Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year Seattle! Shows And Special Places To Be New Year's Eve

There's no lack of great bands playing on New Year's Eve in the Seattle area -- here are a few recommendations in case you have not made plans yet! 

Not only will this Walking Papers show be special to the loyal fans of the band, but for the band themselves, this will be historical. Legendary Guns n' Roses bass player, Duff McKagan, who plays bass in Walking Papers, will get to see his teenage daughter's band play on the same stage this New Year's Eve, and with a few very special guests -- one is rumored to be local teen rocker Jason Kerston. Grace and her band The Pink Slips have not played out much yet, so fans and family alike are very excited about this. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Restore the Rainier "R" and Bring Back the Bush! ...Among Other Glorious Moments of 2013

What a wonderful year for music in Seattle. Once again, the best music in the world is flowing freely from a collection of amazingly talented musicians. They are not only eclectic and diverse in their many styles, but so genuine, kind, and supportive of one another; it's apparent in every benefit and through generous gestures of many that there is a deep respect of Seattle music past, present, and future.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pink Floyd's The Wall Musicare Benefit, Omni Reunion Show, Missionary Position DVD Release, & New Years Eve with The Walking Papers: It's All Part of Xanaland's Holiday Rock & Roll Fantasy!

The wonderful year of 2013 is ending with a bang in Seattle! Here's a few of the events on our radar for the last 10 days of December:

Tonight, Thursday the 19th, I will be at The Feedback Lounge in West Seattle for the premier viewing of Black Dahlia's DVD of The Missionary Position. For those of us that can't get enough of this fantastic band, this will be a real treat -- the DVD is said to have 7 or more songs/videos that have until now not been seen in their final artistic form. So this should be interesting to say the least -- Black Dahlia's work is exquisite, and The Missionary Position with Jefferson Angell, Benjamin Anderson, and Michael Alex is unmatched when it comes to "bringing the sexy" to the stage! Join us if you're in the area between 7 and 9 p.m.  DVDs will be available to purchase and are already at local record stores like Easy Street Records. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Puzzle Facade: A Giant Interactive Rubik's Cube!

Puzzle Facade: Ars Electronica’s Media Building Turned into a Giant Interactive Rubik’s Cube puzzles light interactive games
For his thesis project in “Interface Culture” at the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz, designer Javier Lloret converted the entire facade of the Ars Electronica building in Linz, Austria into an interactive Rubik’s Cube called Puzzle Facade. Lloret created a handheld device the mimics the function of the ubiquitous puzzle toy which then wirelessly communicates with a computer that controls the network of lights installed on the building. From his website:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Holiday Treat From Mudhoney with a Custom Ice Cream and a Free Live Show at Full Tilt Ice Cream Parlor!

Photo by local singer Amanda Hardy. You can see us filming and live streaming 
from outside! Video link below! 

Every time I think I'm going to have a mellow week and get to sit around and knit a Witchburn sweater or work on Shawn Smith's hat, or make The Bee Charmer a jacket, I get whisked away to another must-see event! Luckily, this was very close to home.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Shine Music Project is Born Under a Good Sign: Brandon Wisely & Johndus Beckman Revive An Andrew Wood Demo as a Special Holiday Toast!

Poor little Capricorn, it's not his fault Mercury is in retrograde with Pluto!

Born under a good sign my ass, every Capricorn I know is fighting their demon this year, so far we're blaming that yellow bastard Pluto. Capricorns just can't seem to get a break or want to give themselves a break. See more in our astrology blog tonight at 6! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Xanaland Live Concert Moments of the Moment: Queens of the Stone Age with Mark Lanegan

If you're as hip or more hip than me, you have probably seen this or maybe were even at the show! Either way, take a break from your Sunday cleaning, football and domestic hell to watch these- Enjoy!