Here’s The Great Goodloe Byron. This is a shot of him painting the signs currently in the window at the 200 East Art Haus. What do those signs promote? You guessed it: J Roddy Walston & The Business. Old Indian. Heavy Lights. Seaknuckle. Saturday. Doors are at four. Downtown Frederick will never be the same. Photo by Chris Sands. He’s the best Chris Sands in the world and you can follow him on Instagram here.
Frederick Fall Festival
We’re going to keep this short because later this week, we’ll be publishing posts about the weekend’s events. But because we’ve done these things for each of the other three events at the 200 East Art Haus this summer, we thought we’d check in with a quick and dirty version for now. So, let’s go.
Tickets are still available and you can buy them here. The cost is $25 and it will include a compilation featuring all local artists that comes to you via both Frederick Playlist and Flying Dog Brewery. The main stage will be outside, so as long as you make your way to 200 East, you essentially can’t miss it. Doors open at 4 p.m. The set times for the bands will be as follows:
- Seaknuckle – 5 p.m.
- Old Indian – 6:15 p.m.
- Heavy Lights – 7:15 p.m.
- J Roddy Walston And The Business – 8:30 p.m.
Also of note: There will be an active stage inside, which will feature DJs spinning throughout the day and into the night. The list of those DJs are as follows:
- Two Teks
- Secret Panda Society
- The Normal Trade
- Statik Skye
The set times for the DJs is yet to be determined. Also inside, you’ll find a brand new art gallery, along with the studio in which the compilation was recorded, open for all to see. You can also buy tokens for adult beverages inside and, it should also be noted, the same bar we have been using all summer will be used to sell said adult beverages as the DJs spin. As an added feature, we hope to be taking donations to help a couple of the local record stores that were impacted due to the floods that messed everything up last week. Stations to donate will be available on site.
Also: We will have pinatas. And the great Goodloe Byron will lead a pop-up art mart.
After this event, the 200 East Art Haus will be going dark for a handful of months, so we can get our bearings under us for a slate of events in 2016 that we hope will send the building out in style (yes, the plan is for some giant corporation to demolish it eventually). This schedule will be linked with our (now) annual Frederick Music Showcase at the Weinberg Center in February. But that’s all another conversation for another time.
For now … let’s buckle in for one final throw down (do people still say “throw down”?) at the 200 East Art Haus in 2015. We’ll have more as the week goes on.
With the Frederick Fall Fest on Saturday, we wanted to do something different to help spread the word. So. For those who might not already know, there is a cadre of local bands who use rooms in the 200 East Art Haus to practice. Of those bands, three of them will be performing Saturday afternoon as part of the Fall Fest. One of those bands performing? Old Indian.
Thus, it went down like this: We brought our crack video team to the band’s specific rehearsal room (which you can already see they tricked out themselves) to record the song that will be featured on the Flying Dog/Frederick Playlist compilation set to be released at the event Saturday. The name of the song? “Tri-Denim.” Remember: The only way to get a free copy of the compilation is to come to the festival on Saturday, and with 15 tracks from 15 different local artists on it, we can promise that there will be at least something you’ll enjoy.
For now, though, check out Old Indian as we crashed one of their recent practices to record them performing “Tri-Denim.” As always, a huge thank you goes out to the always-great Graham Cullen and Sylvia Carignan for helping get it done. We hope to see you Saturday!
As you can imagine, this entire week will be devoted to Saturday’s first-ever Frederick Fall Fest. Among the bands performing? Heavy Lights. The event will be in conjunction with Flying Dog, so what better way to remind everyone of everything than to post this video of the band performing at Flying Dog Brewery last summer as they opened for Real Estate? Our thoughts, too. We’ll be back in a few hours with some goodies regarding this weekend’s event. You’re excited, right?
It’s Fall Fest week! It’s Fall Fest week! We know the above map has been floating around on the various social media tools this Brave New World offers, but we have yet to make it our Photo Of The Day. So, in order to gear up for this weekend, check out an overhead illustration of what the whole shebang will look like. Tickets are still on sale, remember. Old Indian. Heavy Lights. Seaknuckle. J Roddy Walston & The Business. A free CD comes with the ticket. History – yes, history! – will be made. You won’t want to miss it. Honestly. You won’t.
Well, this is fun. Check out a photo of Evan from Old Indian, with his mean face, drumming the night away. This shot was taken during a video shoot for something we’ll be rolling out next week in anticipation of our Frederick Fall Festival. As you might be able to tell, it was also taken in Old Indian’s practice space, where the super secret video may or may not have been filmed. Either way, don’t forget tickets are still on sale! You won’t want to miss it. Photo by Chris Sands. He’s the best Chris Sands in the world and you can follow him on Instagram here.
Well, this is fun. Check out Goodloe Byron working last night on some art to put in the windows at the 200 East Art Haus. What’s the art for? You guessed it: The Frederick Fall Fest, which is, in case you forgot, less than a month away now. You’ve got your ticket already, right? Photo by Chris Sands. He’s the best Chris Sands in the world and you can follow him on Instagram here.
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.
At the inaugural Frederick Fall Festival, everything that you see and hear – from music to art, beer to food – will be from Frederick.
Flying Dog Brewery and Frederick Playlist announced plans today to bring the largest showcase of Frederick-based musicians, artists and vendors to the city’s historic downtown on Saturday, October 10. Internationally-acclaimed J. Roddy Walston and the Business (guitarist Billy Gordon is from Frederick) will perform with opening sets by Heavy Lights, Old Indian and Seaknuckle.
“At Flying Dog, we live and breath local creativity – from the beers we craft to the artists who inspire us,” Flying Dog CMO Ben Savage said. “If there was ever a time to truly establish Frederick as a destination and epicenter of creativity, it is now.”
The grounds of 200 East Art Haus will accommodate thousands looking to revel in Frederick’s finest. In addition to the bands on the outdoor stage, Frederick-based DJs will spin alongside a showcase of local art and tours of the recording studio, with equipment donated by local studios, inside of the Art Haus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Frederick Arts Council.
“There are a slew of incredibly talented local artists who call Frederick home,” Colin McGuire, founder of Frederick Playlist, said. “This festival is designed to put them front and center, and not require you to drive to surrounding cities to be exposed to them.”
The Frederick Fall Festival will also play host to the release of a compilation album featuring new, original songs by a dozen Frederick-based bands all recorded at the Art Haus studio over the past six months.
Tickets to the Frederick Fall Festival are $25 and available now via MissionTix.com/FrederickFallFest. The show is 18 and older. 200 Art Haus is located at 200 East Patrick Street in Frederick and gates will open at 4 pm.