Monday, March 31, 2008

christopher's gourmet grill

so close to my house and the krs portland office, but i still haven't ate here! the review on portland hamburgers seems positive enough!
this week i will eat here...

did manage to eat at francis on alberta yesterday...

fucking delicious! i got the biscuits and sausage gravy. they give you 2 biscuits for $5 and they are huge. i had to take one home because it was so much... also got the hash brown potatoes. it was one big fried potato, but it seemed like it had some sort of cream inside? i guess i should get a digital camera to take photos of food... pretty good!

what can i say?

the dude likes oranges more than $300!

bands I saw in March ....( lady irie )

Cuban house band in Puegrto Vallarta , Mexico
Mariachi band at a private party in Sayulita, Mexico
Samba band in Sayulita, Mexico, ( did not get the name of )

SXSW bands I saw-

Panther ( saw 4 times )
Islands ( saw 3 times )
Telepathe ( saw twice )
Juiceboxxx ( my first highlight of SXSW, watching him fall through the roof of Ms. Beas during his performance, and not missing a beat ! )
Free Blood
Shunda K w/ dj
The Are Powers
White Denim
White Willams
Pig Out
Tristan Perich
Mika Miko
Jeff hanson
New Bloods
Shy Child
Gil Mantera's Party Dream
High Places
Simian Mobile Disco
Black Keys
Kimya Dawson
Blitzen Trapper
No Age
Dandi Wind
Jens Lekman
Octopus Project
Port O' Brien
Lykke Li
Dutchess Says
Cadence Weapon

Southerly, Headlights, The Evangelicals ( nectar lounge, Seattle )

Starfucker, Atole, DJ Nate C ( Tube , Portland......tonight, ok, have not seen yet, but oh so excited ! )

Friday, March 28, 2008


Sometimes I wonder how I coud have loved this movie so much when I was a kid...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

because some times you just got to post fliers of upcoming shows on blogs...

new bloods are playing in portland tonight (w/ gravy train!!!!)

mika miko are playing in san diego on saturday (w/ kill me tomorrow)

i wanted to post a flier for the old haunts show in portland friday, but can't find a flier online. aghghhggh. it's at dekum manor and they're playing w/ talbot tagora.

but this panther show is in a few weeks...

can you tell i like fliers?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

behind the scenes...

willamette week has a nice article about hanging out behind the scenes of the new bloods' video shoot for "double" with some photo stills and stuff... looking forward to seeing how the video turned out!

that was fast...

i have 2 bites left... the pizza is pretty good, but needs basil.

today's lunch

should be pretty awesome!

i made a mini pizza w/ pepperoni, pineapple, and spinach. expect a review on the blog later today!

also, i got a coupon for a free strawberry milkshake from burgerville e-mailed to me today. hit me up if you want a copy of that shit. should be cool....

Monday, March 24, 2008


yesterday's breakfast... no pics available

but you'll have to take my word on it being DELICIOUS!

my friends skuffz, jesse, and florence came over and we made pancakes (w/ bananas instead of eggs), blackberry compote, fried potatoes w/ rosemary, garlic, and cheese, and sage pork sausage. delicious times!
also coffee, orange juice, and lemon ginger echinacea juice!

also we dyed eggs.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 pics available

Sadly to say...I never got any pics of Jeff Hanson, New Bloods, or tons of others I saw!
Jeff Hanson was great at the KRS showcase.... no pics because I was still trying to get a guest list squeezed out of the sxsw ( thanks James, and Shawn ! SERIOUSLY for helping out !!! ).
New Bloods sounded as good as ever, so good that I am looking for their next local show I can hit up !
Highlights were also High Places,Shunda K from Yo Majesty, Pig Out, Tristan Perich ( insane noise ), Juice Box when he fell through the roof at Ms Bea's then then promised to pay for the damage , and White Williams was intriguing, as ever.


So here's a picture of Health who after seeing them the first couple of times in the beginning of their tour...I have to say can really tell when a bands' been on tour for a good way!

late night pics...

SXSW...... yes..more..

ok, so for some reason the pictures I took of Islands turned out rad!....I think it was the stage lights at Waterloo Park. I had the pleasure of listening to a bunch of new and old songs, and the crowds always went crazy when Subtitle came out to rap!.............Breeders sounded sooooo good! Blitzen Trapper are good friends, and though I only saw them once, we had some good times hanging out watching White Denim, at the Mohawk! ahhhhhhh, free beer!

SXSW...... more pics.....Shy Child, Mika Miko, and No Age..

I was so happy to finally be able to see Shy Child live, and they more than lived up to my expectations!!!
Mika Miko as usual, were simply tight , and fabulous!!! I tried to see them again on Sunday, but had to catch a plane.... )
No Age are always so much fun.... I couldn't resist taking that picture of everyone else taking that picture !

SXSW pics in no particular order...Telepathe & Panther..

