02 Aug 2018
I love hanging out at Sea-Tac Airport – maybe to an unhealthy extent. If I’m getting dropped off, I go early so that I can have dinner at one of my favorite local spots or shop at the Sub Pop store before heading home. Local vibes are everywhere at the airport and it’s one of the things that I love. Known for being a city with a famous music scene, there is no shortage of love for the community there. The Sub Pop store is easily the best last stop on your way out as you can pick up some great merch – records, tees, etc. You’ll even hear some of Sub Pop’s local artists overhead as you’re walking through the airport.
Now, the record label is taking over the skies! It was just announced today that they’ve got their own branded Boeing 737-800.
“The jet’s wrapping makes it look like a Sub Pop musician’s instrument case, only in much better condition,” Sub Pop co-president and founder Jonathan Poneman said in a statement. “It’s definitely the sickest jet on the tarmac!” Alaska Airlines’ managing director of brand marketing and advertising Natalie Bowman added, “This partnership brings together two independent, local brands that are committed to doing things a little differently.”
18 Jul 2018
These days when I return home to Seattle, I have a habit of retreating into my parent’s house and pretty much never leaving. Since I have to go most of the year without my mom’s home cooking, it’s all I ever want to have when I’m visiting. What is it that will get me out of the house though? When my friends introduce me to new Seattle restaurants highlighting my favorite comfort foods. Winny nailed this one on the head by bringing me to a recently opened soba noodle soup restaurant called Kamonegi and it was a dream! We started off with a small plate of Shishito peppers followed by duck meatballs with a side of a soft egg before getting into our entrees.
Is there anything more you could want than a hot soba noodle soup bowl in the winter time? The flavors together were amazing and came with a juicy and tender piece of duck that only elevated the taste of the soup. By the end of it, I’m sure Winny and I could have both had a second bowl each.
To top things off, we treated ourselves to a lemon-y dessert resembling a pudding type texture or brulee. It was the perfect ending to our fantastic meal and night!
17 Jul 2018
photo cred | Chona Kasinger
And yes, my heart is pretty much broken. The first text that I wake up to should never have to be about one of my favorite bands breaking up, but that was this morning for me. Minus the Bear is my youth. Growing up, I probably had a much stronger attachment to songs and bands than the average teenager, but that was just who I was – overly passionate. When I discovered “Pachuca Sunrise” it was kind of like a glass shattering experience for me. From then on, I never let go of Minus the Bear. I went to a handful of their concerts and when it came time for me to organize one of my most important shows, I even tried to reach out to them. It was a life goal of mine, even at 16, to try and book Minus the Bear. I still remember the moment where my mentor had thought that I was being a little ambitious, but encouraged me to try anyways.
All that said, I can’t say that I’m surprised. These guys have been around for so long and now it’s time for them to live out their lives with their families. They will surely be missed. 17 years is quite a run to be proud of and their legacy will continue to live on in their six albums. To say farewell to all of their fans, the band will be doing one last tour kicking off on October 9th. I have no idea how to end this post other than that I’ll be listening to Planet of Ice and Menos El Oso the rest of the night. Goodbye.
05 May 2018
I have left this poster up on my tabs this week not only as a reminder to post it to Yow Yow! but because it is so beautiful! The colors!! Oh my goodness, everyone knows that I have a major soft spot for this music festival because in a way, it sort of helped shape my youth. This was the event that I looked forward to every summer, more than Capitol Hill Block Party (early on at least) more than Seafair (because that has never been my thing ever) and more than the Bite of Seattle. Bumbershoot has always been a family friendly music festival that brings musical and comedy acts from all over the world into one place. There is also a huge emphasis on local acts. This year, I’m especially excited to see Portugal. The Man so high up on this lineup.
17 Mar 2018
Partial lineup and more to come! There’s a special place in my heart for my old stomping grounds and one of my favorite music festivals.
24 Dec 2017
It isn’t hard to push out a post when I need to. They can range from anything to a YouTube video to a song on Spotify or a quote against a printed background in an interesting typeface on Pinterest. While I like to think that varying lengths of posts make Yow Yow! really interesting, it’s those essays that I spend the most time on that I’m proud of. 2017 was a year of changes not only for me personally, but for Yow Yow! There was a lot happening in the world that I wanted to share an opinion about and I’ll admit, I don’t always get it right. I’ve received some criticism over the last year for some of the pieces that I’ve written, which challenged me, but I also received positive feedback as well. Overall, it felt like a step in the right direction. As much as I love writing about food, music, and fashion, I can’t let Yow Yow! only be about that. And the reason why is just because that’s not what I’m only all about. Thank you all for letting me stretch my creativity with this and for continuing to stick with us.
- The Moment I Found Out I Wasn’t White
- Color Factory in SF
- The Ladies of The Bachelor – Bridal Photoshoot
- The Panic At Westfield Mall
- I’m Moving…Again!
- SPIN Comes to Downtown Seattle
- Beauty for Breakfast pt. 31
- That Next Chapter
- Clinique Vs. Crayola Chubby Sticks
- So You Want To Leave Your Job
25 Jun 2017
We’re doing a different format this week. This two-part article about a girl who texted her boyfriend to commit suicide is now facing nearly 20 years in prison. Read the two parts to the article here:
- The Bizarre Trial of the 20-year-old Who Texted Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself [Vice]
- Inside the Tense Courtroom When the Suicide Texter was Found Guilty [Vice]
Other roundup news:
- Chance the Rapper Hires American Sign Language interpreters for upcoming shows [Hypebeast]
- What Would Happen If You Never Used An Alarm Clock? [Digg]
- Skateboarding legend Brain Anderson on coming out [The New Yorker]
- I was an investor, she was a founder. [Source]
10 Jun 2017
Turtleneck + Cardigan – Aritzia / Denim – Urban Outfitters
Every time I hear the word cerulean, I think of that infamous scene from The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda rips Andy a new one for calling two belts similar. It’s one of my favorite scenes from the film. I’m in this camp that I sometimes believe that you can make a photo out of anything – any wall, any backdrop, etc. But sometimes, I feel so compelled to some walls more than others. I love bold colors, prints, and things that you may not come across often. While I was in Seattle for the holidays, Veronica and I grabbed chili for lunch in Ballard – apparently at one of the oldest places ever known for its famous chili. Across the street was this cerulean wall and as soon as I saw it, I knew that THIS WAS IT. I didn’t bring a lot of clothes home with me when I returned for the holidays so this was pretty much my uniform every day.