We're happy to announce that we're hosting Au5, Chime for The Other Side tour! Alongside them we have PNW legends Kotori and QB!K on support. Expect to hear a wide variety of bass music such as melodic bass, future riddim, color bass, heavy dubstep, and more! This will be our first time bringing the full Midnight Frēqs laser + lighting experience to Substation and we couldn't be more excited to do it alongside some of the most talented artists in the game.
Tickets will be available on Eventbrite until 7PM on the day of the show, otherwise pay at the door!
MAIN STAGE LINEUP: -Au5 -Chime -Kotori -QB!K
SECOND STAGE: -JOHANS -MADLON -DES
HOUSE RULES: -We believe in PLUR- Respect and kindness towards all event attendees and staff are an integral part of what makes our events so fun! -Substation is a 21+ venue. -We follow all county mandates for masks + vaccines. Currently neither masks nor vaccines will be required to attend this show. -Dress code is shirts and shoes required, and rave attire encouraged! -Flow toys OK. -No smoking/vaping inside the venue. -All sales are final.... See MoreSee Less
YES Music Productions and Future Funktion present -
Parallels (Toronto, ON / Los Angeles, CA) SUPERSYMMETRY is Parallels' 5th studio album, written and produced by front-woman Holly Dodson. It’s a 10-song synth-pop daydream, pulsing with classic synthesiser sounds, sonic spells and lyrical transmissions. A Toronto expat, Dodson recorded most of the album in her studio in LA throughout lockdown. In 2020, Parallels celebrated the 10-year Anniversary of their debut album “Visionaries” with a limited edition vinyl repress through NewRetroWave Records. The album sold out and charted on iTunes Electronic Chart. In collaboration with electro-rock artist Radio Wolf, Parallels co-wrote and co-produced a 7-song soundtrack for Sci-Fi feature film “Proximity” directed by Emmy-Award winning VFX artist Eric Demeusy (Stranger Things, Tron: Legacy, Game Of Thrones). The album was released on LA-based imprint, Lakeshore Records and their song “Journey’s End” won Best Song In A Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards. Parallels has toured extensively from Stockholm to New York City, and has shared billing with artists including Florence + The Machine, Miami Horror, Glass Candy, TR/ST and YELLE. They can also be heard on the soundtrack of 2013 Oscar-winning short film “Curfew”. In Dodson’s unparalleled style, SUPERSYMMETRY is a deep dive into the heart of Parallels’ Universe.
BETAMAXX (Pittsburgh, PA) Betamaxx is an 80’s synth revival project by Nick Morey, hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The project was formed in mid-2012 with the release of the “Lost Formats” LP in late September. The name “Betamaxx” was contrived from Sony “Betamax” movie player which rivaled VHS in the early-mid 80’s. Betamaxx’s sound is inspired and created with a use of a wide variety of analog and digital hardware synths from the 80’s and today including the Roland Juno-60, Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 and Ensoniq ESQ-1. Betamaxx focuses on a multi-genre approach to writing, with influences such as The Cure, Tangerine Dream, Boards of Canada, and John Carpenter. He has been featured on such words as the “Kung Fury” original movie soundtrack, and on the Amazon Prime series “Red Oaks”
Missing Words (Long Beach, CA) Missing Words is James Meays, Colin Wood, and Jameson Meays. Known for their eclectic brand of synth-pop and energetic live shows, the three-piece band is venturing into uncharted territories. With their forthcoming EP and new live shows planned, they will take an expansive sound and turn it inwards. The new songs deal with trauma, heartache, and growth in a way that only James (Lead Vocals) can summarize. The synth-scape and lead guitars, and rhythmic drums create the atmosphere for which the band can truly create a memorable sound. The future is bright for this young band.
Teeel (San Diego, CA) Inspired by 80 movies, new wave and vintage synthesizers, TEEEL creates a range of music from hypnotic vocal dance pop to dark electronic synth rock.
