Closer Look: Acid Tongue

Acid Tongue is an American-bred garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk and psychedelic rock

The band is composed of Guy Keltner, Ian Cunningham, & Jacob Rose – perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques.

After years of extensive traveling throughout the United States, as well as some experimental therapy in a Mexican yurt, the boys have united to produce their take on the music of their parents’ generation. Incorporating imagery of the afterlife, dream-states and drifter-culture, Acid Tongue seeks to enlighten listeners to their swingin, contemplative lifestyle.     Catch them at a live show – Acid Tongue Eventsfy.com/artist/acid-tongue

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Acid Tongue
Acid Tongue

Maiah Manser – an inspiring noir-pop prescence

Maiah Manser – an inspiring noir

Five years ago, Maiah Manser moved to Seattle to pursue a career in music. Since then, she has worked both as a solo artist, as well as with a variety of projects including: Mary Lambert (as a touring vocalist featured on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, Good Morning America, & VH-1’s You Oughta Know), The Esoterics, and Pollens.

Maiah began her solo career playing for EMPs Sound Off! 2013 competition.

In Sept 2014, her song ‘Hold Your Head Up’ was featured in City Arts Magazine’s Top 5 Most Attractive Singles.

Her debut EP, ‘Second Skin’ with producer Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean), will be coming out early 2017.

Often compared to female power houses like Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs, Björk & Adele, Maiah strives to fuse the digital and the organic in every aspect of her music.

You can catch her at Upstream Music Fest in Seattle this May.     https://www.eventsfy.com/artist/maiah-manser

Maiah Manser
Maiah Manser Debut EP ‘Second Skin’

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Today’s Election in Context w/ our Economy

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Donald Trump’s Presidential victory early this morning continues recent countries sway towards populist and more nationalistic governments.  When we perceive disorder from immigration policies and overseas conflicts, our natural tendencies are to be more cautious of opening up more to the world (i.e. trade policies, international agreements, immigration, etc.).  This is normal and to be expected.

Instead of our normal astonishment, let’s place this morning’s Presidential victory in greater context:

America is much greater than any one President.  We have immensely strong institutions with many checks and balances.  America’s economy, which directly affects the Stock Market, is based on our businesses—not the government.  America has the most creative, innovative, and diverse economy of the world—the world envies our amazing productive capability.

And America has had the best developed economy since the 2008 Great Recession.  

America’s government—including Trump—knows our businesses are our Golden Goose.  Our tax revenue, jobs, standard-of-living, and energy come from our businesses—therefore, it’s in our government’s best interest to foster our businesses.  Even now, it would be very unwise to bet against America—always has been.

In just our recent history, our economy has persevered through the Brexit vote, the Fiscal Cliff ordeal, the Debt Ceiling debacle, and the worst Financial Crisis since 1930.  Through all of these recent setbacks, the US Stock Market—after receding—moved upwardly again.  However, because Trump is somewhat an unknown variable to the world, we do expect Markets to be volatile for a period of time but they will rise again.  Also, since the Republican Party retained control of Congress, the potential of meaningful legislative change has greatly increased.  Tax Reform—including Repatriation of Foreign Profits—and ObamaCare improvements are greatly needed.  Should any bill make it through both the House and Senate, it’s likely to be fairly moderate and appropriate.

 

Thoughts of Art

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True Art is unbridled individual expressions free from any exogenous biases – so long as the expression was indeed TRUE to the individual and not done solely for monetary gains.

If True Art gains attention by the people, it should always be allowed to be expressed.  Art reveals the problems and issues of our society, and Art also conveys many solutions for societies – we just need to pay attention and listen to understand.

“In a decaying society, Art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it” ~ Ernst Fischer

All our great presidents have been poetic – go to DC if you think otherwise.  Art allows humans to be free, honest, transparent, and to express their deepest feelings and emotions.

We all are products of all the past human achievements (creation of language, ideology, information, science, education, societal system, and Art).  Therefore, it would be wise for us to reflect upon this and be thankful for how good we have it today than yesterday.

