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|Friday, January 15th, 2010|
|Wednesday, April 29th, 2009|
Seattle Music in Squidoo Lenses...
Hello, all--I've recently completed (more or less) several Squidoo lenses relating to music in Seattle and the Northwest region; and thought I'd share them over at LJ. So far, I've got lenses on Busking in Seattle
, the World Rhythm Festival
(just held this past weekend), and the Northwest Folklife Festival
. Constructive comments and concrit are of course welcome on these or any of my other lenses that I've finished to date; in any case, do check them out and feel free to comment on the lenses themselves...
Cross-posted to bcnwmusicians
. Current Mood: creative
|Thursday, March 5th, 2009|
Squidoo Lens on Busking in Seattle...
With the weather still a bit cold and wet here in Seattle, I recently started writing a bit about busking, instead of actually doing it (LOL). It probably needs a bit of tweaking yet; but I've got a Squidoo lens up about Busking in Seattle
. Hope it looks okay. I originally got into writing lenses as a way to promote some of my Cafepress shops; but I noticed there were a number of topics not being written about too extensively.
Anyway, thought I'd put up a link to it here, should y'all be curious...
(Cross-posted to buskers
) Current Mood: creative
|Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009|
|Saturday, October 4th, 2008|
Acoustic Opener for Studio 7 show, Oct. 22
Hello--I just wanted to let folks know that I've got a live show here in Seattle, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 22
, at Studio 7
down in SoDo!! Actually, I'm just the first opener for the Big Time Entertainment Presents showcase; but it's been a while since I've had an Actual indoor show (aside from open mics and Such)! The show is All-Ages, including Bar w/ID.UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 6):
Here is the lineup for this event: Bigtime Entertainment Presents: Matthew and Moses, Thin King, don hutton, The Grenade Gang, Nights Recollection, MAHLON, Three Ninjas, Jordan Lake. Karen the LairMistress opens!
I'm a Seattle-based busker and folksinger/songwriter in Celtic, topical and world-fusion veins; I sing and play nylon-string guitar, fiddle, sometimes keyboards and hand percussion. I write songs in both English and Irish Gaelic, just to stay in practice with the latter tongue. I do much of my playing outdoors, but I'm also seeking indoor gigs (have you seen
the weather in Seattle recently?!), and opportunities to write music for films and TV. FURTHER UPDATE:
I've got some $8.00 tickets for presale; and here is the page with my PayPal button!
Go for it, friends and neighbors; and pass the link along to all friends and fans of Seattle's live music! It should be a killer show, and it's only two weeks away!!
Here, also, is a Yahoo! Map of the location
. It's just north of the West Seattle bridge off Spokane Street, on the 22 Bus route, if that's any help... Current Mood: lyrical
|Friday, September 26th, 2008|
Tonight In Seattle
Tomorrow night my band Abney Park will be playing in Seattle, which only seems to happen every two years, so I’d figured I’d give you a heads up in case you were curious. The show is at a club downtown called Heaven. Tickets are $13. You can buy them here or at the door.
172 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-1863 | Get directions
VIDEO OF US
Here is what the band is like
|Wednesday, August 6th, 2008|
Seattle Steampunk Show Featuring Abney Park
Friday, September 26th at Heavens in Seattle.
172 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET SEATTLE 98104 | PHONE: 206.622.1863
21 and over | Tickets $13
ATTN: SEATTLE STEAMPUNKS!
Help Abney Park support the Seattle Steampunk Cummunity by:
Vendors: If you make anything Steampunk related, and want to
display/sell your wheres at this event, contact me!
Any Steampunk: Help promote this show by re-posting this poster,
and telling your friends about this show! Repost with this code:
<a href="http://www.abneypark.com"><img alt="Abney Park Friday, September 26th at Heavens in Seattle." src="http://www.abneypark.com/curiosities/heavenposter.jpg" /></a>
|Monday, July 28th, 2008|
Steampunk In Seattle
we've got a show coming up and Heavens
, in Seattle (used to me the Catwalk). I thought I'd drop a note here and introduce ourselves.
We are Abney Park. We are from Seattle, and live in Seattle, so you might have seen use around.
|Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008|
x-posted in seattlescene
I'm not sure if this community is very active anymore or not, but I'm going to throw this out there anyway.
