The schedule is still being firmed up, and we're awaiting the arrival of several contracts before we make more announcements, but we're pretty sure Corima won't disappoint anyone who sees them. An intense modern take on the zeuhl style pioneered by Magma, this LA band has been impressing audiences at festivals around the world.
Portland will be represented this year by a trio called The Mercury Tree. Their brand of music combines math-rock complexity, progressive denseness, and a healthy dose of modern technology.
Our stylistic variety continues with the psychedelic folk of Autumn Electric, a Seattle band currently (as of late February) on tour across North America. Their latest release, Flowers for Ambrosia, is an engaging slice of independent music featuring the epic "Orange Stars," a 22-minute suite that should please any fan of progressive music.
Conceived as a destination event rather than just another gig, Seaprog invites music lovers to spend a weekend enjoying stimulating and intelligent music and visiting the many fine restaurants, bars, and shops in Columbia City.
One great thing about the Columbia City Theater is that it has a front room that not only serves food and drink, but can host musical performances as well. We'll be taking advantage of this fact by presenting some solo/duo acts there between sets on the mainstage. Wouldn't want you to get bored! In 2013, we presented sets from Amy Denio, Bill Horist, and Austenitic. And we're looking to schedule a similar grab-bag of musical oddities for 2014.
The initial set of schedule announcements have been made, and tickets for the CCT weekend are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets. The full two-day pass is only $60 for all eight mainstage acts — that works out to $7.50 per artist! Remember, Friday night at the Royal Room doesn't require a ticket or cover charge, but feel free to donate to the artists to help keep them alive.
The official galleries of photos and videos from the 2013 festival are online. Relive the memories, or see what you missed.