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Conundrum 2014!

Conundrum 2014 Poster

The biggest night in music is almost here! Come be completely inspired by the talent, passion and risk-taking of 16 adorable students as they rock their favorite songs accompanied by Jherek Bischoff, Johnny Bregar Music, Kristen Ferguson, and Drew Holloway on the stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts. FREE and GREAT FOR FAMILIES who don’t mind a little noise! Seriously, you won’t regret it!

Saturday, April 26

7:00 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North


Entertainment Weekly Video Debut

It has been a busy month. Tomorrow Recess Monkey’s CD releases, woot! And today, Entertainment Weekly debuted the most recent video from the album, for the song “Shrimp.” Check it!

Conundrum 2013 Recap


Holy cow! Am I the luckiest drum instructor or what?! Conundrum 2013 went off without a hitch. My talented, hard-working and brave students amazed friends and family in our annual recital-turned-rock concert. Every student inspired and engaged the audience. A few highlights for me were having my very shy 4-year-old son join his older brother on tambourine for Weezer’s “Undone” and having Dave Dederer of Presidents of the United States of America join two of my students on PUSA classics “Peaches” and “Lump.” At the end of the show, Dave sneaked up and asked if I’d like to do “Lump” one more time but with me on drums… how could I say “no”?! Ended the night fulfilling a college-aged dream! I’m exhausted, but looking forward to Conundrum 2014! See you there.

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Conundrum 2012 Wrap-up

Holy cow! What a NIGHT!

The Island Art Center rumbled on April 14th! 20 amazing performances. 20 amazing students.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Conundrum 2012. Parents, musicians and especially the kids, each of whom took many risks and shared a part of them with us!

Here’s a gallery of photos by the talented Landon Acohido of the event. Check out his site at

Conundrum 2012 – New Location

Conundrum 2012 is almost here! Songs are chosen, the band members are wood-shedding their parts, and the posters just came back from the printer. The only thing left to do is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

The biggest news about this year’s event is that we have a NEW LOCATION! This year we’ll be tearing the roof off of the Island Art Center which is located across from Sakai Intermediate School on the same driveway as the Coppertop buildings. The building says “Mill’s Flooring” on it. Many of you will know it as Chris Mills’ Aikido/Art facility.

9463 NE Business Park Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
phone: 206.842.8511

Also new: There will also be a suggested donation of $5. Students and their parents/siblings do not need to pay. Grandparents, neighbors and friends should if they can.

See you on 4/14!

Sunday, August 21: Tots-n-Tunes at Seattle Center

I’m getting really excited for Tots-N-Tunes at Seattle Center‘s Mural Amphitheater on Sunday, August 21! Not only will all six Kindiependent bands be there, but so will award-winning, critically adored family indie musician Justin Roberts!

I’m particularly excited for this event because I’ll also be playing drums for Recess Monkey as their drummer will be out of town. Luckily I already know most of the songs because their latest album and YouTube channel are on constant repeat at the Bischoff household. I did have one condition for doing the sub gig… that Garner’s favorite song “Marshmallow Farm” be on the set list.

11-11:30 Caspar Babypants

11:45-12:15 Harmonica Pocket

12:30-1:00 Johnny Bregar & the Country Dawgs (me!)

1:15-1:45 Justin Roberts and the NR4NP

2-2:30 The Not-Its!

2:45-3:15 Board of Education

3:30-4:00 Recess Monkey (me again!)

Tickets: Kids are FREE. Grownups are $10 each

Calder took this funny photo of me setting up for the Moore Theatre show in front of Recess Monkey's backdrop.

Northwest Folklife Festival

We had a great time today at the Northwest Folklife Festival playing with the Bregar/Ahearnes on the ferry and playing with Johnny on the Fountain Lawn Stage. All six Kindiependent bands played (The Harmonica Pocket, Board of Education, Recess Monkey, us, The Not-Its and Caspar Babypants). Highlights of the day were meeting all of the other bands, seeing The Not-Its (and Hank!) for the first time, and having Chris Ballew (Caspar himself and singer for the Presidents of the United States of America) join us for our whole set.

Garner rocking out to Recess Monkey.

Chris Ballew blowin' a killer melodica solo during our set.