One of the biggest musical events of the summer in Tacoma, WA, has finalized its lineup, and after parties. Tacoma Hempfest is being held June 25th, 2011 in Wright Park, just North of downtown Tacoma. You can find all the details for Tacoma Hempfest 2011, here:
’80s Invasion will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe – Seattle on Friday, June 24th, 2011..
Friday, June 24
10:00 pm / 9:00 pm doors
21 and over
$10 advance / $15 day of show
The band was formed by good friends who have spent years touring and recording in a variety of musical settings. We love to play music together and have always had a fondness for the music of the 80s. After perusing our LPs for inspiration, the band put together a list of favorite songs and took up the challenge to become the definitive 80s experience.It’s All About The Details
The synth-based dance music of the 80s is a rich tapestry of sound with layered keyboards, electronic percussion, and highly polished production. There are plenty of bar bands out there playing a rough approximation of those 80s hits. As the saying goes, “the devil is in the details”. The challenge in playing such complex and recognizable music is to painstakingly recreate all the subtle nuances and tiny details. It’s hard to do it really well, and we put immense effort into preparing these songs for performance, tweaking synth patches, programming guitar tones and dialing in the electronic percussion. It has to be right. But that’s what makes the difference between getting it “in the ballpark” and nailing it.
Ellensburg, WA – Ellensburg’s all-ages music venue called Raw Space has started a Kickstarter.com project to raise money for audio and video production equipment. The venue is going to release a totally live record featuring local and regional artists as part of the project.
Artists that have agreed to contribute tracks: Open Country Joy, Red Means Go, Tyrannosaurus Grace, Black Market Revue, Podunk Funk, The Quantum Intellect, and Farko Collective. More to come as we get artist approval!
Samples of some of the audio can be found on the venue’s YouTube channel.
Raw Space’s goal is to provide Ellensburg with a professional all-ages music venue, and to support local and regional artists.