Seattle Noise

Upcoming Shows July 21 - July 27

A big week of shows happening, but I will be out of town for all of it. Expect next week’s posts to come out early.

blouseusa / TERMINATor / Diminished Men

Record release show for blouseusa (experimental ambient). They will be joined by TERMINATor (experimental art punk) and Diminished Men (deviant noir).

Monday, July 22, 7:00 PM at Black Lodge - Event Page

Charles Rudig & Aaron Michael Butler + Ryan Carraher + Noel Kennon

Visiting from New York City is composer/noise artist Charles Rudig. Joining him will be Aaron Michael Butler, Ryan Carraher, and Noel Kennon

Monday, July 22, 7:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Vvaves / Spandrel / Tom Scully / Rhodadendrones

Experimental band Vvves will perform along with Spandrel (alternative), Tom Scully (guitar) and Rhodadendrones (synth drones).

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Tarsier Eyes / suncloud0 / Forrest Friends / Compactor / The Impressionists

Come on out to Vermillion for another installment of the Soundings with Tarsier Eyes (guitar driven experimental noise), suncloud0 (experimental party noise), Forrest Friends (freak folk), Compactor (experimental noise) from New York City, and The Impressionists (modal car crash wind noise).

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Give Me The Money / Lonelygirl15 / SH!TOMATO / Peopling

In the Vera Gallery, Give Me The Money (moneycore) will play along with Lonelygirl15 (hip hop), SH!TOMATO (noise) and Peopling (party noise).

Thursday, July 25, 8:00 PM at The Vera Project - Event Page

Gordon Ashworth / Rachel LeBlanc / Bottle Meat / Halting

Experimental “musician” from Chicago Gordon Ashworth is visiting and will play along with Rachel LeBlanc, Bottle Meat (experimental harsh noise), and Halting (experimental).

Friday, July 26, 6:00 PM at Mudlark Oddities - Event Page

SPLASTEEN / sophia nothing / Auntie Death / Peopling

House show featuring SPLASTEEN (live modular noise), sophia nothing (performance art), Auntie Death (indie rock), and Peopling (party noise).

Friday, July 26, 7:00 PM at Casa Dentata - Event Page

Tertium Quid / Lori Goldston

Trio performance of Tertium Quid (experimental) featuring Daniel Burke, Bill Horist, and Dave Abramson. Lori Goldston (cello) will also perform a solo set.

Friday, July 26, 7:30 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

Illusion of Safety / Aaron Michael Butler + Peter Tracy + Carlos Cotallo Solares / Casey Adams

Earlier in the day, Daniel Burke will also perform as Soundoferror at Patchwerks at 3:00 PM. Later he will play as Illusion of Safety (post-industrial experimental noise). Joining him will be Aaron Michael Butler, Peter Tracy (cello), and Carlos Catallo Solares. Casey Adams will present solo percussion.

Saturday, July 27, 8:00 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

Nasalrod / Gaytheist / Klesa

Portland based Nasalrod (experimental punk rock) will play along with Gaytheist (noise rock), and Klesa (alternative)

Saturday, July 27, 8:30 PM at Clock-Out Lounge - Event Page


Upcoming Shows July 14 - July 20

Modular Nights

The monthly free showcase of electronic music featuring Cujo Boogie, ilzxc, collimator, Green Tile of the 1940’s, Dada Fructose, and UAP.

Sunday, July 14, 5:00 PM at Substation - Event Page

Federale / Society of the Silver Cross / Low Hums

Up from Portland is Federale (spaghetti western). They will be joined by Society of the Silver Cross (goth neo-folk) and Low Hums (psychedelic rock).

Sunday, July 14, 7:30 PM at Madame Lou’s - Event Page

Give Me The Money / Choke Cherry / Quinine / Eater’s Digest

Give Me The Money (moneycore) will play along with Choke Cherry (bubblegrunge) from San Francisco, Quinine from Sacramento, and Eater’s Digest.

Thursday, July 18, 7:00 PM at Black Lodge - Event Page

Ceremonial Abyss / Hali Autumn / Eric M Acosta / Chase Ferree / Veronica Martinez

The Poetry Lab combining experimental sounds and poetry (part of Unpoetry) will feature Ceremonial Abyss (ambient) from Portland, along with Hali Autmn, Eric Acosta, Chase Ferree, and Veronica Martinez.

