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2010 - Concert Dates

The Presidents Of The United States Of America (PUSA):

Lineup: Chris Ballew (Vocals, Basitar), Andrew McKeag (Guitbass, Vocals) and Jason Finn (Drums, Vocals)

Caspar Babypants:  

Lineup: Chris Ballew, Fred Northup Jr. and Ron Hippe

The Presidents play only few gigs outside of the first PUSAfest. Chris Ballew gigs regularly as Caspar Babypants with Fred Northup Jr. (Frederick Babyshirt) and Ron Hippe (Ronald Babyshoes). Caspar Babypants also released an album "This Is Fun!".





2010-01-02 The Phinney Ridge Romp, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle, WA
Poor Little Broken Truck / Bold Little Bird / Three Blind Mice

Incomplete Setlist. Watch a video clip from this show.

Caspar Babypants



Press:


Ridge Romp back with fun for kids and parents

The annual Ridge Romp children’s entertainment series starts up again at the Phinney Center on Oct. 3 with an almost-monthly offering of various fun events, from concerts to puppet shows.

The cost is $3 per person (child or adult). PNA members also can buy family passes at the first show for $35 for the whole season (six shows). The first three shows of the season are set. More will be announced soon.

All shows start at 10:30 a.m. in the PNA Community Hall (in the brick building); doors open at 10 a.m. The schedule so far is:

Sat., Oct. 3: The Not-Its!
Sat., Nov. 28: Alleyoop
Sat., Jan. 2, 2010: Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew of Presidents of the United States of America)

Ridge Romp is a volunteer effort, with all proceeds going back into hiring the performers. They’re looking for some more volunteers, so email the Ridge Romp folks if you want to help.

As a side note, Ballew offered up a personal song to the highest bidder at last May’s PNA Auction. Joyce Lem was thrilled to win, and told me Ballew sent her an autographed CD of the song a month later after one phone call and numerous emails to discuss what the song should be about. Lem says Ballew told her the song, “bold little bird,” might even be included on the next Caspar

www.phinneywood.com



Review & Photos:

Caspar Babypants a Ridge Romp hit
2010-01-09 Sugarlump Toys, Seattle, WA

Baby Bear (youtube)

Incomplete setlist

Solo acoustic show

10:30am set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-01-16 Family Days Concert, The Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle, WA

Setlist

12:00 noon set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-01-25 Ballard Farmers Market, Ballard, WA

Setlist

Chris Ballew played a busker gig in Ballard Farmers market.

Caspar Babypants (solo)
2010-01-25 Mercer Island Library, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-02-05 Rotunda of the Capitol building in Olympia

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-02-08 102.5 KZOK, The Bob Rivers Show, Seattle, WA

Peaches (youtube) / Nuthin But Luv (youtube)

Watch the interview part in The Bob Rivers show website.

Chris Ballew and Andrew McKeag plays acoustic on The Bob Rivers Show.

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

Webcast
2010-02-11 Wheelock Library, Tacoma, WA

Setlist

10:30am set time

Caspar Babypants



Photos:

Flickr

2010-02-11 PUSAFEST 2010, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Poster - Presidents Of the USA / PUSA - PUSAFEST

Poster - PUSA with Boat 2010

Highway Forever / Kitty / Volcano / Mixed Up SOB / Flame Is Love / Bad Times / Lump / LIP / Boll Weevil / Naked and Famous / Tiki God / Dune Buggy / Some Postman / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Mach 5 / Video Killed the Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Love Everybody / Nuthin' But Luv / We're Not Gonna Make It (w/ TV Eye)

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with Jared Mees & the Grown Children, and Boat



Photos:

Flickr #1

Review:

Oregon music news

Press:

[MUSIC THERAPY] Music is too often thought of as therapy for tortured artists who stave off depression by giving to others. But some bands treat their therapy with tongues in cheek while playing truly engaging music. Young Seattle band Boat weaves goofball tales over singsongy choruses, while Portland’s own Jared Mees & the Grown Children clown around with winking songs about fleeting troubles. Seattle’s enduring Presidents of the United States of America has even made a living of writing hooky rockers about everything from canned fruit to torn jackets. With all three on the same bill, the lightheartedness could prove the best kind of therapy. AP KRYZA. 8 pm. Roseland, 8 NW 6th Ave., 219-9929 (Grill), 224-2038 (Theater). $20. All ages.
2010-02-12 PUSAFEST '10, The Showbox, Seattle, WA

