16.11.10 by Jeff

Interpol / Ticket Giveaway

Interpol is coming to Vancouver in January!!! I was able to scoop two tickets to the show and I wanna give them away to you guys!

interpol band nyc vancouver concert orpheum ticket giveaway

Tickets don’t go on sale until Friday so if you’d like these tickets let me know your favourite Interpol song in the comments below!

I’ll pick a winner Thursday.

interpol band nyc vancouver concert orpheum ticket giveaway

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • It would have to be ‘Slow Hands’ because that was the song that made me fall in love with their music.

  • Tim B.

    definitely Evil! (video is awesome as well)

  • Ken

    I was just listening to ‘Next Exit’, my fave!

  • My favorite one is “c’mere”

    “It should be me. Oh, it should be me.” :p

  • Tim B.

    Definitely ‘Evil’, love the video as well!

  • William Alexander


  • JF

    Definitely “Obstacle 1” <3


  • Scale

  • NYC

  • Holly

    THE NEW!

  • Dan O’Leary

    “Stella was a diver and she was always down”: dark but somehow uplifting at the same time.

  • Really digging “lights” of the new album!

  • Obstacle 1

  • Love the swinging (but sentimental) moods of “Evil” off the album Antics. Great song!

  • Cesar Banares

    Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

  • Stephen

    Either The Heinrich Maneuver or the new Lights song, something eerie about that ritual in the music video that makes it interesting.

  • Becky


  • NYC!

  • Roger

    Evil is awesome. Interpol is awesome as is vancouver

  • Miakel


  • Vince Kueter

    “The Length of Love” – It has a urgency that drives forward and pulls you along with it, the lyrics are intriguing and it swings and rocks at the same time.

  • EVIL !! E-V-I-L , in case you wondered…EVIL

  • Nigel


  • Jordan

    NYC! because it’s up to me now; and New York cares.

  • Carly

    something about 200 couches always creates thought-provoking images.

  • Sarah

    Untitled, but The Lighthouse is a close second. I walked down the isle to The Lighthouse.

  • Che

    The New.

  • Brad


  • “Leif Erickson”


  • Jen

    Lights is one of my favourites!

  • Jon

    Leif Erikson!

  • Jamie Mak

    Obstacle 2

  • Emily

    Leif Erikson

  • Sara


  • Erica Sandberg

    Antics is such a great album that several tracks have been faves over time, but recently it’s been Narc.

  • Maxwell M. Addington

    The bass and percussion on “Take You On a Cruise” (Antics) evoke the feeling of turbulent seas, then drift away, leaving a moment of silence before thrashing back in — like the calm before the storm. The distant guitars serve to conjure up images of vast, open waters.

    In all, it’s a beautiful song that shows Interpol’s craft at its finest.

  • Erica Sandberg


  • Ed

    “No I In Threesome” which is an awesome title for a song haha.

  • Jay

    Obstacle 1 ! Brian Anderson in Yeah Right……yessssssss

  • Chasby

    Obstacle 1 simply due to how amazing it went with Brian Anderson’s part in Yeah Right!
    (my brother would be hyyped on these tickets!)

  • maria

    Next Exit

  • Laurel B

    At this very moment, “The Heinrich Maneuver”. They’re swaying hearts and belting out to us wicked west coast folks. Yeow!

  • length of love…..meow!

  • Janne


  • derrick

    you know the one, that goes, dooo do do de do dee do doooo du doooo, wait that was joy division

  • Robbie

    ‘Say Hello To The Angels’

  • i’ve been a huge fan of interpol for years. i was literally just trying to plan a flight to go see them in january. i would be so thrilled to go!

    so hard to choose. my favourite interpol song would have to be a tie between public pervert and rest my chemistry.

  • fly tickets Buenos Aires – Vancouver includes?

  • jesse

    memory serves

  • hunter


  • My favorite Interpol song would have to be “Evil”, because the bassline is so great and I was introduced to them through this song. However I love almost all their songs and “No I in Threesome” was a close runner up too!

  • John Dumalig

    Say Hello To The Angels – I’ve only heard them from skate videos and a good friend of mine showed me this song. It blew my mind! She is now my best friend and pretend wife. Listened to it on repeat for like weeks. “Baby Baby You’re Really The Best”

  • ARIAN M.

    Interpol is of the best bands ever to nurish my ever hungry ears. My favourite is the Pioneer to the falls and close second would be The Lighthouse

  • Sam Hamer


  • Alex Grewal

    1.Say Hello to the Angels
    2. Slow Hands

  • Lucas M


  • Joel

    Definitely “The New”!

