Heading to Ireland for Christmas!

By Thursday, October 9, 2014 1 Permalink 0

It seems a tradition has started in the McMahon household: traveling for the Christmas holiday! A month after we got married we headed to Mexico with my family for Christmas in Mazatlan. Last year we spent Christmas Day traveling from Minneapolis to Denver, and this year we are headed to Ireland for Christmas. This will also be our first actual vacation. We've travelled before, but always been with or visiting our families, so this will be our first actual vacation (although I will meet his extended family in Dublin, but that won't be the reason for the travel, so I'm not going to count it :p). ...

New Music Tuesday – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

By Monday, October 6, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Andrew McMahon is one of my favorite singer/performer/artist and has been since High School. I've been lucky to meet him on many occassions, and see him perform countless times. He's coming back to Colorado at the end of October with his newest iteration, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Slowly he is releasing new songs from the album that will be released on October 14th, and I discovered he put them on all SoundCloud the other night when I was searching for songs to listen to on my drive home from Denver. Yesterday he also put out a preview of his whole new album on Billboard and ...

Jonathon and Betabrand in Google Ad!

By Sunday, October 5, 2014 1 Permalink 0

Last year Jonathon started to work with Betabrand on a design that he had drawn up years before: a hooded suit jacket. Betabrand is a San Francisco startup that has a ThinkTank which allows designers to submit their designs to be voted on. Once your design gets so many votes, Betabrand will create a prototype and allow people to pre-order (similar to Kickstarter or Threadless). Once the design's pre-order hits the goal, Betabrand will manufacture and ship this design out to their supporters. Jonathon's Corporate Raider Jacket performed *really* well through the ThinkTank process, and he was so excited! Just before we received the jacket to ...

Riot Fest Denver 2014 – Shuttles, Schedules, Food Trucks, Tickets And Aftershows

By Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1 Permalink 0

It is almost upon us, one of the last music festivals of the Summer 2014 season here in Colorado. Riot Fest has been in the news quite often due to the change in venue, and the fact that since it had it's 10 year anniversary in Chicago, they've extended the bands performing albums in their entirety to all three venues. See below for which bands are performing in Denver this weekend. Gates Opening at Mile High Stadium Gates open at Riot Fest on Friday at 2:30 pm, Saturday at Noon and Sunday at Noon. I definitely recommend getting there early to beat the lines, but also ...

SpokesBUZZ Incubator Sessions

By Monday, September 15, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I've previously written about how I recently joined the board of SpokesBUZZ, a nonprofit organization in Fort Collins whose mission includes amplifying music scenes and developing the professionalism of artists. SpokesBUZZ Incubator Sessions As part of the professional development series for their artists, they have a monthly incubator session where SpokesBUZZ brings in professionals to speak on topics ranging from trademarks, band agreements, marketing, taxes and more. I've had the pleasure of speaking on (three times over 4 years now) and attending many of these sessions (too many to count), and they are chock full of great information for bands. ASCAP, Lawyers, LLC's - Oh My! I recently ...

Stitch Fix Box Number Ten

By Monday, September 1, 2014 1 Permalink 0

What Was in Stitch Fix Box Number 10:
Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury Presidio Lightweight Beach Stripe Scarf
Pixley Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress
Creative Commune Miranda Scarf Print Racer Back Tank
Le Sample Kahlo Embroidered Solid Tank
Eclair Rye Abstract Print Solid Trim Blouse

My Thoughts on the Stitch Fix / Nordstrom Rack Debacle

By Sunday, August 31, 2014 2 Permalink 0

While this made the rounds over a month ago, I thought it was dying down, but people keep bringing it up, so I thought I'd share my thoughts about Stitch Fix. What is Stitch Fix? First of all, what is Stitch Fix? It's this great subscription box that gets sent to you once a month (or more or less depending on what you want) and costs $20. You get sent 5 items ranging from pants, to shirts, dresses, skirts, scarves and even jewelry, that match your style. I've opted out of receiving any pants from them as I feel I'm too picky and don't want to waste their ...

Recap of Higher Ground Music Festival 2014 – #GetToHigherGround

By Friday, August 29, 2014 0 Permalink 0

The Higher Ground Music Festival was so much fun this weekend! The layout in RiNo was perfect for the 6 stages that were set up, the baby pools were great to cool your feet off in, the VIP areas were a great place to hide from the sun (although my sunburn clearly shows I didn't use these enough), the food and drink options were varied and delicious and the weather held out and only sprinkled a little bit over the course of the day. There were so many great bands that I've been meaning to see and just hadn't made my way to a show yet, like ...

New Music Tuesday – The Griswolds – Be Impressive

By Wednesday, August 27, 2014 0 Permalink 0

The Griswolds were definitely one of the best bands I saw at UMS this year that I had never heard of before. They are from Australia, have catchy, indie songs and put on one helluva show. And, in case you were wondering, they are named for Chevy Chase's family from the Vacation movies. While I could spend more time telling you why you should listen, I'm just going to let the music stand for itself. Listen here: The Griswolds - Be Impressive So, what do you think? Who wants to see them with me next time the come to town?