Mexico City yeah!
Mexico City yeah!
The weekend isn’t over yet, but Sundays are usually saved for rest and relaxation anyways. I’m okay with that because this weekend was packed with catch-ups and good food – lots of it. Now it’s time to prepare myself for Memorial Day Weekend and even though I think I have an idea of what I want to do… it might be a little last minute! Don’t those make the best adventures though?
1. This past weekend, I returned back to Seattle University for the annual Quadstock music festival. It was the same festival that I had planned the year before so it is still very near and dear to my heart, but I knew that it would probably be my last. Similar to how I said goodbye to the Search retreat last weekend, I knew I would be saying goodbye to Quadstock as well. The chairs did such a wonderful job and I’m glad I was able to see the final result of it.
2. Bake’s Place in Bellevue for brunch
Yesterday morning, a former office mate and I caught up over brunch at Bake’s Place in Bellevue. I wish I would’ve taken a picture of what I ordered – the crab and avocado omelette – because it was incredible. Also it doesn’t hurt that the whole time you’re eating there, you are being serenaded by extremely soothing jazz music.
3. Fruit Punch Gatorade
4. Another trip to Lost Lake Cafe
Yes, I did have brunch food twice in one weekend.
5. Cocktails at Manhattan
This is the first time I’m ever hearing about Riot Festival and though I haven’t listened to many of these bands in quite some time, I’m still pretty excited about it! Say Anything…Taking Back Sunday…Glassjaw… classics.
I am just beyond excited for this year’s lineup. Not only is it packed with amazing local talent, but the festival is also bringing back Death Cab For Cutie and Matt & Kim who I have seen in the past AT Bumbershoot. There are also quite a few bands that I have never seen that I am anticipating. It is also great to see a former band that I have booked – The Physics – as well as former Seattle U peers of mine – Kithkin – on the bill.
I cannot praise this lineup enough; it is incredible!
Everyone wants to be a musician or in a band, right? And because of that – it is why we have so many bands existing that we have never ever heard over. However, if you’re at Coachella or any other music festival, you wouldn’t be caught dead not knowing who a band was. Jimmy Kimmel caught a handful of liars over at the festival who acted as if they knew the bands that never really existed. What’s worse is that these fake bands have ridiculous names…The Obesity Epidemic? Really?
It was such a treat to return back to Seattle University yesterday evening for the 3rd annual Quadstock Unveiling Party. It always feels like home coming back there and being with the family I once worked and seeing the event I created continue on. I am so proud of both Maddison and Evan who have worked incredibly hard this year and honestly – no one can really understand what that’s like unless you’ve been in their shoes. I hope everyone is excited about the lineup and will attend because it is going to be an amazing show.
You knew we were going to post this.
I’ve never actually been a huge over-the-top fan of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, but I will admit that I have been enjoying the songs off of their latest album. It’s crazy to think that my friend Adam booked them for less than a thousand dollars just three years ago. How things move in the music industry…
Regardless, I love Seattle and I love my Seattle music.
Sidenote: We were very close to using this song for the Yow Yow! promo instead of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
I’d also like to start a movement that we start referencing Macklemore as Macklemeow…because everything is funnier as a cat reference, right?
Oh…I see what they did there. They wanted me to go all 3 days. Well played, Capitol Hill Block Party. You trying to break my wallet?
Having started my career in music and non-profits, Noise For Needy is an event that I am happy to get behind every year. The initial lineup was officially announced and it is packed with artists and bands that have so much potential. This year’s festival will take place in Ballard venues starting June 20-23rd and all proceeds will benefit the Ballard Food Bank. Below is the initial lineup, but if you’re an artist that still wants to fill a spot, please email email@example.com