Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wally Shoup, Greg Campbell, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace: One End to the Other LP OUT NOW

PRICE: $18.00 

One End to the Other

OM 044LP

"Recorded during a recent trek to the Pacific Northwest, this session is very damaged by the post-tongue explosive devices packed by each of the quartet's members. Skittering along the most devious edge of improvisational madness, Greg, Greg, Bill and Mr. Shoup bring four chunks of deep underground moisture into the air for the first time. Let us make to examine them. 'Morning' greets the listener beneath a raucous grackle filled tree, mounting to a commuters' rage. Then along comes a mage with mushrooms, and the growl and rasp spreads out into what one must imagine a stoned rabbit's brain records from a dawn. In 'Separating a door from a window', Mr. Shoup's sax limns the wall of sound into permeable spaces. The horns and percussion throw up bramble hollers of humorous squawk, but in the end, Wally is triumphant. Like smoke snaking over the door, 'Transom' is a very present and seductive piece. If you are a programmer, this is an excellent sound experience to loop, as it is both loving and bossy. Horn and reed lead you into 'Nothing is deprived of its warmth,' and then gleefully pierce your eardrums with needles. Once the path has been cleared to your brain, molten notes are poured in and, like a Dead Head prostrate with his pipe, you become one with the universe. A warm universe. At first I thought it was weird they named this album after the lost book of Tolkien's Silmarillion. Now I'm not so sure." -- Lili Dwight/Byron Coley, Deerfield MA 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thursday, September 17th: Chris Brokaw + Lori Goldston + Greg Kelley at the Chapel

8pm, September 17, 2015

$5-$15 donation at the door Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Guitarist Chris Brokaw, known for his work with Codeine, Come, Thurston Moore, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Rhys Chatham, The Catamites (duo with Sephen O’Malley) and many more, meets with cellist Lori Goldston (Black Cat Orchestra, Earth, Nirvana, etc.) and trumpet player Greg Kelley (Nmperign, etc.) for a first-time meeting: solos, duos, and a trio finale. Expect everything from quiet beginnings to savage conclusions.

Chris and Greg are both fairly recent transplants from Boston to Seattle; Lori has been a longtime fixture in the Seattle experimental music scene. East meets West; this is only the beginning.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Thursday, August 6th: Another Parking Garage Solo in Fremont

"Official" event words...

Forrest Friends (furry prayer gathering)

Greg Kelley (trumpet trumpet fur party people coming together and not being alone)

Jonbenet (still an unsolved mystery. mystery furry fur covered people dancing in the streets and no shame)

Marlon Wayne (Duluth via Seattle via Duluth. no more crying in the fur dungeon)

Details HERE.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Paul Hoskin Benefit, Friday July 31 at The Chapel


8pm, July 31, 2015

The Chapel Performance Space 
at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford,
Nearest Metro stops: 16, 44, 26)

$5 - $15 suggested donation at the door

Veteran Seattle improviser and concert organizer Paul Hoskin is currently in the hospital with very serious ailments. He had planned to play a duo concert tonight with Arrington De Dionyso, so instead Nonsequitur is organizing a benefit concert to help him out, with many members of Seattle’s improvised music community participating. All artist fees and audience admissions will be donated to assist Paul in his recovery. Performers confirmed so far (stay tuned for new additions):

Ivan Arteaga (alto sax)
Angelina Baldoz (trumpet)
Arrington De Dionyso (contrabass clarinet)
Stuart Dempster (trombone)
Beth Fleenor (clarinets, voice)
Sue Ann Harkey (guitar)
Greg Kelley (trumpet)
Jim Knodle (trumpet)
Susie Kozawa (toys, objects, homemades)
Carol Levin (harp)
David Milford (violin)
Monica Schley (harp)
Wilson Shook (alto sax)
Wally Shoup (alto sax)
China Star (soprano sax)
John Teske (bass)
Jenny Ziefel (clarinets)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July continues

Hound Dog Taylor's Hand "...Seattle's secret weapon against the tech squares and yuppie droolers! Jeffery Taylor (Climax Golden Twins) spins tall 6-string tales with his guitar and the crowd bows down before an ascended master. Vets of the NW improv-wars, Mark Ostrowski,and John Seman unleash a barrage of sounds via drums and stand-up bass that toss genres like dirty underwear, leaving the inner ear dizzy and thirsting for more...lots more. It's equal parts groovy, LOUD, and out there for more than just a minute. Live, improvised chanteys for squirming larvae everywhere..." - Eidertown Records

Shoup - Kelley - Campbell Debut performance by this sax, trumpet, percussion trio which has been woodshedding in private for a year before unleashing it's squirrelly, post-harmolodics upon the public. They have a quartet LP with Bill Nace forthcoming on Open Mouth Records.

