Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Just A Heads Up... Forever Never Land

Have you heard of the Forever Never Land Music and Fun Festival? No? Well it's a brand new music festival heading our way in September. It's California's only 21 and over, music fest, so you know things are going to get entertaining.

September 13th and 14th, Avila Beach, California is going to turn into the party that you've been waiting for.

They just released the beginning stages of the line-up for the weekend. It features a ton of DJs and a few 90's/early 2000 bands that we all remember. They'll be adding to the line up over summer and I can't wait to see who else is headed out for the festival. It's been said that the festival will feature every kind of music that you can think of.

There will be 4 lands at the festival including Castle Land, Future Land and Pirates Cove where the music will be happening. International World will hold the best of foods from 10+ countries. Wanna try food from Japan or Germany? This is the place for you.

"We want Forever Never Land to be more than just a music festival," states Founder and CEO Valerie Wang. "We've taken the best parts of our most memorable and fun life experiences, and combined the to create one monster weekend event where adults can be kids again. We've drawn inspiration from everything, including: summer camp, welcome week, spring break, adult kickball, scavenger hunts, foodie events, and much more."

There are two tiers of tickets - general admission and a VIP package. You can buy a ticket for Forever Never Land on Saturday or it's counterpart Music Forever Land on Sunday. Both included the same activities, though VIP passes will also include a free open bar and front of the line passes for all activities.

Wanna buy tickets or find out more info? Check out the Forever Never Land website! They also have a Facebook and Twitter you might be interested in. Sounds like a great end of the summer to me! 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Not Another Footnote

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I am organizing a dance party. This dance party will feature music by the ladies of soul, rock, pop, punk, fun, and dance. To help get the word out about the party, I made two short teaser clips of music that just might be fettered at the party. I thought it would be fun to share them here! I hope they inspire you to dance. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Flashback - Music News

I’ve had a long break away. A looooooong break, but nevertheless, I’m here! So there are three things happening in the music world that pertains to flashbacking to a better time and place. 

Courtney Love released new songs on her upcoming album “Died Blonde” Here’s a song off it…

So, to begin with {putting Kurt Cobain aside} I actually dig “Hole” I really loved “Live Through This” and it seems to be one of those albums and "Doll Parts" is a song I revisit a bunch. Courtney is fierce! She’ll also eat you alive on vocals! I have to say that she could’ve done much worse than what I’m hearing thus far. I’ll be interested in hearing all of “Died Blonde” Hmm, 1994 revisited?? Naw!!!!!

Tommy Lee is playing drums in Smashing Pumpkins upcoming album “Monument to an Elegy” from what I’m gathering, the dude is already laying down tracks. I am a total pumpkin head! I am not however an 80’s person. I do not enjoy any 80’s except for: Van Halen, The Cure, Scorpions, Def Leppard and later 80’s metal with the likes of Metallica, Pantera, and Sepultura. With that being said, Motley Crue is not exactly my cup of tea. That band is not my cup of anything really and Tommy Lee to me is nothing but a novelty. HOWEVER, he does have talent ish. So, I’m going to trust Billy Corgan and hope the upcoming album will be epic.


Robert Plant was being Robert Plant and said he’s “Not a jukebox” when asked about a reunion tour. He also threw The Eagles under the bus saying they were bored doing “Hell Freezes Over” and he just “isn’t bored”  Okay, look.. I respect Robert Plant but let me get this off my chest once and for all.

