Summit Block Party 3


Your favorite questionable neighborhood block party returns August 9th! Preview the action HERE

Audio/Visual Freak Out at the Josephine


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.

This week your head may explode


An unbelievable succession of mind blowing events in Seattle this week starting this Thursday 5/2 Portable Shrines & Chop Suey present Masaki Batoh’s Brain Pulse Music (see below for more details) then continuing all weekend long with the sixth annual Debacle Fest Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tuesday May 7th Acid Mothers Temple returns to Seattle with Tjutjuna and Master Musicians of Bukkake at Chop Suey. Wednesday night in Ballard- Portable Shrines & the Sunset present the Laurels (Australia), Wooden Indian Burial Ground (PDX) and Ecstatic Cosmic Union. There’s more but I can’t think about it right now…

Hypnotrop from Marko Martini on Vimeo.

Mind Over Mirrors play Debacle Fest Saturday 5/3.

freak scene


Categories : Video  weird



Come get even more Distorted this Wednesday 11/28 during the Lunar Full Moon Eclipse! It’s the 2nd installment of the bi-monthly {{DISTORTIONS}} Psych DJ Night at the LoFi. Resident DJs Explorateur and Veins have been burning up the decks lately with some of the most finely curated and far-out sounds you are likely to hear on this backwoods planet. Alien soundtracks, acid rock, psych funk, vintage electronic futurism and uncategorizable delights will pass through your ear holes all night. This time they will be joined by DJ One Eye of Portable Shrines (who used to bring you ye olde Wednesday night freak-outs at The Living Room). One Eye’s Portable Shrines Light Show will be in full effect as well so prepare to have your orbs dazzled by synergistic 4-D light mandalas.

9:00PM-2:00AM 21+ The LoFi 429 Eastlake Ave East, Seattle

Portable Shrines Record Release Party This Saturday!


This Saturday April 2nd we celebrate the release¬† of our super deluxe double LP extravaganza of mind boggling sounds from beyond. An amazing 6 of the 18 bands featured on the album will be performing at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery 429 Eastlake. I daresay one of the finest lineups we’ve had the pleasure to present.¬† These are exact times so don’t miss out!

8:15-8:45 Brother Raven
9:00-9:30 Geist & the Sacred Ensemble
9:45-10:15 Midday Veil
10:30-11:10 Prince Rama
11:25-12:05 Eternal Tapestry
12:20-1:00 Kinski

Spinning the finest zonked out gems all night in the lounge will be DJs Valerie”Explorateur”Calano, Dull Knife’s Adam Svenson and Garek Druss and the all-seeing DJ Eye.¬† Projections by Aubrey Nehring, Darlene Nordyke, David Golightly and Ellie Dicola.

The record wont be in stores til Record Store Day April 16th so come down and score a copy now, along with some other very limited edition treats.


rainbow salad for the holidays


santa father

The Portable Shrines collective was blessed to witness Ya Ho Wha 13’s performance at the Nectar Lounge in Seattle 12.15.08, Emeralds opening, and at the Doug Fir Lounge 12.16.08, Eternal Tapestry bringing forth Spirit first. The trio also played at Slim’s down in SF 12.18.08, with the Holy Wooden Shjips opening, and in LA 12.19.08 at the fitting Spaceland with the Moon Upstairs and the drone duo Robedoor setting the mood. There have been no reports of the two cali shows, and we are anxiously awaiting accounts from our southern brothers and sisters. Portable Shrines deeply wanted to follow Ya Ho Wha 13 down the coast but alas, the maya swallowed us and we need to make a living. If only the Source Family could take us into the fold and put us to work at the restaurant, but sadly those days are over.

Opening with the Star Exercise and following through with a hypnotic set Ya Ho Wha 13 held rapt the audience that came to check them out. There seemed to be a strange effect on women, both shows attended had seductively dancing ladies at the front of the stage…the charismatic spirit of Father Yod was present and effecting all. At the Seattle show this member of Portable Shrines had a moment of entrancement focused upon the crash cymbal of Octavius Aquarian, truly mind blowing. Before the Seattle gig the trio became lost on the streets and missed sound check, and the sound did seem a bit uneven. Nevertheless the show was rapturous. The Portland show was just as amazing, the sound richer at the Doug Fir with the more organic setting and a better mix. The band seemed more relaxed and flowed with the jams a bit more, bringing the attending collective again into a meditative state.

We suggest you to listen to Yahowa 13: Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony at the Anthology Records site. And please check out the book and video about the Source Family and Father Yod.


Ya Ho Wha 13

Eternal Tapestry spirit



Holy Crap is all I can really say about this at the moment but if for some reason you need to know more the folks at the Nectar have some info for ya- just click the image above.