Moviate has been hosting shows for indie, avant-garde, and underground musicians and bands. Live music events have been at great DIY venues such as Little Amps, Makespace, HMAC, Der Maennerchor and other great spots. Contact us if you are looking for a spot to play, we hope we can help out or point you in the right direction!

Chicago Underground Duo

chicagoundergrounduoDate:
04.19.2014 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
SANCTUARY at Second City, HARRISBURG

for RECORD STORE DAY:
Chicago Underground Duo

The Chicago Underground Duo is
Chad Taylor (plays with Iron and Wine, Stereolab, Swell Season, Sam Prekop of the Sea and Cake, and many others) and
Rob Mazurek (plays with Tortoise, Yo La Tengo, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Starlicker, Stereolab, Isotope 217)

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/northernspyrecs/moon-debris-digital-only

$10, all ages, doors at 7:30, in the beautiful Sanctuary at the Second City Church, Harrisburg.

KOEN HOLTKAMP (of MOUNTAINS, on Thrill Jockey Records) plus Special Guests, Sun. April 6th

Koen Holtkamp Photo by Abbi J DaviesDate:
04.06.2014 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at LITTLE AMPS COFFEE ROASTERS

KOEN HOLTKAMP of MOUNTAINS, live at Little Amps (uptown)

SUNDAY APRIL 6th, 2014, 7PM, all-ages, $5 suggested donation.

MORE INFO ON KOEN: HERE

Koen Holtkamp creates music that exists simultaneously in large and small scales. His compositions lend themselves to careful examination, with each sound precisely placed. Holtkamp (who is one-half of Mountains) considers every instrument he uses carefully and pays specific attention to the environment, actual or digital, in which that instrument is being recorded and processed. They also expand and evolve gradually, giving a sense of boundlessness that extends not only to a specific song or album, but also to his discography as a whole. On "Motion" (Koens new LP), Holtkamp plays with these ideas of scale and space, using shifting array of analog, digital and acoustic sources to explore the perceived effect of moving from one dynamic space to another. He excels at coaxing the sublime out of the synthetic, writing music that seems as if it has existed in nature for eons, but can only now be uncovered using modern electronic instrumentation.

While Holtkamp traditionally composes based on material developed during live performances, the first three tracks on Motion were written and realized entirely in the studio. This approach gave him the opportunity to really hone in on each separate instrument individually allowing for a deeper sense of focus and less of a reliance on live sampling and looping. “Vert” features some of the most prominent, even aggressive, use of electric guitar in any of his work. On “Crotales” Holtkamp juxtaposes iridescent analog synths and virtual “acoustic” instruments such as computer generated upright bass and crotales, offering a surreal take on his archetypal approach. The entire b-side is occupied by the sprawling “Endlessness,” a richly textured swell of overlapping drones and chirping synthesizers.

Motion is presented as a stand-alone LP, and is also available as an extended CD release coupled with a second disc of Connected Works, compiling all of Holtkamp’s vinyl-only releases digitally for the first time. This includes Liquid Light Forms (Barge, 2013), Gravity/Bees (Thrill Jockey 2010), and Make Haste (A Room Forever, 2008). Listening to these albums all together only serves to reinforce a direct through line in his solo works, his techniques and timbral palate evolving as steadily and gradually as the pieces themselves.

PETER WALKER (legendary guitarist) LIVE

peterwalkerDate:
02.07.2014 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
SANCTUARY at Second City, HARRISBURG

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7th, 2014
LEGENDARY GUITARIST: PETER WALKER

Peter Walker is an American original, as eclectic and enigmatic as the songs he writes. The legendary seventy-five year old raga/psychedelic/folk acoustic guitarist, who was schooled by masters such as Ravi Shankar, and Ali Akbar Khan, has been described by Larry Coryell as, “One of the most original practitioners of contemporary music” and proclaimed by the Beatles’ press agent Derek Taylor as “Perhaps the greatest guitarist in the world.” His music, celebrated by the late Jack Rose, James Blackshaw, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Thurston Moore, and Greg Davis, all contributed original compositions to the 2006 tribute album, A Raga For Peter Walker. In the mid-‘60s, while musical director to Timothy Leary’s LSD explorations, Walker released the classic Rainy Day Raga LP in 1966, and 1968’s influential Second Poem to Karmela or Gypsies Are Important, both on Vanguard Records. Following that, he disappeared from recording for almost forty years, but never stopped practicing, learning, reaching.

in the beautiful sanctuary at the SECOND CITY CHURCH, Harrisburg

doors at 7pm, show at 7:30. $8.

