…and it’s for a great cause! Come out to the Tractor Tavern tomorrow night (6/10) to see Goldfinch and Friday Mile play as part of Noise for the Needy. Tiny Vipers and Horse Feathers are also on the bill. I was lucky enough to catch some of the Horse Feathers set at the Birds on a Wire Festival last March and it was mesmerizing.
photo by Adam Ward
photo by Tyler Kalberg
This will be your last chance to see Goldfinch and your penultimate chance to see Friday Mile for an indefinite period of time as both bands will retreat to seclusion for the summer, busying themselves with the business of writing and recording. More importantly, this show will be an exclusive opportunity to witness a certain bass player perform in two bands in one night! That’s half of the total lineup!
Our dear friends at Sound on the Sound wrote a kind preview of the show which you can find here.
THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH
Noise for the Needy Presents
Just want to give everyone a heads up that we’ll be announcing our first batch of artists for Doe Bay Fest 2010 on March 1st! In the meantime, enjoy these lovely videos of impromptu performances that occurred in places other than that the Doe Bay stages.
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Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives were among the many artists who took advantage of the amazing setting that is the Doe Bay Resort by performing an impromptu acoustic set overlooking the Rosario Straight on Sunday Morning. Lucky for us, Joe Bay was there with his video camera.
One of the unique aspects of Doe Bay Fest is just how the music seems to come any time and from everywhere. Impromptu sets around the resort, and even on the ferry boats going to and from Anacortes are now things that people come to expect to include in their experience at Doe Bay Fest. Above is a video of Friday Mile performing “Lives of Strangers” on the ferry ride home from the fest. Doe Bay attendees rushed to the front of the boat at the sound of music, hands clapping, and cheers. It was as if no one wanted the festival to end.
Above is the conclusion of the ferry boat set. By the time the set was finished, members of Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, Youth Rescue Mission, Indian Valley Line, and the Maldives joined Friday Mile at the stern of the ship for an impromptu blues session (I hate the word jam). Music was played literally up until the boat pulled up to the terminal and everyone had to run to make it to their cars in time.
We’re are excited to announce that we have begun planning for Doe Bay Fest 2010. Last year’s Doe Bay Fest was a resounding success on all fronts! The sold out event that took place over two beautiful days on Orcas Island in Washington State was included in many “Best of 2009 Lists” including, Sound on the Sound and the Seattle Times.
Headlined by The Long Winters, Doe Bay Fest 2009 boasted a lineup that Sound on the Sound called “the local lineup of the summer.” Also gracing the stage last year were such notable local talents as David Bazan, The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, The Lonely Forest, Friday Mile, and many more. This year, Artist Home Booking and the Doe Bay Resort are aiming high to make Doe Bay Fest 2010 even better.
Doe Bay Fest will take place on August 13th and 14th at the Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island. Tickets are not yet available but if you join the Doe Bay Fest group on Facebook, you’ll be the first to know.
If you are an artist that would like to be considered for Doe Bay Fest 2010, please send an email to
along with a link to your EPK
For more information on Doe Bay Fest, visit www.doebayfest.com (Site under construction)
For more information on the Doe Bay Resort, visit www.doebay.com
Friday Mile have become a staple draw in Seattle’s Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods in the last year and after having sold The Tractor Tavern over capacity on their CD release show a month ago, Friday Mile are taking their wonderful live show over to Capital Hill to play their first ever show at Neumos next Sunday night, December 13th. The band has a great deal of momentum right now while also having two singles on rotation at KEXP and this show at Neumos marks yet another great step forward for the fine folks from Ballard.
Joining Friday Mile on the Bill are local bands, The Horde and Harem, and To The Sea.
Friday Mile are ready to release the longly anticipated follow up to their acclaimed 2007 release Love and Gasoline. In two weeks the band will be celebrating the release of Good Luck Studio on the Portland Based label, Timber Carnival with a pair of release shows in Seattle and Portland.
The album, produced by legendary producer Dennis MacKay (Lou Reed, David Bowie, George Harrison) and engineered by Stuart Hallerman (Built To Spill, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters), has already seen its first two singles added to the rotation at KEXP.
For a limited time, the band is offering a special deal to its fans , offering a limited run of deluxe packages of Good Luck Studio. Each package includes three unique screenprinted GLS singles with one b-side (Lives of Strangers/Jackpot Days, Funny Thing/Even I, FYI/Perfect Square) and a limited-edition screenprinted GLS poster. You can learn more about it here – http://www.fridaymile.com/?p=114