Freakout Fest in Seattle lived up to it’s name as a post-lockdown come back for White Mystery. Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White rocked the Eagles Club at Salmon Bay Low in Ballard with an hour-long psychedelic set, complete with lighting by legendary projectionists, Mad Alchemy. The Chicago-based rock’n’roll duo kicked and shredded in custom, bright red snakeskin jumpsuits by West Coast couture shop, Rattleshake.
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Seattle’s Freakout fest will hold its ninth edition this fall from November 11-14 at venues Tractor Tavern, Salmon Bay Eagles Club, Sunset Tavern, Conor Byrne, Hotel Albatross, Caffe Umbria, and CC Filson. This year’s lineup includes garage rock icons The Seeds, Matthew Dear, Seattle sludge greats Big Business, Cedric Burnside, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, reggae vet Clinton Fearon (The Gladiators), The Mystery Lights, Triptides, White Mystery, Vacant Lots, and more.
This year, Freakout has partnered with Mexico’s NRMAL Festival to curate a lineup of Latinx artists, including AJ Davila, Colombian electronic artist Cerrero, as well as Petite Amie, Margaritas Podridas, Myuné, Par Ásito, Carrion Kids and Los Honey Rockets.
Freakout is also highlighting Seattle’s Black rock scene with performances from Shaina Shepherd (who is signed to Freakout Records), The Black Tones, Beverly Crusher, Black Ends, King Youngblood, Marshall Law Band, and and Urban Heat.
Tickets for Freakout 2021 are on sale now and you can check out the full lineup, and listen to the official playlist featuring this year’s acts, below.
FREAKOUT FEST – 2021 LINEUP
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
The Mystery Lights
The Vacant Lots
Thee Sacred Souls
ZOPA (feat. Michael Imperioli)
The Grizzled Mighty
The Black Tones
You Said Strange
Talaya. & Brandon Marsalis
Los Honey Rockets
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
Chris King & The Gutterballs
Stephanie Anne Johnson & The Hidogs,Warren Dunes
The Copper Trees
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As host of the Northwest music show, Eva Walker made this mix locals-heavy, with artists you need to know! She also sprinkled in some of her non-local favorites, both old and new. Artists include Beverly Crusher, Danny Denial, P.R.O. and more.
1. Beverly Crusher – Pills
2. Danny Denial – Everything Is Terrible
3. White Mystery – Party
4. Vanna Oh! – Chaperone
5. New Track City – Pride
6. SAULT – Free
7. BaLonely – Stories
8. Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Hidogs – American Blues
9. IDLES – Grounds
10. Mr. Dinkles – I’m off My Meds
11. Rev. Sister Mary Nelson – Judgment
12. P.R.O. – Blacky Joe
13. TxR – Michelangelo (feat. Othelle Omega the Oracle)
14. Christa Says Yay – We Like Space!
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Time to give the drummer some…
…help loading gear into the club, and perhaps, a doobie. While garage rock is perceived as “raw and energetic,” the drummers of the genre are incredibly disciplined, hardworking musicians. Today we honor the heartbeat of the band, whose blood, sweat, and tears drive every performance. Here are eleven essential drummers you need to know.
Don’t let his hilarious antics and “class clown” persona fool you, Max “Hersh Guy” Hiersteiner is an incredibly disciplined performer. Besides being a rock solid skin pounder, Max is a gifted skateboarder and athlete, and perhaps the funniest and most charming man we have the pleasure of knowing. Check him out in the Dirty Fences music video Judy Don’t Go.
To call Lamont “Bim” Thomas merely a drummer would be a massive understatement. Bim is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, producer, engineer, and exists in the highest echelon of rock and roll generals. He is a seasoned veteran of the Cleveland scene, a rock solid comrade in the trenches, and a true friend. Enjoy this rippin’ video “Molecule” from Obnox, one of his many projects.
Erin is the glamorous beat queen of rock’n’roll dreams. She’s the plucky drummer in Hunx and His Punx, the groovy bass player and lead singer in The Time Flys, among many projects. Erin Emslie has traveled the world playing rock n’ roll since most of you were in diapers. Watch her demolish the drums at a skate park in California.
