Debora Petrina is an Italian composer, singer, and instrumentalist with a widely varied career spanning the worlds of modern Classical music and art rock. Her 2009 debut album, In Doma, featured such guests as Elliott Sharp and Amy Kohn, and earned a spot on David Byrne's web radio. She has since worked with Byrne, Seattle phenom Jherek Bischoff, John Parish, Mike Sarin, Paolo Fresu, and others.
She has the unusual honor of having a piece published by Edition Peters signed with John Cage.
Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews — Vocals, keyboards, horns
Sam Veatch — Drums, percussion
General Mojo's (formerly Key Project) is a Seattle band led by Dune Butler, who brings his love of British Invasion music from the 60s along with more modern bands. He is joined by fellow travelers met at the UW and elsewhere, and together they make far-ranging (and far-reaching) music that provides surprises at every turn.
One of the founding fathers of progressive space rock, Nik Turner (sax, flute, vocals) will psychedelicize the Seaprog stage with a specially assembled cast of Seattle creative music luminaries, including electric violinist Alicia DeJoie (Moraine), legendary Seattle musician/producer Jack Endino (Earthworm, Skinyard), synthesist Ffej (Tempered Steel), drummer Jack Gold-Molina (Spectral Waves), guitarist Dennis Rea (Moraine), and others tba. This cosmic collective will perform tracks from throughout Nik's career, including classics by Hawkwind, Space Ritual, Inner City Unit, Sphynx, and Space Fusion Odyssey.
Isthmusia is a young band out of Kingston, Washington, proving that you really can't guess where good music will be made. They are nothing if not eclectic, blending heavy elements with lighter sounds, powerful crashing with tricky math rock.
Johnny Unicorn — Guitar, saxophones, accordion, synthesizer, vocals
Naomi Adele Smith — Keyboards, vocals
Chris Barrios — Drums, guitar
Jesse Mercury — Drums, bass, vocal
Adriana Tapia — Vocals
With a name like Johnny Unicorn, you know you're in for some serious downbeat tunes full of doom and gloom... not. He's a California singer-songwriter now resident in Seattle, and aside from producing a string of fine albums under his own name, he's the bass player for local favorites Autumn Electric.
It has been described as eclectic and quirky, like They Might Be Giants mixed with Frank Zappa, yet moody and expansive, like a mournful space whale. With the help of his Jam Unit, Johnny Unicorn will take you on an epic journey spanning a wide range of the rock spectrum, including the world's first progressive rock exercise song and the world's last progressive rock song about pimples. Put on your headbands and get ready to prog out with your Korg out!
Steve Turnidge — Bass, mastering, metaphors, vocalizations
John Reagan — Drums, percussion, vocals, enthusiasm
Carl Marti Germain — Guitars, eyes-closed Frippisms
Christian Heilman — Keyboards, mixing, tea
Magick Pagoda came about when Christian Heilman of Mixerguy Studio decided to put together a group of musicians with prog influences to improvise in the studio and develop ideas. "The ideas became compositions for me to paint on and apply mix experiments to," he adds. "We would add overdubs onto the roughs and suddenly these pieces finished themselves, sorta."
MoeTar is a Bay Area band formed by singer Moorea Dickason and bassist/songwriter/lyricist Tarik Ragab, who are joined by a talented crew of musicians, including Matt Lebofsky, a Seaprog veteran who appeared with miRthkon in 2013. Like many of the best bands, their music defies easy categorization, but their progressive leanings are more than obvious.
Led by celebrated Seattle guitarist Simon Henneman, Northern Cantrips weaves a singular tapestry of improvisation-laden original compositions and reinterpretations of bebop, modern Brazilian music, tango, hip hop, and progressive rock.
Mike Peterson — Drums
Andy Sells — Bass
Igor Abuladze — Guitar
Nosretep was formed in 2011 by drummer Mike Peterson.
Kelly Mynes — Drums, guitar
Jon Weins — Bass
Josh Grapes — Guitar
Andrew Grapes — Drums
Nate Henry — Saxophone
Panther Attack is a Seattle band bent on "exploring irregular structures." The band originally convened in Detroit many years ago, then moved to Seattle, and has toured extensively. Their first release, Martyr Bonus, came out in 2007, and their newest is Sung amongst Shadows, a sophisticated collection of complex arrangements and raw sounds.
Pink Octopus is the Seattle-based outlet for the compositions of guitarist Jonathan Huffman. His wide-ranging musical vision includes elements from several streams of rock along with a sprinkling of jazz. There are complex arrangements featuring odd meters, killer grooves with screaming solos, and enough ideas for three or for ordinary bands. Ordinary they are not.
Plus or Minus is an up-and-coming duo from Seattle, Washington. Built on a foundation primarily of acoustic guitar, they weave many elements into their songwriting, pulling from a huge array of influences from indie folk to progressive metal. Their ambitious collaboration of intricate guitar and vocal work produces a sound entirely unique. With music that takes on elaborate shapes of its own, members Josh Brugman and Tony Dunlap only push it further: “Our work ethic is extremely progressive, and I think our music reflects that.”
Upwell: To move or flow upward; to rise from an inner source.
Upwell is a Seattle band operating in the nether realms where heavy rock, raw emotion, and artistic ambition meet.
"Upwell is one of the most terrifyingly great bands I have ever known out of Seattle. Their musicianship and song-writing is monstrous…they're heavy like Soundgarden or Zeppelin with killer female vocals, but with their own unique style."
~ Jack Endino, Producer