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Saturday, May 26
 

12:00pm PDT

Pongo Teen Writing Project
Poetry and Resilience

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Narrative-Storyteller, (if applicable)
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
  • URL
  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.

1:00pm PDT

MCFiredrill
"It's miniburger time"

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • URL
  • Biography Firedrill is a wild and delicious mixed bowl of digital fruit. His light and catchy, sometimes zany tunes are sure to put a wide smile on your face!
  • website

1:00pm PDT

Jonathan Womack
Video performance for 8 Bit

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • Biography AV artist Jonathan Womack started visual work by building props and visual sets for a local band. He is a member of the music and visual collective “932″, the creative visuals director for the music label Nuearth Kitchen, and a visuals partner at Fred Wildlife Agency. His company, Jinx’ 75 Live Visual Studio, As a member of the Seattle video artist collective Videa, he was jointly awarded a city arts grant in 2010 for an arts residency space under the city’s “Storefronts” program. Performing under the name Jonathan Jinx, he has performed at Bumbershoot, Experience Music Project, Seattle International Cabaret Festival, He has played with artists such as John McMillion, Morgan Page, Zomby, Blondes, Tokimonsta, Carl Craig, DJ Craze, Z-Trip, Nice Nice, and ILL Cosby

1:45pm PDT

Electric Children
Party on , dudes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:45pm - 2:20am PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • URL
  • Biography This one-man army of electric wonder surges energy throughout the room. No one can resist the dance-inducing conductivity of Electric Children.
  • website

2:40pm PDT

Live Animals
"We are all live animals"

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:40pm - 3:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • URL
  • Biography Born and raised in Seattle, Live Animals is a chiptune DJ duo breathing life into the party wherever they go. These boys are the beating heart of the Northwest 8-bit underground.
  • website

2:40pm PDT

scobot
Live VJ performance

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:40pm - 4:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Professional VJ performing in and around Seattle for past 7 years.

3:25pm PDT

Kids Get Hit by Buses
Hybrid Chiptune Electronica

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:25pm - 4:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Kids Get Hit by Buses (KGHB) is one of four groups selected by Gabe Hayward per request of Celene Ramadan in collaboration with Folklife coordinators Kelli Faryar, Jacob Stone, and Paige Ervin, for the proposed "Chiptune Showcase" in the EMP SkyChurch May 26 from 1pm-4pm. KGHB was a semi-finalist in the EMP Sound Off 2009, performed at Folklife the same year, and helped coordinate the Folklife Chiptune Showcase in the Skychurch in 2010. KGHB has been performing live in venues all over the Pacific Northwest for over 7 years now, and always put on a wild show to get the crowd dancing. They use a hybrid of electronic instruments, live vocals, and retro video game consoles to create a truly unique experience complete with costuming and stage antics!
 
Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Pongo Teen Writing Project
Poetry and Resilience

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Narrative-Storyteller, (if applicable)
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
  • URL
  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.

12:55pm PDT

Tori Marsh
Acoustic Act from Old Fire House

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:55pm - 1:20pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Pop 425 Show: Old Firehouse Teen Center
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Tori Marsh is a young musician inspired by all, who plans on embracing her world through music and lyrics. Tori is a performer often found at the Old Redmond Firehouse Teen Center.

1:30pm PDT

Maddy Hebard
Old Fire House

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Pop 425 Show: Old Firehouse Teen Center
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Maddy Hebard is 16 years old, has been performing locally for only 6 years. She started out doing school performances, and when she was in 10th grade, began playing open mics at the redmond firehouse and other small places. Maddy occasionally plays shows with her other band at Studio 7, The Vera Project, etc. Maddy is looking to put a small group of people together for her solo project and would really love to take it to the next level. She loves to play and sing folk rock/indie, but also loves to sing old school metal. Maddy is very excited to hopefully be playing this festival, and cant wait to meet a ton of other people who share the same passion in life.

