Meet our 2006 Showcase bands!
DJ Cherry Canoe, Jett City, Stay Tuned, 1234, The Buttersprites, The Emergency, The Ruby Doe, The Cops, Kinski.
Mr. Spot's Chai House
DJ Kid Hops, Dub Championz, Georgetown Orbits, Wet City Rockers, Nuffsed.
DJ Scorpio, Maiden Seattle, Nigel Mustafa, Girth, Sunday Night Blackout, The Valley, The Hollowpoints, Bloodhag, Go Like Hell.
DJ Mamma Casserole, FCS North DJs, Joy Wants Eternity, Central Services (members of Math and Physics Club), The Lonely H, Cantona, Velella Velella, Mercir, Tim Seely.
Lock and Keel
DJ Johnny Horn, Alice Stuart, Charles White Band, The Bourbonites, Blue Healers, Tim Casey and the Bluescats, Jude Bowerman.
DJ Tamara, Suicide Jack, Na, Bill Horist, Picoso, Ficus Trio, Swampdweller, Wayne Horvitz.
SunTzu Sound DJs, Altered States of Funk, The Long Ranger, Choklate, Beehive, Beyond Reality.
For more info, or to vote for you favorite bands, go to www.seattleweekly.com/musicawards/.
Chicago transplant Fridrich leads his trio—with Lamar Lofton on upright bass and Johnny Conga on percussion—to new musical directions each week in the cafes and venues of Seattle. Well-versed in acoustic guitar and influenced by Eastern modalities, Fridrich is also known for using his harmonica as a "second voice," creating musical movements in which all the pieces sing. New Artist. 7 p.m.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Kunin came to Seattle to attend Cornish College, where she studied vocal improv. Kunin heard her voice as she heard other instruments, and "played" it as such before eventually swinging around and facing—head-on—the more ordered structures of pop music. Strains of the singer/songwriter/pianist's avant-garde training can still be heard in the sweet and sad songs she plays. Earlier this year, we described her as "Joni Mitchell times Beth Orton divided by peaceful open spaces." New Artist. 8 p.m.
Lenker's latest effort, 2005's King of Hearts (Singular), is the seventh album in five years from the former frontman of newgrass sensations the Barbed Wire Cutters. Bridging a gap between alt-country and rhythmic pop, Lenker's songwriting is marked by both rugged sentiment and heartfelt emotion while exuding the lived-to-tell-it honesty of his bluegrass roots. Americana/Folk/Country. 9 p.m.
Recess' genre-smashing sets are a staple of Shameless nights at Chapel, but he's also noted as an all-around supporter of the scene. Dropping everything from Cut Copy to Spank Rock into his mixes, he displays an infectious love of music that's kept him in the forefront of the Seattle club world. DJ/Turntablist. 10 p.m.
A poster boy for drum and bass in Seattle, DJ Zacharia was strongly influenced by his high-school punk-rock- playing days before discovering techno. What some describe as the punk rock of club music, DJ Zacharia found a happy medium in d'n'b. He founded the 360BPM collective in 1995 with four other DJs, to spread their love of the genre to Seattleites. Now working solo under the 360BPM moniker, DJ Zacharia continues rocking out and keeping clubbers moshing nightly. DJ/Turntablist. Midnight.