"Get lost with Astrol Waters on a psych-jazz odyssey that gracefully layers spoken verses over a spacey and harmonious instrumentation. Playing at this year’s VanFest, the self-described “psychedelic jazz improv collective” have been part of the Seattle scene since 2015. Citing influences ranging from Zappa to Tupac, you can catch them on August 19 at VanFest Seven (Maple Valley Food Bank Benefit)"
By: Daniel Johnson Tobler
ASTROL WATERS approves VANFEST
KEXP Suggests 2017 VanFest lineup, Yesterday VanFest announced the lineup for their 7th iteration this summer, August 19th. If you’ve never heard of the scrappy DIY fest with the heart of gold then you’d be forgiven since the fest takes place deep in the woods of Maple Valley but you should start paying attention because this tiny festival has become the premier place for local underground bands to play in the hopes of joining artists like Car Seat Headrest, Chastity Belt, Dude York, and Great Grandpa by becoming the Next Big Thing. "VanFest was founded in 2011 by then-16-year-old Van Wolfe with the goal of bringing the community-oriented focus and intimacy of underground music to a beautiful park setting where such things are not normally present. VanFest also exists to bring arts and culture to Maple Valley, and help put this wonderful city into the awareness of people in the Seattle area. "
Astrol Waters performs on 90.3 FM
After release of their self titled debut album, Astrol Waters continues to push the envelope of Seattle's music scene. Looking to make themselves part of the conversation when Psych Jazz music is discussed. Astrol Waters will be taking over the airwaves of 90.3FM Sunday night, April 8th Midnight to 1AM with KEXP Sonarchy Radio Host: Doug Haire.
Sun. 4-8-17 Midnight
Art and Music will reflect the social climate of this land and its history, reminding us the unconditional love we feel for one another. In building our children’s future, the Food will reveal the season of Harvest, giving gratitude to Mother Earth for providing nutrition to our bodies. God has given us all a gift in life. The Potlatch is a time of giving; of connecting ourselves, to build.
Keenen will be introducing a new song at this event, as well as other fresh songs from NEW MOON TAPE, as well as some unreleased. Also, Astrol Waters will be unleashing a set at this event, along with a dozen other performances from Seattle's freshest artists including Dex Amora, Young Chhaylee, and Marth Macabare. Dont miss this event.
Astrol Waters @ Saltgrass
With a special invitation via the cosmos, the collective that is Astrol Waters headed for Native Reservation up North in the mystic Northwest.The date was August 20th, the day was hot, and the vibes were ripe. "That performance stood out to me",said Astrol seeker. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK5iBOd8Aqo
Magik on the Cover
March, the Month of Spring shined a light on Keenen Magik. In transition between music studios, Keenen found himself tired of playing in his bedroom and decided to play outside instead. Whats music if not shared, right?
This caught the attention of the local newspaper. They witnessed Magik and decided it was best on the front cover! published March 04, 2016, Mill Creek Beacon
Lo Fi - ChaiStock 2015
On October 25th, Celebrating the infamous Chai TeaHouse in Ballard, Fourteen bands came together on a heavy clouded rainy Sunday afternoon/evening to give it all they got, and contribute to the nostalgic energy at the popular Seattle venue 'Lo-Fi'. Astrol Waters received praise for their mind bending performance and eclectic cast of artists to generate a favoured impress on the fourty or so in attendance.
Beats N Bohos
After a well appreciated and welcoming applause at Phinneywoods Summer Streets Fair Aug. 8th, Astrol Waters continues by allowing its colors to transpire, and looks onward into the season to spread vibrations your way.
Hello, so we were invited by, John Leighton Beezer to perform August 1st in Olympia, for a, first of its kind outdoor psychedelic music performance; in the middle of the woods! It was so epic..!! Harvest Moon.
Along with thirty five souls they shared the experience with,
Astrol Waters took to great heights that night.
Click Here for the Trailer - http://neonbrown.com/Hobbitstock2015AstrolWaters.mp4
Click Here for Intro Footage!! - http://fusilcreativegroup.com/MVI_0917.mp4
The Tims Tavern Performance June 25th, has led to the
Onward plans of taking this collective of talent, Further!
Introducing: "Astrol Waters" (Free Psych Rock Jazz)
Vocals lead by Keenen Magik, as well as his accompanied Trumpet.
A flexing cast of Brandon Herzberg, 5-Track, Andrew Woods, Jp Lenon, Sheridan, and John Leighton Beezer collaging a spiritual ambiance of aura to set the temperature. This band is amidst a ripe Seattle Culture, and aspire to be inspired to inspire; Transcend all genres, ages, languages, genders, and species.