Thursday, April 19, 2012

STS9 Great Cycle Spectacles

sound tribe sector 9 returns to the beautiful fox theatre in oakland this weekend for two blazing shows that are sure to please the eyes & ears. the great cycle spectacles have already graced denver & chicago, now it's time for the bay area to have its turn. i've heard only good things about the new visual display & light show that sts9 has brought on tour for this special run of mayan calendar inspired gatherings. if you haven't made plans for 4.20/4.21, then i suggest you score a ticket to one of the nights. sector 9 fans will also have the opportunity to see two different opening acts. the first night will showcase nosaj thing, while night two will host mimosa.
if you happen to arrive at the revamped theatre district a bit early i recommend stopping in at cafe van kleef for one of the best fresh squeezed fruit cocktails in oaksterdam. i'm super stoked for this weekend, not only will i have the chance to dance all night long, all night, but i'll also be hanging with some of my favorite people. anytime you have a good sized crew, primed for a weekend of shredding, you know it's going to be fun. so whether you want to get your groove on, get totally lost in the music or just have a good time in an amazing place, i encourage those of you without weekend plans to check out the possibilities that exist. here's a little sample to feast on...

have a great 4.20 weekend, maybe we'll see you there... enjoy!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Record Store Day

it's damn near record store day again & i couldn't be more excited! the complete list came out recently which began to stoke my audiophile fire. initial favorites that made my wish list are... the carolina chocolate drops & run dmc each performing the hip-hop classic you be illin', which will be pressed on coke bottle green vinyl; the white stripes busting out the must have classics, hand springs & red death at 6:14, cleverly pressed on swirled black & red vinyl. both of these limited releases are 7" records, as well as record store day exclusives. hopefully i'll be able to get my hands on these two special gems. other releases worth mentioning: arcade fire,
marco benevento, the black angels,
mastodon & feist, ed sharpe & the magnetic zero.

if you live north of golden gate check out the last record store, it's a vinyl junkies best friend. here's to record store day & it's emphasis on local business, not to mention the gluttony of music!