Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Show And Tell @ Living Room, a biweekly on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month celebrating the Northwest’s rich array of live electronic music artists and producers, welcomes in the fall season with two compelling producers who both provide energetic and entertaining live performances in vastly different styles: Natasha Kmeto & The Naturebot!
NATASHA KMETO (PDX)
Natasha Kmeto (pronounced "kuh-meh-toe") is an electro hip-hop, singer-producer based in Portland, OR. With a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronic and hip-hop she likes to describe her music as "futuristic soul."
Kmeto was born and raised in California, playing and touring with bands of all genres since the age of 15. She completed the Keyboard Performance program at Musician's Institute in Hollywood and soon thereafter relocated to Portland in 2007. The move helped rekindle Natasha's creativity and passion for music, which got lost in the bustle and industry of LA. Here, Kmeto was able to explore and take inspiration from her biggest influences, ranging from the cutting edge sounds of Flying Lotus to the classic soul hits of Carole King. As the Portland Mercury writes, "Kmeto's found a trance-ready spot that tugs at the sleeves of hiphop, IDM, and maybe even a tinge of goth, with a singing voice that keeps the digital zeroes and ones imbued with flesh and blood.” -Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury, April '10
Kmeto released her debut EP, "9" and supplemental remix EP "√9" in 2009 and began playing live regionally in early 2010.
Currently, Natasha is set to release her first full-length album, "Expressor", which finds Kmeto delving further into experimental electronic music while staying rooted in hip-hop and R&B. "Expressor" shows a marked progression in Kmeto's production and songwriting.
Natasha also continues to play live regularly, having wrapped up a great 2010 summer opening for the likes of Low End Theory residents Baths and Nobody.
THE NATUREBOT (SEA, Pleasure Boat Records, Bonkers!)
The Naturebot (aka Ian Price) is a one-man project that creates gleaming, dystopian, melodic semi-dance music meant for traveling and exploring when the non-human world is not immediately available. Taking cues from far corners and imbuing them with unorthodox song structure and analog circuitry, his music propels forgotten electronic instruments into a textured and emotional hang-gliding trip through the rainbow-stained overworld. As the founder of Pleasure Boat Records and one of the forces behind the notorious Bonkers! nights, Ian has been hard at work to bring out unfamiliar and beautiful sounds to the public for a long time.
This set will see him performing an ambient set using an 8-foot long harmonic guitar followed by a massive cycle of arpeggiated Blade Runner techno.
DJ sets by Show And Tell host Verse.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Join us at Show And Tell this upcoming Wednesday and get your action-packed weekend of electronic music started early with live sets from Seattle production extraordinaires Computer Controlled & Mr. Zillion.
Computer Controlled is the main project of Seattle, WA (via the midwest) artist Larry Kleinke. He has been involved with the Rave Scene since 1991 in WI selling smart drinks with friends under the guise of Cybertonix. In 1993 he decided to start DJing and in 1995 started buying synthesizers and drum machines. Computer Controlled's base (or is that bass?) sound is heavily influenced by the old school Midwest Acid sound of DJ ESP Woody McBride and DJ Hyperactive. As well as labels like Communique', Drop Bass Network, Direct Drive, Industrial Strength, Harthouse, Contact, TRAX, etc... Also the early Minimal stylings of dbx, Todd Sines and Hyperactive.
Computer Controlled now has releases on the following labels:
Assimilation Recordings (USA)
Acid Allstars (USA/Europe)
Acid Jack Recordings (Germany)
Acid Revolt Unit (France)
Arrêt d'Urgence (France)
Revival Recordings of Sweden (Sweden)
Urbanground Records (USA)
Napalm Enema (Canada)
Alien Imprint (USA)
Check out Computer Controlled tracks on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/computer-controlled
Mr. Zillion is a Seattle-based producer best known for his contribution to Seattle Braindance as one of the founders of the legendary Bonkers! monthly at Re-bar. He has opened for Rephlex artist Cylob, the former Drexciyan Dj Stingray 313, Ghostly International producers Solvent and Lusine as well as a plethora of other noteworthy producers in the Pacific Northwest.
*Please Note - The music of Mr. Zillion is branded by the same author of the recent Pleasure Boat Records release 'There's no limit', by Seattle's Rave On IT. Rave anthem futurism...
DJ sets from Show And Tell host Verse!
Show And Tell is a biweekly residency at the Living Room showcasing Northwest live electronic music and producers both new and experienced. Come join us, meet new friends, and listen to live sets in a cozy “living room” environment whilst sipping on the Living Room’s expertly crafted drinks or great beers on tap.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
SHOW AND TELL: CREMASTER EDITION
Wednesday, September 8
The Living Room
1355 E. Olive Way
Show And Tell is bringing you another special audio/visual experience, as we present parts 1 and 4 of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle at The Living Room on Wednesday night! The event, featuring screening and live music, is part of the bimonthly Show & Tell series hosted by Verse and will kick off around 9pm. The lineup of musicians includes Citizen Mori & Miniature Airlines, who will each be performing original soundtracks to Cremaster 1 and 4.
DJ sets in between screenings by Verse
Great drink specials all night!