Category Archives: Music

Austin City Limits: The Party Starts Tonight

Kicking the first weekend off with Outkast and Beck headling down in Austin, Texas. Who could ask for anything better?

It’s only the first night, and man, is the line up stacked. To start the weekend off we have Temples, Bleachers, Capital Cities, CHVRCHES, and Sam Smith (just to name a few). It truly is amazing how the festival has grown to now spanning over two weekends for the second year with over 130 performances. Sounds like another perfect festival to add to the list, and incase you’re missing out on all the fun, fear not. Tonight at 10pm eastern time, PBS will be premiering a look at the past forty years of ACL, featuring many special performances.

Thank you, Alt J, for the quick release of your second album, This Is All Yours.

I was lucky enough to see Alt J headline last December, and here is a bit of what I saw:

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The performance was nothing less of perfection. The beautiful and unique sound literally sent An Awesome Wave through me leaving me on a concert high for days, and I couldn’t ask for anything more…except another chance to see them.

P.S. Who are you excited to see in concert his year?

A concert a week never hurt anyone…

…but my wallet.

One of my biggest questions is, how do you afford it all? I already average about concert a week some months, but with school and gas, and other things sometimes funding my concert addiction isn’t always possible.

There’s just so much music out there, and it’s impossible to hear it all, but I’d like to make an effort. Thus, my goal is to attend a concert a week to hear as much music as I can.

Whether it’s a big sell out show or a small performance at a restaurant, I want to hear it and see it all.

From me to you, I want to share The Districts. I stumbled upon their performance at Loufest this year, and they have a very laid back sound with a rock ‘n roll edge to it that makes people want to put on their dancing shoes.

So, does the hipster in you have a favourite band that “no one knows”? Tell me about them! I’d love to listen to both you and the music!

Remember the date.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A teenager’s first concert and first festival. Things to never be forgotten. Ever. Music is all that matters to a teenage girl, right? I mean after boys, tanning, and hair straightening.

In a nutshell, when all these material things are gone, music stays; It brings people together, and it inspires. Marcus Haney’s documentary about “sneaking in and breaking out” truly reveals how music can capture the hearts of many.

So, what’s the best concert/festival you’ve ever been to?

Two days of work , two nights of music

What a weekend.

To start, Spoon’s performance at the Pageant went above and beyond my expectations (what little expectations I may have had).

 

Now, I didn’t have few expectations due to skepticism. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The band had been on hiatus for four years, I hadn’t ever heard them live, or heard about their performances, so everything was a surprise, and of course, it was perfection. Yes, they played a variety of songs from their newest album, They Want My Soul, but they definitely included some good oldies such as “The Way We Get By” and “Me and The Bean.” The performance was professional and the acoustics were great, and in addition, there were two encores. What more could a Spoon fan ask for?


Bastille, Capital Cities, Switchfoot, J Roddy Walston and The Business, Ok Go, Royal Blood, Bear Hands, and Meg Myers.  Where do I even start?

Meg Myers. She looked so young, younger than me, but had a booming voice. She truly is talented, but honestly, overall I wasn’t too impressed. Her songs all sounded the same and blended together in my mind, but who am I to undermine her music? Perhaps it just isn’t my cup of tea. Although, you know what is? Capital Cities, J Roddy Walston and The Business, and Ok Go.

 

 

 

 

Capital Cities threw a real party at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Crazy lights and crazy dancing was all that mattered.  And J Roddy Walston and The Business? I had to see them for the third time because they’re that good! The talent of the musicians is amazing and inspiring, and there’s no better feeling in the world than being in a crowd full of strangers singing at the top of your lungs.

And last but not least, Ok Go. I didn’t buy tickets to their show in August because it was too hectic with school starting, and I thought seeing them tonight would be enough, but it wasn’t. If you haven’t seen them yet, you should. They’re talented musicians that make you want to move, and they’re humorous too. They also make kids’ dreams come true by inviting them on stage to play with the band. I mean seriously, how often does anyone get a chance like that? I guess it just emphasizes that not only are they great musicians, they’re also pretty awesome people as well.

I guess what I’m trying to get at overall is go out and see a show, hear some live music, do something that makes you happy because you deserve it.

Anyways, I’m off to bed, and I hope your weekend was equally as fantastic.

P.S. What’s your favourite band?