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.
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