Poster - PUSAFEST - The Showbox - Seattle WA (PUSA / Presidents Of THE USA with Dave Dederer)

Highway Forever / Kitty / Volcano / Some Postman / More Bad Times / Lump / Flame Is Love / Back Porch* / Naked and Famous (1x, 3x, 7x, 15x, 227x)* / Boll Weevil* / LIP* / Nuthin But Luv / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Dune Buggy / Stranger / Deleter / Video Killed the Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams (w/ This is A Blitz, including a cameo from Blitz the Seahawks mascot) / Mixed Up SOB / Body* / Supersonics* / We're Not Gonna Make It*

* With Dave Dederer

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with Black Daisy, People Eating People, DJ Self-Administered Beatdown


Press:

"The Presidents of the United States of America had this bit of news for fans over the weekend: since everyone has so little going on for the next week or two, this seems like a good time to tell you a couple things.

thing #1, for SEATTLE people mostly: Holy crud we have just announced our Second or Third Less Than Annual Presidents Day Weekend PUSAFEST.

Seattle, Showbox at the Market, Fri-Sat February 12-13. Friday 21+, Saturday ALL AGES. 20 clams. These will be super fun shows for us, since we've been taking a little siesta after jet-scorching our little buns last year.

We are in secret negotiations with several GREAT acts to handle support. I can't reveal too much about this yet. I'll tell all in a couple weeks. oh crap, ok....here's a HINT

we'll also be doing something substantial in the way of playing some rarities/oddities/stuff you guys ask for. Either a fan-generated setlist (we'll use INTERNET for this), or a Random Song Picker Wheel (someone will need to design and build this for us).

ANYWAY....we also are about to have a new website. It'll be the same old url: presidentsrock.com but don't go look there yet. Nah, you can totally go look there, we just haven't finished it yet. "

2010-02-13 PUSAFEST '10, The Showbox, Seattle, WA

Poster - 2010 - PUSA / Presidents Of The USA (POTUSA) + Dave Dederer

Highway Forever / Kitty / Rot In The Sun / Volcano / Some Postman / More Bad Times / Lump / Back Porch* / Naked And Famous* (1X, 3X, 7X, 15X, 227X) / L.I.P.* / Body* / Boll Weevil* / Nuthin' But Love / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Dune Buggy / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Mach 5 / Video Killed The Radio Star - Best Friend's Girl - I Wanna Be Sedated - Don't You Want Me / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams -Ace Of Spades / *Chris & Kate getting married* / Love Everybody / Flame Is Love / Ladybug / We'Re Not Gonna Make It (with TV Eye)*

* with Dave Dederer

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with BOAT, Molly Lewis, DJ Self-Administered Beatdown
2010-02-18 Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas

Poster / Ticket - PUSA / Presidents Of The USA

Setlist

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)


Press:

107.9 THE ALTERNATIVE presents LIVE 107.9

From the NEW Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip 107.9 THE ALTERNATIVE presents another concert series...LIVE 107.9!

February 18th see The Presidents of the United States of America performing live for FREE! Also special opener Imagine Dragons!

Doors: 9pm
Show: 9:30p

2010-02-20 Tacoma Library Main Branch, Tacoma, WA

Setlist

10:30 set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-02-26 Moore Library, Tacoma, WA

Setlist

10:30 set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-02-27 Historic Fox Theatre Restorations, Centralia, WA

Setlist

Benefit For The Historic Fox Theatre

Photos

Caspar Babypants
2010-03-04 PEPS 12th Annual Luncheon

Setlist

Caspar will be hosting the event. 12:00 noon to 1:00pm

Caspar Babypants
2010-03-12 Gymboree, Issaquah

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-03-12 Gymboree, Issaquah

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-03-20 Top Pot Doughnuts, Bellevue, WA

Poster - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew) - Casper Baby pants

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-06 Fall City Library, Fall City, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-07 Kenmore Library, Kenmore, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-10 Mgnuson Evironmental Center, Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Grand Opening Celebration

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-19 Auburn Riverside Theatre, The Auburn Library, Auburn, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-23 Redmond Regional Library, Redmond, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-24 Broker Center, South Seattle, Community College, Seattle, WA

