This Thursday Chop Suey will be a den of sonic bliss as Loop makes their way to Seattle. Back in the early 90′s their Fade Out and A Gilded Eternity cassettes never left my car, let alone my tape deck, due to the perfect level of noise, beat, and feedback contained within.
Check out Dave’s Segal’s interview with Robert Hampson over at The Stranger, and I highly recommend picking up a copy of Sam Knee’s A Scene In Between: Tripping Through the Fashions of UK Indie Music 1980-1988 to really see how the 80′s UK indie/psych scene looked. Stunning and rare photos of all your favorite bands-yes Loop is in there-some great interviews, and really fantastic hair and shoes. Word on the street is that the Seattle Public Library has a copy or three as well.
This Tuesday 4/22 at the Black Lodge an epic free form freak out bought to you by Eiderdown Records. Come experience the amazing Italian free jazz of the Jooklo Duo on tour with weirdo groover Bear Bones Lay Low from Belgium. And show up early for rare performances from Dull Knife and Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand (members of Climax Golden Twins).
“The most important living organisms that play the key functions in the biosphere might not seem exciting when it comes to motion. Plants, fungi, sponges, corals, plankton, and microorganisms make life on Earth possible and do all the hard biochemical job. Similarly to all living things, they are dynamic, mobile, and fundamentally have the same motion properties as us. They grow, reproduce, spread, move towards source of energy, and away from unfavorable conditions. However, their speeds happen to be out of sync with our narrow perception. Our brains are wired to comprehend and follow fast and dynamic events better, especially those very few that happen at speeds comparable to ours. In a world of blazingly fast predators and escaping prey events where it takes minutes, hours, or days to notice any changes are harder to grasp”- Daniel Stoupin
Life is a weird cartoon.
Saturday at Hollow Earth Radio the Magma continues to flow- Eiderdown Sound Salon brings a bevy of mind-benders surrounding your dome in sweet sweet noise. Starts right at 8pm. All ages. A benefit for Hollow Earth Radio. www.hollowearthradio.org Here’s the run Down:
Ceremony Music For Spore Alter
This Friday March 14th 8-12:00- A multi-faceted evening of sound, video and performance at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. Musical performances by Corum and White Gourd (members of Portland free form freaks Million Brazilions), SPEARS (Michael Sauder of Geist and the Sacred Ensemble), Arrington de Dionyso (Malaikat dan Singa) and Karnak Temples. With new electronic video incantations by One Eye. Shut down those pesky frontal lobes and experience the power of transmental light therapy. Light motion sound ritual for reality dislocation and cerebral massage.
Friday 3/7 at the Josephine in Ballard: New Weather, WLISPS (tape release!), Dried Up Corpse and Ecstatic Cosmic Union. It will also be the debut screening of “Shit Going Down” the latest video experience from Sospun Wespunwest at 8PM so show up early and be mentally prepared.