Edmond William Lapine II Benefit Concert
Come join us for a benefit show honoring Edmond Lapine II ‘08, who died in an Oakland, Calif. warehouse fire during an underground music event in December, 2016. His family and community remember him as an ardent music lover, kind spirit, and friend to many. All ticket sales from this show will benefit the Edmond Lapine II Scholarship fund, which helps students who are impassioned about seeking college education but are in need of financial assistance. This all-ages concert features Selector Dub Narcotic, Tender Forever, and Alex R. Puckett with DJ Spin'nkre,
Recital Hall. $10, cash only at the door ($5, for students with ID). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; music begins at 8:00 p.m.
Selector Dub Narcotic
Based in Olympia, Calvin Johnson’s work in underground culture started as a teenage fan volunteering at Evergreen's community radio station KAOS-FM. He moved on to writing for fanzines, organizing music and film events, and playing music in various ill-fated bands. Calvin established locally oriented media outlet K Records in 1982. In 1993 Calvin founded Dub Narcotic Studio, where he documented the work of the Somehow Is and Never Was, The Blow, Versus, Built To Spill, Fitz of Depression, Make-Up, and Little Wings. It has also been the incubator of many “Calvin experiments” in collaboration and self-expression, such as Beat Happening, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and Selector Dub Narcotic. The decade of the double zeroes saw Calvin Johnson set into the world, acoustic guitar in hand, as a solo artist of musical platitudes. Now that the one-zeroes have hit, Calvin is busy preparing a new album for the new decade.
Alex R. Puckett
Poetic, also known as Alex R. Puckett, is a spoken-word artist rapper and author with an extensive background in performance and songwriting. He published his first book in 2013, A Thousand Words, and performed for renowned poet Nikki Giovanni. He is currently working on a debut album which has an unspecified release date. Alex studies English and creative writing at The Evergreen State College. He hopes to transform societal norms as well as bless the world through his art, and his aspiration in life is to be the best at what he does - which is educating through music.
Music is my life and my passion, and is truly a part of me. Make sure to follow me on SoundCloud and Wavo @ Spin'nkre.
Tender Forever comes along in tough times. Nobody can ignore the dark places we’ve watched the world go in the past few years - but as divisions grow in the world, so does our ability to connect. Ours is a world exploding with communication, and Tender Forever sits neatly in the center of that explosion. Lots of flights, some missed phone calls, friends here, and lovers there . . . missed connections and connections made. Melanie Valera’s Franco-American pop project spans nationalities and leaps forward toward a world where we can close the gaps between countries, ideologies and ultimately hearts. Move closer.