JOSEPHINE FOSTER // VIKING MOSES // VICTOR HERRERO @ The MakeSpace!!!

JOSEPHINE WEB posterDate:
01.18.2014 7:45pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at THE MAKESPACE

BoatPeople and Moviate are thrilled to present an evening with

Josephine Foster, Viking Moses and Victor Herrero

at the MakeSpace! Doors 7:45, $5, All Ages

JOSEPHINE FOSTER is a modern American folk singer-songwriter and musician from Colorado. As an adolescent she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become an opera singer. Several years later she abandoned the idea and began to record demos of her songs, resulting in the early recordings There are Eyes Above (2000), an album of ukulele accompanied songs strongly influenced by Tin Pan Alley, and a short album of children's songs, Little Life (2001).

In 2004 joined by her occasional backing band The Supposed, Josephine released an album of psychedelic rock called 'All the Leaves Are Gone' which has drawn comparison to Patti Smith and Jefferson Airplane. The songs on her first solo studio album 'Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You' (2005) evoke early American folk and blues forms of the early 20th century. 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' released in 2006, features unorthodox interpretations of 19th century German art-songs. Her third solo album 'This Coming Gladness' was released in 2008. 'Graphic as a Star' was released in 2010.

In 2012, she returned to Colorado to record a solo album Blood Rushing which took inspiration from local themes from her childhood such as the western geography, native rhythms, and imagined mythology. It featured the ensemble of Victor Herrero on classical and electric guitars, Paz Lenchantin (Zwan, Pixies, Entrance Band) on bass, Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw) on violin, and Ben Trimble on pueblo skin drums and was chosen among the best albums of 2012 in the WIRE.

Josephine returns in 2013 with her new album 'I'm A Dreamer'.

Time Out wrote:

"It's a pretty much perfect set, a quiet masterclass in songwriting with melodies that find the sweet spot in unexpected places and a self-possessed beauty that only grows with every listen." 5*s

The Wire wrote:

"Fosters vocal endows each line with the power of flight"

Mojo wrote;

"infused with a joyous communal warmth - 4/5"

VIKING MOSES (Full Band), AKA Brendon Massei, achieves a special balance of warmth and command, with familiar melodies that draw listeners in and oblige them to stay. Strongly lyrical songs are played out through tunes that flirt with pop, folk, indie, grunge and americana, all strung together with a unique pulsing guitar, and by Massei’s robust voice, which ebbs from delicate whispers to throaty howls.

20 years and counting, Massei has won over fans and critics not only with the delicate melodies of his songs, but also through his versatility as a performer — his live show is as compelling in a living room as it is in a major venue, and his songs as natural in a movie soundtrack as on a record player. The lore of Massei’s outsider lifestyle has won him interest and praise.

2013 sees the release of “Werewolves Across America”, a feature-length documentary by directors D.A.R.Y.L. (directors of “Katy Perry: Part Of Me”) about Massei’s life and lifestyle as a touring musician. Massei’s music also features on UK feature film “Kelly + Victor” (2012) and documentary film “The Legend Of Masty Huba” (2011).

Massei is now adding the finishing touches of a new conceptual album, to be titled “Jahiliyah”.

MTV wrote:

“If the DIY house show circuit has a pied piper, his name is Brendon Massei. Massei, who plays music under the name Viking Moses, has been recording and touring independently as a full-time job since he was 14, and he’s spent more than half of his life paving trails for other musicians to follow. Artists that Massei took on their first tours include: Deer Tick, Scout Niblett and Nat Baldwyn of the Dirty Projectors.”

Alan McGee wrote in The Guardian UK:

“Viking Moses is ‘The Most Uniquely talented musician since Kurt Cobain… an absolute genius, and one of the best musicians I have ever released.”

VICTOR HERRERO was introduced to music in his childhood while living in the famous monastery Franco erected in a mountain valley west of Madrid (El Valle de los Caídos). There he learned to sing Gregorian and Mozarabic chant under the guidance of Benedictine monks. As a teenager back in his hometown Toledo he formed a psych-rock outfit called ‘Cicely’, which grew into a popular Madrid-based band. The group lasted 8 years, after which Victor recorded and released an album of his solo piano compositions "Connotaciones para Piano" (Sello Autor - SGAE, 2006) under his old stage name “Victor Cicely”. Shortly after this period, Victor met his wife the US artist Josephine Foster. He plays lead guitar on her albums “This Coming Gladness” (Bo’Weavil Recordings, 2008) as well as on her two solo albums; “Blood Rushing” (Fire Records, 2012) and the forthcoming “I´m a Dreamer” (Fire Records, 2013). In May 2013, Herrero released his third solo album, “Estampida”, a collection of original songs written in Spanish, on Foehn Records and Windbell Records Japan.

