Monday, September 30, 2013

Festivals of October

Summer's over, but there are still a few great festivals left! Check these two out in October.

The new Macefield Music Festival is more of a mega-show than a festival, as it is only one day long. However, it'll be quite a packed day! Plus, wristbands are $10 advance, $15 day of festival. Not bad! If you're 21+ (sorry, minors), head down to Ballard on October 5th at 4pm and catch the following acts (NGD suggestions are bolded):

Kick it off with these free performances at Sonic Boom:

1pm- Lori Goldston

1:45pm- Marc Olsen

2:30pm- Davidson Hart Kingsbery

3:15pm- The Blakes 

Tractor Tavern
Sunset Tavern
Conor Byrne
4 pm
Hounds of the Wild Hunt
Children Of Kids
5 pm
Special Explosion
6 pm
The Fame Riot
Kid Smpl
Lori Goldston
7 pm
Young Fresh Fellows
Vox Mod
8 pm
Keyboard Kid
Learning Team
9 pm
Constant Lovers
Key Nyata
10 pm
The Blakes
Jarv Dee
Courtney Marie Andrews
11 pm
The Intelligence
Ganges River Band
12 am
Funky 2 Death
Davidson Hart Kingsbery

Named for Edith Macefield, the persistent little old lady who refused to sell her house to the developer of the Ballard Blocks (Trader Joe's, LA Fitness, etc.), this first annual Macefield Music Festival is a strong start. Let's hope they keep this up, considering we have already lost Seattle Weekly's Reverb Fest (note, the would-be Reverb Fest lineup is now what you see here with Macefield Music Festival, which is no coincidence), and we lost City Arts Fest this year, too (this is what they're up to instead).

Hypnotikon is (also) a new two-day festival celebrating psychedelic rock, held October 11-12 at the Triple Door and its associated Musicquarium. This venue is gorgeous and I'm so excited this festival is here. The festival ends on a high note with Silver Apples, "analog-synth pioneers...whose two late-'60s albums still radiate timeless melodic and rhythmic brilliance." Good times. With visuals by Christian Petersen (I Want You) and Aubrey Nehring (Portable Shrines). $25 per night, or $40 pass for both nights; or just come for the Musicquarium shows, because those are free!

Main Theater
DJ’s on Both Nights
Ecstatic Cosmic Union
Mamma Casserole
Self-Administered Beatdown
Midday Veil
Fungal Abyss
Silver Apples
Brain Fruit
Karnak Temples
Cloudland Canyon
Night Beats
Jetman Jet Team

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