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Get Your Mojo (Inspiration) Back

 

Performing Arts

Inevitably—during our life—we lose inspiration due to the monotony of daily living.  We yearn for enlightenment but seldom obtain this broadening mindset in our ever-increasing busy lives.  As we place greater focus on work and family, too often our perspectives become continuously narrower and narrower.  We become more limited with our thoughts as we choose to surround ourselves with a smaller circle of people we ‘FEEL’ comfortable to be with.  However, by limiting the people you spend your time with, you limit your mind’s potential.  Many remedies exist to expand our thinking and avoid a debilitating myopic life.  Experiencing a Live Event may be one of those best remedies to inspire and expaistock_000010242601mediumnd your way of thinking.

Almost everyone has at least one person (several people for the lucky ones) that they share their most intimate feelings and passions with.  However, your overall understanding of others is still very limited from just the few like-minded people whom you know.  To obtain a broader and more rounded perspective of others (and ultimately, yourself), seek avenues beyond your “Circle-of-Trust,” as Robert De Niro pertinently stated in ‘Meet the Parents.’  Some of the most powerful experiences to expand your perspective, passion, and inspiration are through a Live Event—music, comedy, theatre.

If you listen and observe closely, Artists and their performances reveal everything to you unvarnished.  Musicians tell you their insecurities, their fears, and their dreams.  Comedians tell you all their shortcomings with self-deprecating humor; and Live Theatre takes you for a ride to experience a wide-spectrum of emotions.

If you really want to Get Your Mojo back, then experience a Live Events of the Arts today.  We’ve never had more talented Artists and remarkable Live Events than we do today!  We’ve never had more Live Events to choose from than we do today!  You need only to visit Eventsfy.com, which has more Live Events than anywhere.  Discover your inspiration to Get Your Mojo back.

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THINGS TO DO NEAR ME (Seattle, WA)

Explore Seattle

Best Ways to Explore Seattle

Seattle has a myriad of entertainment to offer starting from the Pike Place Market to the Space Needle and Sound. It is a lovely journey filled with fun, frolic, and laughter, which will always be etched into your memory.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Seattle, WA. check out some of these awesome attractions

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Seattle, WA. check out some of these awesome attractions

Pike Place Market

Take a bunch of small-time businesses and sprinkle them liberally around a waterside strip amid crowds of old-school bohemians, new wave restaurateurs, tree-huggers, students, artists, buskers and tourists, and you get the Pike Place Market! It is a cornucopia of noise, smells, personalities, banter and urban theater. You will find produce stalls, vintage shops, handmade crafts, souvenir kitsch and funky eateries. In operation since 1907, Pike Place is a wonderfully ‘local’ experience that highlights the city for what it really is: all-embracing, eclectic and proudly singular.

Grand Illusion Cinema

A unique experience for sure! Far from being a reincarnated gilded-age movie house, the Grand Illusion sits in an old dentist’s office. Run by volunteers and passionately not-for-profit, it has a cherished national reputation among independent movie guerrillas for its director retrospectives and other cool, under-the-radar series. It also hosts its own film festival, facetiously called STIFF or Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival.

Fonda la Catrina

When you see the skeleton engravings, you know you have arrived at one of Georgetown’s newest innovations, a creative but studiously authentic Mexican restaurant in a city where there has long been a dearth of them. While the skeletons provide the art, beef-tongue tacos and chunky tamales make up the delicious cuisine.The tortillas are made in-house in full view of the tables, and the nutty mole sauce spread over chicken is absolutely delectable.

Seattle Boeing Factory Tour

Do you like flying? Now you can tour the factory where they build and test the famous Boeing aircraft, the world’s number one aerospace company. This amazing 1.5-hour small-group tour showcases magnificent airplanes in various stages of flight test and manufacture, along with imparting quirky and interesting facts about the Pacific Northwest.

Bar Sajor

Resembling a bright open-plan French country kitchen and claiming to serve Portuguese-inspired food created from the raw ingredients of Seattle’s hinterland, Bar Sajor is another project from Matt Dillon, owner of Capitol Hill’s hugely popular Sitka & Spruce. Both the atmosphere and the food such as homemade bread, cheese and salami selections, and genuinely mouth-watering vegetable plates will have you living vicariously.

Ready for a grand tour of Seattle? Book your tickets without further delay.

