Archive for the ‘Olympia Music’ Category

We realize you’re probably still recovering from Mas Sol. Makes sense, only natural after all. Still, take a second away from your week long hangover of torrenting seasons of tv shows to ask yourself-

Do you like feeling good? Do you ever wish you had a chance to see The Ramones in their prime? Fear not, the universe has given you a second chance.

For only forming in 2009, Grandmas Boyfriend has skyrocketed onto the scene. After playing about two million house shows and bars in the Bay Area during 2009, Grandmas Boyfriend said fuck it to the states, and went on to tour Japan in the summer of 2010. Upon their return the band recruited their second guitarist Ralph (one word, like Madonna) and went on to release their first promo in May of 2011. So don’t miss your chance to see them at The Know in Portland on 6/26 and at Le Voyuer in Olympia on 6/27!

So if you’ve ever liked the sound of The Exploding Hearts, The Ramones, The Queers, or basically happiness,  now is your chance to show it. See you at The Voyeur on the 27th.

Jelly (Demo) 

Pull (Demo)

Also, Mas Sol pictures are currently being facebook stalked out of everybody who took them, they will then be all in one place on the blog shortly, as soon as we update it/get them all in once place.

Andrew Taylor

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Its finally time! June 10th is here in five days and lets all in the Northwest get ready for a weekend long orgy of musical greatness. As repeatedly whored via this site, Mas Sol begins this Friday at Fort Matlock at five pm! Likewise starting Friday is the 17th Experimental Music Festival in Olympia!

The 17th Olympia Experimental Music Festival

Sponsored by KAOS 89.3 FM, The Olympia Experimental Music Festival can safely be called a fixture in the Olympia arts and music community, this festival celebrates a DIY art ethic within the Northwests traditional radically left music and arts communities. With a mixture of “high profile experimental/avant” and the relatively unknown artists, The Experimental Music Festival is truly a unique feature of Olympia Washington. The first two days of the festival (June 10th and 11th) will feature back to back acts at The Northern, leading up to the massive experiment “Drone for Peace” held at the legislative rotunda (416th 14th ave SW), followed by all musical artists who incorporate visual projection at The Northern.  For more information contact the festivals facebook page, or the Festival Director: Nathan Markiewicz at lalungs@msn.com. Below is a listing of the line up for The Experimental Music Festival:

Friday June 10th

Paintings for Animals (Olympia, WA)

Big Tom the Lithuanian (Olympia, WA)

LA Lungs (Tacoma, WA)

Marlo Eggplant (Portland, OR)

Echos of Infiniti (Olympia, WA)

Four-Dimensional Nightmare (Olympia, WA)

Eurostache (San Francisco, CA)

Saturday June 11tt

 Wood Paneling (Olympia, WA)

Squim (Portland, OR)

Violet (Olympia, WA)

The Dead Air Fresheners (I-5 Corridor)

Night Jar (Olympia, WA)

Pavonine (Austin, TX)

Megabats (Seattle, WA)

Sunday June 12th, 1pm @ The Legislative Rotunda (416 14th Ave SW)

Drone for Peace in the Key of F: Performed in a variety of U.S. cities, Drone for Peace is a sonic ritual performed by local artists, exploring the key of F, aligning to the Heart Chakra. Here performed in the rotunda of the Capitol’s Legislative Building, it manifests as a small ensemble of string players and vocalists, and invites all willing and interested participants from the Olympia community to collaborate and contribute to global healing.

Sunday June 12th:

A/V night featuring artists who incorporate visual projections with live sound creation:

Devon Damonte (Olympia, WA)

Eric Ostrowski (Seattle, WA)

Mangled Bohemians (Portland, OR)

Forrest Friends (Seattle, WA)

Derek M. Johnson (Olympia, WA)

Cathartech (Seattle, WA)

And of course, at the same time if you feel up to driving to Fort Matlock for the Poor Mans Burning Man, it promises to be the first of a hopefully great and long lasting tradition as The Experimental Music Festival.

Andrew Taylor

Indeed. Lets not let our sudden (justified) outbreak of extreme happiness and nationalism let us forget that Japan still needs our help.

Jam For Japan

If you’re looking for a way to help our brothers and sisters in Japan, you should attend what promises to be one of the greatest break battles ever to happen in Olympia, WA. Starting at 7pm on Thursday, May 19th, DJ Slimrock will be rockin the royal lounge, for charity. Two on two elimination style battle with a $200 cash prize for the winner. Open floor all night, a judge’s showcase, and a few exhibitions. Jam for Japan is one of the few B Boy/Girl battles to actually be hosted in Olympia and it promises to be one the best.

I recently had a chance to contact Justin Weaver, one of the head organizers for the event.  He has been breakin for about a year and a half, and had just recently been introduced to the Evergreen scene where he “encountered some (of the) most amazing athletes” he’d ever seen.  Justin then went on to describe an amazing line up for the event:

Hosts/Judges/Performers: Josh Rizeberg, local MC Nicotine, KAOS DJ Luvva J, and Andy Tigerclaw AND of course, Carnage of the legendary Dance Broomz crew!

To get an idea of just how amazing this promises to be, check out this video of Carnage (first) and Andy Tigerclaw (second):

So, Thursday May 19th at 7pm, if you have a heart and $10, get yourself over to the royal lounge and watch one of the greatest B Boy battles ever to occur in Olympia.  And of course, drop some love and check out Jam for Japan on facebook.

Andrew Taylor