Monday, April 30, 2012

BLUNDERBUSS by Jack White!!!

I’m SO excited to hear ALL of these songs live at Sasquatch next month & AGAIN at Outside Lands in August!

Jack White, I LOVE YOU!!!!!

1 – Missing Pieces

2 – Sixteen Saltines

3 – Freedom at 21

4 – Love Interruption

5 – Blunderbuss

6 – Hypocritical Kiss

7 – Weep Themselves to Sleep

8 – I’m Shakin

 9 – Trash Tongue Talker

10 – Hip Eponymous Poor Boy

11 – I Guess I Should Go to Sleep

12 – On and On and On

13 – Take Me with You When You Go

Crystal Stilts

Departure

Flying Into The Sun

Converging In The Quiet


Thursday, April 26, 2012

TIEFSCHWARZ! COME BACK TO OC AGAIN SOON!! WE HAVEN’T HAD ENOUGH!!

GUEST POST from my most loyal guest Concert Addict Chick, Melanie Hansen :-)

So Tuesday, you wouldn’t expect anything particularly spectacular to be going on, right? You would be WRONG. Tuesday April 10, not only did I attend Focus, one of the hottest and chillest House Music spots in OC, but I saw the world renowned Tiefschwarz perform only feet in front of me. Nights like this are what I live for, so when I walked into Tapas in Newport Beach (the location where Focus is held every Tuesday) that night the relaxing atmosphere did not have any effect at all on my excitement.

I did my best to dance it off a little to the opening set performed by Wobs, one of the resident DJs at Focus. The music was first-rate as usual (the residents at Focus definitely know their business), but my anticipation was getting the better of me. If you watch my video of Wobs’ set you can tell because I’m going crazy with the zoom.

As I saw Tief coming up over the tables I was soooo ready for dancing. He had such a fun energy and was dancing himself to Wobs’ set as he moseyed over. He definitely had the house vibe and started working his magic, making the transition between sets look effortless like the smooth operator that he is.

The crowd was clapping and yelling behind me, everyone was truly stoked to be so up close and personal with Tiefschwarz and his music. He started off with some airy figety beats and the tracks got darker as the night moved on, but the music was continually up beat, sandwiched full of fun classic house tracks so we could all jack the night away. Depeche Mode (John the Revelator Tiefschwarz Mix) was in there too, to my extra excitement. If a DJ does an official remix for Dépêche Mode in my mind it’s somewhat of a must to play it, but that’s just me, and I’m glad he came through with it that night.

So what can I say about the rest of the night? I came, I rocked out to some thumping house music, I heard some choice tracks I’d been dying to hear live, my bff high fived Tiefschwarz, and I also got a few videos of the show so I’ll never forget the awesome experience that Focus & Tiefschwarz made possible for me. Oh and I posted them on YouTube so you can all enjoy it as well =).

TIEF! COME BACK TO OC AGAIN SOON!! WE HAVEN’T HAD ENOUGH!!





Monday, April 23, 2012

COACHELLA 2012 - Weekend 1 - The Year of The Storm

Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 was my 8th year at Coachella &, although it will go down in history as being the coldest, windiest & rainiest Coachella ever (to be honest, I rather enjoyed the change of pace since I've spent the last 7 years sweating my ass off!), I will also always remember Coachella 2012 as the year of the most BAD ASS car camping crew EVER!!!  We managed to bring in 9 cars at once on Thursday afternoon & we rallied a crew of 17 amazingly fabulous people who will all forever hold a special place in my heart :-)

Car camping aside, some of my fave acts of the weekend included Gary Clarke Jr., Pulp, WU LYF, M83, tUnE-yArDs, The Shins, Feist, Bon Iver, RADIOHEAD (!!!), Santigold, Justice, Modeselektor &, last but definitely not least, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa AND TUPAC!!!! In my opinion, the Tupac hologram was kinda silly & unnecessarily expensive but it sure did create a buzz! And closing the festival with a giant, high school throwback, rap dance party was SO much fun.

I keep trying to convince myself that I'll skip Coachella next year & just go to Jazzfest in New Orleans instead since I've never been to NOLA & am DYING to visit but, knowing me, I'll probably end up buying another 3-day pass to Coachella 2013 on the layaway plan in June  JUST IN CASE & then attend both. We shall see!!

Other Lives


Breakbot


Gary Clarke Jr.


WU LYF


Madness Performing Our House


Pulp #1


Pulp #2


M83


Refused


Swedish House Mafia


Amon Tobin


tUnE-yArDs


The Shins Performing So Says I

Feist Performing How Come You Never Go There

Bon Iver Performing Holocene

Radiohead Performing Lotus Flower

Radiohead Performing Bodysnatchers

Santigold Performing Creator

Real Estate

Porter Robinson

Fitz & The Tantrums Performing Dear Mr. President

Justice

Beirut

At The Drive In

Modeselektor

DJ Shadow featuring Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine

Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Performing California Love




And MORE sweet pics courtesy of Collin Selders & his new camera :-)


Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

LOTUS PLAZA

While you all eagerly await my annual epic, raving Coachella post (my 25+ videos are currently uploading to Youtube as I type!), please tide yourself over by letting me introduce you to a new, uber talented artist, Lotus Plaza (the solo project of Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter). It looks like Lockett's giving Bradford a run for his money! Hopefully they're still friends though & hopefully you'll all be smart & join me & my dear concert buddy, Thomas (who introduced me to LP), for Lotus Plaza's May 10th show at The Echo!!

Dusty Rhodes

Jet Out Of The Tundra

Eveningness