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Posted By DJ Garrett on 03/28/2012 at 03:22AM
Friends - our fifth annual Magma Festival is coming to a close THIS WEEKEND. ARE YOU READY FOR THE ERUPTION?Prepare yourself: This Friday kicks off an explosive weekend with the music of WHITE COWARD coming straight to your face. This explosive little band is gonna rip the place apart. Dogs and cats, living together. It will be anarchy.
Here's how Kenneth of Off Tempo describes White Coward:"This show was packed. It was crazy how many people were there and how posi-mosh everyone was. It’s the most smiles I’ve seen in a mosh pit in a while. Troy (bassist / singer, also in Stickers) is singing whatever it is that he’s singing. I can’t understand much of it but I think a couple songs are about eating that 13 egg omelet at Beth’s Café on Aurora. I haven’t eaten that particular endtrée yet but when I can get my hands on whatever recorded material White Coward puts out in the future, I’ll look for the songs that are reviewing the experience of that meal.
I remember on the trip back home, the van I was busy with talking about how great White Coward was and how great the show was overall. How much shredding and kind shoving occurred."
Pair that with legendary Roger Nusic. I know very little about this guy, other than that he's a one man band playing violin/guitar over electronic beats singing about burning money (see his album titled: "Burn or Save?" with him in piles of dollar bills). Somewhere on the internet I read that his first show was opening for Nirvana at Satyricon.
It's sure to be a thriller - I mean, check out this video!???
Here's the first verse off one of my favorite of his songs: Alternative Punky Day
Also on the bill: FAN TAS TIC Seattle pop punk band THE WEBS who have A ONE SONG DEMO here: duh webs
We also recently did an instudio w/ the band which you can download and listen to as a podcast here
Also, completely unpredictable Gio Ricci has a new band Space Cadet 5. He's one of our dj's here at the station but no one has seen him in months. He is an international man of mystery.
This all goes down THIS FRIDAY at Hollow Earth Radio! Get there at like 8:30. We start prompt.
Posted By DJ Garrett on 03/23/2012 at 08:28PM
Wanted to give a status update on the $700 drumset that Trading Musician donated to our raffle! We have a winner! It's young Devin of the fabulous band "The Pink Pajamas". He was totally excited to get the prize (of course). And although he is the guitar player in the band, they've been having to borrow the neighbors kit to practice so now they'll have a brand new shiny one! So exciting!
BTW - if you missed the Teen Showcase, you really missed out. I've been helping curate the Magma Festival for the past five years, and it was probably up there as one of my favorite shows we've done. All the bands were super tight and the place was just crawling with young people dancing around like crazy and supporting each other. I guess I've become jaded thinking that no one will dance at shows anymore, but this weekend made me realize - "hey, no one dances at the shows you go to because you are old and everyone else there is old". I saw teenagers stage diving and whipping their hair. It was an absolute blast! Here are two videos from the show, the bands Yellow Peril and Rat Riot (Bellingham).
If you have any other video, let me know!
We wanted to thank Trading Musician again for making this happen and helping keep the festival alive! Also, here are all the sponsors for the entire Magma Festival, and here's a special thank you to them as well. We really appreciate it. If you frequent any of these places, let them know that's it rad they took the time to give to our freaky little radio station.
- 20/20 cycles
- Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly
- Cafe Ladro
- Center for Wooden Boats
- Craft Curious/Brass Curious
- Cumulus Music Festival
- Cupcake Royale
- Fierce Bodies
- Grand Illusion Cinema
- Georgetown Records
- GGNZLA Records
- Hawthorne Stereo
- Half Price Books
- Hardly Art
- Hot House Spa</a
- Landmark Theater Group
- Left Bank Books
- Light in The Attic
- Jillian's Billiards
- Meter Music School
- Off Tempo!
- Pegasus Books
- Pop Chips!
- Radar Hair & Records
- Satisfaction Records
- Sip and Ship
- Sonic Boom Records
- Sunday Drive Designs
- Sub Pop
- Table & Chairs Records
- Trading Musician
- Victrola Coffee
- Woodland Park Zoo
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 Moondog on 03/08/2012 at 03:22AM
Red Velvet. Rainbow Glitter. Rad Queers.
This Friday, March 9th! Magma Festival and Golden Daggers Vaudeville present a very Special Queer Variety Show!
Dave End (San Francisco) - With an accordion, a golden throat, and expertly-applied eyeshadow, Dave End may just change your life. She is equal parts Wizened Sage and Baudy Comic. Her one-person shows are glimpses into a glitter-dust universe. In one sentence: Dave End dazzles.
Clyde Peterson (SEA) - Clyde is an artwork powerhouse. Playing shows as Your Heart Breaks, presenting rad and raunchy experimental films, and generally hauling ass on everything from silk-screening to punk-quilting. This dude does it all. For Golden Daggers, he'll be screening shorts from his new and riotous queer animation series: Fanning the Flames of Faggot Lust.
Theo Hilton (SEA) - Theo has set hearts and minds on fire as part of the musical projects Defiance, Ohio and Nana Grizol. His songs are handhewn vignettes of punk ethics and cross-country friendships. He's a lyrical painter; a poet-wordsculptor.
At the Grand Illusion Cinema!
Doors at 9 pm
Show at 9:30 pm
Posted By DJ Garrett on 03/07/2012 at 08:42PM
READY TO GET YOUR MAGMA ON THIS WEEKEND????