Spotlight Olympia VII: The New Blood

Timothy Grisham / April 21, 2012
Photo Credit: Timothy Grisham

Today is one of those epic spring days in Olympia where you can cruise from a free, outdoor show featuring all locals: Living Eyes, Tranfixed, and Bone Sickness; then pop up the hill to the library for a show featuring more awesome bands: Broken Water and Screaming Females.

Northern: The Olympia All Ages Project:

Olympia’s all ages venue, Northern, has found a new home on Legion Way. The venue, formerly located on 4th Ave, is now located at 414 1/2 Legion Way.

The Olympia All Ages Project is celebrating its new digs by holding an art event during Olympia’s, twice annual, Arts Walk.The show features the work of Judith Baumann, Iris Porter, Rhett Thomas Nelson and J. Hukee.

It appears that the first live music event will be held on Sunday, May 5. The event will feature the music of Craig Extine and the Exiles (featuring members of Western Hymn), and is a book reading for the new novel by Sam McPheeters (formerly of Born Against and Mens Recovery Project).

Gun Outfit Ending:

Gun Outfit has played their last local show. After fulfilling some remaining dates with No Age, Ceremony, Screaming Females and the Chaos in Tejas Fest, the band seems to be ceasing to exist.

Remaining Gun Outfit dates:

5/27 – The New Parish; Oakland, CA w/ Ceremony and Big Kids
5/31-6/3 Chaos in Tejas; Austin, TX
6/1 – The Beauty Ballroom; Austin, TX w/ No Age, Screaming Females and Ceremony

Bandcamp Top 15 (as of 4/21/12):

1. (position last week 1, weeks on list 7) Christian Mistress — Possession
2. (4, 7) RVIVR — Dirty Water EP
3. (4, 7) Kickball — Everything is a Miracle
4. (New) Mikah Sykes — Love Consequences and Serenity
5. (10, 4) Briana Marela – Water Ocean Lake
6. (8, 7) Broken Water — Peripheral Star
7. (14, 2) Romanteek — Fairies, Death and Other Animals
8. (3, 7) Crumbs — Hallow Tongue
9. (5, 4) Dance Archy – Dance Archy
10. (7, 4) Arrington de Dionyso — Songs of Pyschic Fire Vol. 4
11. (6, 7) Happy Noose — Happy Noose
12. (12, 7) Generifus — I Don’t Have to Worry
13. (New) Sunshine & Irony — A Bullet by Any Other Name
14. (15, 3) Meowtain — Meowtain EP
15. (New) Upside Drown — Upside Drown

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