  • Vanessa

    easy, “Slow Hands.”

  • Danielle

    Obstacle 1

  • Wreckingball is by far my fave.

  • Kathrin


  • Terry

    Stella was a diver.

    awesome track.

  • Kay

    Slow Hands, Slow Hands, Slow Hands! Love Interpol.

  • Carol Francey

    “Evil” is awesome! Also I like the song.

  • Alex

    Rest My Chemistry!

  • Roberto


  • Jen

    Hands Away

  • Thitima Sukwatthana

    J’aime bien “C’mere”

  • Thitima Sukwatthana


  • Anna B.

    Rest My Chemistry..

  • Maggie Davids

    a time to be so small!

  • Ariana Safari

    new album is great. gotta be “success.”

  • memory serves.

  • And the winner of the tickets is… SARAH.

    (chosen with a random number generated at random.org)

    Keep an eye out for more giveaways!

20.10.16 by Jeff

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Opinion: How to Email an Illustrator

We recently came across an article proposing the most efficient way to communicate with an illustrator, and it’s relevant for anyone looking to hire creatives of any discipline. Illustrator Kyle T. Webster wrote the article to act as “a guideline that will lead to improved communication, fewer revisions, better artwork, and fewer headaches for all involved”.
If you’re a freelance creative and have any thoughts to add, or you’re an art director with a counterpoint, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

1. Your first email to an illustrator should not read: “Hey, are you available for an assignment?”
This kind of email is a waste of everybody’s time, because all of the important information is missing: size and number of illustrations, context, timeline, and budget. In order to reduce the back-and-forth between the individual assigning the art, and the illustrator, simply take a moment to include the important information in the initial email request.
For example: “Hello, John – we are publishing a story about the ongoing conflict between hedgehogs and walruses. We will need a cover, a full page, and two spot illustrations. The deadline for sketches is March 1st, and the finals will be due March 8th. Our budget is $3750. Are you available / interested in working with us on this assignment? Please let me know by 5pm today. Thank you.”
With one email, you have now given the artist all of the info needed for him/her to decide whether or not to accept the job. This used to be the standard introductory email for all assignments. I’m not sure what happened, but I, and many illustrators I know, rarely get emails like this any more. Let’s fix that.
2. Please do not expect illustrators to read minds.
Details are very important. When sending emails about your job, give as many relevant details as possible to an artist, if the assigned artwork has specific requirements. Illustrators are very capable of drawing anything you need, but we cannot guess what that might be if we are not told up front. For example, if you tell an illustrator to draw “a car on a street,” then the illustrator will assume the make and model of the car are not important. S/he will also assume the street can be any kind of street. Therefore, it is not fair to the artist to reject the final art because you expected a vintage Porsche on the Autobahn. Please be sure to communicate all required elements of the art in your earliest correspondence with your artist, and it will be smooth sailing for all.
Sometimes, very little direction is preferred, if the assignment calls for a lot of artistic freedom and interpretation. But, let us not confuse this with a lack of relevant information. For instance, the recent recipient of the Richard Gangel Art Director Award, SooJin Buzelli, is famous for giving her artists a lot of freedom. But let us note that when she assigns work, she actually has spent a good deal of time figuring out a way to distill a complex article down to its essential message or theme. She then sends this one or two sentence summary to a carefully selected illustrator, providing that individual with a perfect launchpad from which to create a unique visual solution. Concise and efficient.
3. Please write back. Please.
This is just common courtesy. I often get asked if I am available for an illustration and I then respond in the affirmative with some questions about the assignment or the budget or some other detail. Then, no reply ever comes. A week later, I will see another artist blog about completing the very same assignment that was initially emailed to me. While I understand that everybody is very busy, and emails are flying around at the speed of light, I urge you to please remember that it is unprofessional and quite rude to simply leave an artist hanging.
We often will put other things on hold or rework our weekly schedule to accommodate a project that we think is moving forward. A simple email to let us know that you will be working with somebody else, the job is cancelled, the issue is on hold, etc. is all we need to move on and stay on top of our other jobs. Thank you.

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Sponsored: Introducing Envato Elements


Envato has just introduced a new resource called Envato Elements that offers more than 6000 curated design assets, for any type of project you may be working on, created by global community of independent designers.

Envato is offering a limited time launch pricing of $29/month, which grants you access to commercial licenses to massive libraries of fonts, graphics, web templates (HTML/CSS), graphic templates and soon to come CMS templates. New items will also be added on a weekly basis to each category. Perfect for any one that has a regular need for high quality ready-to-use design assets. Learn more about Envato Elements in the video below:

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