Babes Around Town (3/22-3/25)
It's Spring! Bring in this new season (as well as Aries Season) with plenty of dope music to see and listen to this weekend!
What To Do This Weekend:
Dick Stusso / Jo Passed at Barboza
Pussy Riot at Chop Suey
AstrolWaters/ Novelty/ AstroKingPhoenix/ ExplosionsEverywhere at LOFI Peformance Gallery
The True Loves (vinyl release) at The Crocodile
Saints By Day • Anime Creek // CS at The Central Saloon
PARISALEXA @ The Back Bar at The Crocodile
Waking Things, Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs at Vermillion
Ladies First: Women & Hip Hop at Northwest African American Museum
Monsterwatch, The Lightweight Champs, Bad Saint & Etchings at Real Art Tacoma
SmaR-T Jones presents OCD album release at Cafe Red
Profligate / Fake Trade / Harsh R at Kame Hou$e 206
Titus Andronicus at The Crocodile
"This is gonna be such a cool show!! PSA is an R&B goddess sent from heaven to make you wanna dance and/or make love while Violet of Big Lips & Big Lies is a singer/songwriter sent from heaven to rip your heart open but also brings that #relatable content that makes you feel like you're not alone in your hatred of the world. Tristan Puig is gonna make you wanna cry into your pillow. So it's gonna be a wild ride of emotions."
KEXP Presents: Ought with Flasher and Versing at Chop Suey
Hanging TUF - The Eagle 37th Anniversary at The Seattle Eagle
Beverly Crusher, Mud On My Bra (Tape Release!), The Ram Rams, Rat Queen at The Kraken Bar and Lounge
Intersections Party with DJ Toya B! at Youngstown Cultural Art Center
March For Our Lives at Cal Anderson Park
Culture Fest Vol. 3 at Beacon Arts Community Space
"Culture Fest is going to be A BLAST. So many amazing artists and vendors, you'd have to be stupid to not want to go."
Shopping, Lithics, Casual Hex at The Vera Project
Vundabar at Barboza
From The Future, Vendetta Red, Regress, Himiko Cloud + More at Real Art Tacoma
BBR Presents: Fruit Juice / Eldren / Sawtooth at Kame Hou$e 206
Parkland Benefit Show at Hollow Earth Radio
Mint Field, Scarves, Depressica at The Vera Project
Starcrawler at The Sunset Tavern
Seacats / The Co Founder / Kevin Nichols / Talktin and Easy at Black Lodge
What To Listen To This Weekend:
My ipod- yes, you read that correctly, is constantly playing Whethan's latest track with New Zealand duo Broods. This gloomy electronic track visits heartbreak in the form of synth and pop vocal ballad. Its familiar and sad, the hint of darkness keeps it interesting.
I have two hot new tracks from some of my favorite artists from my beautiful hometown of Sacramento for you this week, which you may think is cheating, but I call the shots around here so I really don’t care.
First up to bat (pun definitely intended), I have a song you’ve probably all seen by now, Hobo Johnson’s “Peach Scones” (or at least the NPR submission teaser for it). Love them or hate them, it’s still been an amazing journey to watch them blow up so fast, and they’re super well deserving of the hype. Plus they toured with the very sweet Destroy Boys, who always hold a special place in my ❤️.
Next up we have a new track from Münechild, called “VHS”. Like his other works, this track is just super dreamy. If you're a fan of King Krule, I'd definitely check this one out.
Somehow Raven Hollywood’s latest EP makes me feel both like the hero and villain in a dystopian future themed movie. Tracks “Hunter X Thompson” and “Babadook” are currently being added to my personal playlist.
British experimental duo Let's Eat Grandma returned last month with a single called "Hot Pink," that showed a departure from the folk-experimental of their debut album I, Gemini towards a synth electropop sound courtesy of producer SOPHIE. On Wednesday, the teenage duo announced their sophomore album I'm All Ears, to be released this summer. They shared the second single, "Falling Into Me," a climactic textural club jam that seems like a surefire hit. Rosa Walton, of the band, said of the song: “It’s about getting to know someone and getting over your fears about feeling insecure,” while Jenny Hollingsworth explained it as: “Some of the lyrics reference being in control as a woman in a romantic relationship, and being the one to initiate,” Hollingsworth said. “It’s the importance of if you feel something, tell them. Because you don’t know what’s going to happen in life, you might as well just do it.” I'm All Ears is out June 29 via Transgressive.