Support Shameless at Hempfest and win free tickets to the Breakfast Club!

August 11th, 2014 by devinkelly

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Shameless members Joe Bellingham, Adlib and Gato Negro are joining some of Seattle’s best and brightest DJs at the Starborne stage of this year’s Hempfest, running August 15th-17th, 2014. Hempfest is the “world’s largest cannabis law reform event.” This year should be an affair to remember, given the huge reforms that have taken place in Washington since 2012.

We invite all of you to join in celebrating with us at this year’s “protestival,” and want to use it as an opportunity to thank our most committed supporters. We will be playing from 2pm-5pm on Saturday, August 16th. The first five people to take pictures of themselves with Joe Bellingham, Adlib or Gato Negro at the Starborne stage during our showcase and post it to our Facebook group will win free admission to the Breakfast Club, our insanely awesome annual daytime party, this time smack dab in the middle of Decibel Festival weekend!* The very first person will get some free Shameless swag, too (that’s promotional material, not the other stuff). Links for the Breakfast Club and our Facebook group are below.

Hempfest is world’s largest cannabis law reform event. Our good friends at Starborne Shows have taken over the mantle from Dancesafe in running one of the event’s TWO electronic music areas (the other hosted by Bassdrop). Starborne will also be hosting showcases by our friends with innerflight, High and Tight, Deep N Bass, Uniting Souls, Flammable and Decibel. In other words, some of Seatlte’s finest purveyors of dance music shenanigans. It should be all sorts of fun!

To join the Shameless Productions Facebook group, please click here!.

To check out the Breakfast Club (featuring Christian Martin, Luke Mandala, Codebase and many more), please click here!.

*We will only give out a total of five tickets and they will be first tag, first serve. This includes people in group shots.

Earlybird Tickets Now Available for The Breakfast Club – Decibel Edition

July 18th, 2014 by recess

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Who’s going to get them first?! They aren’t going to last long. However once the earlybird tickets sell out we’ll still have presales available so you can secure your spot in our 12 hour marathon day party. As our Shameless fans already know, The Breakfast Club is NOT an event to miss. Two stages of music, a beautiful deck and an incredible line up! Plus we’re thrilled to announce that Christian Martin of SF’s dirtybird fame will be joining us for a very special extended set. So now that you know we’re live, go grab those tickets so you can secure your spot on Sunday during Decibel Festival weekend.

Here’s the advance ticket link.

Shameless taking Photosynthesis 7.0 by Storm!

July 12th, 2014 by devinkelly

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Shameless is proud to once again be reppin’ hard at the Photosynthesis festival, Washington’s favorite underground gathering of hippies, ravers and freaky festie kids. We have a long commitment to the event, and co-produced its now legendary third year at the Dragonsphere Event Center in Randall. This year, Photo is wrapping up three inspiring years at the Hobuck Beach Resort on the Makah Indian Reservation and moving to a virgin venue, the Masonic Family Park, a gorgeous, sprawling, tree and creek-covered property just over an hour outside of Seattle. Prepare to be blown away!

Shameless residents Joe Bellingham and Adlib will both be performing prominent sets at this year’s festival. Joe will be playing a live project with a few exciting surprises at 3:00 am on Saturday night. Adlib will be playing the main stage at 10:15 pm on Friday, the first 4/4 set of the weekend. They are joining headliners such as Mikael Stavostrand, KiloWatts, Jay Tripwire, the Flashbulb, Ben Annand, Halo Refuser, and Shameless friends from throughout the Northwest and beyond.

General admission tickets are $145 for three nights of music and are going like hotcakes!. There is also a $20 parking fee and optional car camping. Photosynthesis encourages people to carpool, leave no trace and respect your fellow festival attendees.

Check the Photosynthesis website out here!.

Buy tickets here!.

Deck’d Out Sunset Hijinks

July 6th, 2014 by recess

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It’s Seattle so we MUST embrace summer while we have it!!

Join Shameless and friends every Thursday evening for sunset hijinks on the beautiful Monkey Loft deck overlooking the city’s skyline as the day meets the night. We’ll bring the bass bins/speakers out for proper sound and your favorite staff will be on hand to serve up your early evening cocktails. Plus more! You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself!