Setlist

West Seattle Co-Operative Preschools Fundraiser

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-27 Wellspring Family Service Luncheon

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-04-28 Mercer Island Library

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-05-15 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-05-17 Skyway Library, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-05-18 Shoreline Library

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-05-19 Carnation Library

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-05-21 Burien Library, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-05-21 KEXP Hood to Hood West Seattle, Cupcake Royale, Seattle, WA

Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew, Casper) with Not-It's & The Board Of Education

Setlist

Caspar Babypants

with The Not-Its!, The Board of Education


Pictures:

Flickr #1


Press:

Chris Ballew Interview
2010-05-25 Issaquah Library

Setlist

Caspar Babypants - 2 shows
2010-05-29 Top Pot Doughnuts, Bellevue, WA

Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew / Casper) - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA

Small Black Ant (youtube) / 3 Blind Mice (youtube)

Incomplete setlist

Free show

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-03 Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Seattle Presents Series

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-05 Bellevue Main Library, Bellevue, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-12 Ballard ArtWalk, Clover Toys, Ballard, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants (solo)


Press & Info:

Meet Kate Endle and Caspar Babypants Saturday
2010-06-13 Freeway Park, Town Hall, Seattle, WA

Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew) - Town Hall - Share The Music

Setlist

Caspar Babypants

with The Not-Its!, Johnny Bregar, Recess Monkey
2010-06-15 Federal Way Regional Library, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-17 The Bear Tooth Theatre, Anchorage, Alaska

Tiki God / Kitty / Rot In the Sun / Volcano / Ladybug / / Boll Weevil Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Lump / Back Porch / Some Postman / Nuthin But Luv / Mach 5 / Ghosts Are Everywhere / More Bad Times / Love Everybody / Dune Buggy / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Encore / Video Killed the Radio Star / Body / We Are Not Going To Make It

Bear Tooth and Moose's Tooth 2010 Summer Solstice Kick-off Concert

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with The Hoons

Audience Tape
2010-06-18 The Blue Loon, Fairbanks, Alaska

Peaches / Video Killed The Radio Star / Nuthin' But Luv / Mach 5 / Lady Bug / Kitty / Lump

Incomplete setlist & in wrong playing order. Setlist collected from youtube videos.

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with 311



Photos:

Flickr #1


Press:

"The Presidents have a more relaxed approach to touring. Instead of officially hitting the road, about every six weeks they play a few gigs in different parts of the country. This time it’s Fairbanks; next time it’s Washington state and then Illinois after that.

Lead singer and player of the basitar (a six-string guitar with two of the strings replaced with bass strings) Chris Ballew said it’s just a way for everyone to chill.

“We’re cooling our heels, taking walks on the beach,” Ballew said. “Enjoying the fruits of our labor.”

The Presidents, who formed in Seattle in 1993, are known for their highenergy, alt-grunge rock sound. But Ballew said that underneath it are just simple songs inspired by traditional folk elements.

“But with a frosting of irony on top,” Ballew clarified.

When asked to give a more specific description of The Presidents’ stage style, all Ballew could say was this: “It’s a sugar-coated pillow fight.”

Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
2010-06-22 Kennewick Library, WA

Setlist

10:30am set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-22 Pasco Main Library, WA

Setlist

2:30pm set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-23 Keewaydin Library, WA

Setlist

10:30am set time

Caspar Babypants


Press:

About 175 people crowd the Keewaydin Library to sing-along with Caspar Babypants, a children's band from Seattle. The trio of Chris Ballew, Fred Northup Jr. and Ron Hippe played their original songs for about one hour. They performed four free shows this week at area libraries.
2010-06-23 West Richland Library, WA

Setlist

2:30pm set time

Caspar Babypants
2010-06-26 Bellevue Strawberry Festival, Bellevue, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-10 "Day Out With Thomas", Snoqualmie, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-09 "Day Out With Thomas", Snoqualmie, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-04 Family 4th at Lake Union, Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA

Set 1:

Boll Weevil / Kitty (Youtube) / Rot in the Sun / Volcano / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Dune Buggy / Back Porch / Kick Out The Jams

Set 2:

Lump / Video Killed The Radio Star / Lady Bug / Peaches / We're Not Gonna Make It

There was a Family 4th at Lake Union fireworks show between sets. Second set might be incomplete. See the video clips from the second set.

