Performances and Entertainment

The music never stops at the Brass Screw. The 2017 hijinx included for the member-in-good-standing are:

Frenchy and Punk

Frenchy and the Punk’s performances are a life affirming, danceable, eclectic foot stomper of a show that will take you from Paris to CBGB’s and back again. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F! This “unique two-person indie folk punk powerhouse,” based in New York, has played nearly every major Steampunk event known to man. One of the early bands in the Steampunk scene, they have been touring across the US and Europe for 12 years. Yahoo music named them one of the Top 25 Duos in America. The pair is made up of bilingual French-born dancer turned singer and percussionist Samantha Stephenson and guitarist Scott Helland who was a founding member of the legendary hardcore punk bands Deep Wound with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Outpatients. Visit www.frenchyandthepunk.

Together this dynamic duo has released 6 CDs, produced a live concert DVD, a 30-page art book, a 50-page lyric and photo book, Scott’s 6 solo CDs, over 500 finger puppet bats sewn by Samantha, music in a dozen TV shows and have performed close to a thousand shows together. They’ll have CDs, shirts, pins, patches, stickers, artwork and even some of Frenchy’s Bohemian finger puppet Bats at their merch booth!

“They say you can’t please everybody… sounds like a challenge to me!”

Nathaniel Johnstone Band

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.

Joining the band on stage is world-renown bellydance fusion artist Tempest, adding another incredible level to the band’s dynamic stage show. All together, they provide an incredible audio-visual experience that delivers solid, reliable music and high-quality entertainment – all while getting folks up and dancing!

Den of Iniquities Saloon

Step out of the hustle and into our Steampunk Saloon replete with
absinthe and a smoky haze of music. Set across the street from Brass Screw High Command at the Cotton Building (607 Water St) from 7-11pm Friday evening. 21+
and over. Featuring:

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
Tipsy American Gypsy Blues , Hot Damn Scandal pulls no punches and puts
thunder in your molasses.

Friday night (Cotton Building) 7pm.

Crow Quill Night Owls

The Crow Quill Night Owls are a band that plays jug band, jazz, and string band music of the 1920’s and 1930’s. They were formed in 2007 by guitarist Kit “Stymee” Stovepipe and tenor banjoist Windy City Alex. they’ve since added Baylin Adahere on washtub bass. The group fluctuates from a duo to a six person band and often features members of other bands in similar genres.

In addition to the Friday and Saturday night shows, we’re dedicated to bringing you the Pacific Northwest’s finest steamy, whimsical entertainments with many additional bands featured on our stages at the Cotton Building’s Boat Bar and the Northwest Maritime Center’s Venue at the Bazaar. You’ll never know who you’ll see (but here are a few hints)…

Rogue’s End

Prepare yourself for a wild time with Rogues’ End; the Gypsy, Celtic, Pirate, Steampunk band that you will thoroughly enjoy!

Our wide interest in different types of music makes Rogues’ End’s sound as unique as the people who make up our jolly crew. Mostly heralding from Port Angeles Washington, our members individually have performed all over the country and parts of Europe! Click on the pictures below for individual biographies of each of our talented members! Get to know a Rogue

Saturday Night Hootenanny

This is the culmination of our annual confederacy! Bands, burlesque, bars and breath-taking displays of daring-do! The Legion Hall in Port Townsend’s Waterfront district will be the host for our year’s grand show. It’s a fun and very convenient location to throw a grand party…