This is an event to showcase bands that have recorded at Earwig Studio. Earwig couldn't exist without these bands and this show is a small token of our thanks! Come be a part of our community!
We will also be raffling off the following: FREE STUDIO TIME @ Earwig Studio (duh!) FREE SINGLE MASTER with Black Belt Mastering FREE ACETATE CUT with Black Belt Mastering FREE GUITAR SETUP with Tone Delivery Service FREE GUITAR LESSONS with Jared Cortese Don't miss out!
Mōtus is a crew of seven jazztronauts sent from the stars with a mission to spread the funk. This Seattle based band performs styles ranging from thought-provoking ballads to backbeat funk and fusion, influenced by many contemporary jazz, r&b, soul, and hip-hop groups and producers. They find inspiration in socially and politically conscious music and aim to compose songs that are in the same vein.
Monica Parshotam (vocals/keys), Jeanie Marinella (vocals/aux percussion), Troy Bohman (vocals/bass), Joji Harada (vocals/drums), Sam Jaeger (guitar), Daniel Lombard (trumpet), and Rebekah Way (alto sax) make Mōtus's sound. Fans have described them as soulful, jazzy, sophisticated, theatrical, and light-hearted. The entire band exudes a vibrancy you can instantly feel coming from the stage; their soulful energy lights up any room.
Bad News Botanists is a mighty force of funknights from the Great Miles of Davis. They may lack in vocals but exceed in improvisational talents and great harmonics riches. Lead by Lord Francis of Vitolo who blows great wind on his very large saxophone. The Botanists will finish off the night to leave you in deep mediative state.
Japan's Guitar Wolf has brought you such noise rockin', Ramones worshippin' hits as Jet Blues, Jett Rock, and Jet Generation, but did you know that they are also zombie blastin', alien slicin' proponents of universal love that "has no borders, nationalities, or genders"? Well, they are, and Wild Zero is the movie that will get you on their level!
Complete with interactive drinking game (drink when: anyone in the movie drinks; anyone combs their hair; a head explodes; fire shoots out of anything; anyone says ROCK AND ROLL) Wild Zero is the uproarious, life-affirming, inter-dimensional super smash hit movie that you've probably never heard of... until now!
So come on over to Substation to revel in the Rock-Us joy of Wild Zero amidst great company, great entertainment, and great drinks - including Kaala's own favorite, shochu Ochawaris!... See MoreSee Less
MIND at LARGE is back with our 3rd Annual Friendsiving Party
The holidays bring a lot of joy but not without commitments, expectations, and the stress that comes along with all that. So, before we get swept away in the e, MIND at LARGE invites you celebrate the season with us and our dear friends! Come dance and clink some glasses with us alongside some of our dearest friends. We'll be carving up cuts like fresh Turkey carcass and hosting our annual Coat and Warm Clothing Drive.
Featuring musical selections from our friends: Mikey Mars [V rare comeback set] Soon(ish) x HYDEF [Noise Complaint / MIND at LARGE] Street Meat (Jaderade x Streeter) [MIND at LARGE] Meistro x Yamanaka [MIND at LARGE] Goobs [MIND at LARGE]
Noise for Toys is a holiday rock party and Toys for Tots toy drive!!! For every $5 toy that you bring, you will be entered in to a raffle to win some awesome prizes such as: band merchandise, gift certificates, and more!
Professor Sweater is releasing their self-titled debut EP at Substation! We hope you can join in the Sweater Weather celebration! This is going to be one hell of a party complete with an ugly sweater contest and a fully stacked soulful bill to keep your music tastebuds satisfied.
A generic label would not do justice to the depth of Perfect Strangers' heartfelt music. In his creation you’ll find tracks inspired by the bliss of sunbeams, by an ironic yet candid take on the simple pleasures of life, and by the darker side of the self.
