Tuesday, May 10, 2016

See Jeff Angell's Staticland with Ten Miles Wide at The Tractor Tavern!

At this point, I think its safe to call me a Jeff Angell fanatic. Thank goodness he knows that I'm in love with another monkey or he might be terrified of me! Still, I don't think anyone has written about or filmed him as much as me. Just call me lucky! 

The city of Seattle, the slums of Tacoma, and hell just about everyone who knows good music and is familiar with Jeff's music is really excited about his and Ben Anderson's new band Staticland

If you have your ticket to June 24th's show at Seattle's Tractor Tavern, then your a lucky monkey too! If not, well then boo hoo for you, its probably sold out. Don't quote me on that check HERE for tickets. And there will probably be some last minute tickets released at the door. Xanaland will possibly be live streaming this event as well, I have not decided if I want to do that or concentrate on being wowed by The Bee Charmer and just stand there with my camera in awe. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

An Anatomically Correct Mural by Christoper Jobsen

Here’s a fun piece by Athens-based street artist Achilles that utilizes a series of three wall murals to produce a composite anatomical rendering of a woman’s face. The artist often utilizes perspective in unusual ways, more examples of which you can find on Facebook.

Ed's Blues Blog on Xanaland~A Blog on Upcoming Shows at Highway 99 Blues Club~Seattle's Best Live Blues Juke Joint & Burlesque Showcase!

 Hi Folks! Highway 99 Blues Club is honored to publish our upcoming events on Xanaland! Be sure to click on the link that takes you straight to our own lovely website to see much more! 

Xanaland has filmed and live-streamed many a show at the juke joint and we look forward to being able to bring you more in the way of multi-media for those that can't make it to shows or who don't live in Seattle, we plan on hosting events on the LIVE STREAM page right here that you can subscribe to and see shows for free! 

Here are a couple of upcoming shows were really excited about! 


Thursday April 21


The Trailer Park Kings -- Longtime ace blues drummer David Hudson is Back in the Saddle with his latest project – “the Trailer Park Kings” – a band with enough Creedence to bring Sweet Emotion to the classic blues rock tunes that we all have grown up with.  Band members-- John Comstock, Lauralee Smith, Tanya Hodel, Bart Hyde, Steve Thomas and David Hudson Come Together to play the most rocking blues music – Rolling out a great night of entertaining and danceable classic blues rock music… this band has a Whole Lotta experience and has been culling the records bins all Crosstown to Top off their song list…. ….No Matter What you do, don’t fail to Ride On down to the 99 and let the Trailer Park Kings give you every inch of their love.



Bangin' Blues Double Bill! BEN RICE (Portland) & THE C.D. WOODBURY TRIO (Seattle)

Friday April 29th 



Ben Rice has been leaving huge impressions on audiences around the Northwest and winning awards for his vocals and guitar playing for the last seven years. In 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee he left the audience speechless with a raw emotional delivery of his version of “Key To The Highway.” His second consecutive trip to the International Blues Challenge finals in 2015, with Lucy Hammond. He delivered an elegant performance that highlighted his voice, writing, and guitar playing. After that performance he was given the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist in the solo/duo competition at the 2015 International Blues Challenge.

For reservations and to see our full calendar, menu, and to book bands plus our own blog, click right HERE





Also see the Highway 99 Blues Club Channel on the Xanaland Youtube to see previous shows!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ten Miles Wide Plays Seattle's High Dive~See One of Seattle's Most Innovative Rock Bands Live This Wednesday February 10th!

I've said it before and will keep saying it until they are signed, this is the best rock band to come out of Seattle in 25 years! You can see them live on Wednesday the 10th of February, 2016 at The High Dive in Freemont neighborhood, Seattle, Wa. Link to the show on Facebook events here

High Dive webpage for non-Facebook users:  CLICK HERE!

Ten Miles Wide was previously called The Mothership, here is a video we shot of them at Hempfest 

Some fun I had with a few of the songs on their last album.... 

This one is my favorite! 

Rent a Recreated Version of Van Gogh’s Famous Bedroom on Airbnb ~A Chicago Art Institute Project

Moving the art viewing experience from a linear surface to a three-dimensional environment, the Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience alongside their latest exhibition—entry to a full-size replica of Van Gogh’s painting The Bedroom. The room, available on AirBnB starting today, includes all the details of the original painting, arranged in haphazard alignment to imitate the original room.
The installation was built to celebrate the exhibition “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” a show which centers aroundthree paintings of his domestic space he created from 1888 to 1889. The exhibition also serves as the first time the paintings will exist within the same space in North America. The first of the three paintings was produced shortly after moving into his “Yellow House” in Arles, France, yet suffered water damage soon after its completion. Van Gogh painted two other versions of the paintings to preserve the composition, one while at an asylum in Saint-Rémy in 1889 and the other as a present for his mother and sister.
Visitors will experience an immersive journey back to Van Gogh’s Yellow House, which is located outside of the museum’s campus in Chicago’s neighborhood of River North. The bedroom runs for just $10 a night and is part of a larger apartment. Dates will be released through the posting monthly and fill up quickly.
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” features approximately 36 works by the artist and will run through May 10, 2016. Make sure to keep updated on new listings for Van Gogh’s bedroom on the Art Institute of Chicago’s Facebook and Instagram page here.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Balloons, Wigs & Bananas~ These Are A Few of Our Favorite Things by Vanessa McKeown


For the last few weeks, photographer and art director Vanessa McKeown has been sharing colorful, quirky interpretations of everyday objects on Instagram. McKeown imagines balloons as various fruits and vegetables and oranges are peeled to reveal unexpected objects. Clever visuals all around. You can also follow her onTumblr.

Johndus Beckman & Darci Carlson Unplugged at Seattle's Blu Grouse!

Great acoustic music and home style cooked food in a quaint small restaurant~bar in Seattle's historic Georgetown, what more could you ask for on a fall night in Seattle!? 

Darci Carlson~

Johndus Beckman~

Link to the show details, HERE!