Mad Men Charity Auction - Own a Piece of Now-Defunct Sterling-Cooper

Posted by Miss Ess, August 13, 2010 11:09am | Post a Comment

Ever wanted to have one of Betty Draper's opulent dresses for yourself? Or perhaps you've drooled over the flawless mid-century furniture that populates the set of the best show currently on television, Mad Men.

Well, now here's your shot to own a little piece of the show! Select items used in episodes of Mad Men, including clothing, chairs, paintings (the one pictured above!) -- even Pete's turntable, and Joan's green dress from the infamous lawn-mower episode of Season 3, plus much more, are up on eBay, with the proceeds going to City of Hope, a life threatening illness center. The frenzy ends on August 22nd, so hurry and check all the items out here!

Glasser on the Cover of Fader

Posted by Miss Ess, August 12, 2010 04:29pm | Post a Comment
Former SF woman-about-town, present Angeleno and future rock star Cameron Mesirow, aka Glasser, will have the cover of Fader next month! Her new album Ring comes out September 28 on True Panther and the air feels ripe with stardom for this young lady. Let the buzz begin!

Check out "Apply" here:

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010 Lineup Announced

Posted by Miss Ess, August 10, 2010 05:05pm | Post a Comment
It's almost that time of year again already! The lineup for the 2010 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has been announced! The free annual festival will take place in Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, October 1, 2 & 3, and this will be its 10th anniversary!

Just a few of the artists are below. See the full lineup here.

Soundgarden Reforming for More than Just Lollapalooza?

Posted by Miss Ess, August 6, 2010 03:20pm | Post a Comment
Did wearing flannel ever really go out of style?

Not in my house, anyway. I think we have all heard by now that Soundgarden has reformed to play Lollapalooza on Aug 8th -- but I am wondering if, with the announcement of a retrospective, Telephantasm, plus a DVD and a partnership with Guitar Hero all scheduled to be released September 28th, a real, honest to god tour from the long-defunct band is in the works? Seems like a strong possibility.

Check out the "lost track" being included on the best-of, from the Badmotorfinger sessions. It's called "Black Rain":

In the meantime, I'm gonna drag out my dusty copies of Louder Than Love, Badmotorfinger and Superunknown and prepare myself for the imminent return of one of the grunge era's greatest bands.

"Fell On Black Days"

"Jesus Christ Pose"

"Hands All Over"

Joanna Newsom @ Fox Theater

Posted by Miss Ess, August 3, 2010 01:45pm | Post a Comment
I admit I am a jaded ol' record store clerk, but I often feel like it's so rare that someone can make magic in music these days. What is left to do when it sometimes seems like it's all been done before?

Well, I went to see Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater in Oakland last night, and there it was, clear as day, conjured and unfolding before me like no one else but the artists of olde: alchemy.

She and her adept band whirled and bounced through much of her new album, Have One On Me, peppered with a few songs from Milk Eyed Mender and one from Ys.

I can't think of anyone else who is making music now that is so utterly unique, creative, innovative and moving. It's a difficult thing to do these days, it seems. If you're not on board with Joanna and music matters to you, you are really missing the boat.

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