100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 44: Danbert Nobacon

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is Danbert Nobacon.

About the band: 

Today’s featured artist probably doesn’t need a ton of introduction but just in case the name Danbert Nobacon doesn’t ring any bells, you almost certainly have had one of his songs stuck in your head, Nobacon was in Chumbawamba, the English punk rock band for 22 years before moving to the Methow Valley in 2007. He continues to write and make music and art, and teaches theatre at his local high school.

Not one to shy away from tackling important issues such as climate change and corruption, Nobacon has recently released a fiery folk-punk song taking on the G.O.P. and their ilk ahead of the extremely important mid-term elections on November 6. You can listen and/or watch below. And don’t forget to vote.



The billionaire owned corporate media’s dominant narrative has always pretty much been that the G.O.P. ie the Republicans, are a respected and moral political party. Two years with Trump at their helm shows their true colors.

Changing a mainstream narrative from below has never been easy, but it is what Occupy Wall Street did. They put the terminology of the 1% and the 99% into the mainstream daily vernacular.

This rush release rough ‘punk rock mantra for the Mid-Terms’ is a humble attempt to shift the narrative to describe the G.O.P. for what they actually are: “a gang of perp-earth-rapers,” and for what they are actually doing, which is “gutting our planet” and the whole litany of other crimes they are committing on a daily basis against we the people and our earth.

If the mere mention of the acronym “G.O.P.” conjured up some of the actual damage wrought by the identifiable political faction of people-hating planet-hating Republicans (and those establishment Democrats wannabes) then we might go some way to taking them down. And take them down we must.

If we reacted to the mention of G.O.P like most of us react to the word “Nazi”—with justifiable humane revulsion—then we might prevent them from fulfilling their very real terracidal potential to commit far worse crimes than what the Nazis under Hitler did.

If, on the other hand, we allow the G.O.P. and their corporate pals to continue destroying the ecosphere of Planet A, and its ability to support human and much animal life, then this is not punk rock hyperbole, but the writing on the wall.

— Danbert Nobacon October 2018

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A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.