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Izthmi / Addaura / Undulation / Unholy Altar

Izthmi (atmospheric black metal), will play along with Addaura (atmospheric black metal), Undulation (avant-garde black metal), and Unholy Altar (atmospheric black metal) from Philadelphia.

Friday, July 19, 8:00 PM at Belltown Yacht Club - Event Page

OFF99 / Noah Coinflip / Sugarpea / QUAAD

Electronic music and DJs at a free outdoor show. OFF99 (house), Noah Coinflip (deep house), and DJ Quaad (drum & bass).

Saturday, July 20, 5:00 PM at Cal Anderson Park - Event Page

Gender Envy / Blast Cells / Death Spa / Quill

Gender Envy (goth garage) will play along with Blast Cells (noise rock), Death Spa (abrasive prog punk), and Quill (experimental).

Saturday, July 20, 8:00 PM at Captain Blacks - Event Page


Upcoming Shows July 7 - July 13

NUDECONSUMER / PRISONFOOD / RN White / Halting / CZ

Free noise show at Mudlark Oddities. In a basement. Featuring NUDECONSUMER (harsh noise wall), PRISONFOOD (noise), RN White (experimental), Halting (experimental), and CZ (harsh noise).

Sunday, July 7, 7:00 PM at Mudlark Oddities - Event Page

Sour Widows / somesurprises / Black Ends

Visiting from the Bay Area is Sour Widows (alternative rock). They will be joined by somesurprises (dreamy krautrock), and Black Ends (gunk pop).

Wednesday, July 10, 8:00 PM at Sunset Tavern - Event Page

Bastard Collective / Midwestlust / Exogorth / Maxx Shredroom

On the last night of their tour, Bastard Collective (members of Man is the Bastard) will perform along with Midwestlust (noise grind) from Chicago, Exogorth (grindviolence), and Maxx Shredroom (brutal noise rock).

Thursday, July 11, 7:00 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page

Loud Lust / Shame Banger / Bassafras

Industrial pop project Loud Lust will perform along with Shame Banger and Bassafras (alternative rock)

Friday, July 12, 8:00 PM at The Rabbit Box Theatre - Event Page

Daikaiju

Come witness one of the best surf punk bands as they pass through. Daikaiju.

Saturday, July 13, 7:00 PM at Figurehead Brewing Company - Event Page


Upcoming Shows June 30 - July 6

Flesh Produce / Vantana Row / Fuuls / I’VE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE

Free outdoor show (sharp start) at Add-A-Ball. Featuring Flesh Produce (digital hip hop), Vantana Row (cybergrind experimental), Fuuls (post-punk), and I’VE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE (hyperindie).

Sunday, June 30, 7:00 PM at Add-A-Ball - Event Page

Washed / Disease / Beautiful Freaks

On tour from Arizona is Washed (post-hardcore), along with local support from Disease (grindcore), and Beautiful Freaks (punk).

Monday, July 1, 7:30 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page

Horse Lords

So says Dave Segal:

For eight years now, I’ve been telling people that Horse Lords have reigned among the greatest live performers in underground rock. For the uninitiated, the new As It Happened: Horse Lords Live provides a glimpse into the mesmerizing cyclone that is a Horse Lords show. And, fortuitously, Seattle’s Vera Project is hosting the Baltimore/Berlin quartet Horse Lords on July 2.

Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 PM at The Vera Project - Event Page

Neil Welch / Caspar Sonnet / FACEDEATHBLUES band

The next installment of Soundings will feature Neil Welch (saxaphone), Caspar Sonnet (solo reel to reel tape), and the FACEDEATHBLUES band.

Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Fred Cracklin / Peace Humper / Sleevies / CSTMR

Come enjoy a 4th of July show (with grilling). Performing will be Fred Cracklin (free improv noise rock) from Massachusetts, along with Peace Humper (art punk), Sleevies (math rock), and CSTMR (explosive noise rock).

