Wednesday, December 24, 2008

xmas eve, leisurely spent

officially turned in my paper 2 days ago. life feels good.

heard two songs the other day on indie that i really liked... one was glasvegas "geraldine" and the other was longwave "sirens in the deep sea." upon further listening, i'm going to have to get their album secrets are sinister. i highly rec you listen to that single-- the sound is so lush... loves it. they're here in march-ish opening for OKGO, but i don't see an LA date.. blasphemy! there are still a few days between their dates in anaheim and santa cruz, so hopefully it'll happen. i mean, cmon, it's la. you don't skip over us or stand us up.

today, i perused amazon and itunes listening to stuff (if all this is old news, sorry, i've been living in a cavernous location for quite some time this semester): css, little boots, mezzanine owls, & paper route. if anyone has any show suggestions from this date forward, please share. i'm back on the prowl for new bands and i've got a perfectly compatible new year's resolution: go out more. yes!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

free event: pablove supreme

check out some bands and feel good this holiday season!

Pablove Supreme: a night in honor of the Pablove Foundation
when: December 16, 2008 FREE – All Ages – 6pm
where: @ Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd/ Los Angeles, CA 90028)
brought to you by Dangerbird Records, Filter Magazine, and Urban Outfitters/ performances by The One AM Radio, Eulogies, and special guests*

The Pablove Supreme event is to celebrate and promote the good work of the Pablove Foundation, a charity that supports pediatric cancer treatment and research at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dangerbird Records, Filter Magazine, and Urban Outfitters teamed up earlier this year to create the Give Listen Help compilation to benefit the charity. The double CD, which is being sold at Urban Outfitters and on their website, includes rare and unreleased tracks by Garbage, Radiohead, Bloc Party, Oasis, CSS, Of Montreal, Rilo Kiley, Silversun Pickups, and many others.

The Pablove Foundation is named for Pablo Castelaz, the 5-year old son of Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz. Pablo was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer in May 2008. He has been undergoing treatment at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, a non-profit institution dedicated to providing expert medical help to everyone, regardless of health insurance or their ability to pay. Last year alone, CHLA gave $54 million in charitable care.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

the graduate, revisited

short linkspam post: everyone should check out the graduate. because i said so.

- 4 free downloadable songs here.
- videoblogs on their youtube channel here.
- anhedonia amazon mp3's for just $2.99. THE WHOLE ALBUM. i think the offer is only for a limited time. get on it.

in other news, finals period is underway. absolutely terrifying. no matter how many times i go through it, it does not get any easier D: listening to a lot of iron & wine to keep myself sedated, especially "flightless bird, american mouth" (how amazing was the placement of the song during bella & edward's slowdance prom scene? eh?).

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

taking back sundaes

ok, so it's not a sundae... but taking back sunday has contributed yet another menu item to denny's: the Melty Grilled Chicken and Sausage Quesadilla.

awesomely enough, denny's has teamed up with the band to give away a pair of tickets to EVERY show on their upcoming tour (sorry bbs, none in la or the surrounding area). tbs will also be hosting exclusive Denny's Allnighter afterparties following shows in Tucson, AZ and Norfolk, VA (denoted by ** below) at the local Denny's, where they'll be on-hand meeting fans, taking photos, signing autographs, and among other things, eating. for more details for either afterparty, email with the city name in the headline. tour dates listed below; enter here to win free tickets to your show!

Tour Dates
12/3 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete St. Amphitheatre
12/4 Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Park
12/5 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
12/6 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
12/7 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater**
12/9 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
12/10 Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
12/11 Loves Park, IL @ Victory Sports Complex
12/12 Louisville, KY @ Club Oasis
12/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
12/14 Toledo, OH @ Civic Theatre
12/16 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva**
12/17 Winston Salem, NC @ Millennium Center
12/18 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
12/19 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium