Showing posts with label twenty-something. Show all posts
Showing posts with label twenty-something. Show all posts

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXX

Hey guys, it's our 30th #ROWYCO playlist! Cheers! (image credit)

Hey man, holidays, whaddyagonnado. No matter how many times you’ve done it, nothing can quite prepare you for the onslaught of meaningless questions and passive aggressive accusations about your alternative life style. When are you going to get married? Is that another tattoo? You’re in band? I love Bruno Mars. He's great. Is your band on the radio yet? Here, hold the baby. Seriously guys, it’s a universal discomfort. That is why we are here to provide an escape via new, sometimes local, but always awesome music and a drink to match.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Heart Belongs to the Boston Music Scene

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Shoe string guitar straps, punks playing violin, $4 Coors Lights and impromptu sing-alongs. Kids, this is what I live for. The Clear Channels and the big box stores can have their corporate recommended listens and curated compilations; I’ll take my music genuine.

The streets they’re singing about? You’ve walked on them. The bars you frequent? They’re drinking there with you. This show tonight? This show is happening for you.

Every day you support local music, you grow closer to a community, its people, its quirks and inside jokes. Its struggles. Its inspiration. The humble camaraderie. And the savvy ambition of a person who never gives up. By a steady amount or observation you begin to realize everyone around you is drunk off of passion, respect and gratitude. This is the scene. You can go to any no name place in any town, buy a drink and have no purpose. These venues have purpose, you have purpose. If you just show up.

Everything is better in person. Just go to a show.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Saves the Day Announce 'Through Being Cool' Fall Tour

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Listen to 'Through Being Cool' in its entirety after the break to further your complete
and utter mental breakdown over this news.

Saves the Day took to Facebook Thursday afternoon to announce details surrounding their upcoming fall tour, confirming that every twenty-something and thirty-something's collective dream has just come true. Saves the Day will be celebrating Through Being Cool's 15th birthday by playing their hit record (ranked one of the top 10 most influential albums of 1999 by Alternative Press) in its entirety at The Palladium (Worcester) on November 30th along with Say Anything performing Is a Real Boy and Reggie and the Full Effect singing songs off of Under the Tray. Additional tour dates can be found on the official Saves the Day website.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Craigslist Rental Listings - The Downfall of Humanity

Craigslist - A place where real estate agents give zero fucks and you can't do anything about it.

When perusing Craigslist for quality living spaces in a city saturated with college students who harbor the same level of expectations for their apartments as they do their beer and employed thirty-somethings that find themselves tumbling into the cavernous gap that was the middle class – renting in the Boston area proves to be a challenge. Thank goodness we have the expert guidance of trustworthy real estate agents who specialize in rentals. Imagine a world without their sophisticated insider knowledge, helpful photography and honesty.

There has to be a special place in hell for these people. Aside for my interest in the proper use of the English language and taking pride in one's work, just as a self respecting human being alone, I feel extremely compelled to form a taskforce to bring down these wordsmiths who say things like “pristine and elegant” to describe a rusty bathroom last updated in 1978, assume i can look past the absolute squaller their photographs communicate to see the "unique craftsman details", and for being the completely inconsiderate and unprofessional asshole who uses a term like “buttrageous” to entice me into a sale. The following are real Craiglist listings that got me real riled up.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Now Hear This - You're Not A Starfish, Wear Ear Plugs

Bishop And Rook will be offering free ear plugs during Night #1 of the Rock 'N' Roll Rumble!

Fun fact: Most starfish can regenerate damaged limbs. All humans cannot regenerate damaged hearing.

Studies have shown that the decibel level of a loud rock concert registers at approximately 120dB. The maximum exposure to 120dB of sound without ear protection is a whopping 15 minutes a day before you risk damaging your ear tissue, leading to permanent hearing loss. (The average rock concert runs around 240 minutes.) That’s just a scooch below the loudest recommended exposure WITH hearing protection (at 140dB).

