The Raggedy Anns

Tuesday, December 2

Over the past 15 years, and probably earlier, Bainbridge Island has turned out a series of creepy (but great) rock bands. When I lived there, the lineage began with PUD, a pretty standard leather n' mohawks punk band. Next came Cold Way Walking, which incorporated a little more Bowie and Cramps (don't worry if you've never heard of these bands; I'm just establishing some historical context). Then, at about the same time, the Holy Ghost Revival and the Dead Science came to be. These bands went on to shape the adolescent tastes of the Gruff Mummies, who won the Experience Music Project "Sound-Off" competition in 2005 and subsequently broke up. The most recent offspring of this gnarled family tree are the Raggedy Anns, a four piece that draws equally from rock and jazz, the Kinks and Django Reinnhardt (while weaned on B.I. Hardcore, these guys have since moved to Seattle). Like Anacortes or Seattle's East Side, Bainbridge is an artistic incubator. Because there's nothing else to do, a few people create something of their own.

Tue., Dec. 2, 9 p.m., 2008

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