Conor Oberst at the Fillmore in San Francisco, 2014. A magical night.
The Good Life opening for Conor Oberst at The Fillmore, San Francisco 2014. A dream come true.
Last weekend I flew to San Francisco to see the Good Life play the Fillmore with Conor Oberst. My 26 year old self was just as excited as my 13 year old self would have been. There may have been a tear or two.
Two of my favorite rappers, El-P and Killer Mike, formed an electrifying rap duo last year called Run the Jewels. (Their debut album is still available for free download on their site because they are the coolest.) Their sophomore album is about to drop in a few weeks (again, for free) and as a joke they offered a Meow the Jewels preorder option: For $40K they’ll re-record the entire album over cat noises.
Here is where I love the internet. Someone made a kickstarter for the project, El-P got on board and said he would donate all proceeds to families of victims of police brutality, and now a handful of stand-up producers have also jumped on board. This is one of the coolest projects I’ve ever known to come out of music and I’m psyched to have the opportunity to contribute. Go here if you want to donate too. Cats rule, dogs drool indeed.
Above: Killer Mike and El-P at MusicfestNW in Portland, August 2014.
Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows in the KEXP Music Lounge. One of my favorite bands at Bumbershoot this year in Seattle.
I’ll stop crying soon, I promise. Death Cab for Cutie says goodbye to Chris Walla at Rifflandia in Victoria, BC.
I was lucky enough to see Chris Walla play his last show ever with Death Cab for Cutie last night at Rifflandia in Victoria, BC. It was truly something special.