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Emrg+N+See Schedule and Preview

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Electronic music festival Emrg+N+See, now in its seventh year, is this weekend. A bunch of acts who’ve played in Bend — including our own SPL — are among the many worthy artists in Macleay, about 20 minutes outside of Salem.

There are a lot of reasons to make the 2 1/2-ish hour drive out to this festival. One is this shiny, happy promo video, Emrg+N+See Love Hype!, and here are just a few of the others:


Eugene-based emcee and producer Lafa Taylor is playing at 9 a.m. Saturday. Check out his video for Rollin’ Dough. Good stuff.

LYNX and Janover, playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the main stage, are definitely worth checking out. This duo is made of a female MC (who beatboxes!) and a nationally renowned hammered dulcimer player. Good beats and airy melodies make for a pretty chilled-out, mostly downtempo experience. (Also check out LYNX with Kyrstyn Pixton at the Nectar Pot Stage, 2 a.m. Sunday — I have no predictions but Pixton is a formerly Portland-based, now San Francisco-based keyboardist with a great voice. She’s also playing at 4:30 a.m. Saturday at the D’Ohm Stage.)

Bend native SPL, a.k.a. Sam Pool, will be playing at 8 p.m. Saturday at the D’Ohm Stage. This producer has been, according to his bio, venturing recently into the “depths of dub-hop infused hyper-bass music,” making his show a “unique and highly energetic experience.” Listen local! (And eat local — DJ Smoke of Spork and The Grove fame will also be at Emrg-N-See with a Grove food booth.)

saQi Ensemble is playing at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Classically-trained composer and trumpet player saQi of Portland will be backed probably by multi-instrumentalist Russ Liquid and Taylor Aglipay on guitar and sax. I’ve only seen him perform solo, but it was pretty funky with those horns over electronic sounds and beats. Likely to be dancey.

Of course if you’re into bass, you can expect and enjoy plenty of heavy dubstep from the likes of Bass ScienceFree the Robots (“devastating drums”), SPL and others.

You can see the full schedule here. Who else is worth checking out? Leave your pitch in the comments.

(Disclosure: I am in a romantic relationship with one of the artists playing at Emrg+N+See this year.)

May 15 in GO! Magazine

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Good morning, soldier! Today I submit to you yet another GO! Magazine chock full of my scribblings on music:

-Local collective The Mostest is back with a new, sort-of-live album and a world-beat-flavored lineup. Read about them here. And here’s a song from that album for your downloading pleasure (you may need to right click or control click and choose “Save Link As”):

The Mostest, “One More Wave”

-Tonight, you can see seven fine local bands for a grand total of $7. Well, $7 before food and drink and more drink. I wrote seven words about each of the bands. My favorite: “Larry and His Flask: Let yourself drown in the acoustic maelstrom.” Read the rest here.

-Students in the Sisters High School Americana Project songwriting program have completed a CD of their songs, and they’ll play those songs live on Saturday night at their school. Get the details here.

-For the penultimate time this year, I recap “American Idol.” This week: A mild shocker!

-Also on tap this week: Classic rockers The Lonely H at Players, reggae star Perfect at The Summit, and return visits by Floater, Jackstraw and Lynx and Jamie Janover.

And … oh, heck, here’s a song from The Lonely H’s upcoming album “Concrete Class” that you can download, too:

The Lonely H, “Diggin’ A Hole”

As always, not all of these articles will be available to non-subscribers (though anyone can grab the MP3s), so if you want to read everything, either subscribe online or pick up a copy of The Bulletin.