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: http://www.voxpopuligallery.org/
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!
i was devastated when news broke that the production of polaroid film was being discontinued, because I’ve always loved the instantaneous, old-school quality of the photos. but polaroid announced on tuesday that they will restart production of analog instant film for vintage polaroid cameras in 2010!
the comeback is due in part to the success of the impossible project, a group that has been working on saving polaroid products ever since their discontinuation was announced.
urban outfitters was a huge supporter of the impossible project, as well – check out the feature that appeared on their blog here: http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/features/polaroid
photos by the very talented jennifer rumbach, who worked on the impossible project.
thursday poll time…last week we asked about crop tops and almost half of you said you liked the encinitas ruffle cropped cami the best. me too!
well today is a hat kind of day (in philly at least)…which of these hats do you like the best?
the side tie cloche:
as mentioned last week, our image team went to prague to shoot photos for an upcoming catalog. they have returned with some amazing images and today they laid them out on the floor for everyone to mark the ones that moved them the most with post-its.
as you can see, people found several of the images quite moving.
more picks (and pics) from our very own musical experts!
rhythm to the madness – weltschmerz
got this at an amazing record store down the street from our free people chicago store, reckless records (www.reckless.com). if you’re in the mood to start your record collection, they give the best recommendations right on the record, so you don’t have to worry about looking like a dork when you just like the album cover. anyway, this album is rad and features members from rise & fall and justice. rttm’s appearance at the justice release party got kids wanting more than just a cameo, so they put out this album (as if it were that easy…), which has some of the most kickin’ guitar solos around. bibio – hand cranked
first, forget that you’ve heard stephen wilkinson’s, aka bibio’s, music in commercials for l.l.bean and toyota. now get ready to dance because this album is KILLER. lily allen – it’s not me, it’s you
brit pop brat maybe, but that doesn’t stop this record from being really good. like, REALLY good. owen/ the rutabaga – split ep
so this isn’t really new (was re-released 2004), but it’s new to me. owen is the solo project of mike kinsella who also led the band american football, and played in the bands cap’n jazz, joan of arc and owls. the rutabaga is the one man show of joshua wayne hensley. normally a split has a good side and a bad side, but not this one – the sum is definitely greater than the parts. loudon wainwright III – attempted moustache
loudon knows how to mix the bitter and the sweet. it includes a favorite: swimming song – “salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes, i’m a self destructive fool”. swoon. madness – one step beyond
one step beyond is all good times. we highly recommend putting this on at a party just as people have lost the momentum – you’re going to have a throng of dancing in your living room before you know it. leadbelly – huddie ledbetter’s best…
as much as I hate to recommend a compilation, leadbelly is a true legend and there’s no better way to cover the breadth of his work. known for his 12-string guitar, these classic songs are different when touched by his wicked trifecta of talent, heart and soul. yves montand – aimez-vous yves?
side one is for putting on a frock and pouring yourself a café latte, side two is to talk in your most outrageous french accent and go off to live la rive gauche.
listen to some tunes from these albums here.