Posted By DJ Garrett on 01/18/2013 at 07:36PM
Upcoming Hollow Earth Radio all-ages show with Alexandra Niedzialkowski's band Cumulus, Prism Tats and Albatross (Ryan of the Builders and the Butchers).
This Saturday, Jan 19th. Get on the INVITE
CUMULUS: indie pop washy goodness, listen here:
PRISMTATS: creates waking dream sub-realities that devastate and elate. get ready to be transported to an alternate dimension.
ALBATROSS: is the beautiful new project of Ryan Sollee from the Builders and the Butchers. They will be traveling from Portland, and it will be their first Seattle show!
Posted By DJ Young Prince S on 01/11/2013 at 07:02PM
On Friday, January 11th Hollow Earth Radio teams up with burgeoning local label CTPak Records to showcase local music and art.
CTPak Records is both a record label and an artist collective, working to push innovative electronic music and forward thinking visual art through releases, concerts, and gallery showings.
Visual artists Madeline Franks and Michael Heck will display their work, which is available here
The show is all ages with a suggested $5 donation.
Posted By DJ Garrett on 12/12/2012 at 10:41PM
Top Ten Best Musical Experiences of 2012
1. Flying ‘outsider’ pop artist Jan Terri to Seattle to play a show. Watch here (Start at 10:30 to see her youtube hit, “Losin’ You”)
2. Shaking Lana Del Rey’s hand backstage at Easy Street Records. Never washing my hand.
3. Seeing newish feral heartthrob band Health Problems perform at the Black Lodge: Watch here
4. Lori Goldston & Karl Blau soothing souls at my wedding.
5. Doing that dance where you plug your nose and jump into a pool while listening to Shana Cleveland’s new surf band La Luz at Cafe Racer.
6. Playing the best gig of my life in a ‘Blacklight Bar’ in Salem, Oregon with my band WaMu to 4 people (two friends, and two guys later introduced as Death Metal Dave and his buddy David).
7. Watching Kenneth Piekarski of Slashed Tires play experimental lounge pop / ‘smooth grunge’ at the upscale Triple Door Musiquarium bar on Halloween night.
8. Father & son Eric Ostrowski / Ian Ostrowski putting out equally good & vastly different solo albums on the same day.
9. Krudas Cubensi (Cuban queer feminist hip-hop) turning Hollow Earth Radio into a huge dance party.
10. Setting up one of the raddest punk shows ever in the banquet room of the Moon Temple Chinese Food restaurant in Wallingford.
Favorite NW Cassette Releases
1. The Webs / Creakies
“Stay Holy” Split Cassette, self-released – “doom pop cool surf donut garage duh webs seattle the webs Seattle”
2. King Tears Bat Trip – S/T – Hanged Man Recordings – 4 drummers, tenor sax, guitar. “The folksy melodies seem as much like Haitian Vodou music as they do an Albert Ayler spirit song.”
3. La Luz – Damp Face EP, self-released – new “surf pop” band led by Shana Cleveland of the Curious Mystery.
4. Iboga S/T – Hanged Man Recordings – Kinda like Earth on the wrong speed.
5. Stefan Tcherepnin & Christopher DeLaurenti , Bleed the Capacitors: Heavy Analog Electronics Vols. 2 and 3 – Refined noise.
6. Ragana – All’s Lost – Olympia Black Metal
7. Nod & the Hob Goblins – S/T / Lost Sound Tapes – Goblin Doo Wop
8. Rat Riot! – Barbie Apocalypse – MASA Records – Bellingham teen punk.
9. Tiny Knives – Static / Stankhouse Records – Portland post-punk / riot grrrl
10. Black Hat – spectral disorder EP / self-released – Industrial improvised drone dance.
Posted By DJ Garrett on 12/06/2012 at 09:30PM
POST DIY HOLIDAY FAIR PARTY AT HOLLOW EARTH RADIO, with:
Also playing: The Hive Dwellers starring Calvin Johnson!!
And Hollow Earth Radio budz STICKERS:
!!!UPDATE!!!! The Stranger featured the show this week in the paper:
"(Hollow Earth) The mesmerizing sounds of La Luz remind me of hula-hooping on a yellow beach while slightly buzzed on piña coladas. Maybe after a breakup, but with a new make-out partner already in mind. A Seattle four-piece comprising Shana Cleveland and Marian Li Pino (the Curious Mystery) with Katie Jacobson and Abbey Blackwell, La Luz expertly float haunted Shangri-Las harmonies over spring-reverby surf and Farfisa-flavored organ melodies. It's catchy heartache music to keep you warm and dreaming all winter long. With the Hive Dwellers (the latest project from Olympia's favorite son, Calvin Johnson) and Stickers (top-notch no wave—a longtime Seattle favorite). EMILY NOKES"
FACEBOOK INVITE: The Hive Dwellers, La Luz, Stickers
Posted By brian k on 12/03/2012 at 08:31AM
Hey, it's another DIY Holiday Fair vendor spotlight! We're super excited to introduce CTPAK, a label new to us who recently got into touch and told us about the shows they were throwing in the Bryant community of Seattle. We're thrilled to start working with them and sharing the cool stuff they create!
What is the history behind CTPAK?
During the summer of 2011, in the north suburbs of Chicago, Richie Nelson, Madison Levine, and Madeline Franks came together—under the name Children of Kids—to discover a deep resonance in their creative minds. A summer of intensive recording yielded, not only their first full-length album, Prism, but a vision of moving west and creating the full-spectrum of CTPAK Records. Since August 2011, the trio has embarked to create a platform for a growing community of dedicated artists.
In your own words, what are you all about?
CTPAK Records strives to promote forward-thinking music, that which re-interprets existing aesthetic conventions and actively engages and opens the mind of the listener. Currently, CTPAK throws about 4 shows a month, all of which include works by local visual artists. The label is financially supported by donations at events, through offering recording and booking services as well as album distribution. CTPAK is both entrepreneurial and community oriented and genuinely strives to bridge the space between these oft-conflicting spheres (even if it is made out of cats). The CTPAK team has recently expanded to 6 active members, all of whom are dedicated to invigorating cultural appreciation of art and the bolstering of a local DIY scene.
What do you want to do in the future?
CTPAK’s future plans involve, opening a commercial space in Seattle and expanding our collective and presence in the northwest.
Can you mention some catalog highlights..anything you are currently pushing?
CTPAK Record’s catalog highlights include Pony Tales an EP by Children of Kids ($4) and Ravendah Dream an LP by The Blueness ($7).
We’re also offering a year-long subscription for $45 that includes newsletters, music, art and other merchandise in digital and physical format -first 25 subscribers get limited edition artwork by Madeline Franks. You can purchase the subscription and other CTPAK merchandise here: http://ctpak.storenvy.com
CTPAK Records will soon be releasing online a Mix-Tape showcasing CTPAK artists. Find it here:
Also, The Bedroom Sessions, live-performances by CTPAK Records artists in their bedrooms will be released this month.
Please direct press, production and booking inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
CTPAK Records 4757 35th Avenue N.E. Seattle, WA 98105 (847) 644-6860