Show was (partially?) broadcasted on HDTV?

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)


Photos:

Flickr #1

Flickr #2

Flickr #3

2010-07-10 West Seattle Summerfest, Alaska Stage, Seattle, WA

2010 - Poster - Caspar Babypants / Chris Ballew (from the Presidents of USA / PUSA) - West Seattle Summerfest, Alaska Stage, Seattle, WA

All You Pretty Babies (youtube)

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-11 "Day Out With Thomas", Snoqualmie, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-13 Renton Library, Renton, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-14 Kent Summer Concert Series, Kent, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-14 Bastille Day Fete, The Corson Building, Seattle, WA

Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew) - Bastille Day Fete 2010 Poster

Poster - Caspar Babypants (casper) - Chris Ballew from PUSA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-15 The Marty Riemer Show, Seattle, WA

$9.99 / Brown And Lonely Worm

Caspar Babypants playing acoustic on The Marty Riemer podcast show.

Caspar Babypants (solo)

2010-07-20 Kirkland Concert Series, Kirkland, WA

Poster - Caspar Babypants - Kirkland Summer Concerts - Children music

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-21 Wellspring Family Services tent, Columbia City Farmers Market, Seattle, WA

Caspar Babypants (casper baby pants) - Chris Ballew - PUSA - Poster

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-22 KZOK-FM, The Bob Rivers Show, Seattle, WA

Happy Heart / Poor Little Broken Truck

Acoustic Caspar Babypants solo performance.

Caspar Babypants (solo)
2010-07-23 Tukwilla Childrens Concert Series, Tukwilla, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-07-29 Front Row, City Hall Noon Concerts, Concert Hall, Seattle, WA
All You Pretty Babies / Small Black Ant / Baby Bear / Poor Little Broken Truck / Brown And Lonely Worm / $9.99 / Free Like A Bird / Bold Little Bird / Robin On A Wire / Run Baby Run / The Island Hop / Under A Rock / Bug In The Cuff / Run Away / I'm A Nut / Sliver (Nirvana cover) / Mary Had A Little Lamb

Watch the whole show

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-06 Summer Meltdown Festival, Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater, Darrington, WA

POSTER - Summer Meltdown - PUSA (Chris Ballew, Jason Finn, Andrew Mckeag)

Setlist

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)


Press:

An Eco-Friendly Festival: The tenth annual Summer Meltdown is Aug. 6-8 in Darrington, WA. A 3-day music and camping festival, this year the Presidents of the United States, Flowmotion and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk are headlining, and the lineup is deep: EOTO, Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum and more!

This is one of the greenest music festivals in the country, and in 2008 helped break a barrier imposed by diesel generator rental companies (20% was the highest bio-diesel allowed). This year we are running on 100% biodiesel and solar power.

We also have really strong recycling and composting efforts which include our attendees and a green crew – this year we are offering chances to win tickets for next year’s event every time you reuse a cup! I’m really proud of our environmental efforts to keep our impact down, but we also have a green village that offers local organizations an opportunity to interact with our crowd through workshops and information booths. I’ve included more detail below for more on those efforts.

This is a very family-friendly event and the kids love it. 1 youth ticket (ages 9 – 15) is $40, 2 are $70, 3 are $90, 4 are $100 and ages 8 and under FREE. Don’t miss about our world-renowned kids’ area, Little Seahorse Music Academy, the Kid’s Parade and more. www.summermeltdown.com



Others:


Review & Photos
2010-08-07 Second Annual Pepsapalooza, Redhook Brewerery, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-08 Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle, WA

Poster - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from PUSA / Presidents Of The USA)

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-14 Pinkpop Classic Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands

Pinkpop 2010 Classic Festival - Poster / Ticket - The Presidents Of The USA / PUSA with Iggy & Stooges, Gary Moore, Cult, Therapy

Lump / Boll Weevil / Volcano / Kitty / Love Everybody / More Bad Times / Dune Buggy / Shreds Of Boa / Lunatic To Love / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Video Killed The Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams - Shout - Ace Of Spades

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with with Iggy & The Stooges, Gary Moore, The Cult, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Therapy?, Janse Bagge Bend, Peter Koelewijn En Zijn Rockets
2010-08-17 Kids Club At University Village, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-17 Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island, WA

Show was cancelled!

