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Seismic-Sound Preview: City Arts Festival 2011! Holy Sh*t!

July 29, 2011

“Holy shit!” yeah, you know that’s what may have spilled out of your mouth when you read this years City Arts Fest line-up, and it’s alright cause so did we. I am still nursing the blisters on my feet from the Capitol Hill Block Party, as well as working on all the footage we captured, and now I’m reeling about this years City Arts Fest. I mean c’mon is it possible that they have outdone themselves after last years line-up? Some may say yes, others may say no, but we say “hell yes!” I mean where do we start even on a local scale? The Long Winters, Campfire Ok, Cobirds Unite and Cataldo (may I kiss your feet whoever put this one together). Fences, William Elliot Whitmore(yes Iowa we know, but still), Black Whales and Daniel G. Harmann (Good christ!). Mudhoney, Fastbacks, Thee Emergency and Lovesick Empire (WTF!? is all I can say), or for some of that local soul, r&b hip-hop flavor …. Fly Moon Royalty and Allen Stone (be prepared to get your groove on, cause you wont be sitting still).

Now that’s not to that say we aren’t completely stoked to see some of our personal local favorites open for national acts such as Crypts and Nightmare Fortress open for Crystal Castles. Grand Hallway and Lemolo open for Thao And The Get Down Stay Down, or Bryan John Appleby, Joseph Giant and Smokey Brights open for Sons of  Warren Oates and the list goes on….. cause we are. But I think you’re getting the picture.

So basically what we are saying is that from October 20-22nd … City Arts really has all the cultural bases covered and for little or no money($69). You have music, music, music, as well as authors, poets and filmmakers all gracing our cities stages for 3 days. Tickets for this incredible event go on sale August 5th, and yes 3-day wrist bands are like I said … $69 dollars! Line-up is below.

October 20

ROBYN w/ special guest tba
CRYSTAL CASTLES w/ Picture Plane, Crypts, Nightmare Fortress
THE LONG WINTERS w/ Campfire OK, Cobirds Unite, Cataldo
THE FELICE BROTHERS w/ special guests tba
ALLEN STONE w/ Fly Moon Royalty
CULTURE CLUB: Washington Film Works Event and Happy Hour
SEATEETH: Premiere performance from Seattle’s Jose Bold (John Osebold of “Awesome”)
POGO w/ That 1 Guy, Daydream Vacation
CULTURE CLUB : Visual Art
HORDE and the HAREM w/special guests
THE COPS w/ Birthday Suits, Strong Killings
CULTURE CLUB: Celebrity Karaoke
HEDWIG and the ANGRY INCH: Movie Sing Along
SCHOOL of ROCK: Laser Grunge Show

October 21

BUILT TO SPILL w/ Disco Doom, Seapony
AN EVENING WITH RYAN ADAMS
ERIN LEDDY (Hand2Mouth Theatre) performs My Mind Is Like An Open Meadow
SHELBY LYNNE w/ Special Guest tba
GENRE-BENDER w/ Karen Finneyfrock, Rainbow Fletcher, Joanna Lepore Dwyer, Mark Haim, Wes Hurley, Amy O’Neal, Mike Pham & more
FENCES w/ William Elliot Whitmore, Black Whales, Daniel G Harmann
CULTURE CLUB : Visual Art
BOXER REBELLION w/ Pickwick, Yuni in Taxco, Kris Orlowski
USF w/ Big Spider’s Back, Blue Sky Black Death, Brainfruit
SON OF WARREN OATES w/ Smokey Brights, Joseph Giant, Bryan John Appleby
ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS
NW HIP HOP REDESIGNED
COLOR ME OBSESSED: Replacements Documentary
THRILLER DANCE CLASS w/ Waxie Moon, Inga Ingenue and Lou Henry Hoover
PURPLE RAIN: Movie Sing Along

October 22

OZOMATLI w/ Theoretics, Picoso, Dyno Jamz
BLACKALICIOUS w/ Freestyle Fellowship, Hi Life, Don’t Talk to the Cops
MUDHONEY w/ Fastbacks, Thee Emergency, Lovesick Empire
THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN w/ Grand Hallway, Lemolo
MALE BONDING W/ Unnatural Helpers, Virgin Islands, Fuckin Eagles
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Show (+Tell)
ERIN LEDDY (Hand2Mouth Theatre) performs My Mind Is Like An Open Meadow
THE ECSTACY OF INFLUENCE w/ Heather McHugh
STEVE CUIFFO IS LENNY BRUCE
SEAPONY w/ Tea Cozies, Midday Veil, Witch Gardens
WHALEBONES w/ special guests tba
GREASE: Movie Sing Along
CULTURE CLUB: Pie Life
CUTLURE CLUB: City? Arts? Festival? A Creative Conversation by Arts Leadership Lab
CULTURE CLUB : Visual Art
SEATEETH: Premiere performance from Seattle’s Jose Bold (John Osebold of “Awesome”)
DANIEL BARROW: EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR PICTURE I CRY
COLOR ME OBSESSED: Replacements Documentary

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2011 6:45 am

    Thanks for writing such an easy-to-underntsad article on this topic.

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