Babes Around Town (3/1-3/4)
Welcome in March (this year has gone by so fast already) this weekend and pray for spring!
What To Do This Weekend:
The March 1st Show! at the Vera Project
Monsterwatch In Store Performance at Sonic Boom Records
"Come celebrate the kickoff to MONSTERWATCH's west coast tour at Sonic Boom Records! They'll be embarking on a 3 week tour where they'll be playing a show EVERY GODDAMN NIGHT. Which is no small feat, if you've seen how high energy and physically challenging their set is! (Semi concerned for them tbh but also very proud and excited!!)"
Palm / The Spirit Of The Beehive / Hoop at Barboza
Da Qween, Blackberri, Nic Masangkay at Stone Way Cafe
Fabulous Downey Brothers, Casual Hex, Miscomings, Sleepover Club at Hollow Earth Radio
Big Slide Records Takeover at Q Nightclub
"This week definitely hit up the BIG SLIDE RECORDS Takeover at Q Nightclub! The have a stacked lineup and the curation that comes from that team is always on point."
What’s Up Magazine 20th: Porch Cat and dELiA*s at Everyday Music (Bellingham)
Sound Off! Finals at MoPop
Porches / Girl Ray at Neumos
What to listen to this weekend:
The verbose voices are back with their unique blend of surf punk and garage rock on their latest album Onion. I suppose it’s time to figure out how to continue my serendipitous tradition of lucking my way into a collection of their records on bright, multicolored vinyl.
Mikayla: Father John Misty - "Mr. Tillman"
While I didn't hate Pure Comedy, it didn't hold my heart in the way that Honeybear did. This single really excites me, because it has that Wes Anderson-esque rose colored filter that Honeybear had. (Also please watch the video all the way through, it's worth it.)
Jasmine: Young Fathers - "Toy"
Scottish Mercury Prize-winning trio Young Fathers have released the third single from their upcoming album Cocoa Sugar today. "Toy" continues their streak of quality experimental tracks that are bringing them further and further away from their initial labeling of "hip hop." The frantic, skittering track follows previous singles "In My View" and "Lord." Cocoa Sugar is out March 9 via Ninja Tune and follows up 2015's acclaimed White Men Are Black Men Too and 2014's Mercury Prize-winning debut DEAD.
Sasha: J. Balvin - "Ahora"
The best new song this week is definitely ‘Ahora’ by J.Balvin! No one masters dancehall and reggaton production like Alejandro Ramirez and that added sparkle he throws in is why this is a TOP TRACK.
Sasha: J. Balvin - "Ahora"
Janelle Monae released "Make Me Feel," this week, a teaser from her forthcoming album Django Jane. "Make Me Feel" is a bisexual anthem with vibes of Prince. I would definitely recommend watching the video on your first listen.