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19 May 2014

Macklemore’s Mess Up

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Oh boy… America’s favorite and definitely Seattle’s favorite rapper Macklemore has done goofed. At a secret performance on Friday night at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Macklemore donned an outfit resembling very closely to a Jewish caricature. For someone who cares so much about equality, you would think that an outfit like this would be completely out of the question for him. That’s why people are so confused! I don’t want to say right away that this is taking away his credibility for everything that he has started and preached, but it definitely doesn’t look good.

To make matters worse, Macklemore didn’t apologize. Upon being called out on it by actor Seth Rogen, Macklemore went on to further deny it and didn’t take responsibility for his actions.

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How is he gonna get out of this one? Today, I found him on Instagram with Seattle Seahawks football player Russell Wilson visiting patients in the hospital (something Wilson regularly does.) Is this timing and appearance a coincidence to distract people from his very offensive costume?

[Source]

Oh wait… we do have an apology! You can check it out here. Thoughts anyone?

02 Mar 2012

In the News…

Fashion

– Supermodel Agyness Deyn came forward earlier this week to announce that she is 29-years old, which is six years older than the age stated on her CV. [Source]

– Stefano Pilati has “left the YSL building.” Pilati has been the creative director over at YSL since 2004. [Source]

– Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast is designing a line for Urban Outfitters. [Source]

Music

– Glee’s Idina Menzel will be going on tour. [Source]

– Warner Music has launched a YouTube channel. [Source]

Movies

– Despicable Me 2 teaser trailer

– Emma Watson will star in Sofia Coppola’s new film titled, “The Bling Ring” about a group of fashion-obsessed teenagers who break into the homes of celebrities and eventually get caught. It’s inspired by a true story…and Lifetime already did it…last year. [Source]

Television

– Lindsay will make her 239479th comeback this weekend when she hosts Saturday Night Live.

– Jennifer Love Hewitt turned her Lifetime movie, The Client List into Lifetime television series, The Client List. [Source]

– Jessica Lange will be returning for American Horror Story in the fall, but will not be reprising her character from the first season. Zachary Quinto will also be back. [Source] [Source]

– Bristol Palin is getting a docuseries on Lifetime. “This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, a mother and a young woman making her way in the world.” Um…what?!

– Meet the newest contestants for Dancing With the Stars. [Source]

– Casting has begun for the new CW Sex and the City prequel pilot, The Carrie Diaries, and it looks like AnnaSophia Robb will play a young Carrie. [Source]

– Oprah Winfrey will interview the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter Bobbi Kristina exclusively, which will air on Sunday, March 11th at 9PM on OWN. [Source]

Seattle

– Top Pot Doughnuts are headed to Bellevue Square. [Source]

– Capitol Hill’s Molly Moon’s is taking over the old Flora & Henri shop to create a Willy Wonka-esque “kitchen on display” that will highlight their specialty ice cream and signature cones being made. The space is set to open in the summer. [Source]

– Skillet will call the Seattle Center home. [Source]

– EMP’s Sound Off! finals are tomorrow night and we’ve got a Seattle University band in the running: Feet. Check out the rest of the acts here. I like these guys a lot!

Other

– Jan Berenstain passed away this week at 88. This one was my favorite because I went through a phase as a kid where I loved seeing pictures of illustrated food/candy. I kid you not, another one of my favorite books was a children’s book on the affects of diabetes.

– Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are now engaged! The couple have been dating for over a year. [Source]

– Ke$ha turned 25 and Justin Bieber turned 18 this week.

– US Weekly shows the evolution of Lindsay Lohan’s face and it ain’t pretty. [Source]

– Lea Michele and Cory Monteith – romantically involved? US Weekly believes so. [Source]

– Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced the birth of their newborn son, Samuel Garner Affleck. [Source]

– …and Snooki is preggers. [Source]

– Lamar Odom has been dropped by the Dallas Mavericks and has been sent down to the NBA Development League. OH NO!! POOR LAM LAM 🙁 [Source]

– Actress Kaley Cuoco has called off her engagement to Josh Resnik. [Source]

– Natalie Portman had a secret wedding and is already married to Benjamin Millipied. [Source]

