Sound Dialog – 2014-07-05 – Seamonster Lounge

Every month, the Sound Dialog crew invites a different drummer to join them for a night of improvisational rock. This month not only did we get Scott Goodwin on drums, but he brought along Andy Coe to fill in on guitar. That’s the beauty, you get something new each month.

Check it out.

Sound Dialog is
Mesa – Vocals
Kent Halvorsen – Keys
Sabu – Bass

Andy Coe – Guitar
Scott Goodwin – Drums

Evan Flory-Barnes – Bass
Jens Gunnoe – Drums
Colin Higgins – Guitar

Zony Mash – Pigpen – Sweeter Than The Day @ The Royal Room

Three sets of Keith Lowe and Wayne Horvitz, Two sets of Andy Roth and Tim Young. Mike Stone and Briggan for one full set. Add in sit-ins from Alex Guy and Briggan and you get a full night of excellent music. I hate to try to describe music with words, so instead I submit these recordings and photos.

Zony Mash is:
Wayne Horvitz – Hammond B3, Synthesizers
Timothy Young – Guitar
Keith Lowe – Bass
Andy Roth – Drums

Pigpen is:
Wayne Horvitz – Piano, Synthesizers
Keith Lowe – Bass
Briggan Krauss – Alto Sax
Mike Stone – Drums

Sweeter Than The Day is:
Wayne Horvitz – Piano, Synthesizers
Timothy Young – Guitar
Keith Lowe – Acoustic Bass
Andy Roth – Drums

special guest
Alex Guy – Violin

special fan appearance on the recordings by
Chris Martin – Vocally appreciative birthday boy

Animals and Houses of the Holy – Casey Brookbush Art Opening @ The Sunset

What a lineup. Great players, great albums, in a classic Seattle venue. While the C-Leb set was plagued with technical difficulties and is unreleasable, the two sets covering the classics turned out great. Love it when Mesa sings Zeppelin.

Animals set:
Mesa: Voice/Guitar/Percussion
Dan Schmidt: Guitar/Voice
Alex Mortland: Guitar/Voice
Kent Halvorsen: Keys/Synth
Jeremy Lightfoot: Bass
Casey Brookbush: Drums

Houses of The Holy set:
Mesa: Voice
Alex Mortland: Guitar
Jake Carden: Guitar
Kent Halvorsen: Keys/Synth
Dan Schmidt: Bass
Jens Gunnoe: Drums

D’Vonne Lewis’s Limited Edition – 2014-07-11 @ The Royal Room

D’Vonne always pulls together a great group for Limited Edition gigs, this week we were treated to a trio night with Phil Sparks and Aham Oluo. Nice chill set of music. Aham’s playing was beautiful and hearing Phil play was a treat. Check it, then go take a listen to the Imperils set that followed.

D’Vonne Lewis’s Limited Edition is
D’Vonne Lewis – Drums
Phil Sparks – Bass
Ahamefule Oluo – Trumpet
w/ guest Thomas Marriot – Trumpet

The Imperils – 2014-07-11 @ The Royal Room

It’s always fun to go hear music, and get turned on to new players. In this case it was Bryant Moore and Dave McGraw, the cool rhythm section backing Ben, Thomas and Aham. A band that understands how to keep a room dancing. Perfect way to start a sunny weekend. D’Vonne’s set can be found here.

The Imperils is
Ben Bloom – guitar
Ahamefule J. Oluo – trumpet
Bryant Moore – bass
Thomas Deakin – sax
Dave McGraw – drums

Diane’s McTuff Birthday Bash – 2014-07-08

Another great party at Seamonster Lounge. Many of our friends joined us drink, dance and be transported by the esteemed McTuff. By request, the first set ended with a special  How Sweet It Is > After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby > 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Good stuff, thanks guys. Streaming audio below, enjoy.

McTuff is
Joe Doria – Organ and synth
Tarik Abouzied – Drums
Andy Coe – Guitar

Crack Sabbath – Tinacious Vignettes – Gallery Opening and Launch Party

Crack Sabbath played the opening of a photography show with all images by Tina McCain. Great night of music, with an amazing group of people.The photos were great, there’s one I have my eye on. Good thing that it was also a launch party for a non-profit website where all proceeds of sales of her photography benefit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Crack Sabbath is
Skerik – Sax
Keith Lowe – Bass
Mike Stone – Drums
Ron Weinstein – Keys

Strubyroo – New Monsoon, Andy Coe Superjam and Scott Law @ Nectar

Had a great time, another amazing show built around the memory of an important member of the Seattle jam scene, Kate Struby who passed last October. The magic is strong at memorials and weddings, think it’s time for a wedding show to balance things a bit. Powerful night.

Andy Coe Superjam is
Andy Coe – Guitar, Voice
Scott Goodwin – Drums, Voice
Chris Jones – Bass, Voice
Scott Goodwin – Keys
w/ guests Scott Law and Bo Carper

New Monsoon is
Bo Carper - Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Vocals
Jeff Miller – Electric Guitar,Vocals
Phil Ferlino - Keyboards,Vocals
Marshall Harrell – Bass
Michael Pinkham - Drums
w/ guests Scott Law and Andy Coe

FOH Engineer – Mell Dettmer