Dear Robert,

               In the back woods of Mississippi somewhere in the summer of 1984, I was an accident, sir. I deeply apologize for not being alive when you were big and famous in 1976. I can’t help it that you’re tired of rehashing the “old shit” but I would love to hear your “old shit” and I would pay money to see my legends {Including you} on stage performing your “old shit” Because unlike my father who was wearing your tee and smoking copious amounts of pot at your concert in 1976, the closest thing to being “right there” is listening to your albums on vinyl for us folk born of 1980 and beyond. Yes, those albums we listen to are those that made you RICH where one can afford to do one measly reunion tour. You were a part of one of the greatest bands alive. Let me emphasize this… YOU WERE A PART OF ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS ALIVE. So, for you to be inconvenienced by millions of fans wanting you to be a part of a reunion tour is a bit mad if you ask me. Don’t be like Ringo, Robert. One tour will not hurt you.
                                                                                                                                                                     Kind Regards,


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Not Another Footnote - Wye Oak

I know what you are thinking - Another synth pop duo? Is it necessary that we share it with us? The answer is yes. Wye Oak recently dropped a new album where they dropped the guitar and replaced it with synths. It is a big change for a duo that was partially known for the guitar work of their front woman. Most of the time the synth works and allows for more focus on front woman Jenn Wasner's vocals. Below is the video for the track 'Glory'. In all honesty, I am a fan of the song but not so much of the video. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Because... Open Up (That's Enough) by The Dead Weather

  • Because... it's The Dead Weather
  • Because... the lyrics are pretty darn awesome
  • Because... so much is going on in one song
  • Because... Alison Mosshart's voice + Jack White's voice = Perfection
  • Because... it's just a taste of what's to come
  • Because... I need their new album, like, yesterday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Not Another Footnote Dance Party!

It's been a long winter. So far Spring has been a bit of a punch in the face for me. What to do when things get tough? Throw a dance party, that's what! 

I decided to shake off the winter and early spring blues I would organize a Divalicious Dance Party. There will be Soul, Pop, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, and Dance divas playing all night. Now you may be wondering why i am sharing this news with you, dear reader. Well, i wanted to ask you for some suggestions. What divas would you need to hear at a dance party? Feel free to share your answers in the comments. If you live in New Brunswick, Canada you should definitely come and join in the fun!  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Concert Coverage: Kate Nash at SLO Brew

Kate Nash took the small, intimate setting of San Luis Obispo, California's SLO Brewing Company by storm on Tuesday, the evening of April 15th, 2014.

There was an instant, electric buzz as Nash and her all girl band entered the stage.  They emerged after an artsy video played of Nash lip synching to "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore.  It was projected on the wall and played over, half a dozen, mini, TV screens that decorated the stage.  It was instantly clear that we, the audience, were in for a treat.

I've been to quite a few shows at the venue over my lifetime, but I can honestly say that this was the best one yet.  Kate Nash is undeniably cool.  She has a persona that is hard to nail down.  She plays both the tom boy and the girly girl.  She's crass yet loveable and by the end of the first song she leaves you wishing that she was your best friend, you older sister or (if you were the guy standing behind me) your wife.  When he kept yelling for her to marry him, she snarkily replied that she'd made worse decisions, so why not.

But lets not stop there.  Not only is Nash a wonderful personality, she's also talented to boot.  I was blown away by the artistry of both her and the rest of the band.  These girls are fierce, talented musicians who know how to pull the crowd into the show.  Plus, they all wore the cutest matching dresses, which didn't stop then from playing some really tasty licks on their instruments.

The music was a grand mix off of all three of Nash's albums.  She mixed classics from "Made of Bricks" with her new edgy sound out of "Girl Talk" and she gave us a few staples from "My Best Friend Is You as well.  But it didn't stop there.  She even admitted that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was her hero before the band busted into a cover of Joss Whedon's classic TV show's theme song.  You could instantly tell who else was a fan and I found myself in fantastic company.

Nash also interjected quite a few other opinions and fun facts during her set.  She displayed her outrage over the imprisonment of Pussy Riot before jumping in to her song, appropriately titled "Free My Pussy".  And also put out a call to arms for girls to get up on stage and perform.

There were dance parties on stage and pink balloons tossed into the crowd, as well as people body surfing through the crowd, all encouraged and started by Nash herself.  She has a few California dates left and will be performing at the 2nd weekend of Coachella.  If you're around you should definitely check out all of the wonder that is Kate Nash and her all girl band.

-Christianna Marks (The Snarky Badass)

Check out more on Kate Nash here:
My Ignorant Youth