Visit the Rebuilder merch table during Night #1 of the Rock 'N' Roll Rumble for a free pair of ear plugs (while supplies last), complimentary of Bishop And Rook music blog.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Urban Outfitters Launches 'Bike Shop' - Sells Artisan Booze Bags

We totes mcgoats bet these will be zooming around Allston this spring Urban Outfitters' Bike Shop

Hipster Mecca, Urban Outfitters, made the obvious move to include a new Bike Shop on their site, catering to the carbon footprint conscious by selling everything from designer rides to quirky accessories and fashionable storage options.

We especially like the Fyxation Bike Wine and Beer holders. Now you can tote your microbrews and vegan fermented grape juice efficiently, for all the world to see.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dressing for the Scene 101

Turn off your computer right now.

It has come to my attention that this article is in desperate need of being written. Ladies, consider this an intervention.You’re doing it wrong.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bishop And Rook Guest DJs the 'Break Out Bands of 2014' Podcast For Mutiny on the Microphone

Tune into Boston podcast, Mutiny on the Microphone, for music
and informative tidbits about the local scene.

Oh geeze, someone let us talk on the radio.

Kristin discusses her predictions for breakout Boston bands of 2014 in this week’s Mutiny on the Microphone podcast!

We must be doing something right because Adam over at Mutiny and the Microphone was nice enough to let me stumble my way through a list of eleven bands that blew my mind in 2013 and can only get bigger in the New Year. I promise, only one kitten tangent. Not too shabby for our first podcast appearance.

Monday, November 18, 2013

What Your Go-To Retailer Says About You

Wear your personality on your sleeve

Our clothes are a reflection of our personalities. What does your go-to retailer say about you?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Music and Fashion

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Are you wearing a faux leather vest and listening to the original Flash Gordon theme song on vinyl?

Why yes, yes I am.

Monday, May 13, 2013

PSA - Always Wear Earplugs

No band is worth losing your hearing over. A package of earplugs cost less than $5 and can be found in the first aid isle of pharmacies. Individual pairs are typically sold at venues and bars. Enjoy music responsibly.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. VIII

This month I'm celebrating KSAW 2013! KSAW, pronounced (kay-saw), meaning Kristin's Super Awesome Weekend. Having a birthday the day after any holiday is a drag, let alone national date night, Valentine's Day. Never a fan of the impracticality of stale boxed chocolates, I decided to act like a carnivorous celestial star and took over that half of the week, creating my own person Mardi Gras. And no party is complete without a signature cocktail and a phenomenal playlist! Read on to get both.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The 30 Day Challenge

You know what I don’t do? New Year’s resolutions. I set myself up for failure enough in one day, I don’t need to voluntarily recognize all the things I should accomplish / change / be better at in one year and then make false promises to myself that said improvements will happen in a timely manner. I resolve to not eat this entire bag of trail mix. Fail, every time. Guaranteed disappointment.
I made one resolution a few years ago that I just carry over each January 1st. Say yes more. It’s so easy to become a reclusive hermit, but if you pound that Red Bull and get out in the world, you’ll be more interesting, meet cool people and realize that you want ticker tape falling from the sky wherever you go.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rocker Chic Reunion

Victory! I have found my high school reunion outfit. Let's talk about how amazing Express coupons, clearance racks and in-store deals are. Be a savvy shopper and sign up for their mailing list. Wish me luck on Friday night...$10 says I fall at least once.

High School Reunion Outfit

Monday, October 15, 2012

Social Faux Pas

I was on a social faux pa roll this weekend. Between staring blankly at acquaintances I ran into at the pumpkin patch (sorry guys), to introducing myself to someone I've met several times before, I pretty much win the spaz award.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boston Bloggers August Event

It might just be the beer talking, but Boston Bloggers scene...I think I might have a crush on you.

As I had mentioned in my "Yeah It's Supposed to Look Like That" post, I was invited to my very first Boston Bloggers Meet and Greet on Monday at The Mass Ave Tavern. An acceptable 25 minutes of fashionable lateness, an Austin Powers parallel parking job (I admit, I accepted that challenge), and a whirlwind gust of subway air to blow my hair in my face as I walked into a sauna of a I am!

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