SLACKMACHINE [guest DJ set] (Los Angeles, CA) Dystopian dancefloor rhythms for a post-computer universe.
US3R (Seattle, WA) (pronounced "user") is a solo indie electronic pop artist, originally from Palm Springs, CA, now making music in Seattle, WA. US3R exploded onto the electronica scene with his debut album "1985", quickly carving out a niche in a post-synthwave style, combining sounds like Justice, The Weeknd, Pharrell, and Weezer. US3R's creative take on electronic pop music is best known for its social commentary and experimental musicality. His latest album "INFLUENCE" pushed electro pop boundaries, combining grungy electronica with soulful pop vocals and painfully honest commentary on love and life in the age of influencer culture.
Saturday June 4, 2022 Doors 6pm Music by Future Funktion Residents $20 adv / $25 dos / 21+
SHOOK, Foundation Entertainment, and Sewer Ratz are joining forces to bring one of the hottest up-and-coming bass music artists NotLö alongside the legendary ENiGMA Dubz + special guest CRIMES! to Substation Seattle with support from GLTY and Beautiful Existence featuring a full sound system powered by PK Sound...
21+ | 9pm-2am SUBSTATION - Seattle, WA | $15 early bird | $20 adv Tickets 🎟️ bit.ly/3L728k3
NotLö ENiGMA DUBZ (UK) CRIMES! GLTY Beautiful Existence
NotLö [Deep, Dark, and Dangerous | Wakaan] Denver-based by way of Greenville, SC, NotLö is quickly becoming one of the most excitingproducer/DJs in bass music. Drawing from her experience as a queer woman in electronicmusic, NotLö has used her platform for a variety of causes by donating proceeds toorganizations like The NAACP and RAINN - an organization dedicated to aiding survivors ofsexual violence. Emphasizing low end bass with distorted grooves, NotLö takes listeners on adark and ethereal sonic journey - it’s guaranteed that she will continue to expand her influenceand impact on her terms.
ENiGMA DUBZ [Deep, Dark, and Dangerous | DUPLOC | Morii] James Vine, aka ENiGMA Dubz, has been the worst kept secret in the global bass music scene for more than a decade. From dubstep to future garage, grime to liquid drum & bass - the dexterous producer is equally adept at unleashing the weightiest bass-heavy drops as crafting expansive cinematic electronic soundscapes. Initially making garage from his Birmingham bedroom under the name DJ V, aged 20 his 2008 bootleg of Faithless’ We Come One was Kissy Sell Out’s track of the month on BBC Radio 1. The ENiGMA Dubz alias was born that year, after James experienced the cream of UK dubstep at SubDub’s legendary Exodus night - including Skream, Plastician & Digital Mystiks. 2021 has been a big year for the producer - with releases out on Slime Recordings and Truth’s Deep Dark & Dangerous, and more to come on DUPLOC - all ahead of his hotly anticipated third album due in 2022.
CRIMES! [Bassrush | Slow Roast | 20/20 LDN] While still providing that charged-up heaviness and melodicism that is his staple, CRIMES! brings yet more and more flavor to the table, with sparkling touches and 8-bit wormholes to warp the eardrums and brain cells of all living beings with auditory capabilities. Soulful vocals and epic cinematic breakdowns take the ordinary bass vibe into a refreshingly illuminating and otherworldly place.
Fantasy Dance Music comes to Substation with the launch of new fantasy inspired dance label, World Tree. With roots in the Pacific Northwest and friends in LA, World Tree provides a unique experience for all fantasy nerds who love to explore the world of electronic music. Founders Viligir and forsetî would like to welcome you to nurture the World Tree in its earliest growth stage, as a sapling—Ring One.... See MoreSee Less
Cabaret of Evil returns from the dead! We are so excited to bring you this fundraiser variety show featuring some of our favorite performers who have donated their time and energy to help us raise money.
