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Old 06.05.2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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The 13th Annual Olympia Experimental Music Festival


Thursday June 21st - Sunday June 24th
at the Eagle's Hall in Olympia WA (805 4th Ave E, corner of 4th & Plumb)

with a Post-fest Party
Sunday the 24th at
Le Voyeur.

To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.buyolympia.com
Visit the Festival website at http://duckhugger.com/olyexpfest
30 Musical Acts, from the Pacific NW, elsewhere in the United States, and across the Earth as far away as Australia, Pushing the Boundaries of Audio Art to It's Very Limits!

All shows start at 7 p.m, except for Sunday, which starts at 6 p.m. and the Post-fest Party at Le Voyeur which starts at 10 p.m.

Full passes are $25, or $7 for each night.

Thursday, June 21st

Celestville (Portland, OR)
Mood Ring (Portland, OR)
Marissa Magic (Olympia, WA/California)
Derek M. Johnson AKA M.E. & Me (Olympia, WA)
Shitty Vibe Smasher (Portland, OR)
Acre (Portland, OR)
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer (Seattle, WA)

Friday, June 22nd

Childhood Friends (Portland, OR)
Argumentix (Portland, OR)
Plants (Portland, OR)
Cabinet of Natural Curiousities (Montana)
White Rainbow (Portland, OR)
Dead Air Fresheners (Portland, Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle)
Alps of New South Wales (New South Wales, Australia)

Saturday, June 23rd

Big Tom the Lithuanian (Olympia, WA)
Nequaquam Vacuum (Portland, OR)
L.A. Lungs (Tacoma, WA)
METAL (Portland, OR)
Long Legged Woman (Athens, GA)
Better People (Athens, GA)
Oliver Squash (North Cambria, PA)

Sunday, June 24th

Wendy Atkinson (Vancouver, B.C)
Wood Paneling (Mason County, WA)
Midmight (San Francisco, CA)
Eric Ostrowski (Seattle, WA)
Noisettes/Walrus Machine/LAMP (Seattle, WA)
Hans Grusels Krankenkabinet (San Francisco, CA)

Post-fest Party also Sunday, June 24th - 10 p.m. at Le Voyeur, this event is free to all, pass-holders or not.

Mattress (Portland, OR)
Your Drugs My Money featuring La Maison (Paris, LA, Fiji)

 


What is the Festival about?

The Olympia Experimental Music Festival was founded in 1995 by L. Jim McAdams and was produced under the umbrella of the Olympia Strange Music Society, which Arrington de Dionyso had created earlier in the same year. While Mr. McAdams gladly served as a conduit for the very first event, the festival began through a series of e-mails by fringe music artists from around North America who actively wished to play in Olympia. Thus it could be argued that the first festival really founded itself.

Since it's magical beginnings as a group vision on internet mailing lists, the Olympia Experimental Music Festival has been curated by L. Jim McAdams, Arrington de Dionyso, Aerick Duckhugger, Ashley Shomo, Eric Ostrowski, Michael Griffin, Harlan Mark Vale, and Dick Metcalfe (who was also responsible for starting the festival's first ever website).

This years chief organizer is KAOS DJ extraordinaire Domenica Clark, and her chief lieutenant is once again L. Jim McAdams (albeit 13 years older). Mr. McAdams booked the Saturday 6/24 lineup, while Ms. Clark is responsible for bringing us the other three equally remarkable nights.

The festival continues to move forward every year on the fervent belief that while Olympia is certainly a fertile ground for independent rock music, there are other genres of very visceral music that were and continue to be underrepresented in the "scene".
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I actually started this festival back in '95 (though as the paragraph above says, it really started itself.) This year is honestly, just about the best solid line-up we've ever had. Nice in the age of My Space to be able to preview everything in advance so easily.
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argumentix & celesteville both rule.
i agree, sold lineup.
i cant believe its at #13 already! was just looking at this article on #7 earlier today! http://www.incunabula.org/signum/Iss...w/Oly/oly.html
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argumentix & celesteville both rule.
i agree, sold lineup.
i cant believe its at #13 already! was just looking at this article on #7 earlier today! http://www.incunabula.org/signum/Iss...w/Oly/oly.html

Tell me about it! My baby is a teenager now. #7 definitely seems like yesterday. I met one of my best Portland friends at that one, and she's introduced me to 2/3s of the people I know here now. That's her article too, by the way!
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ah, she is still around pdx? i know i exchanged emails with her around that time... thats right around when i started putting out gang wizard releases on my label... about a year later i ended up joining the band!

just noticed that mattress is also playing, holy god! awesome!
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Are you still in Gang Wizard? Tiffany does music herself as Pasiflora. Really cool ambient chick vocal/poetry lyric stuff.
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yeah, im that dude with the beard.... although beardless now.
i wasnt playing with gw for a bit, but this past 2 years ive been along for touring and recording.
yeah, gw should play with your friend next time we get up to pdx!
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yeah, im that dude with the beard.... although beardless now.
i wasnt playing with gw for a bit, but this past 2 years ive been along for touring and recording.
yeah, gw should play with your friend next time we get up to pdx!