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-19 Thursday Morning Childrens Series, Everett, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-19 Hiawatha Park, Seattle, WA

Run Baby Run / 3 Blind Mice (youtube)

Incomplete setlist

AMA 2nd Annual Summer Concerts In The Park Series

Caspar Babypants

with Board Of Education
2010-08-21 Library Connection At Southcenter, Southcenter Mall

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-21 Top Pot, Doughtnuts, Mill Creek, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-08-22 The Arts In Nature Festival, Camp Long, West Seattle, WA

Poster - 2010 - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from PUSA) plays at Arts In Nature

Setlist

Caspar Babypants

Chris Ballew (solo)




Info:

SHOW IS IN THE MAIN LODGE
suggested donation to enter the festival
11:00am set time

then
all day songwriting and hanging out in cabin number 4
with artist KATE ENDLE
then

CHRIS BALLEW PLAYS A SPECIAL SOLO BENEFIT SHOW
doing solo versions of PRESIDENTS classics

in the lodge at 5:00pm

tickets $25



Review:

Chris Ballew recreating his entire career in the course of a day: Chris Ballew of Presidents of the United States of America started Sunday morning in the lodge as his kids' rock alter ego Caspar Babypants, went through the afternoon playing his Babypants repertoire off and on in one of the cabins, and closed the festival evening with a Nature Consortium benefit show of him reviving select old Presidents songs, album by album, from the first album to the last. He candidly confessed his reservations about making a second record too soon ("We really made a good EP into a record. There was a lot of fluff on the second record."), told the story behind "Peaches" (there was this girl...), laughed about run-ins with MC5 when Presidents covered "Kick Out the Jams," and spliced into songs with stories about the band, the writing, his family and anything else he could fit in between chords. Ballew wasn't going to recreate the Presidents all by his lonesome, but he could provide the backstage pass.

read the whole article
2010-08-28 Skokie’s Backlot Bash, Skokie, Chicago, IL

2010 Setlist / Poster - PUSA / Presidents Of The United States Of America - Skokie's Backlot Bash, Chicago, IL USA  (2010-08-28)

setlist photo by montercarl

Tiki God / Kitty - Superstitious - Kitty / Boll Weevil / Ladybug / Highway Forever / Monkey River (brief Led Zeppelin "Baby, Baby, Baby") / Back Porch - Dueling Banjos / Lump / Puffy Little Shoes (shortened to one verse and chorus - all Chris remembers) / Flame is Love / Love Everybody / "Jason's hi-hat interlude while Chris "figures something out" with the wireless he wears on stage" / Shreds of Boa / Mixed up S.O.B / Feather Pluckn - More than a Feeling - Gin - Juice - Free-Falling - Feather Pluckn / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Dune Buggy / Video Killed the Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams > Shout > Kick out the Jams > Living in the City (brief) / Froggie (with Andrew adding guitar riffs from "Life's been Good" and "Life in the Fastlane") / Mach 5 / We're not Gonna Make It - Band Introductions - We're Gonna Make It After All

Encore songs were different than what was on written setlist.

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with School of Rock, Bullet Called Life, Pink Devil, Steve Frisbie

Audience Tape
2010-09-03 Lulu & Kurt Birthday Party XXXXX. Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA

 2010-09-03 - Poster - Lulu & Kurt Birthday party with fastbacks, young fresh fellows, pusa / presidents, the fucking eagles   Poster - 2010 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle - Young Fresh Fellows, Fastbacks, PUSA (Presidents Of The USA)

50th birthday party for Kurt Bloch and Lulu Gargiulo.

T.V. Eye* (Stooges cover) / Warhead (for Kurt) / Dune Buggy* (for Lulu) / Kick Out The Jams*

* with Dave Dederer

"Kurt got handed the bass in the pit & came onstage at the end"

PUSA played after the Young Fresh Fellows set, and then the event turned into an all-star jam (musicians from various bands) and they've played Fastbacks covers.

