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Posted On April 30, 2014By Sophie TahranIn Music, Music Musings

Here’s Your Life Soundtrack: Odesza

The first time I saw Odesza, it was completely by accident. I stood in line at the coat check at Mezzanine, a smallish venue tucked away in the SOMA district of San Francisco, as they opened for Emancipator. I had no idea that this was their first-ever show in this city, as my friend and I remarked, “Wait…I really like this!” It was the kind of upbeat, laid-back electronic sound that perfectly emulates how you want to feel 24/7. Walking out of the venue later that night, we happened toRead More

Posted On April 18, 2014By Elin Van AttaIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

DIY Coachella

It’s that time of year again, when all your hipster friends bring out their inner trust fund baby and venture to Indio, California for three days of sweat, dust, and ridiculous outfit choices.  Remember your sweet friend Sally?  Okay, maybe it was kind of strange that she didn’t wear shoes to school the other day, but you’re about to see a brand new side of her as she corrupts your feed with a horrific Instavideo of her dry-humping the desert floor…naked.  On the bright side, Sally just got fired andRead More

Posted On April 10, 2014By Samantha PerryIn Television

Earl Hickey: From Zero to Hero

My name is Awesome. Oh sorry I meant “Earl.” My Name is Earl. The hilarious show is absolutely amazing and deserves nothing but a 5 star rating, even if the option existed to only give 4 stars. I was blessed to be given the opportunity to watch it on a hard drive. Because of this, I was able to see all 4 seasons continuously. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes. This genius show is based around the character,Read More
Enclosure was made available April 8th, but I was able to hear it early because a satellite beamed it into my skull from outer space. The experimental satellite in question–not Valis but Sat-JF14–was deployed to transmit Frusciante’s twelfth full-length as it toured the planet. It sounded like an April Fool’s joke disguised as a marketing ploy. It wasn’t. Unless the satellite was  in my head all along, in which case I have to avoid a certain delusion-inducing Dick in the library fiction aisle. Fans and curious bored people downloaded aRead More

Posted On April 6, 2014By Mike BurlesonIn Music, Shows

A Lovely Evening Of Consensual Self-Destruction

Oh god, I done did it again… One too many crantinis and this girl became an absolute trainwreck – complete with tear-smeared mascara and thirteen “prof pic!” updates in the space of 45 minutes, all iced with a nice Technicolor yawn and a porcelain pillow at the end of the night. What was I thinking??? I kid, I kid. So it wasn’t quite that kind of night, sorry to disappoint, but I did manage to find another perfectly neat, and much less “I’m-going-to-feel-like-a-complete-dumbass-in-the-morning-once-I-have-slept-off-this-jackhammer-being-taken-to-my-temple,” way to destroy myself on a SaturdayRead More

Posted On April 4, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Television

Keep an Eye Out for the Carbonaro Effect

I love Impractical Jokers. That hilarious show is pretty much the reason I watch Tru TV…well, other than the first rounds of March Madness, of course. So while viewing Impractical Jokers the last few weeks, I’d been noticing a few previews for a show that looked kindasorta intriguing: The Carbonaro Effect.  After seeing these brief trailers for the show, I was interested enough that I decided to watch the full 20-minute pilot that Tru TV broadcast on April Fools Day. But make no mistake – Michael Carbonaro and his upcoming show are noRead More

Posted On March 20, 2014By Samantha PerryIn Television

I Thought I Had One Dad…Nope I Have Two

There are very few things I am wrong about. I don’t mean that in the cocky “I’m always right” way, it’s something I pride myself in for the simple fact I enjoy not having to make retracting statements. I like what I like, and nothing changes that. I’m set in my ways about food; I hate peppers, onions, and bleu cheese; I’m that way about music; I’ll listen to anything but country; but really I’m the strongest in my opinion about television and movies. I’ve been a television and movieRead More

Posted On February 28, 2014By Ryan ZwirnerIn Television

True Detective: The Best New Show on TV

You’ve finished Breaking Bad, binged on House of Cards, and are looking for a new show to tide you over until Game of Thrones comes back. Well, look no further, because HBO’s True Detective is one of the most riveting shows to grace the airwaves.  Set primarily in 1995, the show is a gritty take on the pulp neo-noir genre twisted with elements of supernatural horror, and trades the urban decay of New York or Los Angeles, for an eerie look at the backwater depravity of 1995 Louisiana. The showRead More

Posted On February 4, 2014By Sophie TahranIn Music, Shows

BREAKING: Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Announced!

The Sasquatch Music Festival lineup for both Memorial Day Weekend AND Independence Day Weekend 2014 has been announced! Get the FIRST look at the lineup on Writtalin!  Read More
Ahh…the Super Bowl. If you’re anything like me, it’s a time for merriment, poor eating habits, a chance to see David Beckham running half-naked, and, best of all, a kickass halftime performance. Bruno Mars was the league’s pick for 2014 and yet, regardless of the artist’s proven talent and popularity, many critics questioned whether the fresh young performer was ready to live up to the likes of last year’s show brought to us by the amazing Queen Beyonce. After delivering a killer performance complete with drum solos, heartfelt messages fromRead More

Posted On January 28, 2014By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

DJ Profile: Bingo Players

I was on a Facebook break from work last month when I learned of the passing of Paul Bäumer, one part of the EDM duo Bingo Players. I was surprised to find how sad I became when Reading this. My mind immediately went to how young he was and all the music that wouldn’t be written, produced and played. I also was upset because I hadn’t gotten to see him perform. I had seen Bingo Players at Coachella in April of 2013, but it had only been one of them.Read More
The world of electronic dance music (EDM) was good to me in 2013. I saw 20 plus DJs in three different states and at a plethora of venues. At Coachella, I reveled in the glory that is the new Sahara Tent where I saw soon-to-be named “No. 1 DJ in the world,” Hardwell. In July, I had my first Deadmau5 experience at the MGM’s new super club, Hakkasan, and I closed 2013 by seeing the ruler of EDM himself, Tiesto. All that being said, few of my 2013 DJ experiencesRead More

Posted On January 5, 2014By Sophie TahranIn Lifestyle, Music, Shows

Music Festival Survival Guide

Regardless of whether you’re hitting up one or ten music festivals this year, there’s still some amount of preparation required for each one. You and your group are put up against massive crowds, unfamiliar territory, extreme climates, and questionable states of mind. You might end up as group leader, you might be tagging along for a good time. Either way, make sure your asses are covered.   Base Camp These things take planning. Buy your festival tickets and figure out where you’ll be sleeping as early on as possible. ItRead More