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The Soft Pack Sign to Kemado, Kick Off Extended Tour

February 15, 2009 Leave a comment

The Soft Pack

San Diego-born, now LA-based quartet The Soft Pack have a big year ahead of them including new dates, new songs, and a new label (and eventually a new approved wikipedia entry).  Residents of the UK, Spain, and Canada will get a chance to see just how rock ‘n’ roll swagger and preppy Southern California cool converge into a pulse pumping hip dysplastic affair.

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CMYK Art Show

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment


Chicago’s N.A.I.L.S. is about to present its first art exhibition featuring 25 unique member-artists and mediums ranging from print and ink, to acrylic, encaustic, oil, and gouache (rhymes with squash).  Inspired by cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, these visual melodies will be sure to brighten up the winter season.  So if you find yourself in the Logan Square area, be sure to visit New Wave Coffee and support the local talent.  Details follow.

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RBG Glasses by Luis Porem

December 16, 2008 1 comment

Portuguese designer Luis Porem has introduced some clever alternative functionality to the pseudo-intellectual spectacle.  These hollow, clear-plastic glasses can be filled with different colors of ink depending on your RGB or CMYK mood at the moment.  If flasks are too bulky for you, prepare a pair of these boozing bifocals with some potent potables and sip on them in a fashionably contemplative Sherlock Holmes-style pipe bite manner.

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Band of Outsiders Spring 2009 Line

December 15, 2008 Leave a comment

If George Lucas were to describe Band of Outsiders in the form of an idiosyncratic character, he would probably name it GQD2.  Drawing from both formal Ivy League DNA and casual colorful retro California, designer Scott Sternberg has warped classic prep styles with a feeling of comfort and ease.  Band of Outsiders has also collaborated with Sperry Top-Sider for a fresh reinvention of the classic boat shoe.

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On Repeat: The Soft Pack, formerly known as The Muslims

December 14, 2008 Leave a comment

As a plus, people will probably find it easier to google them.  Now only having to deal with the residual reaction and bologna surrounding their recent name change, The Soft Pack are looking forward to sharing the stage with some pretty established names.  Already having played gigs at Amoeba Records, South by Southwest, and San Diego’s Street Scene, The Soft Pack are now in the midst of a busy schedule hitting up select cities in the States then heading across the pond for several shows in London and Barcelona.  They’ve even earned themselves a spot on the ATP Festival curated by the Kim Deal fronted Breeders.  The Soft Pack’s current tour itinerary is listed below.

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Flight of the Conchords Season 2

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

The animalistic rappers, meticulous Bowie buffs, psychedelic princes, and lyrical ladykillers you might recognize as the Flight of the Conchords are returning to the small screen.  Bret, Jemaine & the folky bunch return for a second season starting January 18 at 10 p.m. on HBO.  If you can’t wait that extra month you can view the season 2 premier online starting December 15 at (US only), December 22 at, or December 23 at

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SFMOMA: The Art of Participation Exhibition: Free Beer!

December 11, 2008 Leave a comment

SFMOMA: Art of Participation

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting the Art of Participation exhibition which features a look at how artists have involved the public to provide a collaborative effort in the design process.  One specific performance in the exhibit will provide free liquid courage if you are feeling hesitant about your own artistic acumen.  Details follow.

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