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.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hug Hug Kiss Kiss Ta Ta Andrew McKeag! The Presidents of the United States of America's Andrew McKeag Gets a Proper Send-Off to California at Slim's Last Chance Saloon


The amazing Jeff Fielder and Kurt Bloch send Andrew off in style 


Last night the lucky few who packed a sold out Slim's got treated to a once-in-a-lifetime all-star jam! Even though I only recently became familiar with Andrew, his presence in the Seattle music scene reaches into so many areas that I probably still don't quite have all the information to write a "proper" blog on him. All I know is that if that was my send-off party, I'd have a huge smile on my face this morning! It's very clear that all the work he's done with Musicare, School of Rock, and the many musical projects in which he's involved has paid off big time in the 'love' department, because Seattle LOVES this guy! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

John Leighton Beezer Answers Twenty Questions~ The Man Who Brought You The Thrown Ups and Stomach Pump Plays Tonight at Seattle's Central Tavern: Expect the Unexpected


John at Jack Endino's Soundhouse 
Studios recently. I don't know if either 
of them knows how many times 
they have worked together, but it's a lot! 


In the early 19th century, Marcel Proust was given a questionnaire called "an album to record thoughts and feelings," also known as a "confession album." At the time, it was popular among English families to assure that the man or woman was marriage-worthy and bona fide.

Written in 1890, it was discovered in 1924, and in 2003 auctioned for over 100,000 euros. The TV show The Actors Studio had their own version that the host would use, asking the actors the questions while live in the studio. For many years it has been a favorite of Vanity Fair magazine readers, and they now have an online version that you can do and compare your answers to celebrities.

Their version is fairly basic, but a lot of fun to read, so when we were exploring creative ways to interview musicians, we realized with a little tweaking we could come up with an interview that was perfect. Where other publications fail, we will succeed by letting the monkey ask all the questions!



The Thrown Up's John Beezer has been very busy. In the studio with a slew of talented musicians from all over, he has been in the studio once again with Jack Endino, doing what he does best-creating under the strict guidelines he has always followed, which is NO rules. ( except that 4'33'' thing ) Tonight he takes his madness to the stage, who will jump on stage- nobody knows! But Xanaland is honored to be a part of it all and happy to provide a Free Live Stream provided by our non-profit Shine Music Project. We sat in on a studio session the other night with his old pal Jack Endino at Soundhouse Studio and witnesses the creative process first hand and I can say from my many years around musicians that this branch of the Grunge Family Tree's strong roots are evident and the growth is showing some fantastic results. Join us tonight at The Central Tavern where we will be filming them and make sure you see our news page tomorrow for the follow-up story and videos. And now, a glimpse into the mind of one of Seattle's most unique and gifted musicians.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tiniest Book of Big Events by Evan Lorenzen~This is F*cking Awesome!

The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
Trying to compress the history of Earth into a single book is an especially daunting task, the difficulty is compounded when the book you’re writing is the size of a nickel and is limited to just a few pages. Oh, and it needs lots of pictures. Lucky for us, illustrator Evan Lorenzen was up to the task and identified a few pivitol moments in history which he turned into this extremely tiny hand-bound book. You can see more of his miniature books over on his Tumblr. (via F*ck Yeah Book Arts)