Archive | July 2012

FRANKLY MONDAYS TONIGHT 7/30 – Royal Room

Frankly Mondays (can be awesome)

July 30 – 8pm

Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave

The Stephen Parris Farewell show…

Frankly Mondays features a very special evening of merriment with the Monktail Creative Music Concern. Guitarist Stephen Parris, a principle organ in MCMC’s core body, is leaving Seattle….to send him on his way in style, the collective will come together and do what they do best – have a giant sonic party.

The event begins with Special O.P.S joined by special guests Beth Fleenor & Italian guitarist Dario Elia, and finishes out with the flagship big band Non Grata.

Information: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/index.php

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PLY TONIGHT 7/27 – NEW SOUNDS

Michael Owhcharuk’s PLY takes over Egan’s tonight, performing music from the pianists 2011 Tune-a-Day project. Featuring 12 works from the 365 generated – performed by Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Paul Kemmish (bass) & Max Wood (drums). Tonight the band is going electric for the first time, checking out some new possibilities as they continue to unearth this music.

Here’s a recording of the acoustic version of the group at the Royal Room last month: http://kennedy-williams.net/scoobiesnax/2012/06/ply-the-royal-room/

(special thanks to Steve Kennedy Williams for documenting/archiving)

Friday, July 27 – 9pm / Egan’s Ballard Jam House

 

KULTUR SHOCK’S LATEST – TALES OF GRANDPA GURU, VOL. 1 – NOW AVAILABLE

The latest record from Balkan punk legends Kultur Shock, featuring Paris Hurley (violin, voice), is now available!!!

TALES OF GRANDPA GURU, VOL. 1

Please support the sustainability of artists doing their jobs by purchasing, if you can. Enjoy!

more information: http://kulturshock.bandcamp.com/album/tales-of-grandpa-guru-vol-1

*Cover art by TICO TIKULIN

OWCHARUK’S PLY at EGAN’S 7/27

Michael Owcharuk’s PLY

with Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Paul Kemmish (bass) & Max Wood (drums)

PLY is a new quartet performing music from Owcharuk’s 2011-2012 Tune A Day project, where he wrote a tune every single day for the year. For this show, the quartet will be going electric to create more sonic mayhem. Good times.

Friday, July 27

Egan’s Ballard Jam House

1707 NW Market Street

Information: http://owcharukmusic.com/

STEPHEN PARRIS FAREWELL SHOW 7/30

Join us for Frankly Mondays this coming Monday, July 29 to bid farewell to one of the Frank Agency’s favorite guitarists/composers. Featuring an evening of music from the Monktail Creative Music Concern, with very special guests. let’s gather to send this artist off to the next chapter, with a BIG loving Seattle good-bye.

more about the artist

Guitarist and composer STEPHEN PARRIS has been a vital figure in Seattle’s Monktail Creative Music Concern for over a decade as a member of the ensembles Special O.P.S., Non Grata, The Monktail Raymond Scott Orchestra, Shit Orange Horsey, Hunt & Peck, and Rusty Nail if you remember that one. He is also an active member of Gamelan Pacifica, the Heaney-Parris-Rea Guitar Threesome, and a couple of kick ass bar bands. Recent recordings where Stephen can be heard include “Lou Harrison: Scenes From Cavafy” on New World Records, and “Arm Me” By Special O.P.S. on Monktail Records. Radically different albums, but both rather enjoyable in their own way. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Cornish College of the Arts.

Frankly Mondays (can be awesome)

July 30 – 8pm

Royal Room

5000 Rainier AVe

Information: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/index.php

WHY ARTS EDUCATION IS A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE

Posted by Anthony Brandt for ArtsBlog.

“Access to arts education is one of the civil rights issues of our time….Creativity is not a specialized gift. Rather, it is an underlying mechanism of our mental lives. Our brains are constantly choosing:  automate or mediate? Do I want the same answer every time or do I want options and novelty?……Because mediation is so extensive in human cognition, our thinking is truly an art form. Without training and practice in both facets of our intelligence, we diminish our brain function.”

> read entire article:
http://blog.artsusa.org/2012/03/15/its-about-freedom-of-thought-why-arts-education-is-a-civil-rights-issue/