Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jack White Performing Sixteen Saltines LIVE on SNL - 3/3/12

Only 2 more months until I'll be seeing Jack White performing this live at The Gorge!!! I love him SO much & CANNOT WAIT FOR SASQUATCH 2012!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Heartless Bastards are much more lovable than their name suggests <3

I'm SO stoked to see them for my 1st time on Tuesday April 3rd at The Echoplex!!!

Only For You

The Mountain


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Of Monsters & Men @ The Troubadour - 3/20/12

Ever since 1 of my friends from Semester at Sea turned me onto Of Monsters & Men in early January, I've been eagerly awaiting the moment I'd get to see them live for the 1st time. When I found out they were playing the Troubadour in West Hollywood in mid March, I stupidly assumed I'd be able to snag a ticket shortly before the show because I thought they were still relatively unknown. It turns out a lot of people already knew about Of Monsters & Men & their 3/20 show at the Troubadour sold out immediately after going on sale. Concert ticket buying FAIL :-P

I held out some hope I'd at least be able to find 1 reasonably priced ticket on Craigslist at the last minute (because that USUALLY works) but, as of Sunday, people were trying to sell tickets online for as much as $50 or more a piece when face value couldn't have exceeded $20-25/ticket. At that point, I accepted I wouldn't be seeing Of Monsters & Men for my 1st time until Sasquatch but then, yesterday afternoon, a little concert miracle happened...

2 of my newest live music buddies Julianna & Antonio had 1 extra ticket for only $35 & they offered it to me!! THANK GOD for them because Of Monsters & Men brought the house down last night at The Troubadour!!! Everyone in the crowd went NUTS. You probably wouldn't think a 6-piece, Icelandic folk band could do something like that but, if you saw Of Monsters & Men perform even just ONE song live, you'd understand.

Of Monsters & Men are blowing up fast & for good reason. They're sweet & humble & have a way of making you feel pure joy. They literally just touch your heart. Of Monsters & Men are simply INCREDIBLE live. I'm already dying to see them again at The Gorge in 2 months!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soulwax & Mr. Little Jeans Do ARCADE FIRE

If I had the talent to pull it off, I'd cover Arcade Fire too!

Mr. Little Jeans' COVER of The Suburbs

Soulwax's REMIX of Sprawl II

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ISLANDS Are Where I Want To Be - Bootleg Theater - 3/15/12

Up until 7:45pm last night (only 75 minutes before Islands' opening act Idiot Glee was scheduled to begin their set), I'd been entirely unsuccessful in rallying a concert buddy for Islands' 2nd show of 2012 at the Bootleg Theater in Silverlake. Islands' 1st appearance at the Bootleg was on Valentines Day & I was unable to attend because I had a date ( <3 ) so I was 100% determined NOT miss their 2nd show in LA exactly 1 month later.

I had accepted the fact I was most likely cruising to the show solo but, luckily, at the very last minute, I was able to convince 1 of my most beloved concert buddies to come with me. It was for the best for both of us because Islands NAILED IT at the Bootleg last night!!! They're just SO good.

Check it out...

Hallways -> 2 guys on 1 piano = IMPRESSIVE

Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby

Hallways (Official Video)

SWANS (Life After Death)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Time To Dance by The Shoes - VIDEO featuring Jake Gyllenhaal

Time To Dance by French band The Shoes is an extremely happy & upbeat song with a disturbingly dark & twisted video. Oh, the irony!

P.S. Jake Gyllenhaal & Christian Bale are officially the 2 sexiest fictional serial killers EVER!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Pills by Norah Jones - NEW SINGLE!!!

Happy Pills, the 1st single off Norah Jones' Danger Mouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts (to be released on May 1st), makes me feel HAPPY :-D

Breaking up never sounded so good...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Exclusive Clip from SHUT UP & PLAY THE HITS featuring James Murphy!

