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Mad Tea Party Jam Recap

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WOW! What a great weekend we had in Hedgesville, West Virginia at The Mad Tea Party Jam. First of all, the place is gorgeous. Rolling hills sprawled out over 300 acres with the Potomac River flowing right through it, 2 large fish filled ponds, and a super steep mountain ridge about 3/4 of a mile beyond the trees that looked surreal under moonlit clouds. Big ups to Taco and Elise Olmstead for their tireless promotion, vision and hard work. They are lovely people, and we were honored to be a part of their festival. ELM (Electric Love Machine) played a 2am late night set on the main stage Thursday night followed by a 4am scorcher Friday night/sat morning. we were so happy to see so many dancing bodies and smiling faces in the crowd; great turnouts at both performances. It was Steve’s first 2 gigs with his new drums, and we felt the thunder for sure!

We’d like to give props to all the new bands/friends we got to know, and some of our old bands, friends and phamily that put on killer performances and created the physical and visual art that made this event so special. Papadosio, Dopapod, Turkuaz, TAUK, DELTAnine, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Moogatu, Jordan August Band, Proper Playground, THE MOON LIFE, Kati Visions Jewelry, Luminary Stage Design, Liz Hu Art, Rene Weber, Harrison Crawford. Great job by everyone. We love ya!

Here are some cool pics from Friday’s late night set on the bus stage by the lovely Megan Wood.

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Papadosio Run Recap

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Hi there! We would like to thank Papadosio for having us open for them at The Norva in Norfolk VA may 8th and at The 9:30 Club in DC May 9th. They are incredibly cool and talented guys, and it was our pleasure being a part of their tour. We would also like to thank Steez Promo, Walther Productions, Proper Playground, Luminary Stage Design, Liz Hu, the painter, TLC Baltimore, the ELM management team, and all our friends and phamily who attended early to see our sets. We’ll have some audio and pictures up soon!!!

 

 

Proper Playground/Cosmic Campout presents OHANA: ELM’s 1 Year Anniversary with DELTAnine and Former Champions 3-1-14 recap

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Hear ELM 3-1-14 at The Ottobar!

Hello friends! We just want to let you know how much we absolutely appreciate all the love and support we received this past Saturday at The Ottobar. Happy Birthday to our team mom, Lauren Scott. You’re the best! DELTAnine and Former Champions; you guys killed it. We had a blast hanging out with you, and both bands sounded amazing. Johnny Thorne Transforma and Sara Sulu Boan, thanks for the Proper Playground ELM banners.  They looked incredible with the Luminary Stage Design lights. To bask in those textures and colors while playing made it like a 3D Psychedelic experience. Also, thanks to Johnny Thorne and Damn Right Lefkow for rigging the balloon drop and the hoops for our amazing aerial performers. You’re extremely talented. Many thanks to our visual crew, Jack Thomas of Luminary Stage Design (lights) and Jeremy Opio (projections). Everything looked awesome! Special thanks to Kati Visions Jewelry Designs, Lauren Neilio-Scott and Sara Sulu Boan for working the merchandise! To all the painters who came out; Liz Hu, Rene Weber, Harrison Crawford, Will Shanklin, Tripps, from the Soul Pushers Arts Collective, extremely beautiful and inspiring art flowing from your minds and brushes. It’s always great to have you on board. Thank you Theresa Keil and Larry Cohen from TLC Baltimore for capturing the evening with your sharp and colorful photos! Thank you Brendan Sullivan for recording the show, and filming. We appreciate ya! And to our internal support crew, Megan Ween, Kenah Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Brady, Pat Ostrye, Chris Gonzo, you guys rock and we love ya! A very special and heartfelt thank you to our manager Ryan Scott for continuing to believe in us and push us in the right direction. There’s no way we could do this without you, bro! Much love to all who attended the event, and thanks to Craig, Rob, Chuck, Megan, Matt and the crew at The legendary Ottobar. We hope to be back soon! Stay tuned to ELM-MUSIC.COM for tour dates and summer festival announcements! Cheers, Steve Rappa and the Jon Jons Here’s the audio of ELM 3-1-14 at The Ottobar

See the Full Photo Album from TLC Baltimore Here!

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