Posts categorized “Music”

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Protect This Place with Julia Massey!

Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount at Columbia City Theater!

Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount’s new video, live at Columbia City Theater!

Remember back in May when Carrie & I went and saw Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount perform at Columbia City Theater?

Well, JM+FFD had one of their songs, “Protect This Place” professionally filmed by the people who are making the motion picture Winning Dad. And that’s because JM+FFD wrote the soundtrack to Winning Dad. Here is the resulting video!

A couple of neat things about this video:

  1. Carrie & I are in this video! Since we were in the crowd when it was filmed, it only makes sense. We’re kinda hard to make out, but Carrie is wearing a red glow stick like a crown and I’m wearing a purple (of course) glow stick around my neck. Look!

    Here we are!

    Here we are!

  2. This video offers a rare glimpse at bass-player Geoff B. Gibbs’s massive pedal board! Just lookit this thing:
    Feet don't fail me now!

    Feet don’t fail me now!

And also neat is the song itself! I’m excited for this movie soundtrack to come out! YIKES!

Categories: Music, Videos.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Open Mike Eagle & Hannibal Buress Have Some Advice For You

Can I have some more Career Advice?

Can I have some more Career Advice?

Hooray! There is a brand-new video from Open Mike Eagle‘s new Dark Comedy album (my current Album of the Month, BeeTeeDubs), and you can watch it! Watch it! It stars Mike and his pal, comedian Hannibal Buress (who also raps on the song), giving out some much-needed advice with their own “Advice Show.” The track is called Doug Stamper (Advice Raps) (feat. Hannibal Buress). Partake and enjoy:

If you like what you heard (and c’mon, let’s be real, how could you not like that? That stuff’s hilarious), you can git it for yourself here:

Oh, also, Mike is gonna be passing through Seattle towards the end of August, so you should come with me to see that show. Y’know. Show, y’know. But I’ll have more info on that at a later time…

Categories: Music, Videos.

Friday, 16 May 2014

New Video from Open Mike Eagle: A History of Modern Dance

OME is Cliffin' it up...

OME is Cliffin’ it up…

Mr. Open Mike Eagle has released a new video from his as-of-yet-unreleased album Dark Comedy. This is for the track “A History of Modern Dance.” If you grew up in the 80s or early 90s (or watch Nick at Night), this video might be a bit familiar-looking to you…

It’s very entertaining to see Mike and company Huxtabling it up. Can’t wait for Dark Comedy to drop, but seeing as how I can’t travel through time, I will have to wait until June like the rest of all y’all.

Categories: Music, Videos.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Happy Birthday to Me: Surprise Secret Julia Massey Album!


JM+FFD. With them crazy eyes.

Today is my birfday! And also the birfday of Geoff, the bassist of the Five Finger Discount. As if by coincidence, over the weekend Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount released a surprise, secret album (another one)! This one consists of live demo versions of songs that never ended up on any of their albums. Here’s how Julia explains it:

Sloth it up!

Sloth it up!

Over the last few years, Geoff has rigged up microphones in our practice space and tracked all of the songs that have ended up on official records.

Through that process, lots of demo tunes got lost in the cracks. They’re like the lost boys in Neverland!

Lucky for us, Geoff spent his downtime on tour mixing eight of those songs. We’re only letting folks on our email know about this, but if you want to spread the word, feel free!

Here they are!!!

I want to spread the word! So here is one of those eight songs:

Hooray! Go get ALL OF THE SONGS!

Categories: Music.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Open Mike Eagle Doesn’t Have Very Much Money (but Dreams of the Ice King)

Very Much Money by Open Mike Eagle

Very Much Money by Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle’s new album Dark Comedy doesn’t come out until June, but he has released a new preview song from the album!

It’s called “Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)” and you can listen to it right here:

I think Mike Eagle likes Adventure Time. In fact, just take a look at who I spotted at his last show here in Seattle:

Let’s all share Ice King’s Dream!

Categories: Music.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Dark Comedy Morning Show: New from Open Mike Eagle



My pal Open Mike Eagle is gearing up to release a new album! Yusss! Hoo-Ray! It is to be called Dark Comedy, and it is most likely to be extremexly awexxxome if what I’ve heard from him lately is any indication.

He has just released a preview track from Dark Comedy, the aptly-titled “Dark Comedy Morning Show.” You can stream it here! DO IT! NOW!

Is goot, yah? Yah.

The Dark Comedy album is already available for pre-order here on iTunes:

The album doesn’t drop until June 10th, but if you really can’t wait that long you don’t have to! All you have to do is be in the Los Angeles area on May 1st and you can go see The Mike Eagle Show live at The Mint! Yes, that’s right, The Mike Eagle Show is returning, and this time it’s a “Dark Comedy Live Listening Party.” Mike is going to be performing songs from Dark Comedy, many of them live for the first time!

Mike has his own show. This is Mike's show. And you're invited!

Mike has his own show. This is Mike’s show. And you’re invited!

The Mike Eagle Show pt. II: The Dark Comedy Live Listening Party (Facebook event)
Thursday, May 1st 9:00 PM
@ The Mint L.A.
6010 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (map)
ALL AGES! $8.00 – $16.00

Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle

Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle

I won’t be able to be there (’cause it’s in L.A.), BUT MAYBE YOU CAN BE!?

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Three Ninjas: Authentic County

Musician Three Ninjas has always been a bit of a dichotomy. He generally makes two types of music: self-deprecating (and often very funny) hip-hop musics, and old-school, “my truck broke, my woman left me, my dog died, all I can do now is drink” country musics. His hip-hop musics have been very well represented in his recordings, but except for a few one-offs he hasn’t actually released much of his country musics…


Threeni has now released a full-length album of nothing but authentic, old-school, wish-I-were-dead country musics, deliciously titled Alcohol & Isolation.

Three Ninjas: Alcohol & Isolation

Album Artwork by Jen McCreight!

With song titles such as “Your Mother Doesn’t Love You,” “Feeling Sad & Getting Drunk,” and “I’m Hanging Myself Tonight,” it might be tempting to dismiss this album as parodying or poking fun at country music. But quite the opposite; this is raw, soul-searing and angrily defeated music. This is white man’s blues, as only real country music can be. This is the opposite of ironic.

This is some good stuff.

Threeni and his good pal Joshua Stephens are going on a west-coast tour to celebrate. The tour kicks off this Wednesday 4/16/14 in Olympia at everyone’s favorite hole-in-the wall, Le Voyeur.

Joshua Stephens + Three Ninjas Tour Kick Off (Facebook event)
Wednesday, April 16th at 8:30 PM
@ Le Voyeur:
404 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA (map)_
21+ FREE!

Then they return on April 29th for a triumphant return show (and official CD Release Party) at The Skylark Cafe in West Seattle.

Alcohol & Isolation CD Release Party (Facebook event)
Tuesday, April 29th at 8:00 PM
@ The Skylark Cafe:
3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA (map)
21+ $6

I’m not going to be able to go to the kick off, but I will try my darnedest to catch the return. SO CAN YOU!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music.