Kick off party!
THURSDAY AUGUST 7TH
6p-10p

+ J-JUSTICE +
City Soul – KBCS 91.3FM

http://citysoul.org/

+ RECESS +
Shameless Productions

Monkey Loft Deck
2915 1st ave s
No Cover

The Stranger Suggests “Bullshit-Free Techno & House”

June 24th, 2014 by recess

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We’re of course honored to have our little record release party featured in The Stranger’s coveted “Suggests” section. Many thanks for the local publication for the love. Hope to see you out this Friday June 27th!

Read on or click here to check it out…

What: House music that really means it and nothing else
Where: Kremwerk
Who suggests it: Emily Nokes
Why: Since our resident electronic-music expert Dave Segal is on vacation, I thought I would step into his vegan running shoes for the week and get my zeros and ones on. I remember he once described Deepchild as “bullshit-free techno and house,” and though my ears are not expert in this genre, the glowing warm space sounds oozing through a shimmering matrix of rhythm do, indeed, seem free of bullshit. Tonight celebrates the release of Seattle producer Codebase’s Down for the Count (on local label Shameless Audio), on which Deepchild, Distal, Aur0ra, and Adlib are featured. Plus, doesn’t Kremwerk seem neat? (Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave, kremwerk.com, 9 pm, 21+)

The Breakfast Club – Decibel Weekend Edition!

May 12th, 2014 by devinkelly

That’s right, kiddies! Your favorite band of Seattle party rockers and mischief makers is back with another edition of our ridiculously awesome daytime dance party, “The Breakfast Club!” Only this time, we’re landing it right at the peak of Seattle’s favorite festival week!

Shameless has been doing official and unofficial Decibel events since year one, including some of the most crazy and memorable showcases and after hours to date. We’ve also been hosting our ridiculous New Year’s daytime party for three wonderful, blurry years. We’ve decided to combine them for this year and host the party at the Monkey Loft, one of the city’s best underground dance music venues.

The Breakfast Club will feature two rooms of music from 4:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, September 28th (aka late Saturday night/Sunday morning & afternoon). BAR OPENS AT 6AM!

We will be using the Monkey Loft’s PHENOMENAL rooftop deck, which has gorgeous views of the city.

To celebrate, we’re going to give out FIVE FREE TICKETS to lucky oldschool Shameless supporters! All you have to do is be one of the first five people to post on The Breakfast Club DB edition event wall (click on the link above) with your FAVORITE memory from the last three years of the event. Be sure to add your real name to the post if your Facebook name is a pseudonym or moniker. You’ll probably want to do it RIGHT NOW to guaranty you get in!

Shameless… Keeping it weird for well over a decade!

(note: This event is not officially part of the Decibel Festival and will require separate cover).

Come back soon for lineup, costs and other information.

YES presents SYMBOLS (w/SCHLAGE of LA + Dj Manos & Tricia Kelley’s B-Day)

March 19th, 2014 by leviclark

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Calling All Freaks, Friends & Family!

The infamous YES parties are back! And we could not think of a better place to call home base than Re-bar Seattle as we shed our last remnants of Winter for Spring Equinox, 2014. Mark your calendars! Start planning your shenanigans! And spread the word!

You and yours are warmly invited to join us on Sat, March 22nd for ‘SYMBOLS’, a night dedicated to icons, totems & symbols in their many forms.

AND BEST OF ALL, WE ARE CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAYS OF TWO OF THE MOST MAGICAL CREATURES ON EARTH, TRICIA KELLEY & SETH Dj MANOS! Do join us as we honor these beautiful souls and key community members in style.

Come dressed as, or adorned in your most cherished (or possibly feared…or even laughable) glyphs, idols, icons, deities, heroes & heroines. From cult or pop stars who have influenced you, to emblems that help you on your path, promote thought, or make you laugh, to anything and everyone in between, there are NO LIMITS, save only mutual respect and fun for all. We want you to run with this very simple, yet broad theme. And from there, who knows where or ‘what’ this night will morph into!

* Please note: Costumes are encouraged, never required at YES. If a flashy or elaborate exterior is not your thing this time, no worries. There will be more than enough mutant mayhem to go around. Dress up if you are feeling your muse(s). If not, come as you are. Yet remember that your pageantry helps to ensure an even more memorable time for yourself and all whom you encounter.

Ultimately, this night is a grab bag of individuals, crews, strangers, friends, families, styles, types, and genres. Some old, some new. The most important things are that everyone acquaints, reacquaints, interacts, throws down, and has a magical night to remember, together. So get ready to meet new freaks and make new friends. ♥

W/DJs, Dancers, Props, Performers, Vendors, Vocals, Art, Photos, Fashion, Community and YOU!

VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
SCHLAGE’ (DJ, Los Angeles, NAHA ARMY)

Plus:
Michael Manahan (DJ, Starborne)
Levi Clark (DJ/guitar, Shameless)
Manos (Innerflight, Monster Planet)
* More performers TBA.

DANCERS: Janna Mae Kruger & Hamisi Nunes
HOSTS: Anton Bomb & Mercedes Aristotle Lindholm
VENDORS: SteamPunk Evolutionwww.saebynmarie.com, Chrysalis Tribe Designs & guests more TBA.
VOCALS: Anton Bomb
SOUND/TECH SUPPORT: Lu Ying & Starborne Shows
PROPS/LIGHTS/SET: YES, PNTA, Ari Lindholm & Co.

*SLIDING SCALE COVER: $5 – 20
(Pay what you can. Please pay it forward if possible to keep artists paid & parties flowing.)

Re-Bar Seattle. 1114 Howell St. Seattle, WA
21+ w/ID/Cash Bar/ATM on site

https://www.facebook.com/ical/event.php?eid=620104664710122f

* Hit us up with any questions about the event, or to learn a bit about the decade-plus history and roaming community that is YES.

With Love, Light and Excitement,
-Anton, Ari, Sylwia, Marinda, Knomus, & rest of the YES Fam!

SPREAD THE WORD! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

Looking Back & Looking Forward

February 4th, 2014 by devinkelly

This Valentine’s Day, Shameless is excited to be celebrating not one, but TWO huge events: The Beatport debut of our first release AND the eleventh year of our flagship event. Join us in celebrating on the dancefloor… and the interwebz!

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Joe Bellingham’s highly anticipated first release, the “Our Reflection Blues” EP, will be dropping on Beatport on 02/14. The release features Joe’s original, plus remixes by Smash TV, Ghosts on Tape and Shameless residents. Those of you who attended our official label launch party in September or purchased our special USB copies of the release know that every mix is extremely hot and that they will surely blow up. The EP has already received positive reviews from Sasha, Richie Hawtin, Pig & Dan, John Selway and others. We hope you dig it, too, and support Shameless and friends by buying your copy right after it drops!

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After picking up your new music, don’t forget to come down to the Monkey Loft for our annual anti-Hallmark freakfest, My Bloody Valentine is Shameless! This will be our flagship event’s eleventh year and will feature all the usual shenanigans, plus more! Dress to XXXpress! Play with our pornorrific piñata, visit the beautification station! And, while you’re at it, enjoy ridiculously sweet beats from Icee Hot’s Ghost on Tape and Avalon Emerson, along with a special opening set from Seattle to Santa Cruz transplant Drone Rivers. Shameless residents Recess, Joe Bellingham, Adlib and Gato negro will be rounding out the night with our special blend of bass, banging beats and badassery.

Thanks so much for supporting us for eleven years of Bloody Valentine, four years of the Shameless Social, and our new adventure into label-land. We couldn’t do it without all of you!

Video from ETG Closing Party!

January 12th, 2014 by devinkelly

The Shameless Social on November 23rd, 2013, was both the end of an era and a party for the record books. We spent over twelve hours saluting the legendary Electric Tea Garden, the longest lasting underground venue in Seattle dance music history. It was by far the most packed, crazy event in ETG’s almost 20 year history and a great send-up featuring friends old and new. The party started out strong and the dance floor was packed well before 11pm. It ended with bittersweet stories, smiles and tears from everyone in Shameless and ETG’s truly committed staff. Local videographer Cameron Jessup was able to capture some great footage of the peak hours at the event, including MC Anton Bomb performing over Adlib, our surprise impromptu marching band performance, and a glimpse of the mighty Donald Glaude, our surprise headliner for the night. Check it out!

Special thanks to Donald Glaude, Luke Mandala, Bad Pioneer and Nark for joining us on the decks, to ETG’s amazing staff and crew for all the years of hard work and, last but not least, to all the partiers and dancers out there who have supported both ETG and Shameless for so long. We love each and every one of you.

