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.
’80s Invasion , ’80s Tribute band from Seattle Washington is returning to the Mix to perform a full show of ’80s new wave, synth-pop/crossover and dance music Saturday, March 19th. When ’80s Invasion perform at the Mix it usually turns out to be a fun, crazy party, so if you are in the Georgetown or South Seattle area that night and enjoy dancing to ’80s music, try not to miss this. Hearing this band at the Mix is a great opportunity to catch this music in a live setting. The updated sound system and engineering at the Mix together with this band is a really good combination.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
- $8 cover
6006 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Tacoma Hempfest and Shock Treatment Management are pleased to announce an open call for entertainers for the 2nd Annual Tacoma Hempfest to be held June 25, 2011. Tacoma Hempfest is a Washington State non-profit corporation which stages an annual full day celebration of the extensive utility of cannabis or hemp, and the social cost of hemp prohibition. The first Tacoma Hempfest in 2010 generated a peaceful crowd of 5,000 in Wright Park, Tacoma on the last weekend in June.
Musical performers of all genres are invited to submit Electronic Press Kits or links to social/musician sites with a selection of sample music.
Variety performers will work in a number of areas throughout the festival site including family, artist and holistic medical areas. Variety performers are invited to send an email of interest, brief description of talent and sample of past work, references, website or other appropriate details. We can imagine face painters, magicians, dance troupes, acrobats, stilt walkers, some of whom would work during stage entertainment, some of whom would provide spontaneous in crowd entertainment during breaks.
Above all, Tacoma Hempfest wishes to portray and include the diversity of cannabis culture. This includes not only arts and entertainment, but also food and merchandise vendors, outreach organizations, healing arts, and industry.
Vending information may be found at www.TacomaHempfest.com in the near future.
Northwest Convergence Zone Radio (http://nwczradio.com) will officially hit the web at 5pm today, Friday, Feb 18th! They are looking to bring listeners the best northwest artists, local music news, and great, fun programs!
If you are a northwest independent artists (solo, band, etc.) or know some, have them contact us at email@example.com. We’ll let them know how to get their tracks to us so we can get them out there for all of you!
Everyone welcome Raymond Hayden to the NWCZradio fold. Raymond will be hosting a one hour program focusing on the coffee house, open mic and lighter side of northwest independent music. His program will start Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. Raymond is the head honcho behind Maurice The Fish Records! Welcome Kingfish!!!!
It’s official! The Northwest Music Scene show is coming to NWCZ Radio on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm. Hosted by Glen, Brian and Shawn…They will be bringing you music and all things northwest music related every Thursday night live from 7 – 9 pm!
Everyone welcome Dave Samson, veteran of KBCS and The Mountain 103.7 to NWCZradio! Dave will be hosting a blues show every Monday night from 7 – 10pm beginning Feb. 21st!!!! Be sure to tune in for the best in northwest blues every Monday night!!!
Everyone welcome Q-Dot to NWCZradio! He will be spinning the best in northwest rap and hip hop on Fridays 6 – 7 beginning March 4th! Guaranteed good times with Q-Dot!!
More shows to be announced soon!
We are gonna blow the top of off Northwest Radio!
Shock Treatment Management has put together this compilation CD/digital download package, using sonicbids.com &their own website and contacts in the South Sound area to fuel artist submissions for this project. They also took art submissions from local college students for the cover and interior pictures of the 12 page CD booklet.
Drop by their site today, and download this genre diverse compilation for your collection:
Click this link to download the compilation!
