Similar to CMJ, I always get a little excited when I hear that some of my favorite local Seattle bands are headed off to SXSW.
Also – shameless plug, one of my favorite Seattle bands, The Flavr Blue is performing at Neumos for their SXSW send-off and if you’re not doing anything tomorrow night, then you should definitely be there. It’s only $5 and it will pretty much be the best time of your life. It’s not sold out yet. I wish I were home.
Even when I make a promise that I’ll stick to news about the Bay Area, Seattle slips in every once in awhile. Every local knows that trying to get through the city can be quite the struggle bus. With your one-way streets, bus lanes, and constant traffic, making your way through Seattle can be an absolute nightmare. One way to combat that is a gondola being built according to Great Western Pacific – responsible for Pier 57 and The Great Wheel. The gondola would connect the waterfront to the Convention Center via Union Street and would run a half of a mile.
Not only do I find the idea to be kind of a pretty design, but it would also eliminate so many barriers that Seattle locals have to fight through on a daily basis like traffic and parking. For more details on the plan, click here.
It has been awhile since I’ve listened to How to Dress Well, but I knew I was going to enjoy this single just as much as the first time I heard “& It Was U.” The second I heard Tom Krell’s vocals on this track, I nearly melted. It was, in a way, very unexpected, but so powerful and it stays that way throughout the entire song. We hope a new album is on its way to us!
It’s been awhile since we’ve had an Ariana Grande music post, but I heard her on the radio today and I found this video last night and had to post. This is actually my first time hearing her perform “Right There” acoustic and as expected, it’s pretty good.
Also bonus video of her rapping Big Sean starting at 1:04 and 2:54. I wish I could be this good.
At the end of the work day, it takes watching a trailer like this to warm up your heart a little bit. I would probably see this movie, but I probably wouldn’t want to pay to see it in theaters. I find parts of this cast refreshing, but then a part of me is just like, “Cameron Diaz, what are you even doing in here?”
This spread was actually released last month, but we never posted it and I actually really enjoyed it so much that I didn’t want to pass it up.
It’s really exciting that Kendall has been walking in several shows for fashion week this season and not just some of the ones that we forget about or don’t care to read up on. She walked IN Paris in both Givenchy and Chanel. Typically, when the Kardashians pursue things ie) Rob’s designer sock line, we don’t take it too seriously, but we’re thrilled that Kendall is actually doing what she wants and succeeding at it. I think she could have a really strong career in this. Cara D. watch your back.
Today, our Song of the Day is featuring the side project of actress Jena Malone (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Donnie Darko, Saved!) Apparently, she’s been making music for 8 years and we’re just NOW hearing about it. She’s the front woman of her band, The Shoe, and this coming June, they’ll be releasing their EP I’m Okay. We can’t wait to hear it!
I came across this print by a local artist and illustrator named Lisa Congdon on The Bold Italic today and thought it was a perfect post for Yow Yow! How cute is this? According to her, these are the 23 items that make San Francisco the city that it is. Want it? It’s only selling for $20!
I wonder what 23 items would best represent Seattle…
The new Pharrell album streaming on Spotify
Think you’ve got it all figured out as a “foodie?” Yelp, just released their list of 100 Best Places to Eat and yes, I’m hungry and yep, I’m up for the challenge. It’s easy to select a food spot based off of the reviews found on Yelp, but for this list, their engineers and went through all of their data to come up with the best list. We don’t like to argue against numbers. Additionally, the list “takes into account both ratings and amount of reviews to showcase places that are both popular and delicious.” Here are the top 10 to kick things off:
1. Da Poke Shack (Kailua-Kona, HI)
2. Paseo (Seattle, WA)
3. Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (Kansas City, KS)
4. The Cinnamon Snail (New York, NY)
5. Porto’s Bakery (Burbank, CA)
6. Dametra Cafe (Carmel by the Sea, CA)
7. Alinea (Chicago, IL)
8. Franklin Barbecue (Austin, TX)
9. Gary Danko (San Francisco, CA)
10. Joe’s Falafel (Los Angeles, CA)
HOORAY – Paseo’s at number 2! I’ve never actually eaten there, but everyone that has ever eaten there has told me that is the absolute best.