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.
mourning doesn’t wait for the weekend.
I went to my Physics professor and asked to take the exam right then and there so that I could leave and make it to my grandmother’s burial. I know it was against the policy for me to take the exam outside of the regular class time, but I think it was a valid enough reason. Afterwards I went straight to the cemetery. I didn’t run and shout the answer to every other physics student. Was it really that wrong of me to ask the teacher to go against the” Physics policy”?
and it’s only Thursday.
It’s truly been a rollercoaster this week starting with an Organic Chemistry exam on Monday, then an IPP exam Tuesday, only to hear Wednesday about the passing of my grandma of whom I truly miss right now.
This all means no time for live music this week. Only time set aside for attempted studying for my Friday Physics exam, and as terrible as it may seem with the intense school policies, mourning will have to wait until the weekend.
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:
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?
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?
The first post has to be a good one, right?
I mean, it’s like a first impression, but it carries more weight. I can’t physically take you places and show you things, but instead I will attempt draw you in with my own unique combination of words, and do you want to know the advantage of blogging? Blogs are on the internet. I mean seriously. Think about it.
With the internet you can go anywhere.
It’s beyond cool; it’s like magic. The internet can show you great things. You can waste time, learn, and see the world all at once. And the best thing yet? It connects people.
“We’re all social animals,” my psychology teacher used to repeat everyday, and it couldn’t be more true. We crave the attention of others as we strive to share our experiences with one another. Thus, here I am writing from my seat in a very long physics course hoping to share some fun news with you (soon).