Eugene Chadbourne, Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand at Blue Moon 12/10

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Monktailfest: Moraine, The Futhers – 11/1 at LoFi

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Monktailfest: Moraine, The Futhers play Zappa/Sabbath, special guests at LoFi, 11/1, 8PM [note new date-was previously 10/29]

Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music & Community

MORAINE – Moraine is a shape-shifting Seattle-based instrumental quintet led by guitarist Dennis Rea and featuring ace instrumentalists Alicia DeJoie (violin), James DeJoie (woodwinds), Kevin Millard (bass), and Brian Oppel (drums).

THE FUTHERS – The Music of ZAPPA and SABBATH and maybe some other stuff. Simon Henneman, Brian Heaney, Mark Ostrowski, John Seman and Jody McKane as OZZY

SPECIAL GUESTS – precisely

Sunday, November 1,  8:00pm
LoFi
429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle




Monktailfest: 10/22 Gamelan Music of Stephen Fandrich, John Seman & Mark Ostrowski duets/solos

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Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music & Community

Gamelan Music of Stephen Fandrich

John Seman & Mark Ostrowski duets/solos

 

Thursday, October 22 8pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103




Monktailfest: 10/14 Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand, Tierra Magos, Evan Flory-Barnes

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Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music & Community

Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand
Jeffery Taylor, John Seman, Mark Ostrowski

Tierra Magos
Sam Yoda, Nicolas Gonzalez, David Davila

Evan Flory-Barnes

 

Wednesday, October 14 8pm
LoFi Seattle
429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98109




Monktailfest: Non Grata/Special O.P.S. at Earshot Jazz Festival

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Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music & Community

NON GRATA is the flagship big band of Seattle’s rabble rousing Monktail Creative Music Concern. Celebrating 15 years of improvised mayhem, Monktail founders bassist John Seman and drummer Mark Ostrowski have whipped up an orchestra of fiery NW legends for this rare performance.

Non Grata doses their large-scale free improvisation with cued material, comet chasing the cosmic trails of Sun Ra’s Arkestra, The Mothers, and Globe Unity Orchestra. Bay area guitarist Stephen Parris reunites with Ostrowski & Seman for an opening set by sonic spelunking noise guerrillas Special O.P.S.

TICKETS recommended:

http://www.strangertickets.com/events/27721976/monktail-creative-music-concern-15th-anniversary

Monday, October 26 – 7:30 – 9:30pm
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118




Monktailfest: 10/1 Flotation Device Live with Lori Goldston, Syrinx Effect, Heaney/Henneman/Rea Guitar Threesome

Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music & Community

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KBCS DJs and co-hosts of Flotation Device Jonathan Lawson and John Seman play records and host soloists/small ensembles featuring Lori Goldston, Syrinx Effect, Heaney/Henneman/Rea Guitar Threesome and other special guests
 
Thursday, October 1at 8pm
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave, Seattle




Monktailfest: 9/24 Mark Ostrowski’s Justified Remains, Neil Welch, Walrus Machine

Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music & Community

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Mark Ostrowski’s JUSTIFIED REMAINS (Mark Ostrowski-drums / John Seman-bass / Simon Henneman-guitar)

NEIL WELCH, saxophone / Dio Jean-Baptiste, drums / Carmen Rothwell, bass

WALRUS MACHINE (James McLallen, saxophone and company)

 

Thursday, September 24 8pm
Blue Moon Tavern
712 NE 45th St




Monktailfest: 9/18 Ask The Ages and Spite House Band

Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Monktailfest – Celebrating 15 years of Music + Community

Zero-G Concerts at the Chapel: Ask The Ages and Spite House Band
Friday, September 18 8:00pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103

Spite House Band (8pm)

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The Spite House Band blossomed out of weekly sessions of improvised music organized by composer/pianist/vocalist Stephen Fandrich with the Monktail Creative Music Concern. Fandrich now hosts these weekly events at his home, a long-time oasis for artists on Capitol Hill, in spite of manic high-rise development. Curated by a community of local musicians, the Spite House Series explores performer/artist intimacy and immediacy; music as energy, acoustic, kinetic, precise. Each week’s performance opens with an invocation by the Spite House Band featuring Stephen Fandrich (piano), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), and Bill Monto (saxophones). In celebration of Monktail’s 15th anniversary they will perform a special set in the acoustic womb that is the Good Shepherd Chapel.

 

Ask the Ages (9pm)

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Ask the Ages is a Seattle-based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (vibraphone), Brian Heaney (electric guitar), Kate Olson (saxophone/woodwinds), and John Seman (bass). The band has also collaborated with an international cast of stellar musicians including Stuart Dempster, Melissa Walsh, Archana Bennur, Bora Ju, and Dale Speicher. Among their influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, and Pharoah Sanders.




Monktail Anniversary Fest

Monktail Anniversary Fest

Celebrating 15 Years of Music + Community

9/1 Triple Door Musicquarium: John Seman’s Lil Coop Quintet 8pm

9/18 Zero-G Concerts at the Chapel: Ask The Ages, Stephen Fandrich 8pm

9/24 Blue Moon: Mark Ostrowski’s Justified Remains, Neil Welch, Walrus Machine 9pm

10/1 Vermillion: Flotation Device Live (KBCS DJs Jonathan Lawson & John Seman + guests) 8pm

10/14 Lo-Fi: Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand, Evan Flory-Barnes, Tierra Magos 8pm

10/22 Chapel: Ostrowski/Seman duets & solos, guests 8pm

10/26 EARSHOT FEST at the Royal Room: NON GRATA, Special O.P.S. 7:30pm

10/28 Vito’s: The Wally Shoup Quartet with Bob Rees, Seman, Ostrowski 9pm

10/29 11/1 Lo-Fi: Moraine, The Futhers play ZAPPA/SABBATH 8pm **new date**

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Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand July 17 at Blue Moon

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