All posts in: Out on the Town

21 Aug 2016

Out on the Town: 8/25

Does this feel like sort of a blast from the past? We used to write Out on the Town posts all the time when we were living in Seattle and we kind of miss it sometimes. To be honest, on most weekdays, I’m completely exhausted from the work day and I can barely muster up the energy to sit through traffic and drive an hour up to the city for dinner or drinks – but that’s when things are most happenin’! The event we’re sharing today is actually…not in San Francisco and back in Seattle! This showed up on my Facebook feed because one of my friends was attending and I thought it was such a great idea that I would share it with all of my Seattle readers in case you, too, wanted to attend. If I were still back home, you know I totally would!

This coming Thursday, Capitol Cider is hosting a “Drink and Draw Night” which apparently happens on the 4th Thursday of every month! You’ll join others in sketching a live model while using art supplies provided by Artist & Craftsman. For all of the details, click here for the Facebook event and join! because what else are you going to do on a Thursday night?

25 Oct 2014

Out on the Town: 11/19

I know we’re a little bit early on letting you know that The Flavr Blue is going to be in the Bay, but that’s just how excited I am about this! I love when pieces of home find me in the Bay and I’ve been waiting for The Flavr Blue to return back to the Bay Area so there’s no way that I’m missing this show at DNA Lounge. A concert on a Wednesday evening? Looks like we’ll have to find a way to make this work. Also, while we’re thrilled about the San Francisco date, we figured that the group might have fans all over the West Coast so these dates are for you too!

06 Mar 2014

SXSW Seattle Send-Off!

Similar to CMJ, I always get a little excited when I hear that some of my favorite local Seattle bands are headed off to SXSW.

Congrats to:

  • The Flavr Blue
  • Hey Marseilles
  • Allen Stone
  • Barcelona
  • Cardiknox – okay so they’re in NY, but Thomas Dutton was from Seattle
  • Grieves
  • Kris Orlowski
  • La Luz
  • Mary Lambert
  • Sol
  • Tacocat
  • THEESatisfaction

Also – shameless plug, one of my favorite Seattle bands, The Flavr Blue is performing at Neumos for their SXSW send-off and if you’re not doing anything tomorrow night, then you should definitely be there. It’s only $5 and it will pretty much be the best time of your life. It’s not sold out yet. I wish I were home.

03 Dec 2013

Out on the Town: 12/7

This is our first “Out on the Town” post since I moved to the Bay Area so I am thrilled to share with you that Lissie will be performing in San Francisco this coming Saturday, December 7th at The Independent.

Doors: 8:30 PM

Show: 9:00PM


TIckets are between $18-$20 and can be bought here. We heard that this show is possibly sold out, but readers – she’ll also be in Seattle this Thursday, December 5th at The Crocodile. If you have a chance, be sure to purchase your tickets here.

I’ve actually been a fan of Lissie’s for years and as a booker in Seattle, she was an artist that I was incredibly interested in working with. The first time that I was hooked on her music was when I heard her cover of Kid Cudi’s “The Pursuit of Happiness” and to this day it is still one of my favorite covers. I recently had a chance to ask Lissie some questions to preview her big show in the city this coming weekend. We are thrilled to have her on Yow Yow! and are excited to see what’s in store for her.

Q: Why do some artists go by a stage name?
Lissie: I can’t speak for anyone else but growing up being called lissie I never knew anyone else with that name so I thought it was unique and simple

Q: What kinds of rituals or routines do you go through before the night of a show?
Lissie: Steam my vocal chords, warm up voice and drink tequila

Q: For a new artist, what is the best way to go about promoting your music and expanding your audience?
Lissie: Well I think it’s good to have a solid team around you,, like a publicist to get you interviews and opportunities to get in front of people and a booking agent to get you on the road. Of course you can DIY but personally my mind is not organized in that way.

Q: What is it like be a speaker at a TED Conference and speaking on the music industry?
Lissie: It was amazing! The whole conference was so varied, inspiring and interesting! I didn’t speak on the music industry. I played a couple of songs and spoke about music being a way to process emotions and provide hope.

