Monday, June 27, 2011

the hello sessions by @milogreene

milo greene features my mostly friend/sometimes foe graham fink of the outline (i mean, being facebook friends counts, amirite?). you can stream the hello sessions below. "1957" is a free download over on their bandcamp page. dreamy good.

they'll be part of one of the kcrw summer nights lineups @ the hammer museum on thursday, 7/21 w/ grouplove and recently were recipients of a tweet-out by the civil wars (another recent favorite of mine). check out a live session of "1957" below.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

to live and ride in LA: the real rebels

move over, annoying and loud bikers of the harley-davidson variety. you know who is more punk than you? here's who: non-motorized (of the pedaling with your feet variety; novel idea, i know), environmentally-friendly bike riders. on bikes. with no brakes.

dwell on that for a bit.

i was given the opportunity to preview a screener of to live and ride in LA, a documentary about bikers who race through the streets of LA with, for all intents and purposes, a complete disregard for the rules of traffic-- riding in groups or alone, streaking through the LA riverbed or freeways, doing tricks off of ramps, etc. i don't condone breaking the law (particularly traffic laws, they're for your and the public's safety, sheesh), but the element of breaking these rules makes watching the film all the more thrilling.  there isn't much of a storyline in the beginning; a lot of introductions and profiles, but the film comes together as race day approaches. you see how a pretty diverse group of angelenos (replete with buddy holly glass-wearing and/or bearded and/or pabst blue ribbon-swilling hipsters) come together to live, ride, race, and sometimes party throughout this amazing city i call home.

the soundtrack is droolworthy, btw. heard some willowz (shout out to dim mak records), sea wolf, small black (previously feat. on my blog as one of my favorite videos ever), silversun pickups... for more info on the film and the soundtrack, be sure to drop by their site:


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

noisetrade: graham colton, the civil wars

free download of graham colton's album, pacific coast eyes, for one week only (through next tuesday, methinks)! donations/tips suggested, but it's a give-what-you-can sort of deal.

per his NoiseTrade page-- for fans of: Counting Crows, Augustana, Matt Nathanson, Better Than Ezra. look, i didn't write that, so don't blame me if you consider it to be inaccurate. i still enjoyed the album.

i also downloaded this without listening to it first: the civil wars' live at eddie's attic.  why? because this KCRW sesh was so good.

aaaand, as you may have noticed due to increased blog/twitter activity... i am officially #funemployed. goal for the time being is to try to write or post something at least every other day. making up for lost time, as it were. apologies in advance if you get some inane fluffy pieces about the weather, my breakfast, or ramblings about life (it sucks? JUSTKIDDING. life is peachy cos i've got one; am constantly grateful for that.).

until the next post,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

she always wears blue

william beckett. melting twenty-teen hearts everywhere. hahaha

and several submissions re: #hairwatch2011.

@billbeckett: getting my hair snipped! #crybabystyle

@billbeckett: RT Now that's an idea! I'd look like Powder. @alldoneup You should shave your head.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

summertime, one more hollywood bowl show

september 25, 2011 @ 6pm, check it:
tv on the radio
arctic monkeys
panda bear (aka Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox)
smith westerns

can we say 110% likely chance of it selling out?

on sale time/date: saturday, june 18, 2011 @

  • hollywood bowl box office (12PM – 6PM, Tuesday – Sunday), 
  • via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, 
  • or through ticketmaster

(ps, if you want to hang with all of your friends, groups of 10 or more can call 323.850.2050 for information about special rates, subject to availability.)

Friday, June 03, 2011


cue: a typical friday night. i am sitting at a computer, tip-typing away and/or single-y rofling at some youtube vids or episodes of park & rec/ 30 rock/ community/ wishing ben wyatt were my boyfriend/ all of the above.

last friday night (not the katy perry song, though that thing is DARN catchy) was an atypical friday night. my non-hipster partner in crime and she-of-biting-wit, g-vive was celebrating her birthday, so the crew was rounded up in westLA. we started off @ steingarten (service was tortoise-slow, unfortch) and ended up at the wellesbourne, a lovely library-themed bar. i had seen quite a few photos via various bibliophile circles on the internet, so it was neat to experience it firsthand. the drinks (at least mine) were not overpriced and the bartenders are dressed quite dapper-like... A++

a few days before that was jack's mannequin @ the roxy. boyce avenue was the opener; enjoyed that a lot. late nights are not for me...

a few recommendations for the night, and then i'm off to bed!

check out a bunch of free shows all summer-- pasadena, westwood, and dtLA, courtesy of kcrw's summer nights series. i mean, look at the lineup for the hammer museum events! wicked. i've underlined the bands i'm interested in seeing, in case anyone out there wants to come with.

Thursday, July 7 at 7PM
Graffiti6 + Eastern Conference Champions
KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

Thursday, July 14 at 7PM
The Soft Pack + Hanni El Khatib

Thursday, July 21at 7PM
Grouplove + Milo Greene
KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence

Thursday, July 28 at 7PM
The Henry Clay People + Lady Danville
KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

lastly, i was sent a link to a trailer for this amazing-looking documentary, to live and ride in LA, which is out digitally (dvd/itunes/etcetera) on 6/21/11.  it spotlights the fixed-gear bike culture (i.e. bikes with no brakes) and commuting in LA traffic... illegally... on the freeways, no less. the soundtrack is by dangerbird records (feat. silversun pickups, hot hot heat, darker my love, minus the bear, and more). check it:

finally, according to reputable twit-sources, i guess bikelock is playing a show on friday (6/10, not 6/11... i think) at the roxy. paging @chaotic_flower, paging. at one bikelock show that i remember (notice how carefully i've worded that), i think someone got sprayed in the face with beer. it wasn't me.