Posts tagged with "Seattle"

Live Report: M. Geddes Gengras @ Rare Air (4.12.2016)

May 5, 2016

Live Report: M. Geddes Gengras @ Rare Air (4.12.2016) On any given night, patrons at Seattle’s Q Nightclub might expect to hear bumping house music in a setting that’s 50% ultra lounge, 50% dance club, and 100% meat market. The club’s specs boast a state-of-the-art sound system, which is accurate, but the vibe is not one that particularly... 

Live Report: MSHR & Max Eilbacher @ Hollow Earth Radio (11.27.2015)

December 2, 2015

Live Report: MSHR & Max Eilbacher @ Hollow Earth Radio (11.27.2015) Last weekend, some three dozen diehard experimental noise fiends packed into Seattle’s Hollow Earth Radio to indulge in a post-Thanksgiving performance by Portland, OR multimedia duo MSHR and Baltimore-based musique concrète wunderkind Max Eilbacher. Despite there being no local bands on the... 

Substrata 1.5 in Photos

July 28, 2015

Substrata 1.5 in Photos In 2011, a time when the term “summer festival” had already come to connote the massive, multi-stage, corporate-sponsored events which have since become the norm, Rafael Anton Irisarri envisioned Substrata — a different kind of model for showcasing live music. The first edition of Substrata... 

Half High – Calling Nina

August 18, 2014

Half High – Calling Nina Recorded live in a supposedly haunted space in Sydney, Australia, Half High’s new Calling Nina tape doesn’t skimp on the spooky vibes, whether it’s synths that drive with a percussive edge or otherworldly sounds and shapes being conjured on their array of gear. Most effective is the... 

Premiere: Goodwin – “B Blue”

July 14, 2014

Premiere: Goodwin – “B Blue” Since its inception, Seattle’s MOTOR Collective has been churning out a consistent stream of engaging, psych-infused techno, with Airport, HOM, and The H having brought their A-games to their respective releases. Portland, OR’s Scott Goodwin, a regular performer at the MOTOR nights (see... 

Live Report: MOTOR XI featuring Powell, Black Hat, Chris Davis, and Mood Organ

March 20, 2014

Live Report: MOTOR XI featuring Powell, Black Hat, Chris Davis, and Mood Organ The last time I went to the Highline bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was for Debacle Fest 2013, where a group of noise artists assaulted ears for the better part of three hours on an unseasonably hot day in the city. The Highline, a vegan metal bar nestled on the second level of a small... 

HOM – Bound/Somn

February 5, 2014

HOM – Bound/Somn For those who need an introduction, MOTOR is a collective based in Seattle and made up of Debacle Records head Samuel Melancon, Andrew T Lench (DJ Slow), Jayson Kochan (Airport/TJ MAX), Jonathan James Carr (Patternmaster), and Timm Mason (Mood Organ/TJ MAX). There are regular concerts featuring the... 

Belgian Fog – “YouDriveMeToMadness”

September 24, 2013

Belgian Fog – “YouDriveMeToMadness” Seattle-based musician and DJ Robert Dale, assistant to Kevin Cole on KEXP’s afternoon show, operates otherwise behind the alias Belgian Fog, producing vibrant synth pop guided by his own versatile and evocative vocals. “YouDriveMeToMadness” is the second single that Dale has released... 

Live Report: Motor VII featuring Pete Swanson, Goodwin, Black Hat, & Mood Organ & The Lo-Fi (8/29/13)

September 5, 2013

Live Report: Motor VII featuring Pete Swanson, Goodwin, Black Hat, & Mood Organ & The Lo-Fi (8/29/13) An off-shoot of Seattle’s Debacle Records, MOTOR is a bi-monthly showcase of local electronic talents, which focuses on five current core members, including Samuel Melancon, Andrew Lench, Jayson Kochan, Jonathan James Carr, and Timm Mason. While each of the five core members perform and DJ during... 

Decoder Does Debacle: A Live Report of Debacle Fest 2013

May 14, 2013

Decoder Does Debacle: A Live Report of Debacle Fest 2013 “It sounds like a generator in there,” read a text from a friend drinking a beer across the street from the FRED Wildlife Refuge. I couldn’t help but agree as Total Life’s Kevin Doria finished up his set, which entailed 20 minutes of drone, noise, and warped sonics emanating from a mysterious...