Meet Meow Meow. This little brat would not sit still for a photobooth sesh.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been super busy since school started. Expect a huge picture post sometime this week..
Fuck Yeah Fest is this Saturday. Here is the updated flyer. I am so excited!! I will be doing press for some of the bands which should be interesting to say the least. I'm looking forward to see Panda Bear, Dead Man's Bones, Local Natives, Cold Cave, Ariel Pink's, The Blow, Warpaint, AA Bondy, Abe Vigoda, the Rapture and the Growlers. So many good bands, so little time!! I also want to try their new vegan food truck..mm.. Be sure to check it out and buy your tickets ASAP.
Saturday was the free Hot Hot Heat/ Weezer show at the U.S. Open in Huntington Beach. We somehow managed to squeeze our way close to the stage through the crowd of thousands. But being 5'2" and standing behind the relatively tall surfer/bro crowd made it impossible to see. So I decided to make use of my crowd surfing skills and surf my way to the front! Success! Front row center. Unfortunately, my camera was in my purse that Serena was holding so I was unable to document the concert. Let's just say the crowd was insane, and both bands killed it. You know an artist is amazingly talented when they sound 100% better live than on record.
Hot Hot Heat. (Taken on my tippy toes)
This is my last week of summer.. This Wednesday, Joellen and I are attending the Joan Jett/ Runaways concert. I had gotten my tickets a few months ago when my guitar instructor was the lead guitarist for Cherie Curry's new Runways band. Since then, the balding ex Guns N' Roses "drummer" Matt Sorum has taken over. Friday night, I am attending the RUSH concert with my friend Georgio & my dad. Perfect week to end summer.. I'm ready to get back to school and feel useful. xxo
Last night, I was invited to an intimate show at the legendary Madame Wong's. It was the "Wavves" record release party. Pt and I grabbed a quick delicious dinner at Loving Hut and made our way to Chinatown in LA. We met up with my friend Nick and his girlfriend and I somehow ended up inside a Jazz Bar next store which happened to have a dub-step night going on. We ended up finding the correct venue next door, only to discover it was an actual loft, fully equipped with bedrooms, a dining room, a living room and a bathtub. Esther Wong was the original owner in the 1970's when it was a Chinese cuisine restaurant with a Polynesian dance floor-show. She was pushed into becoming a punk rock and new wave music promoter and Madame Wong's quickly became a showcase for unsigned, un-bookable punk bands such as The Police, The Go-Go's, Oingo Boingo, The Wild, The Kats/The Nu Kats, Gun's N Roses, Black Flag, Fear, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Ramones. This was one of the very few venues these types of bands could perform at. Thus this leading to her nickname as the "Godmother of Punk". The venue was closed down in 1985 due to a fire and re-opened in 2009 with acts such as Vampire Weekend and Devendra Banhart. I was sad to discover this historic venue will be closed for good on August 14th, but ultimately grateful I was invited to the last show before it closes.