Out of the post-industrial ghost-lands of Buffalo, NY a media scene has emerged with an urgency, tradition and aesthetic all its own. With roots in early media activism of the 1970s, and supported by a network of artist-run initiatives, the city has only recently started to become recognized for its lo-fi, experimental and, above all, uncompromising body of film and video. This collection acknowledges the origins of this tradition, while focusing on contemporary examples of those persevering against the odds of creating media in a dying rustbelt town.
Stop by Caffe Vita on Capitol Hill Tonight @ 8PM to check out the show. $7 at the door & free iced toddy!
More Info: Tough Stuff For The Buff
2:30 Battle Hymns
3:30 The Maldives
4:30 PICA BEATS
5:30 The Moondoggies
6:30 Truckasaurus and They Live!
8:30 Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth (interview)
“Matson on Music went live today from inside Caffe Vita, kicking off our coverage of the Capitol Hill Block Party.
Starting at 3 p.m., I’ll be interviewing Block Party performers and organizers, including Maldives, Past Lives, They Live! and Dave Meinert.
I interviewed Capitol Hill Block Party performers The Maldives, Morgan Henderson from Past Lives, and Micachu and the Shapes. Festival organizers Michael Hebb and David Meinert also stopped by to close out our show.
Watch a rewind of our live stream below:
We are thrilled to announce that the proprietors of our Farm Direct
Guatemalan coffee Finca Neuvo Vinas are visiting Seattle next week!
MEET THE PRODUCER CUPPING. JULY 28th 10am
Alex and Martin Keller are tremendously knowledgeable and inspiring – and their coffee is the finest we have found in Central America. Please join us to taste their remarkable coffees. No RSVP necessary. Capitol Hill Caffe Vita.
VITA TABLE DINNER WITH FINCA NUEVO VINAS. JULY 27th
Mark July 27th on your calendar – Vita and One Pot will be bringing together a great little panel of coffee minds to spend the evening in conversation with Alex and Martin Keller to discuss what it means to grow coffee in one of the most unstable regions in the world. In a country plagued by constant rebel fighting and political unrest these two brothers (and fourth generation coffee farmers) have risen above the chaos to create a small slice of sustainable brilliance. 40% of their farm is a thriving ecological reserve, bioswales have been built to treat the coffee production waters, and they have elevated composting to a rarified art form. Expect Guatemalan Rum, a few traditional dishes, cheap beer, and memorable coffee. 7pm. Capitol Hill Caffe Vita. Gratis for our wholesale customers.
$40/person. click here to reserve a seat