Columbia City Theater
Home of Seaprog
Free pre-show on Friday
Columbia City Theater front room
Organized by Seattle musicians, the inaugural edition of Seaprog, a curated festival showcasing up-to-the-minute progressive/avant rock by regional and internationally prominent bands, will take place Friday-Sunday June 28-30 at the historic Columbia City Theater, with the Friday kickoff event at the Royal Room.
Seaprog is the first weekend-long progressive music festival to be staged in Seattle in nearly 10 years. Unlike previous events of this type, Seaprog's focus is on progressive music of the here and now, rather than the prog stylings of yore.
Seaprog will present more than 11 remarkable bands whose diversity of approach illustrates just how far progressive rock has evolved since its origins in the 1960s. The festival's emphasis is on the resurgent Northwest prog scene, plus some of the top creative bands playing avant music today. Current confirmed listings are on the artist page.
Conceived as a destination event rather than just another gig, Seaprog invites you 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! Look for sets from Amy Denio and Bill Horist, with more to be confirmed.
Another confirmation... Our Friday bonus night will be at The Royal Room. This is a great venue for live music, and located only a block from the Columbia City Theater. The food's pretty darn good too! There will be no cover charge for this event, so even if you can't make it to Saturday and Sunday's events, come see three creative artists for free.
Now confirmed! Bone Cave Ballet is set to play Seaprog. for several years now, BCB has been one of the most consistently interesting and engaging bands on the Seattle club circuit. If you haven't seen them yet, this will be a great opportunity to see them in a lovely setting.
Note that Seaprog 2013 is fully booked. If this first edition proves successful, we will most likely implement an artist submission process for future editions. The "TBA" slots on the schedule are spoken for, but for various reasons haven't been announced yet.
Have a look over at Fire of Unknown Origin for some nice coverage of Seaprog courtesy of Raffaella Berry.
We're pleased that Thinking Plague has agreed to play a rare live show, their first ever in Seattle, for Seaprog. Since the mid-80s, they've been challenging listeners with dense, complex, beautiful music. More information is on the artist page.
Tickets are on sale! More details on the tickets page. We've got more pricing options and more ways for you to choose what you want to see.
As it turns out, our Amy Denio appearance will actually be a Tone Dogs reunion of sorts. Amy will be joined by original co-conspirator Fred Chalenor. Amy says, "Fred Chalenor and I will play a Tone Dogs set on guitars and basses, as a duo. We'll do a mix of songs and free wildness." For those who never encountered the wonderfulness of Tone Dogs, check out the video on the Artists page.
Well, it's taken a while to get all the proverbial ducks in the proverbial row, but we can finally announce the Saturday night headliner: miRthkon. This "Oaklandish Chambercore" ensemble has been making waves in the world of creative music for several years now, and will be playing the prestigious Rock in Opposition (RIO) festival in France later this year. We're proud to bring them to Seattle. If you haven't heard them before, check out some of their live videos for a hint of the treat you'll be in for.
Look up at the top of the page: it's our new logo, courtesy of graphic designer Scott Martin. We're extremely grateful for the work he's put in on our behalf. Check out his web site.