Archive for September, 2010

‘Cause its awesome.

I have never been a Gnarls Barkley fan (although my nickname is Karls Barkley, ironic, yes) but I have to say, Cee-lo Green is a solo artist I am going to watch. He has a warm gospel-y feel that makes me want to dance.


Last weekend Karli and I went to Portland. Since we started this blog (a week or two ago?) one of the ideas for it was to take pictures of interesting people we meet, while traveling or not, and ask them their name, occupation, and favorite band. It doesn’t really need more explanation than that, sometimes we’ll blog about the bands, sometimes we won’t. Depends how we feel. Here are some Portland characters.


Name: David (pronounced: Duhhvee)

Occupation: Student awaiting in-state tuition status.

Favorite Band: Rodrigo and Gabriella (yes!)

Name: Ryan

Occupation: Trader Joe’s Employee

Favorite Band: The National (they’re playing this weekend… or maybe next.)

Name: Ryan (again)

Occupation: “Fun” (but also some sort of managing for Blitzen Trapper)

Favorite Band: XTC

Name: Majic I

Occupation: Karli forgot to ask.

Favorite Band: Tool

So after leaving the art-gallery party, with a handful of hobo-weed and a strip of exciting photobooth pictures, we made friends with a couple of intoxicated twenty-somethings walking the same way as us. Their mission? To scale the wall and sneak into the Chinese garden; an adventure we obviously decided to partake in. But before we made it to the roof and were rudely called down by an enraged police officer, the four of us met a couple of Portland-city gangsters who witnessed our scheming at the base of the wall and came over to talk to us. One of them, and the reason for this story, was named Lawrence Bastic, a self-christened hip/hop artist called “Wisdom.” Seeing as I now write a music blog, it seemed wrong to meet a local musician and not blog about him, so I spent a good deal of time looking for him on myspace but it turns out there are a lot of musicians out there who call themselves “Wisdom” (445 to be exact) so just know, I’m still searching for the one I met. Here’s his picture if any of you out there happen to find him.




A Side-note: This weekend I take off for Michigan for my grandmother’s 80th birthday. As exciting as her old-age and the ensuing family reunion is, I’ll be missing a lot of cool happenings on the West coast. So if you’re looking for something to do, check out Portland’s music festival and especially The Tallest Man on Earth since he’ll be playing there and is possibly one of the best folk musicians out there. Otherwise, the concert calendar!!




A disclaimer: You may have noticed that so far all of our profiles have been of guys (no gals). THIS IS NOT BECAUSE WE ARE SEXIST OR USING THE BLOG SOLEY AS AN EXCUSE TO TALK TO MEN. Stay put, keep reading, we’ll get some women up in hurrr.

Until Next Time,


ALRIGHT, listen up. If you are going to read anything on this god forsaken blog it best be this. FOR REAL. You’ll be happy you did.
At the end of each month I am going to attempt to create THE MOST inclusive and easily navigatable concert calender in existence for the upcoming month. Now you shouldn’t be disappointed because I personally haven’t found anything around up to my terribly low standards (What gives? Now I have to make one myself…ughhh). Anyways. Feast your eyes. If you don’t find this incredibly helpful, well, you are probably hopeless.

September 1st

September 4th

  • Derek Johnson, Dave Luxon and La Lungs @ the Northern, Olympia WA
  • Bumbershoot with Bob Dylan, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more @ The Seattle Center

September 5th

  • Bumbershoot with Weezer, Hole, Rise Agaist and more @ The Seattle Center
  • Pavement with Quasi @ The Paramount, Seattle WA

September 6th

The Melvins celebrate almost 30 years of punk this year at the Crocodile in Seattle. 21 and over? Really?!

