Ya Heard?

30 January 2009, 7:27 am
Filed under: Music

Friday, April 17th

Saturday, April 18th

Sunday, April 19th

  • A Place To Bury Strangers
  • Alberta Cross
  • Bajofondo
  • Beirut
  • Buraka Som Sistema
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
  • Craze and Klever
  • Crystal Castles
  • Dear and the Headlights
  • Felix da Housecat
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Genghis Tron
  • Ghostland Observatory
  • Girl Talk
  • Gui Boratto
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Los Campesinos!
  • M. Ward
  • Molotov
  • Morrissey
  • N.A.S.A.
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Patton & Rahzel
  • Paul McCartney
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • People Under the Stairs
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Steve Aoki
  • Switch
  • The Crystal Method
  • The Aggrolites
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • The Black Keys
  • The Bug
  • The Courteeners
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Knux
  • The Presets
  • The Ting Tings
  • We Are Scientists
  • White Lies
  • Amanda Palmer
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  • Atmosphere
  • Band Of Horses
  • Billy Talent
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Bob Mould Band
  • Booker T
  • Calexico
  • Cloud Cult
  • Crookers
  • Dr. Dog
  • Drive By Truckers
  • Drop The Lime
  • Electric Touch
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Gang Gang Dance
  • Glass Candy
  • Glasvegas
  • Henry Rollins
  • Hercules and Love Affair
  • Ida Maria
  • James Morrison
  • Liars
  • Mastodon
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Surkin, Para One (Live)
  • Superchunk
  • The Bloody Beetroots
  • The Killers
  • Thenewno2
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Tinariwen
  • Turbonegro
  • TV On The Radio
  • Zane Lowe
  • Zizek
  • Antony and the Johnsons
  • Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Christopher Lawrence
  • Clipse
  • Friendly Fires
  • Fucked Up
  • Gaslight Anthem
  • Groove Armada (DJ Set)
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Junior Boys
  • K’naan
  • Late of the Pier
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Lykke Li
  • M.A.N.D.Y.
  • Marshall Barnes
  • Mexican Institute of Sound
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • No Age
  • Okkervil River
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Paul Weller
  • Perry Farrell
  • Peter Bjorn and John
  • Public Enemy
  • Roni Size
  • Sebastien Tellier
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Supermayer
  • The Cure
  • The Horrors
  • The Kills
  • The Night Marchers
  • Themselves
  • Throbbing Gristle
  • Vivian Girls
  • X
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah’s

I would go to see:
Franz Ferdinand
Paul McCartney: on account of my new found Beatles obsession
Los Campesinos!
Silversun Pickups: they were really good when I saw them at Coachella in 07
Crystal Castles
We are Scientists: they pulled out that same year when I went for them and Arctic Monkeys. I still need to see them live.
White Lies
Amy Winehouse: if she shows up …
Gang Gang Dance
Friendly Fires
Late of the Pier
Paolo Nutini

I can’t afford to go the whole weekend, but if you can you should definately check all these people/bands out. Oh and drink lots of water.


And…PAUL MCCARTNEY. Sir fucking Paul McCartney!!!! (And thenewno2, the band featuring George Harrison‘s spitting-image son Dhani Harrison, are playing too, so there’s hope for maybe a cross-generational jam session as well.)

That would be magical. Now I really want to go.


I’m a bad Mexican
28 January 2009, 5:23 pm
Filed under: Food, Life, Music | Tags:

and here’s why:

  1. I can’t eat spicy food. It’s pretty sad considering all I ever eat back home is Mexican food. The closest I’ve ever gotten to eating a jalapeno is eating the carrots. Even that’s hard. At least I’m not allergic to cilantro like my friend Ben is. Luckily he’s not Mexican.
  2. I’m not close to my extended family who is basically an entire small village in Mexico.  They talk too much about people and they’re such hypocrites. I’m not perfect, but at least I try to mind my own business and give people the benefit of the doubt.
  3. I don’t like corridos. Some of them are so vulgar and the other ones I can do without. It also doesn’t help that there’s almost no new material just “bands” making “corridos” out of established pop songs. My ears bleed when I hear Tiziano Ferro and Pepe Aguilar’s beautiful “Mi Credo” massacred by God knows who.
  4. I like British indie music more than the above. Then again in LA most concert attendees are Latino/a so I guess some of them have to be Mexican too.
  5. I’m not really attracted to Mexicans. I can see the hottness of Mexican boys too but they’re just not for me. I like white boys (in skinny jeans please). My friend said this means I hate myself, but I beg to differ. Honestly who doesn’t like something exotic? To a Mexican, White is exotic. My Nina has no problem with it, she even told me she knows I’m not going to marry a Mexican.
  6. I don’t eat tortillas unless I’m eating a quesadilla or a burrito and even then I take off the excess tortilla bits.