Thursday, July 4, 7:00 PM at Drongo Tapes HQ - Event Page

Eight Bells / Serpentent / Izthmi

Visiting from Portland, OR is Eight Bells (doom black metal), with Serpentent (dark folk doom), and Izthmi (atmospheric black metal).

Saturday, July 6, 8:00 PM at Belltown Yacht Club - Event Page


Upcoming Shows June 23 - June 29

Modbang: Mycorrhiza / Synthiak / C.M. Barth / Tekfro

The weekly free all hardcare synth music showcase will feature Mycorrhiza, Synthiak, C.M. Barth, and Tekfro.

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 PM at The 4Bs - Event Page

Eternal / Serpent Speech / Void Dancer / Resin Cough

Death metal from Arizona, Eternal will play along with Serpent Speech (death metal), Void Dancer (melodic death metal), and Resin Cough (mincecore).

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 PM at Jules Maes Saloon - Event Page

Rob Millis / Aaron Michael Butler / Arrington de Dionyso / FACEDEATHBLUES Band

Second installment of the Soundings series presented by Noel Kennon. Featuring Rob Millis (experimental), Aaron Michael Butler (experimental), and Arrington de Dionyso (experimental).

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 PM at Vermilion - Event Page

Lady Zade / Sandesh Nagaraj / Peter Tracy / Aaron Michael Butler

“Another concert of unacademic and uncompromising contemporary compositions.” Presenting Lady Zade (cello), Sandesh Nagaraj (guitar), Peter Tracy (cello), and Aaron Michael Butler (experimental)

Thursday, June 27, 7:30 PM at Vermilion - Event Page

MRSA / Forrest Friends / Kyndra Lee / Arren Lenau / Lukas Dickson

Part of the ongoing unpoetry series hosted by Eric Acosta. Noise and poetry featuring MRSA (noise), Forrest Friends (freak folk), Kyndra Lee, Arren Lenau, and Lukas Dickson (noise loops).

Thursday, June 27, 8:00 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

Black Nite Crash / Valley Suns / Von Wildenhaus

Ceremonial shin-dig for Sam Yoder and Michelle Smith. Featuring Black Nite Crash (psychedelic shoegaze), Valley Suns (dream pop), and Von Wildenhaus (guitar noir litewave psychotica), along with DJs.

Friday, June 28, 8:00 PM at Darrell’s Tavern - Event Page


Upcoming Shows June 16 - June 22

Chris Corsano / Bill Orcutt / Zoh Amba

Percussionist Chris Corsano from New York will perform as part of a trio with Bill Orcutt on guitar and Zoh Amba (multi-instrumentalist).

Sunday, June 16, 7:00 PM at The Vera Project - Event Page

Power Strip / Friends of the Road / Modern Folk

Bedroom pop project Power Strip will perform along with Friends of the Road (experimental drone folk) and Modern Folk (experimental ambient).

Sunday, June 16, 7:30 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

Royce Hobbs / sonora enjambre / FACEDEATHBLUES Band

First show in a series of Wednesday night performances curated by Noel Kennon. Roye Hobbs will perform along with sonora enjambre (ambient drone) and the house band, FACEDEATHBLUES.

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Perennial / Black Nite Crash / Miscomings / The Dust Mice

Last night of tour for Perennial (art-punk). They will be joined by Black Nite Crash (psychedelic shoegaze), Miscomings (nasty noise rock), and The Dust Mice (post-punk garage rock).

Thursday, June 20, 7:00 PM at The Vera Project - Event Page

SUMAC / White Boy Scream / Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean

SUMAC (abstract noise/metal) will play along with White Boy Scream (experimental doom drone), and Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean (death doom metal) from Springfield, MA.

Saturday, June 22, 8:30 PM at Clock-Out Lounge - Event Page

Authentic Luxury / Moon Letters / Everything Oscillating

Very bummed to miss this one. Mike Murphy is moving away so this will be the last time he will be performing in all three of the bands playing. Authentic Luxury (free jazz post-modern rock), Moon Letters (prog), and Everything Oscillating (psych prog rock).

Saturday, June 22, 8:00 PM at Blue Moon Tavern - Event Page


Upcoming Shows June 9 - June 15

Finally summer is here with plenty of interesting lineups to check out.