Telepathe ..these ladies were amazing!!! I was lucky enough to see them twice..
Panther rocked every show I saw them play favorite was the Kill Rock Star show...of course!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

gutter twins

if i have to see these guys on one more magazine or website i'm goign to scream... not because of their music (which i'm assuming is boring but haven't heard and am hoping to keep that way) but because they look scary.
if i saw these dudes walking down the street i'd be worried they would strangle me or something... just saying.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Okay, so I am barely awake over here after 6 days in austin but I feel like I should report! First off the biggest highlight of the trip, as always, were the breakfast tacos! This year we stayed at the Radisson and so we were only 2 blocks from deliciousness. I was fortunate to eat at Las Manitas at least once per day! I highly recommend the soy chorizo tacos. yumski!

Other highlights: the weather (it was totally summertime in portland style weather down there, beautiful!), margaritas, the bands (ours of course: panther, new bloods, mika miko, telepathe, jeff hanson, shy child and others: eat skull, roky erickson, darondo, high places, blood on the wall, yacht, naked on the vague, etc etc etc), doing the austin chronicle crossword puzzle everyday, my yearly chat on the street with thurston, lounging by the pool, seeing old friends, making new ones, and hanging out with the amazing people I work with.

Monday, March 17, 2008

zz top concerns

that's cool that they're remembering to dye their beards and all, but they SHOULD be remembering to use some sun block...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

stoked for lost tonight

it seems like they are on such a roll this season, pretty much EVERY EPISODE has been great (the kate flash forward was kind of annoying.)
i think one of my favorite parts of this season is that hurley and sawyer are roommates and share a cabin together. there is so much potential for a sitcom spin off here! esp. with the scene where they were playing horseshoes...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

tobi added some 7"s in mailorder

that look pretty cool...
check them out!

erase errata alphabet series U

numbers alphabet series w

robedoor/yellow swans split 7"

inca ore/axolotl split 7"

shearing pinx/ silver daggers split 7"
i've only heard the erase errata and inca ore/axolotol split 7"s but they were both pretty killer! the erase errata one has a captain beefheart cover (ooh boy!) and the inca ore/axolotol one has some droned out/stoned vibe going on that's pretty nice...
i think silver daggers has a member of mika miko in it? maybe i'm wrong... sometimes you need a score card to keep track of who is in what band, you know?

kill rock stars pub quiz team

here's some pics of the kill rock stars pub quiz team in germany! pretty cool...

ooookay here's a photo of the boys of our 'killrockstars' pub quiz team sporting our new shirts at last week's quiz => attach
(ah we might look somewhat unhappy due to having scored a rather meager 17th position that night ... f.l.t.r.: martin, tom, carsten, jürgen)

plus a snapshot with the certificate for killrockstars scoring 19th in the last season's city-wide pub quiz finals (yes such things exist ... and 19th wasn't even that bad ;-).

cheers from germany!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Check out and add the Tapeworms on yr myspace!

Friday, March 7, 2008



Some things I have been watching lately

This is just psychotic..if you can't handle the whole thing skip to the end. it's worth it...

god I love this band. pete thomas is one of my favorite drummers ever.

I also really love this band. can't wait for sxsw!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

the plug awards - WHO FUCKING CARES

do we really need something like this in the world? i've gotten like 5 emails about the plug awards today and the "underground coming together to honor their own..."
if the plug awards are the underground, i'll gladly join the mainsteam. i'd rather listen to lil wayne and justin timberlake than spoon and arcade band of horse fire any day... those fucking bands can go hang out with phil collins at the soft rock radio station showcase... really...
it seems like their whole idea of undergroud is giving nominations to bands that sell lots of records, it's insane.
shit, there was only one catagory where i actually liked two bands (marnie stern and magik markers for punk- which is weird, i'd say that marnie is more prog/experimental than punk, right? same w/ magik markers)

i should probably chill the fuck out and worry about something more important than the indie rock grammys....

I miss my friends

This one is dedicated to all the friends I haven't seen in a billion years but think about at least once a day. Why do you have to live so far away?

new bloods tour starts today!

New Bloods
March 2008
5 - Olympia, WA @ Jake's - w/ Magic Johnson, TWIN - QUEERFEST OLY
6 - Chico, CA @ Monstro's Pizza - w/ Magic Johnson
7 - San Francisco, CA @ Bike Kitchen - w/ Magic Johnson
9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - w/ Magic Johnson - PART TIME PUNKS
10 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Inner Beach (house show) - w/ Magic Johnson
12 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
13 - Austin, TX @ Clementine's party - w/ w/ Magic Johnson, Mika Miko, The Carrots
14 - Austin, TX @ The Broken Neck - w/ Finally Punk, Abe Vigoda, KIT, and more
14 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Lounge - Kill Rock Stars SXSW Showcase
15 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell - w/ Magic Johnson
19 - Oakland, CA @ 21 Grand - w/ Magic Johnson. The Fucking Ocean

go see them and also tell them hi for us! they are super nice...
we're releasing their debut album, the secret life, on cd and limited lp (edition of 500!) on april 8th...
mp3 and pre-order coming soon... until then you'll have to listen to them on their myspace