THINGS TO DO NEAR ME (SAN FRANCISCO)

THINGS TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Attractions and Entertainment

San Francisco is loaded with an assortment of activities that’s sure to please outdoorsy types, foodies and hardcore travelers. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island to tour the infamous and now closed federal prison, Fisherman’s Wharf – the choices are many.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome area attractions.

Take a look at some of the popular Tourist Attractions and activities:

Walk on The Golden Gate Bridge

Arguably the most famous bridge in the world, it manages to impress even the most experienced travelers with its stunning 1.7-mile span. Approximately 120,000 automobiles drive across it every day. A pedestrian walkway also allows the crossing on foot, and bikes are allowed on the western side. The Golden Gate Bridge is said to be one of the most photographed things on Earth.

Go to North Beach

Don’t let the term “beach” confuse you – North Beach, the city’s Italian quarter, isn’t a beach at all. It is a neighborhood of romantic European-style sidewalk cafes, restaurants and shops centered near Washington Square along Columbus and Grant avenues. The beautiful Church of Saints Peter and Paul is a prominent landmark. Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill offers a splendid vantage point for photos of the bridges and the Bay.

Ride Cable Cars

Cable cars have been transporting people around San Francisco since the late 19th century. The cars run on tracks and are moved by an underground cable on three routes. Their familiar bells can be heard ringing from blocks away. Each one-way ride will provide spectacular views of the city’s celebrated hills as well as exhilarating transportation.

Check out The Rock

Alcatraz, the notorious former prison, is located on an island of the same name in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Some of the United States’ most notorious criminals were incarcerated there. Though several tried, no inmate ever made a successful escape from here. The prison was closed in the 1960’s and stories about Alcatraz are legendary. Recorded cell-house tours are available, allowing visitors to learn about the prison as they explore the buildings and grounds.

Shop in Union Square

Union Square is the place for serious shoppers. Major department stores and the most exclusive designer boutiques line streets like Post, Sutter, Geary, Grant, Stockton and Powell. The Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre houses the largest Bloomingdale’s outside of New York and the second largest Nordstrom in the U.S.

Shopping, sightseeing, and touring – seems you got it all covered in San Francisco! Now it is time to take action and make this dream a reality by planning the holiday and booking the tickets.

Things To Do Near Me (Philadelphia)

Things To Do In Philadelphia

Best Things to do in Philadelphia

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia offers much more than cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Philadelphia, check out some of these awesome attractions.

Federal Donuts

The lines out the door explain it all because people across the city crave deep-fried treat. The original location for Federal Donuts in Pennsport has perfected the combination of Korean-style fried chicken and delectable donuts, selling out regularly since opening in the fall of 2011.

Early risers can choose from fancy donuts with changing flavors like mint chocolate cookie, lemon bar, maple bacon and spicy PB&J or hot and fresh donuts with a dusting of strawberry fennel, Turkish mocha and more. Coffee, of the hot and iced varieties, round out the incredible delicacies available at this triple-threat.

One Liberty Observation Deck

One Liberty Observation Deck, which opened recently in November 2015, provides Philadelphia with panoramic bird’s-eye views of the city from the 57th floor of One Liberty Place in downtown Philadelphia. Currently the tallest standing attraction here, One Liberty makes an ideal locale for this key new urban attraction. It consists of three levels — the ground floor entry, a second-floor ticketing lobby and the 57th-floor observatory. At 883 feet above street level, the observatory offers 360-degree views of Center City and well beyond, with opportunities to view the cityscape in every direction.

Johnny Brenda’s

Situated at the intersection of Frankford and Girard Avenues on the Southern tip of Fishtown, Johnny Brenda’s is, at once, the catalyst, champion, living room, kitchen &dining room and concert hall of its burgeoning neighborhood. It was once a rough-around-the-edges neighborhood tavern with a dilapidated boarding house above it but has been converted into a chronically-filled gastro-pub, where table seats can be few and far between, with a beautifully restored, 250-person live music venue just up the stairs.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

A cold-weather version of Spruce Street Harbor Park, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with recycled shipping containers, a heated tent, holiday trees, fire pits and plenty of cozy seating. It is one of Philadelphia’s must-see winter attractions, offering family-friendly activities by day with amazing holiday lights, delicious food and cocktails by night.

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