Monday, April 25, 2011



Wednesday, April 27th
The Living Room
1355 E. Olive Way

SHOW AND TELL celebrates a memorable year of showcasing live electronic
music all made in the Pacific Northwest with our 1st Anniversary Party at
the Living Room on Wednesday, April 27!

Since last April, SHOW AND TELL hosts Verse & Naturebot have welcomed dozens
of incredibly talented and prolific Northwest producers to share their ideas
and compositions in a listening party environment. Along the way, we
developed a sense of community where a myriad of roots have been planted and
friendships made upstairs in the cozy confines of the Living Room. It?s been
a special year & we?re eagerly looking forward to the future and the talent
that?ll help move forward the solid development of Northwest electronic
music that we celebrate each month.

To ring in the first anniversary of SHOW AND TELL, we feature a headlining
live set from HJALTI and lives sets from both SHOW AND TELL residents
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HJALTI (live)

For the past three years, Seattle-based musician Timm Blakley (aka Hjalti)
has been creating music that creeps around the edges of many genres, but
doesn?t fit comfortably into any of their confines. How can you categorize
music that combines the subtle harmonies and tones of ambient music with the
shattered complexity of IDM, and then layers it all on top of rhythms that
build to the climactic intensity of industrial and black metal? How do you
reconcile the cerebral glitch techniques that are used to create this music,
with the raw emotional catharsis revealed in the end results? Then again,
worrying about techniques and categories is beside the point when you can
just listen, and let this dark and distinctive musical vision speak for

PR for new album:
The third full-length album from Hjalti is finally here, and it's a monster.
The evolutionary changes apparent between ?Winter Asks What We Did in the
Summer? and the follow-up, ?And Will You Leave Me Thus...? have accelerated
with this release, giving us a glimpse of a gorgeous and terrifying vision.
Chords stretch and drag, pulled like tides reacting to some distant mass,
while thundering drums press in from all around, deeper and more intense
with every track. Respite is momentary, but oh so sweet. Then comes more
crushing darkness...

Include remixes by Ryan Math, Miniature Airlines, the Googly, and Naturebot.
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If you're an individual with an ear for electronic music and lives in the
Seattle area, chances are you've come in contact in one form or another of
The Naturebot's many endeavors. The Naturebot (Fremonter Ian Scot Price) has
firmly affixed his tentacles of talent to the city and shows no intention of
loosening his bubbly, technicolor grasp. Price's productions exhibit an
incredible sound palette and versatility. The Naturebot's sophomore
full-length release, "The Schnebly", instilled feelings of sonic bliss,
pumped out by an m?lange of analog and digital synthesis and production, and
exhibited frenetic, Aphex Twin-esqe rhythmic programming and composition. In
attempting to avoid clich? genre labels, this can be said: his sound can
only be defined by the individual works themselves.

Price's recent work finds the artist embracing a more subtle beauty and
understanding of space allowing for the mind to explore the moments within
his shimmering melodies and percussive structures, as evidenced by his
upcoming album Hello World! being released June 2011.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Price has been extremely active in
other areas of the electronic community. He is known for co-founding the
popular monthly Bonkers! at Rebar (RIP) as well as taking part in putting on
Show and Tell and Voltage Control, both of which have become a hub for local
artists and enthusiasts alike to share and absorb the many facets of
electronic music. Moreover, Price is also the founder and owner of Pleasure
Boat Records, which has established itself as a prominent force in
introducing eclectic electronic music to the masses for the past several
years of its existence.
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VERSE (live)

Verse (aka Josh Roberts) has been rocking Seattle decks since 2004 when he
got his DJ start with Flea Market, an acclaimed residency featuring Brent
Tactic (now in KC as part of the nationally known DJ/producer team Tactic),
Kadeejah Streets (Innerflight), Scratchmaster Joe, and Greg Skidmore. Verse
has played in Seattle, Portland, and Austin alongside James Holden, Recess,
Jerry Abstract, Nordic Soul, Kris Moon, Kristina Childs, Eva, The Sight
Below, Jon McMillion, Natasha Kmeto, Jon Lemmon, Sam Kirkland, krnl.panic,
Struggle, Julia, TJ Gorton, Miss Problematic, Barbarella, among many others,
in venues such as Chop Suey, Re-bar, and Neumos, to cite a few. He is now
the founder and co-host of the live electronic music night Show And Tell at
the Living Room. Now trying his hand in music production, Verse is playing
only his second live set ever at the Show And Tell 1st Anniversary Party.

No cover!
Drink specials!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pleasure Boat Records showcase tonight at DROP!

Show And Tell co-host Naturebot's Pleasure Boat Records has a ginormous label showcase this evening at Lo-Fi! From the Innerflight crew:

Tune In, Turn On, DROP

3rd Fridays @ LoFi Performance Gallery
Lofi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Avenue East

9pm - 3am
$10 @ Door

Showcasing TWO rooms of expansive electronic music every month until 3 AM.
from your friends at Innerflight

Main Room:

MONTY LUKE (Planet E, Mothership)

JON MCMILLION (NuEarth Kitchen)


Front Room:

Pleasure Boat Records Showcase

NATUREBOT (Album release!)

