Monday, March 30, 2015

The Music Maven's Music Monday #36: Two nights/Five Bands

Well, our Spring Break is coming to a close – and to be honest it didn’t feel like much of a break, but The Gamer Geek and I did fit in two awesome nights of music.

We had tickets to see Magic Man and Walk The Moon shows and were really looking forward to them – as an added bonus the opening bands were really good. Vinyl Theatre and Great Good Fine Ok opened for Magic Man at the Bluebird Theater – the crowd loved each band. 

Vinyl Theatre powered through their set and basically blew the roof off with their powerful pop/rock set.  Here’s my video of their song Summer.

Great Good Fine Ok is basically my new music obsession. I can only describe their music as “hipster soul.”  They were a lot of fun and I’ve been playing their EP’s on repeat.  This is their single Without You.

After Vinyl Theatre and Great Good Fine Ok warmed the crowd up, Magic Man took the stage and did one helluva set.  Mad props to them for the best lighting I’ve seen at a show this year – it was really synched well with each song and added that little extra something special for the audience. This is their song Out of Mind.
And, on Wednesday night we went to see Walk The Moon and The Griswolds.  I have a special place in my heart for Walk The Moon as they’re a Cincinnati band and I love seeing all the amazing bands that have come out of Cincy. I’ve seen WTM several times, but this show was really all about The Griswolds.  I love this Aussie band and this was my first time seeing them live. Normally, we’d be right on the rail for this show, but The Gamer Geek had his own band practice that day and we just couldn’t get to the Fillmore any earlier. The venue is HUGE and we decided that we would enjoy the show from the back of the venue in hopes that we could say “hello” to The Griswolds after their set.  They were so good and the Denver crowd was very good to them. They played my favorite song If You Wanna Stay pretty early in their set and I videoed the title track from their album Be Impressive just for you.

We were really lucky that members of The Griswolds came out after their set to meet fans – in a venue that large that doesn’t always happen.  I was happy to have the chance to tell this “baby band” how much I enjoy their music.  They were really cool guys and graciously took pictures, signed CD’s, and chatted with their fans.

And now you’re probably wondering where the Walk The Moon video is – well, I didn’t get a good video because by the time they took the stage it was so packed and at that point I just really wanted to enjoy seeing this band that I’ve watched blow up over the years. It was amazing to see them play a sold out show to adoring fans.  It was pretty much a perfect ending to a great couple of nights of music.

Friday, March 27, 2015

5 Fandom Friday: One Fandom Item Styled Five Different Ways

{April prompts below!!!}

When Kristen and I were making up the list for March I really wanted to do this one, but I said it has to be last because I knew I was going to get stuck some how!  I already had this amazing Don't Blink tank from Jordandene and had three awesome outfits for it...the last two I knew were going to be difficult.  But I am so happy with what I came up with and cannot wait to share them with you!
1.  Casual.  This might be my favorite look.  This is basicly my nerd uniform.  I love having a bit of my fandom shown, I love layers and I am never without my Oxfords!
2.  Semi casual.  Looking to dress up for a Geek Girl Brunch or a day at the beach?  I love this long skirt and it is the perfect color match for my tank!  As for accessories, I added a weeping angel necklace {PERF am I right?!} and I'm never without my sunnies!
3.  Dressy-ish.  I LOVE these wedges and would wear them all the time if I could.  I'm a shorty so having a chance to be tall ever so often is nice!  The sweater I LOVE so much. The color is so rich and the blues go perfect together.  I added some Doctor Who-y accessories with my double heart necklace from House of Darkly and a rose ring and allons-y bracelet from Show Pony.  If I were to change anything about this outfit, I'd probably do dark jeans.
4.  Sporty.  When The Hunny decided that we needed to hike to the Hollywood sign, guess what my first thought was {after UGH} what am I going to wear?!  Insert my favorite nerdy tank, a TARDIS bow, Union Jack socks and....ALLONS-Y!
5.  Concert.  When it comes to shows, I definitely try to dress towards the vibe of the music.  For the Tokio Hotel show, I felt like being a rockstar.  Rockstars only wear black right?  Well that is what I chose and I LOVE it.  To top it off {literally} it was National Hat could I NOT add one of my favorite accessories!

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March 20th: My Comfort Films

April 3rd: Five Times I Totally Fangirled
April 10th: 5 Magical Items I Would Love To Own
April 17th: Favorite Theme Park Rides (Disney or otherwise)
April 24th: Games I Love To Play

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Everyday Cosplay: Claire Standish

When I heard that The Breakfast Club was celebrating its 30th anniversary with screenings in theaters across the country I was like SIGN ME UP! I have seen a few older movies in the cinema {Jaws and Back to the Future} and couldn't help but fangirl out the entire time.

The Breakfast Club is one of my favorite movies and NOT just because it got a feature in Futurama. I love the characters, the music and it is still holds up to this day. I cannot wait to see it Tuesday March 31st on the BIG screen!

Everyday Claire

Everyday Claire by thenerdygirlie featuring over-knee boots

I've already created looks for John Bender and Andrew Clark, now how about a lil bit of girl love?! Even though Claire's look is from the is still chic! Classic and timeless. I would LOVE to wear this to the show. Next week I have Brian's look coming up so stay tuned!

Who's going to see The Breakfast Club in the theater? Who is your favorite character? I gotta love the bad boy John :)

Everyday deserves a lil cosplay!
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