Monday, June 30, 2008

June shows for lady irie...

here's my monthly list of shows I saw for June..keep going out, and support those touring bands ...times are tough with gas prices...if you get n free, buy some music....

Atole, Flaspar ( sauna box, downtown PDX)

Earth, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hearafter, Christopher Francis ( Doug Fir, PDX )

Dodos, Thee Oh Sees ( Neumos, Seattle )

AU, Parenthetical Girls ( Holocene , PDX )

Flaspar, Starfucker, Guidance Counselor , Rainbow + the Kittens ( House Party, Olympia )

The Shaky Hands, Starfucker, Horse Feathers, DJ Beyonda, DJ Magic Beans ( Holocene , PDX )

Christopher Francis ( ABC house , OLY )

Raggedy Anns, Sirens and Sailors (Bear Creek Recording Studios )

Islands, Despot, Sister Suvi ( The Plaza Club, Vancouver BC )

Islands , Despot, Crayonsmith ( Hawthorne Theater, PDX )



dogs are in the mix tonight

at tiga.. i'll play you some jam discs for real

old school xiu xiu

Friday, June 27, 2008


im new here and it feels great. soon i will come bearing gifts of photos!


i like to post them...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Japan circa 1972/73

sadly , the last time I went to Japan was when I lived there as a I am inspired to return with all the great KRS stories!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Japan Part 2

okay so I neglected to mention several very important things. one of which is pocari sweat. this is the most delicious gatorade type drink I have ever had. it was easily the most delicious of all the dozens of different kind of beverages we tried from the vending machines.

I am so so so sad there's no green tea in bottles here. I would drink that every day if I could.

charlie figures we spent like $40 on vending machines. I don't think that's an exaggeration.



the krs portland office's favorite dog (that doesn't live with any of us) was adopted today!
time to celebrate!!!!!


Portia and I just got back from Japan where we had the best time ever! P-Vine (our exclusive label partner over there) put on a Kill Rock Stars showcase in Tokyo with Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Mika Miko, and Panther. All the bands played amazing sets and the crowd seemed so excited. We all had a few days off in Tokyo and it was a blast to hang out and wander around. We went to Harajuku and saw the crazy rockabilly dancers: and went to a Bangladesh festival, wandered around so many amazing Blade Runner type alleys, ate amazing food (ume rice balls were my favorite), and got to meet some of the nicest and most generous people around. Thanks so much to Koki, Hiro, Aya, Hama, Masa, Kana, Monica, etc for treating us and our bands so well. I really felt like the luckiest person in the world to be working with so many great people. Oh and here's another weird thing - it seems Caralee and I are twins and never noticed it. Here's the proof:

Weird right? It's our German and Scottish blood I guess.

i made a comic book

it's online as a pdf file of you want to download it. hope you like yousendit!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Racoon vs Cat

A new mommy racoon has been hanging out in our yard the last few days, eating catfood, now she wants in, and the cat ( Zeban ) is pissed. Zeban has attacked the new mom twice tonight, but she won't leave. Not sure what to do about this one....

Friday, June 6, 2008

we went to christopher's gourmet grill for lunch


i got the bacon cheeseburger.
gotta say that right now this is my favorite burger in town- reasonalbly sized patty, shredded lettuce, nice chunks of tomato, good sauces, and they get the bacon just right. not too chewy and not burnt. normally i don't like the steak cut fries, but they season these guys just right!
the only weird thing about today's trip there was the music. normally they are playing r&b but today they played a recording of some dude covering "more than words" by extreme. sucks to be that person!
another thing that changed is that they now have a burger basket deal, where you can get a 20oz soda and fries for a little bit more. not sure why they needed that as the prices were already good ($4.50 for a bacon cheeseburger,) but i'm not complaining!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

best thing ever?


if you can think of something better, please say so in the comments.

also, wait for the rap in the second verse... okay?

Monday, June 2, 2008

p.s. rip bo diddley

my brother says that we saw him at lloyd center in portland when i was 6, but i can't remember! aghghh... if i could turn back time...

i bet my hero maureen tucker is the most bummed out about this... she covered his song, "bo diddley" on 3 or 4 different albums!

good afternoon

here's a clip of jackson, #1 krs office dog, saying "good afternoon" at the new kill rock stars portland office...
Good Afternoon - jackson

R.I.P. Yves St. Laurent

I could never afford you, but you will still be missed.......R.I.P. Mr. Laurent!!!!

R.I.P. Bo Diddley

Mr D., you will be missed....I had the oportunity to see you play twice, and I felt honored.....R.I.P.

xoxo, Lady Irie

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Great Shows I saw in May..

These are the show I saw in May 2008......the picture is of Thao & Get Down Stay Down, and M.I.A. ...really fun Sasquatch, but not sure if I can handle camping again !!!! I have to say that The Flaming Lips UFO show is a real spectacle in an amazing way if anyone gets the chance, don't miss it !


Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
The Breeders
The Cure
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
The Flaming Lips UFO show ( )
Flight of the Conchords
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Built To Spill
lots of other bands for 10 minutes or so, or listening to other bands while I hung out eating free hummus and pita , or sitting in fron the the tent listening to bands, like REM jammin' the hits!!!

Starfucker, The Hugs, DJ ??? ( Chopsuey, Seattle )

"the prom"
Karl Blau,CalvinJohnson ( unfortunately I missed him , as I was outside watching people on the lawn ),Desolation Wilderness,Greta Jane Jazz Quartet ( ABC House , Olympia )

Christopher Francis ( ABC House , Olympia )

Kimya Dawson, Angelo Spencer, L'Orchidee D'Hawai ( Eagle's Hall , Olympia )

Parrish Moon, Mecca Normal ( Slim , and Portia's )

Yo Majesty , Does it Offend you Yeah ? ( Hippodrome , P-town )

Builders and Butchers, Starfucker, Loch Lomond ( Berbati's P-town )