2:00pm PDT

Jamie Fiano
Old Fire House

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Pop 425 Show: Old Firehouse Teen Center

2:35pm PDT

Whitney Ballen
Dreamy, Folk, Love Songs

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:35pm - 3:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799

3:15pm PDT

Exohxo
Eight-piece Chamber Pop/Rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography "Exohxo are a chamber-pop band you should know about; they're experts at combining orchestral strings, forceful guitars, and poppy melodies into something at once catchy and erudite." - Paul Constant, The Stranger

4:00pm PDT

The Horde and the Harem
Chamber Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The Horde and the Harem's brand of intricate Folk-Rock however, has proven that it is possible to amass a large following in a short time. Within less than a year of their formation, they've headlined every major venue from Seattle to Arizona. Creating music that is driven by four-part vocal harmonies and melodic guitar fills, combining over a precise rhythm section and anchored into place by the weight and grace of the piano, The Horde and the Harem's style results in thick layers of melody that infiltrate your senses, lodging themselves in your brain and cursing you with their inherent catchiness. Be it at festivals, such as South by Southwest, Capitol Hill block party, and Northwest Folklife, or at premiere venues all over the west coast, the Horde and the Harem bring an energy to every live performance that makes their act second to none.

4:45pm PDT

Us on Roofs
Ethereal upbeat adventure rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography From the seaside town of Gig Harbor, WA, Us on Roofs was formed by three friends with a mutual love for the Pacific Northwest, mid-twentieth century science fiction, and local music. Since forming in 2009, Us on Roofs has worked hard and accomplished a great deal. Their achievements include: participating as a semi-finalist in EMP Sound Off 2010, releasing a seven song EP, releasing a single on Burning Building Recordings’ 2011 compilation, adding a fourth member, releasing another 5 track EP, touring down the west coast, and all the while building a stronger local following. They continue to promote their newest EP as they gear up for a full-length release in 2012.

5:30pm PDT

BOAT
Sloppy Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:00pm PDT

ORCA TEAM
Pacific NW Post-Punk Surf

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:20pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Biography ORCA TEAM is a 1960s Post Punk Beach Party from the confusing waters of the Pacific Northwest. They make the music of a punk trio if everyone in the band decided to keep their volume low and their tones clean. Leif Anders and Jessica B. created ORCA TEAM with a sparse minimalistic spirit to song writing. Each song is short, sung with a lonesome croon, equipped with a melodic bass line, and drenched in reverb. Songs topics range from wearing a retainer, traveling to foreign cities, being a boring person, letting go of past feelings for a lover, and being a spoiled trust-funded baby. ORCA TEAM began in Portland, OR, but has migrated up to Seattle, WA. The TEAM now consists of Dwayne Cullen, Leif Anders and Jessica B. Top influences include Dusty Springfield, Young Marble Giants, The Flamingos, The Slits, Pylon, Del Shannon, The Smiths, Jan and Dean and The Raincoats.
  • website

7:35pm PDT

Dungeon Science
Science!

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:35pm - 7:55pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Late in June of 2011, Steven McCarragher and Aaron Berryhill collect a bunch of garbage that can make something they call "notes". They used these "notes" to make "music". This intrigued Sheila Strecker, who managed to collect her own junk to make "notes".

8:10pm PDT

Si Si Si
Si Si Si

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:10pm - 8:35pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography From Tacoma, Washington, Si Si Si’s knockin’ out some wild trash in the vein of the Mummies (duh), Gasoline, and Supercharger. You know the drill: fuzzy bass guitar, cymbals everywhere, busted guitar riffs, infectious screamin’, and a tight groove. In other words: everything that’s good about rock’n’roll.

8:50pm PDT

The Deep Wake
Harmonies That Give You Chills

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:50pm - 9:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Biography Helmed by singer songwriters Adam Foley and Laura Jean Anderson, The Deep Wake carries on the tradition of Pacific Northwest folk influenced sound, sliding in comfortable with artist like The Moondoggies and Fleet Foxes. With the use of acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and densely sweet harmonies, The Deep Wake leads the listener through deeply personal and soulful musical landscapes.

9:30pm PDT

zach davidson
zach davidson

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Singer/songwriter/founder of legendary cult bands Vendetta Red and Sirens Sister Zach Davidson's ethereal voice, and incendiary lyrics both haunt and inspire. Truly an artist's artist.
 

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