Tag Archive: concerts

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

BOTW #49 – The Glitch Mob

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Imagine entering an action-packed Transformers movie every time you play The Glitch Mob on the stereo — this pretty much sums up the epic electronic-futuristic-synthesized tracks that these guys produce. With their intriguing… Continue reading

BOTW #48 – Flume

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Electronica, dance, indie, rap, r&b and alt-pop? This week’s featured Coachella artist, Flume, pretty much covers all of these musical grounds in his carefully crafted tunes. Hailing from Australia, Flume started concocting compositions… Continue reading

BOTW #47 – Woodkid

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You may not have heard of Yoann Lemoine, but you are probably very familiar with his work outside of his musical pursuit as “Woodkid” if you are a top 40 fan. Yoann is… Continue reading

[SONG REVIEW] Shakira – “Can’t Remember to Forget You (feat. Rihanna)”

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Shakira is back! And with the help of Rihanna on this ridiculously contagious track, she will have you dancing in your room or singing in the car shamelessly for awhile! The latin/ska/pop-rock inspired… Continue reading

BOTW #46 – Aloe Blacc

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With the massive success of the crossover hit, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, the featured vocalist and co-writer, Aloe Blacc, is finally getting the street cred and exposure that he deserves! Aloe Blacc… Continue reading

BOTW #45 – Yuna

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This week’s BOTW is Malaysian indie-pop songstress, Yuna. Her chillaxed records are filled with heartfelt vocal performances, glittering synths and marimbas, the warmth of a Wurlitzer under layer, and the sophistication that comes… Continue reading

Last Post of 2013!

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As the year comes to a close in just a few hours on this side of the Earth, I would like to take a moment to thank my awesome readers! I started this… Continue reading