KEXP Suggests: Fremont Oktoberfest 2007


While it may not technically be October yet, the air outside is certainly starting to feel like it. So, whether you are excited for the change of seasons and feel like celebrating with a ton of great music, or if you are depressed about this and feel like drowning your sorrows in a beer garden, the 2007 Fremont Oktoberfest has it all.

Featuring two different stages and three days, there is a surprising amount of good local music. Saturday brings with it an excellent array of performers, almost all of which have been or are currently being spotlighted at KEXP.

Two weeks ago at Audioasis we sat down with Gary Miller of The Seattle Powerpop Blog and he played some of his favorite local powerpop, The Young Sportsmen was one of them. They will be putting their Elvis Costello like powerpop on display at the Adobe Mainstage at 2:30 on Saturday. They have a new album, Death to Places, that was released last month and is currently getting a respectable amount of airtime at the station.

Later that night at the Adobe Mainstage The Saturday Knights will be dropping in and doing their thing, a fresh blend of hip hop and rock. Their set is sure to have more hops than the beer you will be drinking. If you haven’t heard them yet, check out their video for 45:

There will also be many great bands throwin’ down the jams at the Carter Stage on Saturday, the first one up is also one of the best. Patience Please is a local act of quick, poppy, melodious indie rock that makes perfect Saturday afternoon music to bob your head along to. They have a sound that ends up being fairly similar to Boat and Math and Physics Club. And speaking of Math and Physics Club, Patience Please will be playing a show with them and Tullycraft on October 18th, and if that is not a good lineup, I don’t know what is. Patience Please’s new album, Fleeting Frequencies, is out now and well worth the purchase price. Find them at the Carter Stage at noon.

Patience Please – I’ll Have (MP3)

A couple hours later, Katherine Hepburn’s Voice will be at the Carter Stage, starting at 2:30. They have a sweet lo-fi indie sound to them that is well worth a trip over to the stage. Don’t believe me? Watch this video:

Finishing off the evening at the Carter stage will be The Lonely H, who although they may not have been alive during the time are channeling the hard hitting jam rock sound of the 70’s. Two weeks ago on Audioasis we were fortunate enough to have them come in and show us some of their stuff, you can still go back and listen to this dynamic performance for two more days if you go back to our 2 week Streaming Archive (goto September 8th at 6pm). The young men and their golden locks of rock will be starting at 5pm, closing down the Carter stage.

The Lonely H – The Captain (MP3) via Obscure Sound


7:00 – 8:15 Cuchata
8:30 – 9:15 Kissing Potion
9:30 – 11:00 Forgotten Sol


12:00 – 12:45 White Trash Whiplash
1:15 – 2:00 Traumahawk
2:30 – 3:15 Young Sportsmen
3:45 – 4:30 Sleeping States
5:00 – 5:45 The Hands
6:15 – 7:00 Speaker Speaker
7:30 – 8:15 Slender Means
8:45 – 9:30 Thee Emergency
10:00 – 10:45 The Saturday Knights

12:00 – 12:45 Patience Please
1:00 – 2:00 Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:30 – 3:15 Katherine Hepburn’s Voice
3:45 – 4:30 Skullbot
5:00 – 5:45 The Lonely H


12:45 – 1:30 Conrad Ford
2:00 – 2:45 Anna Coogan & North 19
3:15 – 4:00 The Maldives
4:30 – 5:30 Maggie’s Fury

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