It was only right that a weekday after my best man showed up for the weekend that I had the opportunity to relax and recover with the soothing sounds of Sigur Ros. Welp, it mostly happened. I’ve seen them before at the Uptown Tehater in Kansas City way back when and remember such a jovial, quiet style. I guess I didn’t remember everything correctly. They somehow managed to kick my ass in a completely eloquent style. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh what’s the twist? Finally getting something knocked out. Yeah, I went this year and am now just getting around to saying something about it. This year’s take was different in the fact that I went all wristband and not the badge. Did things work out as well? Yes and no.
First off just check out the playlist of videos. I uploaded dumped a whole bunch of videos this week on the YouTubes and they say more than I could right here. Highlights included John Fogerty, Eric Burdon, Orange Goblin, Houses, Bear Mountain, and Black Pistol Fire. It was another eclectic year and I didn’t bother trying to get into some of the bigger name acts. That said, and what you could tell from the list, I did alright seeing both big and small acts.
The only real downside with not getting a badge was missing out on the day parties. Yes, it was more music, but it was also tons of free drinks and food. It’s no wonder I survived this year and didn’t get sick like I did the last two times. Oh, I still got mine, though. Especially Tuesday night and Saturday. But I digress. The point is, the lows weren’t too low and I still managed to see some great acts.
I even got to see a KC buddy of mine’s band. They drove all the way from KC (on tour) to hit up the Dizzy Rooster and rock out Saturday afternoon. Good times were had by all who came to see Get Busy Living. We even had room for them to crash at our place. It gave me a good glimpse of what life on the road could be like. That van was HUGE. I can’t wait to see them again.
So that’s my short capsule review of SXSW 2013. The usual suspects applies but it was just different enough that it sold me on next year already. And I don’t have to feel pressured into getting the ginormous badge. That is, unless I want to perform and/or sell my musical chops. I guess we’ll have to see what 2014 will bring me. Until then, enjoy the videos.
So I recovered from both The Hives and the bachelor party enough to make it out to Stubb’s to see some sweet psychedelic music from Tame Impala. It was a tasty evening at Stubb’s even though I didn’t have any BBQ (a first for me there). The opening act, The Growl, was even an unexpected surprise. Although I’m still digesting them. Read the rest of this entry »
Woooo! Man what a great way to get fired up for a bachelor party! I hit up Emo’s on February 21st to see The Hives for the second time. The opening acts helped support the banging, but it was The Hives that totally came through and jazzed me up for what ended up being a non stop abuse of all things excess. I can’t believe I actually remember some of this so just bear with me and help me relive this outbreak. Read the rest of this entry »
Real quick y’all. I’ll be regurgitating some tasty concert action from the last month, as well as spurt up some SXSW swankiness going on this week, but in the meantime, I actually have my RPM Challenge album up. Yup, for 2013, I did an album in the month of February. Now, I didn’t have extra time to put some pizazz on it, but I did crank out enough to call it an ‘album’. So there’s that. Head on over to my real life blog for a little more on the process. Check out the tunes rightcheer: