Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Watch Walking Papers & The Mothership via Free Live Stream From The Crocodile Cafe! September 19th


Jefferson Angell of Walking Papers 


The two most charismatic and dynamic frontmen of Seattle rock on the same stage in one night! This is really going to be something! This show IS sold out folks -- sorry about that, but Shine Music Project, our non-profit that aids in getting instruments for kids -- is happy to provide a free live stream for this event that anyone can watch on a computer or smart phone. Simply click HERE to get to our 'Live Performance' page. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Watch Intisaar Jubran & Johndus Beckman via Free Live Stream Tonight~Wednesday September 10th~ at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe




Also known simply as ' Tess ', and lovingly nicknamed Lambchop here on Xanaland, Intisaar Jubran's acoustic shows are like being in a very mystical place somewhere very far form Seattle, almost into another time period-and added with her on cello is Natalie Mai Hall who also adds to the nostalgic feeling her music and singing bring. 


Intisaar Jubran and Natalie Hall this summer at 
The High Dive. Photo by Mandy Sue


But we do love our shenanigans here in Seattle too, so added to the lineup is Johndus Beckman of The Mothership who never disappoints when it comes to adding humor and incredible energy to a live acoustic show. He simply opens his mouth. Lucky little monkey. 


Listen to John Beckman solo music!



Also performing is Alex Guy who's performed with the Seattle Rock Orchestra-a new face in the crowd that we're all looking forward to checking out

This is an all ages show at The Crocodile's back bar and cost is a measly $5.00! 

For those out of town please tune into our FREE live webcast of the show right here on Xanaland's Live Performance Page 

Live Stream provided for Shine Music Project by Streambox



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shadow on the Sun From Earth's International Space Station

Clouds Cast Thousand Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station space shadows ISS Earth clouds
Clouds Cast Thousand Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station space shadows ISS Earth clouds
Clouds Cast Thousand Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station space shadows ISS Earth clouds
Clouds Cast Thousand Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station space shadows ISS Earth clouds
Clouds Cast Thousand Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station space shadows ISS Earth clouds
Clouds Cast Thousand Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station space shadows ISS Earth clouds
One of six astronauts currently on board the International Space Station, geophysicist Alexander Gerst spends much of his free time staring out the window as the world zooms by 205 miles below, camera in-hand. Since arriving at the ISS in June of this year Gerst has taken tons of photographs that document hurricanes, floods, dust storms, and oil fields.
One of his favorite things to shoot are the shadows cast by clouds, something that appears surprisingly dramatic from space. Dense cloud formations can create long shadows that stretch for thousands of miles across the Earth’s surface as they eventually disappear into a black horizon. You can see new photos from Gerst daily onTwitter. (via Stellar)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Watch The Mothership & Amanda Hardy via Free Live Stream at El Corazon for The Layne Staley Birthday Weekend




Bury me softly in this womb 
I kept this part of me from you 
Sand rains down and here I sit 
Holding rare flowers 
In a tomb...in bloom 

Alice in Chains 
Down in a Hole 

He was an artist, a writer, a friend and brother to many and we are forever indebted to the gifts he left us. We celebrate this yearly -- it's our grungy high school reunion of sorts and it's a time to reflect and also to enjoy the talent of new musicians who have been influenced by his music. 

This two-night event is at Seattle's El Corazon and takes place this coming weekend, August 22nd and 23rd. Tickets (and more info)  can be purchased HERE (Event page).  All proceeds go to T.H.S., Seattle's primary drug and alcohol treatment clinic. We are filming and live streaming on the second night. Join us in this beautiful celebration or watch the free live stream HERE. This IS an ALL AGES show!

Live stream provided by Streambox for Shine Music Project 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Watch Kathy Moore & Friends in 'The Blues According to Jimi Hendrix' at the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival at The Royal Room~Live Streamed Tonight in Seattle



Life in Seattle.... What can I say? We are spoiled when it comes to music! Tonight at one of the finest venues in Seattle, you can see Kathy Moore, Thaddeus Turner, Jeff Fielder and R.L. Heyer join another all-star band, Crack Sunday, with Skerik, Mike Stone, Keith Lowe and Tim Kennedy. This is the last night of the festival and the only night we have been able to attend -- we are super excited -- these are some of the best musicians in Seattle. 


Link here to The Royal Room -- a beautiful place, dinner reservations welcome, and tonight is dirt cheap at $10.00,  so if you're lucky enough to go:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Watch Jefferson Angell via Free Live Stream Tonight * Saturday August 16th * at Duos Lounge~West Seattle




Don't panic, you crystal-wearing dreamers in Portland (you'll never be as cool as Seattle -- There, I said it!) Calm down, Bee Charmer groupies in France -- you know I got your back, it will all be okay -- We're also recording it -- special Italian monkeys... no need to stay up all night! But please do join us, Seattle, at DUOS Lounge in West Seattle for an evening with Jefferson Angell, dynamic front man of Walking Papers and The Missionary Position. There is so much one cannot be certain of in this life. So much that can go wrong to change your plans and outlook. One thing people that go see Jeff play know is that, on that evening, for that brief moment in time, nothing else in the world matters. He's good for you -- like soup -- like nothing bad. 






For those that cannot attend you can watch our live stream:


Free live stream provided for 
Shine Music Project by Streambox



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls

Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Cannibalism never tasted so good. These anatomically accurate chocolate skulls are life-size because, well, they were cast from a mold taken from a genuine human skull. They’re the creation of UK-based chocolatier BlackChocolateCo, a duo who combined their passion for art and chocolate, which yielded this fantastic creation that they sell over on their etsy shop.