This – by Pickwick – of “Window Sill” in their home studio.
Happy Friday y’all!
It was such a proud moment to see Pickwick perform at the Seattle Mariners’ Opening Day the other night and now even more exciting with the release of this music video of Lady Luck featuring Sharon Van Etten. Great things are on the way for Pickwick – in fact they’ve been happening all along! So much love for this “Seattle Hipster Band!”
I would love to meet the person who did this. Hilarious.
Yet still so much love for Pickwick!
Happy opening day y’all! And a win even though it’s premature at 9:36PM right now.
Happy CHBP Premiere Party! Even though we’ve already heard word of the partial lineup, I wonder if they will be revealing more artists at this event. If not – hi! Pickwick will be there. That’s wonderful in itself. For more details click here. Also, when did Neumos re-do their website? I suppose it has been awhile since I visited, but I am loving the minimalist vibe it has and the easier navigation.
I’ve been talking up two Seattle bands lately – Hey Marseilles and Pickwick. Today won’t be any different. Today, Hey Marseilles released their new album Lines We Trace everywhere and if you haven’t heard it yet, it is a must. I didn’t get a chance to fully listen to the album until I got home from work, but while I was parking my car this evening I heard their single “Bright Stars Burning” on the radio and instantly had a proud moment. It’s amazing to witness people doing the things they love and it’s beautiful! And to hear someone on the radio who you have previously worked with…surreal.
In Pickwick news, I was unable to make it to their in-store shows these past couple of days, but I did want to let you all know that you can stream their entire album set to be released on Tuesday, March 12. here. Working with Pickwick last year on Quadstock was an absolute dream. I’m always so blown away by Seattle artists and their kindness – not that I had any doubt – but in case you haven’t heard, sometimes musicians have a reputation. The members of Pickwick are just as sweet in person as they sound.
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.
- Rooney is the new February Vogue cover girl. [Source]
- Beyonce is rumored to be the new face of H&M. [Source]
- Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj will be collaborating with Kmart to put out clothing and accessory lines. [Source]
- The Coveteur will be hosting a children’s theme all week and is currently featuring Suri Cruise. [Source]
- Alber Elbaz will be launching a makeup collection with Lancome [Source]
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce new album “Mosquito.” [Source]
- Ryan Gosling could have been a Backstreet Boy. [Source]
- Denzel Washington took his 21-year old daughter Olivia to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday evening as his date, but the media thought she was actually his wife Pauletta who is 62. #awkward [Source]
- Netflix has signed a deal to stream a new batch of shows including: Adventure Time, The West Wing, Fringe, Chuck and many more. [Source]
Tommy Lee Jones’s grump face at the Golden Globes is now an internet meme. Naturally. [Source]
- Pickwick will release their debut album “Can’t Talk Medicine” on March 12. For now, here is a cover of “Lady Luck” with Sharon Van Etten [Source]
- Top Pot will open its first drive-thru in Issaquah. [Source]
- Seattle’s new Bullitt Center may be the greenest building ever. That’s Seattle for ya! [Source]
- Lindsay Lohan made yet another huge life mistake by firing her lawyer Shawn Holley and also owing her $300K in unpaid fees [Source]
- Microsoft will shut down MSN Messenger on March 15, 2013 after 13 years. [Source]
- Kate Middleton is due in July. [Source] And so is Kimye’s baby.
- Actress Lena Dunham has pledged that she won’t get married until all gay people can get married. [Source]
- Miss America Contestant Allyn Rose says the she will get a double mastectomy after she has completed a year of service as Miss DC or Miss America since her mother, aunt, and grandmother have all passed away from breast cancer. [Source]
- New Myspace is now open to the public. Meanwhile, I am still very very cautious about it. [Source]
Every time New Year’s Eve rolls around, I am a mess trying to come up with plans. In the past couple of years, I have ended up sick or running around aimlessly in Capitol Hill, but this year I will hopefully be celebrating in another city! And of course, the year I end up leaving – something BIG happens. One of my favorite local bands, Pickwick, will be ringing in the new year with a set at the Showbox Sodo and to be honest, if I weren’t leaving, this would be my plan.
