Posted By DJ Elle on 03/09/2012 at 12:42AM
Hollow Earth Radio’s Magma FestivalCurated By Bad For Jazz + Table & Chairs March 24, 2012 @ 7pm Chapel Performance Space Sliding scale donations
Hollow Earth Radio’s annual March-long Magma Festival has selected the improvisational happening organization Bad For Jazz and local out-jazz record label Table & Chairs to curate their slant on Seattle’s underground jazz offerings. Tonight’s event will feature four diverse performances by just a fraction of Seattle’s young and seasoned jazz interpreters. Aside from this unique grouping of performers, all artists are expected to improvise their sets, making this a one-of-a-kind happening not to brush off the radar of must-attend shows. Performance lineup as follows:
KING TEARS BAT TRIP – This rhythm-dynamic big beat septet consists of 5 drummers, 1 guitarist, and 1 saxophonist. Their tribal anxiety is iced-over w/ melodic near noise-toned guitar and bemoaning sax that shifts hinted themes into far off/far out improvisational breakdowns. This date will also see the digital release of their new album on band member Luke Bergman’s Table & Chairs Records. www.tableandchairsmusic.com
FIGEATER - Disjointed, amok-running, yet weaving explorations of innate genre fusing by multi- instrumentalist/vocalist Beth Fleenor. This quartet’s songlike psychedelic freakout episodes unsnap for punctuated improvisations that re-button into sonic spelunking. www.thefrankagency.org
WA– Sometimes a duo helmed by the breakneck guitarist/saxophonist Simon Henneman and percussionist Greg Klepligner. Sometimes a quartet w/ note annulling guitarist CJ Stout and the tonality totality of bicycle-playing/electronic artist Sean Lane. Always a lock on eureka performances, no matter the lineup. These veteran jazz chancers streamline sharp updates to 1960’s Impulse New-Thing into the duct of ever-inventiveness. http://www.tableandchairsmusic.com/artists/wa
T’TH & HARE – This ex Unfair Parents duo will be debuting what can only be expected to be flat out hyper noise jazz. The only reference can (ahem, will) mention is that the instrumentation will consist of Billy Safarik (formerly of MOUNTAINSS to boot) alternating between fleeting saxophone and guitar with drummer/trombonist Aaron Weinberg as the anchor. This evening’s wildcard indeed. (no link on purpose)
Posted By Hannah Danforth on 01/02/2012 at 10:42PM
Join us for the FIRST ever Bad For Jazz Grand Lunar Radio Hour!
Friday January 6th, 2012
8pm to 11pm at Hollow Earth Radio.
2012 Sees Bad For Jazz & Hollow Earth Radio Getting Buddy-Buddy Each Month To Feature Artists Who Will Give An On-Air, Improvised In-Studio Performance & Interview. Friday January 6th Will Be Our Launch Show From Inside The Moon.
This monthly show is brought to you by the founder of Bad for Jazz, Justin Legg and curated by Rachel LeBlanc (formerly of Mute Cacophony)
Wynton Marsalis, The Artistic Director of Their Jazz At The Lincoln Center, Teaches Jazz Does Not Exist After The Year 1964. Providing His Influence, We Slap Back At His Science Killing Teachings. The Nature of Jazz Is To Improvise, Enliven Ideas, And Embellish Instrumentation In Order To Accelerate The Transformation of Music And Non-Music In All Genres. Wynton Marsalis Is Bad For Jazz.
Bad For Jazz Provides Audio Based Artists of All Genera The Necessary Forums To Perform And Record By Appropriating Themselves Toward The Method of Expressive Improvisation, Our Jazz.
Past Audio Performers, Visual Artists, And Venues: Adair Tudor (Seattle) Bunker Kazui (Seattle) Dead Air Fresheners (Portland/Olympia/Seattle) Hostile Makeover (Portland) Paul Hoskin (Seattle) HYMEN (Seattle) Derek M Johnson (Olympia) DJ Funzilla (Seattle) Forrest Friends (Seattle) Hollow Earth Radio (Central District, Seattle) In Arts NW (Capitol Hill, Seattle) The Josephine (Ballard, Seattle) Lavas Magmas (Portland) Margo Bird (Seattle) Melt-Face (Indianapolis) Merdique (Seattle) Mood Organ (Seattle) Operation ID (Seattle) Overdose The Katatonic (Seattle) Pattermaster (Seattle) Power Skeleton (Freedonia, WA) Privy (Seattle) Shithouse (Seattle) Sissy Fist did. (Seattle) Sexually Transmitted Rainbow (Seattle) SPACE (Pioneer Square, Seattle) Sten Skogen (Seattle) Sue Ann Harkey (Seattle) Wally Shoup (Seattle) Unfair Parents (Seattle) Veronica Smith (Seattle) WaMu (Seattle) Ya Ho Wha 33 (Los Angeles)