Hip music review…Broken Bells – After the Disco

After_The_Disco_CoverI recently was able to pick up the latest release ‘After the Disco’ from ultimate hipster band Broken Bells. I feel a bit privileged about knowledge of this release due to James Mercer talking about it at the final show of The Shins latest tour which wrapped-up at The Norva Theater in Norfolk.

I was a bit hesitant when listening to this second full-lenght because I thought it could never live up to the genius which was the first Broken Bells release. I think I was also surprised at The Bee Gees sounding single ‘Holding on for Life‘ which came out prior to the rest of the record. Just to let you know…the whole CD does not sound like that.Holding_on_for_Life..and I’m not saying that’s a bad song either…

After the Disco is one of those CDs that just get better each time you play it. Since I’ve been playing it for a while now, I’ve achieved a level of nirvana while listening that is usually reserved for High Llamas and practitioners of transcendental meditation.

You can buy the release on iTunes here. I highly recommend you do.

Broken Bells recently performed on Late Show with David Letterman during Beatles week. Here’s their performance…

HipsterApproved is off to Portlandia!

portland+postcardIt’s true…HipsterApproved.net is taking in the “scene” in Portland, Oregon. It’s one of the Hipster Capitals of the World!

To prepare…I’ve watched tons of the show Portlandia and have even read the Visitors Guide.portlandia a visitors guide

I’ve even scoured the pages of  PortlandHipster.com which gave me tons of ideas of where to go...including Voodoo Doughnuts (they say the magic is in the hole).

Wish me luck…and I’ll give you a full report in a couple of weeks.

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Hip quote…Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols

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So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too.
No I haven’t heard your band
Cause you guys are pretty new.
But if you dig on Vegan food.
Well come over to my work
I’ll have them cook you something that you’ll really love.

~ Courtney Taylor-Taylor (The Dandy Warhols)

Local News…Whale in Ocean View!

Some weird local news…that is pretty un-hip actually…Hey local people – Have you seen the big dead whale that washed up in OV? I went and checked it out after getting a whiff of it when I was going to Farm Fresh for some groceries! It’s on the beach right near the public bathrooms and the parking lot. Man…it’s gross…

It got me thinking about when that dead whale washed up in Oregon a few years gone by….this was way before Portlandia…