Tomboy Style is my favorite blog. Hands down can’t get enough. My Mom noticed this and bought me the Tomboy Style book. I took a little quite time while my toddler was sleeping and read the book cover-to-cover and keep going back to it for more. My favorite kind of picture book.
Lizzie Garrett is the author of both the before mentioned blog and book and I think we would be friends. She outlines the rebel, the prep and the athletic tomboy. I find myself falling in many of these categories.
Reading her book and blog has brought back memories of buying my first tie (from the Limited Too in Syracuse, NY), always wearing vintage mens military gear, baggy corduroy pants and vintage tees with blazers. I went through a few phases (in college) trying to fit in with the other girls. It never worked. I’m happy to embrace my tomboy, rebel/punk, feminine, prep and funky style.
Buy her book. Check out her blog. Break out of the norm and own your own style. Cheers!
Concert Date: November 7 (weekday show = dedication)
Concert Venue: Sail Inn, Tempe, AZ
Opener: we missed them…sadly…but it was Bleached they were very punctual and we were not
Main Act: Japandroids
First off…I love the Sail Inn. This venue is a gem just off the beaten path in Tempe, Arizona. It is a divy indoor outdoor venue that features an intimate venue to watch and enjoy live music. Japandroids has been a favorite of Cody (hubby) and I for a while and with their radio hit “The House That Heaven Built” this past summer we were very excited to catch their show.
Japandroids is a duo of Brian (guitar/vocals) and David (drums/vocals) from Vancouver. Their lyrics are fast, hearty and full of punk rock angst in a good way. David their drummer plays super fast which Cody loves. I think Brian has a legit voice and is not hard on the eyes.
Seeing them at the Sail Inn was a treat because it felt they were playing for an intimate party of you and a few dozen of your friends all sipping on whiskey drinks at an outdoor party. As a band they are extremely thoughtful to their fans, noting certain songs they didn’t play their last trip to AZ and thanking the crowd between songs.
The crowd was solid. We thought it would be filled with young hipsters wearing plaid but it was a good mixture of high school nerdy skinny indie kids roped off on the side in the non-drinking area (to the right of the panoramic image at the top of this post), just out of college kids wearing plaid, 30-somethings wearing plaid (us) and even a few folks reaching in their 50′s. A small mosh pit broke out but it was a polite pit that even stopped at one point so a young nerdy dude could grab his glasses he had dropped. Amazing.
Even though my ears were ringing at work in the morning I’m glad we took our old music fan asses out that Wednesday night to hear Japandroids. We will 100% be catching them their next tip to AZ.
Check out some pics I got from the show:
Click image below for The House That Heaven Built video. It is rad!
Sorry I’ve been slacking lately…BUT I do have thoughts on Sleigh Bells and their bad ass lead singer Alexis Krauss.
Concert Date: October 19
Concert Venue: Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ
Opener: Not sure but they were loud
Main Act: Sleigh Bells
This concert was amazing and LOUD. Sleigh Bells music is high energy, dramatic and makes me want to jump up and down and pick a fight. It is crazy cool girl power lead by Alexis Krauss who is amazing. She was wearing fishnets, pink cord shorts, a lacy bra and a parental advisory T-Shirt cut up. Her black hair is cut perfectly and flies with ease as she headbangs and bounces across the stage. She hit every note and had every person in the theater under her thumb.
Pics I took on my iPhone and video from the show:
SleighBells Tucson October192912 from Jenna Rutschman on Vimeo.