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    Seaprog 2019

    Official announcement:

    Hark, aficionados of adventurous rock music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond – Seaprog is elated to announce our 2019 festival headliners: Trettioåriga Kriget, Marbin, and District 97! Read on for the tantalizing details. Festival passes are on sale now. (Single-day tickets will be available after all bands have been announced; nontaxable donations are also welcomed anytime via Seaprog's nonprofit fiscal sponsor Shunpike at the same link.)

    Trettioåriga Kriget (Friday, June 7)
    Trettioåriga Kriget (“Thirty Years War”) is a Swedish progressive rock band formed in 1970 in Saltsjöbaden, southeast of Stockholm, while they were still teenagers. Their first album came out in 1974, and from then until they temporarily ceased activity in 1981 they were one of the most prominent bands in Scandinavian rock. In 2002, the members got back together for some reunion shows and to record a couple of new songs for a planned Best-Of album, but found that they had more to give. They came up with a full album of new material, and have been working ever since. Seaprog is proud to present the third U.S. appearance of Trettioåriga Kriget, and their first on the West Coast.

    Marbin (Saturday, June 8)
    Marbin is an incandescent Chicago-based progressive jazz-rock band with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained the attention of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. The band regularly plays in clubs all over the U.S. and in jam and jazz festivals around the world, and has released nine albums to date on MoonJune Records and other labels.

    District 97 (Sunday, June 9)
    District 97 was formed in the fall of 2006, drawing upon influences ranging from heavy metal to avant-garde jazz. After working instrumentally for a time, the group decided to add a vocalist, and recruited the powerful Leslie Hunt. With their hard-hitting melodic sound, they’ve been thrilling audiences at festivals in both North America and Europe. The band also collaborated with John Wetton, first in the studio and then recording a live album with him in 2013 that contained classic King Crimson tracks.


    Seaprog 2019 tickets / donations:
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    Seaprog 2019 Artist page: http://seaprogfest.org/artist/index/2019.html

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    I wouldn't mind seeing Dist 97.

    You live in Bothell? You've probably seen my work, yellow and red paint on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    I wouldn't mind seeing Dist 97.

    You live in Bothell? You've probably seen my work, yellow and red paint on the ground.
    So YOU'RE the guy that paints the Fire Lanes in the parking lots?.....
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    Trettioåriga Kriget! Wow. That is quite a score for the fest. They had a nice renaissance in the 00s with some strong albums possibly their best ever. I admit they've fallen off my radar more recently.

    Now if I could just get out of that conference I agreed to attend in North Carolina that weekend! So sorry, I seem to have gotten on a plane to Seattle by accident...
    Last edited by arturs; 02-08-2019 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    I wouldn't mind seeing Dist 97.

    You live in Bothell? You've probably seen my work, yellow and red paint on the ground.
    Impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    So YOU'RE the guy that paints the Fire Lanes in the parking lots?.....
    Nope. I locate underground utilities, namely gas and power

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Nope. I locate underground utilities, namely gas and power
    I worked with one of those guys when the fiber optic cable was being put in. He taught me water dowsing/divining.
    "If you want to see the true nature of humanity, just look at the internet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Nope. I locate underground utilities, namely gas and power
    Ever work the Greenwood district?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    water dowsing/divining.
    I use a transmitter/receiver set. I've played around with "witching" or "divining" but never for an actual locate job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Ever work the Greenwood district?
    sure, but not recently. Mostly the 405 corridor lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    I use a transmitter/receiver set. I've played around with "witching" or "divining" but never for an actual locate job.
    Oh, they used the locators too. But when things were inconclusive, they broke out the clothes hanger pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Oh, they used the locators too. But when things were inconclusive, they broke out the clothes hanger pieces.
    I'd be fired if I admitted to using that 'method' of locating

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    My grandfather had a few stories of hiring dowsers. One was hired to find the best place for a well and was able to predict the depth and flow rate. On a couple other occasions a dowser was hired to find leaks in underground water pipes. The more notable one involved chipping a 6-inch hole in the concrete barn floor, confirming the leak was in the spot indicated by the dowser.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    sure, but not recently. Mostly the 405 corridor lately
    Maybe my reference was too obscure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Oh I understood. Even though PSE tried to throw their locating company under the bus it was baseless. PSE changed the locating contractor anyway, insinuating blame, but like I said, baseless. PSE resented that then contractor USIC had the gaul to defend themselves and not eat the fault so that PSE could save face.

    Turned out that it was an undocumented stub (a portion of a gas service or main that has been capped and sealed but not abandoned). It was not in the prints and even certain old services that were listed as abandoned were still under pressure. Many stubs and abandoned lines are plastic and devoid of tracer wire.

