Song of the Day: “Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde

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Lorde does it again. The production on “Yellow Flicker Beat” is on point, and I love her melodic choices (especially when she is singing in her lower register in the verses- alto power!).… Continue reading

Song of the Day: “Avalanche” – Nick Jonas feat. Demi Lovato

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This pop powerhouse duet has me singing along for days. The track has an urban/R&B vibe to it; quite the departure from Nick’s Jonas Brothers days. I’ve always thought that Nick and Demi… Continue reading

BOTW #82 + CONCERT RECAP – Tom Eddy

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Tom Eddy is making some big waves in Seattle music. You may have seen Tom fronting electronic/dance band, Beat Connection, or maybe even his soul/funk outfit, The Dip. Either way, these two ensembles… Continue reading

Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour Tour [CONCERT RECAP] 9/25/14

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When I first heard Sam Smith’s voice as the featured artist on Disclosure’s “Latch,” I knew this guy was going to be in the game for a while. He announced his North American… Continue reading

BOTW #81 – Hemming

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In today’s giant sea of singer/songwriters, Hemming sticks out as a promising newcomer with her forward style of vocalizing and honest lyrics. Hemming recently got signed to Linda Perry’s label after her appearance… Continue reading

BOTW #80 – Yelle

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Lyrics are a crucial factor in whether or not we are drawn to an artist. But sometimes, if it just sounds good to our ears, do we really need to understand what they… Continue reading

Nick Jonas – 2014 Tour [CONCERT RECAP]

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Growing up as an avid Disney Channel consumer, it is no surprise that I was a huge Jonas Brothers and Camp Rock fan. Their brand of rock-driven pop was undeniably awesome. Some call… Continue reading

Katy Perry – Prismatic World Tour [CONCERT RECAP]

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(OBSESSED with Katy’s inflatable floating emojis! pic: veooz.com) Someone give this girl a Grammy already! Why she doesn’t have one in pop vocal music already is beyond me. I feel that a lot… Continue reading

BOTW #79 – George Ezra

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I first heard the voice of George Ezra on the radio on my commute home for work, and I was instantly reeled in (I had one of those “who the heck is this,… Continue reading

BOTW # 78 – Sell the Rights

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This week’s Band of the Week is local Seattle outfit, Sell the Rights. Their sound encompasses contemporary rock/pop with their heavy guitar riffs and melodic choices, whilst also incorporating a few hints of… Continue reading

BOTW #77 – Father Howl

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San Franciscans, Father Howl, bring great contributions to the instrumental/experimental music world with their self-titled full length album. Upon first listen, their record feels like what I would hear in my head while… Continue reading

Bumbershoot 2014: Best Fest Outfits

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As you know by now, I LOVE music festivals. And what is the next best thing to festivals? Festival fashion of course! This year at Bumbershoot, the guys were totally KILLIN’ it. Here… Continue reading

BOTW #76 – The Fraidies

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Seattle-based indie/alt-rock outfit, The Fraidies, put out a record this summer and if you don’t know about it, you should. Upon first listen of the band’s debut release, Try Again, I felt like… Continue reading

BOTW #75 – Mac DeMarco

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This week’s Band of the Week is the super-chill Canadian indie-alt artist, Mac DeMarco. With soothing beach-y guitar tones and a lighthearted vocal style, Mac is just the kind of guy you want… Continue reading

BOTW #74 – Lauren Aquilina

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This week’s Band of the Week may only be 19 years old, but British singer-songwriter, Lauren Aquilina, sings and writes like a veteran. Her haunting vocal performance combined with her honest writing style,… Continue reading