Seaprog is a small new festival in Seattle presenting a showcase of regional and national avant-prog artists. The two headliners are Thinking Plague and miRthkon, with appearances by Jolanda, Moraine, and a reunited Tone Dogs.
by Jon Davis, Published 2013-03-27
Other Northwest area participants are Alex's Hand, Operation ID, Bone Cave Ballet, Monkey Bat, Dissonati, and Zhongyu. The Saturday and Sunday performances will take place in the Columbia City Theater, with a free Friday kickoff event at the nearby Royal Room. The plans also include some solo and duo sets in the front room of the Theater during main stage set changes. Among these smaller acts are avant-guitarist Bill Horist and bass/drums power duo Austenitic. More details are available on their web site.
Related artist(s): Bone Cave Ballet, Dissonati, Bill Horist, Moraine, Dennis Rea, Trimtab, Thinking Plague, Tone Dogs, miRthkon, Jolanda Moletta / She Owl, MonkeyBat, Alex's Hand, Operation ID, Zhongyu / Super Z Attack Team, Amy Denio, Fred Chalenor
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