Hip local event…Bad Movie Night @ ODU’s Planetarium


I'm THERE dude... ~ HipsterApproved.net

I’m THERE dude… ~ HipsterApproved.net


Hip free download…Kramies – The Wooden Heart


I just listened to the free track from ultra-hipster Kramies.

You can download the new single ‘The Wooden Heart’ free here.

Here’s what a press release had to say about it:

“Hidden Shoal Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘The Wooden Heart’, the title track from the expansive new EP by dream-pop singer-songwriter Kramies (out 17th Oct. 2013). Grab the track for free here or stream the track below.

Produced by Todd Tobias (Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils), ‘The Wooden Heart’ is a kaleidoscopic introduction to Kramies’ beautiful new release. The song’s windswept grandeur is married to an emotional directness that demands your attention and doesn’t let go. Akin to The Moody Blues’ classic ‘Nights In White Satin’, ‘The Wooden Heart’ renders an immersive, widescreen pop vista that takes your breath away.

In addition to Todd Tobias’s production (on ‘The Beginning’, ‘The Wooden Heart’, ‘Upon The Northern Isles’ and ‘The Ending’), The Wooden Heart EP also features the production and instrumental talents of Jason Lytle of Grandaddy fame (on ‘Sea Otter Cottage’ and ‘Clocks Were All Broken’). Rounded out by the beautiful artwork of French photographer Jérôme Sevrette, The Wooden Heart EP is a lovingly constructed work of art.”

kramies hipstersLet me know what you think of this track in the comments section. I’m really enjoying it.


hesitation-marks-itunes-streamHipsters all have iTunes, right? How else are they going to get content for all their Apple gadgets?ninphone

Ultimate hipster band Nine Inch Nails is streaming the new release Hesitation Marks for free (due out Sep 3rd…so the free streaming is for a limited time…)

You can listen to it (and/or order it) here.

Nine Inch Nails pic

iTunes Free Single of the Week: Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt

For those that use iTunes (doesn’t everyone?), the Free Single of the Week is Jake Bugg’s ‘Lightning Bolt’. You can download it free here –>itunes.apple.com/us/album/lightning-bolt-single/id620456099 in the U.S.

It amazes me that Jake Bugg is only 19 years old. I have t-shirts older than him!

I first became familiar with Jake Bugg after reading an awesome concert review (complete with excellent pictures) on the blog Every Record Tells A Story. You can read it here–> EveryRecordTellsAStory.com/2013/03/27/jake-bugg-live/ (This blog is full of great stories out of the UK. I highly recommend it.)

The first thing that strikes you when you see Jake Bugg live is that he reminds you of a sulky teenager (because he is one) in his Adidas trainers and Fred Perry shirt – but then he opens his mouth and out comes the most amazing voice. This is a voice that cuts through all the nonsense in the newspapers and leads you to ask “How does someone that young get to be so good?” ~ EveryRecordTellsAStory.com

Hip free eBook…Kiss The Sky by DC Gallin

I wanted to thank author Denise Gallin for the copy of the book Kiss The Sky published by Telemachus Press. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I just wanted to let everyone know that it is being given away this week at Amazon.com for FREE. This is a limited time offer, so go download it.

Please click on ‘Comments’ and let me know what you think of the book. I can’t wait to read it!

Here’s a brief synopsis:

London in the heady 90’s is waking up to the tribal pulse of repetitive beats, but the police violently attempt to clamp down on the freedom and unity emanating from the speaker stacks. Following the artist’s path in these tumultuous times, Claudia and her friends move into a freezing cold warehouse in the East End while surviving on canned sardines and apples. How can they escape the matrix and remain true to their quest?




Hip local news…Embrace The Culture @ Town Point Park

Norfolk Festevents Announces The Inaugural
Norfolk’s Indie Music & Arts Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA Waterfront
Free & Open to the Public

Norfolk Festevents announced today the emergence of the Inaugural ETC: Norfolk’s Indie Music & Arts Festival – amplified by the 96X Late, Late Rock Show on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12pm-9pm in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk, VA Waterfront! The festival Embraces The Culture (ETC) of local, regional and national artists on multiple stages along the Elizabeth River while offering local culinary, visual and salvage artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their own talents. ETC is free and everyone is welcome.

Formerly the Acoustic Music Festival, ETC has revitalized the fall festival and aims to focus the event on all aspects of the music and arts world to include musical art, visual art, culinary art, performing art, ETC. ETC festival-goers will enjoy the melodic music of the performers, the bustling brilliance of Buskers sprinkled throughout the park, the fabulous flavors from the Food Truck food court, the interesting ideologies of Independent Authors, ETC, ETC.

While taking in all ETC has to offer, be sure to explore the original and repurpose-style retail marketplace located in Festival Field. From handmade jewelry and salvage art to pottery and paintings, the marketplace comes alive with local artisans creating and selling beautiful pieces of artwork for guests to enjoy and take home. Ramble over to the Lawn Games in East Lawn where guests of all ages can participate in a game of hacky sack, can jam, hula hoops, ETC. Finally stop by the one-of-a-kind ETC Food Truck Food Court serving up culinary creations to include wraps, burgers, fusion fair, ETC, ETC. Wash it all down with a cool Italian ice or frosty adult beverages while enjoying the enigmatic exuberance of ETC.

Norfolk Bike Month | Event Schedule 2012

Norfolk Bike Month | Event Schedule.

Local hipsters: Here’s a bike ride from Ocean View Beach/Park over to the East Beach Community, and back again! Sunday May 27th 5pm

I may go with my tandem (not a fixie)…

New Soundgarden song free download on iTunes!

Great to be back at HipsterApproved World Headquarters in scenic Ocean View, Virginia.

Just completed a short visit to the hipster city of Columbus, Ohio. Watch for photos to be posted soon…like this one…

Anyway..my mailbox had some cool stuff in it… For example the new Soundgarden song ‘Live To Rise‘ available as a FREE download on iTunes. All hipsters have iTunes, right? The song is great! It’s off of the Avengers soundtrack.

Speaking of iTunes…Jack White is providing streaming of his entire debut album Blunderbuss – free for a limited time. I’ve been listening to it, and I really look forward to getting a copy of my own on April 24th 2012! It’s some of his best work…And that statement is huge!

Also, speaking of great new music…I’ve been listening to a lot of the new Shins release Port of Morrow. It’s genius. I was lucky enough to get the 4-track acoustic EP because I got it at an independent record store (Birdland in Va Beach). I recommend trying to get it.

I really like the Broken Bells release. I basically like all the James Mercer stuff I can find.