For our next installment of the '22 season, we are raising money for The Trevor Project. You can find more information about their work here - www.thetrevorproject.org/
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm. Pay-what-you-can at the door, bring some extra cash for the raffle! This show is 21 and over.... See MoreSee Less
Primitive Man 10 Year Anniversary Tour w/ Mortiferum, Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void, Elizabeth Colour Wheel
June 29, 2022 $18 ADV / $22 DOS 7PM 21+
Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN’s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal, blackened noise, and doom. The threepiece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher). In October of 2012 the band recorded their debut LP Scorn at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). Scorn was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. The band followed up with a self-released three-song EP in February titled P/M. The unique metal hybridization of Scorn caught the attention of Relapse, who liked the record enough to sign the band and reissue the full-length in summer 2013. Dubbed a “totally malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you’re not careful,” by Cvlt Nation and called “the best worst thing that has ever happened to you,” in an 8/10 review from Metal Hammer, Scorn found PRIMITIVE MAN celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease and sonic deviance. The record put the band on the map for many listeners, and enabled PRIMITIVE MAN to embark on a relentless touring schedule that would soon see the band playing live shows across the US, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia (often for the vast majority of the year) in company with acts such as Hexis, Reproacher, Fister, Celeste, Opium Lord, and Mammoth Grinder. PRIMITIVE MAN also played Denver Black Sky in 2013 alongside Relapse brethren Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Skinless, Iron Reagan, Call of the Void, and Weekend Nachos. All of Ethan McCarthy’s projects have been prolific, and PRIMITIVE MAN is no exception – the band released four splits between 2013 and 2015, and dropped another bombshell of nihility in 2015 with its Relapse EP Home Is Where The Hatred Is. The EP was well-received by publications including Metal Injection, MetalSucks, Revolver, and Exclaim!, the latter of who stated, “unapologetically bleak and permeated by loathing and hostility, Home Is Where The Hatred Is will either leave you wanting more or contemplating teetering off a ledge.”Despite their primeval, bludgeoning approach, PRIMITIVE MAN wouldn’t exist without their savage awareness of modern humanity: simultaneously old and new, atavistic and groundbreaking, PRIMITIVE MAN stands to redefine current conceptions of hope, faith, and metal music. Years of writing on tour and the addition of drummer Joe Linden sparked a black flame in PRIMITIVE MAN molding the band’s second full-length offering of soul-crushing blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia entitled Caustic. Recorded and produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation), Caustic is 12 songs and 75+ minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic served as 2017’s cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry. Now in 2020, PRIMITIVE MAN return with the extreme, terrifying and confrontational new album, Immersion. True to the band's ethos, every moment on Immersion is overwhelming; shifting from passages of harsh doom to an endless corridor of horrid screaming, blast beats, and a formidable low end. A stark look at a mirror, Immersion's themes tackle sobering views on existential crises, a general distrust among another, and the current state of the world. True to these dark times, PRIMITIVE MAN's Immersion is an introspective look into ruin and undoing. As McCarthy explains, Immersion dives into the point of no return. "Now you're a grown man and you're fucked." Primitive Man is: Ethan Lee McCarthy - Guitars, Vocals Jonathan Campos - Bass Joe Linden - Drums
Covid policy at Substation: - Proof of Vaccination or Proof of Official Negative Test Result (details below) - Masks must be worn throughout the venue. Masks must be worn when interacting with bartenders and staff - Temperature checks may be performed at entry Proof Of Vax: CDC COVID-19 vaccine record card or photo of vaccine card Documentation from a medical record or vaccine provider Proof of vaccination from another state or country Documentation in mobile apps from healthcare providers (approved by WA Department of Health) Printer certificate or QR code (available at the end of September) from MyIRMobile.com Proof of Negative Test Result: Print or digital documentation from: Pharmacy Laboratory Official Testing provider Test must have been performed within 72 hours Test must be FDA approved Find a spot near you: kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/testing.aspx... See MoreSee Less
Based out of Iowa, Telekinetic Yeti is a two-man band that delivers sonic brutality melded with psychedelic doom wizardry, forged by the worship of the almighty riff and honed by relentless touring and dedication to their craft.