24 Jan 2012

In the News…

Fashion

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– Kate Moss is the new face for Mango! [Source]

– The nominees for the 2012 Bloglovin’ Awards have been revealed. [Source]

– Alexa Chung will take on the role as creative director for Superga’s next campaign. [Source]

– Celine will not be showing at Fashion Week this year because Phoebe Philo is taking time off for her pregnancy. [Source]

– Victoria’s Secret is launching their new high-end lingerie line, “The Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection.” Some pieces were even featured in last year’s fashion show. [Source]

– Karl Lagerfeld’s capsule collection will debut tomorrow on Net-A-Porter. [Source]

Music

– Prefix reveals their list of 100 Most Anticipated Albums for 2012! [Source]

– Katy Perry has launched a line of false eyelashes. [Source]

– iHeartRadio has chosen 14 colleges to represent their sponsored stations. Seattle is not on the list. [Source]

– 2012 exhibits at the EMP will include AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix. [Source]

Television

– Jimmy Fallon is caught in a strange lawsuit involving female domination on his set. [Source]

– Summer Glau will join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. [Source]

– ABC has ordered a pilot to reboot Beauty and the Beast. [Source]

Seattle

– 2011 Sound Off! winners Tomten has just been signed to Flat Field Records. [Source]

– Everyone can breathe easy now – Everyday Music will be moving across the street in March where the Diamond Parking Service Garage currently lives. [Source]

– Sea-Tac Airport is partnering with PlayNetwork and the Seattle Music Commission to bring travelers in-terminal music. [Source]

Others

– If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon for Facebook’s new Timeline format, you better act soon or else Facebook will do it FOR you. [Source]

– Demi Lovato has checked into rehab once again reportedly for addictions to alcohol, drugs, and cocaine use. Get well soon Demi 🙁 [Source]

– Demi Moore has also been rushed to the hospital earlier today for substance abuse. [Source]

– Paula Deen’s publicist has quit! [Source]

– Four couples in London broke the record for the world’s longest hug. Awwww! [Source]

– Vimeo is on the verge of relaunching their new website and some pretty snazzy features. [Source]

05 Nov 2011

In the News…

Fashion

– I love this shot of Chloe Sevigny impersonating photographer, Terry Richardson, on the cover of Candy Magazine. [Source]

Tom Ford will design the costumes for the next James Bond film. [Source]

Sarah Jessica Parker is trying too hard with this hat. [Source]

Prince and Nicki Minaj will perform at the H&M x Versace launch party. [Source]

Levi’s suggests that we freeze our jeans instead of washing them. [Source]

Kanye’s kilt causes a stir. [Source]

Music

– Listen to The Flaming Lips‘ 24-hour song. [Source]

Franz Ferdinand will return in 2012. [Source]

– Former Quadstock performer, Dan Deacon, has signed to indie label Domino. [Source]

Television

– What the series finale of Greek could have looked like with this alternate ending. [Source]

Lady Gaga will sit down w/ Katie Couric for a holiday special called, “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.” [Source]

FOX has decided to renew The X Factor for a second season. [Source]

60 Minutes’ Andy Rooney passed away last night at age 92. [Source]

Movies

– Is “Project X” our modern day “Can’t Hardly Wait?” Ehhh probably not.

Seattle

– Could a “Bruce Lee Action Museum” be moving into the International District sometime soon? [Source]

EMP’s Sound Off! entry deadline is Monday! [Source]

– Is anyone else aware of how many restaurants are popping up in Seattle recently? There’s way too many to count for me to post about all of them so just check out Seattle Met’s Nosh Pit blog for everything that you need and more.

Seattle rock group, Visqueen, will be playing their last show ever on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Neptune Theater. [Source]

Other

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s fetus is a girl! [Source]

The New York Daily News decided to place a media ban on The Kardashians. [Source] I’ve only had to do that for Heidi and Spencer and Jon and Kate, but I adore the Kardashians too much.

