Tag Archive: band of the week

BOTW #43 – Cusses

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This week’s feature, Cusses, offers some Joan Jett-esque rock n’ roll with driving distorted guitars, a fierce front woman, and fearless lyrics. Tracks like “Blood Everywhere,” “The Wait is Over,” and “Head on… Continue reading

[SONG REVIEW] Glee Star, Lea Michele’s Debut Single: “Cannonball”

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Lea Michele’s long awaited solo debut was totally worth the wait! On the powerful mid-tempo pop ballad, “Cannonball,” penned by hit-maker Sia (“Diamonds” for Rihanna, “Titanium” w/ David Guetta, etc.), Lea showcases her… Continue reading

KISS FM Seattle’s Jingle Ball Recap

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Fifth Harmony I have loved these girls since The X Factor! As individuals they were good, but as a group, something definitely clicked! They have grown so much as vocalists, they’ve strengthened their… Continue reading

Capital Cities, Leagues – SnowCap Party Recap

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SnowCap Party @ Pyramid Brewery – Seattle, WA 12/7/13 Everyone knows Capital Cities for their crossover/Top 40 hit, “Safe and Sound,” but most people who don’t bother to explore the rest of an… Continue reading

BANDS of the Week! #42 – Deck the Hall Ball 2013 Recap

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What could possibly be better than a stacked lineup of alt-rock’s best, hundreds of Christmas sweaters, and a guy wearing a suit of Christmas lights in a mosh pit? Not much! This year’s… Continue reading

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 #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.

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

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

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