Posts tagged “Frances Rose”

Monday, 17 February 2014

Photos of Terrapin, The Old Salt, and Dreamy Weather

Saturday night after Fools Play I successfully walked the 2.5 blocks to Le Voyeur in time to catch the music show that was happening there. Of the 4 music acts, I had seen three of them before.

Frances Rose is a goddess who stuns you with her golden voice. Breathtaking as always.

Terrapin Productions drowns you in his wall of sound:

Terrapin: Shoe-Gazin' Rockstar

Terrapin: Shoe-Gazin’ Rockstar

The Old Salt attacks with his driven, unconventional soundscapes:

The Old Salt: Makin' Whale Songs

The Old Salt: Makin’ Whale Songs

The Old Salt and Terrapin Productions really complement each other’s sounds. They play in a similar genre but with very different styles.

But the real revelation of the night was Dreamy Weather, whom I’d never heard of before this show:

Dreamy Weather: Dreamy Duet

Dreamy Weather: Dreamy Duet

A duet with a ukulele/vocalist and an electric guitarist, Dreamy Weather blew me away. Evelyn (ukulele/vocals) has a sing-songy, high voice like Katharine Whalen (of Squirrel Nut Zippers) or Nataly Dawn (of Pomplamoose), but with a bit more power behind it. And she looks like a cross between Zooey Deschanel and Lisa Loeb. Plus she plays the ukulele, which is always a bonus for me:

Dreamy Weather: Ukulele Lady

Dreamy Weather: Ukulele Lady

Completely adorable and enjoyable. Evelyn and Frances Rose geeked out about Beyoncé between all the sets. Dreamy Weather only performed a small handful of songs, but that’s just because they’ve only been playing together for a very short time and don’t really have any more songs. I totally would love to see them perform again soon.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Pictures.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Weekend Music Shows! Featuring The Old Salt, Terrapin, Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, Nocando & More!

Quite a club.

Quite a club.

The rest of the month of February is P.C. (that’s “Pretty Crazy” to you). There are a whole gob of pretty durned awexome music shows happening. This weekend are two of ’em!

Free Show at Le Voyeur!

Free Show at Le Voyeur!

First up, tonight (Saturday the 15th) we have:

All playing Le Voyeur in Olympia. Show starts at 10:00 PM… which just so happens to be when Fools Play Improv gets over. And Fools Play Improv just happens to be about three blocks away from Le Voyeur. So, y’know, if you wanted to go to Fools Play and then afterwards stroll on down to Le Voyeur to catch this show, well, then you’d be doing exactly what I’ll be doing!

Details:
The Old Salt/Terrapin/Frances Rose/Dreamy Weather (Facebook Event)
@ Le Voyeur
404 4th Ave E, Olympia
Tonight, 10:00 PM
FREE! 21+

Hellfyre Burns the Crocodile

Hellfyre Burns the Crocodile.

Then on Monday we have L.A.’s HELLFYRE CLUB!

As part of their “Dorner vs Tookie” tour to support the release of their collaboration album, these Hellfyre Club members are going to be stopping by The Crocodile in Seattle for what looks to be probably the best overall hip-hop show of the year. With a lineup like that I can’t really see how it’ll be topped.

Details:
HELLFYRE CLUB: Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando & Milo [Seattle] (Facebook Event)
@ The Crocodile
2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Monday 2/17 8:00 PM
$15, All-Ages + Bar

Circumstances willing, I will be at both of these shows, and I’ll be back with photos and reports. I SHALL SEEST THOU THERE!

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Who Will Be My Date to See Trevor Peach!?

This Friday night (September 13th) I am trekking down to Olympia to see a show at Le Voyeur!

Show Poster

Friday, 9/13 at 10:00 PM!

“Why?” you ask. Well, because of three reasons. Those three reasons are three of the performers:

  • Trevor Peach
    Who is Trevor Peach? Trevor peach is a reclusive, ultra-emo musician. He rarely plays shows; we can sometimes get him to perform a song at Fools Play’s Christmas shows. As his bio on last.fm says:

    An overly emo singer songwriter, Trevor Peach feels that Life is pretty terrible, and so he makes a lot of music. Many people have hurt him and he is too sad to defend himself.

    Trevor Peach holds a special place in my musical heart. I even did an 8-bit cover of one of his songs! Here is my version (which is much more uptempo and in a different time signature).

    Trevor Peach has recorded a handful of albums, but has never actually released any of them, so they’re hard to come by. There is actually a Trevor Peach MySpace page (if you can believe it) with a handful of songs you can listen to.

  • The Old Salt
    Who is The Old Salt? The Old Salt is a musical pseudonym of Esa Hakkarainen, Fools Play’s own Periwinkle Fool! His music is kind of experimental ambient folk noise. Kind of. This is the first song of The Old Salt’s that I heard, so take a wissen youself.

  • Frances Rose
    Who is Frances Rose? Well, Frances Rose is actually the name of a guitar. It’s a guitar that is held and played by an absolutely, stunningly gorgeous woman with an amazing voice. Seriously: breathtaking.

    She doesn’t have any albums out, but you’d best believe I’m itching for one.

So there are quite a few Fools Play connections associated with this show, which is pretty awexome. There is only one problem: I don’t have anyone to go with me! My preggers wife does not feel up to staying out that late (the show doesn’t even start until 10:00) with a full seven-month preggers belly. And my usual show-going buddy has a prior agreement. So that begs the question:

WHO WILL BE MY DATE TO SEE TREVOR PEACH!?

I am taking applications now! Seriously, this should be a really fun and funny show. Here is the Facebook event for it, and here is a map to Le Voyeur (it’s right on 4th Ave in downtown Olympia):


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I’ll see you there!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play.