Dave Webb "Walking into Vermillion last night to check out Table & Chairs’ improv monthly, I was instantly riveted by a longhaired dude seated in the back bar area, playing his Gibson Firebird to a sparse, rapt crowd. It was Dave Webb, guitarist for 'technical metal' band Spacebag, ex-member of the phenomenal Seattle heavy-rock mavericks Girth and Wah Wah Exit Wound. He was in the midst of an emotionally wrenching display of guitar virtuosity that brought to mind the late Funkadelic axe master Eddie Hazel. Webb’s rapid, graceful fingerings and slides evoked a beautiful, lachrymose solitude. There were also passages of sweet, baroque balladry of Hendrixian poignancy and dexterity (think 'Little Wing') and an aching allusion to 'My Favorite Things.'" – The Stranger, 10/9/14

9pm Friday, July 17th, 2015
Blue Moon
712 NE 45th St, Seattle WA 98105


Pent Up Release and Gallery 1412 present

Kurva Choir
On Tour From Alaska

Red Alder

Esoteric Meta Crystal Bowl Ensemble

Greg Kelley
Trumpet Drone Unit

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
All Ages @ Gallery 1412
Doors 7pm $5-$15 Donation
1412 18th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
No Alcohol Allowed

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Solo, unamplified acoustic set at Teatro de la Psychomachia Friday 6.27.15

An evening of solo excursions from four visionary artists:

Wendy Atkinson is a solo bass-player who explores the low-end world of electric, acoustic and double basses. Her new album, The Last Fret, was released this spring.

Atkinson has performed with reclusive legendary cult figure Jandek in Vancouver. She was included in The Unspeakable, a film about Pacific Northwest artists directed by Clyde Petersen. Her music was twice selected for Art in the Air, an international audio art festival and was included in Sonic Landscapes, a sound art exhibit held in Michigan, along with Mecca Normal and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth.

"If you’ve heard the bass sound like this before, you’ve probably got rather left-field tastes. And yet Atkinson is an exceptionally friendly experimentalist, certainly not one to be afraid of.” – Alex Varty, Georgia Straight
Rob Millis is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist (releasing recordings as rmillis) and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. His work veers haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental improv, field recording, song and collage.
Greg Kelley has performed throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Argentina & Mexico at numerous festivals, in clubs, outdoors, in living rooms, in a bank, and at least once on a vibrating floor. He has collaborated with a number of musicians across the globe performing experimental music, free jazz and noise, releasing a number of recordings in the process. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of the trumpet and of "music."

Bill Horist has established himself as an internationally known improviser/composer/performer in a wide array of genres including rock, jazz, contemporary chamber, avant garde, folk, new music and several subgenres within each. He has appeared on over 70 recordings and has performed well over 1000 concerts throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Japan. Over the past two decades, Bill has collaborated with a long list of notable musicians from around the world. He has toured and recorded with a number of bands including Master Musicians of Bukkake, Nobodaddy, Phineas Gage, Axolotl, UnFolkUs, Zahir, Tablet, Nervewheel, Ghidra, Rollerball and the Paul Rucker Ensemble in addition to extensive solo activity.

Bill has received critical praise from dozens of both local and international periodicals including The Wire, Guitar Player Magazine and Alternative Press. He has also been the recipient of several local and regional grants for his work. In 2012, Bill was quoted and mentioned in a “short list of…individuals who have made notable contributions” to prepared guitar in the book “Nice Noise: Modifications and Preparations for Guitar” by Bart Hopkin and Yuri Landman. In 2005 and 2006, he was nominated for "Jazz Artist of the Year" and "Guitarist of the Year" respectively by the Seattle Weekly.