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with The K Streets, Fastbacks, Tribute Variety Show, Young Fresh Fellows, Tripwires, The Pharmacy, The F**king Eagles, Thee Sgt. Major III, the Small Change, Eugene Wendell



Photos:

Photos By Niffer Calderwood

Press:

Recommended for tonight: Fastbacks mania at the Tractor

Oh man is tonight going to be a good one! Get thee to the Tractor tonight for a very, very special night, as everyone sings "It's Your Birthday" to two Seattle pop legendaries - Lulu and Kurt of the Fastbacks. The evening starts off promptly at 8:30 with a heavy dose of Seattle royalty- the Young Fresh Fellows. Then, as if that wasn't enough, a bunch of other, a bunch of Seattle pop royalty, like PUSA, the Tripwires, Thee Sgt. Major III, and tons more will join the stage to sing a bunch of Fastbacks covers. And then, Seattle's favorite Fastbacks cover band, The K-Streets (hint - it's basically just the Fastbacks) will perform all the hits and classics. To top it all off, the night is only $5. I can't possibly think of a better way to spend a fiver.

In honor of this wonderfulness, we at TIG decided to re-run this beautiful piece of Fastbacks nerdery, origially posted by a Dear Mr. Oswald a few months ago for the last K-Streets show at the Sunset.

Ah, the K-Streets... I last saw them in the winter, and I guess now is the time to see them in the summer - a banner year, I know! No information is available about them, but if you were to ask me what it's like and what to expect, I'd say parts of their songs sometimes sound like they were taken out of the charts, and you will maybe think "is it familiar?"...

Let me just say that sitting on your hands on the couch (even in someone's else's room) would really be a waste of time and so wrong, wrong, wrong. The Young Fresh Fellows open the show, but I'm always full of impatience, and if I have to wait it out for one more hour, that would be everything I don't need! I just ask that if you find your way to the front fast enough, save room for me. Oh, and be sure to ask Kurt and Lulu, who are celebrating a birthday that night, to "please make a wish, it's your birthday!"

threeimaginarygirls.com
2010-09-04 Bumbershoot, Northwest Court Stage, Seattle, WA

Poster - 2010 - Bumbershoot Festival, Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from Presidents Of the USA / PUSA)

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2010-09-10 GAS 09-10 Kares A-Thon, Anthony's on Pier 66, Seattle, WA

Poster - GAS 09-10 Kares A-Thon, Anthony's on Pier 66, Seattle, WA - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA - 2010

GAS 09-10 Kares A-Thon, Anthony's on Pier 66, Seattle, WA

Boll Weevil / Kitty / Peaches / Nuthin But Luv / Deleter

Incomplete setlist.

PUSA as a house band.

The Presidents Of The United States Of America


Press:

Mike Gastineau, Hot Shot Scott and many of your 950 KJR favorites hosted the 16th Annual KJR Kares A-thon all day with an amazing list of special guests, LIVE Auction items and a fabulous OnLine auction!



Other Info:

Audio Clips & Photos at 950kjr.com
2010-09-11 Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA

Lump (with Husky Band / Louie Louie (with Husky Band)

Video

The Presidents of the United States played with the Husky Band at halftime 

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)


Photos:


Photos By Cameron Collins
2010-09-18 HFStival, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Poster - Schedule - HFStival 2010 - Presidents Of USA - PUSA

2010-09-18  - Poster - PUSA / Presidents Of The United States Of America - Festival

"Band-Aid" / Tiki God / Kitty / Highway Forever (youtube) / Mixed Up SOB / Back Porch (youtube) / Lump / Video Killed the Radio Star / Love Everybody (youtube) / Ghosts are Everywhere / Dune Buggy (youtube) / Mach 5 / Peaches (youtube) / Kick Out the Jams / We Are Not Going to Make It

"It began with the drummer apparently cutting himself and needing a Band-Aid, so the whole thing started off with an impromptu ditty about needing a Band-Aid."

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)

with Third Eye Blind, Billy Idol, Everclear, Ed Kowalczyk from Live, Fuel, Lit, Marcy Playground



Review & Photos:

Review & Photos – dcfemella.com

Review & Photo – More Z’s Please!