Modular Nights

The monthly free showcase of experimental electronic music will feature: Patch Adams, NoizCode, Krieger, Nil Elses, SoundsSweepsBy, Rocketmermaid, and Tarsier Eyes. Visuals by KLX Light Show

Sunday, June 9, 5:00 PM at Substation - Event Page

Meat Salad / Vantana Row / Morgan Garrett / Sleevies

Members of Flesh Produce will perform as Meat Salad. Joining them on tour from San Francisco, CA will be Vantana Row (cybergrind experimental), Morgan Garrett (experimental nu metal noise rock) from Philadelphia, PA, and Sleevies (math rock).

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 PM at Black Lodge - Event Page

Mason Lynass / WMD / Party Store / Shelf Nunny

Note the earlier than normal start time. Experimental electronic music including Mason Lynass (experimental electronic), WMD (ambient electronic), Party Store (ambient drone), and Shelf Nunny (ambient).

Thursday, June 13, 6:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Six Organs of Admittance / Diminished Men / Lori Goldston

On tour is Six Organs of Admittance (avant-garde folk). They will be joined by Diminished Men (deviant noir), and Lori Goldston (experimental cello).

Friday, June 14, 8:30 PM at The Sunset Tavern - Event Page

Kim Blythe / IO Fox / Aleyanna Grae / Myaku

Benefit show featuring Kim Blythe (experimental hyperpop), IO Fox (pop), Aleyanna Grae (singer songwriter), and Myaku (afroindustrial).

Friday, June 14, 6:00 PM at The Rendezvous - Event Page

Scarlet Death / 9-5 Hyperfuck / Baphomet Sex / Lil T4T

Cybergrind noise special featuring Scarlet Death (noise), 9-5 Hyperfuck (digital hardcore), Baphomet Sex (noise power electronics), and Lil T4T (cybergrind).

Saturday, June 15, 7:00 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page

SPLASTEEN / OK Bucko OK / Begonia + DJs

House show featuring DJs Fleksor, mxwix, and Goop. Music performances by SPLASTEEN (live modular noise), OK Bucko OK, and Begonia (experimental).

Saturday, June 15, 7:00 PM at Casa Dentata - Event Page


Upcoming Shows June 2 - June 8

AP Macroeconomics / Jade Peter / Benjamin Gear X / rEEk

AP Macroeconomics (alternative indie rock) will play along with Jade Peter (bedroom hyperpop) from Portland, OR, Benjamin Gear X (avant synth punk) from Nebraska, and some noise from rEEk.

Thursday, June 6, 8:00 PM at Blue Moon Tavern - Event Page

Ritual Improv redux

Join us for a night of improvised experimental sounds created by you, the audience. Inspired by the 5th Tuesday “Ritual Improv” at Spite House, RIR recapitulates the community of sound “in spite of…” Please bring your own instrument, piece of resonating material (scrap metal or other found object), or voice. Our intention is to remain open ended and mindful of the space and energy present. Everyone is open to play, but unlike an open mic, the sound will be continuous with no interruptions, save the ritual bell before and after each leaves.

Friday, June 7, 7:00 PM at Mudlark Oddities - Event Page

Kaho Matsui + Snairhead / Birthday Girl / Where the Light Goes / Sadie Siskin / Ultra Hipsters

On a mini tour is Kaho Matsui (computer and recording works for girls) from Philadelphia and Snairhead (electornic) from Portland, OR. They will be joined by Birthday Girl, Where the Light Goes (experimental drone ensemble), Sadie Siskin (experimental) and Ultra Hipsters (noise).

Friday, June 7, 7:00 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

Zachary James Watkins / Trigger Object / Aaron Turner

Guitar driven noise featuring Zachary James Watkins, Trigger Object (experimental electronic) from Portland, OR (not guitar driven noise), and Aaron Turner (experimental noise).

Saturday, June 8, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Kaho Matsui + Snairhead / doomgen

Second show for Kaho Matsui and Snairhead. They will be joined by doomgen.

Saturday, June 8, 8:00 PM at Drongo Tapes HQ - Event Page


Upcoming Shows May 26 - June 1

Plenty of interesting stuff this week and some more in the regular calendar not included below.

