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Celebrate 35 years of The Business! On May 1st, we’re celebrating at 5pm with a discussion/presentation on the history of The Business and KNW-YR-OWN. Then, Ever Ending Kicks will play. Then, Lovers Without Borders Will Play. Then, A SPECIAL GUEST!
Also, all in-stock CDs will be 35% off!
9:01 pm • 26 April 2013
It’s not over till it’s over.
Ô PAON will be playing a free show at Anchor in Anacortes on Friday April 5th 2013. Showtime is at 7:30PM (roughly). Hoping to make up for the brain fog of my last live appearance.
2:58 am • 31 March 2013
It is so exciting to see the surrealist magical vibe return time and time again. Anacortes, what is up with you? And what is up with these people, where did they all come from?
Whoever you are, please consider returning for the bigger, longer, summer edition. It is official, we are having one.
The ANACORTES UNKNOWN MUSIC SERIES #2 was a sweet success. Here are some pictures. Now, freshly announced, full passes are available for vol. 3, July 19th, 20th & 21st. Get yours now and count on total joy.
(In the picture: Publication Studio’s Patricia No and Antonia Pinter among the shelves.)
6:17 pm • 25 March 2013
Here are some more pictures of the “OURS” exhibition.
Above is a photo of one of Sue Roberts’ sculptures. Sue lives and works on Guemes Island (which is the island next door, if you are not familiar with the area). She made this batch of sculptures especially for the show, they manage to be dark, disturbing and funny all at once.
Below it is a picture of Ariana Jacob’s installation. Ariana specializes in an art form she likes to call “public wondering”, the name is perfect. People are encouraged to sit in the gallery’s window and read the newspaper Ariana has put together. Featured in this photo is Evie who has lent a serious hand to the Anacortes Unknown Music Series.
8:28 pm • 22 March 2013
PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT: KARL BLAU
Karl Blau constantly renews his commitment to exploring the frontiers of sound. In this world of instant access to musical cultures near and far that were once a series of thick walls of concrete – time becomes a limitless characteristic.
One of these artists is not like the others.
Did you guess who? It’s Karl!
Karl has been working on recording covers of songs written by brilliant songwriters from the Pacific Northwest, many of them involved in both editions of the Anacortes Unknown Music Series. We were blown away by the grunge energy he found in some songs written by Ashley Eriksson, Lois, Mirah and a bunch of others. Do not miss Karl’s performance, he’ll be starting at 4PM on the dot (the festival is on Saturday, you’ll have plenty of time to get here).
10:30 pm • 20 March 2013
PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT: Ô PAON
Hello. I am Geneviève, the person who curated the Anacortes Unknown Music Series vol.II as well as the “OURS” exhibition, but I had a ton of help from friends, artists and performers as you’ll see if you come to Anacortes this weekend.
Ô Paon is my one-person band. At the moment I am in a strange position to write a fancy bio about myself, so I will save my energy for the show.
Thank you so much to all of you who have bought full passes! You made it happen!
10:22 pm • 20 March 2013
Don’t forget to visit the “OURS” exhibition at Anchor. These are cellphone pictures which were taken at the opening.
Anchor’s hours are Friday to Sunday, noon to 5PM. They are at the corner of 3rd street and Commercial.
11:45 pm • 19 March 2013
You have just about 24 hours to buy your full pass for the Anacortes Unknown Music Series vol.II: “OURS”, we will be taking them off the website tomorrow.
5:35 pm • 19 March 2013
Marianna Ritchey received her PhD in Musicology from UCLA in 2011 and is currently a professor at Lewis and Clark College. Her dissertation concerns Berlioz, French Romantic ballet, and “fantastic” short stories, but she has also written and presented papers on Guy Maddin’s film “The Saddest Music in the World,” Kenny G in jazz reception, the ghostly afterlife of the medieval dies irae plainchant, economies of contemporary art music, and Mariah Carey. She is interested in the French Revolution, zombie movies, Sigmund Freud, sharks, Hildegard of Bingen, dog psychology, and David Foster Wallace.
Marianna Ritchey will be giving a presentation on Hildegard of Bingen during our dinner. This presentation promises to be both professional and hilarious. If you don’t have a full pass yet, we recommend you buy one. They will be taken offline very soon and we will not be selling full passes at the festival, we’ll only be taking money at the door for the other shows.
6:20 pm • 18 March 2013
PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT: ALLYSON FOSTER
Allyson Foster is one half of the band Hungry Cloud Darkening, this will be her first solo performance. Allyson claims that her songs are written from a sad baby’s point of view, about being still and wondering what’s going on with her dog and why decisions are so hard to make.
More than a few of us around here are big fans of Allyson’s personality/artistry. She is walking poetry and weirdness, it comes to her naturally. She also has magical singing abilities. Sit back and listen to her voice, it is so effortlessly gentle and good.
1:08 pm • 17 March 2013