Note-Able: The Neighbourhood

Note-able is my very, very irregular post in which I talk about songs, musicians, bands, concerts…in other words, any music that I find special or worthy to be discussed.

Note-Able Black & WhiteSpecial Black & White version of note-able graphic to fit The Neighbourhood theme. 🙂

I love The Neighbourhood. I’ve loved them since fall 2012, when I won tickets to see this band I had never heard of at this small, wonderful venue in Glasgow, Scotland. There were maybe 50 people there, my knees were touching the stage, and the band walked right off the stage and came to talk to us. This is one of the best shows I’ve ever been to, and I immediately fell for The Neighbourhood – I’ve been a fan ever since. I’ve bought (or downloaded for free, in the case of #000000 & #FFFFFF) every single song they’ve released since then. I’ve seen them 3 more times since Glasgow, and now, today, I’m seeing them for the 5th time. They’re the only band I’ve seen this many times, but they put on an amazing show every single time. Plus, they’re some of the coolest musicians I’ve met.

So since I’m currently on my way to Atlanta to see the band, I thought I’d share some of their music with you guys. They recently released a new single called “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” and a video, and it’s pretty much perfect. Listen and watch below.

Some of my other favorite songs by The Neighbourhood (all linked to YouTube):

Afraid // West Coast  // Female Robbery  // Let It Go  // Jealou$y
And, of course, Sweater Weather

Check out The Neighbourhood’s YouTube page for more music – it’s ALL good.

I’ll see you guys on Monday, but until then…do you have a song you think is note-able? Link me up in the comments! I love discovering new music.

Note-able: Joshua James

So I’m going to start another semi-regular post where I tell you guys about the music I’m listening to/new music I’ve found. Other than books, music is my other passion in life. I listen to music every single day, and I love going to live shows. I am sure that at least some of my followers like music as well, so maybe we can connect over yet another thing!

Tonight I’m going to see Joshua James live for the third time. You can tell he’s a passionate singer even if you’re just listening to his recorded music, but when you see him live, it’s incredible. He is absolutely amazing live. Electric. You can FEEL his emotion. He’s so passionate about his music and this definitely comes out on stage. It is very intense. Sometimes he’s so emotional that his voice cracks. It’s such a crazy contrast between how he acts offstage. On stage he is so intense and offstage he is so sweet and humble.

Here are two of my favorite songs by Joshua James, and you can find more on YouTube or his website. Enjoy!


The lovely Cristina over at Girl in the Pages started Sunday Funday a couple of weeks ago as a way to recap the bookish (and not-so-bookish) things that have happened that week. I thought it’d be a really fun way to keep you guys up to date on what I’ve been reading, reviewing, and wanting to read but also to tell you a little bit more about myself outside of my book love. I think I’ll tailor the post each week to what I’ve done but I will always try to include a book haul and a new book or two that I’ve added to my want-to-read list. 🙂

May 25 – June 1, 2014

Books read:

This week I read and reviewed Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig, which I wasn’t really a fan of (like, AT ALL), and The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder, which made me feel weird. I haven’t started the next book on my list (The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi) yet because I’m worried I won’t enjoy it. I guess I’m kind of in a little book reading slump, and this makes me sad.


In addition to The Chance You Won’t Return, I’ve got Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson checked out from the library. I’m looking forward to that since I enjoyed Since You’ve Been Gone so much! I also have e-ARCs of Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe and The Revealed by Jessica Hickam from Netgalley to read.

Today I found ALL THREE of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy in one book for $10 at Wal-Mart! I’ve been wanting to check her out for a while, and who could say no to that deal?! I’m excited to start that soon.

I’ve added Across the Universe to my to-read shelf on Goodreads, which I’d like to check out from the library soon. It sounds really interesting!

Non-bookish things:

This weekend I drove up to Memphis (about 3 ½ hours) to see Hands like Houses. They are one of my absolute favorite bands, and this was my third time to see them, but the first time in the States (I saw them previously in Glasgow, Scotland and Manchester, England last year). I got to hang out with them for a few after the show and say hi, and they all remembered meeting me! How cool is that? I also saw Alive Like Me live for the first time; they were one of the openers (along with Miss Fortune and Slaves). I’d only ever heard their first (and only) single, Start Again, and I thought they were freaking fantastic. I ended up buying one of their shirts at the show and then their single when I got home. I met their singer, Jairus, bass player, David, and one of their guitarists, Brandon, and they were very sweet and down to earth. I’m definitely looking forward to their album. Suffice it to say, I had an amazing time!

Here are a few pictures!!

Jairus, singer for Alive Like Me

Jairus, singer for Alive Like Me

Alex, guitarist, and Matty P, drummer, of Hands like Houses

Alex, guitarist, and Matty P, drummer, of Hands like Houses

Trenton, vocalist for Hands like Houses

Trenton, vocalist for Hands like Houses

Alex, guitarist, and Jamal, keyboardist, of Hands like Houses

Alex, guitarist, and Jamal, keyboardist, of Hands like Houses

Some more pictures of ALM.

Some more pictures of ALM.

Clockwise (Coops, Matty P, Trenton, Alex). Such great guys!

Clockwise (Coops, Matty P, Trenton, Alex). Such great guys!

I LOVE music, so if you have a band/musician that you think I might like, let me know! (No country though, sorry)

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

TEEN WOLF. Holy freaking crap am I excited. I keep seeing the promo for it and freaking out. Watch it HERE. Season 4 premieres on June 23rd! Any Teen Wolf fans here? Let’s fangirl together!

New tattoos. I have two new tattoo ideas that I am pretty sure I’m getting done this week! One on my foot and one on my wrist. Pictures next Sunday if I get them. 🙂

I also would really like to see X-Men: Days of Future Past sometime this week. Looking forward to that.


What are some of the bookish or non-bookish things that happened to you guys this week? Let me know!