Several Anacortes bands will take the stage during the fourth annual Anacortes Unknown Music Series July 18-20.
The series of concerts will take place at 1202 Seventh St., both in the Unknown upstairs and the Croatian Club downstairs. Concerts will also be held across the street at Causland Memorial Park.
A pass to all the shows is $45 and is available via www.anacortesunknown.com.
Ever Ending Kicks is fronted by Paul Adam Benson, who also plays in Hungry Cloud Darkening and LAKE.
The band’s newest project “Motorbikes,” a cassette EP, is available now. The four songs were recorded using one microphone at the Department of Safety, an artist space in town, in 2009.
For more information, visit www.everendingkicks.com.
Benson is often joined by Allyson Foster, part of Hungry Cloud Darkening.
The other half of Hungry Cloud Darkening is Nicholas Wilbur.
Their latest record, “Glossy Recall,” was released earlier this year.
For more information, visit fotneefount.com.
Mount Eerie is a music project created by Phil Elverum. It started as the Microphones from 1997 to 2002 and then Elverum changed it to Mount Eerie in 2003.
Elverum is the main member of the band and collaborates with other musicians on his records.
Elverum produces art and music through the P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd. company. All the projects are produced in a homemade style, in unusual packing ideas. His first release “No Flashlight” by Mount Eerie came wrapped in a large poster.
P.W. Elverum & Sun is used for Elverum’s own project and is not a full record label.
Mount Eerie has performed all over the world and released many LPs and CDs.
For more information, visit www.pwelverumandsun.com.
D+ is an indie rock band featuring Bret Lunsford, Karl Blau and Elverum.
The band was formed in 1996 and has put out a series of LPs since, through P.W. Elverum & Sun, Knw-Yr-Own and K Records.
K Records is owned by Calvin Johnson, who previously played with Lunsford in the band Beat Happening.
Lunsford’s brother Jonn Lunsford is part of The Crabs, along with Lisa Jackson.
The duo produced several albums in the ’90s and then stopped for 15 years.
On their album “Shut the Door,” their kids join them, one on keyboard and one on drums.
Read more about The Crabs and download music at thecrabsanacortes.bandcamp.com.
Ô Paon is Geneviève Castrée, who works with different artists on her albums. On “Quatorze/Quinze Ans,” she worked with Australian musician Gus Franklin and Canadian artist Nicholas Krgovich. For “Courses,” she worked with Thierry Amar, Nadia Moss, Sophie Trudeau, Jonah Fortune, Julie Houle and David Payant. For “Karl & Geneviève,” she worked with Karl Blau.
“A)B)C)D)E)” is Geneviève alone.
Ô Paon performs around the Northwest. Her songs are in French.
For more information, visit www.opaon.ca.
Other artists taking part in the Anacortes Unknown Music Series are Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Mecca Normal, Lori Goldston, LAKE, Enduro, Stephen Steinbrink, Tom Blood & Jordan Dykstra, Malaikat dan Singa, Steve Kado’s 2003, Scars and Scarves, Specters, Lovers Without Borders, OFF TEMPO, Bouquet, David Ferguson, Anders Nilsen, the Hive Dwellers, Black Belt Eagle Scout, LE TON MITÉ, L.A. Takedown, autococoon, Tenebre, Broken Water and Arthur Bertrand.