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 4 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?

Higher Ground Music Festival 2014 in Denver – #GetToHigherGround

By Thursday, August 21, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Did you miss Bohemian Nights at New West Fest last weekend? You missed out, HOWEVER there are quite a few bands that played last weekend that are also playing at Higher Ground Music Festival, this Saturday, August 23rd. I'd recommend you not miss this festival as well! General Admission tickets are $20 for 40 bands! Seriously, just $2 a band - right downtown in RiNo! Benefit SpokesBUZZ Another perk? All proceeds benefit SpokesBUZZ who also have an amazing stage (including Baywood)! Don't Miss These Bands Barcelona Baywood Finish Ticket Post Paradise Wiredogs The Wild After Izcalli Sarah & The Meanies Gasoline Lollipops Instant Empire Rob Drabkin Edison Shatterproof Qbala I thought that list ...

Review of the 10th Annual Bohemian Nights at New West Fest – #FoCoMusic

By Tuesday, August 19, 2014 0 Permalink 0

This past weekend was New West Fest which was started to celebrate the birthday of Fort Collins. This year Fort Collins turned 150! Lookin' good for 150 FoCo! It was also the 10th annual Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, and boy was it fun! Upgrades I love the upgrades that Bohemian Nights made including using the Mountain stage for the main stage on Friday and including a secondary stage at the Library for even more rock to start the weekend off right. In addition, the stage backgrounds were amazing. Think Starry Night over Horsetooth. And when the lights came out, it made it even more magical. Friday Unfortunately I ...

I Can’t Give Up Shampoo – My Hair Is Too Greasy!

By Monday, August 18, 2014 0 Permalink 0

The most common reaction I get when I tell people that I don't use shampoo is "Your hair looks great! Can I touch it?". The second most common is "I could *never* do that, my hair is too greasy. I have to wash it every day!" When I was in college in the sorority (yup, I was a sorority girl. Ask me nicely and I'll tell you which house), I was the same way! I showered and washed my hair EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It got too greasy to not wash daily, and this was before I discovered dry shampoo. It wasn't until after college that I discovered ...