Go ‘psychobilly’ at Stanwood benefit concert

“…psychobilly thunder and outlaw country…”

That’s the way Cookie Spirk describes the music to be played at a New Year’s Eve concert and dance to benefit the Northwest Music Foundation.

The Stanwood-based foundation provides financial help to homegrown musicians who want to write their own music and market their own recordings.

“Our primary goal is to perpetuate the art of song writing,” said Spirk, the foundation’s president. “But that also includes donating music supplies for schools and helping community groups that serve kids.”

The New Year’s Eve fundraiser, sponsored by Splatterhouse Wreckords and Diamond Knot Brewery, features a buffet, a champagne toast at midnight and the music of four bands, beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at 2701 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood (the former Cyndy’s Broiler).

Trainwreck, a country rock band from Stanwood, plans to play a mix of country, Southern rock and classic rock from the 1970s through current hits, as well as originals by the band.

More America, with singer Krista Blackburn and guitarist Jim Leslie, is an indie Americana songwriting duo from Arlington. They describes themselves as producers of “dark” hillbilly music.

The Hard Money Saints band, led by Jack Rainwater from Roy, Wash., plays original rockabilly with punk and metal musical influences.

Angie and the Car Wrecks, the headliners for the evening, are from Shelton. Their rockabilly-punk-metal sound includes an electric washboard.

Admission is $10, with food and drink extra. All proceeds benefit the Northwest Music Foundation. More about the foundation is available online at www.nwmusicfoundation.net.

More in Life

Secret garden: Privacy trees that won’t outgrow a small space

These plants offer some height to block out unwanted sights without taking over your yard.

‘Young Sheldon’ was born out of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

The hit TV show about Sheldon Cooper now has a spinoff series about him when he was a kid genius.

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Seattle Home Show 2: The fall version of the oldest and largest… Continue reading

Reminder: Historic Everett’s self-guided home tour is today

The featured home depicted in the tour poster painting by Everett artist Elizabeth Person.

Great Plant Pick: Panicum virgatum ‘Rotstrahlbusch’

This red-foliaged switch grass makes a good specimen but also creates a bold statement in a drift.

Plant these late bloomers to brighten up your shade garden

In this follow-up to a column on sunny borders, Steve Smith lists flowers to liven up a dark yard.

Do you know the joke about a set of special-order dishes?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A black-and-white design for colorful plates was sent to China…

Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new daily show

She says her morning talk show, which debuts Monday on NBC, will not focus on politics.

Beer of the Week: 5 Rights Brewing’s Fresh hop imperial IPA

The Marysville brewery named its beer Wobbly the Laborer after the Industrial Workers of the World.

Most Read