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We’ll be at the Vera on Saturday for the DIY Holiday Fair

Did you know that Off Tempo puts out records? Did you know that they’re for sale?

This Saturday, December 10th from 11am – 5pm, Off Tempo will be sharing a table with cassette label, Wizards of the Ghost, and Jane Applesauce’s zine distro service (both Seattle based). Off Tempo will be showing videos that were been produced since 2010, documenting bands playing in Seattle’s alternative / DIY spaces. Available (for free) will be the 3rd edition of our very well received and reputable Zine [http://zine.offtempo.com] as well as the 2nd edition in limited availability. Click on the hype-link for more info about how great it is, and how you can help support it (with your money).

This is also a great opportunity to provide any Q’s to be A’d.

If you’re interested in buying our releases, here’s what we have available in our catalogue!

  • OFF002 – Shenandoah Davis ‘We; Camera’ [cassette]
  • OFF003 - Slashed Tires ‘Weather (an extended play)’ [poster/digital]
  • OFF004 – Stebmo, Your Heart Breaks, Team Gina, LAKE, Karl Blau ‘Sensual Seduction’ [7”]
  • OFF005 – Shenandoah Davis ‘Two Cover Songs’ [7”]
  • OFF006 – iji ‘Bird-Man Movement Team’ [7”]
  • OFF009 – French Quarter ‘Desert Wasn’t Welcome’ [12” LP]

The Vera Project, in case you are unsure, is located in the Seattle Center on the corner of Warren Ave N & Republican St.

It’ll be great!

 

Expo ’89 Coverage

What has been happening since 2008 in Seattle is happening again this year. From our great mother of 2011 comes Expo ’89, a small festival hosted by boutique vintage-clothing reseller, Cairo.

The show spaces was shared with the Anne Bonney (a space that sold vintage wares and cool junk) when it was still around and when it went out of business, a clothing shop took it’s place called “Indian Summer.” Since last years Expo and a some alleged rowdiness that occurred during one particular set, I assume Indian Summer wasn’t into the idea this year or wasn’t asked. Last year when I spoke with the owner about Expo, she wasn’t stoked about someone being crow-surfed.

Last year at Expo ’88, Cairo released a compilation called Cold Jungle that showcases a small scope of Seattle musicians. This year they’re releasing another called Costal Sightings, which broadens its inclusion zone a bit but still retains some of the same musicians from the previous comp.

Off Tempo will be recording as much of Expo ’89 as we can this year. The audio will be broadcast on Hollow Earth Radio and available here to download and stream when mastering and whatnot is completed.

Here is the full schedule for Expo ’89 (taking place at 507 East Mercer St)

Thursday December 8th, 6 pm, FREE Robert M. Wolfe presents “Dirt”, & Co. Jewelry trunk show, and screening of “After Dark”
Friday December 9th, 6 pm, $8 music by
Saturday December 10th, 5 pm, $8 music by
Sunday December 11th, early afternoon FREE Mixtape Reading Series & “UMMM…WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” a salon hosted by Jamey Braden.
6 pm, $8 music by