SEAPROG, the prog festival held in the great city of Seattle will hold it’s 6th edition on June 7-9, 2019. Two moonjunista artists will be taking the stage at the festival: MARBIN (from Chicago) and Stick Men’s MARKUS REUTER (from Berlin, Germany who is performing in the avant prog duo with former King Crimson member, TREY GUNN. Also performing are ’70s Swedish prog legends TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET, the very talented JULIE SLICK of Adrian Belew Trio and her band ECHOTEST, another Chicago’s heavy weight DISTRICT 97, FARMHOUSE from Northern California, as well local Washington state bands THE SHEEN, DUST MICE, TROOT, MOON LETTERS, YESOD and IMMENSITY CRUMB.
SEAPROG website: www.seaprogfest.org
SEAPROG is run by two moonjunistas from Seattle, Dennis Rea and Jon Davis, as well as John Reagan, Joe Fischer, Dave McLelland, and Tom Prather, all longtime enthusiasts and ambassadors of the local progressive music cause. My old friend Dennis Rea has appeared on 6 albums on MoonJune Records: 3 albums with his band Moraine – Manifest Density, Metamorphic Rock, and Groundswell; the self-titled album from collective improv combo Iron Kim Style; and Dennis’ solo album Views From Chicheng Precipice. He also guested on Seattle-based Zhongyu’s self-titled album, and MJR is planning two other releases featuring Dennis: Moraine’s next album, as well as Dennis’ sophomore solo release on MoonJune, Giant Steppes. Jon Davis’ band Zhongyu’s self-titled album was also released on MoonJune Records.
SEAPROG provides a public showcase for adventurous progressive musicians from the Pacific Northwest and beyond that honors the seriousness of their art. As the region’s only annual festival devoted to progressive rock music, SEAPROG serves an audience of keen enthusiasts whose tastes have been largely ignored by both the mainstream and alternative music industries and media alike.
SEAPROG tilts decidedly toward the more adventurous reaches of the genre rather than long-established historical precedents – a bracing contrast to the ‘Golden Age’ nostalgia that’s overtaken the music in some quarters. This is not a value judgment; SEAPROG’s organizers revere many of the ‘old school’ progressive bands as much as anyone, it’s just that there are already plenty of festivals devoted to that sort of thing, but very few focusing on exploratory progressive music of the here and now. SEAPROG is also unusual in its inclusivity, both musical (in terms of freely mingling influences) and social (in terms of gender and cultural representation among Seaprog performers). Operated as a nonprofit organization, Seaprog is and will remain a labor of love rather than a typical business venture.
Check the info on the previous editions of the festival, 2013-2017:
June 7, 2019
7:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: THE SHEEN
8:00pm – Columbia City Theater Front Room: DUST MICE
9:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: TROOT
11:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET
June 8, 2019
7:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: MOON LETTERS
8:00pm – Columbia City Theater Front Room: YESOD
9:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: MARKUS REUTER & TREY GUNN
11:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: MARBIN
June 9, 2019
6:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: FARMHOUSE ODYSSEY
8:00pm- Columbia City Theater Front Room: ECHOTEST
9:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: IMMENSITY CRUMB
11:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: DISTRICT 97
For more info on individual artists: http://seaprogfest.org/artist/index/2019.html
$35 per each festival’s day, and $90 for all 3 days (a real bargain to see 12 great bands).
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