NW LoopFest Set For Oct 15 – 18

NW LoopFestOnce again the greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of is here!

This year the NW LoopFest (www.nwloopfest.com) is four nights in three cities.

The opening nights are Oct 15th and 16th in Seattle, WA at the Jewelbox Theatre in the Rendezvous Lounge. Admission is $10 and the shows start at 7pm. Advance tickets are available through the festival webpage, www.nwloopfest.com or via Jewelbox Theatre website.

Oct 17th is a single-day, two-stage looping extravaganza at the Analog Theatre in Portland, OR. Admission is $10 at the door. Show starts at 4pm.

Oct 18th is a special presentation of selected technologies at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Tickets are donation only. Show starts at 5pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

This year the NW LoopFest will debut two new looping technologies. Frederick Brummer from Vancouver, CA has an analog looping device that makes use of a record disc that can be manipulated the same way DJs scratch and mix. MC Space Cadet will present his Holofunk; an audiovisual, gestural live looper. It is, as he calls it, �…a Minority Report interface for looping.”

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise,
some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.nwloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from last year’s festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

The NW LoopFest is sponsored by Beat Buddy.

Performance Information

Oct 15 & 16 – Rendezvous Lounge in Seattle – 7 p.m. tickets here:  OCT 15 & OCT 16

Oct 15th Line up – Click here for tickets
7pm Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
7:30pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
8pm Blake DeGraw – Seattle, WA
8:30pm Mark Hamburg – Seattle, WA
9pm Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
9:30pm One Street Over – Mead, WA
10pm Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA
10:30 Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN
11pm The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
11:30pm Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 16th Line up – Click here for tickets
7pm Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
7:30pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
8pm Lexhart – Seattle, WA
8:30pm Steve Uccello – Monterey, CA
9pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA
9:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
10pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
10:30pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
11pm Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
11:30pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Midnight Son Fish – Turlock, CA

Oct 17 – The Analog Cafe and Theatre – 4pm
720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

– Upstairs Line Up –
4pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
4:45pm Professor Slicebox – Portland, OR
5:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
6:15pm One Street Over – Mead, WA
7pm Riley Tyrel Carter – Boardman, OR
7:45pm Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA
8:30pm Son Fish – Turlock, CA
9:15pm Galaxe – Portland, OR
10pm The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
10:45pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
11:30pm Yak Attack – Portland, OR
12:15am Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
1am Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

– Downstairs Line Up –
4:15pm Ted Killian – Medford, OR
5pm Open Source Open Force – Seattle, WA
5:45pm Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
6:30pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:15pm Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN
8pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
8:45pm Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
9:30pm Lexhart – Seattle, WA
10:15pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
11pm Chrome Mole Monocle – Portland, OR
11:45pm Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA
12:30pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA

Oct 18 – Lincoln City Cultural Center –
5pm 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR

5pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA
5:45pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
6:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:15pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
8pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
8:45pm Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

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