ODD ONES HOLIDAY BIZARRE! (with LIVE MUSIC AND DJ SETS!)

oddones2012 polaDate:
11.24.2012 11:00am
Venue/Location:
THE ORANGE ROOM (at Second City Church)

Buy local, friends.

NOVEMBER 24
11AM-5PM
in the ORANGE ROOM at the SECOND CITY CHURCH
FREE ADMISSION

SHARE ON FACEBOOK: HERE

MUSIC PRESENTED BY MOVIATE SOUND, sets by:

12NOON: TJ Boyer (annual holiday tradition!)
1PM: MISCELLANEOUS G (DJ from Pittsburgh)
2PM: Flower Garden (acoustic set!)
3PM: DJ FLEXIDISC (From New York, New York)
4PM: DJ TRASHCAN (scratchy 45's to get ya movin'!)
and intro/outro/transition sounds spun/pushed by DJ Phase Command (kitsch/indie/holiday combo)

The Odd Ones Holiday Bizarre has become a beloved source for alternative and handmade art, handcrafts, and food. Always delightful, always strange.

ART + HANDCRAFT BY LOCAL ARTISTS, including:
METALLED WITH RICHELLE (pendants, jewelry)
DOTTED WITH HEARTS (various accessories)
HEATHER CECIL (jewelry)
PINK ANDIE (various clothing, accessories)
TRIBUTARY
CAN YOU PICK UP THE TAB (accessories made from tabs)
ANDREW GUTH (paintings, cards)
ELVES GONE WILD (holiday clothing)
QUICK AND DIRTY BAKERY (food)
ENDLESS FUNNER
REMIX
MICHAEL LEWIS
FIONA MCPOYLE (jewelry, duct tape goods)
MISS MESS (soaps, cards, earrings)
MICHAEL BOWEN (vintage photos)
JIM HOLLENBAUGH (photography)
SUSAN NORRIS
ANGIE CIBOS
SUPPORT THE JOURNEY
TARA CHICKEY (art, necklaces, earrings, belts, hand towels)
LIZ LARIBEE (art etc)
MODSEW DESIGNS (hand-crafted sock monkeys and other fun plush animals inspired by vintage toys)
and more!

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TJ BOYER (Harrisburg), DJ Trashcan (Lancaster), Miscellaneous G and MORE at the ODD ONES HOLIDAY BIZARRE!

odd onesDate:
11.23.2013 11:00am
Venue/Location:
THE ORANGE ROOM (at Second City Church)

At the ANNUAL ODD ONES HOLIDAY BIZARRE (Saturday November 23, 2013 11am-5pm)

FREE!

11AM: Deejay Pegleg (from Columbia, Pa)

12NOON: TJ BOYER

1PM: DJ COMMAND PHASE

2PM: JOE from GREAT NORTHEAST!

3PM: Miscellaneous G

4PM: DJ TRASHCAN! (From Lancaster) -rare soul, garage, and punk 45's!

again, it's FREE!

At the ORANGE ROOM at the Second City Church, Verbeke St. Harrisburg

GATE (from New Zealand, Michael Morley of the DEAD C) with Tom Carter, LIVE at The Sanctuary in Second City

Screen shot 2013 09 03 at 10.25.49 PM polaDate:
09.27.2013 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
SANCTUARY at Second City, HARRISBURG

GATE (collaborators with BODY/HEAD - Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth's new band)
featuring Michael Morley of The Dead C (Siltbreeze Records legends from New Zealand)

New Zealand’s Michael Morley is known most widely for his participation in defining low-fi group The Dead C. He’s also been active since the 1980s, first in Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos and most expansively with his solo project Gate, with releases on labels like Majora and Table of the Elements. Morley’s influence has spread far and wide, whether people recognize it or not. This year, after a decade-long absence, Gate returns with A Republic of Sadness, out August 3 on Ba Da Bing Records.

with special guest Tom Carter (collaborator with filmmaker MARTHA COLBURN)
http://www.wholly-other.com/tom_carter.html

7pm doors, in THE SANCTUARY at Second City Church, Verbeke St. Harrisburg. $8 donation to traveling musicians.

