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
BOOM! Wait.. WHAT!? All Ages Show TONIGHT 7pm: Metal Chocolates, Katie Kate, White Rainbow, Side Pony! Dang!
Posted By Dj Freebop on 03/23/2012 at 08:49PM
What magic is this? A cross section of the region's most expressive, poetic, adventurous, REAL loop-based beat-makers and verbal gem-slangers gracing a mini-stage in the Central District's most righteous bike-shop??
Wait…WHAT?? All this shining shizzle is DONATION ONLY? And all-ages? TONIGHT??
GET IN! This event is precisely why your mama and papa gave birth to your naked earthly soul. Bring it, shake it, release it, repeat!
Check this massive line-up:
SIDE PONY: Free-wheeling female MCs Dalisha P. and Kristin B. speak of the erogenous avalanche of thick-girl liberation. Ride this joyous pony to the galloping psychedelic BEACON beat genius of DJ wailin' WD4D. Endless love.
WHITE RAINBOW: Elite PDX funk scientist SGT. ADAM FORKNER emerges TONIGHT from his underground chamber with his latest neurotoxic vibratory audio landscapes to release into your tender tissues. The technical PURPLE side of OREGON's chief diva-powered export, namely PURPLE & GREEN, Forkner pilots the pizza in classic kingly solo banger-mode TONIGHT. Rock on.
KATIE KATE: Seattle's original chill frantic female MC/BEAT-BUILDER presents her bad amazon self TONIGHT FOR YOUR EDUMACATION. KK is a cybersoul architect of the first rank, holding her ground fiercely, crushing like a scifi tigress. Seattle loves to argue that it's world-class. KATIE KATE produces the pop documents that prove the case. Priceless angry majestic forever may she wave.
METAL CHOCOLATES: Bring the hyphens! The grey matter-bending hyper-kinetic super-collision of Flint Michigan-spawned speedstyle electropoet RIK RUDE and genre-gobblin' MASTER DJ/MC hustle-professor OC NOTES smash all recorded music history into its novel energetic sub-partlcles, TONIGHT AT 20/20 CYCLE shouting out to the hero underdog kings and queens from Ancient Egypt to cardboard piss palaces blooming beneath the viaduct of this global dingdong shipyard metropolis. Trent Moorman brings live drum reality ground to this florid fractalicious escapade. Be the feeling. The masses are gonna win this world. TONIGHT.
TONIGHT from 7pm at 20/20 Cycle Shop. 2020 East Union in the PROUD HEART of Seattle's CENTRAL DISTRICT.
With love, sincerity and respect for all time and all people of peace, wisdom and dignity forever and before,
@DJfreeBOP / @CENTRALSOUNDS every wednesday 9 - 11pm SEATTLE
Posted By DJ Garrett on 03/16/2012 at 06:53PM
Seriously, it doesn't get any better than this! Trading Musician graciously donated a freaking $700 drumset to raffle off at our Teen Showcase at VERA for this years Magma Festival! Look at this thing - isn't she a beaut? You can win it for only $3 smackers. Just show up THIS SATURDAY (March 17th).
Must be present to win! But that's okay, because we have a ton of rad local teen bands from all over the state! Seattle locals Marchantia, Echo 9, Ton Null, Bellingham's Rat Riot, Kelso's Sea-cats and Special Explosion from the Eastside! Check out the facebook invite for more details! Would love to see you there!
Posted By DJ Garrett on 03/16/2012 at 10:52PM
Here's a writeup about Friday's Magma Fest show at The Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford from the Stranger!
"(Friday's) Magma Fest lineup includes some of the Northwest's most rigorous experimental-music explorers. Perhaps best known of the lot is Stuart Dempster, trombonist for the Deep Listening Band, which features the great minimalist composer/accordionist Pauline Oliveros. Often recording in a massive Port Townsend cistern, Dempster is mainly interested in stately, ethereal drones that morph infinitesimally, suggesting a soundtrack for a utopian eternity of calm and peace. Cellist/bassist Paul Rucker's improvisations and compositions typically are augmented by, in his words, "infrared beams, lasers, touch pads... video, photography, animation, and large-format printing." Sounds and images pun with and complement one another with a cleverly playful intellectual heft. DAVE SEGAL"
While you're at it, check out the Nonsequitur blog for other experimental/improv music coming up in Seattle: http://nseq.blogspot.com/