Celebrating well over a decade of dancefloor love

November 11th, 2013 by devinkelly

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RSVP here to the last party ever to take place at ETG

As most of you have likely heard, The Electric Tea Garden will be closing its doors forever later this month. The owners of Seattle’s longest-standing underground venue have decided not to renew their lease, knowing that their time there would be extremely limited if they did. Their now legendary location is being sold, there is a huge apartment building going up across the street, and Seattle’s constant redevelopment plunders on, for better or worse. But supporters know that the legacy of ETG can never be truly lost. More importantly, we know that everyone involved with ETG will undoubtedly bounce back better than ever. Regardless of the outcome, everyone and everything involved will forever hold a special place in the Seattle dance music community’s collective heart. The underground will live forever, baby!

ETG is one of those rare underground music venues that has withstood the test of time without compromising, commodifying or collapsing under its own weight. The space has survived over a decade under several names and managers, hosting all manners of one-offs, weeklies, monthlies, after parties, radio shows and straight-up ragers. Throughout all of this, it managed to maintain an entirely community-driven, DIY and good vibes feel, even as it gradually became more refined, legitimate and on the radar of authorities and mainstream club land.

Initially dubbed the “Artificial Limb Company” (the name of the business occupying the bulk of the building), the space was primarily used for rave after parties, trance and ambient events by classic Seattle promoters like Inertia Labs and Future Trance Foundation. It would just as likely be hosting a happy hardcore after hours from 7am-noon as it would a weekend long, multi-room (yes, multi-room) ambient party. It was on this type of dancefloor that Shameless founder Recess met Seattle’s very own party-rocking MC Antom Bomb (AKA Tippet), who went on to be a key member of Shameless for several years and eventually became ETG’s bar manager. Needless to say, our love for these people runs deep.

Somehow, the space managed to maintain, despite building and business management changing hands. It gradually morphed into Oseao, a combined music venue, online radio station and music licensing service ran by Seattle underground dance music veterans such as Jon Lemmon. Oseao felt more legit and polished than the earlier days, but still displayed a deep love for Seattle’s dance music community. Shameless members Recess, Adlib and Jen Woolfe all played on the radio there, and we were all regular attendees of the earliest after hours events that gradually gave rise to what ETG is today. It was in this time that the current staff managing ETG began to form and the parties started having the ridiculous after hours vibe we all remember so well. Those were the days.

Spaces of that nature can only last so long before they are undone by their own popularity, the inevitable influx of hipsters, flavor of the week partiers, and mainstream clubbers, or the crushing weight of Seattle’s exceedingly anti-nightlife bureaucracy. It is here where ETG really excelled. The owners and management team were savvy enough to realize what was happening. They gradually morphed into a completely legit, on the radar and relatively mainstream after hours destination without compromising any of their community or music values. They coalesced an incredible, driven and passionate staff centered around leaders with big personalities and bigger hearts. They worked with veteran Seattle promoters such as Uniting Souls, De La Crème, Sweatbox, Innerflight, Shameless and others to create solid monthlies, each with their own flavor, feel and crowd. They threw many of their own ridiculously awesome events with a roster of amazing up-and-comers, veterans of the underground and even global superstar performers that is way too long and varied to list in this blog post. They hosted some of the most wild, long-standing after hours imaginable while keeping their sanity and remaining total legit.

But, most impressively, ETG built a solid base of consistent supporters, folks who seemed to be there ALL THE TIME, regardless of the event, crew behind it or day of the week. We know many of those folks will be with us for the very last ETG event, and we hold some that we know won’t be able to make it in our hearts. We ask that each of you reflect on your favorite memories of ETG before attending their two-day “ETG Love” party on November 15th-16th and/or joining Shameless at the very final ETG party on Saturday, November 23rd. Come early and stay with us past the sunrise, because this is gonna be something you’ll never want to forget.

Thank you all for supporting ETG –and Shameless- on such a long and wild ride. Nearly 20 years of love and memories have been created, collected, and shared within the walls of Electric Tea Garden. Please join us as we blow it up like never before and honor this communal legacy together! (Please share and re-post this , as there are so many people to reach who have helped to shape this unforgettable era).

Featuring:
Luke Mandala – Eugene, OR
(Desert Trax, Booka Shade Music, Addictech Records)
The Bad Pioneer – Portland, OR
(Chickenhed)

Plus Shameless residents:
Recess
Joe Bellingham – live/DJ
Adlib
Gato Negro

Saturday, 11/23
The Social at the Electric Tea Garden
10pm-very, very late! / 21+
Free before 11pm