Arts and Entertainment

Bremerton's Callow Avenue now home of Exploding Planet

From a few of the minds behind the Artists for Freedom and Unity and The Charleston Music Venue, comes the latest addition to the Callow Avenue alternative arts district — Exploding Planet Records.

A local, independently owned and operated record shop, located in the space between the AFU and Smitty's Tattoo Shop, Exploding Planet commercially combusts CDs and vinyl, patches and stickers, and zombies, without really being all too commercial.

Then again, they don't really sell actual zombies.

They do have little zombie finger puppets and action figures and an entire rack of good, old-fashioned dime-store ephemera. Plus a growing sonic collection of tunes ranging from the Ramones to Slayer, Desmond Dekker to Dean Martin and beyond.

The shop opened May 1, small and modest, with an upright bassist playing to passers by, effectively becoming the county's sole independent record shop (taking the torch from the island's Glass Onion which closed after 17 years last fall) and adding another brick to Bremerton's Charleston Arts District.

Exploding Planet is located at 320 Callow Ave. in Bremerton.

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