Needing some new tunes to spice up your current rotation- no prob! We’ve compiled a list of our 10 current favorites that are sure to do just that. Warning: these songs and artists are mildly addictive and will make you want to dance…
Dear Paste Magazine,
We are so very in love with this article and write up on musicians of our great state and huge fans of the whole 50 states series! And, wow, we must say you have great taste. Many of these talents have been long-time favorites of ours, and others we are so happy to have discovered now thanks to you!
<3 the girls at Libby Story
To our readers- Go read this full article! Really, do it. Now. Click HERE and take pride in all the great sounds coming out of Mississippi. Not from Mississippi? Follow THIS LINK and find great artists from your own state!
Happy Spring ya’ll! We are so excited for the new spring items rolling in and the great weather! We had a blast shooting this “Kaleidoscope Eyes Lookbook” and we’ll be bringing you some behind the scenes footage shortly! For now, check out the Lookbook on our site for full size images and make sure to pick up your favorite pieces for Spring!
It’s Christmas Eve and if you’re like me, you probably still have gifts you need to get, whether you plan on having them in time or not. Because Christmas is so close, you may need help with some ideas for those guys in your life. Here are some great last minute gift ideas to help keep your guy stylish, organized and manly.
- Maple Bluetooth Keyboard by Orée. [$165]
These keyboards may be on the pricier side of your gifts but these gorgeous Maple wood keyboards are great for any guy who has to type anything. Since it is bluetooth it is simple and easy to connect it to tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop computers.
- Pad & Quill Cases [$40-$120]
Pad & Quill’s cases are beautifully designed, holding a likeness to Moleskin notebooks. These cases are great for every device your guy has. From his iPhone to his iPad (or iPad mini) to Kindle and more.
- Vurm 4-Bottle Wine Rack by Ikea [$10]
This gorgeous stainless steel wine rack will help keep your guy’s wines organized and show them off. The racks are designed to tesselate and fit with itself, so they look great with multiple racks along one wall.
- Hopside Down Glass by Fred & Friends [$20]
The Hopside Down Glass is a fun edition to any guys glassware collection. It holds 16 oz and thus is prefect size for any brew.
- Native American Cardigan by Carapace [$50]
This stylish Native American inspired Cardigan has a shawl collar, ribbed hem and cufffs and fits true to size.
- Washed Canvas Backpack by J. Campbell [$70]
With 4 outer pockets & 3 inner organizational pockets, this backpack is perfect for hauling all of your guy’s gear and looks great.
- “Audio Video Disco” Vinyl by Justice [$25]
Being one of the greatest albums of the year (in my opinion), this is the perfect gift for your guy, the music lover.
- The Art of Manliness by Brett and Kate McKay [$10]
Brett and Kate take lessons from classic gentlemen such as Theodore Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin and put together a collection of useful advice your man needs to know.
Many of you may have seen our “Traveling Soles” commercials recently, or seen or newest videos here on our blog or on our Vimeo account- if you have, then you’ve already been introduced to the melodic and catchy music of Bye Bye Birdy. We were totally enthralled when we heard her song “All The Things”. This Michigan native’s got gyspy soul, and we like it! If you haven’t heard her yet, hold on to your seats– you’re in for a treat.
Click here for a listen:
Want more? No problem. Here’s a first hand interview with Jennica- the super cool lady behind it all:
How and when did Bye Bye Birdy come to be and where did the name come from?
Bye Bye Birdy’s first show was in March of 2011. I always wrote acoustic songs on the side from whatever full band I was in, but did not take it seriously until after I had my son, Aubin. When he was born I would always play and sing for him. He inspired me to keep writing music and doing what I love. The name is a metaphor of basically freeing a caged bird. Or freeing whatever is inside you. I think everyone should always do what they’re passionate about no matter how tough life gets. Being creative & expressing your inner most thoughts are so therapeutic. There is also the musical “bye bye birdie” which I did not intend to name the project after.
Where do you draw inspiration from when writing music?
I find inspiration in so many different ways. Obviously through my own hardships & life experiences, but I also tend to find myself being extra inspired by other people’s situations… I think stranger’s stories intrigue me so much, that I tend to put myself in their shoes and think “how would I feel if I were in their situation?” Plus not actually going through what they went through gives my imagination a wide open slate to feel & even grieve what they may have grieved.
Do any of you do any other kinds of art?
Not really. Music is my main thing. I do however, play in another band called The Scenery.
Do you ever get your own songs stuck in your head? (They’re sure stuck in ours!) If not, what song can you currently not help but hum?
haha! Yes definitely. I have one particular song called “grain of salt” that I will be recording super soon. It will be my first full band recording for Bye Bye Birdy. Otherwise… Rivers & Roads by The Head & The Heart has been stuck in my head for awhile now.
Where are you hoping to be in five years?
5 years! thats so far away! haha Honestly, my only hopes are to have a happy family. I play music because I love it & feel it so much, but I’m not doing it to make a ton of money or become crazy famous. I feel like once you set that as your goal… you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Its like anticipating the world’s best cupcake and then getting it… & having it taste like a hostess. The music industry is a rough industry to try and wrap your fingers around. I can only play the music I play because I absolutely love it and feel it and believe in it… & if anything more comes of it, I will accept it with open arms… and with that being said… logically I should have a full record out by then & hopefully a small tour as well.
You are obviously immensely talented when it comes to music, but do any of you have any hidden talents? (Breathing fire, lion tamer, mind reader, etc.)
Yes. I restore antique airplane engines……. totally not true but that would be SO awesome! I actually danced my whole life… and taught dance at various high schools here in Michigan. Its my second passion next to music… yet they go hand in hand. A dream of mine, has been to write a dance song and then choreograph a routine to it and see it all come together. Maybe on the next next record.??
Lastly, any words of wisdom you can share with other creatives?
Don’t try too hard. And don’t be too hard on yourself. Sometimes the best creations just occur when you let yourself completely free of any expectations anyone could possibly have of you… and you just…. let it out.
Wish this interview was still going? Learn more and keep up with Jennica HERE
Who wants to party?? Next Thursday we are throwing parties at both our Ridgeland and Starkville stores for different events. All the details are below. Be there or be square people…
WHAT: Party for the National event “Fashion’s Night Out”
WHEN: Thursday Sept. 6th, 5-7 pm
WHERE: Our Ridgeland store in the Renaissance
WHY: is this really a question?? Food, Drinks, Music, Live Models, Sales and Raffles!
WHAT: Party to kick off the season and to celebrate our fall collaboration with Bin 612
WHEN: Thursday Sept. 6th, 6-9 pm
WHERE: Our Starkville store on University Drive, of course!
WHY: Wine, Craft Beers & Appetizers care of Bin 612 (Yum!), Sales and Raffles for free goods!
Think you have a tune we might like? We’d love to hear it!
Send it in to us @ email@example.com along with your name, age and where you’re from.
If we find a good project match for your tune, we’ll be in quick contact! it’s just that simple!
So we went, we saw, and our ear drums were conquered. As was expected, The Lumineers were absolutely amazing last Tuesday night in downtown Jackson. Even better than we could have hoped for. Their energy and passion for the music was outstanding and their interactions with the crowd were delightful. We can’t say enough wonderful things about the trio or their music, so here are a few of their most recent articles and interviews (click to view) along with some shots we captured at the show.