Tag Archive: music festivals

BOTW #84 – Willow

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You probably know Will Smith’s daughter, Willow, as the kid who sang the wildly viral “Whip My Hair” a few years back, but she has clearly grown out of that stage. Willow just… Continue reading

BOTW #76 – The Fraidies

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Seattle-based indie/alt-rock outfit, The Fraidies, put out a record this summer and if you don’t know about it, you should. Upon first listen of the band’s debut release, Try Again, I felt like… Continue reading

BOTW #75 – Mac DeMarco

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This week’s Band of the Week is the super-chill Canadian indie-alt artist, Mac DeMarco. With soothing beach-y guitar tones and a lighthearted vocal style, Mac is just the kind of guy you want… Continue reading

BOTW #73 – Finish Ticket

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Finish Ticket is a group of Bay Area indie alt-rockers that could totally be the younger brother of Young the Giant. Their melody driven tunes have a subtly to them that is easy-going,… Continue reading

BOTW #65 – SKATERS

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Not to be confused with the board riding crews that lurk your local parks and corner stores, SKATERS is an indie alt-rock band that originates from New York City and they are totally… Continue reading

BOTW #64 – SZA

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Continuing with the Bumbershoot 2014 lineup trend, this week’s Band of the Week is SZA. This chick seriously exudes coolness. If you require a label, indie-chill-hop seems to do the trick. Her melancholy,… Continue reading

BOTW #63 – Architecture in Helsinki

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Indie alt-pop veterans, Architecture in Helsinki, are hitting the Bumbershoot 2014 stage and I could not be more excited! The Australian group has been cranking out tunes since 2000, and their newest release,… Continue reading

BUMBERSHOOT 2014 LINEUP + The Pink & Purple Pickwick Party Recap

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My initial Bumbershoot 2014 lineup reactions… Stellar Seattle bands I’m pumped for: Pickwick Iska Dhaaf The Head & The Heart Schoolyard Heroes La Luz Sam Lachow The Lonely Forest Bands to appease the… Continue reading

BOTW #59 – Dirty Loops

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Words cannot begin to describe this trifecta of prodigy musicians. The drum/bass/keyboard + voice trio combines complex music theory, huge jazz/funk/r&b influences, and instrumental/vocal virtuosity to produce some of the most incredible musical… 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

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

Today in Music News: Katy Perry Openers, Barcelona New Releases, Bruno Mars Tour

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Katy Perry just announced that she will be taking Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, AND Tegan & Sara on the Prismatic Tour! TOO MANY FEELS. Click here to see if she is coming to… 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