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SHOW 12/20: CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND WITH PIGPEN AND SUNCHASERS

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Sunchasers
Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
Pigpen
8:30p @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave. S.

http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Sunchasers is the latest project from Seattle-based trombonist and composer Naomi Siegel. Siegel’s music employs deep grooves, folk-like melodies and collective, soulful improvisation. Written while traveling in Senegal, Gambia and Costa Rica over the past several years, her compositions are inspired by a diversity of influences while featuring her own distinct compositional voice. Sunchasers features Geoff Harper on bass, Steven Bell on vibraphone and Thione Diop on percussion.

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…
*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.

Pigpen was the beginning of a long term musical partnership between Wayne Horvitz and alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss. Special projects included collaborations with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, The Billy Tipton Saxophone Quartet, Bill Frisell, and Seattle icon Skerik. Pigpen has recorded 3 CDs for the Tim Kerr Label, Halfrack (1993), Miss Ann (1994) and Daylight (1997).
“If I had to guess what this was, without looking at the press kit, I would probably say something like, four guys locked into a studio with all this gear, lots of food, LSD, some pot, and a madman with something new to prove. This one’s a keeper!” – Jeff Daniel, Pandemonium

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11/20 CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND LIVE

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FRANKLY MONDAYS 9/30 WITH HORVITZ+FLEENOR DUO / CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND

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FRANKLY MONDAYS (can be awesome)

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND
WAYNE HORVITZ + BETH FLEENOR DUO

Monday, September 30 – 8pm

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S
8pm

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) brings her personal brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop ritual trance psychedelia to the Royal Room. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom…

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

Wayne Horvitz (piano/keyboard/electronics) & Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice/electronics) start the evening with an improvised set of music ranging from pastoral to raucously visceral.

Information: www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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

FRANKLY MONDAYS 6/24: CRYSTAL BETH (solo) & WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE

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Monday, June 24 – 8pm

Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

In Crystal Beth* (solo) multi-instrumentalist/composer Beth Fleenor spins sound using voice, clarinet, loops and effects, weaving a participatory aural ritual encompassing urban tribal chants & improvisations, alien disco breaks and robot love songs.

*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.

Featured in the second set, Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble (WE) present an ever growing number of exploratory scores based on an in-depth practice of mutual respect. A 12-piece modular ensemble, WE create music super charged with compositional and collective intent. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction, sonic meditation, and cross-stitched graphic scores. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble, in a practice of non-visual, non-verbal empathic communication.

This performance will feature: Michele Khazak (voice), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez (reeds), Naomi Seigel (trombone), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Evan Flory Barnes (bass), Greg Campbell (percussion/horn), Adam Kozie (drums), and Beth Fleenor (clarinet, voice, composition).

Sometimes it’s groovy, sometimes it’s serene, sometimes it’s a noise bath, WE are always grounded in power, intention, and respect.

www.bethfleenor.com

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND RETURN 6/7

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Friday, June 7 – 9pm start / CB on at 11pm

Josephine
608 NW 65th St  

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* brings her personal brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop – a trance psychedelia ritual – back to the Josephine. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom Band.

*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.

http://www.bethfleenor.com