Monday, August 31, 2009

New Macklemore Tee

So this guy Ben calls me up early in the morning, and awakes me from my hangover just to tell me to put this lady into a tube top?!!? I said NO. HELL NO. I understand him completely, and that he doesn't want to offend his younger fan base. But believe me the kids have seen it all. If the kids can read this or watch this, then what the hell does it matter?? If you see Mack, just be honest and tell him "no tube top".

Fresh Video Pictures

Here's some pictures the glorious Tomika Davis took.










Thursday, August 27, 2009

DATAROCK Poster

Coming up in October..

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hooooded Demo

This is Breakfast Mountain's 19 track demo that came out earlier in the year. It's fire, download it for free, share it with your friends, then dance your asses off for the evening.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Captured" trailer.

Winners Circle in conjunction with Havana Social Club are proud to present the Northwest Premiere of Clayton Patterson's Captured. Tomorrow night this movie plays at Havana outside. For more info head to the WC blog.

Breakfast Mountain THIS Friday!

So this Friday, we are bringing the homie Breakfast Mountain up from the PDX crew to rock out. Here are some banging beats from the guy, as well as some videos to go along with them. Check back for a free download in the next few days.


Breakfast Mountain - Summer Jamm from Oregan Records on Vimeo.


Breakfast Mountain - Just Jamm It from Oregan Records on Vimeo.



It's too bad that White Fang cannot make it, but we got Chk Minus on the bill as well. Rumor has it, it might be their last show for awhile.

8-BIT TRIP

If only this was a Truckasauras video.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Art & Copy

It's like a Helvetica part 2.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Diamond Pistol

There's going to be some serious competition when Champagne Champagne comes out with Champagne Champagne Champagne. But for right now, I'm only drinking Diamond Pistol, the official drink of Out For Stardom.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fresh Espresso @ The Crocodile

Last week, it was Mad Rad tearing the club up, this week catch Fresh Espresso with The Saturday Knights. It is indeed going to be some crazy dance party going on on stage. There's some Adidas nonsense going on this night as well, with some guy Zni? Either way, Fresh and TSK going to rock this fucking place again. You missed last week, don't do it twice.

New Mayor?

The votes are still being counted (except for mine) but it's looking like everyone didn't vote for Nickels. As a matter of fact, in a recent poll 75% of Seattle said they didn't vote for Nickels. A lot of people are telling me that they want this guy to win. McGinn photo by the greatest Kyle Johnson.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

FAME FESTIVAL

Why is such cool shit happening in Italy?? You think Seattle would embrace something like this?! I don't think so. More information HERE.

"The idea is to host the artists for variable length of time (from 1 to 4 weeks) and to offer them the cooperation of the local artisans for the production of pottery works and limited edition prints.
Furthermore the artists will have at their disposal several walls to paint around the city, in order to upgrade a few areas which are aesthetically depressed.
At the end of their stay, everything created, including new original artworks, screenprints and ceramic pieces made with the collaboration of local artisians will be showcased in a final group show.
it will take place in one of the most ancient ceramics workshop of the area, the opening is set to be on the 19th of september.
More importantly, it has to be said, the festival is entirely financed and curated by Studiocromie without any kind of sponsorship from external sources"

BLU (If you don't know this person just click HERE right now and watch his epic video.)


Lucy McLauchlin

Beat13 / Lucy McLauchlan - Fame Festival 2009. from Beat13 on Vimeo.



Erica il Cane


VHILS


Thanks Maly.

Monday, August 17, 2009

MAD RAD @ The Comet Friday 08/28

Best poster to date. So last time we played Comet is was insanely sold out and utter madness. This time we are bringing up the portland homies Breakfast Mountain. If you don't know who that is, it is about time you found out. Zack is making some year 4000 Miami booty music. Also on the bill are local rock stalwarts Chk Minus, the play whatever he wants whenever he wants Dash EXP, and the table standing Darwin.

4 Posters in a night

My goal was 6, but sadly enough I only made four. I blame it on drinking while I work. I blame on anything else just as long as it isn't my fault. ENJOY!!




