It’s been 10 days since my reputation tour and it’s taken me this long to put into words the impact of seeing Taylor live after 3 years. I’ve been a Swiftie since I was 16, and now at 28, the only thing that’s changed is the admiration I have for Taylor. From her self-titled debut album to reputation, I grew up with each era she released. When all my friends changed from year to year, Taylor was the one constant I had. Her music was always there when I needed it.
With news of their first headlining tour, we got the chance to check out lovelytheband in Nashville and at Hangout Festival. lovelytheband hit the stage just as the sun started to set and the venue came alive with more fans. Opening with “Make You Feel Pretty” the band set the scene with the song giving off a similar vibe to the time of night and finally for us in Nashville, great weather.
Franz Ferdinand is touring for their 2018 album Always Ascending and it’s fitting for the wave of fans who are still clamoring for more from the Scottish based indie rock favorites. They’ve been an international success since their debut single “Take Me Out” flooded every form of media in 2004.
Stubbs in Austin was filled with a multi-generational crowd for Greta Van Fleet. It was clear that with the nostalgia came with the older crowd, and new interests brought in a younger crowd, one that was unfamiliar to Greta Van Fleet’s sound. Austin was their sixth US stop on their headlining tour.
The pop-punk band Boys Like Girls was the soundtrack to my teenage years and was the beginning of my love affair with Martin Johnson. Fast forward to about this time last year and I received a new song recommendation from a friend. Immediately I knew the familiar. Martin Johnson’s latest band, The Night Game, provided my life with the 80s pop soundtrack I never knew I needed.
I remember interviewing Joywave last year and being so confused with their album title. “Is it conTENT or CONtent?” I asked sheepishly. “ConTENT, they responded.” This is the content age, but Joywave maintains the album was answering their previous work’s question: How Do You Feel Now? Content.
This rising Swedish electropop sensation is taking her catchy hooks and bubblegum sweetness all over North America on the Melodrama World Tour with Lorde and Run the Jewels this month.
Diet Cig played the outdoor stage at Sidewinder on one of the coldest nights of the year but the tiny venue was packed with people nevertheless. If you haven’t been following the pop-punk two piece with Alex Luciano on guitar and vocals and Noah Bowman on the drums, they’re now a four-piece and they deliver one of the most fun live-shows you’ll see.
If you’ve ever considered going to a St. Vincent concert, do it, buy the tickets now and go. You’ll be greeted with one of the most cinematic shows you’ll ever see. Formally known as Annie Clark, St. Vincent is a musical genius with stunning artistic concepts. From her killer costumes, to her futuristic and feminine aesthetic, you’ll be sucked into every aspect of the show, you may even develop a new affinity for latex and stilettos.
Three girls in three cities all attended a Harry Styles show this year, each one had become a fan of Harry at different times in their life and they all had very different experiences.
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