BOTW #62 – Bleachers

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This week’s band of the week, Bleachers, is a side project spearheaded by Jack Antonoff (also known for his role in fun. as the lead guitarist). Songs that grow on you are the… Continue reading

BUMBERSHOOT 2014 LINEUP + The Pink & Purple Pickwick Party Recap

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My initial Bumbershoot 2014 lineup reactions… Stellar Seattle bands I’m pumped for: Pickwick Iska Dhaaf The Head & The Heart Schoolyard Heroes La Luz Sam Lachow The Lonely Forest Bands to appease the… Continue reading

BOTW #61 – Sam Smith

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Too much soul (said no one ever). Sam Smith’s warm quality, old school melodies, and fresh r&b vibes are just what you needed to update your playlist. His tone is what sets him… Continue reading

BOTW #60 – Poolside

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This week’s band of the week makes tunes that are perfect for the, well, poolside! The veteran musician duo (with backgrounds in Junior Senior, hardcore bands, and DJ-ing to list a few) hailing… Continue reading

BOTW #59 – Dirty Loops

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Words cannot begin to describe this trifecta of prodigy musicians. The drum/bass/keyboard + voice trio combines complex music theory, huge jazz/funk/r&b influences, and instrumental/vocal virtuosity to produce some of the most incredible musical… Continue reading

COACHELLA 2014 [FESTIVAL RECAP]

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All photos by Suburban Remix unless otherwise noted. Coachella is truly something else. Coming from someone who loves going to concerts and festivals more than anything, Coachella is definitely an experience to be… Continue reading

BOTW #58 – Phantogram

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This week’s Band of the Week has been on replay for the past month, and I can’t get enough! Phantogram, an electro-alt-rock duo from Brooklyn, incorporates dazzling synth riffs, contagious vocal lines, a… Continue reading

BOTW #57 – Art Department

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If you have sweet band name, chances are I am going to check out your music. This totally goes for “Art Department,” not to be confused with the black rimmed glasses wearers and… Continue reading

BOTW #56 – Portugal. The Man

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Comprised of members with roots from Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, Portugal. The Man is the ultimate Pacific Northwest roster. These indie rockers have also been charmed with the “PNW sound,” reminiscent of what… Continue reading

[BOOK REVIEW] Shannon Curtis’ “No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender”

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In this step-by-step guide to House Concert Touring (a touring method Curtis has pioneered and nearly perfected), Curtis, an independent singer/songwriter, takes readers through every nook and cranny of her donation-based living room/backyard… Continue reading

BOTW #55 – Iggy Azalea

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Female rappers are totally killing the game right now, and one to note is Iggy Azalea. Upon first glance, you would probably expect the tall blonde to be a model, and in fact… Continue reading

[STREAM NOW] Wolfmother Pulls a “Beyonce” with Secret Release of New Record, “New Crown”

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That’s right, Wolfmother, the Aussie rock n’ roll trio dropped a new record, and it was a complete surprise! The 10 track record is nothing short of their ever so epic classic rock-infused… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP] The Sounds – 2014 North American Tour, Neumos 3/19/14

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Keeping a band together is like dealing with all of the trials and tribulations of a family, friendship, and relationship all at once. On top of all that, you have to be able… Continue reading

BOTW #54 – Heavy Petting

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This week I am taking a break from highlighting Coachella 2014 bands and taking it back to the city streets of Seattle with some of my super talented friends, Heavy Petting! Heavy Petting… Continue reading

BOTW #53 – Bear Hands

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With melodic phrases reminiscent of Tegan & Sara’s alt-pop flare, vocal styling and filters that remind you of Empire of the Sun, punch-y rhythmic guitars, and an expert use of synth pads, Bear… Continue reading