His demanding standards have led him to appropriate today’s trends, undoubtedly Techno, which he also DJ’s with a rare understanding and acute intelligence. His new hybrid sound that incorporates Progressive Psy-Trance embedded in dirty Techno-ish grooves and breakdowns, is as modern as it gets and yet helps maintain the old school spirit that is missed so much nowadays. That is why it's the ultimate brain candy out there at the moment.
Welcome to The Fresh Dish were we are serving up the fresh new faces of burlesque to you bimontly at Substation!
Presented by Puckductions and produced by Mx. Pucks A'Plenty, Smokey Brown and Lana Montreese The Fresh Dish is all about showcasing new performers who have been performing burlesque for five years or less.
Each show will feature 6-9 new faces and various forms of burlesque.
Our schedule is every other month, 3rd Tuesday: October 16 (Fall theme) December 18 (Winter theme)
Transit proudly invites you to a rare, all-vinyl showcase, spanning two rooms at Substation, to share in celebrating the launch of our monthly, third-Friday event. The team and the venue promise a very special edition that truly honors the night in which the new Transit is Born.
Veteran West Coast DJs will curate a night steeped in rich, full sounds of vinyl records, and house music that blends a wide-range of styles, era, and culture. The lighting, visuals, and dancers add a unique emphasis, ensuring that Transit will deliver the best fucking house night that could be fucking experienced! This birthday party is not one to be missed!
The Lineup: *Trevor Vichas is coming special from South Lake Tahoe to bless Transit :: Born with his exceptional track selection and skills! From the early 90’s until the mid-2000’s, Trevor was a fixture (with many residencies) in the Seattle & Portland house music scene, and he currently maintains a residency on Chicago House FM. His original & remix work has been released on over 20 labels, and his unique sound makes you want to jump up and hit the floor~ soundcloud.com/trevorvichaswww.residentadvisor.net/dj/trevorvichas
*Sol has been a fixture of the PNW house music scene since its inception in the mid-nineties. He has brought his signature mix of deep soulful jackin' house music to clubs and warehouse parties up and down the coast. Sol's funky, soulful, and energetic mixing style fills dance floors, bringing crowds of even the most discerning dance music fans together under one groove. Sol’s energy and smile is synonymous with the uplifting vibe that his fans have come to expect! We're celebrating Sol's Birthday this evening too. solcalderon7.wixsite.com
*AC Lewis is the beloved Bar Manager @ Transit::Substation! Importantly, he was a big part of our inspiration to create Transit. AC is a very talented, veteran DJ (a Seattle fixture in the underground electronic music scene since the late 90’s). He has had many years’ of really good DJ residencies in Seattle, played at WMC in Miami (and the DEMF in Detroit), and many other renowned events... So without even saying, we're very honored to have him bless the tables and generate the Transit launch night sound.
*Miss Min.D has made her home in the Seattle music scene in the early 2000's. Her current love for breaks has found her current residency at Fraktured Sundays at Kremwerk, with many others in years' past. Playing records are her expertise. She undoubtedly has remarkable track selection, style, and energy in her house sets, paired with her skills, of many years of expertise. soundcloud.com/miss-min-d
*Kyle Douglas is a Chicago-born DJ, who has been collecting (and spinning) vinyl avidly; since the late 90’s. With a solid 20-years of DJ’ing experience, Kyle confidently plays all genres of House, and loves to get down with the crowd. His sound always has a full heartbeat, is chunky, organic, melodic, and constantly moving, all without losing that soulfulness that House music provides. And Kyle is very intimate with his tracks, understanding them from start to finish. He’s held residencies in NYC, played festivals in California, at the best venues in SF, and now books many gigs in Seattle, WA, where he currently resides. soundcloud.com/kyledouglas
*Pappa T has been in the Seattle house music scene for over twenty five years! His love of house music began in the early 80’s.. The Chicago and New York scenes influenced him. In the mid-90’s he was introduced to the SF scene. Being the maestro is what he loves to do. Pappa T has played at infamous events and venues, and always says “It’s a culture, and not a fad.” And hopefully you will experience that on the dance floor! C’mon Seattle!... See MoreSee Less
Family Night Seattle, HeadyWorks & 2nd Bass Productions
The Crystal Method The Trip Home (New Album)
