Archive | July 2012

FRANKLY MONDAY 7/30 features MONKTAIL’S NON GRATA, O.P.S + DARIO ELIA, and 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.

More about the artists

SPECIAL O.P.S. (Ostrowski-Parris-Seman) is a free improvisation commando unit replete with dark regalia, sonic hand grenades and a warped sense of humor. Their performances draw influence from contemporary chamber composition, small group jazz improvisation, electronic experimentalism, dark metal, droll wit and sonic shenanigans from the subtle to the scabrous. It’s black noise and white noise. It’s cross-genre pollination boiled in ammonia, cured in bleach, dipped in battery acid and ignited with the American flag. It’s a damn good time.

As musician, singer, composer and producer, DARIO ELIA is an important part of the experimental/improv scene in Italy. His music has been often compared to David Sylvian, Nick Cave, Mike Patton, Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. He has a huge number of active collaborations with many international musicians and sound artists. In the last two years, he has extensively toured Italy, Russia, Spain, Serbia, Thailand and Japan.

BETH FLEENOR (clarinets/vocal percussion) harbors a strong love for variety and all forms of sonic manipulation, a flexibility that has allowed her to move freely through genres including, but not limited to, jazz, rock, classical, contemporary chamber, Slavic & American folk, metal, punk, ambient, surf and noise. Her work has been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installations, modern dance, and film, appearing in concert halls, clubs, prisons, schools, festivals, theaters, streets and galleries. Currently she can found performing with Crystal Beth, Figeater, Owcharuk’s PLY, Sam Boshnack Quintet,, Double Yoko, Tango Ahora!, Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, and Seattle Conduction Band.

Frankly Mondays (can be awesome)

July 30 – 8pm

Royal Room

5000 Rainier AVe

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

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HORVITZ’S SEATTLE CONDUCTION BAND at ROYAL ROOM TONIGHT

Seattle Conduction Band plays its final show of the summer at the Royal Room this evening. Led by Wayne Horvitz, the band features Beth Fleenor, Samantha Boshnack, and other fine fixtures of the Seattle music community including Steve Moore, Geoff Harper, Craig Flory, Naomi Seigel, Kate Olson, and more.

Monday, July 16 – 8pm

Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S

Information: www.theroyalroomseattle.com

SAM BOSHNACK PLAYING WITH THAO + THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN

Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack will be joining THAO with the GET DOWN STAY DOWN for two shows this weekend:

Friday, July 13 – LA

Saturday, July 14 – Pasadena

More info: http://thaomusic.com/

PARIS HURLEY TALKS ABOUT TOURING THE BALKANS, SHAME RESEARCH, AND MORE

Violinist Paris Hurley talks about touring the Balkans with Kultur Shock, her shame research & more…

I AM HUMAN – YOU ARE HUMAN – IT IS A SHARED EXPERIENCE

 

OUR GARDEN BRAIN ECONOMY: WRITTEN BY ERIC LIU & NICK HANAUER

Op-ed penned by Eric Liu & Nick Hanauer in today’s New York Times, distilling part of the argument made in their new book, The Gardens of Democracy. This particular piece focuses on the economy.

Click to read full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/opinion/our-gardenbrain-economy.html?hp

FREEHOLD’S KING LEAR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

After touring to prisons, a hospital, and a military base, the Freehold Engaged Theatre crew brings this year’s production of KING LEAR to the general public. Directed by Robin Lynn Smith with an incredible cast, and including a score by Kultur Shock’s Gino Jevdjevich, performed by Beth Fleenor (clarinet/percussion/voice) and Michael Owcharuk (accordion/xylophone/voice), this is the final opportunity to catch this production.

Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15  at the Lee Center on 12th.

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The performances are FREE but a reservation is highly suggested – most shows sell out.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251700

NEW KULTUR SHOCK VIDEO – PANIC!

Another new video from Kultur Shock’s impending record Tales from Grandpa Guru, Vol. 1 – featuring Paris Hurley!

Available July 31, 2012, Panic! is the second release from Kultur Shock’s latest album.

An ode to the Occupy movement and citizen uprisings all over the world. A call to take back our world from the monied interests who shape the world for their own benefit.

Directed and edited by krk nordenstrom of RAWK!
http://www.rawkvideo.com
http://www.kulturshockdoc.com
http://www.KulturShock.com