Posts categorized “Seattle”

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.

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.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Warren Dunes Birthday Beach Party (at the Aquarium!!)

It's beachy keen…

It’s beachy keen…

Hey-o! This Thursday night (I know, how inconvenient is that?), January 17th 2019, there is a great-big Warren Dunes party happening at the Seattle Aquarium!

According to the Seattle Aquarium:

Adults take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event featuring animal experiences, music, a cash bar and more.

Shake the winter off at the Aquarium After Hours BEACH PARTY! Dress in your favorite Aloha wear and bask in the indoor sunshine while exploring exhibits and learning more about our Hawaii research.

And here’s more info from Warren Dunes if you can stomach nonstop aquarium-themed puns:

This is your O-FISH-AL invitation to the winter party everyone will be CLAM-oring over this month!

This show will include not one, not two, but THREE sets from yours truly! Your $25 ticket includes the show as well as access to all of the exhibits in the Aquarium!! It promises to be a WHALE of a time!

Also, it just so happens to be Julia’s birthday and all she wants from you is your PRESENCE!!

Details:
After Hours: Beach Party (Get Tickets Here)
January 17, 2019 at 6:30-9:30pm
@ The Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 (map)
21+, $25 (Discount available to Seattle Aquarium members)

If you can swing it, you should bring it!

And by “it” I mean “yourself to the aquarium on Thursday night to hang with Warren Dunes.” Except not the first “it,” that one means “going out on a School night and being able to afford $25 per person.” Yeah!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Seattle.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Open Mike Eagle Gets in a Crocodile in Seattle Tonight or something

Oh, see, "The Crocodile" is the name of the venue…

Oh, see, “The Crocodile” is the name of the venue…

Hey-o, if you’re in the greater Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area tonight, be sure to get eaten by a crocodile go to “The Crocodile” in Seattle to see Open Mike Eagle break out some musics along with

VIDEO DAAAAAAAAAVE!

and also Pan Amsterdam, of whom I must confess I’ve never heard before. But here’s a song he did that references Christopher Walken’s infamous Pocket Watch speech from Pulp Fiction:

Details:
Open Mike Eagle at The Crocodile (faced book event)
Monday, November 5th 8:00 PM
@ The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121 (map)
All-Ages (??), $15 (tickets)

I thoroughly regret that I won’t be going to this one tonight (sorry, Mike), but that doesn’t mean that you should also not be going! You definitely SHOULD be going! Go!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Seattle.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

PNW Cosplay and Cosplayers: An Exhibit (and Opening Night Party)

You take the word "Costume" and the word "Play" and you put 'em together…

You take the word “Costume” and the word “Play” and you put ’em together…

My friend, the lovely and talented Shiboney aka 2ManuallyFocus, is a professional photographer (among other things). One thing she specializes in is taking photos of people in their cosplay getups. And now she’s having an exhibition of her cosplay photography!

It’s at the Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central College! Take a look:

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Mine! He he. I did all of this (minus the props and cosplay), but I reached out, organized, planned and executed all of this! I am thankful to everyone who helped make THIS a reality. I appreciate each and everyone of you! @foamfriction , @vivsai , @squeakadeekn @alan_the_asian_cosplay @corax_creations @bhcosplay @shellbellcosplay @40_below_cosplay_and_props @pixie_bomber @thehonestcosplayer @midori_minko @xxkitty_khaosxx @geekgasmrealm @kenshinkitten @troy_rudolph @northernviking_ @erikafoster7 @jerikandra @king.of.spandex @abisuecosplay @jessie_quill @ash.billings My kids and family for proofing my work and other cosplayers for being so freaking creative and giving me a canvas to work with 🙂 . . . #releaseyouralterego #2manuallyfocus #cosplayers #cosplayofinstagram #cosplayphotography #cosplayphotographer #cosplay #comicon #artexhibit #mrosettahunterartgallery #art #love

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Not only is it an exhibit of her photos, but it is also displaying props and costumes from some esteemed local cosplayers:

R2 is that you…?

R2 is that you…?

This is not a freeze-frame of a video game, TV show, or movie…

This is NOT a freeze-frame of a video game, TV show, or movie…

This Wednesday (October 24th) evening is the Opening Night party for the exhibit. You’re encouraged to go in cosplay if you’re going to go (and you should)!

Details:
Cosplay in the PNW – Opening Night (Faced Book event)
Wednesday, October 24th 5:00-7:00 PM
@ Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)
All-Ages, FREE!

The exhibit runs through November 20th, so you should still get over there and see it even if you can’t make the opening night event!

2ManuallyFocus

2ManuallyFocus selfies with her own photos…

Categories: Art & Artists, Concerts/Shows, My Famous Friends, Pictures, Seattle.