Belltown Underground, 2407 1st Ave , Seattle (Belltown) 98102, WA
8:00 - 9:00 - 25 minute sets by Josh and Scott (with guests)
9:00 - ???? - you are invited to perform up to 10 minutes
???? - 2:00 - White Album Jam - everyone's invited to lead songs from the Beatles' White Album in a jam format. Original keys, please - in case people want to practice!
We're not selling booze or food, so BYO. (We'll do a Costco run for some snacks, but they don't have salo, so you Ukrainians, BYOS)
This is not a loud thing. Think Nirvana unplugged. There will be amps, but everything will be really low, since Josh and Scott are whiny noise-averse babies. Wah-waaahhh.
It's a private party, but your friends are welcome.
Please help with the celebrating! After tumultuous three year odysseys, Scott Adams and Josh Lanza have completed their newest CDs. Josh's CD is songs based on Pushkin's poetry, and Scott's birds may bite, bees may not is his first CD since 2003.
After Scott and Josh do their short sets, we will open up the floor for others to perform. We'll have a signup sheet, backline drums (with brushes), bass amp, guitar amp, PA, for quiet-ish sets of music, poetry, acting, readings, comedy, defend your Ph.D., (if we can get a projector, film/animation would be cool) - however you art.
After that, we'll do the jamming, using the Beatles' White Album as a format - learn a song or two so you can lead it. We'll going to try to find some way to project the lyrics. This is an experiment, of course, which is sort of what got us here anyway
Vito's, 927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle (first hill), WA
We've been doing this gig weekly since September. Thursday, December 30th is the last one. Ivory will be back in February with a brand new lounge act. If you haven't seen us yet, please come; we've really absorbed the tunes!
If I walked into a bar and there was a lounge act, how would I want to be serenaded? What would I want to hear on a grand piano? I would want to hear it with a soft electric guitar (Scott Adams) and soft sultry drums (Zeke Keeble). Some Syd Barrett, Morrissey, Jobim, Os Mutantes, Nico, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley...you’ve got the picture.
Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Community Room, 115 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle WA, Seattle (Pioneer Square), WA
This is a preview of a work in progress called "Discorruption" by the Butoh Jam Crew. It features choreography by Sheri Brown, Alan Sutherland, and Lin Lucas. Music is by Rosalynn DeRoos, Andy Zadrozny, and Scott Adams. We will be part of !!ArtsLaunch!! (more info below)
!!ArtsLaunch!! is a bi-annual event supporting new work by emerging and established Seattle artists. In each performance, 7-9 artists working in a variety of media present current work. The performance will be followed by an informal discussion where each piece offers a window into the creative process. The events are open to the public with $5-$15 suggested donation.
The goal of !!Artslaunch!! is to provide artists from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to show work without the pressures of more formal venues, and to enjoy inter-disciplinary dialogue with the community.
The June 3rd event presents: sumi life paintings by Karen Kosoglad, Ezra Dickinson, Day Chan; choreography by Butoh Jam Crew, Alex Ruhe, Priya Subramanian, Christy Fisher, Helen Thorsen, and Catherine Cabeen; and music by Garrett Fisher, Rosalynn DeRoos, Andy Zadrozny, and Scott Adams.
!!Artslaunch!! is co-produced by Christy Fisher and Sheri Brown and is sponsored by the Allied Arts Foundation.
Interested artists in all disciplines are encouraged to participate in upcoming events. For more information call: Christy Fisher 206-380-3445 or email: email@example.com
Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Avenue, Seattle (Central Dist), WA 98122
Hell’s Bellows describes themselves as “a fearsome set of musicians
bringing the gospel of accordion chaos from Seattle to the world at
large.” Drawing elements from experimental minimalism and rhythms and
tones collected from around the world, Hell’s Bellows (Amy Denio,
Marchette Dubois, Scott Adams, and Eli Kaufman) weave a lush,
intricate tapestry of sound with four accordions, “dexterous finger
wigglings and pokings, industrious toe tappings, industrial foot
stompings, sighings, sightings, and sporadic grinning.”
Stefan Gruber is an animator and art wizard from Seattle. He is also
the creator of 3-Way-Soccer, the most eternally dignified sport known
to the western world.
His films are narratives of inquiry, self-discovery, and catharsis
through ever-shifting, dreamlike worlds.
A lot of my films have that theme in mind - where there’s a
liberator and there someone who’s caged or leashed. Someone who
obviously has a lot of love and a lot of sweetness and I want to see
Fandrich Piano Studio, 1513 14th Ave (14th between Pine and Pike), Seattle (Cap Hill), WA
All music will be performed on string and percussion instruments designed and built by Ken Jacobson. Most of these instruments use microtonal intervals in tempered and non-tempered scales (12 tone equal temperament with select quartertones, and just intonation)
Performers will include Scott Adams, Stephen Parris, and Ken Jacobson.
Ken Jacobson is a multi-instrumentalist and luthier. He has been building instruments since 1996 and has been part of Seattle's music community since 2001. Ken currently works for Dusty Strings in Seattle building folk harps and hammered dulcimers. He also maintains a shop at home where he designs and builds a variety of acoustic and electric instruments.
Ken can be found performing around the Seattle area playing drums/percussion, electric bass, touch guitar, electronics, and his own instrument creations. www.myspace.com/kenjacobson