sun01mar8:30 pmVacationer DJ set & DJ Mike Wallace8:30 pm
Vacationer frontperson Ken Vasoli brings us fourteen tracks of unreleased Vacationer songs that didn't need vocals and the full band. Opening is DJ Mike Wallace, who's
Vacationer frontperson Ken Vasoli brings us fourteen tracks of unreleased Vacationer songs that didn’t need vocals and the full band. Opening is DJ Mike Wallace, who’s opened for the likes of Madlib.
“My memory gets fuzzy when I try to pin down the time of year this began, or which track was the first to come together. Let’s call it 2016. I’d been getting into a habit of home schooling myself in music production. I was compelled to become more self-sustained in my music-making and gratified with the recording quality I could achieve.
My goal was to complete an album at home within my means. I have a modest music room filled with gear and records in various conditions that have accumulated over the years. It’s a stretch to call it a studio, but that’s how I treat it. I overhauled the room’s configuration to accommodate every working instrument and record them at a moments notice.
During this time I was determined to complete writing for the third Vacationer LP, Mindset. Even though I was focused on that task at hand, I had ulterior motives to complete an original instrumental record for many years. So I worked on both projects in tandem.
This is a close personal record for me. It was made for years in one room with all I had at arms length. I want to bring the listener into that room. I want them to smell the cedar planks and weed and feel the click of the tape machines’ record button under their index fingers. I hope they find all the enjoyment.”
– Ken Vasoli
(Sunday) 8:30 pm