Thursday, August 27, 2009

mew mew

happy friday y'all! in keeping with the new tradition of freebie friday (dang, i hope i can keep this up), just wanted to mention something cool going on from aug. 29th (sat) to sept. 3rd (thurs).

(before we launch into our regularly scheduled programming, i would like to mention that today is the last day to enter my crash kings giveaway. email me yr name & address w/ subject line "crash kings" to emokidsbff(at)gmail(dot)com for your chance to win!)

mewseum: a six-day installation & special performance on august 31 by danish rock band mew (garnering recent buzz and fame as the opening act for nine inch nails). you can stream their album no more stories... (which was released earlier this tuesday) on myspace.

click here for the flier that has all the deets for the events. for a chance to attend the aug. 31st show, email the show will be super tiny and they'll premiere a video trilogy for their first three album singles, including the world premiere of their videos for “repeaterbeater” and “beach.”

mewseum hours (free admission!):
29 Saturday from 12pm -10pm
30 Sunday from 12pm - 6pm
31 Monday from 4pm - 10pm; special performance from 7pm - 10pm
1 Tuesday from 4pm - 10pm
2 Wednesday from 4pm - 10pm
3 Thursday from 4pm - 10pm

located @: Zune L.A. Space on 8275 Beverly Blvd. (at Sweetzer) Los Angeles, CA

i'll see you there!

psst... moar shows:
1 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
2 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium (w/NIN)
3 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda (w/NIN)
4 San Francisco, CA - Independent

Monday, August 24, 2009

where the wild things are - all is love

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer

holy cow, i think i just squeed a little. the film looks sooo beautiful. i can hardly stand it!

(as a disclaimer: i don't recall WTWTA being one of my favorite books as a child-- probably i think i skipped straight from goodnight moon to something like the boxcar children, babysitters club, or sweet valley high. but i think a film like this-- with a trailer impeccably matched to arcade fire's wake up-- is exactly what our generation needs right now. it's a time to remember what it was like to be a kid and dream of otherworldly things...)

earlier today, myspace music premiered the first single off of the movie's soundtrack. karen o (of the yeah yeah yeahs) and the kids (a collaboration with an untrained children's choir) sing all is love over on the WTWTA myspace page. grab the single, which is available tomorrow, tues/aug. 25 & the soundtrack, which will be unleashed tues/sept. 29.

ps. enter my crash kings giveaway (a few posts down). you have nothing to lose!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

life, or something like it

... and just like that, and just like that, it's done.

well, this week was busier than expected. i'm now partially employed x 2 jobs (though still looking for f/t job, plz and ty) + working on the light the night (LTN) team jack's mannequin stuff. if you missed out, incentives for fundraising for LTN were announced last week & we've got a guide to signing up posted here.

tomorrow, i've got work in the A.M., will step foot into bay cities for the first time w/ kitkat and baby g, then bday dinner for an old friend. i know, i know, my life is ~so~ difficult. got my katy perry tix to her show @ the palladium on saturday, the 29th. very excited. she's one of my inspirations for whatever i decide to dress as for halloween... her and lady gaga. don't ask.

xo, tgi-almost-friday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

win stuff! crash kings giveaway

freebie friday! yep, whose inner recessionista is not screaming for awesome free stuff? hmm?
crash kings is an la rock band ::gasp:: without a lead guitarist. the result is something pretty eclectic and totally rich. you can stream some more their songs over on le myspace. earlier this year, they toured with chris cornell. stamp of approval, you has it. and you all know how i feel about piano rock... really loving raincoat and my love right now.

one winner gets:
1 copy of Crash Kings' self-titled debut
1 Crash Kings USB Bracelet
1 Crash Kings Puzzle
1 band poster

email me at emokidsbff(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line "crash kings." i'll pick ONE winner at random (US residents, only) from all the entries. please include your full name and address in the body of the email. contest ends two weeks from today-- friday, aug. 28th. good luck!

[crash kings - mountain man]

Thursday, August 13, 2009

he looks like he was made at ikea

he's really swedish!

[the sounds - mtv encore]

here's the source/article: Encore: The Sounds Greet Fans, Share Tattoos, Conquer Los Angeles

when i first heard the newest album crossing the rubicon, i was having some trouble getting into it b/c it was less dance-y than the past two albums. but after i saw them @ the key club on july 30, it all just clicked-- the songs have a lot more depth and the lyrics are honest without being too heavy. i do recommend seeing them live, because while they sound great recorded, they are about 500000x more amazing live. there's nothing quite like a sounds show with all the hipsters, indies, and emo warped tour kids (am i missing anyone?) uniting on one dance floor. amazing.

they recently put a bunch of stuff up on their merch site. really love the white "no one sleeps when i'm awake" shirt, if y'all are in a giving mood and want to take a hint... i kid.

fall (worldwide) tour dates are up on myspace-- they're hitting the greek theatre on oct. 21. the long and short of it is that they're on tour literally for the rest of the year... total troopers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

muse - uprising - widget

thinking it's a universally accepted fact that muse cannot fail. ever.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

monsters of folk

if you, like me, were mourning the end of bright eyes last month... fill yer void here. ok, so it's not just conor but w/e, deal. monsters of folk is a collaboration by (deep breath) bright eyes' conor obert & mike mogis, my morning jacket's jim james AAANDDD she & him's m. ward. ps. that last part looks so awkward, but in the name of parallelism, i'm going to keep it that way.

basically, a folkstar supergroup. and WTFBBQ only 818 myspace friends? their self-titled debut album monsters of folk is out sept. 22, 2009.

Monsters of Folk Tracklist
Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
Say Please
Whole Lotta Losin'
The Right Place
Baby Boomer
Man Named Truth
Ahead of the Curve
Slow Down Jo
Losin Yo Head
Magic Marker
Map Of The World
The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me
His Master’s Voice

the band recently announced fall tour dates. cool fact: M.O.F. is partnering with air traffic control, a resource for musicians' philanthropic and social change work, to donate monies raised from ticket sales. the band will be donating $1 from every ticket sold on the tour to local non-profits.

13 Vancouver, BC- Orpheum
14 Portland, OR- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
15 Seattle, WA- Paramount Theatre
17 Oakland, CA- Fox Theater
18 Los Angeles, CA- The Greek Theater
20 San Diego, CA- Spreckels Theatre
21 Phoenix, AZ- Orpheum Theater
22 Santa Barbara, CA- Santa Barbara Bowl
28 Omaha, NE- Holland Center
29 Minneapolis, MN- Orpheum Theatre
30 Chicago, IL- Auditorium Theatre
31 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace Theatre

02 Toronto, ON- Massey Hall
03 Boston, MA- The Orpheum
06 New York, NY- United Palace
08 New York, NY- Beacon Theater
09 Philadelphia, PA- Academy of Music