Review & Photo – HFStival 2010 Rocks On With PUSA

Photos – Flickr Mike_8605

Photos – Sandra Sánchez’s

Review & Photos – Cosmos Gaming

Photos – Metromix

2010-09-23 Prospecto, Grand Rapids, MI

Setlist

The Presidents Of The USA (PUSA)


Photos:

Flickr – Epiglotic
Katy Batdorff – The Grand Rapids Press
Flickr – Ryanphoto


Review:

Backstage All Access

2010-10-02 Top Pot Doughnuts, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants - 10:30am
2010-10-02 Magnuson Park Community Center, Seattle, WA

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Junior Nature Explorer Jamboree

Caspar Babypants - 1:00pm
2010-10-03 Arts Crush Kick Off Event, Fisher Pavillion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

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11:00am set

Caspar Babypants
2010-10-03 Issaquah Salmon Days, Downtown Issaquah, WA

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03:00pm set

Caspar Babypants
2010-10-09 Top Pot Doughtnuts, Bellavue, WA

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This show is part of the Kindiependent / Top Pot music series

Caspar Babypants
2010-10-09 Kids Quest Museum, Bellevue, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-10-09 REVERB Fest!, Salmon Bay, Eagles Hall, Ballard, Seattle, WA

2010 - Poster - Caspar Babypants - REVERB Fest!, Salmon Bay, Eagles Hall, Ballard, Seattle, WA  with Fleet Foxes, Maldives, DJ

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4th annual REVERB Fest.

Caspar Babypants



Press:


REVERB Fest is a massive orgy of Seattle bands and artists descending on Ballard at a dozen(ish) venues around the neighborhood. Now in its fourth year, it's hosted bands ranging from Fleet Foxes and Cave Singers to Maldives and Moondoggies.
2010-10-16 In The Main Lobby, The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-10-16 The Vera Project "Many Hands", Seattle, WA

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Haitian Benefit CD Release

Caspar Babypants (solo)

with Babygramps

2010-10-18 North Bend Library, North Bend, WA

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Caspar Babypants (solo)
2010-10-23 Town Hall Seattle, WA

Poster - Elizabeth Mitchell with Chris Ballew

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"Caspar will be sitting in on a little piano with the sweet awesome Elizabeth Mitchell at her shows"
2010-10-23 The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

2010-10-23 - The Paramount Theatre, Rainn Wilson, PUSA (Presidents Of the USA) acoustic performance

Love Everybody / Nuthin' But Luv / More Bad Times / Sunshine / Lump (with Rainn Wilson on hand drum)

Sunshine from the Pure Frosting album was played live for the first time!

The Presidents of the United States of America in a special rare acoustic performance.

Jason Finn and Andrew McKeag also played with John Roderick. Chris Ballew and Sean Nelson joined in for a song too.

with Andy Grammer, Eric Corson and John Roderick (from The Long Winters), Sean Nelson (from Harvey Danger), Craig Robinson, and Blitzen Trapper



Press:

STG presents RAINN WILSON & FRIENDS at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, October 23, 2010. For information on pre-show and after party events, read on!

Seattleite Rainn Wilson, primarily known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television comedy The Office, performs a special one-time, hometown only engagement with comedic friends (including co-stars from The Office): Presidents of the United States of America in a special rare acoustic performance, Craig Robinson, Andy Grammer, Sean Nelson, and more to be announced!

Pre-show dinner:
Join “Rainn & Friends” for a delectable pre-show dinner at the Steelhead Diner from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. Heavy hors d’ouevres along with beer/wine will be served while you visit with cast members of tonight’s show – and enjoy a lovely view from the private dining room overlooking the Pike Place Market. This intimate (and fun) event guarantees to put you in the mood for a fabulous show with lots of laughs beforehand! Click here to purchase: $172.50

After party:
Join “Rainn & Friends” for more laughs at an exclusive after party in the Paramount Theatre Lobby! Hang out with your friends while enjoying complimentary drinks and goodies, and get to chat with Rainn and other cast members from the headline show. Ticket also includes an autographed photo of Rainn. Don’t miss it! $125.00

A portion of proceeds from the show benefit Mona Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting grassroots educational initiatives and raising the status of women and girls worldwide.

source: STG


Photos:

Flickr photos - by DavidConger.com 

2010-10-30 Wind Up Here Toy Store, Olympia, WA

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Caspar Babypants (solo)
2010-10-30 Child Care Action Council Benefit Show, The Cherry Street Loft, Olympia, WA

