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Wild Child rocked the night into a blissful state of all the feels. Not only am I a huge fan of them, but there was a room full of many more. I have Wild Child a handful of times in Seattle, Austin, Texas, and even won tickets to their show in San Francisco. I have been listening to them from the beginning. Once when I thought about getting a tattoo, and I briefly thought of getting the Wild Child logo permanently attached to my body. (I'm still tattoo'less though)
I knew the room was full of fans when I was up front taking photos I could hear harmonious waves of the audience singing towards the stage. It was the first show I have heard that many people sing along to all their songs, from their first newest album, Expectations, to their very first, Pillow Talk.
"Wild Child won't settle. For seven years now the Austin-based ensemble has carried its infectious blend of indie-pop and infectious melodies across the international music scene, charting viral hits and wrapping their arms around a diverse and dedicated fan base. But earlier this year when the band set out to make their fourth studio album, they found they had their hands full: After half a decade of maturation, the group had grown beyond its traditional writing and recording process." (Read More Here)
The moment this band got on stage it was pure fun and joy! From running around a keyboard while singing into a rotating mic, to jumping on a small wooden briefcase on stage and using it as another platform. At one point Stelth Ulvang invited someone from the audience to come up on the random. "I need someone who can really play though, more than just a few chords". a guy right behind gets noticed at as he says "I can do it. I am a jazz musician, I got this!" He is invited to hop on stage, and once he does he gets so down with it! Not only is the audience in shock and feeling giddy, but the band is impressed as well.
"We will be celebrating 4:20 on stoner time this year, a day late, and Earth Day a day early! Right smack-DAB in the middle of those two fabulous days is 4/21, a Saturday! We invite you to join us, just north of seattle in shoreline at Alive Juice Bar for some magical herbalicious funky plant jams in honor of both our Mother Earth and our mother ganja! "
"Its okay to stare at an employees ass if you are discreet about it"
The musical love child between the saucey Psychedelic Miss Frizzle & the wild boi of Seattle band gypsywolf Wesley Thomas
A groovy, Seattle-based live electronic trio that blends elements of trance fusion and disco as they create a unique sonic canvas during every performance.
Mindglitchstudio by Jade Mindglitch
Stones and Hand Crafted Jewlery
Lucidity music and arts festival has been taking place in the Santa Barbara Mountains on a beautiful land called Live Oak. It has been an annual tradition to come out and play with this community, to meet new friends and to build upon the relationships you had already made in the past. Beginning in 2012 Lucidity first 6 years were all about exploring through a lucid dream, now for the next 6 years, the chapters will reveal how to embody lucid living.
I hold so much gratitude for this space that is created and built up for the community. For this place to exist because this is where we can dive deep into the creative state, where the tribe can dance around and play, where we can all act silly and co-create with each other. Where enlightening conversations strike up around each corner and new friends are made and relationships of many kinds can be amplified to a higher state. This is the space for all of that.
Lucidity is seriously one of my favorite places to be in the world. If you haven't gone, have never heard about it, or are just on the fence, just start planning for next year. It's completely worth every moment.
" Our mission is to strengthen community through the fostering of the following values:
1. Participation and immersion in the artistic process
2. Personal growth and global healing
3. Awake and aware consciousness
4. Environmental and social responsibility
5. Family fun and creative play
6. Communal reciprocity
7. Transparency "
The Nook Stage
The Dusty Barrel
Frick or Frack
Branches Mobile Gallery
Mixed + Mingled!
Strike + Clean up
Keep your eyes peeled for those Lucidity tickets 2019!
3 bands, 2 from Seattle and 1 from Chile! From rhythm and soul to dropping funktronica, The Central Saloon had an audience that appreciated the music in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle.
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A very beautiful band that brought the beats all the way from Chile. Fármacos has a big following and there was not one moment where I felt that they weren't giving it their all on stage.
Synth Pop, New Wave, Nu Disco, Funktronica
The High Council puts on another groovy show at the Substation in Seattle. Folks, we got some professionals in the house! If anyone is in the area, this show is not one to miss.
Who: Jordan Lowe - A singer soulful songwriter
What: Making Music
When: Oct 2017
Where: Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle Washington
Why: It's like angels whispering in your ears
Links to his work - https://www.facebook.com/swingsettheband/
"The Tipsy Gypsies started as a gypsy jazz group over 5 years ago but has since evolved into a full electric group that plays a lively repertoire of Blues, Jazz, and Pop music from the 1910’s to the 2010’s."
To sum it up, this band did it right! Kudos for rocking the house The Siren in Morro Bay, California!
It wouldn't be the same Lucidity we know and love without the wonderful crew who puts Branches Mobile Gallery together, the artists who fill in space with their creations and crafts, the musicians and DJ's who produce waves of sound vibrations to get us in motion, and to Melissa Redwood Sprout CommuniTea - for filling us up with the good stuff and looking like a tea boss all day - every day!
"Branches Mobile Gallery is a traveling fine art gallery as well as a stage & shade structure design company. By creating a warm, well-lit, site responsive earthen Gallery environment Branches Mobile Gallery brings artists and event participants together. Utilizing bamboo, branches, lighting and fabrics we showcase the best multi-genre contemporary art being created today."
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Located South of L.A. and tucked between Anaheim and Irvine is a little place called Boogaloo.
This was my first Boogaloo, and I was told it was going to be a party. Friday night a wind storm blew in, and many people (including our camp :( ) lost their pop up tents. So now finding shade during the day was important to some, including us. During the night, the burner vibe came alive. There was dust, wind, lights, hoops, renegade stages, ect...
One of the best things about Boogaloo is that it doesn't overwhelm you with FOMO. I felt, relaxing in camp, even reading a bit, like I wasn’t missing anything too critical.
This isn’t a bad thing in my book.
Other festivals, chock full of workshops, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, and mind blowing art, they give you that feeling that you’re missing out on what could be a moment that alters the course of your life forever. If you’re sitting at camp, you might just end up the wrong person you were meant to become. How exhausting.
No, Boogaloo has dropped the Mountain Jam from its name. And in its place, it’s finding the moniker of an “Art Car Festival” to be quite effective. Gone was the dirty grit from these dung beetles. The new aesthetic is art deco and LEDs.
The day time vibes are full of shaded hangouts, warm weather urging you to dress as minimally as possible. Come sundown, the Burner feel is in full effect.
In fact, the dress code could be defined as “Burning Man Casual.” This isn’t the overdone and over-manicured look of a night at A-Bun-Dance. No one seemed all that focused on looking like they were getting ready for the Festival Golden Globes. Plenty of jeans and t-shirts to go around.