Look Up Fest: Mars will showcase a curated selection of 12 psychedelic dream pop bands from the Pacific Northwest and beyond on Saturday 9/7 at Substation.
Look Up Fest, the lodge for high strangeness in the PNW, is a bi-annual mini music festival organized by paranormal label Look Up Records.
For our 3rd Look Up Fest, we’re channeling the red sky giant, featuring space-age music plus Martian experiences and a terraforming mission.
In addition to great live music, attendees can expect mind-bending visuals, immersive Martian environments, a photo booth, paranormal stories, and alien surprises only Look Up Fest would concoct.
"A brand-new confab of music, visual art, good beer and strange vibes..."
— Jonathan Zwickel, City Arts
LISTEN TO THE BANDS PLAYING
SUPPORT MUSIC ON MARS
There is currently no music on Mars. There are no Martian artist grants. There are no venues, no recording studios, not even a CD player. It’s depressing AF. We want to change that.
A MIXTAPE FOR MARTIAN COLONISTS
We’re putting together a mixtape that colonists can take with them when they go to Mars. It’s going to be a long, isolated journey, so we might as well entertain them. The album will be made of songs from musicians that perform at Look Up Fest: Mars and will be available for sale at the event.
DEAR NASA AND SPACEX
The mixtape for astronauts will be mailed to SpaceX, NASA, and other entities proposing Martian travel, along with a message of goodwill:
Hey there. We like what you’re doing. We think it’s cool. We just want to make sure Martian colonies and other future terraformed human existences are full of art, inspiration, and retain goodwill toward all lifeforms. We’re sending you this mixtape to play when you’re bored, and to share with other cosmic beings you may meet. Let’s keep space safe.
Always looking up,
— Seattle-based weirdos
RAFFLE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BEACON FOOD FOREST
Before we terraform Mars, there's a lot we can do to improve living ecosystems on Earth. For this event, our raffle will be raising funds for the Beacon Food Forest (BFF). Their mission: "To improve public health by regenerating our public land into an edible forest ecosystem. We work to reduce agricultural climate impact, improve our local food security, provide educational opportunities, and celebrate growing food for the benefit of all species.”
For more event information about Look Up Records, band bios, Spotify event playlist, and volunteer/partner submission forms, please contact us below or visit look-up-records.com/mars
LOOK UP RECORDS
PO BOX 80111
Seattle WA 98108