2010-10-30 - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from PUSA) - Child Care Action Council Benefit Show, The Cherry Street Loft, Olympia, WA

$9.99 / The Frogs

Incomplete setlist. Taken fromYoutube

Caspar Babypants
2010-11-01 Neumo's, Seattle, WA

2010 - Poster - PUSA (Chris Ballew & Andrew McKeag) acoustic at Neumo's

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Chris Ballew and Andrew McKeag acoustic show!
2010-11-03 KOMO NewsRadio, Seattle, WA

Googly Eyes / Sliver (Nirvana cover)

Listen Podcast

Caspar Babypants


Press:

"He went from The Presidents of the United States of America to Caspar Babypants. Singer Chris Ballew of West Seattle joined Bill and Manda live in the studio to play some kid-friendly tunes."
2010-11-06 Kent Library, Kent, WA

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Caspar Babypants - 10:30am
2010-11-06 Swedish Hospital, Ballard Campus, Seattle, WA

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Caspar Babypants - 1:30pm
2010-11-07 The Kindiependent Fall Show, Seattle Central Library, Seattle, WA

2010-11-07 Poster - Caspar Babypants (chris ballew) This Is Fun! record release show

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Caspar Babypants This Is Fun! record release show!

Caspar Babypants

with The Harmonica Pocket, Recess Monkey, Johnny Bregar, The Not-Its!, The Board Of Education

2010-11-13 Yo Gabba Gabba!, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA

2010-11-13 - Poster - Caspar Babypants Yo Gabba Gabba show at Tacoma Dome, WA

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Caspar Babypants




Press:

"Joining the characters on stage will be hip-hop legend BIZ MARKIE to teach kids how to beat box with "Biz's Beat of the Day". Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from the Presidents of the United States of America) will also join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments." - thestranger.com
2010-11-14 Federal Way Library, Federal Way, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-16 Greenbridge Library, Seattle, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-17 Mercer Island Library, Mercer Island, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-19 Seattle Parks And Recreations High Point Community Center, Seattle, WA

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Terrific Toddlers Times Series

Caspar Babypants
2010-11-20 Auburn Library, Auburn, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-20 Venue, Seattle, WA

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Book Signing by author and Caspar album cover artist Kate Endle

Caspar Babypants (solo)
2010-11-21 Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-27 Kingsgate Library, Kirkland, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-27 Lake Forest Park Library, Lake Forest Park, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-11-28 Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland Library, Kirkland, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-12-03 Downtown Seattle at Westlake Center, Seattle, WA

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The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Contest, a fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank.

Caspar Babypants (solo)
2010-12-04 Wellspring Family Services, Holiday Open House, Seattle, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-12-08 Deck The Hall Ball, WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Event Center, Seattle, WA

Presidents of the USA - Black Keys - - Deck the Hall Ball - Poster

Chris Ballew (Presidents Of The USA) - Deck The Hall Ball 2010

photo by Alex Crick

Heat Miser (youtube)


The Presidents Of The USA as a surprise quest!

with Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, The Temper Trap, Sleigh Bells


Review & Photos #1

Review & Photos #2

Review & Photos #3

 

2010-12-09 Maple Valley Library, Maple Walley, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-12-11 Woodinville Library, Woodinville, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-12-12 The Big Spin, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA

2010 - Poster- Caspar Babypants / Chris Ballew (from PUSA) The Big Spin, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA

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The Big Spin is a fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Caspar Babypants

with Recess Monkey, The Not Its



The Mitzvah Mama Guild held The Big Spin, a Hanukkah celebration, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle Dec. 12. Proceeds of $12,000 benefited uncompensated care. Described by the guild as “a party to end all parties for the Jewish families of Greater Seattle,” the event attracted nearly 400 attendees. It featured food, activities for kids and a chance to win prizes by spinning the largest dreidel in the Pacific Northwest. Prizes included ballet tickets, gift cards and lodging at the Hotel Monaco. The afternoon culminated in a concert featuring Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its! and Recess Monkey.
2010-12-14 Foster Library, Tukwila, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-12-16 Fairwood Library, Renton, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2010-12-18 Mount Baker Community Center, Seattle, WA

2010-12-18 - Poster - Kindiependent / Mount Baker music series, Seattle, WA

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Kindiependent / Mount Baker music series.

Caspar Babypants
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