photos courtesy of MoJo
First off, thanks to everyone who’s been coming out to support us for our most recent shows. It’s been great getting back into playing music after our summer break! We have quite a few new tunes that we’ve been testing out on audiences…with great results! We hope to be back in the studio soon to begin work on a new record. We have quite a few shows coming right up to the edge of 2014, including one in portland (our second PDX show in the past 6 weeks). And…we again no longer have a rehearsal space. Almost to the day a year ago we lost our last and greatest rehearsal space at 1st and mass, and now our interbay one is up for sale. If anyone has any leads on warehouse spaces, industrial work spaces, art studios, etc in the Seattle area we would love if you could contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org the only stipulation is we need 24 hour access…Gems practices LATE! Anyways, that’s it for now. Gems wishes everyone a happy holidaze and we will be in touch in 2014! Great job!
Including a Halloween party! Gems will be making a triumphant return to the Sunset Tavern to reprise our “Tall Mountain” record release show with our friends Gold Wolf Galaxy! Should be a fun one…we’re thinking of doing something special for this one too! We have a couple more shows in the Seattle area all the way up through December, and several PDX area shows for any Portland fans and friends. We had a great night at The Seamonster…thanks again to all our friends for coming out and supporting us…it’s been a long three months off but we’re really hitting the ground running! Expect new things from us in the near future and more more more chances to experience the Gems live. For now, head on over to our SHOWS page for more info on upcoming events!
Our good friend and fabulous artist Vox Mod was gracious enough to do a remix of our song “Earl Over Ocracoke” from our new album. You can listen to the track for free on soundcloud right HERE. We’re all super honored that Vox Mod took the time to do the remix and did such a wonderful job of it and Gems would like to personally thank Vox Mod for taking the time to do such a wonderful job on the remix, we’re pretty chuffed! Enjoy! P.S. Check out some of Vox Mod’s music while you’re at it too, his band Lazer Kitty has a new record coming soon as well. Simply one of the finest electronic producers in the Northwest!
Hey everyone, hope your summer has been good…we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus with several members on trips/tours in Europe but we’re going to be back in September and we have a few new shows to announce, including our first ever performance in Portland! Please take a look at our SHOWS page in the upcoming weeks for more updates on our live outings.
First up will be the Seamonster Lounge in wallingford. It’s FREE and well be jamming throughout the evening. September 26th.
Next we will be playing our first ever show in PDX at the Habesha Lounge October 19th
Finally we have a show with our good friends Jupe Jupe and A Breakthrough In Field Studies at the High Dive on Nov 9th.
We’re really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, continuing to work on new music, and playing shows…if you haven’t had a chance to check out our newest album Tall Mountain yet please have a look at our MUSIC page or visit our STORE.
We bring you the newest installment in the Gems sound! Here we have a completely improvised jam recorded at our rehearsal space on April 2nd, 2013. It’s a look into our compositional process…everything starts from a point such as this and is refined and refined again until a song emerges. Maybe something will come of this one but chances are it will barely resemble what you hear at this point. Enjoy!
Hey friends, just a quick headsup that Gems will be playing this Saturday June 8th at the Joesphine with our good friends The Soft Hills. Also on the bill is Warm Static and Snowdrift. We’re going on vacation after this one for a month or so…it’ll be a good chance to get your Gems fixx for a while since we’ll be relaxing and vacationing for a bit. More info then, yes?
Gems @ The Josephine Sat June 8th
Gems will be performing along with our good friends The Soft Hills at Ballard’s The Josephine on Saturday June 8th
Also on the bill are: Warm Static, Snowdrift, and The Soft Hills
Gems is happy to announce that we will be performing at this years Folklife music festival. It’s a wonderful, free music festival taking place in Seattle Center. Gems will be performing Saturday May 25th at 7pm at the Vera Project stage as part of the ball of wax showcase. Come down and say hello if you’re at the festival! Hope to see you there!! Info here
More info at: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/