18607 Bothell Way NE / Bothell, WA, 98011
Saturday, September 29, 2018
All ages welcome
When you imagine Oktoberfest, what comes to mind? Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst and hamburgers, and more—exactly how McMenamins pictures it.
"Hot Damn scandal performs music that seems to be carved out of the broken heart of the American dream... you feel like you have heard these songs all your life. These are your favorite boots, your lucky hat, your Saturday night shirt, Your old dog that disappeared after the rain" - Scott Casey
"It's as if Django Reinhardt himself is sitting in with them, in spirit and sound" - Anna Rankin with What's up Magazine
"The songs are a mix of raucous minor key rockers and arrestingly tender ballads." - Robert Sarazin Blake
"Verily I say unto you... [hot] damned [scandal]... is... great" - Jesus Christ
"This... group... is... just [tits]" - Ronald Reagan
Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways. The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers, and whiskey bottle love songs blend together in a sweet song syrup somewhere between a ramble and a roar. Sometimes called ‘Northwest Devil Swing', Hot Damn Scandal pulls no punches and and puts thunder in your molasses.
The Oompah Machine was formed in the wake of a disastrous flood that saw both an accordion and a tuba washed up onto the lawn. We put off learning how to play as long as we could. But the tuba only has three buttons, so how hard can it be, really? Same with that other horn the lady plays - is there a name for that thing? It's not a trombone, right? Turns out you can fake playing accordion pretty convincingly by watching videos online. You just, like, squeeze it in and move your hand back and forth on the keyboard looking part, and then sorta un-squeeze it back out.So now we tour extensively, stumbling our way through beer halls and beer tents and biergartens all around this great land. Audiences are reliably drunk, so no one seems to notice we're no good, and we never have to ask for a recommendation letter. What's not to love? If it all comes crashing down around us some day, well, it's been a great ride. Meantime, can I use 2 drink tickets for a pitcher? Prost!
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