Friday, April 24, 2015

May Days


8pm Friday, May 1, 2015
Teatro de la Psychomachia
1534 1st Ave S Seattle, Washington 98134

BEAUTY SCHOOL (San Francisco CA)
Matt Chandler, bass guitar
Tom Djll, trumpet & electronics
Jacob-Felix Heule, percussion & electronics

Nicole Carr, voice & electronics

Bill Horist, prepared guitar
Greg Kelley, amplified trumpet


8pm Thursday, May 8, 2015
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Dennis Rea, electric guitar
Tom Zgonc, drums
Free/jazz stalwart Wally Shoup joins the guitarist & drummer of progressive rock torch-bearers Moraine for "avant improv of the swashbuckling sort"?

"Abolition of logic"..."abolition of memory"..."abolition of archaeology"..."abolition of prophets"..."abolition of future"...

Seller of wines and author of Oulipoian "constrained" novels such as "Never Again," "in which no word is used more than once."

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thursday, March 19th, Solo at The Chapel, Seattle

8pm, March 19, 2015
$5-$15 donation at the door
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

ZE BIB! (Oakland CA)
Shanna Sordahl: cello, electronics
Robert Lopez: percussion

Greg Kelley: solo trumpet

Wally Shoup Sax Trio + One

Wally Shoup: alto saxophone
Jacob Zimmerman: alto saxophone
Neil Welch: tenor saxophone
Carmen Rothwell: acoustic bass

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th: Solo at Cafe Racer

8pm Friday, February 13, 2015
Cafe Racer
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA

Portland Bike Ensemble (crew from PDX -duh?- bringing bike/contact mic jammers)

Greg Kelley (vibrations of trumpet. Amplified? Acoustic? Mangled?) *

#tits (twin guitars shred/squeal. Pronounce it however.)

Biled Will (feeling sick at a pretend-rave in the basement of an old warehouse)

Pastor Prime will be hosting and talking about the new My Blood Valentine app on myspace vs Predator in between jammers.

* Amplified with Fender amplifier (no pedals).

Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 6, 9, 10: Seattle Improvised Music Festival & ancillary events...

8pm Friday, February 6th
30th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Night 2
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Christian Pincock (trombone), Chris Icasiano (drums)

Bill Nace (electric guitar), Wally Shoup (alto saxophone), Greg Kelley (trumpet)

Matthew Ostrowski (electronics), Susie Kozawa (found objects), Jessika Kenney (voice)

7pm Monday, February 9th
226 North Division St, Olympia, WA 98502

>> Bill Nace/Greg Kelley/Wally Shoup

8pm Tuesday, February 10th
5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98118

>>> Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Greg Kelley (trumpet), Paul Hoskin (baritone saxophone), Lori Goldston (cello), Greg Campbell (percussion)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015, Kestrel at The Blue Moon

After our 2nd duo gig together, Bill Horist & I decided to come up with a name. After some back and forth, we settled on Kestrel. We are not the 1st Kestrel. In 1975, a UK symphonic rock band of the same name released an eponymous LP, which was to be their sole contribution to recorded music. Guitarist Dave Black subsequently put in some time as David Bowie's guitarist. There is also a black metal Kestrel from Oregon who released 2 cassettes, one of which was released in 2011, the other of which saw an "unknown" release date. Adding to the musical cornucopia de Kestrel are a Kate Kestrel, a Bastard Kestrel, an American Kestrel and various plural Kestrels which are of no import to this conversation. A Kestrel Vintners from Woodinville, Washington, is likely worth investigating.

Our Kestrel christening will take place on Friday, January 23rd at The Blue Moon, the occasion being a  CD release party for The Spider Trio featuring the inimitable Wally Shoup on saxophone, guitarist Jeffrey Taylor (of Climax Golden Twins) & drummer Dave Abramson (of Grails, Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake). Wally asked Bill & I to play and thought it might be interesting if we played with a drummer for the occasion. As it so happens, my Boston colleague, percussionist Chris Strunk, will be in town at the time and will be joining Kestrel for this performance. Chris divides his time between the free improv (ie Deleuzer, Avoidance, Taps, Quits) and punk rock (cf Baja Blatz, Phantom Rides, Vile Bodies, Conversions) worlds.

Rounding out the evening will be Justified Remains featuring guitarist Simon Henneman (of Diminished Men), bassist John Seman and drummer Mark Ostrowski (the latter two of Monktail Creative Music Concern and heard here in Hound Dog Taylor's Band with the above Jeffrey Taylor).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saturday, December 20th, Solo at The Josephine

9pm Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Josephine
608 Nw 65th St. Seattle, WA

"Jesus for SinnersDustin Elrod's soul purifying electronic noise

Greg Kelley: Guy moved here from boston, might play trumpet????

Psybox Mushroom Exhibit: An Industrial Psychadelic mindtrip courtesy of Dylan Tetzlaff and co."

Death Masks: experimental ambient bedroom black metal from Andrew Maxson