Sometimes it's all rumor. Sometimes it goes until 6 in the morning. Sometimes there's a wicked DJ. Sometimes the power goes out like that one time. Sometimes there's two bands set up! Sometimes the DJ is DJ Logic. Sometimes I can't even find this place people keep telling me about - The Loft. Sometimes it doesn't even start until 2am! Sometimes I don't even hear about it until it's too late -and I wish I did. Sometimes I can't even believe what I'm seeing, let alone a part of, it's such a crazy thing.

March 9th all of Seattle will have the opportunity to buy a window that looks into The Loft.

I can always expect the best live dance music, whether it be funk, jazz, house, disco, drum n' bass, reggae, whatever, but it will be dope, and it will be live. I can expect the best Seattle musicians. I can expect awesome up & coming bands from around the country. Most of all though, I can expect the unexpected.

March 9th the Loft presents Excursion, our foray into your world, and your foray into ours. The Loft, given that name because it was never given any other, is Seattle's premiere underground sporadic late night party place, attended by only friends of friends and by those who find it.

The Robert Walter jam was the sickest I've ever seen; it stands out the most, maybe because it was one of the first ones I'd been to. Twice I've seen DJ Logic rip it up with Das Rut. The Skerik, PK, and Kevin Sawka jam made music LIKE I'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE. One time the Wild Magnolias, in full length Indian headdresses, came out of the back bedroom to do a crazy late night set Bumbershoot weekend!

March 9th the Loft presents Excursion, a celebration of the underground -our underground- at Seattle's ISPY. Enter through the alleyway, flip out a ten spot, and say hello to a familiar face, Jonny, but in this case he will be known as Jon Haring, who will be showcasing his photographs of live music, many of which were taken on very late nights at our underground spot depicting our late night culture. Downstairs on the dance floor, Das Rut, Seattle's best dance/improv band (the Loft's house band), which features Reggie Watts, Davis Martin & Thaddeus Turner of Maktub, plus PK & Dara Quinn of Rockin Teenage Combo, will lay down their righteous uptempo soul, as well as have it's guest list packed, as stellar guests are always invited to take part in the fever (names like Brad's Shawn Smith, Chava Mirel, KDTU's CD Littlefield, Samo's Steve Scalfati, and others). New York's Graham Haynes will be performing with Siamese, Seattle's newest improv band (the Loft's other house band), that is turning heads with it's drum n' bass skins star, Kevin Sawka. Downtempo demons KOOKEN & HOOMEN are our out-of-town guests, hailing from the city, San Francisco. Loft-inspired visuals, lighting, and projections will warm the upper mezzanine and dance floor; Tarek & DJ Diskyze will fill in the gaps. For five hours, We Will take you away.

And for those in the know, the excursion doesn't have to stop there though, of course. . .

Sat. | 03.09.02 | Seattle
doors at 9pm. show at 9:30 sharp.

1921 5th Ave (Alley Entrance)
Seattle, WA

[Published on: 2/22/02]

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