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SXSW Seattle Send-Off!

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.

Congrats to:

  • The Flavr Blue
  • Hey Marseilles
  • Allen Stone
  • Barcelona
  • Cardiknox – okay so they’re in NY, but Thomas Dutton was from Seattle
  • Grieves
  • Kris Orlowski
  • La Luz
  • Mary Lambert
  • Sol
  • Tacocat
  • THEESatisfaction

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.

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Out on the Town: 12/7

This is our first “Out on the Town” post since I moved to the Bay Area so I am thrilled to share with you that Lissie will be performing in San Francisco this coming Saturday, December 7th at The Independent.

Doors: 8:30 PM

Show: 9:00PM

21+

TIckets are between $18-$20 and can be bought here. We heard that this show is possibly sold out, but readers – she’ll also be in Seattle this Thursday, December 5th at The Crocodile. If you have a chance, be sure to purchase your tickets here.

I’ve actually been a fan of Lissie’s for years and as a booker in Seattle, she was an artist that I was incredibly interested in working with. The first time that I was hooked on her music was when I heard her cover of Kid Cudi’s “The Pursuit of Happiness” and to this day it is still one of my favorite covers. I recently had a chance to ask Lissie some questions to preview her big show in the city this coming weekend. We are thrilled to have her on Yow Yow! and are excited to see what’s in store for her.

Q: Why do some artists go by a stage name?
Lissie: I can’t speak for anyone else but growing up being called lissie I never knew anyone else with that name so I thought it was unique and simple

Q: What kinds of rituals or routines do you go through before the night of a show?
Lissie: Steam my vocal chords, warm up voice and drink tequila

Q: For a new artist, what is the best way to go about promoting your music and expanding your audience?
Lissie: Well I think it’s good to have a solid team around you,, like a publicist to get you interviews and opportunities to get in front of people and a booking agent to get you on the road. Of course you can DIY but personally my mind is not organized in that way.

Q: What is it like be a speaker at a TED Conference and speaking on the music industry?
Lissie: It was amazing! The whole conference was so varied, inspiring and interesting! I didn’t speak on the music industry. I played a couple of songs and spoke about music being a way to process emotions and provide hope.

Q: What is the timeline for promoting a new album and what aspects are required in order for it to be successful?
Lissie: I’d imagine its different for different people but for me we started about 5 months before the release, hitting the road again, doing promo and festivals. The weeks before and of release lots of interviews and TV. And social media during the whole process,, the making and completing and then building excitement leading up to it! I’m not sure there is a sure fire way to insure success though. You could spend tons of money on ads & shove yourself down everyone’s throats and still not be successful. At the end of the day you gotta have a great “product” to promote.

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Out On The Town: 9/27

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.

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Out on the Town: 9/7

As my time in Seattle winds down, I have been trying to eat at all of my favorite places before I leave! Now, the food in the Bay Area is comparable to Seattle and will still be just as amazing, but it’s not home, you know? (You know I’ll be posting about every thing I eat down there!) However, what I love about this city – Seattle – is that food events are happening every month. There’s always something going on and there’s always something to try. This coming Saturday, the International District is hosting the return of their Night Market. Near Union Station Plaza and Fifth Avenue, multiple food trucks and vendors will set up shop to serve $5 Asian-inspired bites. There will be more than 20 trucks present some of which will include Tokyo Dog, Plum, and Where Ya At Matt.

For more details on the event, click here.

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Out on the Town: 9/12

photo cred | Elle Decor

Jason Wu will make a personal appearance on behalf of Lancome at the Nordstrom Flagship on Thursday, September 12th. If I were in town, I wouldn’t miss this event so I figured I had to pass it on to all of you local readers.

Meet designer Jason Wu and discover the new Jason Wu for Lancome, exclusive to Nordstrom. Lancome National Artist Darais and the Artistry team will teach you how to recreate the Jason Wu Fall Beauty look. Private Cocktail party follows. Space is very limited; qualifying purchase required. Reserve your appointment today with the Lancôme counter.

Thursday, Sept. 12th
On Floor signing with $100 purchase of any Lancome Product: 5-6 PM
Private Cocktail Party with Jason Wu: 6:30-7:30 PM

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Out on the Town: 7/11

photo cred | Sports Press NW

One of my favorite sights in Seattle is – hands down – the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park on Western Ave downtown. I think this place is probably just very special to me because Kevin and I were able to attend the park the first day it opened way back when! I haven’t been able to return very often  since, but regardless, it has a special place in my heart. This coming Thursday, the park and SAM are throwing a summer celebration! The event is free and open to the public so don’t be shy and make sure  to stop by.

[I gots rhymes, yo.]

There will be jazz music, art! and food provided by food trucks courtesy of BUNS, Grilled Cheese Experience, and Here & There Grill. Yum!

When summer hits Seattle, the events are plentiful so if the sun is out, take advantage of it!

See you Thursday!

For more details, click here.

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Out on the Town: 7/5

What I love the most about Seattle is that there is always something going on every weekend. This coming weekend after you’ve celebrated your 4th of July festivities, stop by the Seattle Center for the annual Seattle International Beer Fest. It’s a 3-day long festival featuring 200 world-class bears from 16 different countries. For all of the details that you’ll need, click here.

Have a very safe and fun weekend everyone!

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Out on the Town: 6/27

photo cred | The Stranger

Starting tomorrow, the Seattle Art Museum will be premiering their new exhibit showcasing 30 years in Japanese fashion. The exhibition will include 80 pieces of gowns and garments and have made it all the way to Seattle from the Kyoto Costume Institute. I am so excited to view this exhibit in person! Anyone else planning on making the trip?

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Out on the Town: 5/27

Capitol Hill’s Li’l Woody’s will be handing out free burgers on Monday to celebrate National Hamburger Day! Between 2 and 5pm, swing by the restaurant and snag your free burger. Everyone loves free things and your stomach will be happy you did this too. The rules? One burger per person. And toppings and add ons will cost a little extra.

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Out on the Town: 4/13

Oh please please please let us have our Sonics back…

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Out on the Town: 5/7

It’s National Teacher’s Day!

Teachers – all over the world…or just in the Seattle area – please stop by your local Cupcake Royale for a free scope of ice cream tomorrow. You deserve it!

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Out on the Town: 5/4

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?

METZ
with No Joy + Eighteen Individual Eyes
Saturday May 4th
Neumos
$13 ADV // 8PM // 21+
http://neumos.com/event/metz-5-4/

Stereo Total
with The Blind Photographers
Barboza
$12 ADV // 7PM // 21+
http://thebarboza.com/event/stereo-total-5-4/

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Out on the Town: 4/29

photo cred | Seattle Met

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.

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Out on the Town: 4/9

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.

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Out on the Town: 4/8

photo cred | Jay Friedman

Hey readers, if you love free stuff as much as I do, then I’ve got a treat for ya! To celebrate the Mariners’ opening day this coming Monday, Cupcake Royale will serve you up a free scoop of ice cream if you are donning a Mariners’ hat or jersey. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me! Have you dessert first and then head on down to the game y’all.

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