Several years ago, Noah and the Whale released their single, “Blue Skies” and I fell in love with it immediately. Years later, it’s still one of my favorite songs. These guys will be playing at the Neptune tonight on their Heart of Nowhere tour. If you’re looking for plans, this band will surely lead to a wonderful start to your weekend.
Tickets are $20 today and doors will open at 8:00PM with the show starting at 9:00PM. Special guests include Poor Moon.
For full details, click here.
It’s a small festival, but still a lineup we can appreciate!
I’m thrilled to hear that Girl Talk is coming back to festivals this year.
- The Warby Parker bus has come and gone! Veronica and I had a great time at their opening party here in Seattle. To see all of their adventures in the Pacific Northwest, click here for the complete roundup of their highlights.
- Remembering Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia – the two 16-year old girls who lost their lives from the Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The two young girls were headed to camp. [Source]
- Turntable used to be my jam; now I’m all about TuneIn – how the radio is rising through apps. [Source]
- Twitter enables app to have DM synching. [Source]
- Brooklyn Girl: A new type of girl for the guys? [Source]
- Cheezburger founder Ben Huh discusses what it’s like to let go a third of his employees. [Source]
- George Clooney and Stacey Keibler have split after two years of dating. We were rooting for her! [Source]
- Lauryn Hill began serving her three-month sentence in prison today due to tax evasion. [Source]
- Over 100 late night restaurants in San Francisco sorted by neighborhood and I want to try them ALL! [Source]
- In an attempt to modernize their name – accounting firm – Ernst & Young has decided to rebrand themselves as EY. Unfortunately, EY is also the name of limited edition magazine featuring young male models in barely there clothing. That’s a little awkward. [Source]
- Seattle Met Magazine blog’s list of summer outdoor concerts and shows. SO much Seattle music! [Source]
Capitol Hill’s bar and music venue, Barboza, turns one this Saturday and to celebrate they will be having two shows and the best part? $1 Rainier beers! Who doesn’t love that?
with No Joy + Eighteen Individual Eyes
Saturday May 4th
$13 ADV // 8PM // 21+
with The Blind Photographers
$12 ADV // 7PM // 21+
What I love about the Seattle music scene is that everyone is friends with each other and when one band or one artist is going through a tough time, the community comes together to make things right. Recently Kris Orlowski and his band were robbed of their equipment for the third time! I’m not sure if anyone ever realizes this (kind of like how most people don’t understand what a production a concert/music festival can be) but equipment is not cheap. A new music start-up named Ziibra (who we also have been working with!) is hosting a a “We Were Robbed” benefit show for Kris and his band on April 29th at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard with an all-star lineup. At this show, you’ll find sets by Kris Orlowski, Allen Stone, Meagan Grandall (Lemolo), Daniel Blue (Motopony) and quite a few others! Tickets for the show are $10.
Earlier this week a pawn shop was able to track down $80 of their stolen gear so any extra proceeds from the show will go straight towards the non-profit MusiCares.
When I was a younger, I used to be so great at planning to be at concerts. No, not just planning concerts, which I also did. But I mean if there was a show I wanted to be at, I was going to make sure I was going to be there. It’d be on my calendar. I’d have a notification for it on my phone. If it was a weekday, I’d tell my parents I was going to the library to study. Sorry Mom and Dad – but enough time has passed now that you can know this.
As a 20-Something, I now fail at something I used to succeed at. Tonight, there are two incredible shows that I am missing. If I could be in three places at once, I would. The reason why I cant go to either of these shows tonight though is because I simply just have other plans and dropped the ball on forgetting so please please please go in my place, will you?
I’ve been talking about her for about a month and now she’s finally here. Jessie Ware will be performing at The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle with special guests. Show is 21+ and starts at 8PM. Tickets and more info can be found here.
Secondly, one of my favorite artists Bryce Avery of The Rocket Summer is in town. I’d actually been planning on going to this show for months. April came out of nowhere! He’ll be performing at El Corazon tonight with an AMAZING lineup – The Classic Crime, Joe Brooks, and William Beckett. It is all ages and tickets are $18. Doors open at 6:30PM.
