This summer, Seattle’s Debacle Records will host its unholy mess of a sixth annual Debacle Fest. Stretching over three days — May 3, 4, and 5 — the event promises to be truly catastrophic. It will feature performances from regional and national artists playing electronic, synth, noise, drone, techno, psychedelic, improv, and metal, which sounds like a real genre Waterloo if you ask me. Contributing to the total blue ruin of everything within a several-mile radius will be John Wiese, Nate Young, Panabrite, Golden Retriever, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Expo ‘70, and many others. You can check out the full line-up and buy tickets at the calamitously discounted price of $40 from the Debacle Fest site.
Debacle Records has teamed up with Hollow Earth Radio, a free-form online radio station based in Seattle, as a non-profit beneficiary for this drubbing, and the shows will take place at partner venues The FRED Wildlife Refuge, The Highline, and The Lo Fi Performances Gallery. These venues have reportedly been in preparation for all manners of vanquishment, shellacking, misfortune, mishap, and misadventure since early this year. One source, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “Last year was a pretty good time, sure, but it was also kind of a defeasance. Not to mention a total trouncing and a real crack-up.”
In other news, I still don’t know what the plural of thesaurus is, and it’s kind of bumming me out.