Sorry we've never met, even going back to the 7th Fest when we both played! Downright odd, actually, but the fest has gotten so big I can't always meet everybody anymore, which is cool in a way. I'm not even sure if I'll be able to see everybody play this year, though I'm going to try for as much as I can.
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Sounds neat. I will have to check it out.
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wheres sex vid on this shit!?
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"wheres sex vid on this shit!?"

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nothing, nothing. sex vid is a hardcore act from olympia. great, great shit...
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wow, sounds great, would definitely go if i could, have a great time!!!!
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Hmm. Could be they don't consider themselves an experimental band and therefore didn't ask to play? We certainly weren't "anti-punk" in our booking or anything. A majority of the acts are from outside Olympia, but Oly is represented by about 5 groups.
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KPSU is proud to be bringing to the NW airwaves (and global streamwaves!) two of the performers who will be gracing the stage of the Olympia Eagle's Hall for the 13th Annual Olympia Experimental Music Festival at the end of this month.

First up, on my own What's This Called? program, this Saturday, June 16th from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time, I'm thrilled to welcome live in the studio Portland OR's own Argumentix! Guaranteed to haunt your soul with his mix of voice and tapes, James Squeaky AKA Argumentix will be playing the 22nd up in Oly, and this set will give you a chance to see why one critic described him as "not unlike Ariel Pink doing musique concrète"!

Then, this coming Wednesday, June 20th (just one day before the festival begins up north!) from 6-7 PM on the one and only Church of Blasphuphmus (Not Jesus) Show your dashing host Yet Another Pope Austin Rich is totally stoked to present none other than the pride of Cambridge Pensylvania Oliver Squash! Playing completely original music informed by '60s psych rock and the most nonconforming aspects of the post-punk movement, Mr. Squash is a legend in the underground home-tape trading community. This is his first ever jaunt to the west coast, for just two nights: this radio appearance and the headlining spot Saturday, June 23rd at the Olympia festival. This man plays music that has brought the FCC to his door complaining that he was interfering with air traffic control - and we are not making that up!

Both shows will of course stream live from the KPSU website (i.e. RIGHT HERE!)

For those lucky enough to be in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA metro area tune into 1450 AM, or if you're really, really lucky and on the Portland State University campus try 98.3 FM for a full on stereo experience!

And we'll see y'all at the festival in Oly!
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A couple minor changes have been made to the festival line-up:

JPTR from NYC canceled on Sat. 6/23 and have been replaced by Olympia's own prog-rock casio madman Big Tom the Lithuanian. Tom will be opening the show and the rest of the acts have been moved up one spot. If there were ever a reason to come early BTtL is it!

On Sun. 6/24, opener A Garden to Play with Ghost has canceled. As this day was honestly quite overbooked to begin with, we are leaving the line-up as it is. Between the two Sunday shows that's still 8 official acts, plus some unofficial surprises.

These changes have been made in the listing above, so it's completely current now.
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Opening Night of the Festival went incredibly well, with all of the artists putting in incredible sets. Audience members were appreciative and open minded. Speakers didn't fall on anybody, and Jenny Jenkins provided top notch sound engineering.

Thanks to the Eagle's Hall (who's facilities coordinator was in the audience snapping photos of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer with the rest of us!), Room 220 Guitars for the use of the PA (which sounded excellent), the audio crew and door people, and of course the artists.

We've still got three more nights to set your ears on fire, so if you haven't made it in yet, still time to get started! Tomorrow (actually today now) we've got Alps of New South Wales coming all the way from Australia, so you really don't want to miss this piece of Oly Fest history!
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My band, the Dead Air Fresheners is playing the festival TONIGHT! It is in fact, our 10th Anniversary Show, as our first ever set was opening for Sacharine Trust at the 3rd Oly Fest.

We had lunch today with Alps of New South Wales who has come all the way from Australia and Oliver Squash from New Cambria, PA, who's headlining tomorrow. Very nice blokes. This is going to be very fun stuff.
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