31 Mar 2011
Tonight, my dear friend Lizzie Huffman will be playing a fantastic show at Neumos with Laura Gibson, Nazca Lines and Seattle’s own Rocky Votolato. The show is all ages and doors are at 8PM. Advanced tickets are $13.
I have known Liz for several years now and she is simply irresistible. She is probably one of the only musicians in Seattle that I have seen about 20 times and still she has never ceased to amaze me with her talent. This is her last show before she makes the big move to Denver so come out and show your support for her one last time!
30 Mar 2011
Sometimes pretending is so much easier than being.
29 Mar 2011
In the band’s upcoming video for new single “You Are a Tourist” off of their album Codes and Keys to be released on May 31st, Death Cab For Cutie has plans to shoot a music video live and in one-take. Watch it all go down here on Tuesday, April 5th 7PM EST. The music video will be directed by Tom Nackashi who has previously worked with Radiohead and TV on the Radio.
I’m not even sure if I can imagine what this will even look like, but it doesn’t surprise me one bit.
29 Mar 2011
It’s no secret that James Franco is quite possibly one of the most driven actors in the business with his multiple degrees. Seriously, why won’t he stop enrolling in school? He’s making everyone in the world look bad next to him. The last time I watched him Jimmy Kimmel, he mentioned that he was currently enrolled in courses that would later on allow him to teach. Well, fan girls and fan boys, that time has finally come. James Franco will begin teaching a graduate course at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in which the max number of students allowed to enroll is 12.
“Franco also recently teamed up with Columbia College Hollywood to offer a 12-student editing class, in which students will create a half-hour documentary using footage from his film career. “Master Class: Editing James Franco…With James Franco” will be taught by Franco’s editor Tyler Danna.”
^^^ so much lawls.
29 Mar 2011
The chances are likely, but it’s not like we would ever admit to it. It is nothing to be ashamed of though…yet. Occasionally, you’ll slip out a “LOL” in conversation, which is embarrassing at times, however, if you’re like me, you’re just shameless. This is really just a prereq to a bad case of what is to come next.
If your social media syndrome is not treated quickly, you will inevitably suffer from Tweet Speak and Account Hoarding along the way.
Don’t let this happen to you. The social media world and reality should never intertwine; luckily for us, the Geek System has created a super helpful infographic for those suffering. Feel free to check it out here!
29 Mar 2011
June 17 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center
July 8 Chicago, IL United Center
July 12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 28 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 31 Washington, DC Verizon Center
August 2 Uniondale, NJ Nassau Coliseum
August 5 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
August 8 Boston, MA TD Garden
August 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
August 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
*Apparently Enrique Iglesias just pulled out of this co-headlining tour when it was announced just hours ago. Hmmm…
29 Mar 2011
Jason Pitts performed a song he wrote himself to ask Lianna Cohen to PROM and it was adorable.
In the next couple of weeks, I’ll set aside some time to compile a list of my favorite prom dresses for the season because
a) I hope that someone somewhere goes after one of the dresses I’ll feature on a post
b) It’s been three years since my prom and this is the only way that I can still feel somewhat connected to it.
I live vicariously through all of you.
29 Mar 2011
If it’s not officially, it should be. Britney Spears has officially released her new album Femme Fatale and …it’s actually pretty good! I can’t deny it. I went into previewing the album with a somewhat open mind, but only because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Femme Fatale is a pop album and nothing more. I do, however, appreciate the electronic beats (is that a little dub step I hear?) every now and then. The lyrics are the epitome of any pop song sung by Britney Spears. They typically involve guys, lust, seduction, etc. which is no surprise to us, but it is so damn catchy that you kind of fall in love with it. I don’t feel all that embarrassed singing along to it the way I do when I sing Katy Perry’s “Firework” out loud.
Tomorrow morning, we will see a slough of “live” performances by Britney Spears on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel. It’s been a tough journey for Britney, but it’s nice to see that things are starting to turn around for her. Summer tour, here we come!
I predict that I will be listening to this CD on repeat for at least a week. There are definitely way more songs that I love more than I hate from this album.
28 Mar 2011
I have so much praise to give and they are to the following nouns: Wild Orchid Children, Seattle music, and Nick Simmons. Today, Seattle group Wild Orchid Children released their new music video for their psychedelic tune “Ahead of Us the Secret” and not only does the song kick ass, but the video will blow your mind. I’m not sure if anyone has realized this or if anyone has taken notice at all, but Kirk Huffman, Thomas Hunter, Kyle O’Quinn and co. are dominating Seattle’s music scene. I have been talking them up so much lately, but I promise it is because they deserve it. I’ve been a huge fan of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground since they began and in the years that they have been playing, they have conquered Bumbershoot, Last Call With Carson Daly, and are single-handedly responsible for where their career has lead them. In addition to Kay Kay, the band members formed Wild Orchid Children – performing from a style of music that is almost exactly opposite from Kay Kay. This past weekend, the same members reunited with their first group, Gatsby’s American Dream, to perform at a sold out show at El Corazon giving everyone a piece of high school nostalgia. While all of this is going on, Thomas Hunter has been hard at work promoting his solo project White China Gold. Now, tell me there is another group of Seattle musicians frequently making the news as much as them. You can’t.
The music video is as long as a Lady Gaga video, but it is totally worth it even with the long intro. It was directed by my friend Nick who is incredibly talented both as a musician and a director so if you’ve got the time I totally recommend watching it.
Sir Thomas Gray – oh shooot I see your cameo! Wild Orchid Children, please just continue to kick ass.
This is a scattered post, but I am just amazed at what has come out of this and am so pleased to have come from such a great city full of passionate music and art.