Along with Pickwick, Portland’s own Radiation City and former Sound Off! winners Tomten will be joining the stage. And if that’s not enough fun for you – there will also be a pre-order package for sale that includes two drink tickets, party favors, and a signed poster by the band. For $50? Worth it.
Earlier this afternoon, I received my school’s quarterly magazine and instantly missed everything about being back in school. This past week, I have been feeling all sorts of nostalgia. I wanted to be a freshman again. I wanted to see my friends. This time last year before class started, I was doing happy hours every day (not just for the drinks y’all! Happy hour food is my guilty pleasure.) It also didn’t help that some of my favorite professors that I’ve ever had were featured in this magazine’s issue too. So all of these mixed emotions led me to looking back on my college days and selecting my 10 favorite “school-themed” posts to highlight.
It’s time for a blast from the past! And when I say past, I mean three months ago.
It may be a little bit too early to secure plans for the 4th of July, but who doesn’t like to be prepared? For the past several years, I have been celebrating the 4th in or around Seattle. Last year, I think a few of my friends and I had watched the fireworks from underneath a freeway overpass by Volunteer Park. It’s not as sketch as it sounds. This year, however, I might just be having my very own adventure for the 4th for the first time in five years!
No word yet on what that might be, but regardless, Seattle is going to be bumpin’ this year.
Two of my favorite Seattle bands, Pickwick and Hey Marseilles will be performing for the 4th of July festivities at a popular spot for the holiday: Gasworks Park.
Make sure you get there early because these two bands are absolutely amazing.
We just found out that Ab Soul and Schoolboy Q are on the Rock the Bells 2012 lineup. STACKED!
But seriously, allow me to introduce to you our bands:
Mayer Hawthorne and the County:
+ Hails from Detroit, Michigan
+ Supporting Foster the People on tour this summer
+ Just finished a worldwide tour/in the first leg of his national tour
+ Performed on David Letterman and Conan
+ Collaborations w/ Snoop Dogg, The Cool Kids, Rizzle Kicks
+ Ranked by Filter Magazine – Top 10 Albums of 2011
+ Performed at 2011′s Lollapalooza and Moog Fest
+ Was the last band to tour w/ Amy Winehouse along w/ Janelle Monae
+ Hails from California
+ Will tour w/ Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Kendrick Lamar this summer
+ Part of TDE Entertainment w/ Kendrick Lamar and A$ap Rocky
+ On the bill for Pitchfork Music Festival 2012
+ Performed at this year’s SXSW
+ Part of the Rock the Bells 2012 lineup
+ New York native
+ Design student by day/DJ by night
+ Has had her work recognized by the 2012 Oscar Awards in the shorts nomination category
+ Latest featured work in David Guetta x Nicki Minaj’s music video “Turn Me On”
+ Local band
+ Will be on the mainstage at Sasquatch 2012
+ Participated in SXSW 2012
+ Performed at 2011′s Doe Bay Fest, Bumbershoot, and City Arts Fest
+ Voted by City Arts Magazine as part of the “10 New Seattle Bands to Watch” March 2012
+ No strangers to selling out their shows
+ Local band
+ Performed at 2011′s Capitol Hill Block Party, Doe Bay Fest, Bumbershoot, and City Arts Fest
+ On the verge of releasing their new album
+ SEAC’s 2012 Battle of the Bands judges
Our incredible graphic designer, Alyssa Johnson, has been responsible for all of our pub for this year’s Quadstock. I thought I would be able to hold off on posting them until next week, but I just don’t want to.
The girl is a goddess and this post is dedicated to her.
TBA: Mayer Hawthorne and the County
Nothing could be more relaxing…
First! your Song of the Day is Grouplove – Tongue Tied (Spacebrother remix)
Then we slow it down with Clara C’s entire album available for streaming here
and NPR’s Seattle featured band PICKWICK! They were just included in NPR’s latest article, “Where Will You Find Your Next Favorite Band.”
I hope all of you have been keeping warm today and have been enjoying your day off for those in Seattle!
Local Seattle band, Pickwick, is following in the footsteps of their frands Campfire OK by performing impromptu performances around town. This one was done recently at the University of Washington’s Suzzallo Reading Room. Lucky students!