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BOTW #30 & Concert Recap – Verlaine

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This week’s featured artist is an indie-super-group of musicians with members hailing from bands such as Drypoint, Forever Changed, The Myriad, and Twothirtyeight. Having established the 4-piece indie-altrock outfit in the heart of… Continue reading

Who What Wear #1

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Who: Hayley Williams of Paramore What: Orange, Punk Wear: Docs, Statement Pants, Hayley’s Sounds Like Noise MAC Matte Lipstick Hayley Williams of Paramore by amandatranrocks featuring sleeveless t shirts

Festival Recap: Bumbershoot 2013

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Relive the 3 day extravaganza that was Bumbershoot 2013! Check out my highlights from the festival (click band/artist names for more music)! Day 1 Highlights – Heart, ZZ Ward, Watsky, Robert Glasper Experiment,… Continue reading

BOTW #29 – NONONO

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NONONO is this week’s band of the week… but they are more like YESYESYES! This trio from Stockholm brings sassy chick vocals, dancey beats, and great usage of synthy keys; everything you could… Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday #FlashbackFriday

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What up BOTW readers! Seeing that it is nearing the end of the week, I thought I would equip you with a #ThrowbackThursday/#FlashbackFriday playlist! This set of hand-selected tunes will give you a… Continue reading

BOTW #28 – Jagwar Ma

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TGIF! Per request by my pal, Mo-riss, this week’s BOTW is the indie-surfy-electro-pop band, Jagwar Ma. Upon first listen, I instantly became a fan of their synthy light and upbeat sound, reminiscent of… Continue reading

Festival Recap: 107.7 The End Summer Camp 2013

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Found Gregr at Summer Camp! Coolest guy on the radio! First of all, I just wanted to apologize for the delayed post. I am a survivor of PCD, otherwise known as Post Concert… Continue reading

BOTW #27 – Lorde

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At the ripe age of 16, this week’s BOTW, Lorde, is totally killin’ it and proves that age really is just a number. After sweeping her homeland of New Zealand off their feet… Continue reading

BOTW #26 – Said the Whale

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Along with Surfer Blood and Wavves, you will also be able to catch water-themed-band-name band, Said the Whale, at this year’s The End’s Summer Camp (YO, 107.7 The End, you should probably hire… Continue reading

DIY Music Festival feat. John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, Bruno Mars, & Ellie Goulding!

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Summer is all about concerts and music festivals out in the sun! This past weekend a few of my best pals and I went to 2 shows back to back, and it turned… Continue reading

BOTW #25 – MS MR

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Due to internet at the Honolulu International Airport costing $9 for 2 hours (as my brother would say,”ain’t nobody got dimes fo dat!”), this post is a bit late… Apologies to my loyal… Continue reading

BOTW #24 – 78Violet

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This week’s BOTW spotlight is on 78Violet, a.k.a. Aly & AJ Michalka! These names probably sound familiar to you if you were ever a Disney Channel frequent of my generation. These pair of… Continue reading

The MERICA Playlist – Happy 4th BOTW Readers!

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In honor of the 4th of July, the ultimate MERICA holiday, I am listing a few of my favorite Merica themed songs! 1. How can this not be on the list? “Party in… Continue reading

BOTW #23 – Sanders Bohlke

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Sanders Bohlke @ Tractor Tavern 6/19/13 Upon first listen of this week’s BOTW feature, you would probably associate his music to the “Seattle Sound.” Sanders Bohlke’s folky-indie-DIY vibe is super chill and is… Continue reading

BOTW #22 & Concert Recap – Rachael Yamagata

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Dealbreaker Heart Tour 2013.June 19, 2013.Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WACell pix by A-Tran. This week’s BOTW feature is on Rachael Yamagata, a singer/songwriter that has been such a big inspiration to me ever… Continue reading