Posts Tagged ‘Darwin’

Something Diff’rent this Wednesday Night

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Ok, it’s Wednesday night, but don’t let that stop you. Car Crash Set and Out For Stardom have stacked a line-up full of future dancefloor sounds. Combine the rich talent on this line-up with the new sound system at the Baltic Room and it’s a guaranteed good time.

Here’s what The Stranger had to say…
“Local bass-music Renaissance dude Ill Cosby stacks the bill with quality for the second edition of his Diff’rent Flex monthly. Ex-Seattle, now-LA-based Samo Sound Boy creates upful, Caribbean-spiced tracks for labels like Trouble & Bass and Run Riot whose drums sound like they’re being battered with palm trees. Young Bellingham knob-twiddler Cedaa, who records for Cosby’s Car Crash Set label, has a precocious way with technically and melodically dazzling post-dubstep soulfulness. This is his Seattle debut. With LOL Boys and DJ sets by Mad Rad’s Darwin and Ill Cosby. Baltic Room, 9 pm, $5 before 11 pm/$7 after, 21+.”
-Dave Segal

Say What?! – May’s Pics!

Monday, May 31st, 2010
The Last Say What’? WHAT?!

Too cute. Too much good music. Too much fun… and too sad it may be the last show for now. After a fantastic, but short four month run, Say What may be on hold indefinitely. It’s future uncertain. And yet, the pictures remind us of how important it can be to never miss an opportunity to dance. To always seize the moments we have while they are still in front of us. Shameless has it’s plate full this summer and will continue to be very active in the local music scene. Unfortunately this is one of the reasons why we have to take a step back from Say What. We’re incredibly grateful to so many of you that supported and believed in this night. We hope it will resurface again sometime soon. But in the meantime, there are always these great pictures for us to remember the night…

Thanks to Dave Matthews for coming down last minute to take these incredible photos.

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Say What! This Thursday! Truckasauras spotlight!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

SAY WHAT! This Thursday at Chop Suey!

FEATURED ARTIST:

:: TRUCKASAURAS :: SEATTLE

Fueled by an inhuman amount of Maker’s Mark and whatever kind of beer they can get their hands on, a bunch of self-proclaimed gear nerds have accumulated more firepower than Donald Trump. Armed with an arsenal of vintage Roland drum machines and synths, all sequenced by a modded first-gen Gameboy, Truckasauras create analog electro loops that skitter over starkly minimal drums; a sound (is it techno? is it hip-hop?) that straddles the chasm between goofiness and sincerity, and does so with aplomb. Citing influences ranging from Aphex Twin to 2 Live Crew, it’s next to impossible to pigeonhole the group into any one genre.

The Truck’s debut album, Tea Parties, Guns and Valor boasts 9 original tracks, a cover of the theme from “Airwolf,” and an array of remixes by some of the Northwest’s biggest names in electronic music: Copy, DJ Collage, and Jerry Abstract all try a hand at reworking the group’s signature sound.

The true Truck experience, however, is through their live sets. Fishing vests, trucker hats emblazoned with bald eagles, and American flags-as-capes are the fashion de rigueur for this crew, who stand in front of a projected VHS mashup of monster truck rallies, helicopter explosions, and homoerotic WWF matches. A pseudo-patriotic A/V extravaganza punctuated by megaphone squeals and synchronized (if unintentionally) head-bobbing, the foursome weave in and out of each other’s way, tweaking knobs over here, pushing buttons over there, all the while making the crowd go nuts with their quirky mix of white-trash sensibility and all-out musical mastery.
http://truckasauras.com

Thursday, March 18th : SAY WHAT?!
WHAT A DEAL!!! = $7 before 10pm / $10 after 10pm
Tickets available at Chop Suey Box Office (M-F 12pm-6pm)

With:
:: RECESS : DJ SET :: SHAMELESS : Seattle

:: DARWIN : DJ SET :: OUT FOR STARDOM : Seattle

:: BLONDZIE : DJ SET :: Seattle

:: Live visuals by LOOPTID :: Seattle

:: Photos by LAST NIGHT BLUE : PHOTOGRAPHER :: Seattle

Hosted by BUFFALO MADONNA :: OUT FOR STARDOM :: Seattle

Doors open at 9pm / 18+/ Bar w/ ID
Chop Suey
1325 E. Madison St: Seattle, WA
206.324.8000
http://www.chopsuey.com

Say What?! – Round Two Pictures!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Another one for the books! Looking forward to next month when Truckasuras drives by for a live performance.

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Say What?! – Round Two Tonight!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Here’s what The Stranger had to say about tonight’s show…

You whippersnappers will be too young to remember this, but back in the day—say, like 2007—Chop Suey had the only decent 18-plus club night in town with a little monthly called Club Pop. Now two of Seattle’s most excessively ecstatic party crews, Shameless and Out for Stardom, have teamed up to present Say What! a new 18-plus dance night for a new generation of kids old enough to die for their country but not old enough to drink—with a bar for their 21-plus friends, of course. Tonight, Portland’s keytar-wielding electro auteur Copy will rock a live set, and local ADDJ Fourcolorzack will man the turntables, along with resident DJs Recess and Darwin. Now get off my lawn! ERIC GRANDY

Check it out in the ‘Up and Coming’ section here.

NEW PARTY ALERT!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010



Capitol Hill Block Party Weekend 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Our own Shameless renegade/bbq/music block party ruled. Nothing beats a good sound system outside on a beautiful summer day. Thanks to the Electric Tea Garden and all of our friends for helping to make that free day time event happen.

And then there was that after party later on…