Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Child's Time To Rock Cancer Benefit April 25 at the Wonder Ballroom

Two of Seattle’s top indie kids’ bands, Recess Monkey and The Not-Its, will perform a family concert at the Wonder Ballroom at 10:30 am, Sunday April 25th, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program.

Belinda and Hova from Greasy Kid Stuff (94.7 FM!) will emcee.

The bands are donating their time, and Portland merchants are donating goods and services for a silent auction. More information is available at

Tickets: $9 adults/$6 for children under 13. Non-walkers free. Available from Ticketmaster and at the Wonder Ballroom box office.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Learn to Kick It with Ramshackle

Drum Lessons with Dave Owen of Captain Bogg & Salty

So matey, ever wanted to play the drums? Why not learn the tricks, sticks, and kicks of the trade from a proper pirate of punk, funk, and buccaneer rock... Ramshackle.

Our very own "Ramshackle" Dave Owen is currently accepting new students into his private practice. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are limited to students 8 years old and up. Dave's an old salt on the drums and wants to share his experience and knowledge. With a focus on technique, through many different styles of music from rock to reggae, bongos to bombo beats, lessons will be personalized to each player whether you are an aspiring beginner or advanced player.

Whether ye be an old hand on the barrels or new swabby on the skins, ship alongside with DAVE OWEN DRUMS

photo by Chris Owen

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Loren Hoskins (Capt. Bogg) and Kevin Hendrickson (First Mate McGraw) have embarked on a television voyage! Contacted by Disney, they are currently writing and recording new piratical tunes for an upcoming cartoon:

'Disney Television Animation has begun production on "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," an interactive 2-D and CG animated series for preschoolers and parents featuring the music and fun-filled adventures of classic characters Captain Hook and Smee, plus a new crew of kid pirates led by the enthusiastic and courageous Jake.'

Check out this link from Wired's "GeekDad".

Set to premiere in autumn, stay tuned for more information.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pollywogg Pirates on Channel 12

We found ourselves on the TV yesterday, FOX Oregon 12 to be precise, and they have posted the interview on their website. They were very friendly, and bless their landlubber hearts, they wanted to help us promote the Yo Ho Holiday Show.

I offer the video link now for your perusal.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Portland Children's Museum Shows, Ahoy!

Ahoy mates,

A reminder to ye here that this Wednesday, November 11th (Veteran's Day), there we be THREE SHOWS of the piratical rock variety at the Portland Children's Museum for all you buccaneer families and lubbers alike...

Join Captain Bogg & Salty for "A Day Off With the Pirates"
Wed. Nov. 11th (1pm, 2pm and 3pm)
The Portland Children's Museum Washington Park 4015 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR Here be some very important information regarding these special, not-so-secret performances;

  • 3 special 30min performances @ 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
  • ** Seats to these shows are limited and will be offered in a "first come first served" fashion
  • Security policy of the museum dictates that adults must be accompanied by a child in order to visit PCM.
** PLEASE NOTE: These shows will not be listed on the Portland Children's Museum calendar
in order to give our fan mateys a leg-up on the line-up for them valuable seats!

So polish your boot-buckle and bust out your pirate threads, this trio of shows will be a blast!!

Piratical Regards to all me shipmateys,
Capt. Bogg

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

3 Holiday Shows on the Horizon

Ahoy jolly mates and silly scallywaggs!

I wanted to take a moment a update your sailing charts for the next couple months. There be 3 new pirate rockin shows with the Pollywogg crew and by thunder they be set to dazzle and delight many a sea dog.

Saturday, October 31st

Calling all kooky spookies and pirate pals, Captain Bogg & Salty is headed north for a holiday hootenanny. Come celebrate Halloween with some high-seas high-jinx.

Halloween at Seattle Central Library
When: Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2pm - 3pm
Where: Seattle Central, level 3 - living room floor
Price: FREE
Contact: Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or

Captain Bogg & Salty at The Portland Children's Museum
Wednesday, November 11th

Tis a day off of schoolin and sea-rovin, so we thought it would be blast to throw a trio of piratical rock shows at our favorite children's museum! 3 special 30 minute shows back-to-back. These shows are free with admission to the Portland Children's Museum, but seating is limited and will be offered in a "first come first served" fashion. (I also heartell that it be that Big Red Dog's birthday)

*Psssssst.... these shows will not be listed on the Portland Children's Museum event calendar in order to give our fan-mateys a leg up on them valuable seats.

Captain Bogg & Salty - A Day Off with the Pirates
When: Wednesday, November 11th (Veteran's Day) @ 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Where: Portland Children's Museum in the Dorthea Lensch Play It Again Theater
Price: Free with museum admission
*Contact: Portland Children's Museum

YO HO HOLIDAY SHOW with Captain Bogg & Salty
Sunday, December 6th

Tis the season for a bit of piratical merriment! Join the Pollywogg Crew as they take the stage for a special event, matinee show in one of Portland's grand venues, the Aladdin Theater. This will be a fantastical pirate-costume ball and festive kindie rock concert for the whole family. Whether you have been naughty or nice, Captain Bogg & Salty will stuff your stripey sock full of pirate rock and few holiday surprises.

Yo Ho Holiday Show with Captain Bogg & Salty
When: Sunday, December 6th - doors open at Noon - show starts at 1pm
Where: The Aladdin Theater,
3017 SE Milwaulkie Ave. Portland, OR
Price: *Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 day of show
Contact: The Aladdin Theater
*Tickets are available at the Aladdin box office and website, or Ticketmaster outlets