For more than two decades, The Crystal Method has remained at the forefront of the worldwide dance music industry as pioneers of the big beat genre, innovators of the ‘90s electronica movement and current-day global ambassadors of the American electronic sound. Originally formed as a duo, alongside now-retired founding member Ken Jordan, The Crystal Method today lives and breathes as a solo act, with co-founder and originator Scott Kirkland at the helm. And with the artistic reboot comes the next chapter in The Crystal Method timeline:
The Trip Home, out September 14 on the band’s own Tiny E Records. As the sixth full-length The Crystal Method album and Kirkland’s first as a new found solo act, The Trip Home serves as the creative rebirth of the brand. An artistic manifesto and love letter to the electronic world, The Trip Home welcomes Kirkland at the driver’s seat with full control of the reins. The Trip Home is co-produced with veteran producer/remixer/composer Glen Nicholls,who has worked with legendary artists like The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, Sia and UNKLE, among many others, in addition to scoring several of his own feature films. For the new album, Kirkland dove deep into the decades-spanning discography of The Crystal Method. The result is a sound that revisits the roots of the classic Crystal Method aesthetic, while pushing its possibilities into the future. Equal parts throwback and dynamic futurism, The Trip Home expands Kirkland’s unrestrained curiosity into new realms and new sounds. To perfect this fine balance, Kirkland took a back-to-basics approach, which saw him firing up his arsenal of analog synths and reconnecting with his collection of vintage gear. The lead single “Holy Arp” captures this calculated formula perfectly: A brooding intro of darkly tinged bleeps and bloops slowly builds the song’s tension before it pours into a bed of chunky synths, distorted reverb and alien sounds. Its minimal, vocal-less melody allows space for the synths to expand and reach a high peak before disintegrating into the ether. It was “Holy Arp” that gave Kirkland the first flashes of the cohesive sound that would shape The Trip Home “As soon as I got that track going, I knew I had found the direction for the new album,”
Kirkland says. “It reverberates with the sound of Crystal Method classics like ‘Name of the Game’ and has some of the gnarliness of ‘Vapor Trail.’ It’s an angry, ballsy, bombastic trip down the inner workings of the vintage ARP 2600 synth.” Elsewhere, the emotional ballad “Ghost in the City”—co-produced with electronic artist/producer Le Castle Vania—is a narrative-driven electronic dream that floats through dark clouds and shredding guitars, while singer-songwriter Amy Kirkpatrick delivers an angelic and touching vocal performance. “The Raze,” also produced alongside Le Castle Vania, is a mind trip through thick and heavy synths that unfurls with cinematic, dark drama. “It was great to have the opportunity to collaborate with Dylan (Le Castle Vania) again on two tracks from the new album,” Kirkland says.
“There’s a Difference,” a reimagining of the track “Difference” off The Crystal Method’s 2014 self-titled album, is a full-on alt rock hybrid that mixes melodic electronics, pulsing bass via Tony Buchen (The Griswolds, Boyzone), punching live drums from Grammy winner Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, The Wallflowers, Fiona Apple) and riveting vocals from singer Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Slash). “Distance” is both cinematic and theatrical as it reaches toward progressive crossover territory in its delivery of chainsaw guitars, electronic atmospherics and operatic vocals care of Delila Paz and Gavin McDevitt of Teflon Sega. Collectively, The Trip Home pieces together the fundamentals of The Crystal Method’s storied past while adding new, unexplored elements for a cohesive, unique sonic experience that’s as diverse in sound and style as it is anthemic and driving. “I wanted to create a concept album of sorts,” Kirkland says, “a project that speaks to what’s going on in my life right now and a vision that also brings The Crystal Method sound forward and shapes it in a new way. I’ve been enjoying the idea of making an album like our debut album Vegas, where every song is different. Every song ha a different BPM, every song has different emotions, every song has different elements.” The Trip Home also serves a Kirkland’s message and reaction to the grandiose excess of today’s EDM scene. Where the genre constantly offers tired and recycled noise, Kirkland answers with an album built on organic sounds, a wide emotional range and, ultimately, real music. Forged from analog synths, recorded through vintage Moog and Electro-Harmonix pedals and mixed through Sound City’s Never console—not the same one used on Nevermind; Dave Grohl has that one—The Trip Home is a warm embrace of organic electronic music. The natural noise of analog gear is part of the sound. “I’m always looking for just the right amount of wrong,” Kirkland says.“I’m really proud of all the collaborations and incredibly talented artists who contributed to The Trip Home.
