A week from Sunday we’ll say adios to summertime and enjoy some tacos with Hot Mama Salsa and listen to tunes from JJ and The Needs. BBQ starts at 4:30 show begins at 5:30. All ages. Free.
We are also looking forward to rocking more heavily with an in-store performance by INSIDE INFORMATION on Friday October 16th at 8pm – these guys rule so be sure and save the date!
We are excited to announce the new Sleater-Kinney album is out as of yesterday…and it rocks! We would expect nothing less from these ladies. The full album is available to hear on subpop’s youtube. It is also available on white vinyl here.
We love this recent promotional shot (above) of Janet, Carrie and Corin hanging in the basement. (Corin is sporting one of our Hollywood Babylon re-styled t-shirt dresses in this shot).
Below are some rad vintage Sleater-Kinney band pics that we stumbled upon as well…enjoy!
if you pop by hollywood babylon in the next month or so you will be in for a treat, as we are currently displaying the awesome art of tim goodyear. (you may have seen it before inside pork magazine) we kicked off the show with a bad movie night in the shop featuring deadbeat at dawn and the uninvited…friend us on Facebook to stay tuned on facebook for future events at hollywood babylon. (always free)
it was an absolute dream to work on a project inspired be the late seventies-early eighties with such an enthusiastic director and such an agreeable cast and crew. alicia gave us the theme of the video referencing poly styrene from the x-ray spex, foxes, little darlings, and we threw in many of our personal first hand memories from our punk-rock youth. back in the a day there was a DIY sensability which we wanted to capture in the styling. we especially enjoyed dressing the kids for the arcade scene ala goonies! it’s really a mash-up of seventies and eighties fashion! we loved raiding our shop for all the pieces and it’s fun to see it all immortalized.
to see some of our inspiration for the shoot go here!
Tonight we will have the pleasure of seeing glam punk legends Redd Kross headline East End’s annual Block Party. Known for their infectious power pop and their often over the top vintage fashion we thought it’d be the perfect time to share a few pictures of them past and present.
Formed in 1978 they were a huge part of the LA punk scene and their bass player Steven McDonald also plays in a little band called OFF! with Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks / Black Flag. Redd Kross are releasing their new album “Researching the Blues” next month on Merge records after 15 years of silence and tonight are playing right here in Portland Oregon. Here’s hoping they they stop in the shop today for some new vintage duds…