Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand July 17 at Blue Moon


MCMC at SIFF 2015


A family from a 1950s gas commercial has no idea about the post-apocalyptic world to come. Film by STEVE DEMAS. Featuring Doug Lane, Mark Ostrowski.

Music by Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand (Jeffrey Taylor/John Seman/Mark Ostrowski) Live recordings by John Seman


SIFF Alternate Worlds Thursday, May 21 8:30 SIFF UptownFLEGstillB

Daughters of the Lonesome Isle – recorded live at Lo-Fi, Seattle

Daughters of the Lonesome Isle is John Seman, contrabass; Wally Shoup, alto sax; Bill Horist, guitar and Vietnamese moon lute; Scott Adams, accordion; Bob Rees, vibraphone and percussion; Greg Campbell, tuba, cornet, and percussion.

Recorded live by John Seman at Lo-Fi Seattle 2015/04/15 for Zero-G Concerts

MOTHER MANIA – May 10 at Lo-Fi

Musicians from Monktail Creative Music Concern, Geist and the Sacred Ensemble, Ask The Ages, and Diminished Men celebrate Sam’s & Omaima’s 100th birthdays (ha!) and Mother’s Day

The Futhers :
John Seman bass, Simon Henneman and Brian Heaney guitars, Mark Ostrowski drums -play music by The Mothers and Frank Zappa

Albert Fish 4:
Simon Henneman, Mark Ostrowski, John Seman and Kate Olson on baritone sax perform Thelonious Monk tunes done like a carnivorous free jazz meets hardcore band.

and special guests

LoFi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave E # B, Seattle, Washington 98109

Sunday, May 10

$5 / 21+ / early 7pm show

Non Grata and Special OPS #tbt [2001-2002]

Non Grata recording sessions, July 2002

Monktail Creative Music Concern – NON GRATA


Stephen Parris discusses art prepared by Mark Ostrowski for Special O.P.S. Requiem for NYC and Ostrowski/Seman duets and solos CD-R packaging, November 2001, Seattle.
Special O.P.S. Requiem for NYC


Lil Coop and Justified Remains video

Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand – Live At The Comet [tape]

First ever release by Seattle’s secret weapon against the tech squares and yuppie droolers! Jeffery Taylor (Climax Golden Twins) spins tall 6-string tales with his guitar and the crowd bows down before an ascended master. Vets of the NW improv-wars, Mark Ostrowski,and John Seman unleash a barrage of sounds via drums and stand-up bass that toss genres like dirty underwear, leaving the inner ear dizzy and thirsting for more…lots more. It’s equal parts groovy, LOUD, and out there for more than just a minute. Live, improvised chanteys for squirming larvae everywhere, “Live At The Comet” is a document from a town that doesn’t even know what’s good for it.

Jeffrey Taylor – guitar

Mark Ostrowski – drums

John Seman – bass

recorded by John Seman at The Comet Sept. 25, 2013

released 24 November 2014 by Eiderdown Records

Limited edition cassette…edition of 100…green and black screen prints on pink stock, drawn by Max Clotfelter