folklife friday night


The 39th annual Folklife Festival kicks off tomorrow night at the Seattle Center and continues through Memorial Weekend.

Of particular note to our lovely readers is the show going down Friday night at the Vera Project…Geist & the Sacred Ensemble, Blood Red Dancers and The Diminished Men…starts at 8pm and it is free….

Mali’s Sekouba Traore


Came across this gem on Awesome Tapes from Africa….definitely worth a listen…

Sekouba Traore Walinyumadon Vol. 1

bad indians


The Bad Indians (currently of NYC) tear an impressive hole in the fabric of space/time on a recent trip back to their old MI stomping grounds……….

bad indians – gone dead on you (live at arbor vitae) from neil allen flowers on Vimeo.

genuis awards


Greetings our psychedelic brothers and sisters…the Portable Shrines Collective is in the running for The Stranger Genius Awards…please follow the link and comment about how much we deserve such an honor…and remember we love you.

it’s alright


Space rock godfather and cornerstone of the drone, Mr. Sonic Boom himself (and co-founder of Spacemen 3) otherwise known as SPECTRUM will be performing at the Comet Tavern in Seattle this Friday 5/21 with This Blinding Light, Black Night Crash and Jabon. Projections by Portable Shrines!

May Day Documentation


The lovely Anne Murphy took some amazing photos of the Jacki-O MotherFucker, Blood Red Dancers, Geist and Brother Raven show on May 1st…Check out the entire set on flickr


Blood Red Dancers

Blood Red Dancers

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble

A Story of Rats Tour


The West Coast will be a playground of noise and drone…

A Story of Rats West Coast Tour all dates except for Boise, ID are with Pussygutt!

Thur May 20 Seattle@ Black Lodge w/Pussygutt, Wildildlife, Thunder Grey Pilgrim

Fri May 21 Portland@ Wail w/Pussygutt, Wilderness

Sat May 22 Salem@ Burial Grounds w/Pussygutt, Mania

Mon May 24 San Francisco: Aquarius Presents@ Elbo Room w/Pussygutt, Worm Orouroboros, Prize Hog

Wed May 26 Los Angeles@ Echo Curio w/Pussygutt, Robedoor

Thur May 27 San Diego@ The Soda Bar w/Pussygutt, Cascavell, Blessure Grave

Fri May 28 Oakland@ Terminal w/Pussygutt, FERMENTÆ, Malefica

Sat May 29 Sacramento KDVS Presents@ The Hub w/Pussygut, Gaarth

Sun May 30 Reno@ The Broken Spoke w/Pussygutt, Huck

Tues June 1 Boise @ VAC w/ Jared Hallock, Binsclix Atrolla, Hows Your Family

this thursday


Nymph (NYC), Shana Cleveland, Tiny Light and Corespondents May 6th At 2020 Cycles -2020 E. Union  8pm All-ages

psychedelic medicine


Just in case you’re someone who lives under a rock with limited internet access or simply chooses not to pay much attention to mass-media “news” sources, psychedelic medicine has hit the mainstream. Get hip to the times…

NY Times cover story

DMT in Scientific American

Marijuana for health on Fox News

Promoting peace through MDMA

thursday @2020 cycles


8pm May 6th at 2020 e. Union st.- A band called Nymph from NYC will be bringing their cosmic gamelan javanese junkyard sounds to Seattle. I saw them a little while back and they were AMAZING! Don’t miss it.

Along with Corespondents, Shana Cleveland(of the Curious Mystery) and Tiny Light (feat. members of Geist & the Sacred Ensemble and Backward Masks)