Friday, December 16, 2011

Artesian Well Dedication

Our namesake, the Olympia Artesian Well was bought by the City and officially made into a park.  The Artesians played in this unexpectedly sunny December day. Another photo

Down the line

Sunday, November 20, 2011

All Freakin' Night

ARA led the stalwarts of the annual all-night horror festival to a hearty breakfast, in appropriate zombie costume, of course.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

(City) Bus Tour

The Artesians love carpooling, biking and busing. We decided to have a bus tour...on the city bus. We played all over town, and later made a t-shirt detailing our exploits.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


What happens when you mix cheap beer (malt liquor) with German holidays (Octoberfest)? Maltoberfest!
Seamus, John, David and Scott at Maltoberfest

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Seamus & Emily's Wedding

ARA was honored to play for one of our own on his wedding day: Seamus.  Many Artesians biked the 20 miles, while singing rounds together.  During the performance, Becky hit her lip with her trombone and continued to play while she bled. What a trooper!
Processing up the aisle

...still processing!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Roller Derby Halftime Show

The Artesians were invited back again to cheer on the Oly Rollers, our nationally famous roller derby team and this time put on a full halftime show.
David could become the new mascot

Saturday, June 25, 2011

In-Town Retreat

Band business was conducted at Mike and Margi's house. Still inspired from Honk Fest, we charted the coming year.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Evergreen Graduation

Artesian Rumble plays the second graduation in a row at the Evergreen College.
John's amazing geoduck conductor's hat

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bring Our Billion$ Home

The Arkestra played to support the peace rally named Bring Our Billions$ Home.

The wall displays money the U.S. spends on war that could be used for other purposes

Group photo (minus Marcy, taking the photo)

The event was covered in The Olympian, and we were in the photo.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Honk Fest West - Day 3

On day three, each band played a couple tunes in the Skychurch of the EMP.  Before we started the lineup, they were showing a Nirvana concert on the world's largest indoor video screen, so I like to think that Nirvana opened for us.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Honk Fest West - Day 2

On day two, the Artesians played in Gasworks park.  When it began raining, we played on and allowed our fans to dance under the awning.

Later that night, we played rocked out in Hale's Palladium.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Honk Fest West - Day 1

Friday in Georgetown, we squeezed into the patio of Smarty Pants. 

Photos by Lansing Scott

Zombie Jason takes a solo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Procession of the Species

This year, the band dressed up as volcanoes!

We're on fire!
Devon and his awesome hat
The Arkestra jams afterward with Samba OlyWa

Our dancers and a close-up of us in action.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

The Arkestra played to support people collecting money for Planned Parenthood. $650 in 1.5 hours!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras

The jumbalaya was excellent!

 Lil Liza Jane

Haitian Fight Song

Becky - Photos from The Weekly Volcano


Monday, February 21, 2011

Dennis Kucinich

The Arkestra was invited to play music to the line of people waiting to hear Dennis Kucinich speak about The True Cost of War.

Photo taken by The Olympian newspaper

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Westside Artswalk

The Rumblers strolled through the westside neighborhood to kick off another westside artswalk.

Video of Jump On It - by Berd

Saturday, January 1, 2011


We play every Friday 5-6pm down at the dock to support the peace sign-holders the rain... the winter darkness...

...and even in the summer sun!

Playing For Peace from Glowing Heads on Vimeo.