Category Archive: A-TRAN’S BAND OF THE WEEK

BOTW #51 – Dillon Francis

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EDM without too many of the extremely heavy bass-drops, quirky sound effects, hyperactive synth licks, and an indie flare — exactly what Dillon Francis has to offer! This DJ finds a happy medium… Continue reading

BOTW #50 – Raz Simone

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I first heard of this week’s featured artist last year at the premiere of the Seattle hip hop/rap documentary, The Otherside (which also featured other Seattle hip hop/rap artists like Macklemore & Ryan… Continue reading

BOTW #49 – The Glitch Mob

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Imagine entering an action-packed Transformers movie every time you play The Glitch Mob on the stereo — this pretty much sums up the epic electronic-futuristic-synthesized tracks that these guys produce. With their intriguing… Continue reading

BOTW #48 – Flume

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Electronica, dance, indie, rap, r&b and alt-pop? This week’s featured Coachella artist, Flume, pretty much covers all of these musical grounds in his carefully crafted tunes. Hailing from Australia, Flume started concocting compositions… Continue reading

BOTW #47 – Woodkid

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You may not have heard of Yoann Lemoine, but you are probably very familiar with his work outside of his musical pursuit as “Woodkid” if you are a top 40 fan. Yoann is… Continue reading

BOTW #46 – Aloe Blacc

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With the massive success of the crossover hit, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, the featured vocalist and co-writer, Aloe Blacc, is finally getting the street cred and exposure that he deserves! Aloe Blacc… Continue reading

BOTW #45 – Yuna

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This week’s BOTW is Malaysian indie-pop songstress, Yuna. Her chillaxed records are filled with heartfelt vocal performances, glittering synths and marimbas, the warmth of a Wurlitzer under layer, and the sophistication that comes… Continue reading

BOTW #44 – Vinyl Theatre

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Besides their band name consisting of a couple of my favorite things (vinyl, and the spelling of “theatre” as opposed to “theater”), these Milwaukee guys can write a mean alt-rock tune! Through the… Continue reading

BOTW #43 – Cusses

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This week’s feature, Cusses, offers some Joan Jett-esque rock n’ roll with driving distorted guitars, a fierce front woman, and fearless lyrics. Tracks like “Blood Everywhere,” “The Wait is Over,” and “Head on… Continue reading

BANDS of the Week! #42 – Deck the Hall Ball 2013 Recap

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What could possibly be better than a stacked lineup of alt-rock’s best, hundreds of Christmas sweaters, and a guy wearing a suit of Christmas lights in a mosh pit? Not much! This year’s… Continue reading

BOTW #41 – The Dip

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It always makes me happy to see “young people” playing jazzy soul-funk music as these seem to be genres that are increasingly becoming foreign to the internet-obsessed generation of today. Local Seattle band,… Continue reading

BOTW #40 – Awkwafina

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With a musical background in classical and jazz trumpet, it is not surprising that New York-native, Nora Lum, became an… underground rap sensation!? Going by the stage name “Awkwafina,” this chick defies the… Continue reading

BOTW #39 – Neon Jungle

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Combine Little Mix’s girl power, Rita Ora’s fierceness, and Ke$ha’s party girl raps, and you get Brit-pop’s newest girl group, Neon Jungle. This energetic quartet have all the right ingredients for girl group… Continue reading

BOTW #38 – Watsky

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Alternative-rap may as well be its own genre as far as I know. More and more rap artists these days are incorporating their rhymes into musical stylings that are influenced by pop, rock,… Continue reading

BOTW #37 – Tori Kelly

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As a dedicated American Idol viewer, I love following careers of the artists that don’t win (and should have gotten more credit for their talents!). This was totally the case for Tori Kelly… Continue reading