  • Bumbershoot with The Thermals, People eating People and more @ The Seattle Center

September 7th

  • Garotas Suecas and the Arrington De Dionyso @ the Northern, Olympia WA

September 8th

  • The Bellrays with Gravelroad  The Young Evils @ The Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)
  • The Walkmen with The Helio Sequence @ the Showbox, Seattle WA

September 9th

  • Thee Oh Sees, Tyvek Love, Tan @ The Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)

September 10th

  • Allen Stone, Hot Bodies in Motion, Brett Hite @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins with Bad City @ the Showbox SoDo, Seattle WA
  • Menomena with Say Hi and Suckers @ the Showbox, Seattle WA
  • The Kora Band, The Northern, Olympia, WA

September 11th

  • The Courage, with Robert Delong, Le Wrens @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA
  • Dir En Grey and Apocalypticawith Evaline @ the Showbox SoDo , Seattle WA
  • Thee Oh Sees, The Maxines, The Northern, Olympia WA
  • Fremont Lovefest Seattle, WA
  • JJ Grey & Mofro with Hot Buttered Rum Acoustic Trio @ the Showbox, Seattle WA
  • The National with Okkervil River @ Marymoor Park, Redmond WA
  • Dead Prez with Militant Loft @ The Loft on Cherry, Olympia WA

September 13th

  • Marina and the Diamonds with Young the Giant @ The Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)
  • The Gaslight Anthem with The Menzingers and Fake Problems @ The Showbox SoDo, Seattle WA

September 14th

  • Jay Branan with Lindsay Fuller @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA
  • Ratatat with Dom and Bobby Birdman@ the ShowBox Sodo, Seattle WA

Ratatat, the electronic music duo from NYC play the Showbox the 14th.

September 15th

  • Helmet with Bison b.c.@ the Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • Scissor Sisters with Sammy Jo and Casey Spooner @ the Showbox SoDo, Seattle WA

September 16th

  • The Redwood Plan with the Fading Collection, Jupe Jupe @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)

September 17th

  • Coldnote and Eclectic Approach with Carson and Tess Henley@ the ShowBox Market, Seattle WA
  • Screeching Weasel with The Cute Lepers and Thee Sgt. Major III @ the Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • Elridge Gravy and The Court Supreme with Black Cherry Crush at the Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)

September 18th

  • The Do with Kristen Ward @ The Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • SeaBee Bash with Sirens Sister, Kim Archer, Heidi Vladyka, and Tuesday Velasco @ the Showbox SoDo, Seattle WA
  • Cloud Cult with Mimicking Birds @ the Showbox, Seattle WA

September 19th

Cornelia Funke’s Get Reckless Tour with Lionel Wigram, Elliot Hill, and Adam Watts @ the Showbox, Seattle WA

September 21st

  • The Chameleons Vox (FEAT. MARK BURGESS) @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)
  • The Cult with The Black Ryder @ the Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • Lyfe Jennings @ the Showbox, Seattle WA
  • Hot Hot Heat with Hey Rosetta, Chop Suey, Seattle WA

September 22nd

  • Perfume Genius with Diamond Rings, Shenandoah Davis @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA
  • Allstar Weekend with Action Item, Go Periscope, and Letters and Lights @ the Showbox, Seattle WA

September 23rd

  • Les Nubians @ the Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • Benise @ the Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA

September 24th

  • Local Natives with The Love Language and The Union Line @ the Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • Blue October with The Parlotones @ the Showbox SoDo, Seattle WA

September 25th

  • THE MELVINS With Totimoshi@ the Crocodile, Seattle, Wa 21+ (WHYYY!?)
  • Railroad Earth with Taubab Krewe @ the Showbox, Seattle WA
  • The XX with War Paint, Zola Jesus@ the Paramount, Seattle WA

    The UK band The XX gained international fame after releasing their single "Crystallized" in 2009.

September 27th

  • Neon Indian with Prefuse 73 and Miniature Tigers @ the Showbox, Seattle WA
  • The Flaming Lips with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti @ The Paramount, Seattle WA

September 28th

  • Matt & Kim with Fang Island and Champagne Champagne @ the Showbox Seattle WA

September 29th

  • Futureheads @ The Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)
  • Peter Wolf @ the Showbox
  • The Arcade Fire @ The Key Arena, Seattle WA

September 30th

  • Dirty Projectors with Dominique Young Unique @ the Showbox Market, Seattle WA
  • Minus the Bear @ the Crocodile, Seattle WA (21+)

Eek. Well, that proved more difficult that I imagined. Let’s all work to make this the most inclusive and useful list out there. If I missed anything or you would like to feature your band on this or an upcoming calendar go ahead and drop a comment.