After a few months spent plotting a killer day party with my good friends from Sonic Itch Music and Cubik Musik, we're excited to invite you to Above The Radar. It's taking place on March 13th at Trophy's on South Congress, with two stages and 12 different acts from all over the map. Whether you have a taste for guitar-swinging rock & roll or something a bit more dance friendly, you'll find it here.
We have a few people to thank in assisting with the production of this party. Do512 and the Blog Fresh Radio show are both providing generous support and promotion, which we couldn't do without. DJ DOJO and Nomad Sound are both coming through to provide some much needed equipment, and the Switchburn video team will be there to capture the action on film. Even the venerable Seattle music blog Sound On The Sound is on board to help make this a smashing good time. Doors are at noon and the music goes until 7pm. We hope to see you there!Below is detailed information on all of the artists playing Above The Radar, with an mp3 and review from each of them. You can use the widget at the top of this post to see video and more.
ON THE OUTSIDE STAGE
“Montreal’s indie guitar bands got plenty of coverage last year, but in 2008 they might be usurped by Ninja Tunes-signed hip-hop producer Poirier. The French-Canuck connoisseur of grime, booty bass, ragga and “world riddum idioms” makes music that is accessible, innovative and above all danceable.” - (The Independent)Tyler Fedchuk, My!Gay!Husband! and Tony X. They regularly host a "hands up singalong dance party" on Friday nights in their homeland of Vancouver, supplying sweat-filled hospitality for some of the hippest touring acts around. Check out some photos of their events at the link.
"Newcomers to the Austin scene, but already making a name for themselves are the young ladies of Lady Pterodactyl. The beat mavens compose infectious, heavy soundscapes that grow on you with every listen." - (Party Ends)
Montreal's Land of Talk spits out a kind of churning, bright, deliberately melodic rock that embodies the enduring spirit of youth -- that period in our lives marked by overwhelming optimism and uncorrupted naivety." - (Prefix Magazine)
It’s the brooding, dissonant guitars and ominous rhythms bringing visions of storm clouds and waves across the ocean that make this an under the radar gem." - (Harp Magazine)
"A message scrawled on the disc's back cover exhorts listeners to "play this record loud." And it isn't an idle request. This Seattle-based quartet's garage-style punk rock erupts with fury and frenzy." - (eMusic)(Austin Chronicle)