Archive | July 2013

BETH FLEENOR PROJECTS EARLY AUGUST

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Fleenor writes: “the volcanic drummer Ryan Oslance  (of the band Aleuchatistas) is coming to town and we’re doing some shows…
Tue 8/6 Workshop Ensemble (WE) will do our piece “Temple” at the Electric Tea Garden where we surround the audience and play blindfolded creating a sound bath…there will be 3!!! percussionists to enhance your vibrating pleasure!
Fri 8/9 the Amplified Clarinet Trio with myself, Amy Denio & Craig Flory will kick off the night, followed by duets and other combustible configurations with Ryan.
Shows are donation based – come one come all!”
More information: www.bethfleenor.com
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ZERO G SERIES WITH SLINGSHOT SONGS & MICHAEL OWCHARUK QUINTET

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Sunday, August 4 – 8pm
White Rabbit
513 N 36th St.
$5 (21+)

Slingshot Songs
with Jessica Lurie, Sam Boshnack, Beth Fleenor, Amy Denio, Jacques Willis, Evan Flory Barnes & Dave Abramson

Michael Owcharuk Quintet

Fundamental Forces

more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/181282448714652/?ref=3

HELP THE TIPTONS PRODUCE A NEW ALBUM

The Tiptons have recorded their 12th CD ‘tiny lower case’ in beautiful ITALY and are working hard to bring it to you this Fall!

While touring in Europe this past March, they passed three jam-packed days at Digitube Studios in Mantova, recording ten brand new original tunes, inviting Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli to join on ‘Amara Terra Mia’, and a Led Zepplin/Carpenters mash-up that must heard to be believed!!

Read more about the project and make a donation / share with your friends: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-the-tiptons-produce-our-new-album-and-provide-tour-support

INVEST IN CULTURE!

AMY O’NEAL NAMED FINALIST FOR 2013 STRANGER GENIUS AWARD IN PERFORMANCE

amy-400“Delicate, wide-eyed girls with mouths that never open are about the only thing you will never find in Amy O’Neal’s dances. Onstage in her first big solo show last fall, when Big Boi and Verdi came together to make sweet musical love, she cranked up the volume, threw up her arms, and shoved her tongue right out of her mouth. A few minutes later, she was on the highest possible clear-plastic stilettos, dancing like ballet’s Cinderella, until she stripped off a layer, grabbed a mic, sang a shrewd version of “Money Changes Everything,” and did an elaborate pole dance that resulted in a seated position with her heels clicking together like Dorothy’s, little neon lights inside the heels flashing with each click. Appearing on giant projection screens throughout the performance were statements and questions she’d written about cultural sampling, sex, gender, power, history, and her influences. She’d published an essay while booty popping.”

Read more about Amy O and other Performance Finalists Zoe Scofield and Pat Graney
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/2013-performance-genius-award-finalists/Content?oid=16948888

Read more about the Stranger Genius Awards
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/finalists-for-the-11th-annual-genius-awards/Content?oid=16948137

photo by Kelly O

AMY O’NEAL AWARDED 2013 ARTIST TRUST FELLOWSHIP

ONeal_4_amy_la_2012-67Artist Trust Fellowships are awarded to Washington State artists of exceptional talent, demonstrated ability, professional achievement and continuing dedication to an artistic discipline. Selected by independent panelists from over 400 applications, Amy O was one of 18 artists awarded a 2013 Fellowship.

Other 2013 Fellowship Recipients include: Emerging Fields & Cross-disciplinary Arts: Robb Kunz; SuttonBeresCuller. Traditional & Folk Arts: David Boxley; Sharon Glenn; Delbert Miller; Oleksandra Pryveda. Visual Arts: Leo Berk; Chris Crites; Michelle Forsyth; Ronald Hall; Jeremy Mangan; Richard Martinez; Amie McNeel; Saya Moriyasu; Preston Singletary. Performing Arts: Etienne Cakpo; Amy O’Neal.

Congratulations Amy O and all you fine artists of Washington State!

Read more about the 2013 Artist Trust Fellowships:
http://artisttrust.org/index.php/news/press-release/artist_trust_awards_137500_to_18_washington_state_artists

photo by Gabriel Bienczycki

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND WITH MIKE DILLON BAND 7/19

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Friday, July 19
Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave NW
9pm doors  / 10pm show
$8

BUY TICKETS: http://www.sunsettavern.com/calendar/event/mike-dillon-band-with-guests
  

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom, as the band opens for infamous sonic madman Mike Dillon’s latest project.

The Mike Dillon Band released their debut Record “Urn” on Royal Potato Family in September 2012. They have since been living in a van and have toured with Fishbone, Umphery’s MCGee and Marco Benevento. Mike has been destroying percussion and touring since 1989. This band also features the powerful Carly Meyers.

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

Information: http://www.bethfleenor.com / http://www.mikedillonvibes.com

SEATTLE DANCES REVIEW OF PATINA AS PART OF UMAMI’S CONSTELLATION HALF-REMEMBERED

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“Patina was a true collaboration between dancers, musicians, set, lighting, audience, and just about everything else in the room.”

Read full review: http://seattledances.blogspot.com/2013/07/patina-provides-evening-of.html

Photo by Bruce Tom