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

Streetlight Manifesto Concert Recap – The End of the Beginning Tour

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA If you have never been to a ska punk (a.k.a “skunk”) show, just imagine a group of glorified jazz and marching band alums… Continue reading

BOTW #35 – Foals

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In honor of the only band I didn’t know that is playing at Deck the Hall Ball 2013, this week’s BOTW feature is Foals and they should totes be added to your upbeat/indie-rock… Continue reading

Who What Wear #6 – Lazy Boy

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Who: Guys who have nice clothes but never wear them What: Layering Wear: Black fitted-jeans for any style, and almost any casual occasion Lazy Boy by amandatranrocks featuring a sports bracelet

The Self-Titled Tour: Paramore (w/Metric & Hellogoodbye) Concert Recap + Setlist

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Waiting in line for my fifth Paramore concert last night felt like waiting for my first Paramore concert. The excitement, thrill, and elation I get from watching this band perform is unparalleled (with… Continue reading

JoJo w/ Special Guest Leah Labelle Concert Recap

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October 9, 2013 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA Let me start out by saying that “Leave (Get Out)” came out when JoJo and I were both 13 years old, and I totally… Continue reading

Who What Wear #5 – Art Major

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Who: Art Major What: Earth tones Wear: Army jacket, Messenger bag, Mason Jar for your fair trade drip Art Major by amandatranrocks featuring glass mugs

BOTW #34 – Deckajam

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Electronic-poprock with a side of dubstep, a sprinkle of live pianos, and a dash of drum&bass; that is exactly what British group, Deckajam, serves for you this week! The core of this group,… Continue reading

Who What Wear #4

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Who: Seattleites What: Rain Wear: Cute Galoshes & Screen Printed Umbrellas Rain, Rain, Here to Stay. by amandatranrocks featuring navy boots

BOTW #33 – HAIM

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I am all about the strong female musicians, especially in a genre like alternative rock that is dominated by male bands. So when I first heard of this week’s feature band, HAIM, I… Continue reading

BOTW #32 – Crystal Castles

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Since it’s beginnings in 2004, Crystal Castles have been gracing the music scene with their distinct experimental 80’s new wave revival style. This Toronto-based DIY electronic duo creates tracks that will make you… Continue reading

Who What Wear #3

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Who: JGL (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) What: Fashionably Semi-Casual Wear: Printed Button-Ups, Pair it with a solid bomber jacket or sport coat Joseph Gordon-Levitt by amandatranrocks on Polyvore

Khakis vs. Chinos

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(image from dappered.com) The other day I was shopping for a new pair of pants on Amazon, Frank and Oak, and Bonobos. As I clicked through link after link, hunting for something elegant… Continue reading

UW’s Fall Fling 2013 Recap

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This year’s Fall Fling showcased some of Seattle’s finest, props to ASUW for recruiting this local dream team! Check out my recap and relive the awesome evening on the HUB lawn. La Luz… Continue reading