so wild

after months of anticipation…where the wild things are is finally out in theaters today. this is one of my favorite books of all time and i cannot wait to see how it translates to the big screen.

check out the urban outfitters feature on wtwta, which includes an interview with director spike jonze.
going to see it? let me know how you like it!

vox populi

if you’re looking for something to do in philly tonight, vox populi is holding their second annual benefit show at johnny brenda’s at 9pm. tickets are $10 and proceeds go towards supporting vox, a philadelphia independent artist collective. the benefit show will feature bardo pond, arc in round and ape school, comedian andrew jeffrey wright and dj scott sullivan.
check out some of the artists on vox populi’s website…you might be inspired to support the collective and go to the show:

hidden treasure

those of you in the san francisco bay area this weekend should check out the treasure island music festival, taking place saturday and sunday. the annual festival typically chooses a lineup of dance-friendly acts for saturday and more low-key acoustic acts to mellow out to on sunday. this year, saturday will feature mgmt, girl talk and passion pit, among others, while sunday has a killer lineup including the flaming lips, grizzly bear, yo la tengo, vetiver and edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros.

not to mention, the scenery is breathtaking.

if any of you go, let us know how it is and send pictures!

who am i?

these 10 quick questions will give you an idea (transcribed below)…

what is your job here at fp?
lifestyle blogger :)
what is your current state of mind?
still half asleep… (i filled this out first thing this morning)
who are your heroes?
mom & dad, john lennon, bob marley
if you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
a sea otter
what or who is your greatest love?
friends and family
name one thing necessary to your happiness.
what do you hate the most?
what would the name of your band be and what genre? what instruments to you play in this band?
stoked. it would be a reggae/jam band. i would play keys and steel drums.
what color are you?
midnight blue
what is your motto?
no worries!


welcome to another new feature on the fp blog! each week we will review a new album coming out that we think you all might enjoy. this week…brooklyn band grooms with rejoicer.

grooms (formerly known as muggabears) is a trio consisting of emily ambruso, travis johnson and jim sykes. grooms might be another indie band based out of brooklyn but they differentiate themselves with their ability to create soundscapes that alternate between noise-pop and clean, smooth guitar and vocals. this unpredictability makes rejoicer an interesting album to listen to, and it’s sure to make for a great live show as well. rejoicer officially comes out on october 20 but is available starting today on itunes. you can listen to some songs from the new album on their myspace page, here.

psst…If you live in new york, you can catch grooms at the knitting factory in brooklyn on thursday night for the rejoicer album release party, and they’re also playing a few shows during next week’s cmj festival (check out the full cmj schedule here).