Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The LAST Show And Tell @ Living Room - Wed Aug 24 w/Icarus Kid, Mini Airlines, Googly

Wednesday August 24
The Living Room
1355 E. Olive Way

After a year and a half, Show And Tell is packing it in and goin' fishing. I started the night in April 2010 inspired by nights like Oscillate from years back that were primarily dedicated to celebrating electronic producers from the Northwest new and just beginning. We've had some amazing live sets from the likes of Retic, Naturebot, Natasha Kmeto, SciFiSol, Electrosect, Miniature Airlines, Vox Mod, Hjalti, Logic Probe, Cyanwave, just to name a few.

We're having a farewell party at the Living Room featuring live sets from Icarus Kid, Miniature Airlines, and The Googly. Thank you to all that made the Show And Tell community what's it been - it meant the world to me!

** Late Night Happy Hour! $3 wells/drafts/wine 10pm-midnight! **

Dan Crowdus is the mastermind behind The Icarus Kid, the futuristic, live electronic music project that brings the classic sounds of the Nintendo Entertainment System to the dancefloor.

After studying both music and computer science at the University of Kentucky, Dan abandoned lifelong aspirations of becoming a video game developer to fully focus on his greater passion: music performance. Following a move to Seattle, he began playing with bands and DJing house music at nightclubs, which provided a solid foundation to blend these worlds together into a live show that twists and warps familiar themes into entirely new soundscapes. An endless obsession with software and technology has given birth to a deviously programmed live setup, including full keyboards and a synchronized LED lightshow that responds to live events.

2010 has been a big year for The Icarus Kid, with a booking to play with acclaimed orchestral show "Video Games Live", a 1st place finish in the Seattle Laptop Battle, and the release of his self-titled debut album on September 15th.
The album takes its 8-bit roots on a journey through many genres of electronic music, evoking comparisons to Daft Punk, Crystal Castles, and Aphex Twin. The music’s strong focus on melody and extensive use of the orchestra has yielded an overwhelmingly positive critical response.

Miniature Airlines is a Seattle based producer of melodic yet experimental electronic music, with influences ranging from new wave, hip hop, IDM, glitch, and pop styles. Armed with a laptop and some MIDI controllers, he's released several free EPs, and plays the occasional live PA set in the Pacific Northwest.

The Googly is the music project of Bremerton producer and DJ Adrian Rowe. Originally from Virginia where a dearth of cultural pursuits encouraged him to create his own, The Googly had to figure things out for himself, which helped to him develop his sound. Now residing just outside of Seattle, The Googly spends his time melding rich waves of distortion with soaring melody to create a unique and driving sound. With a keen eye toward forward thinking production, elements of glitch, IDM, and shoegaze feed into 4/4 and hip hop beats that drive the dancefloor
Drawing influence from musical artists like David Lynch, Nosaj Thing, Apparat, Squarepusher, Fleetwood Mac, Carl Craig, Plaid, Nathan Fake, and Robag Whume, The Googly collaborates with many local producers and has become a key musical figure in his local music scene. Versatile and open-minded to new styles and sounds, The Googly’s constantly evolving live shows and diverse dj sets continue to keep listeners on their toes wondering what could happen next.