This list came about after me downing  a bottle of Naked Juice in less than 5 minutes because my Chipotle Chicken sandwich had a little too much Chipotle in the Chipotle Mayo.

I have a confession to make
25 January 2009, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Fashion

I love shoes. Like alot. It’s kind of ridiculous. I seriously think it’s genetic. My sister, who is still a toddler, loves shoes too. Whenever we go to a store she grabs a new pair that she likes and will not leave the store without. See it’s hereditary. Our grandmother would probably say this isn’t true because before my mom’s generation, our ancestors didn’t have enough money to wear shoes. This is probably where my love for being barefoot comes from. BIG CONTRADICTION  I know. I love shoes, but I also like walking around barefoot. Hey if I have to wear shoes they might as well be pretty right? Anyways my desire for shoes is never satisfied as proved by this little conversation:

Mom: Now that you’re going back to school don’t wear flip flops too much. You need to take better care of your feet.
Me: Mom I have NO SHOES!
Mom: You have so many shoes. You don’t even wear all of them….

She bought me some Oxford heels the other day. I still haven’t worn them, but I’m happy just to stare at them or admire them in a mirror. I was showing my roommate all the shoes I got over break and I didn’t realize there were so many until she said so. I think I might have a problem.

I think I should start listening to more RADIOHEAD
24 January 2009, 9:09 pm
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How amazing is this song???

I seriously can’t stop listening to it. It’s kind of ridiculous.

Fuji Instax Camera
22 January 2009, 5:27 pm
Filed under: Photography | Tags:

15710114_10_bEver since I found out Polaroid wasn’t going to make film anymore and returned the Polaroid camera my godmother let me borrow after a year of having it, I mourned the loss of the camera and the ridiculous price the film costs now. Anywho (that’s probably not used correctly but I wanted to use it), I’ve had my eye on the Fuji Instax Camera for a while. It’s so cute and I wouldn’t have to deal with stupid machines that won’t print digital photos or labs that say they can’t process film for two weeks. I really really want one, but it’s too expensive right now. It cost $130 on Urbanoutfitters.com and on Ebay it’s like $80 without shipping. I’ll have to wait until I’m not so poor, like when I start working and get paid. Hopefully, it’ll get cheaper… but with my luck, that’s highly unlikely. I can always dream.

Places I wish I could be at
22 January 2009, 1:29 am
Filed under: Music | Tags: ,

The taping of the Kooks in “Rocksville,CA”.
From Myspace:

The Kooks are going to be performing ‘Do You Wanna?’ in an episode of  “Rockville, CA”, a contemporary, music-themed romantic comedy set in a fictional rock club in Los Angeles and debuting March 17 on TheWB.com.

“Rockville, CA” is the latest show from Josh Schwartz (producer of Gossip Girl and The O.C.) and Alexandra Patsavas (Twilight,Gossip Girl and Grey’s Anatomy).


Same source:

Heyyy! We have a special secret show coming up in New York just for you guys! The first​ 100 peopl​e to RSVP at this link:​ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45408698977&ref=mf will have their​ names​ place​d on the guest​ list for a *​priva​te show*​ dance​ party​ with Natal​ie Portm​an’​s Shave​d Head at the Mercu​ry Loung​e in New York,​ NY!​!​!​

It will be on Tuesd​ay,​ Janua​ry 27th at 7:00 PM!​ Yes that is next week!​

You must be 21 or over with ID. No ticke​ts will be avail​able at the door,​ so the only way in is to RSVP right​ now. Get your frien​ds to RSVP too!

AGAIN​,​ RSVP HERE NOW: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45408698977&ref=mf
You must have a faceb​ook accou​nt with your real name for the guest​ list.​ We will tell you if you are in or not!​!​!​

We love you! See you there​!​!​!​


There’s honestly nothing better than seeing your favorite bands for free. In my case it’s not possible. If it is for you, GO FOR IT.

Current Obsession: The Libertines
22 January 2009, 1:02 am
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So the Libertines are long gone, but I just started getting obsessed with two of their songs.

“Boys in the Band”

It reminds me of people I’ve seen/know.

“Can’t Stand Me Now”

This one makes me think of people who basically “can’t stand me now” for lack of better words.


I wish I could have seen the Libertines live. There’s always hope for a reunion though. Fingers crossed.