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The Zephyr Community Energy Fair gives a breath of fresh air Friday

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Hydr8 invites people to breath in new energy and music on the patio at Machinery Row on Friday at the inaugural Zephyr Community Energy Fair. The event runs from 5 p.m. to about midnight.

The activities start with open Reiki sessions/attunements from 5 to 5:30, followed by Frequency Soundbaths with Didgeridoo, Singing Bowls, Gong, Throat Singing, Solfeggio Tuning Forks and more from 5:30 to 6 and a free dance session from Suza Lee from 6 to 7. 

The music begins with Sarah Frazier performing from 7:15 to around 8:45 and Hydr8 taking the stage from 9 to 10:30. The evening  concludes with tunes from DJ Set until midnight.

Gabe Vasichek, lead singer with Hydr8, said a big focus of this event is helping people reach for new inner sources of energy either through music, heavy breathing, or other unique ways such as Reiki, which he is a Master Practitioner.

“Even if it’s just breathing, or saying the word energy, energy, energy over and over, after a few minutes … it really starts working,” he said.

Hydr8 will be playing songs off their new album titled “Cymantics,” which I reviewed yesterday. You can check that out here.

Gabe said he’s found that this album has some soap box moments, some multiple layered lyrics and lots of experimental sounds and instruments for which Hydr8 has become known for.

“If you keep digging layers in the music, you get to find certain things and you’ll find a lot of double sided words;  a lot of double sided phrases or suggestive clauses for your subconsious to plug into,” he said. “It’s not to say that it has  religious connections, but more of being on soap box … It’s fun to explore that.”

Sarah Frazier from Helena performs on Friday at Machinery Row
Sarah Frazier from Helena performs on Friday at Machinery Row

Vasichek said while they have made a real effort to perform with people in the community and explore the collaborative spirit Great Falls provides, on this album and in many of their live performances, they’ve started to develop a core sound between the three of them — Gabe himself, Dan Vasichek, Gabe’s brother, and Cory Fisher.

“We realize things have been coming part of our natural view,” he said. “Our different styles and different interactions with how we interact. It’s almost like an equilateral triangle and in that sense we really have been playing mostly among just us three.”

He said the goal is to make the Hydr8 show manifest into an experience above and beyond just a regular show. He said they have plans for creating videos to be shown behind them as they play and other 3-dimensional tools to help engage audience members along for the ride.

Before Hydr8 takes the stage, the Helena based singer/songwriter Sarah Frazier is set to warm up the audience.

You can check out her latest album “What the Blind Would See if the Mute Would Speak,” online here.

Check out more about the event online at the event Facebook page. 

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