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Experimental Guitar Feature: Captain Raab, Dylan Freeman, Jack Aldrich, more

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The AltLib hosts a night of experimental music with all guitar-generated/originated-sound from five radical local guitarists!

Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm
$6 admission supports the artists and the AltLib

Captain Raab is a B’ham based guitarist and member of the Seattle-based group Khu.éex’ and worked with Bernie Worrell in various contexts for a number of years. He’ll be doing a set of phase shifting, fuzz, loops, lanquidity, and spiritual mayhem.

Oracle Cop – The formerly semi-dormant solo project of local guitar wielder Zach Zinn (of PRND and NavigatorCommunicator). Recently, this project has reemerged amidst a flurry of strings, with sets spanning the gamut between morphing melodies, transfixing drones and frenetic squeals. Listeners may expect unconventional instrumentation and timing, paired with emotive passages of contemplative ambience. Projecting dynamism and power that is often considered the advantage of a full band, Zinn captivates the listener using just a guitar and a smattering of pedals.

Ego Arcadia

Kristal McKinstry is a one-mermaid ‘saraswati meets captain nemo’ band, performs in three genres as The Zodiac Sandcrabs, The Springs, and Tits to the Wind, in the genres of Coral-reef ‘sweet sister ray’-impressionist-klezmer-space-ragas, 1920’s delightfully whimsical creepy & existential ballads on topics like AI Barbies with a bebop-gogo-surf twist, and vision-quest horror-folk pirate shanties.

Jack Aldrich


August 31, 2018
8:00 pm


Alternative Library
519 E Maple St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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