Sunday, August 16, 2009

BAND PICS FROM BEARD/OFF

THE REST ARE HERE









BEARD OFF VIDEO

You've seen it on blogs and blogs and blogs. But you can now see Stefan Gray's video of the night. Shot for shot action!!

Beard Off! from Stephan Gray on Vimeo.

Friday, August 14, 2009

BEARD OFF PICS

WELL AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD BY NOW...RADJAW LOST. THE GAME WAS A HEATED BATTLE AND ENDED AT 18 TO 21 WITH SIR THOMAS GRAY ON TOP! ALL OF THE BANDS KILLED IT AS WELL AND THERE WILL BE LOTS MORE PICS FROM THE NIGHT COMING SOON.





Interviewer Interview x Larry Mizell, Jr.

Last week sometime I got to sit down and pick the brain of one of Seattle's finest music contributors. Larry recently just took over KEXP Street Sounds, he also has a column in The Stranger, and he is a rapper turned hipster in the up and coming legendary They Live! He is also in Cancer Rising, Nite Owls, and probably 4 other rap groups we don't even know about. Gatsby is doing his thing right now, and it involves doing the running man at 4am dance parties.



I join Larry at The Redwood for drinks, and before even getting into the place there's music happening down the street in an alley and he says "Let's check this out, could be cool." I'm telling you this guy always has his ear to the street and it was fun to chop it up with him.

TR: So who are the infamous Mizell Brothers?
LM: The Mizells are my father Larry, Sr. and my uncle Fonce Mizell. They are legendary jazz/funk/disco producers with their major claims to fame coming in the 70s. They are orginally from New Jersey (stand up!) and produced hits like "Boogie Oogie Oogie" and "I Want You Back". They worked with Blue Note, Donald Byrd and Motown. They are legends and the family itself extends to Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay), and Ronnie Spektor and The Ronnettes. The Mizells go hard!
TR: Did they play a part in your success?
LM: Yes and no. I've been very mindful of not using that to get ahead almost to a fault. But at the same time, being around it and meeting heavy music people gave me a perspective, love, and groundedness for the music. I have been blessed to be able to be around it my whole life.
TR: What is your most exciting project right now?
LM: Man, I love everything that I'm doing right now but I'd say KEXP is most exciting because its the newest. I've been at The Stranger for 5 years and working on music for 8 years, and now I am able to play music for the people. It's a new challenge
for myself. I just have to work on my radio voice and swagger..

TR: Do you think that Street Sounds was falling off in the past year?
LM: I wouldn't say it was falling off, I'd say the interest of promoting shows, doing interviews, and talking in the town precluded the music. It was dope that that iss what it was, but I am a music guy. I like music to do the talking. I always wanted to hear more and I am going to play more. Its a big deal and big shoes to fill, and its an honor to be included in the legacy. I want to stamp my own legacy on it. It's my turn.
TR: So with all your projects, does one hinder the other?
LM: Definitely does. I cant just write myself up every week, and I cannot use it for my own interest. It's not credible to others, and it's not credible to myself. Favoritism seems to be something stranger writers and weekly worry about. I am self concious and dont want to abuse the power that I have. I wanna big up the town more than myself.
TR: So you don't feel yourself?
LM: I do feel myself don't get me wrong. I am humble. My humble game is impregnated. I am the king of humility. I have the same birthday as Harrison Ford, Bill Cosby, Cheech Marin. I am the combo of all 3.
TR: What does Out For Stardom mean to you?
LM: Glory. Ambition. Grimey. It's not like on the road to the stardom, its OUT FOR. It's do anything for. Whatever it takes type shit. I like that.
TR: Who are your top 3 Seattle musicians right now?
LM: Shabazz Palaces - Would love to see it live, its great to see him home and repping Seattle.
Velella Velella - not much new shit, but i bang their older EPs pretty frequently. It's funky but not corny. they are all about the Mizell Brothers.
Fresh Espresso - It made me pull out Cigar Rockstar, the joint with Smoov he did on that was crazy. I remember hearing that and knowing it was the start of something great.