If there was an award for the best posture in rock, Emi, formerly of Shonen Knife, would win it. Perched in a perfectly upright stance with a disciplined smile, Emi is a force of nature to behold. With her badass gloves and Angelic singing voice, she is the beat baroness of Osaka, Japan. When White Mystery toured with Shonen Knife back in 2012, her song “Psychedelic Life” was our favorite.
Jose reminds me of a younger version of myself, if I had ten times more talent. Jose is the perfect combination of tight control and explosive volatility. He commands the stage and his band with shocking authority for his young age, while keeping guessing as to where his groove is going next. Keep an eye on this young star and watch Monarchy Over Monday cover The Replacements, “Alex Chilton.“
Mike is fucking amazing. His legendary tenure in the golden age lineup of Thee Oh Sees spawned hundreds of soundalikes and wannabes. His legacy as a worldwide touring musician is forever revered by the real rock and roll community, and his work ethic and drive was so mighty he needed to be replaced by two drummers. Watch his legendary performance of “The Dream” at Pitchfork Music Fest in 2012.
If White Mystery was one half of a Ying Yang, our other half would be The Black Tones, featuring Cedric and his twin sister Eva. Raw chemistry, effortless telepathy, and overflowing with charisma, Cedric and his sister are a force to be reckoned with. Watch them holler for they’re mama!
Karissa is one of the most determined drummers we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing develop over the course of a decade. She rocks a 5 piece all-maple Pearl Decade kit, and possesses a truly unique style. She’s the backbone of Wet Piss, Les Strychnine, Lil Tits, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, and Negative Scanner, and is the CEO of her own tape cassette label Eye Vibe Records.
Connor “Hammer Strength” Brodner is a true product of Chicago. Broad shouldered, determined, and unrelenting, he is the blue collar engine behind the world famous rock band Twin Peaks. A product of Chicago Public Schools and raised in the back yard DIY scene, Connor is a no nonsense hard worker that earned every bit of success that came his way. Check out this rad video for “Flavor.”
There are certain drummers in the DIY scene that prove themselves to be strong backbones of not just their bands, but their entire communities. Stef is an incredibly focused and trained drummer in Yoko and The Oh No’s, as well as a talented booker, promoter, and business woman. She knows what she wants and knows how to get it. Check out the amazing Yoko and The Oh No’s video Love U.
There is more to be said about Alejandro than this post can contain. He was a true artist, a brutal noise musician, and a frenetic and overwhelming drummer. He was an activist, a social worker, and a dear friend to all that knew him. He gave much of his own energy to lifting up those around him and propelling them to greatness. May his memory be eternal and his music be blasted at the great DIY show in the sky. Please enjoy this amazing video of Running at The Empty Bottle.Posted 01.29.21 Permalink to this story
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White Mystery nationwide tour, SXSW, West Coast shows!
03/11/17 Chop Shop Chicago, IL – https://goo.gl/TvytyS
03/14/17 Blind Tiger Kansas City, MO
03/18/17 SXSW Hotel Vegas Austin, TX
03/19/17 Burger Hangover Fest San Antonio, TX –https://goo.gl/Qgqc0f
03/20/17 Walter’s Downtown Houston, TX – https://goo.gl/AQmLCv
03/23/17 Kaiju Louisville, KY
03/24/17 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH – https://goo.gl/yodcH7
04/01/17 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI* – https://goo.gl/KExiGC
04/03/17 Memory Lanes Minneapolis, MN
04/07/17 Baby Bar Spokane, WA
04/08/17 The Shakedown Bellingham, WA*
04/09/17 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, BC — Canada*** –https://goo.gl/l9CQNd
04/10/17 Crocodile Cafe Seattle, WA *** –https://goo.gl/mqdUTf
04/11/17 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR*** – https://goo.gl/oL1I9v
04/13/17 The Chapel San Francisco, CA*** – https://goo.gl/KD5vlh
04/14/17 The Chapel San Francisco, CA*** – https://goo.gl/9FseKL
04/20/17 RECORD RELEASE The Monty Los Angeles, CA
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