Penumbra Beer Bash

The first Penumbra Beer Bash was amazing. Everything went smooth. The beer flowed like a river of deliciousness and the bands were entertaining to say the least. I produced a video from the event. I hope you enjoy.

Music: “Haunt Me” by Prism Tats

We get sleepy in the winter. It is dark and cold and wet. We see less shows, see less of our friends, and conserve energy to use in those far-distant five days of summer. To hell with all that! Let’s get drunk on good beer, dance to awesome music and celebrate the LAST WEEKEND of Winter in Seattle at a crazy underground events space strategically located right behind Mt. Baker Light rail.

American Hipster Presents: Seattle

There’s a new show on YouTube called American Hipster Presents. I stumbled upon the Linda Derschang episode last night. They’re well produced videos about a community I love so much. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Linda Derschang – American Hipster Presents #35 (Seattle – Social Life)

If you’re from Seattle I’m sure a lot of you know of Linda’s in Capitol Hill. Take a peek into Seattle’s night life with Linda Derschang, owner of Linda’s and others.

KeseyPollock & Melting Bodies – American Hipster Presents #32 (Seattle – Art)

I absolutely love this art and can’t wait for their show in spring of 2013.

Marian Built – American Hipster Presents #34 (Seattle – Style)

Reused furniture builder… similar to Electric Coffin.

Bumbershoot – American Hipster Presents #33 (Seattle – Music)

Rachel’s Ginger Beer – American Hipster Presents #31 (Seattle – Food)

Their ginger beer is great and if you live in Capitol Hill I’m sure some of you know of Montana. Great people.

Azure Ray is Realeasing a New Album!

Azure Ray is releasing a new album after a 6 year hiatus. Both Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink have been off pursing music in their own ways, but are releasing a new full-length album as Azure Ray again on September 14th. Check out a sample of the upcoming album below:

Don’t Leave My Mind (MP3)

And, best of all, they’ll be playing the Tractor Tavern in Ballard on October 27th!

Azure Ray - Drawing Down The Moon Album Cover

Tracklist:

  1. Wake Up, Sleepyhead
  2. Don’t Leave My Mind
  3. In the Fog
  4. Larraine
  5. On and On Again
  6. Make Your Heart
  7. Silver Sorrow
  8. Signs in the Leaves
  9. Love and Permanence
  10. Shouldn’t Have Loved
  11. Dancing Ghosts
  12. Walking in Circles

CocoRosie and Owning a Record Player

I went to the Showbox Market for the first time tonight. You would think living in Seattle for over 2 years and being someone who frequents on average about 1 show a week that I would have seen a show at the Showbox Market by now. This was my first time there. The venue and sound was great. The bartender serving me was kind of an ass and seemed to hate his job, but hey?

Either way, CocoRosie was great. Big surprise, right? This is my third time seeing CocoRosie. The first I saw them was at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee (with Tilly and the Wall & Bright Eyes), and the second show I attended was at the King Cat Theater in Seattle. I was most impressed with everyone’s energy levels and skill at this show. Things seemed to go great, and the beat-box session from Taz was nothing to laugh at. Amazing.

At the show I bought “La Maison De Mon Rêve” on vinyl (CocoRosie’s first album). I was very excited to get this beautiful, pink record home. I love the water colors used on the album cover.

La Maison de Mon Reve - CocoRosie

I’m extremely happy I went and got a new record player this past weekend. It’s been great to dig out my record collection again after 2 years of being in boxes. This is the first time they’ve seen daylight since I moved to Seattle in 2008.