Posts categorized “Concerts/Shows”

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Hologram” by Tacocat

Tacocat: Hologram

Power may be a hologram, but this song is fer realz…

Late last week I heard a song on the radio as I was driving home from the train station and I thought to myself, “Damn, this is frikkin’ catchy!” I asked Google (hands-free, of course) to identify the song, and it said it was “Hologram” by Seattle natives Tacocat.

I looked the song up on the YouTubes and listened to it a few times, and it grew on me more and more with each listen. This is one of the most perfectly-crafted new power-pop songs I’ve heard in years. Take a listen:

Man, this song hits all of my buttons. I love the subtle harmonies that come in during the chorus & bridge. It doesn’t hurt that this is an exemplary entry into my one of my all-time favorite musical genres. I would love to be able to hear this live.

Speaking of which…

Tacocat’s new album, This Mess is a Place (from which “Hologram” comes) was just released, and they’re having an album-release party this Saturday, June 8th, at the Showbox in Seattle!

Details:
Tacocat Record Release Show (Faced Book Event)
With Nightrain and Beverly Crusher
Saturday, June 8th 9:00 PM
@ The Showbox
1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (map)
$17, 21+ (tickets)

Tacos or Cats? You decide!

Tacos or Cats? You decide!

I would love to go to this show but I’m old, tired, and can’t quite justify the time and expense. Therefore you should go in my place!

P.S. Isn’t that “visualizer” hilarious?

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Seattle, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Warren Dunes Gets Animated at Alma Mater in Tacoma

Warren Dunes at Alma Mater in Tacoma

Something something… some sorta pun about studying animation at my Alma Mater, Warren Dunes…

This last Saturday, Warren Dunes made the epic trek down from Seattle to perform a show in my very own Tacoma! Did I forget to post about the show beforehand like I usually do? SURE LOOKS LIKE IT.

The show was at Alma Mater (specifically “Fawcett Hall” in the back half of the building), which is an absolutely gorgeous venue in downtown T-Town. Seriously high-quality all around. A couple of cool things happened other than the show: Warren Dunes got me into the green room and I got some fancy green room tequila, and I was able to stand in the venue while they did their soundcheck to make sure it all sounded good (it sounded frikkin’ great; this is a high-quality venue with high-quality sound).

I made a couple of animated .GIFs of the performance, as is my nature.

Warren Dunes Soundcheck at Alma Mater in Tacoma

Ch-ch-ch-check it out (the soundcheck)…

Warren Dunes at Alma Mater in Tacoma

A bit of the Emerald City in the City of Destiny…

I promise I will try to give a heads-up for the next show I go to so you won’t just hear about it afterwards. You can also always check out my calendar to see what upcoming stuff I’m into. If you’re into that kind of thing.

Categories: Animated .GIFs, Concerts/Shows, Tacoma.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Warren Dunes Album Release: Part Two!

Warren Dunes

Oh, there’s more…

Hey, remember how Warren Dunes had an album release party back towards the beginning of April? Well, it turns out they’re not done yet, because they’re having another album release party this Thursday night (April 18th).

This one is at the venerable Sonic Boom Records in Seattle. Says the members of Warren Dunes:

We are so excited to celebrate our release of ‘Welcome to Warren Dunes’ at one of our favorite record stores in Seattle! This is a dream come true for us, and we hope you can make it.

It is free, and all ages! CDs will be available at the store!

Sonic Boom Records Seattle

A very sonic boom to you, too…

Details:
Warren Dunes Sonic Boom In-Store
Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
@ Sonic Boom Records
2209 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107 (map)
Free! All-Ages!

Even though this is a school night, we’re seriously considering going. SO CAN YOU!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Seattle.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Warren Dunes Animated

The band, not the state park…

The band, not the state park…

On Saturday I went to the Seattle to go to the album release show for Warren Dunes. As is my fashion, I made some animated .gifs of the festivities:

o yes

o yes

Warren Dunes Animated GIF

Has Sonics Guy seen any photos from this event…?

I also snagged the album! It turns out it’s only a 6-song EP, not a full-length album. What’s the deal with my friends only putting out EPs recently? See Exhibits A, B, C, and now D (this EP that I’m talking about now).

Anyway, it’s pretty great to get these songs in my own grubby mitts after what seems like such a long time. Strangely, it looks like they haven’t actually released this album anywhere online yet(!?). I got it directly from Julia Massey’s hands. But here’s what it looks like:

Welcome to zombo.com. I mean Warren Dunes.

Welcome to zombo.com. I mean Warren Dunes.

Hopefully you’ll be able to listen to it soon, too!

Categories: Animated .GIFs, Concerts/Shows, Music, My Famous Friends, Seattle.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “What Are We Waiting For” by Warren Dunes

I dunno. What ARE we waiting for, Julia?

I dunno. What ARE we waiting for, Julia?

Hey, folks, Warren Dunes (featuring Julia Massey) is finally FINALLY releasing their first album, appropriately entitled Welcome to Warren Dunes. To celebrate that fact, they recently released a new single from said album. It’s called “What Are We Waiting For” although there’s no question mark so I guess it’s a statement rather than a question? You can listen to it here.

Also to celebrate the release of the album, Warren Dunes is having, appropriately, an album release show! This Saturday night! With Cumulus and AIAIA!

Be sure to clock-out before you leave work…

Be sure to clock-out before you leave work…

Details:
Warren Dunes Album Release (Eventbrite)
Saturday, April 6th, 9:00 PM
@ Clock-Out Lounge
4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
21+, $12-$15 (tickets)

We’ve got a babysitter! We’ll be there! SO CAN YOU!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Seattle, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Once More Unto the Breach, My Fools: Fools Play is in Olympia this Saturday!

Fools Play Improv in Olympia March 2019

It’s breaching… IT’S BREACHING…

IT’S NOT A FALSE! Fools Play Improv returns, yet again, to a Yoga Studio in Downtown O-Town this Saturday night! You’d best believe I’ll be there. BEST. BELIEVE.

Details:
Fools Play Improv in Olympia
Saturday, March 9th 8:00 PM
@ Gravity Yoga
623 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
All-Ages (mostly), Only $7.00!

BEST. BELIEVE.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Olympia.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Fools Play in Olympia in January 2019

It's live, even though I'm asleep on this poster…

It’s live, even though I’m asleep on this poster…

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH it’s that time o’ tha month again. Time to hoof it on down to Olympia to see Fools Play Improv be funny live!

Details:
Fools Play Improv Olympia in January (website)
Saturday, January 26th 2019, 8:00 PM
@ Gravity Yoga
623 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
All-ages (mostly), Only $7.00

I wiill seee yoooou theeeeere!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Olympia.