This is Chris dot com
Music, Movies, & General Geekery: Life.
by Christopher Grant Harris

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Eight More Days Till Halloween…

Categories: Holiday, Movies, Videos.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tacoma City Ballet’s Haunted Theatre This Weekend!

The Haunted Theater. Sorry, TheatRE.

The Haunted Theater. Sorry, TheatRE.

This Friday evening we are dressing up and taking our wee one out for some culture; we’re going to Tacoma City Ballet‘s annual Halloween-themed event: “Haunted Theatre!”

I’ve never been, but apparently they dress their practice space up all spooky-like and have spooky dances and all sorts of Halloween awesomeness. It includes a “skeleton dance” choreographed by my pal Travis!

Skeletone Bone Dance

When it gets too hot to handle,
And you can’t eat ice cream cones,
It ain’t no sin
To jump out of your skin
And dance around in your bones!

Yes, the same Travis that choreographed this Julia Massey music video:

So it sounds like fun! You should join us!

Details:
Tacoma City Ballet Presents:
The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour & Eerie Dances (Tickets)
Friday, October 24th at 7 pm (we’re going to this one)
Saturday, October 25th at 3 pm
Saturday, October 25th at 5 pm
Sunday, October 26th at 1 pm
Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm
@ Tacoma City Ballet
508 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA (map)
All-Ages $5 Cash/$6 Card

It also looks like there will be pumpkin butts!

Pumpkin Butts

There can be no ifs,
Ands, or buts.
All day long:
Pumpkin Butts!

Who WOULDN’T want to see that!?

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Holiday.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fools Play Returns to Olympia THIS SATURDAY with Fools Play Trick or Treat!

We're back, baby! We're back, baby! Fools Play Trick or Treat in Olympia!

We’re back, baby!

THAT’S RIGHT! This Saturday, October 25th (the Saturday before Halloween), Fools Play Improv is returning to Downtown Olympia for a special show: Fools Play Trick or Treat! There’ll be costumes (including a costume contest for the audience with fabulous prizes), hilarious improvised sketch comedy scenes, and something I don’t want to ruin the surprise but it rhymes with “bandy.”

This is probably one of my all-time favorite Fools Play formats, so I’m pleased as punch that I get to be there and perform it for all y’all lovely people!

Not only is the audience encouraged to come in costume, but the Fools all costume it up as well. Here we are last year:

Foolish costumes.

Foolish costumes.

(That’s me on the far right as one of those Sesame Street “Yip-Yip” Aliens.)

This show is happening literally right around the corner from our last venue in Downtown Olympia, so there’s no excuse about not being able to find it. So I would love to see as many of my friends in the audience as possible!

Details:
Fools Play Improv Presents: Fools Play Trick or Treat!
Saturday, October 25th 8:00 PM
@ Husband and Wife Espresso
207 Washington St NE, Olympia, WA (map)
All-Ages, Only $5!

See yee theere!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Holiday, Pictures.

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Music Video from Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount: Paralleloplan(e)s!

paralleloplans

What does it take to be a ghost?

Hey, Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount have a new album coming out next month: A.L.I.T.E.

If you just can’t wait that long (and let’s face it, who can?), you can hear one of the songs from that album RIGHT NOW by watching this new lyric video for the song Paralleloplan(e)s! Do you like puppets and roosters and masks? YOU KNOW YOU DO!

JM+FFD is having an album release party on Saturday, November 8th. You’d best believe I’ll have more info about that here on this here website here soon!

Categories: Music, Videos.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Music in Tacoma: The Jesus Rehab, Terrapin, TREVOR PEACH, & Back from Hiatus this Saturday at New Frontier!

It's a Tacomavaganza!

It’s a Tacomavaganza!

Last time a bunch of my favorite musicians performed in Tacoma, I just happened to be outta town. Well, not this weekend, baby! A bunch of great musical acts are gonna be in Tacoma this Saturday night, and I’m gonna be there! Yeah! Oh yeah!

  • The Jesus Rehab: 2-Person Seattle RAWK.
  • Terrapin: 1-person, loopy, spaced-out guitar goodtimes.
  • Back from Hiatus: I confess I’ve never heard of them, but I’ll listen to some of their stuff tonight.
  • TREVOR PEACH!!!!!!! The world’s best worst emo musician EVAR.

All of these musics happen at the lovely retro New Frontier Lounge down near the Tacoma Dome. Just a stone’s throw from my house (if you throw a stone, then drive for ten minutes).
New Frontier Lounge

As a two-for-one, here is Trevor Peach performing a Jesus Rehab song:

Details:
Back From Hiatus, The Jesus Rehab, Terrapin and Trevor Peach (Facebook Event)
Saturday, October 11th 8:00 PM
@ The New Frontier Lounge
301 E 25th St, Tacoma, Washington 98421 (map)
21+ / $5 cover

Trevor Peach gets Top Billing!

Let’s do this.

To me, my Tacomans. Let’s all go!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Tacoma, Videos.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

IT’S THE 7TH DAY OF HALLOWEEN!

Which Witch is the Worst Witch?

Which Witch is the Worst Witch?

For your enjoyment:

Happy 7th Day of Halloween! Oh, and has anyone seen his tambourine?

Categories: Holiday, Videos.

Friday, 3 October 2014

My Famous Friends: Open Mike Eagle is LA Weekly’s Best LA Rapper of the Year!

Open Mike Eagle is the best (with no qualifiers).

Open Mike Eagle is the best (with no qualifiers).

You’ve probably noticed, but I rather unashamedly promote my friends’ creative endeavors on this website. There’s a reason that a recurring handful of artists routinely appear on my “Of the Month” lists. I love seeing my friends do well.

So I am very excited that none other than the LA Weekly itself has named Mike Eagle Best Rapper Los Angeles 2014. And they say some very nice things about him.

It’s not that he wasn’t great before, but he now seems completely at ease with who he is — a struggling, conflicted artist and dad who somehow thrives in an industry that doesn’t know quite what to make of him.

Whelp, I know what to make of him: he’s pretty durned awexome, and this is well-deserved.

Oh, and check out his latest music video for “Dark Comedy Morning Show” right here:

Source: LA Weekly

Categories: My Famous Friends, Videos.