Posted By DJ Garrett on 01/05/2012 at 07:39AM
"Here's how it worked. We used an old 4-track cassette recorder. A person would come and record a track of guitar, voice, weird percussion, whatever. Then the next person would come and can listen to what the first person put recorded and lay down another track over it... Then another person would sign up BUT they are only allowed to hear the second person's track. And finally the fourth person comes and makes some sound but they can only heard the 3rd track. THEN A SONG IS BORN."
Download it here
Posted By DJ Garrett on 01/05/2012 at 02:03AM
The Grand Lunar Radio Hour (First Episode!)
Presented By: Bad For Jazz
This Friday marks the first installment of a (to-be) monthly series of on-air performances and interviews by some of the area's finest improv musicians ... as curated by local jam-wranglers, Bad For Jazz. The collective (or institute, as they ought to be credited!), founded by Justin Legg with assistance from (former HER DJ) Rachel LeBlanc, has facilitated the performance and preservation of improvised music in seattle for as long as i can remember (since 1965 claims their page!), hosting shows by a hefty list of free & out music's heaviest hitters (including): wally shoup, ya ho wha 33, operation id, wamu, unfair parents, adair tudor, and forest friends to name a few (though we ought not forget Overdose the Katatonic).
The program begins at 8pm this friday and runs until 11pm.Here's the lineup: CRYSTAL BETH (Beth Fleenor: Multi-Instrument Vocal Extraordinaire) http://www.thefrankagency.org/beth.htm FRIEND ENFORCER (You Think Lightning Bolt Is Bat Shit? Try This For Crazy) http://gangfunktangents.bandcamp.com/album/inanimate-objects-do-not-have-feelings
DEAN MOORE (Duo Project - Name Pending - Will Include A Massive Collection of Eclectic Percussion Mixed w/ Noise Synth & More Absurdity)http://deanmooredrums.com/
Posted By DJ Co-Pocket on 01/03/2012 at 02:00AM
Tune In tonight from 6-8pm PST on the Corner Pocket Local Music Program for a broadcast of 30 of my favorite local artists and albums of 2011! Here is a tiny cheat sheet (stay tuned for a more robust list and descriptors of the bands):
Posted By Hannah Danforth on 01/02/2012 at 10:42PM
Join us for the FIRST ever Bad For Jazz Grand Lunar Radio Hour!
Friday January 6th, 2012
8pm to 11pm at Hollow Earth Radio.
2012 Sees Bad For Jazz & Hollow Earth Radio Getting Buddy-Buddy Each Month To Feature Artists Who Will Give An On-Air, Improvised In-Studio Performance & Interview. Friday January 6th Will Be Our Launch Show From Inside The Moon.
This monthly show is brought to you by the founder of Bad for Jazz, Justin Legg and curated by Rachel LeBlanc (formerly of Mute Cacophony)
Wynton Marsalis, The Artistic Director of Their Jazz At The Lincoln Center, Teaches Jazz Does Not Exist After The Year 1964. Providing His Influence, We Slap Back At His Science Killing Teachings. The Nature of Jazz Is To Improvise, Enliven Ideas, And Embellish Instrumentation In Order To Accelerate The Transformation of Music And Non-Music In All Genres. Wynton Marsalis Is Bad For Jazz.
Bad For Jazz Provides Audio Based Artists of All Genera The Necessary Forums To Perform And Record By Appropriating Themselves Toward The Method of Expressive Improvisation, Our Jazz.
Past Audio Performers, Visual Artists, And Venues: Adair Tudor (Seattle) Bunker Kazui (Seattle) Dead Air Fresheners (Portland/Olympia/Seattle) Hostile Makeover (Portland) Paul Hoskin (Seattle) HYMEN (Seattle) Derek M Johnson (Olympia) DJ Funzilla (Seattle) Forrest Friends (Seattle) Hollow Earth Radio (Central District, Seattle) In Arts NW (Capitol Hill, Seattle) The Josephine (Ballard, Seattle) Lavas Magmas (Portland) Margo Bird (Seattle) Melt-Face (Indianapolis) Merdique (Seattle) Mood Organ (Seattle) Operation ID (Seattle) Overdose The Katatonic (Seattle) Pattermaster (Seattle) Power Skeleton (Freedonia, WA) Privy (Seattle) Shithouse (Seattle) Sissy Fist did. (Seattle) Sexually Transmitted Rainbow (Seattle) SPACE (Pioneer Square, Seattle) Sten Skogen (Seattle) Sue Ann Harkey (Seattle) Wally Shoup (Seattle) Unfair Parents (Seattle) Veronica Smith (Seattle) WaMu (Seattle) Ya Ho Wha 33 (Los Angeles)
Posted By sfunkee on 01/02/2012 at 08:40PM
live in-studio on 01/07/2012 (Saturday); GET OVER HERE!
lori goldston (seattle, wa): a cellist of immaculate pedigree, lori goldston can be heard on tunes from nirvana (that's her on MTV Unplugged!) to cat power (with all of the david byrnes, earths, and dead sciences in between). her own compositions run the gamut from the king crimson-meets-burt bacharach klezmer of the black cat orchestra to the simultaneously delicate and severe austerity of her solo performances. she's got a masterful grasp of the cello's meditative overtone zone (think arthur russell's "another thought") but also finds bliss in overdriven signals (see her performances on amplified cello). as a bonus, her finger-tapped, pizzicato passages add another level of suspense and intensity to the mix. music to center yourself to. log off the net and get down here!
marisa anderson (portland, or): hypnotic, pleasantly dirgey music for lap steel and guitar ... spiritually chooglin and deeply cooked tunes whose lines and rhythms seem to celebrate the forward-thinking yet present moment-hugging NRG of improvisation. some post-sunset spot where the dancing bear gets caught in a trance (or maybe realizes he[?] always was?!) ... that sort of timeless music which suggests an existence of the tune beyond the arbitrary limits of any given performance or recording. true music heads at Other Music in nyc likened her new(er) rec, the Golden Hour, to junior kimbrough and r.l. burnside - big ups! aquarius records places her alongside other "post-fahey guitar gods." moods mellow and kinetic on the disc. should be a serious treat!:
jesika kenney (seattle, wa): not really down with personal narrative-type reviews but: i saw jessika kenney sing in a gamelan performance recently and was impressed by her range and flexibility - tonally and emotionally speaking; that sort of metamorphic vocalizing that slips you through a range of mouth-shapes and memories; ether-like calm and crystal intensity. according to her resume, she's put this talent to the test across the globe (including a stint in italy alongside similarly muti-faceted vocalist, mike patton). not totally sure what to expect of this performance but i've no doubt she'll keep you engaged: (that's her, second from right):