Q: What is the timeline for promoting a new album and what aspects are required in order for it to be successful?
Lissie: I’d imagine its different for different people but for me we started about 5 months before the release, hitting the road again, doing promo and festivals. The weeks before and of release lots of interviews and TV. And social media during the whole process,, the making and completing and then building excitement leading up to it! I’m not sure there is a sure fire way to insure success though. You could spend tons of money on ads & shove yourself down everyone’s throats and still not be successful. At the end of the day you gotta have a great “product” to promote.


27 Sep 2013

Out On The Town: 9/27

Several years ago, Noah and the Whale released their single, “Blue Skies” and I fell in love with it immediately. Years later, it’s still one of my favorite songs.  These guys will be playing at the Neptune tonight on their Heart of Nowhere tour. If you’re looking for plans, this band will surely lead to a wonderful start to your weekend.

Tickets are $20 today and doors will open at 8:00PM with the show starting at 9:00PM. Special guests include Poor Moon.

For full details, click here.

05 Sep 2013

Out on the Town: 9/7

As my time in Seattle winds down, I have been trying to eat at all of my favorite places before I leave! Now, the food in the Bay Area is comparable to Seattle and will still be just as amazing, but it’s not home, you know? (You know I’ll be posting about every thing I eat down there!) However, what I love about this city – Seattle – is that food events are happening every month. There’s always something going on and there’s always something to try. This coming Saturday, the International District is hosting the return of their Night Market. Near Union Station Plaza and Fifth Avenue, multiple food trucks and vendors will set up shop to serve $5 Asian-inspired bites. There will be more than 20 trucks present some of which will include Tokyo Dog, Plum, and Where Ya At Matt.

For more details on the event, click here.

04 Sep 2013

Out on the Town: 9/12

photo cred | Elle Decor

Jason Wu will make a personal appearance on behalf of Lancome at the Nordstrom Flagship on Thursday, September 12th. If I were in town, I wouldn’t miss this event so I figured I had to pass it on to all of you local readers.

Meet designer Jason Wu and discover the new Jason Wu for Lancome, exclusive to Nordstrom. Lancome National Artist Darais and the Artistry team will teach you how to recreate the Jason Wu Fall Beauty look. Private Cocktail party follows. Space is very limited; qualifying purchase required. Reserve your appointment today with the Lancôme counter.

Thursday, Sept. 12th
On Floor signing with $100 purchase of any Lancome Product: 5-6 PM
Private Cocktail Party with Jason Wu: 6:30-7:30 PM


06 Jul 2013

Out on the Town: 7/11

photo cred | Sports Press NW

One of my favorite sights in Seattle is – hands down – the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park on Western Ave downtown. I think this place is probably just very special to me because Kevin and I were able to attend the park the first day it opened way back when! I haven’t been able to return very often  since, but regardless, it has a special place in my heart. This coming Thursday, the park and SAM are throwing a summer celebration! The event is free and open to the public so don’t be shy and make sure  to stop by.

[I gots rhymes, yo.]

There will be jazz music, art! and food provided by food trucks courtesy of BUNS, Grilled Cheese Experience, and Here & There Grill. Yum!

When summer hits Seattle, the events are plentiful so if the sun is out, take advantage of it!

See you Thursday!

For more details, click here.

03 Jul 2013

Out on the Town: 7/5

What I love the most about Seattle is that there is always something going on every weekend. This coming weekend after you’ve celebrated your 4th of July festivities, stop by the Seattle Center for the annual Seattle International Beer Fest. It’s a 3-day long festival featuring 200 world-class bears from 16 different countries. For all of the details that you’ll need, click here.

Have a very safe and fun weekend everyone!

26 Jun 2013

Out on the Town: 6/27

photo cred | The Stranger

Starting tomorrow, the Seattle Art Museum will be premiering their new exhibit showcasing 30 years in Japanese fashion. The exhibition will include 80 pieces of gowns and garments and have made it all the way to Seattle from the Kyoto Costume Institute. I am so excited to view this exhibit in person! Anyone else planning on making the trip?



  • When it comes to brunch, are you sweet or savory? I’m usually a savory, but I feel like it takes a certain kind of person to order a breakfast burger. That’s another category on its own.
  • It’s like we never left Antelope Canyon or something
  • Anyone else’s favorite accessory just their hair tie?
  • Smoky San Francisco
  • I’d eat this set up every day. Is mercury poisoning still a thing? 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • He said: the lighting is much better in the dressing rooms
I said: 🤚🏽 say no more
  • Our chef surprised us with two matcha ice cream cones the other night!
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