northern navajo nation fair


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Discotays

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Four Corners, More Genres

2nd Annual Indie/Electro Fest

The second annual indie / electro fest highlights emerging sounds from the Four Corners area during a free two-day music showcase in Shiprock, N.M. The fest is organized by micro-labels Teenage Sewage and Deadrezkids Records, Golizhe Productions and Gallup community radio station KNIZ-FM 90.1. Tonight is electro, noise and experimental-focused; highlights include Farmington-based electro act Dan K. and Navajo Nation-based Discotays' side projects Four Older Sisters and Plantagent Cherokee. Tomorrow, performers bring the acoustic, ska and punk, with sets by Tsaile, Ariz.-based Chuska Terror Unit and Denver-based Sara Century among others. For the full schedule, lineup and directions, visit tinyurl.com/iefest2012. Northern Navajo Nation Fair, Shiprock • 7 pm • FREE

V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Brad Charles and Hansen Ashley at Skatesploitation in Santa Fe
Akiliah Martinez

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Electronic Blessings

Fest spotlights new wave of Native musicians

Brad Charles wants you to know there's more to rez music than metal. Charles and his partner, Hansen Ashley, make up the Navajo Nation-based post-punk duo Discotays. Dissatisfied with performance opportunities on the reservation for indie and electronic music, Charles organized a showcase to coincide with the 100th annual Northern Navajo Nation Fair.