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

[SONG REVIEW] Jamie Lynn Spears’ debut single: “How Could I Want More”

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If you are old enough to remember the Zoey 101 finale, you can totally relate to the feels I had when the series abruptly ended. Jamie was such a likable TV actress and… Continue reading

[ALBUM REVIEW] One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ – More Rock n’ Roll and Even More British Charm

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“True Directioners will wait until the album actually comes out to listen to it…” Puhhh-LEASE. If One Direction fans were even a quarter of the fangirl I was, they would all know that… Continue reading

Who What Wear #10 – Servin’ Real Teal-ness!

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Switch out dark blue and navy for a bolder jewel-toned teal, an autumn must! Who What Wear #10 – Servin’ Real Teal-ness! by amandatranrocks featuring a blue table lamp

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

Sirah / The Neptune / Seattle, WA / 11.05.13

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Originally posted on Amanda Tran:
And.. even more pics from my first ever shoot… (#nofilter haha) Sirah was SO FIERCE! Killin’ the rap game for sure! And last but not least, Sirah’s puppies…

Robert DeLong / The Neptune / Seattle, WA / 11.05.13

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Originally posted on Amanda Tran:
More pics from my first time shooting anything, ever… (#nofilter, literally haha) Robert DeLong’s set was so energetic, definitely catch him live if you get the chance! Peace,…

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

Twenty One Pilots – The Neptune – Seattle, WA – 11.05.13

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Originally posted on Amanda Tran:
These are a result of my first time shooting anything, ever! (They are completely unedited #nofilter haha) Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll, A-Tran.

Who What Wear #9 – Concert Goer

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Who: Concert Goer What: Comfy & Cool Wear: Fanny pack for a hands-free experience, Band tee, Flannel around the waist, Combat boots for the mosh pit Who What Wear #9 – Concert Goer… 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

Who What Wear #8 – Halloween Candy!

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Who: Sweet-toothed #Hipsters What: Candy Prints Wear: Festive Daytime Hween #ootd Who What Wear #8 – Halloween Candy! by amandatranrocks featuring a pumpkin beanie

BOTW #36 & Concert Recap – Empire of the Sun

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – The Paramount – Seattle, WA If you can imagine an 80’s new wave/musical theater/Atlantis/Vegas magic show-inspired concert, that is exactly what Empire of the Sun graced the Seattle… Continue reading

Who What Wear #7 – Pacific Northwest Profile

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Who: People of the Great North Left What: Cold/Overcast-Proof Gear Wear: Puffer vests, Flannels, Boots, Beanies Pacific Northwest Profile by amandatranrocks featuring glass drinking mugs