Month: April 2012

27 Apr 2012

Song of the Day

TV Girl – I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now

It feels damn good to be posting again. Yow Yow! how I’ve missed you so…

27 Apr 2012

Tour Announcement

I am thrilled to announce that my friends Eric and Andrew of The Scene Aesthetic are going on tour with one of my favorite acts The Rocket Summer and my new favorite band of 2011-2012 – States!

The lineup is stacked and it’s just the three of them. Now I haven’t gone to a concert for some time now, but this is the kind of lineup that would bring me out. It truly seems like a very special event.

Check out all of the dates here.

27 Apr 2012

Quadstock 2012

Welp! I’m pretty late on getting this news out, but I guess that just goes to show how little time I have for this blog right about now. Regardless, I am BEYOND thrilled to announce this year’s Quadstock lineup:

  • Mayer Hawthorne and the County
  • Schoolboy Q
  • Bearbot
  • Pickwick
  • Campfire OK
  • Br’er Sun

It has been a long time coming getting this lineup together – 10 months to be exact (but who’s counting?!) and being able to release it to our students is a huge weight off our shoulders. So far the response has been pretty great! My biggest concern with this lineup coming out was having to deal with the criticism, but I’ve secured a solution – kill ’em with kindness!

So I’m pretty excited and I promise to give you all updates along the way especially with the final product. I especially want to make a post at some point with all of our publicity because it’s incredible and designed by my dear friend Alyssa Johnson.

25 Apr 2012

Renee Vandermause – Journey To The Edge

Hey y’all!

Remember when I wrote a post a couple weeks back about the wonderful people I go to school with? I mean you’ve sort of seen an example of that in Yow Yow’s guest posts, but now I would like to introduce you to someone lovely in a new format. Not too long ago, Seattle University had the opportunity to host TEDx and one of my peers, Renee Vandermause, gave a talk.

Renee is someone that I don’t interact with very often, but I pretty much think the world of her. Along with being a Civil and Environment Engineering student, she has dedicated a great deal of her time to service through Professionals Without Borders and leading and participating in immersions. She is someone that I find inspiring on campus and I wanted to be able to share this video of her spreading this important message.

25 Apr 2012

The Past Couple of Weeks

The presence on Yow Yow! has been somewhat non-existent for the past couple of weeks and while I am sure some of you may be disappointed by that missing out on news and what not, I am…not!

These past couple of weeks have been the most fun I have had in awhile. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this hard. I’ve never danced so freely. I’ve never scurried so fast between meetings, class, work, hangouts, etc, but I’ve managed to love every minute of it.

In the past two weeks, I have celebrated birthdays and spent time with the most wonderful company I keep. This past week, I found stability – on my own two feet. When I define support, I don’t think of money or compensation. That’s like the cop-out way of thinking of things. I prefer to just stick it to the man, you know? I think of the people around you that are willing to stand by you no matter what and I think of  what it means to support and believe in myself.

Even though I’m enjoying my last quarter of senior year to the fullest, there are still aspects in my life that are not fully developed. I am not an adult – not yet anyway.

Here’s why:

  1. I can’t change a tire
  2. I can’t take the bus by myself without feeling slightly uncomfortable
  3. I don’t know how to file taxes
  4. I don’t like cooking meat
  5. I like my stuffed animals (in my defense, they were GIFTS, okay?!)

I wish I could say that by the time I graduate, I will have all these answers – but let’s be real – I don’t want those answers. When college is over, it’s over. I am living in bliss and while I know that reality is near and that I am somewhat prepared for it, I think that I’m pretty happy right now and that’s the state I want to and should be in.

Plus, I’ve just got a lot on my plate right now so yeah, that might be the reason why Yow Yow! is lacking.

24 Apr 2012

Capitol Hill Block Party

Seattle’s 16th-annual Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) will take place July 20th-22nd, 2012, with performances by Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk, Doomtree, Porcelain Raft, Spoek Mathambo, White Arrows, Trust, El Ten Eleven Yuna, Light Asylum, King Tuff, Psychic Paramount, Father John Misty, Jaill, Onuinu, Black Breath,  Blouse, Absolute Monarchs, Crystal Stilts, Yawn, The Coathangers, Deadkill, Sandrider, Eighteen Individual Eyes, Pollens, Nightmare Fortress Colonies, Yukon Blonde, John Maus, Blue Sky, Black Death, Nacho Picasso, Kris Orlowski, Lemolo, Kithkin, Hot Bodies In Motion, Kung Foo Grip, Tropical Punk, Nu Sensae, NIGHT BEATS , Freighms, Tom Eddy, Dude York, Stephanie, NUDE, FEET, Blood Red Dancers, Space Needles, Skarp, Pony Time, Murmurs, Mass Games, Slow Dance, Crypts, Crime Wave, Trash Fire, Vox Mod, Mama Utah, Silly Goose, Underground Revival and much more!


Congratulations to my favorite Seattle U band – Kithkin – for making it on this year’s bill!

22 Apr 2012

Thought Catalog Roundup

22 Apr 2012

Not High School Musical

“You’re a little bigger than most of the girls I’ve done this to.”
– Zac Efron, to the “Guillermo” stand-in he had to undress in a bra-unhooking contest, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

oh stop it Zac Efron…


22 Apr 2012

For the Indecisive

A little over a year and a half ago, I stumbled upon this abrasive website called “What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner?” I used it for awhile when I couldn’t seem to decide what to eat, but then I made the ultimate decision for a lazy person and just ate out for a series of meals. The website, however, is useful and so direct that it kind of in a way kicks your butt into gear. Since their first website was so successful, they have expanded into Where the Fuck Should I Go For Drinks and Where The Fuck Should I Go For Dinner.



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