BOTW #9 – Rozzi Crane

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Image from: rozzicrane.com This week’s BOTW, Rozzi Crane, has the soulful voice that you are missing in your current music collection, and has just the right amount of rasp, attitude, and style to… Continue reading

BOTW #8 – The Like

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Choosing an opening act seems to be an art of sorts.  There have been way too many instances where I go to an awesome band’s gig and they have underwhelming openers.  However, this… Continue reading

BOTW #7 – Acceptance

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Photo from: purevolume.com This week’s BOTW is: ACCEPTANCE.  Being one of Seattle’s own alternative rock outfits, the band only lasted from 1998 til about 05/06. Acceptance put out a few EPs here and… Continue reading

BOTW #6 – Marina and The Diamonds

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Photo from: marinaandthediamonds.com Street cred for this week’s BOTW goes to my good friend Marissa Ho-ho-ho! (: Every now and then the music loving hipster will be caught off guard when they do… Continue reading

BOTW #5 – New Politics

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Photo from: newpoliticsrock.com Happy Hump Day! This week’s BOTW, NEW POLITICS, will surely cure your mid-week blues with their upbeat, rock-along songs. Thanks to my local alternative radio station, 107.7 The End, I… Continue reading

BOTW #4 – Moya

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Photo from: vintagebrighton.com The British Invasion is back and thriving!  With acts such as Adele, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, and The Wanted tearing up the US pop music charts, it shouldn’t take this… Continue reading

BOTW #3 – Churchill

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Churchill is: Tim, Mike, Bethany, Tyler, and Joe. Photo from: clubzone.com In an unlikely era of mainstream success for indie-folk-alt-rock bands like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and Arcade Fire, there is a… Continue reading

BOTW #2 – States

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Photo belongs to: toothandnail.com Greetings musical friends! Time to update your music library with this week’s band of the week: STATES! Forming as a myriad of members from fan-favorite indie-altrock bands, “Copeland” and… Continue reading

BOTW #1 – Allen Stone

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Moccasin Twins. Photo by Momma Tran. @PLU 3/1/12 Whatup Music Lovers! Welcome to your Mid-Week Music Update! For the first ever official BOTW Spotlight, it only seemed appropriate to induct Chewelah, Washington’s very… Continue reading

Welcome to A-Tran’s Band of the Week Blog!

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Welcome music lovers, one and all! Every week I will spotlight a band on this blog as the “BOTW”.  The bands and artists are chosen because they are legit on many levels.  I… Continue reading