from NY: ESKIMEAUX (members of BELLOWS!) with ACLU Benefit and The Howard moon, at MAKESPACE

eskimeauxwebDate:
08.29.2013 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at THE MAKESPACE
from NY: ESKIMEAUX

LISTEN ON FACEBOOK and BANDCAMP:

https://www.facebook.com/eskimeauxrocks and

http://eskimeaux.bandcamp.com/album/two-mountains

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172205169632810

with ACLU Benefit: http://aclubenefit.bandcamp.com/

and THE HOWARD MOON:

http://thehowardmoon.bandcamp.com/album/the-howard-moon

https://soundcloud.com/the-howard-moon/motionless

7PM-9PM

all-ages

admission: $5 donation requested (goes directly to visiting musicians)

"This record is fucking magical. It has woven a tender web of sound around my head and ensnared the senses completely. It is everything I love in music; the delicate dance between the alienation of drone and the total sexual intimacy of a single voice."
- Eriq Nelson, Crappy Indie Music blog

"5 second review: When I close my eyes and listen to Two Mountains I find myself whisked away to an Arctic tundra (maybe it’s the name helping out). As I continue to listen I invision myself lying on my back with the soft sound of the ice breathing below me and the wind softly tickling the snow dusts around me. Her voice reminds me of twilight in the winter when the sun has dipped below the horizon and there is a fine royal blue trim of sky hovering under the looming darkness. And in that moment, if I happen to catch it, I always invision there’s a soft voice stretching out over the lands – that’s exactly how I hear eskimeaux’s voice. Each song on the album whispers elegance and embodies the ethereal chords of choir boys. If I reviewed this song-by-song each song would read: “angelic orchestration of vocals and music”. Each and every song fulfills this description. There is not one disappointment on the album."
- Volume City blog, UK

CUDDLE MAGIC performs a LIVE ORIGINAL SCORE TO JACQUES TATI'S "MR. HULOT'S HOLIDAY" at the NED SMITH CENTER FOR NATURE AND ART

tati polaDate:
06.29.2013 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

DeSoto Film and Music Series:

“Mr. Hulot’s Holiday” with live score by Cuddle Magic
June 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Carole DeSoto
Join us for an evening of classic comedy under the stars! Mr. Hulot was one of the inspirations for the character Mr. Bean, so expect lots of slapstick and fun, accompanied by NYC’s Cuddle Magic.
LOCATION: Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg
ADMISSION: $10
BUY TICKETS: HERE

CUDDLE MAGIC will perform a live original score to JACQUES TATI's "MR. HULOT'S HOLIDAY" (plus a short set of original songs before the film!)

NEPTUNE (from BOSTON, Table of the Elements Records) and PAPIER TIGRE (from FRANCE)

neptuneimage polaDate:
04.12.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
The ABBEY BAR at Appalachian Brewing Company

NEPTUNE from BOSTON (with releases on Table of the Elements Records)

with special guests PAPIER TIGRE (from FRANCE) and The Blandinas!

presented with Greenbelt Events!

listen to NEPTUNE: HERE, http://youtu.be/aidPCdzzh4I

listen to PAPIER TIGRE:

The Blandinas

https://soundcloud.com/the-blandinas

 from wiki:

Neptune is a noise music band from Boston, noted for having built their custom-made guitars and basses out of scrap metal. The band also plays custom-made percussion instruments and electric lamellophones.

Band history: Neptune's origins trace to a 1994 sculpture project by Boston artist/musician Jason Sanford, who created the band's guitars and drums from scrap steel and found objects. In 2007, they released their album Gong Lake on the Table of the Elements label, home to art heroes Tony Conrad, Rhys Chatham and Faust. Neptune has performed with artists including The Ex, Mission of Burma, Ut, Oneida, Lightning Bolt, The Flaming Lips, Blonde Redhead, Melt-Banana, Charles Hayward, Liars, Black Dice, James Chance & the Contortions, Gang Gang Dance, The Dresden Dolls, Six Finger Satellite, and Wolf Eyes.

As of 2011, the lineup includes Sanford and longtime Neptune collaborator Mark Pearson as well as musicians/instrument inventors Kevin Micka and Farhad Ebrahimi.

The Feedback Organ from Neptune on Vimeo.

amazing band who create/build their own instruments!

DOORS AT 8PM.

