AHHHH! One of my favorite Southern Californian bands Young the Giant is back with a brand new album, Mind Over Matter. It’s available now from Fueled By Ramen.
I love this new single 'Crystalized'. And I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!
So many lovely friendly faces of fellow activists in the beautifully rooted video from Climbing PoeTree.
The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)
Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.
Join MISHTHI MUSIC and DISORIENTED COMEDY for the bestest and awesomest Unvalentine’s Day Comedy & Music Show & Mixer!
Pre-sale tickets on-sale NOW: http://disorientedcomedy.com/
Bring a single friend for 2-for-1 tickets! (A drinking game will occur during the show)
Celebrate UnValentine’s Day with Mishthi Music and Dis/orient/ed Comedy!
A comedy and music show and mixer FOR SINGLES AND THE PARTNERED FRIENDS WHO LOVE US.
LOS ANGELES: THE UNVALENTINE’S
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Echoes Under Sunset
1310 Glendale Blvd.,
Los Angeles, California 90026
Tickets: $10 Pre-sale ONLINE
$15 CASH AT THE DOOR
Bring a single friend and get 2 tickets for $10 (purchase online!)
Inexpensive Sodas, Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Live music will open and close the Comedy Show+Mixer. After the comedy portion, feel free to get drinks and mingle while the live bands perform.
Host: Jenny Yang (Showtime’s “Funny Women,” Dis/orient/ed Comedy)
Hasan Minaj (MTV, Goatface Comedy)
Mona Shaikh (Muslims Do It Better)
Kosha Patel (Newsroom, Comediva)
Janel Santacruz (Key & Peele, The Midnight Show-UCB)
Atsuko Okatsuka (Dis/orient/ed Comedy, LittleRock)
D’Lo (Nationally Touring Theater artist, Looking-HBO)
Host: Tanzila Taz Ahmed (Sepia Mutiny, Mishthi Music)
Azeem Khan is whalesound, a deconstructed electro-luxe singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. (http://whalesoundmusic.bandcamp.com/)
Elephants with Guns is an experimental rock bound based in Los Angeles. (http://elephantswithguns.com/)
Tablapusher is a classically trained tabla musician with an electronic modern day twist. (http://www.tablapusher.com/)
Esperanza Spalding teams up with an all star cast for this song We Are America, in protest of the illegal incarceration of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. (Kinda trying to be We Are the World circa 2013?). Read more here.
Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant, a member of the populist Occupy Seattle movement, ran on a platform of raising Washington State’s minimum wage to $15 and levying a “millionaire tax” to pay for mass transit and public education.
Sawant took 50.3 percent of the vote to incumbent Richard Conlin’s 49.4 percent. Even in this liberal city, Sawant’s win has surprised many here because Conlin was backed by the city’s political establishment.
While city council races are technically non-partisan, Sawant made sure people knew she was running as a socialist – a label that would be politically poisonous in many parts of the country.
Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP