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Matt Cameron & Stone Gossard join tribute to Tina Bell and Bam Bam in Seattle

demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
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Pearl Jam drummer and guitarist with Eva Walker from the Black Tones and many more join tribute to Tina Bell and Bam Bam in Seattle on 7/9/2021.



Matt Cameron with Bam Bam in 1983 – Photo: Matt Cameron

Tina Bell (February 5, 1957 – October 10, 2012) was an African American musician from Seattle, Washington. She is known for being the lead singer of Bam Bam, a seminal punk/grunge band from Seattle. Matt Cameron, who went on to play for Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, was their drummer from 1983-1984.

A TRIBUTE TO TINA BELL AND BAM BAM

A Tribute to Tina Bell and Bam Bam.
With Re-Ignition (Bad Brains Tribute) and special guest DJ C-Note.
8pm Fri Jul 9 – Central Saloon, Seattle, WA
Tickets: strangertickets.com

THE BAND

Matt Cameron: Batteria (Bam Bam, Sin Yard, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Temple of The Dog, Wellwater Conspiracy)
Stone Gossard: Chitarra (Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of The Dog, Pearl Jam)
Kendall Jones: Chitarra (Fishbone)
Janelle Roccaforte: Basso (Gringa, Monreal Latin Blues)
Ayron Jones: Chitarra (Ayron Jones Band)

THE SINGERS

Eva Walker (The Black Tones)
Om Johari (Hell’s Belles, Re-Ignition)
Shaina Shepherd (Bearaxe)
Dejha (The Union Gospel)
D’mitra Smith (Ex’s with Benefits)

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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=203485148443661&id=100063465320212

    This Friday Matt is taking part in a tribute concert honoring the life and legacy of his former band mate and mentor Tina Bell at the Central Saloon.

     (Pic #2)
    Bam Bam circa 1984: (L-R)
    Matt, Tina Bell, Tommy Martin, Scotty Buttocks.
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    demetrios said:

    General Admission
    $150.00
    $168.30 with fees
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    Before Nirvana or Pearl Jam, there was Tina Bell, the godmother of grunge. Musicians pay tribute in upcoming concert
    https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/before-nirvana-or-pearl-jam-there-was-tina-bell-the-black-godmother-of-grunge-musicians-pay-tribute-in-upcoming-concert/

     By Jade Yamazaki Stewart
    Seattle Times reporter

    Bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana are synonymous with the grunge genre, or “Seattle sound,” known for its muddy electric guitar and angsty vocals. But before Kurt Cobain was getting Rolling Stone cover features, he was just one of many Seattle teenagers enthralled by Seattle band Bam Bam and its late frontwoman, Tina Bell.

    On July 9, Seattle-area musicians pay tribute to Bell, whom they revere as one of the founders of grunge, by playing a show of her music at the Central Saloon. Matt Cameron, the former Bam Bam and Soundgarden drummer who now plays with Pearl Jam, will hold down the rhythm section. Kendall Jones of Fishbone and singer-songwriter Ayron Jones will play Bam Bam’s chords and leads. And Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard will play a song as a special guest.

    The legacy of Bell, a Black woman, has often been overlooked in a genre typically associated with long-haired white guys.

    Seattle-area musician Om Johari, singer for Bad Brains tribute band Re-Ignition, used to sneak out after curfew to go to Bam Bam shows as a teenager. Johari says she was inspired to see a fellow Black woman screaming into a microphone in front of crowds in the Seattle hard-rock scene, which wasn’t always inclusive of Black people or women. She says Bell doesn’t receive the recognition she deserves as one of the founders of grunge music, because of sexism and racism. Bam Bam bassist Scott Ledgerwood says grunge stars like Cobain were roadies for Bam Bam before they were famous — Ledgerwood remembers yelling at Cobain for dropping his guitar and seeing him “sitting at the side of the stage hugging his knees” at Bam Bam shows.

    Johari organized the concert after CBS News contacted her because Gayle King wanted to do a segment on “CBS This Morning” about Bell, who died in 2012. For the location of the TV interviews, Johari chose the Central Saloon, a venue with rich grunge history that recently put a mural of Bell on one of its walls. With so many former Bam Bam band members and fans-turned-musicians coming to one place, Johari says she had a golden opportunity for a show.

    For vocalists, Johari chose Black women influenced by Bell’s music: Eva Walker of The Black Tones, Shaina Shepherd of BEARAXE, Dmitra Smith of Ex’s With Benefits and New York-based songwriter Dejha Colantuono. Johari also chose the singers to capture Bell’s huge vocal range on the 13 Bam Bam songs the tribute band will play. Ledgerwood says Bell’s voice “could go so quickly from a sultry coo to an absolutely spine-chilling shriek.”

    Johari says though Black women like Sister Rosetta Tharpe were among the founders of rock ‘n’ roll, they’ve never been adequately recognized for their contributions to the genre.

    “People sometimes have a really difficult time accepting women who happen to be Black in the genre of rock ‘n’ roll — that we invented,” Johari says.

    Ledgerwood says Bell didn’t get the record deals and fame some white male grunge artists achieved because people in power in the music industry didn’t give her the shot she deserved. “They were too blind to see that America was ready for a Black superstar, a gorgeous lady, up front in a hard [rock] band.”

    Now with the King interview, the mural at the Central Saloon and the tribute concert, Ledgerwood says Bell is finally starting to get the recognition she deserves.
    Bam Bam Tributaries — A Tribute to Tina Bell and Bam Bam with Re-Ignition and DJ C-Note

    8 p.m. Friday, July 9; Central Saloon, 207 First Ave. S., Seattle; $150 (tickets no longer available online as of this writing), strangertickets.com. Tickets to watch the livestream available soon.


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    dcp3ydcp3y Louisville KY Posts: 788
    Wish there was a streaming option.
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    dcp3y said:
    Wish there was a streaming option.

    There is! :)


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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    edited July 2021

    Central Saloon, Seattle, WA
    BAM BAM TRIBUTARIES NIGHT
    Hardened Booking and Central Saloon present BAM BAM TRIBUTARIES

    This evening will be a celebration of the Seattle band, Bam Bam, which was founded by the Tina Bell and Tommy Martin, who helped to shape 'grunge' music. This night will feature one of their drummers, Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden), with special guest, Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam). It will also present the vocal stylings of : Eva Walker (The Black Tones), Shaina Shepherd (Bear Axe), DEJHA (Union Gospel/Blackie), D'mitra Smith (Ex's With Benefits), Om Johari (Re-Ignition/Hoolinettes), Ayron Jones (Ayron Jones Band), Kendall Rey Jones (Fishbone), Jenelle Roccaforte (Monreal Latin Blues). This show will be taking place in historical Pioneer Square of Seattle, at the Central Saloon, responsible for breaking the grunge sound.



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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    Bamm Bamm GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    Got my e-ticket! :smiley: I'm going to watch it tomorrow.
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    Look at Matt's tee :wink:

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    Tremendous performances! :bow:  I can't wait to watch the rest...
    Please note: Only the headlining set is available for replay at the moment. We are working with the production team to make the opening set available for replay as well. You will receive a follow-up email from Mandolin this weekend when the opening set is available.
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    edited July 2021
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    1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Posts: 6,155
    edited January 2022
    🤙👍
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    So, no link for the opening set?... :disappointed:
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250

    Some of my favorite photos from the Bam Bam tribute in Seattle. What an experience! These amazing women pictured here: Om Johari, Eva Walker, DEJHA, D’mitra Smith, and Shaina Shepard. Plus Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Ayron Jones, and Kendall Rey Jones holding it down! @themattcameron @ayronjonesmusic @omjohari @therealdejha @evawalker13 @shainashepherdmusic @stone_gossardofficial #bambam #bass #rock #grunge #getdown #pearljam #soundgarden #fishbone


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    1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Posts: 6,155
    edited January 2022
    ^^^^ available on pre-order from Amazon - limited to 1000 copies
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    ^^^^ available on pre-order from Amazon - limited to 1000 copies

    Cool!
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,606
    Not in CD format?... :disappointed:
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    Pap said:
    Not in CD format?... :disappointed:
    I don’t know… didn’t see anything on Amazon 
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 89,250
    Pap said:
    Not in CD format?... :disappointed:
    I don’t know… didn’t see anything on Amazon 

    Haven't seen it on CD yet, just vinyl. 
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