TR: Remember when Mad Rad dropped and you were hating..
(He cuts me off, I didn't even get to ask a question and then he rants.)
LM: I was not a supporter, cats didn't know what to make out of it. Where did it come from and is it for real? I'm not going to front that I love "White Gold" but theres stuff I like a lot on it. After seeing how hard you work, watching the energy you brought to the scene was great and I'm glad you are in this city. Opinions can change. I am excited to hear the next shit thats for sure, from what I've heard I'm stoked.
TR: Do you feel a come up with They Live!?
LM: The main thing that I value to all these groups is that I'm feeling a real connection. It's like a fraternity, a family. It's not giving a fuck musicly. It's unbridled energy. It's fun. It's a non traditional period. It wasn't cool to be excited about rap. Everyone is over it, "We are cool. We are doing it. Blah blah." There's a new excitement in the town and I don't know what it is. Obama? Mad Rad? Mindstates? Don't matter, I'm having the time of my life right now.
TR: Who don't you feel that is doing it out here?
LM: Team Gina. The raps ain't there and it feels like mockery. I don't know them, but I'm guessing they dont have "Dare Iz A Darkside." It's the equivalent of a grandma rapping in a furniture commercial, and I don't have any time for it.
TR: How do you feel about Thee Sat?
LM: I love them! Once Thee Sat came along they were getting love from everyone, not just the gay community. They bridge the gap between all the people because they make dope music. It's not about being lesbian. It's about being dope.
TR: Are you down to join me in the campaign to keep them here? Maybe a fund raiser show of sorts?
LM: Absolutely.. I'm waving the white flag. I think they can go anywhere and kill it, but people are nomadic and want game from different places. Personally i would say give it another six and bang out music with Taysean. Go crazy! Make music with everyone. We are on the cusp of a new vision in this town and they need to be apart of it. I'm selfish. They are going to go to another town and get filthier? I'm not feeling that.
TR: Is Joanathan Cunningham stealing your thunder?
LM: Cunningham is someone I have waited for to come on the scene out here. There's been a scarecity of knowledgeable hip hop writers. It's not a hip hop town, they don't know it and they don't care. JC dives right in and we are in this together. The fact that the Weekly gave a black cat the music editor job with a hip hop background is huuuuge for the city.
TR: Better segal, Beanie Sigel or Dave Segal?
LM: Beanie. Sorry, Dave. Mack Mittens all day. Broad Street Bully lights up the room. Dave Segal is in the cut. He's a writer, he looks like hes been in a cavern listening to obscure records. He's a music guy, I got respect.
TR: Is BlesOne the best DJ in Seattle?
LM: I don't know if he's the best, but my favorite? Yes, hands down. He is the most underrated cat I know and thats going to change. It already is changing.
TR: How do you feel about beat battles? You know my boy got robbed over politics.
LM: Big Tunes is awesome and what Jake, Vita, and J Moore are doing is great. The battle format? Meh. It gets away from making songs. If youre making music and you are dope, fuck that shit! Stay out of it! I'd much rather have someone make an enduring piece of music.
TR: Favorite album all time?
LM: Marvin Gaye "I Want You" or "Death Certificate". I think I could get away with the sample in "Steady Mobbin'" which is an "I Want You" sample. ice cube is the greatest rapper of all time and "Death Certificate" is his best work.
TR: Who's ass to you want to kick?
LM: Darryl Gates. Moved to spokane. He's the old police chief in LA. I've thought about popping through the window and getting him in his rocking chair. And everybody that Rides The Duck.
TR: But, would you whip that?
LM: Yes.
TR: Would you do a show on it?
LM: Yes!
TR: Can we make that happen?
LM: Let's get it!


