It's not often we get exclusive tunes here at Wayward Blog, much less from an international act. However, here we are with "All Girl Gang Riot," from Labretta Suede & the Motel 6. The band originally hails all the way from Auckland, New Zealand, but now calls New York City home.
Sez Ms. Suede herself: "'All Girl Gang Riot' was recorded with Matt Verta-Ray here in NYC and has yet to be released or mastered for that matter... but it sound pretty good regardless."
We agree. Anything Verta-Ray puts his hand to (Speedball Baby's Cinema!, for instance) is frickin' awesome, and this track is no different. It's a garage stomper highly recommended for those who like to frug, shang-a-lang, and so forth. We also have "Boogaloo," from the band's debut, Not Food Hungry. You are now prepared to get on down when the band hits our area twice next week.
Labretta Suede & the Motel 6 play the Record Bar in Thursday, May 13, with Little Rachel and the Rhythm Busters, as well as the Billybats. They hit the Jackpot the following night, Friday, May 14, with the Spook Lights.
Update (11:40 a.m. April 30): Sorry, Blue Valley Northwest. No Obama for you. The JoCo school got beat out by:
Clark Montessori Jr. & Sr. High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Denver School of Science and Technology in Denver, Colorado
Blue Valley Northwest High School has made the short list of six schools in the running for President Obama to deliver a commencement speech. Of course, this is going to an Internet vote in a contest called "Commencement Challenge."
We can check off one of mankind's greatest unanswered questions. What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner? is a Web site that, with each click of your mouse, randomly generates a suggestion for what to cook. Advertising co-workers Russ Phillips, 25, and Zach Golden, 24, decided to tackle the question last Friday, and WTFSIMFD launched on Monday.
"It was our recurring sign off. What are you doing tonight? Fucking cooking some dinner -- but we never knew what to cook," said Golden, a copywriter living in Brooklyn, when Fat City reached him by phone yesterday.
The site pulls meat and fish recipes from Epicurious -- Golden and Phillips compiled the list -- and takes vegetarian options from recipe.com. It gives readers only three options: Accept the initial recipe, ask for a vegetarian option, or ask for a new suggestion.
"People love swearing and people have proven to love food as well. But how quickly we've reached this level is probably not a good thing about our society," said Golden.
Holly Golightly has a retro fetish and an obsession with the American south. The singer and songwriter rocked out with her '60s garage get-up, Thee Headcoatees, and Spin magazine once named her the U.K. garage-rock queen. If none of that rings a bell, you probably know her from the White Stripes' ditty, "It's True That We Love One Another." Here are some shots from Holly Golightly's show at the Record Bar last night with her bandmate, Lawyer Dave.
Extremely cold weather and lingering low temperatures slowed cows' milk production at the Shatto dairy farm in Osborn, Missouri, this spring. But with warmer days, the 300 cattle have increased their production and this week all flavors of Shatto milk were once again in stores.
"We're committed to being all natural, so we just beg a lot," Matt Shatto says, joking about trying to get the cows to make more milk.
In a more practical approach, Shatto hopes to expand the line of cheeses it introduced last October at Whole Foods. A cheese operation allows Shatto to increase its herd size, which helps alleviate the slower production times.
"The aged cheeses mean that we will always have more cows than we need for fluid milk," says Shatto.
The Trader Joe's saga continues to be written: A new store in Omaha is announced, but an insider claims to have knowledge that KC could be next this year. [BlogKC/Facebook]
An attempt to understand nostalgic feelings for Taco Via. [Kansas City Lunch Spots]
Do you store your peanut butter in the fridge or at room temperature? [So Good]
The legend of the "miracle fruit," continues, as one intrepid writer sees whether her tongue can be fooled by the West African berry that causes your tongue to sense sour as sweet. [n+1]
Ryan Marchman, formerly of Crazy Talk and the Shaker Hoods, is now pounding the skins for rock 'n' rollers Faster Than Hell. He will replace former drummer Glen Hockemeier, who left the band "due to other commitments."
Marchman is currently recording the Federation of Horsepower's new album.
Faster Than Hell will soon finish up their own album, and then start gearing up for summer shows starting in July. The band was nominated in the 2009 Pitch Awards for "Best Rock Band," and features FoHP drummer Kriss Ward as its frontman.
The wife of Independence homicide victim Randy Stone was allegedly having an affair with a now former pastor of New Hope Baptist Church.
Family members of Randy and Teresa Stone have told Fox 4 that Teresa Stone admitted that she had an affair with David Love, whose resignation as the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church was announced Sunday.
Randy Stone, 42, was found dead at his
Farmer's Insurance office, 13912 East Noland Court, on March
No charges have been filed in Stone's death.
Randy and Teresa Stone had reportedly been married for 20 years. Shelly Bell, Randy Stone's niece, told The Examiner that the affair lasted 10 years, but her uncle didn't know about it.
Politics is pretty easy, really. You just say "Main Street" whenever you're trying to make a point.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback got a little C-SPAN time the other day. The Kansas lawmaker is leading the effort in the Senate to carve auto dealers out of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. In his remarks, Brownback called auto dealers "quintessential Main Street.".
And, hey, if you're the victim of "yo-yo" financing or some other shady practice, take it up with that bedazzled piece of Old Glory the National Automobile Dealers Association fought and die for at Antietam.
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