1. Junkyard Empire (MN) – Alternative Energy (Remix)
2. SweetKiss Momma (WA) – Mercy Love
3. Allison Gray (CA) – Change
4. The Nico Blues (NJ) – Unprofessional
5. 1776 (WA/OR) – When You Find Us
6. Shep & DJ Stilz (BC) – VW
7. The Selmanaires (GA) – Resonance Alright
8. Twilight Broadcast (TX) – 54321
9. Big Wheel Stunt Show (WA) – Another Shove
10. GoChii (NY) – The College Life
11. Mountain Road (PA) – Friday Night
12. The Fun Police (WA) – Dumpster Diving
13. Adrian West (CA) – Dr. Ellis (Instrumental)
14. Eastern Sunz (OR) – Up in Flames
15. Angie and the Car Wrecks (WA) – Psychobilly Boys
16. Roche Limit (BC) – I AM
17. Wordsmith (MD) – As the Art Fades Away
VAIN hair salon produced a calendar to benefit their favorite youth-powered music and arts venue – The Vera Project! The calendar is a 12 month tribute to the history and hairstyles of music on sale for $14.95 with all proceeds going to Vera. It is available at locations around Seattle including Easy Street Records, Sonic Boom, Pretty Parlor, Smarty Pants, VAIN and on The Vera Project store.
You can check out more info on the Vain blog.
Saturday, December 11 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm
The Seattle Rock Orchestra returns to the Fremont Abbey on Dec. 11 to perform their last concerts of 2010. We’ll be celebrating the holidays with classic holiday tunes, as well as celebrating our 2nd birthday! With special guest band Poland.
With guest vocals by:
Johanna Kunin (Portland)
Michael Harley, Anna-Lisa Notter and Fidelia Schoolcraft of Hannalee
Tim Franklin of Pillow Army
Ian Bell of Black Swedes
Mark Romanowski of Poland
& Spencer Goll
Afternoon show at 4pm, doors at 3pm
Evening show at 8pm, doors at 7pm
Kids 10 and under are free for AFTERNOON show (sit on floor)
11-19 Years (seats) = $7 advance only ($15 door)
$12 adv / $15 door = both shows
$18 reserved front row (limited 16 tickets)
Buy tickets here:
4272 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourc … =bossanova <- you can listen to tracks directly from that Google link, free, from that page. KEXP is playing many songs from Bossanova today.
I bought it 20 years ago today, plus about a week. I had just discovered Doolittle, and was absolutely blinded by this new band.
I saw them on Bossanova tour that December 10th at the Gothic Theater in Denver.
After the Pixies finishing touring obligations for their second album Doolittle (1989) in 1990, band members Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering moved from Boston to Los Angeles. Bassist Kim Deal did not initially move with the rest of her band mates due to the amount of tension that existed within the band at the time. Deal ultimately decided to travel out to Los Angeles with the rest of the group. Lovering stated that he, Santiago, and Black Francis moved to Los Angeles because that’s where they intended to record. The three band members lived in the Oakwood apartments, along with comic Garett Morris and members of the band White Lion. Producer Gil Norton also moved into the apartment complex.
my bold, link
Rolling Stone gave Bossanova three out of five stars
The Gentry, a separate entity providing Rock & Roll to Logan’s emo-tronic sound, also have a new record recently released entitled ‘Sex by the Unit’, which sports an awesome condom-like package which is well worth the $10 I paid for mine. You even have to tear it like a condom package.
Recent shows in the Pacific Northwest have been raucous parties, featuring lines stretching around the block, and satisfied partied-out party-goers filtering out into the early morning. The Oregon Music News recently profiled Logan’s growing impact on the Portland live music scene.
This past Sunday, June 27, marked the launch of Logan’s West Coast tour, starting in Seattle at The Cuff’s Gay Pride Block Party and playing to an estimated crowd of 6,000.
Dates are below – try and catch one if you can.
6.27 – Seattle, WA – The Cuff Pride Street Party
7.13 – San Francisco, CA – Rockit Room with Special Guests The Hugs (Portland, OR) & Little Black Bats (Sacramento, CA) $8
7.14 – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp with Special Guests The Hugs (Portland, OR) & Little Black Bats (Sacramento, CA) $8
8.6 – Salem, OR – Flipside Nightclub $10 (tickets here) / $15 at the door
8.20 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Laguna will be performing at ToST on Friday, May 7th.. Cd release party for the new Laguna release, “Volcano”, with guests Boomzzilla and DJ Vodka Twist!! Laguna will feature special guest Rusty Urie on guitar.