– On a related note – Kendall Jenner is getting a Sweet Sixteen special on E! Not shocked. Still excited. [Source]

Pippa Middleton is writing a book. [Source]

– Want your brown eyes to be blue? Want a laser to take care of that for you? [Source]

– One footballer decided to name his son “Trendy” because he loves Twitter. In the words of my friend Tina, “You F-A-I-L FAIL!” [Source]

20 Sep 2011

You Know What’s Cool?

live streaming concerts online.

You know what’s cooler than that?

My favorite advisor letting me know so that I could catch the last bit of my favorite local band Campfire OK covering Nirvana at the “Nevermind Live” Benefit Show for Susie Tennant.

STREAM NOW! (at least until it ends)

To learn more about what this event is all about, click here.

Ugh. Seattle music. I love this community and this sound so much.

01 Sep 2011

EMP Sound Off wants your application!

Starting tomorrow and through November 7th, EMP will begin accepting applications for EMP’s Sound Off competition! Sound Off! is known in the Pacific Northwest as the ultimate underage battle of the bands. All local bands from the area are invited to participate if at all members of your band are under the age of 21 or 21. This is such an incredible competition that has helped boost the careers of many notable bands that you may recognize: The Lonely Forest, Brite Futures, Dyme Def, and Dyno Jamz. This year’s winners – Tomten – also secured a slot on Bumbershoot’s lineup along with many other prizes.

Think your band can make the cut? Learn more information here.

Correction: Every band member must be 21 or under.

17 Feb 2011

Out on the Town: 2/19

This Saturday, Seattle University’s favorite new student band Chinook Jargon will be performing at the EMP for EMP’s Sound Off! This is the ultimate battle of the bands competition for local bands in the Pacific Northwest and every year the EMP has done a pretty great job of selecting the winner. Just a couple of years ago, my friend’s band Dyno Jamz won and went on to perform at Bumbershoot as one of the prizes.

Anyways, I’ve been a fan of Chinook Jargon since I watched them perform on campus just a couple months ago. I downloaded their EP for free from their Bandcamp account and it has been a part of my playlist ever since. If you’re not doing anything Saturday evening, I would recommend checking out the band as well as three other great bands in the area that will be performing that night. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for the non. For more information on the event, click here.

21 Dec 2010

EMP Announces Sound Off! Finalists

SEMIFINAL ROUND ONE – Saturday, February 12 at EMP’s Level 3
Ambulance (Seattle, WA)
Northern Departure (Renton, WA)
Tomten (Seattle, WA)
Young Pacific (Vancouver, BC)

SEMIFINAL ROUND TWO – Saturday, February 19 at EMP’s Level 3
Chinook Jargon (Seattle, WA)
Electricity and its Double (Seattle, WA)
Fit For Hounds (Seattle, WA)
Kung Foo Grip (Kirkland, WA)

SEMIFINAL ROUND THREE – Saturday, February 26 at EMP’s Level 3
Kids and Animals (Seattle, WA)
Land of Pines (Seattle, WA)
Micah B. (Federal Way, WA)
The Oh Wells (Surrey, BC)

Congratulations to all of the bands selected as finalists for this year’s EMP Sound Off! The board received 136 entries this year, which is the most that they have ever had. I was actually invited to a Kids and Animals show last year where I had written a review for them and they were a great up-and-coming band. I also can’t deny that I do have a favorite among the finalists: Chinook Jargon. These group of guys are students at Seattle University and they are incredibly fun to watch live! They did a small performance last month and absolutely blew me away. It was the drums, the random screaming, the face paint, the props – it was quite the performance! They also remind me of one of favorite bands – Local Natives – formerly Cavil at Rest.

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10 Sep 2010

EMP Sound Off! Now accepting applications

It’s that time again! EMP is beginning their round up for the best underage Seattle bands. For many, this could be the chance of a lifetime in starting off their musical career. It doesn’t matter what genre you specialize in whether it be hip hop, electronic, pop, etc – you just have to be under 21. Prizes include a spot on the Bumbershoot 2011 lineup, a live on-air performance on 107.7 THE END, epiphone gear and much much more.

This battle of the bands has done wonders for many local bands in the past. Previous winners include Dyme Def, The Lonely Forest now signed with Chris Walla’s label, Dyno Jamz, and Brite Futures formerly known as Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head. For more information and to submit an application – click here.

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