Let's get it! Words to live by. Larry then proceeded to interview me and he wanted me to put that up on here as well.. But you know what, Larry? You are on the radio! You are in the newspaper! You want my interview use your avenues cause I want those!!!
They Live! plays Tacoma tonight and rumor has it they are on the radio tomorrow!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CITY HOSTEL SEATTLE

THIS IS A HOSTEL IN BELLTOWN WITH 47 DIFFERENT ROOMS PIMPED OUT BY 47 DIFFERENT ARTISTS. I'VE BEEN DOWN THERE ALL WEEK WATCHING THE PROGRESS AND THESE ARE SOME RAD ARTISTS! BELOW ARE SNAPSHOTS OF SOME OF THE ROOMS. THE OPENING IS FRIDAY AUGUST 14TH FROM 5 TO 9. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THESE PICS DO NOT ILLUSTRATE HOW AMAZING IT IS TO WALK FROM ROOM TO ROOM SEEING SOME OF SEATTLE'S BEST ARTISTS' WORK IN PERSON. SOME OF THE ARISTS INVOLVED ARE SOLACE, JEFF TAYLOR, EGO, WEIRDO, 2H, JP FARQUAR, JOE VOLAN AND MANY OTHERS!!! COME ON DOWN!!

MORE about this project.




Wednesday, August 12, 2009

MAD RAD @ THE CROCODILE

Mad Rad is playing The Crocodile this Friday night with Dyme Def and Head Like A Kite. It should be an epic evening as always but please get there early. DO it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lamborghiniz

Everyone knows who Fresh Espresso & They Live! are but who else is playing? Some people wanted to know who the Lamborghiniz are, well let me do some explaining. They are a few members from Coconut Coolouts that do cool shit like this:




Now, they make booty music on a side project. I am unfortunate to not have any video, but you can hear tunes HERE. Here's their mission statement:

4 big-dick muh'fuckaz who got sick of hearing all this music that DON'T be talkin' about fuckin'. So we write songs that talk about shit we know about like sex, oral sex, group sex, party sex, sex parties, takin' drugs and havin' sex at parties, public restroom sex, sex with old ladies, sex with sexy ladies, sexy sex, filthy-ass dirty-as-fuck sex, big booties, big titties, little booties, little titties and girls that like to fuck. People say we're too nasty and that all we rap about is fuckin'. Welp, THEY RIGHT!

UNDERCARD!!!

So this just announced Justo of The Physics will be playing against Language Arts in the undercard matchup of the BEARD/OFF. Now I know neither of these guys have beards, but they have an outstanding score to settle with each other. They've been hooping for a while now, and this time they are putting everything on the line! Well, not everything, but a beat and a verse in an upcoming song will be. So loser has to put in some work! Should be exciting..

Justo


Language Arts

SSG Beard OFF Preview

Seattle Show Gal took the time to talk to Thomas and I about the upcoming beard off at Funhouse. This shit cracks me up.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

HALO - LED Spray Can

This is super fresh to me. I know I know light can't stick to walls or trains, but just practicing handstyles?? Pretty ill! Halo is created by the outstanding minds at Aissa Logerot.

"Halo is a handy light specially dedicated to light-writting. Graffiti artists can conserve their own gesture they have with a spray can. It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti’s styles. If the light doesn’t have enough battery, the user must shake it to have energy again." Umm yes, filthy!




Saturday, August 8, 2009

FRESH ESPRESSO - MURAL AMPHITHEATRE

this would have been shot a lot better if it hadn't been for the "event staff" telling everyone they were not allowed to videotape in a public place. i had to try and hide my camera the whole time and you can actually see the douche bags "busting" me after the band is already done.

FRESH ESPRESSO AT THE MURAL AMPHITHEATRE - LAZERBEAMS from tyler soverns on Vimeo.

KATIE KATE AT THE RENDEZVOUS

Katie Kate @ the Rendezvous 8/6/09 from tyler soverns on Vimeo.

NO NAPS FOR THE DAMNED!!

THIS IS MY FRIEND JP FARQUAR'S CARTOON. IT'S NOT FINISHED YET, BUT HERE IS THE 1ST 11 MINUTES OF THE FIRST EPISODE. I DO THE VOICE OF THE MOVIE CLERK. THIS IS THE THEME SONG. IN MY OPINION THIS SHIT IS FLITHY!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

"A lot of time. It was awful."





mystery.  shoot.  202.  seattle.  flux.  


photography. modeling by. 
MANDiLLA and Kyle Benjamin.