Tag Archive: music

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] 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

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

The 56th Grammy Awards: Who Should Win & Who’ll Probably Win

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Here are my predictions on the Grammy Awards, and here’s to hoping that the worthy musicians actually win this year (this is not a complete list, as there are 82 categories and I… 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

Big Ass Boombox Festival 2014 Recap

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Do you love music festivals? Do you love free stuff? Then the Big Ass Boombox Festival is totally for you! January 3rd and 4th 2014 marks the first ever BAB Festival in Seattle… 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

Favorite Albums & Singles of 2013

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I’d say that 2013 has been a pretty awesome year in new music! Here’s a list of some of my favorite albums and singles that were released in 2013 (there were many albums… Continue reading

BOTW #44 – Vinyl Theatre

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Besides their band name consisting of a couple of my favorite things (vinyl, and the spelling of “theatre” as opposed to “theater”), these Milwaukee guys can write a mean alt-rock tune! Through the… Continue reading