Toast Pop Travels: Blue Moon Café

Shepherdstown, West Virginia is the oldest town in the state, but a blended atmosphere of home-grown, country, and contemporary combine with its antiquity to make it a wonderful place! There is just as much of a unique atmosphere at its Blue Moon Café. Much of the dining area is furnished outside among a shady green oasis that even includes a fountain. The menu is an affordable variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, pizza, and a little crab. They have many vegan and vegetarian options, along with several alcoholic beverages. Blue Moon is locally sourced, meaning many of their products were grown or made right in the region. Local entertainment can even be found here at their open mic nights.

Blue Moon Café gets my “Toast Pop Approval” for its support of local agriculture, food quality, meal price, and unique dining experience outdoors! Its well-worth the walk from anywhere in the heart of town.

Plan your visit to Shepherdstown and the Blue Moon Café!

Blue Moon Café homepage: http://bluemooncafeshepherdstown.com/dining/

View the menu, get directions, and get to know their local sources

Blue Moon Café Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bluemoonwv/timeline

Get updates on specials and performances

Shepherdstown Visitors Center: http://shepherdstown.info/

Learn the history, find out about local events, plan a stay, and more!

Empire of the Sun is Alive

Empire of the Sun is AliveDo you enjoy unique music? Cool, we do too, so perhaps you’ve herd of Empire of the Sun! If you have, awesome, you’ll be right at home with this article, if not then prepare to have your mind blown! Empire of the Sun is a “project” that has super odd music and even weirder musicians and costumes. So why do we love their music so much? They are good, plain and simple.

Their new album Ice on the Dune releases in June. For those of you who can’t wait for the CD release and who want the single “Alive” right this moment, you can have it! Just pre-order the album from iTunes and you will get the single right now. We were surprised that the music duo already have a brilliant music video out for this single. Go ahead and enjoy this bizarre and entertaining video that we hope is a good indication for what their entire new album will be like!

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Option 22 Brings Us The Change

 

Option 22 The Change

Option 22 is a brilliant band composed of multi-talented artist. Their latest album, The Change, introduces listeners to a collection of songs that are not only a pleasure to listen to, but that contain important messages for us all! The album cover is calming and gives you a sense of the type of music that is on the album. One of the most interesting things about this album that really sets it apart from others, is it’s ability to entertain while still telling a story.

There is not one song on the album that won’t have you singing along and thinking about it’s message. The band is comprised of some very talented people. Lori McKinney is vocals and drums, Jordan Furrow is drums and guitar, Brandon Dunn is bass, keys and guitar, and Robert Blankenship is guitar, didgeridoo, shamisen, banjo, bass, and keys! With a band that talented, it’s no wonder The Change is such an inspiring album. The opening song on the album is Some Say, and we get the feeling that “many” will be saying that they love this album! One thing is for sure, The Change by Option 22 is a sure hit, and a favorite of everyone at Toast Pop!

Alphabeat Beta Session

Alphabeat Express Non-StopIt’s rare that an artist or band will sound as good as they do on their recorded albums. Alphabeat is one of those bands that is just as “fantastic” in person as on their records. The latest Beta Session featuring them is proof of that. Highlighting songs from their new album Express Non-Stop and their other albums The Spell & This Is Alphabeat, the session was a hit!

With a rapidly growing following of fans from all around the world this was a brilliant way to let all of their fans in on their live music. Already receiving rave reviews from Perez Hilton, the Beta Session featuring Alphabeat is sure to spread like wildfire. Their style of music and well, style in general, is unique and catching the attention of many, including Taylor Swift who has admitted to loving their music. Quit depriving yourself and watch the entire Beta Session with Alphabeat now.

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A Fancy Winter, Literally!

Fancy Subscription BoxOk, it’s been established, the Fancy monthly subscription box is just about the coolest thing to happen to our planet. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, it does, and that is what Fancy is all about! We aren’t about to spoil any surprises that they may have in store for you lucky subscribers out there, but we’d be crazy if we didn’t blab about some of the sweet swag that they’ve been shipping lately.

Eskuche Headphones are amazing in their own right, but ship those alongside some fantastic Mollaspace and SuckUK gear and you have just about the coolest thing ever delivered to your front door. It doesn’t stop there, books, home goods, and other amazing things are being shipped out in the Fancy boxes. Did someone say Ray-Ban Sunglasses? You didn’t hear it from us!

You may be wondering how in the world Fancy can offer such a thing for $30 a month. Well, we would love to tell you, but honestly the answer evades us too. They are sending out goodies that well exceed what the customer pays. As long as they are doing fine on their end (we want them to make some $ for having such a cool product), then we are more than happy on our end. This is a situation where the customer seems to be the number one priority, other than delivering the best of the best every month. We don’t get starry eyed for just any product or company, but Fancy is making it near impossible not to.

Don’t miss out on their super fancy, Fancy Box Subscription! Seriously, you will be doing yourself a favor by signing up! When you think about it, it wouldn’t make sense not to.

Alphabeat Express Non-Stop

AlphabeatIf you are a fan of music from the 80s and early 90s then you may have heard of the band Alphabeat. If not, then it’s about time that you have! Alphabeat is a band that is prominent in this day and time, but chooses to model their music and style after the trends of the 80s. With a unique sense of fashion and super catchy beats, Alphabeat is taking the world by storm.

Their new album, Express Non-Stop will be available at the end of the month. While their fan base grows everyday, and the media is scooping up more information on the band, they are all still very down to Earth people with their own individual styles that make Alphabeat something truly unique. With the release of their new single still fresh out, Love Sea is gaining the interest of new and old fans alike, creating quite the buzz around the new album. This group of friends who loves music, style, and just having fun doing what they love, is just as excited as the fans about the new album.

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Chris August & Group1Crew – He Said

Group1Crew & Chris AugustChris August and Group1Crew recently partnered to create a beautiful piece of music for all to enjoy. It’s message is beautiful and holds truth on many levels. It is a constant reminder that we are never alone, though at times it may seem that way. Topping charts, both Chris August and Group1Crew have become hit sensations in the Christian music category. Teaming up for their newest hit, He Said, all artist involved were able to create a fantastic song. The musical talents of these musicians have graced audiences everywhere, now including Toast Pop. Enjoy, and remember no matter how tough things get, you aren’t going through it alone!

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