The NW LoopFest is back for another showcase! The greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of happens at Rogues Ales & Spirits
located at 748 SW Bay Blvd in Newport, OR on July 22nd. Admission is by donation. Time is 3pm to 10pm.
For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use technology to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. They are creative, interesting, and amazing and include noise, ambient, avant-garde, and song form artists. Some are powerful, some are subtle, all are serious about their craft.
Complete line-up, set-times, and venue location is available HERE. You can find links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers. The NW LoopFest is an official satellite of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival and a participant in the One Month Festival based out of Seoul, South Korea.
Current confirmed artists:
Twenty Three Suns – Portland, OR
The Electric Noodle – Portland, OR
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
Gordo – Phoenix, AZ
Saundra’s Electric Nightlife – Newport, OR
Playboy Smooth – Corvallis, OR
John Firshi – Sandpoint, ID
Brothers – Lewiston, ID
Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
Nathan North – Billings, MT
PhiloPhobia – Corvallis, OR
Stargasm – Portland, OR
Jessie Davis – Brooklyn, NY
Luthor Maggot – Corvallis, OR
Amanda Langley – Bend, OR
The artists include old-school tape loopers and the newest users of the latest technologies. Performers from Texas, New York, Arizona join northwest talent from Montana, Idaho, and Oregon to showcase music and technology in many vestiges. Come one, come all – come see why live music is still great, still thrilling, still offensive, still an art form. It’s a beautiful experience on the coast with music that will challenge you, move you, and affect you deeply. Check out the Facebook event page HERE and don’t miss the NW LoopFest.