I made a groovy poster for this show coming up next weekend. Saturday, May 31st at 9pm:::::
FATHER MURPHY (from Verona, Italy!)
Jen Grady (solo cello and electronics!)
Arrington de Dionyso and China Star- (Throatsinging, contrabass clarinet, and singing glass!)
At the Northern: OLYMPIA ALL AGES PROJECT
Our friend and neighbor Tyson Ballew is hosting an exciting DIY, all-ages arts and music festival in his town of Bellingham, WA! This will be the third year for Tummy Fest, named for Tyson’s label, Tummy Rock Records. They have a Kickstarter going (which is ever so close to its goal) in order to support all the bands and venues that are making this fest possible. Check it out; drive to Bellingham; see some awesome bands you love already or have yet to discover. Make a friend; support your friends; have fun; feel included; or just admire this photo (above) of Imogen and Tyson starting off into the distance. Dreamy.
My name is Tyson Ballew. I am a DIY musician. I have been releasing my own music since I was 16 on tapes and cdrs.I’m 30 now and doing the same thing. Booking shows and doing this music thing is all I know how to do. Sometimes it makes me crazy. But mostly it’s how I’ve meet everyone I love. It’s what keeps me going. To honor this endless pursuit of creative exploration and friendship I am hosting Tummy Fest III, a 3 day Art’s, Pop, and Punk Festival JUNE 6th-8th. It’s all ages. I will be playing a set of some of my solo music Sunday June 8th at Make.Shift during the festival. I am going to post links and bios of all the bands playing Tummy Fest over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for being apart of my life in whatever capacity you are. You’re all so beautiful and I can’t wait for us to spend some quality time together.
Tomorrow @ Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97227:
For the past 8 years LAKE have been a consistent and nearly flawless presence in PacNW pop music. With honest and helpful lyrics by co-lead singers Ashley Eriksson and Eli Moore and band arrangements to rival any 70’s am radio chart toppers, they are certainly one of the gems of K RECORDS powerful catalog.
Uraguay born, NYC based, Juan Waters offers a similar honest and endearing lyrical style while taking a moment from his beloved garage-punk band, THE BEETS, to tour supporting his intimate solo debut on CAPTURED TRACKS called N.A.P. North American Poetry.
The Ocean Floor will play a set that is mostly a collection of songs that explore miniature moments of extroadinary reality, how your siblings probably did try in their way to do what’s best for you, and leaving your loved one’s behind when you go somewhere and you go there alone. Through use of analog synthesizers, samplers, and electric piano, stories are told and soundscapes are sounded.
Doors are at 8.
The Ocean Floor begins at 9.
Tickets are $8. DOS tickets are $10. 21 and up.
So cool! Check out this old Neo Boys ad that mentions their 1st single, Neo Boys 7” E.P. (Trap Records), which was, in fact, produced by Greg Sage and released on his label, Trap. Did you know we have original copies of it? (We’ve also got these other Neo Boys goodies and super nice, audiophile-grade Wipers records - straight from Sage(!) - as well.)
Love, K: the label bringing awesome things to your attention since 1982.
Ian Svenonius AKA “Sassiest Boy in America" self-releases instant classic: Minimum Rock ‘n’ Roll. From the slanderous slur of a title (a jab at the underground fanzine MRR) to each of the 12 moments tracks, Chain & the Gang finally put crime and danger back into rock-and-roll, re-revolutionizing the true sound of the people. The true sound of the workers for “the workers are rock-and-roll”.
“Its not New Wave its crime wave” explain disgusted authority figures, who have sworn to put a stop to it.
Watch the controversial commercial for this ungovernable, uncontrollable album below, featuring Francy Graham (who also plays in D.C. basement punk band Dudes):
Chain & The Gang - Minimum Rock ‘n’ Roll (Radical Elite) is available now (at last!) from the K Mail Order Dept.!