Friday, March 27, 2009

tinted windows: excuse me while i squee

guess which lucky fangirl bought herself a ticket to see tinted windows (taylor hanson easily my favorite member of hanson, james iha easily the coolest asian evs, bun e. carlos ok i fail on this one, adam schlesinger also cool, owns label w/ james)?

UM YEA THAT WOULD BE ME. (the show is at the troubadour on april 28, 2009. you can get yours here; i recommend the FAX option. only $2 service charge per tix.)

[thetripwire - video interview with tinted windows @ sxsw]

source: thetripwire.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

great northern thursday @ the roxy

full deets here: KROQ Locals Only Moves In
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chance to win free tix: @WebInFrontNet: Want free tickets to Great Northern @ the Roxy?:

eta: eenie meenie records is giving away tickets too!

Monday, March 23, 2009

silversun pickups - swoon

silversun pickups have an album called swoon coming out april 14, 2009, right before the madness of coachella. if you haven't already heard their single panic switch, listen to it here off their myspace. the song is all up in kroq's business, i.e. their furious 5 at 9 countdown, which is awesome for this la-based band.

upcoming tour dates:
April 12: Pomona, CA @ Glass House
April 17: Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 25: Gorge, WA @ Sasquatch Festival

old vid... who knew it was directed by joaquin phoenix? whoa.
[silversun pickups - music vid: little lover's so polite]

on a random note, does anyone have any suggestions for emo shows to go to? i'm bummed i missed the academy is...'s acoustic set @ chain reaction (of course, i hadn't heard of it until the day of. yikes.).


i enjoyed this too much to let it die a lonely tweet-death. so here it is... forever. guess i angered the tweet gods (or perhaps the fail whale decided to chew up my tweet for dinner). or perhaps i shouldn't have made the comment about re-tweeting it being ironic.. ::muses::

Sunday, March 22, 2009

carry all that sound into the dust

while you were gone (in sxsw)....

last monday, i took j to catch great northern's set at silverlake lounge. after grabbing some in-n-out in westwood (boo, enemy territory), we trekked out to SL to get our collective hipster on. o+s, who were opening for great northern, had a huge following-- the place was packed to the entrance. after their set ended, we decided to try to make our way forward, and ended up close enough to the stage where we could see.

i really loved seeing snakes and numbers live; i always tend to like the toe-tapping and/or upbeat songs more, probably b/c there's more movement on stage. home (off of their previous album) was fab as well. rachel & solon's vox are a perfect match for each other-- neither are too much yet neither are underwhelming either. all in all, good times were had.

new tricks

Thursday, March 19, 2009

oh hai, is my bff.

my friend s sent this link to me in an email awhile back... (if this doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy, CLEARLY YOU ARE DEAD INSIDE) i hope it makes someone happy today!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

beware of strength in numbers

been super busy lately! last thursday, my friend kp and i headed over to the nokia theatre and saw jimmy eat world on their clarity x10 tour. snagged an awesome parking spot on the street and headed in. tickets were $50 so the line for drink wristbands was long, natch. not a lot of youngins... the show was fantastic. also weird for me because i wasn't into jimmy eat world when clarity was released (sadly, i was still stuck in my boy band phase... for shame. i'm trying to redeem myself here, kay?). the group in front of us was RIDICULOUSLY into the show (by ridiculously, i mean harmonizing parts like "can you still feel the butterflies"), which was hilarious, because they were all hxc and tatted up.

monday was the day before rockinsider's birthday... so irene & i headed out to the cha cha lounge in silver lake. i really need to get out more!

wednesday was kind of a nightmare... after spending approx. 4 hrs wrangling with verizon customer service & alternately agonizing over the unwarranted termination fee bill that they'd sent to my house, finally settled it. i'm going to plug the consumerist b/c that site is amazing. before making complaints or trying to figure out how to deal with customer service, i HIGHLY recommend you reference the site first. at the very least, it'll give you helpful tips on how to deal with the company and the situation at hand.

randomness round-up:
(aka things over which i obsess and to which i subject my friends/readers)
- no doubt added dates to their tour. 2 at gibson amp (july 27, 28) and 1 more at verizon in irvine (total 3: july 31, aug. 1, and aug. 2). tix here.
- rpattz GQ mag photos... ::squeals::.
- download ragged mag (via filter) here featuring jack's mannequin (and andrew looking very emo-esque, channeling bright eyes... ha), the von bondies, asobi seksu, great northern (my current obsession), the knux, anya marina and robotanists.

anyhow, if you want more of this annoying-ness on a daily basis, twitter is where it's at.

Friday, March 06, 2009

come out with your fingers

here are some weekly videos to commemorate the countdown to the release of great northern's latest album, remind me where the light is, out april 28, 2009. i've already decided on some of my favorite tracks off the album (fingers, mountain, and warning are my early faves), but the more i listen to it, the more difficult it gets to restrict myself to those tracks... the album, as a whole, is absolutely breathtaking. full-bodied sounds, portentously catchy melodies, etc. y'all need to hear it.

some west coast tour dates:
3/11 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
3/12 - Portland, OR - Holoscene
3/14 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
3/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Silverlake Lounge
3/17 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
3/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/21 - Austin, TX – SXSW

L-I-L-Y-R-O-S-E is it hard being so awesome?

Lily from ollie stone on Vimeo.

a love song for @lilyroseallen.