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by Christopher Grant Harris

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.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Glorious: Tim & Eric Team with Jeff Goldblum to Make a Commercial for GE

This bulb is so easy to install you can do it while painting...

This bulb is so easy to install you can do it while painting…

This is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in quite a while, created by Tim & Eric (of “Tim & Eric” fame):

I do love how Jeff Goldblum is always down for a bit of self-deprecation. And awesome hair.

Categories: Celebrities, Videos.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

“Of the Month” October 2014

Tabletop Game of the Month:
Boss Monster Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
This is an absurdly fun and satisfying 16-bit (NOT 8-BIT) video game simulator from the point of view of the dungeon bosses. Every turn heroes appear in a tavern in town and it’s up to you to lure them to your dungeon with treasure and kill them with all sorts of traps and monsters with which you populate said dungeon. If you kill the hero(es) before they can reach you, you get points. But if they survive the trip through the dungeon and get to you, you take damage! There are some very clever mechanics, including interrupting and interfering spells that can be played on your own dungeon or your opponents’ dungeons. And the 16-bit (NOT 8-BIT) aesthetic is absolutely delightful. Plus the games don’t drag on for too long, so it’s entirely possible to play several sessions in one sitting!

Movie of the Month:
Godzilla 2014 Godzilla (2014)
I know a lot of people had some problems with this latest American Godzilla movie, but I thought it was fan-frikkin-tastic. And now it’s out on home release! You can read my full review here.

Artist of the Month:
Uzumaki Junji Ito
Junji Ito is the Japanese manga horror master responsible for the infamous Uzumaki series (which was adapted into a very trippy movie). He has been incredibly prolific, and his stories often have a rather gruesome body-horror bent, and characters being taken over by or acting on strange impulses and compulsions. Though they can be very simple (and sometimes have rather silly endings), his stories have some amazing psychological scares that make them just stick in my head. One of my favorites is “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” Happy Halloween!

Categories: Of the Month.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Legend of Korra Book 4 Premieres October 3rd!

Korra returns this Friday!

Korra returns this Friday!

It seems as though Book 3 has just finished, and already here we have the premiere of Book 4 of The Legend of Korra! True, Nickelodeon for some (dumbass) reason decided to pull them from television, but they’re all going to be available for streaming at nick.com, so it doesn’t really matter to the millions of people like us who have decent computers. Take a look at this completely badass preview:

While I am excited to see this season, it is sad that it is the absolute final season of the epic story that began in Avatar: The Last Airbender so many years ago. Nick seems to have pulled all support from making another spinoff or sequel, so this is it. You’d best believe I’ll be watching them as soon as they’re released!

Categories: Videos.