Well, you’ve heard about this Frederick Fall Fest thing, right? Saturday, October 10. The 200 East Art Haus. J Roddy Walston And The Business. Seaknuckle. Heavy Lights. Old Indian. A slew of DJs on the inside. Live rock and roll on the outside. An art gallery. A recording studio. Food. Beer. Awesomeness. Got it? Good.
So, it’s with great pleasure and excitement that we can finally announce this …
Along with your ticket to the festival, you’ll receive a free compilation CD. What’s the significance of the free compilation CD? Over the last few months, we’ve set up a pop-up recording studio in the 200 East Art Haus. We’ve been lucky enough to receive the equipment on loan and donation from some pretty great people and studios around town. The great Ryan Nicholson rounded up the gear. The great Derek Salazar has been working as an engineer/producer on the performances. Because of that, we’ll pause for a video of Heavy Lights performing at our super-secret Frederick Playlist Presents … location. Ryan looks so nice:
Anyway, the rules were simple: You had to come in and record the song at the warehouse. It had to be a song you had never recorded before. You also had to do it in a timely fashion – we wanted to make sure everything was done in time to get these out in conjunction with the fall festival. The wonderfully fantastic people at Flying Dog Brewery offered to foot the bill for the project, as well as work on the art for the CD, which we are SUPER excited about.
As for the artists scheduled to appear on the record. Check it out:
- Heavy Lights
- Old Indian
- Elizabeth Silard
- Silent Old Mtns.
- Time Columns
- Big Hoax
- New God
- J Berd
- The Plate Scrapers
- Retro/Ricole Barnes
- Greg Bender
- Katie Powderly
These are subject to change, of course, if the world burns down or something catastrophic happens (like CD reproduction businesses decide to stop reproducing CDs – hello, 2015!). But, as it stands now, that’s what we’re looking at. Oct. 10. Frederick Fall Fest Compilation Vol. 1. Free of cost. The point, as you can imagine, is to try and showcase as many local original acts as we can and get those artists’ music into the hands of as many people as possible. We fully realize that we didn’t get to all the local artists, but that doesn’t mean we won’t approach the ones we missed for a volume 2 (fingers crossed that we eventually can make a volume 2). We sincerely apologize for those who missed out, but time constraints and approximately 5,000 other things got in the way. We’ll make it up to you. Promise.
For now, though, be sure to make plans to come out to the 200 East Art Haus on October 10, and pick yourself up a free CD. Tickets are on sale. It will be historic (or something like that). A huge, wet sloppy kiss thank-you goes out to Mr. Salazar, Mr. Nicholson and all of the people over at Flying Dog. Those guys and gals are the best.