This month marks three full years of Holiday Matinee mixtapes! We’ve always had fun putting them together and we owe a big hi-five and thanks to everyone who finds the time to listen and share – we know there’s heaps out there to choose from. This month we have new tracks from Yeasayer, Rocky Votolato and Childish Gambino, but why not open with some funnies from two very funny dudes?
While hundreds of San Diegans flock to the middle of nowhere to party with Snoop Dogg this weekend, the rest of us will be getting our fun on right here in this neck of the woods. Our homies at Sezio and LWP Group are joining forces this Saturday for one intimate evening of art, music and awesomeness at the newly revamped Community @ Carnegie building in East Village. There might not be any spilling of crystals at COLLIDE, but we will be gettin’ down on some local craft beer and cocktails, as well as some tasty morsels from the best food truck in our fair city.
Oh, and did I mention the sickest lineup of local artists will be there too? I mean, if this sneak peek of the EXIST1981 installations and giant Carnegie stencil doesn’t get you pumped, you should probably pack your headbands and moccasins, and hitch a ride to Indio this weekend instead.
This month’s mix has a few more oldies than we usual, but hey, we never intended to make playlists entirely of buzz bands. You should probably just click play already, but if you must know, we’ve got tracks from Kilo Kish, St. Lucia, Nada Surf, Tribes and more, kicked off by an inspiring speech from a goddamn champion.
We’ve always had hearts for BAGGU, but their spring line has me crushing even harder. I love that they’ve branched out from the (still awesome) reusable Nylon bags, and into leather pouches and canvas cases for valuables and tiny treasures. The new, bright colors totally remind me of water balloon fights in the park, dripping Popsicles and Wang Chung. If you live in San Diego, Pigment has a decent selection, but you can also order via the World Wide Web or email them to find a store near you. Dear other bags: I like BAGGUs more than you.
This month’s mix is a perfect example of what we like to do. Sure, you’ll find some hot tracks, but we’re also going to lay down some classics because apparently the kids need some schooling these days. Among the track listings? Ben Browning, Beach Boys, Firehorse, Gemini Club and more. Hope you dig!
Not that I have any firsthand experience, but cracking a cymbal in the middle of an epic drum solo must bite the big one. A worse calamity, however, would be disposing of these magical music memories. That’s where Chime Designs takes the stage. Owner Leslie Barrett handcrafts unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets and belt buckles from recycled cymbals, breathing new life into old beats along the way. I’m feelin’ the rhythm, how ‘bout you?
Scope their Facebook Page for future craft fair and trade show appearances.