Are you as excited as we are for this legend!?
With such a world legend coming to town, we had to recruit Seattle's Finest Local Legends to help hold down that vibe.
2 Rooms of Music Featuring Special Guest:
Sean Majors -
Part of LOST DJ crew. Studio 4/4 resident. Monkey Loft resident. Owner of Bar Justice and By The Pound Delicatessen. Co-owner of Upper Left Events. Lover of heavy conversation. www.upperleftlive.com/events/
Seattle/SF breakbeat junkie. Founder of Fraktured, weekly broken beat night at Kremwerk, and multi city wide movement, Slut Garden BM Camp Lead, Extra amazing, loving, protective, positive human... soundcloud.com/dj-dot
Recess is the founder of Shameless Productions and has a long illustrious tenure in the underground music scene of Seattle. Recess' dance floor oriented DJ sets often reflect Shameless' aesthetic by focusing on forward thinking music while cherishing the gems of the past. About 5+ years ago he began a yoga practice which has continued on today. His eclectic interest in music and desire to bring yoga to the dance music community led to DJing the first Yo Yo Yoga event at the Electric Tea Garden with many more to follow. www.mixcloud.com/ItsRecess/
Following his tour of duty in Vietnam in the late 60's, Streets, disillusioned and alone, his Technicolor American dream shattered, drifted from city to city, making and breaking friendships in days over the most trivial matters such as, "Who the f$#@ got into my Choco Crunch!?" Eventually he made for the NYC where he found himself at home among the gay, black and Latino communities. It was here that he first encountered what was later to be popularly defined as 'disco.' "I'll never forget it," he once said. "Had I not accepted my friend's invitation to check out this joint called the 'Paradise Garage,' my life wouldn't have been the same, man. That first night I felt like I was rising to a higher state of consciousness. We were all one." Mr. Streets has kept on rising ever since. soundcloud.com/kadeejah-streets
HeadyHQ - Portland, Oregon www.headyHQ.com Heady HQ brings an eclectic mix of high end head ware and fashion accessories to a party near you.
Live Painters -
VERONICA LYNN HARPER -Seattle, Wa www.facebook.com/veronicalynnharper1 THE ART OF CREATING FLUID BEAUTY Movement is an art form. The relationship of the artist & the paint is a slow dance between freedom & technicality. Somewhere in the balance is an elegance where unconscious shapes create an alluring composition. Colors inspired by nature are a reminder to preserve the beauty of the world we all gratefully share.
BACKGROUND Veronica Lynn Harper is a multifaceted visionary with eleven professional years in the video gaming industry as an avatar system builder, clothing designer, 3d modeler, texture artist, and art director at past companies EA Games & Sony Computer Entertainment America. During her time in the game industry Veronica also produced various outreach platforms for artists at Disney, Nickelodeon, Blizzard Entertainment, Blur Studios, SOE, and Rockstar Games to display personal art at galleries in Southern California. In recent years her production focus is custom art for home, office, & business spaces. She develops from a home studio in the lush forests of Seattle, Washington USA.
Make sure and check out our other events coming up!
Seattle PsyOps is proud to bring you one of the pioneering artists of the current Progressive Psychedelic Trance sound: Ace Ventura. Tickets will be available at select PsyOps events for the time being. Trance on 🙂... See MoreSee Less