$5 in advance/$7 at the door cover

presented with GREENBELTEVENTS!

http://greenbeltevents.com/events/neptune/

FREDDIE T and the PEOPLE (members of JUNE OF '44, HOOVER, him, Sorts, etc.) with HA HA YOU, and VERY AMERICANS at LITTLE AMPS

frederskine polaDate:
03.29.2013 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at LITTLE AMPS COFFEE ROASTERS

FREDDIE T and the PEOPLE

(featuring Fred Erskine of June of '44, Hoover, Crownhate Ruin, him, The Sorts, etc.)

HA HA YOU

VERY AMERICANS

(featuring members of the Commercials, JUNCTION, In Wilderness, and more local faves)

live at LITTLE AMPS COFFEE ROASTERS, 1836 Green St. Harrisburg

7pm doors, 7:30 SHOW, $5.

Valgeir SigurĂ°sson, from ICELAND (producer BJORK, BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, COCO ROSIE, FEIST, etc.) SOLO SET!

valgeirsigurdssonSQUbig polaDate:
03.20.2013 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
SANCTUARY at Second City, HARRISBURG

Valgeir Sigurðsson

(From ICELAND, musician, engineer, producer of BJORK's "Vespertine/Selma Songs/Medulla/Drawing Restraint 9", MUM's "Finally We Are No One", Bonnie "Prince" Billy's "The Letting Go" and MORE!)

PITCHFORK REVIEW: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17107-architecture-of-loss/

WEDNESDAY MARCH 20th, 2013.

DOORS at 7:30pm. $10, all-ages.

THE SANCTUARY at SECOND CITY CHURCH

251 Verbeke St, HARRISBURG, PA 17102

VERY RARE and INTIMATE SOLO SET!

THE EVENS (from Washington D.C., on Dischord Records, featuring Amy Farina and Ian MacKaye)

evenswebDate:
03.16.2013 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
MIDTOWN SCHOLAR BOOKSTORE
THE EVENS

return to HARRISBURG in support of their new LP "THE ODDS", listen to "King of Kings", HERE.

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. (online ticketing has ended)

DOORS OPEN @ 7PM.

 The Evens are a band from Washington, DC.

note: DOORS at 7pm, THE EVENS play promptly at 7:30PM.

SPIN.com ARTICLE: HERE

PITCHFORK review and listen to "KING OF KINGS": HERE

Ian MacKaye plays baritone guitar and Amy Farina plays drums. They both
sing.

Amy Farina grew up in the Harrisburg area, going on to play in great bands such as The Warmers and Ted Leo/RX, and with Lois (even playing on a JOHN PEEL SESSION)

Ian MacKaye founded DISCHORD records in 1980, creating the most inspirational model for do-it-yourself labels and arts organizations. His bands Minor Threat, Fugazi, Pailhead, Egg Hunt, Skewbald, and Embrace still inspire.

"The Odds" is the band’s third full-length album - 13 songs recorded with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios during the summer of 2012.
The Evens began in fall of 2001 and released two albums, The Evens (2005) and Get Evens (2006) and a 7”, Warble Factor b/w Timothy Wright (2011).

SATURDAY MARCH 16th, 2013

ALL AGES.

Doors at 7pm, the EVENS play promptly at 7:30PM.

$5, limited tickets at the door.

At the MIDTOWN SCHOLAR BOOKSTORE, 1302 N. Third St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

EVER ENDING KICKS (from Anacortes, Washington / members of Mount Eerie) plus LITTLE BEAR

everendingkickspromo1 polaDate:
02.24.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at THE MAKESPACE

from Anacortes, Washington:
EVER ENDING KICKS

(solo project by Paul from Mount Eerie, Motorbikes, Lake and more!)

LISTEN: HERE

Ever Ending Kicks is the new and improved project of Paul Adam Benson. Paul formerly performed as “Motorbikes” and achieved some minor West Coast acclaim for his albums “New Color” and “How to Execute?”, and for his varying participation in bands like Karl Blau, LAKE, and Mount Eerie.

Some words about EEK:
“Ever ending kicks, like how skate shoes get torn through and cool things become irrelevant. This idea is one of momentum. When pursued, the advancement is so small and consistent that you don’t see the decline or revamp, but a beautiful gradient fade that transcends eras and coolness. It is a constant transition to improvement, exposing new color slowly but continuously. It is a chart of perceptive growth, and a portrait of learning.”
-PAB

PLUS: LITTLE BEAR, http://guesswhossleeping.bandcamp.com/

$5 suggested donation, all-ages, 8PM.

at THE MAKESPACE, 1916 n. 3rd st. Harrisburg

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