On last week’s program, in anticipation of the upcoming Sub Pop 20th anniversary, Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman, along with Abe Beeson, brought you two classic bands from the label’s early days, Swallow and Love Battery. Read up on those equally classic sessions and view the slideshow here.
This week we’re back at the High Dive with Hannah Levin and DJ El Toro, delivering you live sets from Aqueduct and Rusty Willoughby. Each month for the Audioasis live broadcast, one local charity is chosen as the event’s beneficiary. This month, that charity is Summer Search, a leadership development program that helps low-income high school kids realize their full potential.
photo by Chona Kasinger
Aqueduct (6:30PM) represents the straight-talkin’ oddball pop of Seattle’s David Terry. Not one to shy away from pop culture references, Terry has built himself into quite the persona. By mixing elements of garage rock with 50s/60s pop and adding plenty of synths, Aqueduct provides layers of fun to almost any situation. Though Terry has been keeping a low profile recently, it is apparently for good reason; he’s been working on the follow-up to last year’s giant stepping-stone album, Or Give Me Death. Sounds like the High Dive could be a perfect place to hear what he’s been up to.
Rusty Willoughby (8PM) has been creating music in the Northwest for over two decades as part of Pure Joy, Flop, Fastbacks and the more recent Llama. However, most recently, Willoughby released his second solo album, Filament Dust, one he recorded in different barns throughout the Puget Sound area. On Filament Dust, Willoughby put together a masterpiece of authentic psych-folk, artfully lo-fi and free of modern trappings; songs like
Wrecker of Hearts and
Dear Lucifer, among others, capture the essence of the genre in name and substance.
In contrast to deciding where to watch the fireworks from, catching this show is the easiest choice you’ll have to make on this extended weekend. Stick around for sets from Lonesome Rhodes & the Good Company, Kublakai and Man Plus. More details here.