OLYMPIA: Tomorrow night (Friday, March 8!), you’ll want to be at Northern by 8:30pm to see LAKE, Karl Blau, and Broken Water! You can find more information here: http://www.olympiaallages.org/
Northern was robbed!
Olympia’s all-ages gallery and performance space suffered grave loss to it’s sound system.
Read about it at our WEBLOG.
Donate to Northern PA Fund HERE.
Hey Mecca Normal fans!
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Black Dot Museum of Political Art features artwork by members of the rock duo. The show is month-long west coast exhibition, kicking off with an opening reception at Northern, Olympia’s own all-ages venue, on September 1 from 6-8pm.
David Lester’s work panels from his graphic novel The Listener. Jean Smith’s paintings include a Pussy Riot series. The artists will be in attendance, so it’s a great opportunity to come and mingle with rock legends with contemporary political voices.
Here’s more info. If you’re in the area, we hope to see you there.
See you there!
Check out Mirah’s reimagining of Old Time Relijun’s “Lion Tamer.” This recording is from a show at Northern in Olympia, WA on April 22nd, 2010, and features Kane Mathis on kora.
If you want to hear a rad studio version, go listen to this one from 2008 (recorded by Phil Elverum).
Calvin Johnson narrates a video for a great cause!
The Hive Dwellers @ Northern on 3/27
photo by Spencer McFarland
On a related note, here’s LAKE (backed by Karl on sax) performing “Roger Miller” at the same show.
Here’s a live rocker - LAKE performing “Roger Miller” live at Northern in Olympia, WA on October 11, 2009. Karl Blau and Generifus also played this show, which was a release party for Blau’s Zebra (KLP205).
“Roger Miller” is a featured track on Giving & Receiving (KLP228), due out 4/12 on K. You can hear the album version here, and a remix by Shawn Parke here. Want to hear more? Check out “One Small Step” and “Within/Without.”
We had a busy day yesterday. Ben and I (I’m Kelly) went to Evergreen to meet with students from 12-3pm as part of their internship fair.That’s Ben in the picture above. He was a representative for both K and Olympia All Ages that day. I sat next to him by the sign that said K, but decided to delete my picture because I looked like a crazy person.
We ended up having to leave 10 minutes early because someone pulled the fire alarm, but other than that, the day was a success!
A few K artists stopped by to visit, and pose in front of our banner. Check out the glam shots posted below.
Speaking of Olympia and The Curious Mystery, Stacey Rozich who did the magnificent artwork for We Creeling will be featured in an art show at Northern for the month of January. The reception for “ROLL” will be at Northern on Saturday January 8th from 5-8 pm, and also features artwork from Bryan Baker and Sarah Shebaro.
This happened at Northern, the All-Ages space in our lil ol’ Olympia town last night and was kind of a big deal. A number of K folk either worked at or went to this show. New K band Western Hymn rocked pretty hard, as did opener Royal Baths… but Wild Flag (ex-Sleater-Kinney, Helium, The Minders, etc.) kind of blew shit up in epic and ramshackle fashion.
One of the more exciting musical moments of 2010… and this is a good place to be if you love music, this little ol’ Olympia town.