Hong Kong-based label Metal Postcard Records will be hosting and curating the label’s first U.S. independent music and arts festival, Sometimes A Great Notion. The festival will take place over three days, July 27–29, at Disjecta.
Combining music and arts across a range of genres from around the world, including acts from Metal Postcard Records, the festival will be headlined by The Felice Brothers, funk rock guitar legend Dennis Coffey, Australian punk rock great Ed Kuepper, and Los Angeles electronic dub trailblazers Peaking Lights. Portland acts Pulse Emitter, Zac Pennington, White Fang, Holcombe Waller, Grapefruit , Strangled Darlings, 20 XX and Natasha Kmeto as well a selection of local DJ’s and more to be announced. International acts include Ollo (Sydney); ReDo From Start (Tokyo); The Emergency (Melbourne); Chris T-T (Brighton UK); and Perth based singer-songwriters Swoop Swoop & Louis Inglis.
Artwork and installations will include: projections, light performances, and installations by Matt Page of Portland based Mapache Films; Alexander Dluzak’s Burmese punk photos; works by Francesca Berrini (a fashion show); tintype photos by Meghann Gilligan; and prints by The Cambodian Space Project’s Phnom Pen–based screen print studio.
There will also be an accompanying record fair, mini music cinema featuring the films and videos of Asia’s new underground music scenes, DJs and other surprises. Last but not least we’ve got Melting Man, a tongue-in-cheek take on Burning Man. This oversized ice sculpture of the human form will slowly melt until the last day of the festival.
The festival draws its inspiration from the 1979 and 1980 Futurama Festivals (Leeds, UK) where a selection of “unknown” bands, such as Joy Division, Throbbing Gristle, Adam & The Ants, and PiL introduced the world to post punk and electronica before the genres were even imagined. SAGN also pays homage to the All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals and their indoor arts and alternative approach to festival line-ups.
Sometimes A Great Notion would like to thank MAPACHE FILMS for volunteering time and energy to the festival. They will provide guerrilla projections on the outside of Disjecta and some light-based surprises inside the venue They will also manage our mini-music cinema venue which will feature footage of bands like Pairs from Shanghai who couldn’t make it over & videos from the Cambodian Space Project.
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ALL AGES. 21+ ID required at the bar.
0-5 Yrs: Free
5-14 Yrs: Daily $10 / Weekend $15