How often do you drive your car to a show? When we're always on the go, it can be easy to settle for convenience without considering the consequences — like the fact that each gallon of gasoline used puts 20 pounts of CO2 in the air. It's a harsh reality that's easy to displace from your mind but that doesn't mute the results. Enter Coltura: a local nonprofit whose mission is to create a Gasoline-Free America by 2040. This Friday, they'll show just how practical it is to happen with the first ever No Gasoline concert at Lo-Fi with a local line featuring avant-jazz group Industrial Revelation, drum and saxophone duo Bad Luck, and cellist Lori Goldston. Local visual artist Kevin Blanquies (who often works with Seattle band CHARMS) will also be on site projecting videos throughout the evening.
Coltura is serious about their message, even opting to transport all the musicians to the show via electric cars. But what about concertgoers? Lo-Fi, like many venues within the city, is located in a prime spot for public transportation. Coltura suggests taking the #8 bus from Capitol hill, the #40 from Ballard, the C-line from West Seattle, the #70 from the U-District, and the 545 from Bellevue. If you can't take the bus, consider taking a bike, walking, or use an electric car! This show is a great way to test out just how easy it can be to live a gasoline free life in Seattle while also experiencing some great local art.
Doors open at 9 pm and tickets are $7 — you can buy them here.
Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring versatile songwriter Jenn Champion, who plays KEXP Rocks the Dock this Saturday at Waterfront Park.
One of the most exciting exhibits opening in Seattle this summer is Bowie by Mick Rock, a collection of 65 photographs by Bowie's personal photographer Mick Rock. And this Friday, June 30th, Mo'Pop kicks off the exhibit with Hot Tramp, I Love You So, an opening reception as dazzling as the show i...
This Saturday, KEXP is heading down to Waterfront Park to "Rock the Dock" with a lineup with acts from all around the Northwest. This FREE, all-ages event includes performances from Portland punks The Thermals, Seattle's power-pop enthusiasts Bread & Butter, versatile Seattle songwriter Jenn ...
UPDATE: Light in the Attic write "due to circumstances out of our control, the listening party has been re-scheduled for Sunday, June 25th at Noon." More info here.