One of my favorite Seattle bands – Pickwick – is throwing down two free shows this week! To prepare them for their new album release Pickwick will be performing at Easy Street Records in West Seattle on March 4th at 7PM and at Sonic Boom Records on March 5th at 6PM. These two events are sure to be packed so arrive early otherwise you might miss out. Their first full-length album, Can’t Talk Medicine, will be released on March 12th. As if they didn’t have enough exciting news coming their way with these shows and their album, Pickwick has also landed the coveted spot of performing on the Mariners’ Opening Day April 8th. In previous years, Death Cab For Cutie and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have had that same privilege.
Favorite Style Icon: Taylor Swift
T. Swift has seriously stepped her game in 2012. Yes, she’s still sticking to the neutral colored dresses – but hey! That’s okay. It works for her. Taylor Swift is really just doing all the right things when it comes to her style these days and it helps that there are a handful of fabulous designers throwing their pieces at her. It’s awesome. I, of course, am jealous.
Runner Up: Michelle Obama / Kate Middleton
It’s been over a year since I’ve seen one of my favorite Seattle bands, but hopefully – someone out there – is seeing them in Seattle tonight!
Minus the Bear is playing tonight at Showbox at the Market along with Cursive and Girl in a Coma. I’ll never forget the time they played at this same venue years back while I was still in high school and the show had sold out while I was in line and still without a ticket. The problems I had back then…
Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets are on sale for $25, I believe.
A couple of days ago, I attended this year’s City Arts Fest VIP Kick Off Party and had a wonderful time. The event was held at Benaroya Hall and I gotta say – it looked a whole lot different from when I was there last… [flashback: Fall Ball 2008] As a person in my 20′s, I love open bars. It combines two things that a person in their 20′s love – free things and…!!
The whole event was pretty exciting with our always favorite USnaps photo booth being featured, pink hair extensions by Senos Salon, Vitamin Water, and food and free flowing drinks! Unfortunately, Kevin and I didn’t stay for the whole event and missed the surprise performance by an unnamed band. I still don’t know who it is. Thank you so much to Ever Kipp of PR firm – Tiny Human for inviting us though. It was so much fun to be a part of!
Just an update on how City Arts Fest is going…all music, arts, and VIP wristbands are sold out! You can, however, still purchase single tickets to shows and arts events and Culture Club passes. Only two more days left y’all! Don’t miss out on this great festival.
I am so excited to finally have the chance to attend this year’s City Arts Fest. What I have come to discover in years of attending music festivals is that I’m usually burnt out by the end of the first day in a weekend music fest. It is practically a marathon trying to have sets lined up after set after set after set. Not to mention, you’ve gotta factor in food breaks, water breaks, random breaks, etc. This time, that’s not a problem. Beginning Wednesday and going through Saturday, there will be multiple shows to attend every night and I can pace myself by attending one a night if I so please. Tomorrow is the kick-off party down at Benaroya Hall and I cannot wait. Of course, I’ll be live tweeting throughout the whole event so all of you can see what I’ll be up to. I hear there will be food, drinks, surprise performances, and even an opportunity to get your hair cut. I bet you’ve never seen that at an opening party. It’s cool – I haven’t either.
As for my City Arts Fest schedule? Here is my dream lineup. No word yet on whether or not I will make it to each of them, but I will most certainly try.
Wednesday, October 17th
Brother Ali w/ Blank Tape Beloved
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band
Thursday, October 18th
A Fine Frenzy
Throw Me The Statue
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Larry Hawkins (Formerly SK)
Friday, October 19th
The Soft Hills
Point Juncture, WA
Saturday, October 20th
Two Door Cinema Club
To see the full schedule click here to visit the official website.
I know I said this was Wedding Mondays, but it’s turning out to be a whole lot more of Music Monday. Once again, the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival begins tomorrow in New York and though I will probably never make my way over there to celebrate it, I would still like to recognize some of my favorite artists and bands being featured. Those in bold are from Seattle! Hometown pride never stops here on Yow Yow.
Check out the website for full details here.
This Friday, my favorite band from a movie – Switchfoot – will be performing in Seattle! I’ll never forget the tears I shed over this band from A Walk to Remember.
Be sure to catch them while they’re here at El Corazon along with Paper Route and Alabaster.
Tickets are $24 ADV and $29 at doors.
Doors open at 8 // show begins at 9