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[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

[CONCERT RECAP] New Politics – Harlem USA Tour, Neumos 2/26/14

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Click here to check out the full concert review over at Infectious Magazine! Videos from the show: Pics: Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll, A-Tran.

BOTW #52 – Sleigh Bells

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Like the band name suggests, there are indeed sleigh bells and a handful of other auxiliary instruments sprinkled throughout Sleigh Bells’ records. Incorporating these sounds along with crunchy synth pads, well-produced drum machine,… Continue reading

BOTW #51 – Dillon Francis

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EDM without too many of the extremely heavy bass-drops, quirky sound effects, hyperactive synth licks, and an indie flare — exactly what Dillon Francis has to offer! This DJ finds a happy medium… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP] Pentatonix – 2014 Tour, The Paramount 2/20/14

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In a sold out theater full of choir nerds, obsessive a cappella fans, and K-12 music teachers, you might expect that you were placed in some sort of geeky music convention — WRONG.… Continue reading

BOTW #50 – Raz Simone

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I first heard of this week’s featured artist last year at the premiere of the Seattle hip hop/rap documentary, The Otherside (which also featured other Seattle hip hop/rap artists like Macklemore & Ryan… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP + SETLIST] Miley Cyrus – Bangerz Tour, Tacoma Dome 2/16/14

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Haters are going to hate, but at the end of the day, Miley can sing! Despite her crazy antics, enthusiastic choreography, and elaborate staging, Miley was able to hold her own as a… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP + SETLIST] Demi Lovato – Neon Lights Tour, Rogers Arena 2/9/14 – w/ Little Mix & Fifth Harmony

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Not many 21-year-olds have The X Factor judging experience, FOUR chart-topping studio albums, hit TV shows, stellar movies, a New York Times Best Seller book, a nail polish line, and nearly 21 million… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP] Kirby Krackle – Lucid Lounge 2/6/14

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Photo Credit: Christopher Wright If Ben Folds Five and The Aquabats formed a super group band with The Avengers as their musical director, it would probably sound a little something like Kirby Krackle!… Continue reading

[ALBUM REVIEW] Little Mix’s “Salute” – Destiny’s Child meets Spice Girls, So Much Girl Power

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The British girl-power quartet is back with their sophomore record, Salute, and they do not disappoint. Filled with power ballads, undeniably contagious dance tracks, tight harmonies, flawless pop vocal performances, and 90’s vibes… Continue reading