POTATO FINGER (Album release!)





***Couch Surfer Art Show***

Monty Luke Bio:

Monty Luke brings a funky, stripped down and eclectic sound to underground dance music. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Los Angeles, his background stands as the genesis of the broad musical scope he showcases as both DJ and producer. After gaining experience up and down the west coast, Monty moved to the San Francisco bay area where he settled into a solid career; regularly collaborating with crews such as Friends & Family, Pacific/Sunset, Green Gorilla, Stompy, and [Kontrol].

In 2002, Monty began his career as a producer when he released “What U Feel” alongside Sam Urton under the Loopwreckas moniker. That release was quickly picked up by Dubtribe’s Imperial Dub label. Following a short hiatus, Monty then teamed up with Stompy Hi-Fi resident DJ Tasho and dropped the instant classic, “Paranoid,” which became the second release on Mothership Music. A favorite amongst DJ’s and ‘those that know,’ Monty has continued to set the bar high for himself and his listeners, melding an upfront, electronic jack tracks mix style with an ear for the dance floor.
In mid 2008, Monty made a move to Detroit, Michigan to work with his mentor, techno legend Carl Craig. As Craig’s right-hand man at Planet E Communications, Monty was able to receive the right kind of freedom and encouragement that led him back into the studio to produce “Panik Attack,” his mighty follow-up to “Paranoid.”
In 2010, Monty remains focused on bringing that raw, eclectic jack music to the world through both his DJ sets and original productions. The future is now.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SHOW AND TELL w/Crown Hill Repeater & Your City Sleeps - Wed April 13 @ Living Room

SHOW AND TELL is a biweekly listening party for new and veteran electronic music producers every other Wednesday at the Living Room Bar on Capitol Hill. This time around we have the elusive and astounding duo Crown Hill Repeater playing for a full two hours and a lovely late night set by the great ambient man about town Your City Sleeps!

Hosted by Show And Tell resident Naturebot

Come early and take advantage of $3 wells/drafts/wine & $1 sliders/pizza between 9-10pm.

No cover, ever

More information below. See you there!

Living Room - 1355 E. Olive Way

CROWN HILL REPEATER (2 hour live set!)
The Crown Hill Repeater has many aspects, but musically it is the anxious child of Eric Moon and W. C. Snavely. Both Moon and Snavely have a long-lasting history of electronic music production grounded in early-childhood expreriments with Commodore personal computers. Roughly 39 years of tinkering and gear-lust between the two have resulted in several solo endeavors, weird collaborations, and releases. Somehow, it led them both to Crown Hill, Washington (Occupied Cascadia).

CHR live performances aim to entertain both the audience and the performers without sacrificing musicality. Rather than playing the same canned sets over and over with small variations in timing and crossfades, Moon and Snavely largely improvise, using fragments of past works, a tableful of willful hardware, and, occasionally, actual music instruments.

Eric Moon has been prolific for the last decade, influencing and inspiring many people in the greater Seattle area. He has regularly performed at conferences such as Seattle's Decibel Festival and the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, as well as one-off performances and DJ sets at various Seattle venues. Many artists have collaborated with Moon ranging from Austin, TX to Hawaii. As Seiche, Eric continues to explore the balance between deep space isolation and terrestrial paralysis.

William Collin Snavely (aka DOSC) shares Eric's infatuation with electronic music creation and ground-up sound synthesis. As DOSC, William creates densely rhythmic soundscapes inspired by American melodrama. One of first IDM artists to have a small feature in SPIN magazine, as well as several glowing reviews of his debut album Status Negatives, Snavely continues to produce and perform under various monikers as well as make a career out of sound design.

Your city sleeps is an Electronic Music Project from the mind of Seattle Producer/DJ Miles Kazemian. Miles was introduced to the electronic music scene by exploring the seattle rave culture in the early 2000's. Influenced by artists like Dieselboy, AK1200, Dj Dara, and Zacharia (A Seattle DnB Chairman) Miles began to spin drum and bass music under the handle "Dj Program" around the end of 2002. Since then more and more artists have continued to evolve, and create new genres of music all around the electronic spectrum. Artists like Autechre, and Aphex Twin have Paved the way for Miles and Your City Sleeps and countless other artists to produce experimental and shocking works of art, that are as Melodic as they are tough.

"I like to make people think when they listen. About places and experiences. Life and death." Miles said about his album, The Illustrator. "I want people to think about a lot of things when they hear my music, and I make it to suit them in that way. I like to hear what people think about when they hear a song I wrote. A lot of people believe that music needs words to be about anything, and I believe that this is simply not true. What makes a symphony beautiful? It's not words. It can't be described. I just like to make music that makes me think about things, fantasy or real. Be it out of love, or hate."