My band is in dire need of a GOOD drummer. One that is dedicated and ambitious. One that will actually make it to practice and want us to be as good as we can possibly be.
We play kind of pop rock music I suppose. You can hear it here:
And you can e-mail me if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Friday, July 16th, 2010|
Does anyone here...or does anyone here know of anyone, who can play muted trumpet? Like, 1920 - 40's style?
|Saturday, April 5th, 2008|
|Sunday, August 5th, 2007|
Tommy Makem memorial tributes in the Pacific Northwest/Western Washington?
It's getting downright eerie how so many well-known figures have left us in the past calendar year. This past Wednesday, one of our very favorite folksingers, Irish legend Tommy Makem
, passed away at age 74 in Dover, NH. We here at the Lair, though not completely surprised at the news, are heartbroken nonetheless at this loss of one of the LairMistress's foremost musical role models.
Does anyone know if memorial tributes to Tommy will be held anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, especially Seattle, where the LairMistress is based? We would love to help put on and participate in any such event; as of now, all we've had a chance to do is light candles several nights in a row at the Home Lair, as well as toasting the Bard of Armagh with pink margaritas the other night.
In any case, please let us know if you know of anything being done in memory of Tommy Makem in the Northwest in the near future. In the meantime, light a candle, sing an Irish song, recite a poem by Yeats, say a prayer or meditation, sign a guestbook or message board with your condolences, or otherwise remember Tommy in your own way. Slán abhaile agus míle buiochais, a chara dhil!!
--Karen and Co. at the Lair
Reposted from my Myspace page, and crossposted where relevant... Current Mood: morose
|Friday, June 1st, 2007|
|Tuesday, May 29th, 2007|
This might be the last night ever of Fluorine. It will be a fun time. If you enjoy electronic music and a good crowd, you should come out and enjoy the fun. :-)
It's free, and there is no minimum at the bar.
|Friday, May 25th, 2007|
|Saturday, May 19th, 2007|
|Thursday, May 10th, 2007|
It nearly slipped my mind...!!
What with all the Disabled Canine angst at my apartment building, I nearly forgot to post word of my Seattle coffeehouse gig next week! I'm opening for a couple of fellow buskers at C&P Coffee Company
at 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle. The headliners are Greg Spence Wolf
and Jorge Zorro
. Jorge's website has a really Cool Open Mics LairLinks page
that's probably more up-to-date than mine.
Also, I'll be doing a set on the first evening of the Northwest Folklife Festival
, Friday, May 25, on the Alki Stage at 4:20 pm. I think I refer to myself on the program as a "Late-Blooming Polyglot Busker" for want of anything more Flattering. It fits, in any case. I will likely be busking at the festival as well, during much of that weekend (May 25-28, also Memorial Day weekend).
In future news, I also plan to do busking at Seattle's University District Street Fair
on May 19-20; and at the Fremont Fair
on June 16-17. Prior to then, I'll be out of town visiting my aunt and her critters on the farm in Colville, WA during June 5-12.
If I've missed anything, I think the full range of info can be found on the Lair's Myspace Page
and on my Sonicbids EPK
... Current Mood: busy
|Wednesday, May 9th, 2007|
Fluorine tonight at Jai Thai!
Tonight is Fluorine
at Jai Thai in Belltown (2132 1st Ave, Seattle). With Ctrl-Alt-Del from 10-Midnight, And DJ Beau from Midnight to close. It's good time. The bar tenders are fun, the music is great, and the other attendees are awesome.
|Sunday, April 29th, 2007|
BEAT AND RHYME SESSIONS VOL. 1
2850 SW Yancy at the Stor More in West Seattle.
THE BEAT AND RHYME SESSIONS
Sarx and Rusty Crates
AND FREE FOOD. DONATIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED.
Bring your own booze.
Doors open for food and socializing at around 8ish. Music starts at around 10ish. (That's when tenants no longer have access. Come out and have fun.
|Tuesday, April 24th, 2007|
My good friend DJ Beau and several other awesome DJs will be spinning at Gallery 100 this Friday. It's BYOB and free, so come enjoy the music, art, and what ever you've brought to drink.