Record Release Party
Friday, July 13, 2012, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Café ,Sculpture Court,Test Site
Henry Members, FREE // $10 includes museum admission
Image 4 / 4: Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music.
Celebrate the opening of The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl with an evening of art, music, and live performance!
Be the first to see the exhibition and check out the B-Side in the Henry’s Test Site to learn more about vinyl record production and explore some of the work being produced by labels here in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy libations and live musical performances from Slashed Tires and The Hive Dwellers. Mark Baumgarten will also read from his new book _Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music_. Sign up for a membership during the event for a chance to receive a limited edition lathe recording from the evenings performances, recorded LIVE by Mike Dixon of PIAPTK Records.
Spawned in the late double-O decade by Calvin Johnson at the Dub Narcotic Studio, the Hive Dwellers a band, a combo (as in combination) of disparate individuals who share a common love of rock’n’roll, library cards and railroad travel. When they emerge from the froth and frumble of their active bicycle-powered lives to make music, the Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny ((NOW)) with a love of pop music underground and it’s more vacuous mainstream distant cousins.
Slashed Tires is the ongoing musical endeavor/alias/band of Seattle based producer Kenneth M. Piekarski. It is music that experiments with beats, textures, and feelings while attempting to create new styles of music subverting subversions. I’ve overheard it described as “TenseWave”.
Award-winning writer and City Arts editor at large Mark Baumgarten is the author of Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music. Woven from the stories of the artists who were there, Love Rock Revolution tells the story of Olympia’s K Records, the underground record label that was started in 1982 by 19-year-old Calvin Johnson and went on to change international pop culture while maintaining its D.I.Y. roots.