Volcano. 2010 Laguna, cd release produced by Shane Peck, Zach Barnhart and Markus von Prause. Volcano will be released in May 2010 and features many fine Seattle guest musicians such as Joe Doria on Rhodes Piano, Brian Hartman on alto saxophone, Janet Utterback-Peck and Karen Halliburton on violin, Brianna Atwell on viola, Danna Birdsal-Theilen on cello, Rusty Urie on guitar and Peter Lynch on trumpet
Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:00pm
513 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see/hear Cleemann perform here in Seattle.
412 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98108
the harmonica pocket says “Get Loose with Seuss”
Family Concerts Celebrate Words, Music and Play
The Harmonica Pocket celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March with a series of family concerts. The Harmonica Pocket invites kids and parents to discover the wit and magic of Theodor Seuss Geisel with their original music set to Dr. Seuss’ books. Audiences are invited to sing the words to Dr. Seuss’s ABCs, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and other selected books. They’ll also present a theatrical history about the creation of some of Seuss’ best-loved stories. Of course, to celebrate what would have been his 106th birthday on March 2nd, everyone can join in singing “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!”
Keeth Monta Apgar and Nala Walla, are the core duo of The Harmonica Pocket, and will perform at all of these shows. Equipped with a hula hoop, a ukulele, face paint and a suitcase full of simple props and instruments, The Harmonica Pocket family show gently expands the boundaries of family entertainment with swinging, acoustic story-songs, wordplay and acrobatic antics, complete with Nala’s amazing hula hoop artistry.
“Dr. Seuss is the king of creativity and an icon of the power of imagination. He dreamed up impossible and amusing images (like the Bee-Watcher-Watcher watching the Watcher who’s watching the Bee) and brought them to life with his colorful sketches and meticulous rhymes,” explains Keeth. “He was way ahead of his time.”
The Harmonica Pocket is a Puget Sound based group known for “thoroughly catchy, toe-tapping indie-pop tunes.” Their children’s album LADYBUG ONE is a collection of original and classic tunes which celebrates the delight of nature. The CD has won national acclaim, including a Parents’ Choice Award and favorable reviews in the Seattle Times, San Jose Mercury News, New York Post, Mothering, Cricket, Time Out New York and Cookie magazines. This truly “green” recording was produced off the grid at the group’s solar-powered studios on an island in Puget Sound.
The “Get Loose with Seuss” performance schedule includes these dates.
For complete details please visit: http://www.harmonicapocket.com/calendar/index.html
- Friday, February 26, 1 pm – Coupeville Elementary School – free
- Thursday, March 4, 10 am and 4 pm - Olympia and Belfair libraries – free
- Saturday, March 6, 11 am and 2:30 pm - Tumwater and Lacey libraries – free
- Sunday, March 7, 7 pm – Roxy Theater, Morton
- Sunday, March 21, 2 pm – Oak Harbor Library – free
- Sunday, April 11, 11:30 am – Alphabet Soup Children’s Books, Seattle – free
Follow up to last weeks post. The Fun Police released their first music video at Doyle’s Pub Saturday night in front of a full house. The song is ‘Temporary Lapse of Sanity’ from their debut album, ‘You Better Run’, which was recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle, and produced by Conrad Uno. The video is now available on YouTube, and it would be here, but apparently the only blog that I cannot figure out how to embed YouTube video on is this one. You will have to click the link.
This might come as a surprise to you, but Auburn is no more…. HOWEVER! Sean, Jesse and Yehuda are still making great heavy music, but just calling it something else, Masonic Weird!
They’re still working in the studio to put out what will be a debut full length record, that will be a self titled (that’s right, we’re changing that name too) LP.
You’ll be hearing new music this summer from Masonic Weird, or even sooner if you’re at any of our shows before then!
P.S. YOU CAN STILL DOWNLOAD FREE MP3s from our new website, MASONICWEIRD.COM!
- Sara Brickner, Eugene Weekly (Nov 26, 2008)
“…influenced by that Victorian steampunk trio. Dainty parasols and lacy tops complete the visual image, but it’s the haunting melodies that really give color to the picture. And if Rasputina is commonly known as “cello rock,” you might just tag these girls with “keyboard rock.” ”
- Vanessa Salvia, Eugene Weekly (Aug 20, 2009)