch Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School on the third Sunday of each month at Julia’s on Broadway.

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