Hollow Earth is currently playing:
We are an online (streaming only) diy radio operating out of an
attic public space in Seattle's Central District. We feature found sound, field recordings, story-telling, dream-collecting, radio plays, live house shows, local in-home performances and content given to us BY YOU. We support local and northwest music and other underground music from around the world. We broadcast 24 HOURS A DAY everyday.
Thursday 3-5pm PST
Grooves from West Africa in the 70s breathing life into your day as we get set for a groovy voyage into Afrobeat. Funky afrobeat coming all afternoon plus and assortment of other fun sounds. We'll have a couple special guests in studio to share knowledge on their music affinities as well as community happenings.
Program Description: Diaspora (Dispersal or movement of people) + Sporadic = Diasporadic. Tune in and celebrate the sounds of the African Diaspora. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to throw down with the best funk, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, soca, zouk, afrobeat, afro-psych, tropicalia, blues, R'n'B and soul coming from the African Diaspora. We're listening to old and new, We're traveling near and far, we're getting down with the funkiest sounds from hear to Zanzibar.
Posted By DJ Slow on 08/17/2011 at 06:01PM
It's going to be a helluva great long weekend of sonic madness and euphoria. I'm especially stoked to see local synth favorites such as Brother Raven and Panabrite again, while finally catching Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Secret Colors, and Brain Fruit live..! Also excited to check out artists with new releases on deck - more info below.
And as one of Hollow Earth's newest volunteers, I am super-excited to be on hand Saturday night at the Lofi show to select cuts for your pleasure.
So come on down to the Debacle Fest this weekend and soak up the sounds of tons of rad bands!
DEBACLE FEST 2011 Schedule:
Thursday, Aug 18th The Josephine
Friday, Aug 19th The Black Lodge Doors 7:30
Saturday, August 20th The Black Lodge Day show Doors 2:30
Saturday, August 20th The Lo Fi Evening show Doors 8:30
Sunday, August 21st The Josephine Doors 8:00
Posted By DJ Garrett on 08/16/2011 at 09:43PM
I'm a big fan of bands with kids in them. Here's a good one Nicholas Davis just tipped me off to:
"In 1987, my sis and her best friend Brandy formed a two-girl rock band in our backyard. It lasted about a week and spawned one album. "Squaw Hootnanny" was the title track and my brother was recruited to provide pot-and-pan percussion."
Posted By Caitlin Kidder on 08/10/2011 at 03:55AM
I am a compulsive list maker, and I thought I would share some concerts that I'm really excited about in the next few weeks. All I ask in return is that you give me some recommendations of your own -- post them in the comments and I'll update my list!
Friday, 8/12 - Zephyrs (tape release show), Protect Me, Cat 500 & Footwork @ Cairo, 7:30pm/all ages
Friday, 8/12 - Seapony, Gold Leaves & Math and Physics Club @ the Mural at Seattle Center, 6pm/all ages/FREE
Friday, 8/12 - Weed, Slashed Tires, Shakes, kuhrye-oo & Lindseys @ Black Lodge, 8pm/all ages
Friday, 8/12 - Northern Departure, Craft Spells & Daydream Vacation @ Olympic Sculpture Park, 8pm/all ages/$12 Seattle Art Museum members, $15 students, $20 adults
Saturday, 8/13 - Daytime BBQ with Witch Gardens, U, M.Women, Mountainss & Footwork @ a secret location (info here), 3pm/all ages
Saturday, 8/13 - John Totten, The Way It Is & Slow Skate (live broadcast) @ Hollow Earth Radio, 8pm/all ages/$5
Friday, 8/19 - USF, Big Spider's Back & Secret Colors (live broadcast) @ Hollow Earth Radio, 8pm/all ages/$5
Saturday, 8/20 - Cairo's Vibrations Festival with Grass Widow, Purple & Green, Flexions, Metal Chocolates, Stephanie, Witch Gardens, Charles Leo Gebhardt IV & Seapony @ Volunteer Park amphitheater, 2-11pm/all ages/FREE
Monday, 8/22 - Broken Water, Grass Widow, Stephanie & Detective Agency @ Black Lodge, 9pm/all ages
Saturday, 8/27 - S (Jenn Ghetto), Tiny Vipers, The Creakies (live broadcast) @ Hollow Earth Radio, 8pm/all ages/$5
Posted By DJ Elle on 08/10/2011 at 12:08AM
Indianapolis to Seattle transplants. Some droney messy shit.
Posted By DJ Garrett on 08/09/2011 at 07:05PM
This is an article by Sabrina Roach, soon to be published on flipthemedia.com. Heads up to anyone interested in seeing Low Power FM in Seattle and/or their own community!
"We’ve got two online community radio stations in the Seattle area: Hollow Earth Radio (link: www.hollowearthradio.org) and Voice of Vashon (link: http://www.voiceofvashon.org). I’m consistently delighted to see how they engage their communities and generate creative, hyper-local media. They also invest in organizational and facility development.
Both online radio stations have been working on getting terrestrial signals for the past several years. Both have been hopeful in watching the progress of Low Power FM (LPFM), as it traveled from President Obama’s desk where the Local Community Radio Act was signed in January, to July when the FCC released a proposal to save channels for community radio, and opened a period of time when public comments would be accepted. Applications to apply for stations will be due as early as June 2012.
I recently viewed a map of the top 150 radio markets, which showed that some urban areas have room for new community radio stations. Seattle currently isn't slated to get any LPFM frequencies, though advocates are pushing for more flexible technical rules that should allow a few stations to squeeze in.
To do that, we need to keep the open frequencies in Seattle open. The FCC is taking steps to reserve channels in Seattle for community radio, but they need to hear from you. The Media and Democracy Coalition has created an online form to help you with letters to elected officials and the FCC Commissioners: http://bit.ly/LCRadio . These letters will be compiled and will go to our representatives in a batch.
Organizations interested in applying for LPFMs or who want to see LPFM in our city should write letters to the FCC. Contact me for information on what should be included.
Here’s a video that explains why the radio dial is so crowded, and how the FCC plans to make room:
This Wednesday, August 10th, there will be a Radio Summer: Seattle event at Hollow Earth Radio’s studio in the Central District (Between 20th and 21st on Union) at 7:00 pm. Jeff Roussett, field organizer for Prometheus Radio Project will be on hand to answer questions about Low Power FM.
Register here ( http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191471
Facebook event here