My new single “She Lives on the Astral Plane” will be available on all digital platforms Friday, November 2nd. John Theroux has directed a gorgeous new video, premiering soon.
Short Answer: It’s this Sunday at High Dive! Get tickets now ($6)
Long Answer: Patrick Galactic’s Lo-Fi All-Stars is a series I curate at the High Dive on the first Sunday of every month. It is a celebration of song in its most minute form. I find three amazing songwriters and let them share their music, most often with just a guitar or piano to accompany them.
Great songs come through no matter how they are played. It’s fun to strip things down and hear the raw emotional center of an excellently-crafted song. Sometimes I hear a band that I love and wonder what they would sound like stripped down. So I have them play an acoustic set, sometimes just the lead singer, sometimes the whole band. You still with me?
If you are a singer-songwriter who’d like to be part of a future show, come out Sunday and chat with me. These shows can only happen if our music community supports them. We need you. You need gigs.
This Sunday at High Dive, I’ve selected three very different artists who all share common threads.
Freman is multi-instrumentalist and musical line-stepper Lauren Freman. She's a singer-songwriter hell-bent on blurring the lines between high and low art. She’s opening the night at 8pm and is someone you don’t want to miss.
Kelly Fleek of The Spider Ferns performs a rare solo set, featuring stripped down arrangements of TSF's electro pop and rare gems that are only shared on nights like these.
Immensity Crumb is the new project of Clearly Beloved brains Brenden and Jennifer Smith. Beautiful, strange, delightful...a very grandiose, small thing.
Join me in The Tower of Song (The High Dive, just so we’re clear) and drink in the intimate and evocative energy of this amazing group of songwriters.
“So….are you still like…making music?”
This is an actual quote from a recent conversation I had. It stung at first but in the end, I got it. I’ve played less shows and shared less music this year than any year I can remember.
“So…are you still like…making music?”
I’ve played a couple epic shows with the band and felt the inevitable 3 day high of being accepted by a large crowd.
“SO ARE YOU STILL MAKING MUSIC OR NOT, MOTHERFUCKER?!”
Oh right, that. The answer? Yes. Lots. Last year I decided that the Patrick Galactic I’d shown the world had run its course and I wanted to branch out, creatively. Remember that whole “It’s the end of an era” tagline that I threw around a lot? There was a reason.
I’ve spent the last 8 months recording relentlessly, making a beautiful video with my ace, John Theroux, and before the year is over, you’ll be hearing a lot of it! I’ve had the opportunity to work with an amazing cast of musicians on my next EP and I am so excited to show it to you. Almost excited enough to…no. Not yet. But soon.
Till then here’s a picture of my dog, who has been endlessly bored watching me make this shit. Give it up for Luna everyone. She’s the real hero here
Cover photo by Tony Hammons
Director John Theroux of CTPAK Film Crew is editing my new video "Center of Command" but gave me some great pics from the set. We are so excited to get this out!
My co-star is the incredibly talented Cole Ibach. This was his first acting job and he gave an excellent performance. You might notice a passing similarity between the two of us. Good for you because I just told you so now you have to notice.
Click the pics below and stay tuned for an official release date announcement coming soon! In the mean time, buy tickets or RSVP here or here to the big release show at The Sunset in Ballard on 11/17!
Already tired of the droning-yuppie-freakshow that is the United States presidential campaign? Are you exhausted listening to the well-heeled, morally bankrupt professional television personalities we call public servants shouting over each other about how qualified they are to rule you?
My name is Patrick Galactic and I am an extremely unqualified, unprepared and undeserving candidate to be YOUR next President of these United States. My only campaign promise is to make music and look damn good doing it!
If you live in Seattle, Portland, Arcata, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix or Jamestown then you have been blessed with the once-in-a-tour opportunity to pick up this limited edition t-shirt designed by Jim Nadorozny of Superbeast!
If you live outside of these cities and would like a shirt, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org for cost and availability.
The good folks at The Spud Goodman Show put together a very cool video of my new song "Strychnine". Check it out, give a thumbs up, leave a comment and SHARE! Thanks to the TSGS crew!
Possibly the hardest question to answer in all of music history is answered by 550 artists. For the record, I pick John but they both were strongest when they wrote together.
Who do you pick?!
TBASA’s Lo-Fi All-Stars, an ongoing series of shows featuring up-and-coming songwriters from around the Northwest, has found a new home at Substation in Seattle. They’re kicking it off in a big way with featured performances by Abi Grace, Hell Mary, Champagne Sunday and me. It’s a great bill and a cheap way to hear new music from some of the area’s best! Click the pic, watch the show trailer and get yourself to Substation on Wednesday, June 3rd.