Tag Archive: music reviews

Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour Tour [CONCERT RECAP] 9/25/14

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When I first heard Sam Smith’s voice as the featured artist on Disclosure’s “Latch,” I knew this guy was going to be in the game for a while. He announced his North American… Continue reading

BOTW #81 – Hemming

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In today’s giant sea of singer/songwriters, Hemming sticks out as a promising newcomer with her forward style of vocalizing and honest lyrics. Hemming recently got signed to Linda Perry’s label after her appearance… Continue reading

BOTW #80 – Yelle

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Lyrics are a crucial factor in whether or not we are drawn to an artist. But sometimes, if it just sounds good to our ears, do we really need to understand what they… Continue reading

Nick Jonas – 2014 Tour [CONCERT RECAP]

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Growing up as an avid Disney Channel consumer, it is no surprise that I was a huge Jonas Brothers and Camp Rock fan. Their brand of rock-driven pop was undeniably awesome. Some call… Continue reading

Katy Perry – Prismatic World Tour [CONCERT RECAP]

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(OBSESSED with Katy’s inflatable floating emojis! pic: veooz.com) Someone give this girl a Grammy already! Why she doesn’t have one in pop vocal music already is beyond me. I feel that a lot… Continue reading

BOTW # 78 – Sell the Rights

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This week’s Band of the Week is local Seattle outfit, Sell the Rights. Their sound encompasses contemporary rock/pop with their heavy guitar riffs and melodic choices, whilst also incorporating a few hints of… Continue reading

Bumbershoot 2014: Best Fest Outfits

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As you know by now, I LOVE music festivals. And what is the next best thing to festivals? Festival fashion of course! This year at Bumbershoot, the guys were totally KILLIN’ it. Here… 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 #74 – Lauren Aquilina

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This week’s Band of the Week may only be 19 years old, but British singer-songwriter, Lauren Aquilina, sings and writes like a veteran. Her haunting vocal performance combined with her honest writing style,… Continue reading

[FESTIVAL RECAP] 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp 2014

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One of my favorite summer musical rendezvous strikes again! Seattle’s Alternative music station, 107.7 The End, hosts Summer Camp every year since 2011 (and 2008) at Marymoor Park with a lineup that includes… 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

[CONCERT RECAP] Lady Gaga – artRave: The ARTPOP Ball

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With a rainbow-rave-esque stage design, in-sync dancers and impressive choreography, nearly a dozen costume and wig changes, a band of tight musicians, and her powerful and flawless vocal performance, and a costume change… Continue reading

[CONCERT RECAP] Beyoncé & Jay Z – On the Run Tour

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It has been a week since the Beyoncé and Jay Z concert went down, and I am still in shock that it actually happened and that I was there to witness such a… Continue reading

BOTW #72 – Meghan Trainor

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If you have not heard Meghan Trainor’s incredibly infectious retro-pop hit, “All About that Bass,” by now, I am here to change that. The song celebrates all of the different and beautiful body… Continue reading