Sat, January 19, 2013
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
When the truth is hidden and what we see and hear is controlled by whom we’ve given control… This is Blackout Media.
The dramatic rock of Blackout Media delivers a personal truth of love, loss, politics and religion. No soap box or false proclamations here, just what we believe and feel. That being said... we just want to share our art with you.
Blending such influences as QOTSA, Jeff Buckley, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Johnny Cash, Prince, Leonard Cohen and many more, Blackout Media takes you on an emotionally charged dark trip. The soundscape holds you while the naked croon of Heath Bauer’s voice tells you a story. Whether happy, sad, or abstract symbolism, the listener is left...... well, that’s for you to decide.
Blackout Media is…
Heath Bauer: Vox/Guitar/Songs
Dan Schmidt: Bass/Keys/Vox/Engineer
Alex Mortland: Guitar/Keys/Tings
Casey Brookbush: Drums/Percussion/Art
Native to the northwest, Heath & Casey (The Oswald Effect) have created music with each other for over a decade. In late 2011 they made an unintentional decision to write and jam with each other again. Starting with acoustic ideas Heath had written over the past few years, it didn’t take long for Heath & Casey to arrange those ideas into something with depth and purpose. With the help of Dan “Dano” Schmidt (Flowmotion, Freedom) on bass/vox/keys, the BOM hit the studio and stage. Add Alex Mortland (Othello & The Hipknotics, Sambusa) on guitar/keys/tings, and they soon found themselves with a dark, resonating and intriguing band, which they are motivated and compelled to share.
Blackout Media is currently performing in Seattle (and surrounding area) clubs. Look for their debut album “The Beginning Again” on Golden Octopus Records Fall of 2012.
Furniture Girls doesn’t sound like a Seattle band. You won’t get any twang, folk-pop harmonies or atmospheric, shoe-gazing riffs from this quartet. Instead, they just crank out the jams; brash, bold, funky-as-hell electro-rock that gets a crowd moving.
With a seasoned lineup that includes producer/guitarist Bubba Jones, vocalist stayC Meyer, bassist Jim Watkins and drummer Thane Mitchell, Furniture Girls have been filling clubs throughout the Northwest with audiences hungry for something dynamic and different since 2007. In that time, they’ve performed with alt-rock luminaries like Sky Cries Mary and My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult and shared the stage with countless musical guests, including the legendary Dr. Fink (of Prince and the Revolution), guitarist Michael Cozzi and soul singer Darrius Willrich.
Even though they fly under the hipster radar, Furniture Girls have become one of the most respected bands in Seattle’s music community, with annual appearances at music and arts festivals like Noise for the Needy, the Comcast Bite of Seattle, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and the University District Street Fair. The band’s critically-acclaimed debut album, How I Learned to Crawl, was released by Critical Sun Recordings in August of 2010.
Sean P Bates, Justin S Davis, Gary Westlake, Keith Ash, and
Chris Friel, Jeff Angell of Walking Papers/Missionary Position