Pickwick – Sea Monster
Listening to this song was like a blast from the past! When I was on my way out of Seattle, Pickwick was one of my favorite local bands. I would loudly cheer every time I heard one of their songs on KEXP while driving I-5 into the city. This happened a handful of times that I feel like I can actually say this! I haven’t kept tabs on how the band is still doing, but they were great guys to work with. The fact that I heard their song on Spotify’s Release Radar this morning seems like a positive sign, don’t you think?
Young Franco, Blair De Milo, Tyler Touche – Don’t U Want Me (Tyler Touche Remix)
Litany – I Said
The comeback of The Jonas Brothers absolutely means the return of non-stop Jonas Brothers content on Yow Yow! This week, after the premiere of their latest single “Sucker,” the brothers took over the Late Late Show with James Corden for an entire week. In a combination of Carpool Karaoke, interviews, and games, the week ended with their first live performance of the song. In an effort to avoid inundating this post with all of the videos, here are my favorites:
Are you all as confused as I am? I could’ve sworn I read that 2018 was Warped Tour’s last year, but as soon as we said goodbye, it returned. Warped Tour will occupy two weekends this summer in two different cities. There is some overlap in bands. This feels positive to me for two reasons. One, is that the bands actually want to be a part of this tour and community. The second is that there’s another opportunity to see your favorite band instead of just in one city. The downside? That it’s two weekends as opposed to what Warped Tour used to be: an actual tour. A part of me is very tempted to attend especially because the Mountain View weekend is within reach. I would be most excited to see Circa Survive, Taking Back Sunday and The Starting Line! Readers – are any of you considering attending?
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
This is one of my favorite songs to my wind down to in the evenings.
The last time we wrote an “Out on the Town” post was back in 2016! 2019 is all about bringing back our usual posts apparently. Really though, this post is a throwback to the two things I love in Seattle music. Since I’ve gotten older, going “out on the town” isn’t something I do as often. I’m not even going to be able to attend this event, but it’s so good that I had to share. I’d be doing a disservice to you all if I didn’t.
For one night, Death Cab for Cutie and Odesza will come together for what is sure to be an amazing evening. These two groups are so different, but if you’re from Seattle, you likely are a fan of both just by nature.
From Death Cab for Cutie’s Facebook Page:
Bellingham and WWU is where it all began. We have so many memories of house shows, The Showoff Gallery, The 3B, Red Square and KUGS, all places we met friends and found our community. All places vital to the start of our band. And as we have continued on, it’s been amazing to see and hear so much music continue to flow out of Bellingham too.
So when we met ODESZA, our bond of being “from Bellingham” was an instant connection. We know the same spots, we hiked the same trails, and we share a similar spirit that our days living there allowed to grow. It was only natural that we thought “let’s play a show together and celebrate our starts.”
Seattle friends of mine, do what you do best: support local music. You better believe that if I were still at home that I would be here. This is definitely not something to be missed.
It’s crazy just how much time has passed since I went to my last Capitol Hill Block Party. Since I was living in Seattle, this was the event I looked forward to the most in the summer. It also didn’t hurt that I was just a hop and skip away from the actual festivities. It’s amazing to see how much this festival has grown and the fact that I now have friends that work on this production! If you’re thinking about becoming a first time goer, I would highly recommend it.
Ariana Grande – Needy
We haven’t spent any time talking about Ariana Grande’s latest album, but this is one of my favorite songs from it! I love how simple and seamless it feels. With back to back albums, it can be easy for all of her songs to feel like they are starting to mesh together. This one stands out on its own.