Memos from October 2008


Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Hosting Free Concert at Virginia Commonwealth University

Straight from the Ware­house (DMB fan club):

We are pleased to announce that Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will be per­form­ing in Rich­mond, VA on Sun­day, Octo­ber 26, 2008 at the ALLTEL Pavil­ion at the VCU Stu­art C. Siegel Cen­ter to urge Vir­gini­ans to vote for the change our coun­try needs—affordable, acces­si­ble health care for every Amer­i­can, tax relief for mid­dle class fam­i­lies strug­gling in this econ­o­my and a respon­si­ble end to the Iraq war.

The “Last Chance for Change” per­for­mance will be free and open to all Vir­ginia res­i­dents and stu­dents, how­ev­er tick­ets ARE required. Two (2) free tick­ets are avail­able per per­son on a first-come, first served basis.

You may get your tick­ets from the 2 fol­low­ing loca­tions:

  • Rich­mond Cam­paign for Change Office
    1710 E Franklin St.
    Rich­mond, VA 23220
  • Char­lottesville Cam­paign for Change Office
    104 Wert­land St.
    Char­lottesville, VA

Key items that you should know if inter­est­ed and plan­ning on going:

  • Tick­ets are avail­able start­ing at 10:00 a.m. ET on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 18.
  • Cam­paign for Change offices are open from 9:00am to 9:00pm ET dai­ly.
  • For secu­ri­ty rea­sons, please do not bring bags and please lim­it per­son­al items.
  • No signs or ban­ners are per­mit­ted.

Again, here’s the day-of-con­cert infor­ma­tion that you should now:
ALLTEL Pavil­ion at the Stu­art C. Siegel Cen­ter
Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Uni­ver­si­ty
Rich­mond, VA

Sun­day, Octo­ber 26, 2008
Media access: 5:30 p.m.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Show starts: 7:00 p.m.

More info avail­able via barackobama.com/dave. Good luck, go vote, and enjoy!

Brand New Okayplayer T‑Shirts for Fall 2008

Sick nasty. I think I might grab Quest­love’s DOPE tee (as seen above). There’s plen­ty of designs to go around, but just don’t know in terms of how much they pressed for this line. Some shirts are on pre­sale and are either ship­ping this week, or in 2‑weeks (week of Oct. 27th). Any­ways, check them out at store.okayplayer.com

Here’s a cou­ple more that I liked from the line:

Hey Champ x Lupe Fiasco x FNF

With influ­ences from “art, his­to­ry, sci­ence, the 80s, car­toons, Where in the World is Car­men San Diego, and of course per­son­al misfortune/insecurity”, Hey Champ rocks it. The band is made up of Saam Hagshenas (vox, gui­tar, keys), Jon Marks (rhythm, vox, keys), and Pete Dougher­ty (keys, synths).

I’m dig­ging their music video for Gold Dust Girl. The open­ing part just reminds me of the rave scene from Matrix Reloaded (after Mor­pheus address­es Zion, and Neo & Trin­i­ty gets jig­gy). Any­ways, check it out:
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By the way, Lupe just recent­ly signed them to his label FNF. For him to pick them up, you know they are head­ed no oth­er way than up! Here’s Lupe broad­cast­ing Hey Cham­p’s sign­ing:
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Con­grats! FNF UP!

PS. Check ’em out at:

Beatrock Clothing Long Beach Store Grand Opening

Beat­rock Cloth­ing is host­ing a Grand Open­ing of it’s Long Beach flag­ship store/gallery on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 25th. Rib­bon cut­ting and doors will open at noon. Fes­tiv­i­ties will com­mence till 11:00pm.

It’ll be a knockin’ par­ty as the fol­low­ing per­form­ers will be bless­ing the place start­ing at 2pm: Bam­bu, Kiwi, Rhythm Natives, and lots more. There will also be visu­al art on dis­play and for sale. Swanky.

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 25, 2008
12:00pm-11:00pm
4158 Norse Way
Long Beach, CA 90808

Triumvir “Rome Never Fell” Release Party

Tri­umvir is hav­ing a Release Par­ty. I’m guess­ing from the fly­er that the col­lec­tion is enti­tled, “Rome Nev­er Fell”. They will be host­ing the par­ty at LAX Hol­ly­wood this upcom­ing Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 18th.

LAX
1714 N. Las Pal­mas
Hol­ly­wood, CA