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Artist Ticket Picks: A Social Justice Film Festival, Dirty Rappers and an Elvis Impersonator!

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273367-250Welcome 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:

Friday, October 11 I Four Days in Chicago, with Life at Dawn and Committing the TruthSeattle, Washington   This screening is part of the Social Justice Film Festival. In Four Days in Chicago, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and lifelong activist Haskell Wexler takes a personal look at Chicago over four days in May 2012 — four days filled with politics, protest and police. In Life At Dawn, a political prisoner tells his story of how he stood up against the head of Singapore’s political party and was arrested and detained for 17 years. Committing the Truth is a documentary on the Irish Red Cross Whistle-blower Noel Wardick.

Friday, October 18 I The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents Jim Bouton’s Ball FourSeattle, Washington   The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is jumping into their first experience with the sports world. They are happy to be taking on Jim Bouton’s tell all book about his experience with The Seattle Pilots (Seattle’s first MLB team), and the behind the scenes of the baseball world. He was ostracized from the MLB for telling the truth about what he saw. This book should bring us a wealth of original music with performances by Peter Spencer, Wes Weddell, Emily Eastridge, Mike Votava/Travis Young, Tamara Power Drutis, Levi Fuller, Don Hopwood, Brian Kinsella, Tom Rorem and Tekla Waterfield.

Thursday, October 31Blowfly with Ronald McFondle & FriendsSeattle, Washington   Clarence Henry Reid (born February 14, 1939, Cochran, Georgia), is an American musician and songwriter, also known by the stage name and alternate persona “Blowfly.” Reid wrote for many R&B acts in the 1960s and 1970s. As Blowfly, he has recorded numerous albums, mostly of sex-based parodies of other songs, but also including original sexually explicit songs. His stage name originated from his grandmother, who overheard him as a child singing “Do the Twist” as “Suck My D*ck” and said “You is nastier than a blowfly.” Blowfly is known for his raunchy lyrics and crazy live shows and teaming him up with Seattle’s rapping, wrestling clown Ronald McFondle is sure to be a combo that fans of raunchy rap won’t soon forget. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1. Get ’em quick ’cause Blowfly’s shows always sell out! 

Friday, November 1 I The Feast of All Saints and Sinners!New Orleans, Louisiana   As much as New Orleans based burlesque/circus/sideshow troupe Freaksheaux to Geaux LOVES Halloween, they love mixing stuff up even more! That’s why this year, instead of another Circus of the Damned, they’re bringing you The Feast of All Saints and Sinners! Who needs ghost stories to get scared when you’ve got the Catholic Church and their multitude of martyred saints and punished sinners? As usual, they have some very esteemed special guests: Los Peligros Sideshow from Austin, Texas and Lily LaVamp from Phoenix and the Crescent City’s ever enchanting, Mina Mecahnte!

Saturday, November 9World Class Elvis Tribute Show at Lee’s Liquor Lounge with Live Band! –  Minneapolis, Minnesota   This world class Elvis tribute show will be backed by top class Minnesota musicians. Anthony Shore has won many awards for his portrayal of the King including third place in Memphis, Tennessee! Come and hear the ultimate soundalike – You won’t believe your ears!