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    The Seaprog Central Committee is elated to announce two major additions to the 2019 festival lineup: Troot and EchoTest! Festival passes are available now at https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx…

    Troot, the brainchild of Seattle composer, pianist, and conductor Tim Root, is quite simply the most impressive new Pacific Northwest progressive musical offering we've heard in ages. Trained in composition by some of the mavericks of the avant-garde, Tim also received piano instruction from a student of Rachmaninoff. His writing for his international ensemble Troot weaves together complex rhythmic constructs, slippery melodies that never seem to settle onto a pitch center, and unique harmonies that can defy understanding while sounding grounded in tradition. For his debut album, he recruited an all-star cast of musicians from around the world (including a number of Seattle standouts), many of whom will be joining him for the Seaprog performance, which will be their debut live outing.
    http://trootmusic.com/
    http://troot.bandcamp.com/

    EchoTest was formed by two bassists, Julie Slick (of Adrian Belew’s band) and Marco Machera, who started working together as a duo and then expanded the project into a full band with the addition of drummer Alessandro Inolti. (All three will also be performing with Troot.) With their extensive touring schedule, they’ve won over audiences around the world with a unique mixture of sophisticated music and clever songwriting that is simultaneously challenging and accessible.
    http://julieslick.com/
    http://julieslick.bandcamp.com/

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    Good Afternoon!

    The Troot release is relatively new to my collection and gets a BIG nod of approval from me. If they are now playing live... Perhaps they would enjoy playing the ProgDay stage. I am quite sure there would be many who would enjoy seeing them perform!

    Hmmmmmm…. never have been to the North West!


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    Thanks for the HU on the Troot. Dat shit is da troot! I bought a CD, I think there's a lot of people here who would like that one, but it looks pretty limited, so act fast!
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    More lineup announcements:

    Markus Reuter / Trey Gunn

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    Markus Reuter — Touch guitar, electronics
    Trey Gunn — Warr guitar, electronics
    Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn are two musicians whose names are well-known in the world of progressive and experimental music. Gunn was a member of the 90s incarnation of King Crimson, and has worked extensively as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. He has recently been touring with Security Project, interpreting the music of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. Markus Reuter has been a member of Stick Men with Crimson alumni Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto since about 2011, and has more other collaborations and projects than can be counted, ranging from compositions for chamber orchestra and string quartets to electronic improvisations and production work. We are thrilled to be putting these two together on the Seaprog stage, and eagerly anticipating what they’ll come up with. Reuter and Gunn are two of the world’s most prominent proponents of tapping instruments, and will also be doing a seminar while in Seattle.

    Moon Letters

    Members:
    Michael Trew — Vocals, guitar, flute
    Dave Webb — Guitar
    Mike Murphy — Bass
    John Smith — Keyboards
    Kelly Mynes — Drums
    Moon Letters is a Seattle-based band with a lineup featuring members of Autumn Electric, Wah Wah Exit Wound, Panther Attack!, Bone Cave Ballet, Cumberland Big Band, Bill Green Quartet, Cantrip, Chaos and the Cosmos, Spacebag, and probably a few more that we missed. Suffice it to say these guys know what they’re doing, and they’ve come up with a style that hearkens back to the classic days of progressive rock without merely copying the sounds. Their music is a test case in how to write songs about knights and mythical creatures without sounding twee and foolish. They proved to be a big hit at Seaprog 2017, and they've got a lot of new material to share for a return engagement.

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    Farmhouse Odyssey

    Members:
    Aaron Laughlin — Guitar, vocals
    Alex Espe — Keyboards, vocals
    Alex Pepe — Guitar
    Ian Taylor — Bass
    Thatcher Holvick-Norton — Drums
    Farmhouse Odyssey was formed in 2012 in a small farmhouse in the small town of Arcata in Northern California by a group of college students. Inspired by some of the classics of progressive rock as well as many sounds beyond that, they developed a style that blends complexity and accessibility. Seaprog is happy to be bringing this deserving and under-recognized band to our stage.

    The Sheen

    Members:
    Brock Muench — Drums, percussion
    Justin Benz — Bass, synthesizer, vibraphone
    Kellan McLaughlin — Guitar, percussion
    Riley Reasor — Guitar, synthesizer, vocals
    Jonathan Sherman — Drums, percussion
    The Sheen is a band from Bellingham that has been very active lately, releasing two albums in 2018 despite having turnover in personnel. Their sound encompasses math rock, noise, improvisation, and a touch of insanity for a unique style that Seaprog fans should enjoy.

    Dust Mice


    Members:
    Pat — Keyboards, vocals
    Robbie — Guitar
    Nate — Sax
    Lewis — Bass
    Zane — Drums
    No Seaprog would be complete without a dose of space rock. OK, maybe it would, but we’re glad to have skilled practitioners of the cosmic art on board. Dust Mice is a Seattle space rock band that was formed in 2016

    Yesod

    Members:
    William Wolford — Guitar, banjo, ukulele, percussion
    Ahmad Yousefbeigi — Percussion, trumpet, violin
    Jon Davis — Stick, percussion
    Bill Wolford and Ahmad Yousefbeigi have been collaborating in various configurations of Yesod for more than ten years, producing spontaneous soundscapes blending sounds from around the world, both ancient and modern. Over the years, they have collaborated with a number of different musicians, but the esthetic of exploration free of the confines of jazz, rock, or any other specific genre has remained constant.

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