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August 2014

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8/01

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND

with TRIMTAB and METRILODIC

Blue Moon
712 NE 45th
9:30pm

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop dance-punk: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom.

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

Information: www.bethfleenor.com

 

8/10

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND

with SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET

Seamonster Lounge
2202 N. 45th St
9pm

(See above)

Information: www.bethfleenor.com

 

8/10-20

SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET WEST COAST TOUR

Sunday, August 10 – Seattle, WA
Tour Sendoff Party
Seamonster Lounge

Wednesday, August 13 – Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Jazz Workshop
Le Corusse Rouge

Thursday, August 14 – Los Angeles, CA
JazzPop
Hammer Museum, UCLA

Friday, August 15 – San Francisco, CA
Best Coast Jazz Composers Series
Center for New Music

Sunday, August 17 – Oakland, CA
Duende

Monday August 18 – Sacramento, CA
Nebraska Mondays
Luna’s Café

Wednesday, August 20 – Portland, OR
Outset Series
Revival Drum Shop

Celebrated for her work with Reptet and B’shnorkestra, composer/trumpeter Sam Boshnack has unleashed her latest record, Exploding Syndrome, featuring a powerfully quirky Quintet. Boshnack creates intricately woven soundscapes harboring deep grooves and punctuated, explosive improvisations in her personal blend of jazz, rock, contemporary chamber, world, and experimental music. The Sam Boshnack Quintet thrashes and bounds through tightly woven twists, tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and weight of a rock band.

For this tour, the band will perform material from the record as well as Boshnack’s newest commission, The Nellie Bly Project, music inspired by 19th century daredevil, feminist & journalist Nellie Bly.

Information: www.boshnackmusic.com

 

8/21

PEOPLE. MAKE. AWESOME.
curated by Beth Fleenor

The Frank Agency and Nonsequitur have joined forces to present People. Make. Awesome. — a three-part series of pairings rooted in sound curated by Beth Fleenor. The August performance will feature three sonic duo pairings, to be announced at the event. A night of stellar, highly individualistic artists, given opportunity to communicate freely. Each duo set will be improvised. This rare line-up promises a boundlessly dynamic event. Give people a place to make awesome, and they will. Additional People. Make. Awesome. pairings featuring sound, dance, and moving image are scheduled for November 13 & December 11.

Featured artists:
Amy Denio (reeds, voice, accordion)
Randall Dunn (synth, prepared piano)
Stephen Fandrich (piano, voice)
Beth Fleenor (clarinets, voice, electronics)
Trey Gunn (touch guitar)
Alex Guy (viola, voice)

Information: www.waywardmusic.org

 

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