Friday, September 16, 2011

party in the USA

this tokyo police club project has been floating about my internetz radar recently (i almost typed "gloating about," what the what)... finally found them all in one neat little package on soundcloud & discovered that they have an album release date for this "10 Covers, 10 Days, 10 Years" project. it'll be released as a digital album on October 4th, both on iTunes and with special commemorative packaging on their website.

Tokyo Police Club: 10 Days, 10 Covers, 10 Years by TokyoPoliceClub

which is your favorite cover? xx

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

new @lights video for "toes"

lights has a new album, siberia, dropping on 10/4 (same day as people & things by jack's mannequin; interesting timing, warner). check out her new video below.

[lights - toes (music video)]

in other news, i've been following #nyfw this past week, and recently discovered this:! watched the elie tahari (my favorite suits are by him) runway with my mother. loved the flowing sash-like designs. and gold gold gold. one model definitely needed more double-sided tape for her top... awk.

the missoni for target debacle: i'll save that for when i actually get the goods. i am told that a friend's friend was prominently featured in tori spelling's blog-- she kindly gave a baby missoni outfit to the 99 months pregnant (mrs. spelling's words, not mine) mom. celebrities! they're just like us. stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

i learned to fly on my own

this past sunday, e and i got to catch a very cool performance by lucy schwartz with the heartstrings (string quartet) in a bat!cave. actually, this was @ bronson caves in griffith park, but it was a LEGIT (man-made) cave. she was charming and delightful and all those adjectives; we sat around on chairs (or blankets) and watched a very chill and cozy set.  the performance (five or six songs) was videotaped, and she mentioned we can expect to see it on her site in about a few weeks.  here's the view from the inside:

here's a video from a similar performance she did at bardot.
["Gravity" Lucy Schwartz & The Heartstrings @ Bardot]

and here's me, either lifting off or getting blown off the cliff! i'm a terrible jumper. really, though, does it not look like i'm flying backwards?

Monday, September 05, 2011

culture collide @FILTERmagazine 2011

filter culture collide is back again! last year, i got a free tote and caught some sweet acts @ the satellite (formerly spaceland) and the block party.

the fest is happening in LA on october 6 through 9, 2011, and includes the following acts:

Does It Offend You, Yeah? (UK), Avi Buffalo (USA), The Elected (USA), The Morning After Girls (Australia), The Gift (Portugal), Midnight Surfer (USA), Laura Jansen (the Netherlands), Hands (USA), The Lanskies (France), Carina Round (UK), Cosmic Kids (USA), Sparkadia (Australia), Holger (Brazil) Bixel Boys (USA), You Say France & I Whistle (Sweden), Tropicool (USA), Da Brasilians (France), Hypernova (Iran) and Surf Ambassador Hendo (USA). These artists will be performing alongside the previously announced line-up of CSS, Lindstrøm, Gang Gang Dance, Liam Finn, Datarock, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Ximina Sarinana, Isobel Campbell, and many other bands from 23 participating countries.

also, if you must know-- a limited number of festival wristbands, which provide access to all Culture Collide showcases, are available for $20 and can be purchased here.  the whole weekend includes live shows, film screenings, happy hours featuring free food and drink from around the world, and intimate acoustic sets at eight of LA's historic venues including The Echo, Echoplex, Taix, 826LA, Swinghouse Studios, The Church, Reform Academy and Stories Books & Cafe. concluding the festival weekend is the TOYOTA ANTICS block party, a free all-day event in echo park on sunday, october 9.

for more info, please visit the following links:

who are you excited to see?