Penultimate Peril 5

The bridge is starting to heat up this summer. Catch another generator show featuring Danbala’s Horse (rhythmic noise & harsh techno), BSSP, Forrest Friends (freak folk), Formal Weather Patterns (dark memecore), Peter Tracy (experimental cello), Changing Bodies (experimental synth movement), Immanuel Kunt (drag), and Middle Finger Drive (punk rock)

Sunday, May 26, 7:30 PM at Under 1st Ave Bridge - Event Page

Modbang: The Animals at Night / Microfauna / Rascal Rae / ILZXC

The monthly lowkey all hardware synth free showcase features The Animals at Night, Microfauna, Rascal Rae, and ILZXC.

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 PM at The 4Bs - Event Page

Vanished / Sunbather Die / Hidden Gateways

Vanished (prog death metal) will play along with Sunbather Die, and Hidden Gateways (dark ambient).

Tuesday, May 28, 8:00 PM at The Sunset Tavern - Event Page

Automatic Overtone Environment

David Stanford and Dave Knott have been experimenting with bristlebots/hexbugs (little vibrating motor driven toy bugs) inside cast aluminum kitchen pan lids. The result is a sustained ringing created by the perpetual circular motion of the hexbugs inside the lids, with periodic contrasting “pings” and all manner of subtle changes in overtones based on the action of each individual bug/lid combination as well as the interaction across multiple lids.

Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Diminished Men / Corespondents / Rainha Selectress

Local deviant noir experts Diminished Men will play along with Corespondents (psyche rock) and Rainha Selectress.

Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Eaters Digest / Broodzone / N3ster

Eaters Digest will play along with Broodzone (doom sludge), and N3ster (indie guitar rock).

Thursday, May 30, 7:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Deco Club / No Floor / Halting / Sadie Siskin

Deco Club (neo-psychedelia noise punk) will play with No Floor (alternative shoegaze), Halting (experimental), and Sadie Siskin (experimental).

Friday, May 31, 8:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page


Upcoming Shows May 19 - May 25

More experimental, ambient, and synth this week and not as much noise.

Dross Twin / Quill / Auntie Death

Dross Twin (alternate goth) will play along with Quill (experimental), and Auntie Death (indie rock). Free show.

Sunday, May 19, 7:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Sunshine Lollipop / Death Spa / Zara / NUDECONSUMER

Sunshine Lollipop (aggressively positive grindcore). Joining them will be Death Spa (abrasive prog punk), Zara (baroque pop), and NUDECONSUMER (harsh noise wall).

Sunday, May 19, 8:00 PM at High Dive - Event Page

Jonathan Rodriguez / Peter Tracy / Aaron Michael Butler

Another show of contemporary compositions at Vermillion next Thursday featuring the work of Jonathan Rodriguez, Darcy Copeland, and Eva-Maria Houben. There’ll be some slow burns, beautiful drones, and noisiness - something for everyone.

Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Other / Sataray / Sony Voodoo / Pavor Nocturnus

Other (electronic goth coldwave) will play along with Sataray (dark liturgical ambient), Sony Voodoo, and Pavor Nocturnus (DJ set).

Thursday, May 23, 8:00 PM at The Central Saloon - Event Page

Dark Chisme / Ghost Fetish / Secret Guest

Dark wave band Dark Chisme started by DJ Gold Chisme will perform along with Ghost Fetish (synthwave goth) and a secret guest.

Friday, May 24, 8:00 PM at Belltown Yacht Club - Event Page

Pelbender / ilzxc / Vanian Bulman / Faux Macro / Synthiak

A night of electronic synth featuring Pelbender, ilzxc, Vanian Bulman, Faux Macro, and Synthiak. Visuals by Lightgazer_os.

Friday, May 24, 8:00 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

KAPSLOK / MVFL / BUCKLE FRACTURE / Aspekt / 9-5 Hyperfuck

Show under the bridge featuring KAPSLOK (hardcore punk), MVFL (misunderstood violent fucking losers), BUCKLE FRACTURE (grunge), Aspekt (beats hip-hop), and 9-5 Hyperfuck (digital hardcore).

Saturday, May 25, 6:00 PM at Under 1st Ave Bridge - Event Page