Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You don't need an education to know the class that you're in

Yes, Jet is back! Aren't we lucky? The fabulous Jet played a show at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip last week. They opened with "Rip It Up", one of my favorite songs. But they also played 5 brand new songs. Their album drops in August, so please make sure to pick up a copy or buy it on iTunes. I really love all their new songs. Especially, "Seventeen" and "Black Hearts". I'm so excited about their new album! Let me just tell you that I've seen this band a total of eight times now. Eight incredible live shows, first one being back in 2004. Being a music-obsessed, concert-goer, I see how some bands are just amazing to see live. I've seen so many bands, I'm not easily impressed anymore. Honestly, though, Jet is such a great live band that you just want to see them again and again. Their music is just pure rock and roll awesomeness. They absolutely killed it. Energy and performance, the way they move, play, rock out... What a great show. Will definitely remember this night. Not to mention, they played House of Blues Anaheim the next day, which I went to. Need I say more how great they are and how much I love them? Not many pictures from Anaheim due to their strict camera policy. Here are tons of pics from Key Club for your viewing pleasure.

JET Official Website
JET MySpace

Fell on the floor

Red Cortez opened the night's show. They're really good and solid. I've seen them once before, but heard of them ever since they were the Weather Underground. Very good set and impressive vocals. They will be on tour with The Airborne Toxic Event. Make sure to check them out when they stop by your town.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My,my, at it again

Holy... Guess who's back in full amazing rock and roll force? Here's a little teaser. Show pictures coming soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

But all that we want is a shady lane

Shady Lane by Pavement is one of my all-time favorite songs. Just makes you kinda sigh. And so cleverly written. Anyways, you can get these awesome Woodstock posters at Target! They even had t-shirts and other cute merch. But I like these posters the best. I didn't get them. But maybe I should've. But I wasn't ready to replace the red-framed poster of the Ramones in our living room. Maybe I could just buy it and store it somewhere, or put it on my studio desk. Hmm...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Well she was an American girl

Kinda late, I know. But, whatever. Here are the pics from the awesome NW's 4th of July Pool party/bbq. This day was a crazy day for me. I tried to go to the American Apparel factory sale, but I got in line for about 10 seconds and then decided it was way too long. What is this, Disneyland? So I gave it up and picked up some take out Sushi for lunch. Shopped for ingredients to take to the bbq. I made pigs-in-a-blanket! They're really good. And I was happy to see that everyone ate it and it was gone in an hour or so. Yay! There were lots of people, lots of good food (thanks to S!), good music, great weather. I'm always happy to see the old JL crew. They're really the best. The sun set and we watched fire works set to the soundtrack of some live music by our rockstar musicians. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

You didn't even know my name

So I walked on pretending that you still belong.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

I walked away from the best thing I ever had

Since I was sick earlier in the week, I almost didn't make it to this show. I had to go to work on Thursday even if I wasn't feeling my best. And couldn't really concentrate, just tried to focus on working and catching up with emails. We're really busy, so I ended up staying at work til 6:30. Seriously, for a minute there I decided not to go see Amazing Baby. Then I got home and thought to myself, are you joking? I mean, it's the Hammer Museum. It's freaking Amazing Baby. So I went and I am so glad I did. I saw all three bands. Dazzler opened and Band of Skulls also played. See separate post below. LA weather right now is below normal, that meant I had to wear a sweater. Still anxiously waiting for those real summer nights. Anyways, I just never got a chance to check out Amazing Baby before this show. Of course, I wanted to. I had a great front spot, right in front of Simon. Which is the most perfect spot to see them and hear them live. The fogger machine was intense. Sometimes, I couldn't see in front of me. But it was great. Listening to "Headdress" live sent chills down my spine. It was epic. Really, exciting, good stuff. Loved it. Note, look at their drumset color and the clear translucent guitar. And have you SEEN the music video? Omg. Please check out Amazing Baby.