I am DYING to see this documentary! James, I will ALWAYS love you!!!

Exclusive clip of Shut Up & Play The Hits:

Shut Up & Play The Hits official trailer:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Beach House's NEW SONG!!!

I CANNOT WAIT for Beach House's new album Bloom to be released on/around May 15th!!! In the meantime, this incredible new track Myth will just have to tide us all over.

It's not very often you fall in love with a song before you've even finished listening to it for the very 1st time but pretty much every Beach House track is an exception to the rule.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PLEASE HELP The Ross Sea Party Record Their 1st Album!!!

My dear friends & oh-so-fabulous Vibe Fest headliners The Ross Sea Party are ready to record their 1st full-length album. This is something I personally have been eagerly awaiting for YEARS. There's just one catch. They need YOUR support to raise the $10k required to actually make it happen because, dude, making an album is expensive!!!

RSP has already raised over $1,600 in less than 1 week which just goes to show you how much their fans (myself included) absolutely adore both them & their music. I'm 100% confident RSP will not only reach but EXCEED their goal of $10k long before their April 2nd deadline.

Please watch, listen & SERIOUSLY consider donating. There are major prizes involved!! I can't wait to get MY hand screen printed, limited edition poster AND a copy of the finished album!


The Ross Sea Party Are Recording a Full Length Album!

Hey, we’re The Ross Sea Party and we’re heading to the studio to record our first full length album in April. To do it right, we need your help!

We’ve grown together for a couple years now, playing shows all over the Los Angeles area and touring from Seattle to Austin. We released a self-recorded EP a while back [listen here], but now it’s time to take it to the next level – we’ve been working ridiculously hard writing new songs, honing them live and coming up with a master plan for recording this album in the most efficient way possible!

Recording the album

We’re going to do it the right way: in a real studio and with a well-respected producer.  To save money we will be recording most of the album in Sacramento and will finish vocals, overdubs and mixing in odd spaces around LA. All told we’ll put in three weeks from start to finish to ensure the songs get the love they deserve.

Where your contributions are going
The vast majority of our funds will go to
  • Studio time and related expenses
  • Producer’s fees for three-plus weeks
The rest will go towards mastering, CD duplication, distribution, and we were careful to earmark an appropriate amount for publicity to get the maximum value out of your contributions!
The final tally will go well beyond our Kickstarter goal so we really need your help to make this album a reality!

How you can help
Thankfully Kickstarter is the perfect way for you to vote with your dollars and make sure the music you love keeps getting made - the real, down to earth, devil-in-the-details music that can only be created by a group of like-minded souls sweating through good times and bad in the name of art.

And that’s us, The Ross Sea Party. We are truly grateful for all of you out there who are willing to help us create an album we’ll all be able to enjoy in the future. Thanks so much and we’ll see you on tour!



Monday, March 5, 2012

Lollapalooza 2011 CRAZY WEATHER Sunday Timelapse

The 3rd & final day of my 1st Lollapalooza brought THE most intense & crazy weather (& MUD) I've ever experienced at a festival. It was messy but, man, was it fun!

Randomly, I happened to have a plastic bag in my purse I was able to utilize to protect my camera & phone. Everything else got totally soaked. I probably wouldn't look back on day 3 quite so fondly if both my Blackberry & camera had been destroyed :-/ PHEW!!!

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings by Father John Misty

I wholeheartedly agree with J. Tillman's decision to leave Fleet Foxes & focus on his solo career (using the stage name Father John Misty). I've never really been able to get into Fleet Foxes but I can DEFINITELY get into FJM. This song is bad ass & so is the video. I've always liked Aubrey Plaza as April on Parks & Recreation but I have a whole new respect for her now. She plays dark, disturbed & sexy surprisingly well.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Ross Sea Party & The Dead Ships @ The Echo - 2/28/12

The Ross Sea Party just keeps getting better & better...

And The Dead Ships ain't too shabby either!