Creating music as cryptically enchanting as it is heavy, you wouldn't guess that the impressive cacophony pouring out of the speakers like molten, metal syrup is being produced by only two people. Founder and guitarist Alex Baumann explains, “Originally I decided not to have a bass player purely for logistical reasons, it was just another schedule to work around, another person who’s boss could tell us we can’t tour, but then I started seeing it as a challenge, like let’s see how heavy we can make it with just two people.”
That started grabbing peoples' attention. Relentless touring and playing pretty much any club that would have them, the band set sail on their epic voyage, selling their debut album Abominable out of their van and cutting their teeth in the underground playing hundreds of shows. All the while receiving rave reviews of their live performance as well as their first release, which landed at #2 on the doom charts and stayed right there for months. The Sludgelord called the eight-song album “a f***ing monster from start to finish,” and The Obelisk, including the album in their year-end, best of list, dubbed it the “debut of the year,” and said “it could have been another band’s second or third record for the level of cohesion on display.” The video for “Stoned and Feathered” quickly racked up a few hundred thousand views and counting. It was at this time that Telekinetic Yeti caught the attention of Ozzy Osbourne bass player, Blasko, who named Abominable on his “5 favorites” list. People were starting to catch on, and soon thereafter Telekinetic Yeti would be invited to tour extensively with some of the best heavy rock bands in the business, including Clutch, Black Label Society, Red Fang and Weedeater.
Now the band finds itself in a much different, auspicious position, and with the help of famed producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Kylesa, Damad, Black Tusk et al), Telekinetic Yeti returns with their eagerly-anticipated, second full-length album, Primordial.
With this release, the band takes their game to a whole new level. Primordial explores themes as diverse as evolution, sorcery, black magic and the contradictions of the gloriously uplifting yet simultaneously melancholic human condition. "I wanted to write something that was an appropriate intro to the album, that brought to mind an early earth setting and featured atmospheric elements as well as some droning, sparse simplicity and lyrically, simple imagery regarding the dawn of humankind and creation of the first tools." explains Baumann of the title track.
As it unfolds, the album evolves into a cathartic exploration turning themes into tangible sounds and haunting fugues. Says Baumann regarding the inspiration behind “Beast”: "This song is about wanting to escape the societal constraints that keep us on the wheel, toiling away, indefinitely. It's also about questioning authority figures, or really anyone that claims to have all the answers."
Matured songwriting, creatively brutal riffs and an exercise in monstrous tones make this listen an immersive experience taking you back to explore and appreciate the primordial ooze that we all came from. Telekinetic Yeti has partnered with stalwart Indie label, Tee Pee Records.
VELOCITY returns! Modular Seattle and Patchwerks present an all-day event celebrating modular and hardware synthesizers and the community that surrounds them, featuring an all-day trade show and educational seminars during the day, and performances across three stages at night. Come visit your favorite gear manufacturers and the Patchwerks pop-up shop, learn tools and techniques from the artists themselves, and experience an incredible evening of light and sound alongside this amazing community.
11 AM – 5 PM: Trade Show where various modular / hardware synth manufacturers will show off their latest gear and interact with the community.
11 AM – 3 PM: Educational Seminars where speakers will speak on various subjects relating to electronic music-making and related technology .
4 PM – 2 AM: Performances from local and visiting artists, with genres varying from house / techno, ambient, noise, industrial, and beat-oriented music.
The trade show from 11am-5pm is free to attend and all ages are welcomed. The remainder of the event, including seminars, are 21+ and tickets are required.
Tickets $40 adv, $50 at the door. Lineup and general info can be found at the link below.