Monday, June 16, 2014

GCLAW: No Party Blocking at the Northside/Westside Block Party

Remember Last Year's Battle of the Northside/Westside? We're doing that PLUS a lightning round. The Nside Kettlehouse and Draughtworks will be represented once again along with the Garden City Harvest Northside Community Gardens, Portico Reality, Burns St. Bistro, and others. GCLAW goes on at 6pm.

Ref Shane calls out the final wrassle between Rexi Flexi (Overall Champion) and Draughtworks Emma.

Cold Stone Smokin' Corey (Crowd Favorite) hugs the winner of the Biggest Fan award after the bout.

Friday, August 30, 2013


GCLAW @ 7pm.  Championship round will happen after a few bands, a few drinks, and enough time to realize how much you want to give us your money.  Come enjoy the show.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chainsaw MaSCARa takes the Title at GCLAW: Rock the Block

Slikati Photography: GCLAW III

Chainsaw MaSCARa defeated Granny Glad-ass in the final round of GCLAW: Rock the Block.  Granny Glad-ass took home the Crowd Favorite award and audience members noted that their favorite match-up was the "Granny against Chularama...though not equal in strength, [they] were matched in theatricality."

Slikati Photography: GCLAW III

Other moments featured the Arugulator's Biggest Fan winner Gillian Ellison tossing fresh arugula into the face of Donatella in the first round.

Slikati Photography: GCLAW III

No arms were ripped off at this most recent GCLAW event.  However, wrist sprains were present! Little Red Ridin' in the Hood, who was called foul on her "Break-arm position,"  twisted her wrist a bit too far and noted after the match, "My wrist sprain really showed me that arm wrestlers need to take arm position and safety seriously.  It's great fun, but those break-arm rules are no joke."

Slikati Photography: GCLAW III

All in all, GLCAW: Rock the Block was considered an entertainment success, but founder Ellie Costello notes that, "We need to come up with ways to enhance the fundraising piece.  We raised about $200 for the Zootown Arts Community Center with this event, which is certainly more than nothing, but hopefully we'll be raising more like $2000 in the future."

Many thanks go out to all the participating arm wrestlers, volunteers, MC Josh Slotnick, Refs Adelaide Every and Shane Rooney, Nurse Ashley Widtfeldt, Photographer Tom Seiler with Slikati photography, DJ Collin from InkMathematics, and Judges Kia Liszak and Ryan Douglas.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GCLAW is planning to Rock the Hood.  We will not be rocking it to sleep.  Expect to see wrasslers from 6-8pm, but check out the all day events.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Viva la GCLAW Overall Champion Lady LoFi Wins Over Crowd Favorite Olivia Newton-Brawn

Cinco de Mayo's Viva la GCLAW event at Zoo City Apparel was won by Lady LoFi in a colossal battle against Crowd Favorite Olivia Newton-Brawn.  The two women of rock & roll - Lady LoFi of bands Needlecraft and Ten Year Old Girlfriend and Newton-Brawn formerly of SASShole - demonstrated the many faces of Missoula women.  Namely, Newton-Brawn's colorful, cute, and sweet versus Lady LoFi's zipper-mouthed and black hooded terrifying.  The two went back and forth in battle, with more right and left arm do-overs than had yet been seen in any previous GCLAW match up.  Eventually, the call was thrown to the judges, gaining Lady LoFi the victory, Newton-Brawn the crowd favorite, and fans agreeing that the one thing the two wrasslers have in common is brute strength.

GCLAW raised $280 in support of Total Fest XI, which will be held August 16 - 18, 2012.  Viva la GCLAW shared the day as part of Cinco de Mega, an all weekend event incorporating the Zootown Arts Community Center's Last Best Print Fest, Total Fest Rites of Spring, and GCLAW.  Bellatrix Performers ate fire, hula-hooped, and spun poi to the live music of Monks on Fire in between each round, while Bad Naked made a special appearance in gold sequined pants to hold up signs marking each round and asking people to "Bribe" the judges and refs.

The next GCLAW event will be in support of the Zootown Arts Community Center, details TBD.  We are currently recruiting wrasslers, contact

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cinco de Mega

Viva la GCLAW! is partnering up with the Last Best Print Fest and Total Fest XI: Rites of Spring.  Woah.  It's all happening at Zoo City Apparel, May 5.

11am - 5pm: Last Best Print Fest
5pm - 7:30pm: Rites of Spring with Vera and I hate your girlfriend
7:30pm: Viva la GCLAW with intermissions by Bellatrix and Monks on Fire

Woah, right?  There's more.  Head over to the VFW after GCLAW for three more bands and so much Total Fest XI PreBlast action you can't tell if that ringing in your ears is from all the music or the sound of angels coming to carry you off.  Either one is good.