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Saturday, March 1, 2008

March = Concertsville!

It's concert season, it's concert season!

It's concert season!

IT'S CONCERT SEASON!


As you might have ascertained, I'm pretty excited that it's finally concert season!

Even though there are sometimes concerts worth attending in winter, the bulk of concert season usually runs from March to October, AND THE SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!

Ok, let me get ahold of my excitement for a minute so that I can proceed with this post... breathe, 1, 2, 3, in out, up down, side to side, clench... and release.

That's better. Onward:

The first week of March has three great shows, three days in a row, and I'm going to all of them:

March 6th @ E Center
Alanis Morrisette (Opening for Matchbox 20)

I know a lot of people don't quite get Alanis. In fact, it's rather popular to talk about how her song "Ironic" isn't really ironic at all. I've never understood why people say that, because all the lyrics really are ironic (and yeah, I really do think). Anyway, I've been a fan of Alanis since the Jagged Little Pill Days, and though she's still around ten years later, there's no telling how many more chances I'll have to see her live. So I've gotta see this one.

March 7th @ Club Velour Provo
Tally Hall

This group opened for Guster the last time they were in town, and they were absolutely amazing! I picked up their album at the show, which is going to be re-released on a new label, and it's quite a fun thing to listen to. Their sound goes from Queen to ELO and everywhere in between, and their live energy is palpable. I definitely recommend you make the trek for this one. This is one band that's gonna take off soon, so they probably won't play such a small venue the next time around. Go see them while it's intimate!

If you need further convincing, here's Tally Hall's first music video for the song "Good Day". They sound just like this in concert:





March 8th @ E Center
Coheed and Cambria (opening for Linkin Park -- meh)

I've seen Coheed about 3 or 4 times already. The first time was incredible -- Claudio is a fucking monster on the guitar. The next two times were disappointing because the sound at Saltair has become characteristically shitty over the years. Since this time features a much desired change of venue, I'm counting on some better sound quality and a rockin' show. Claudio!



I'm always trying to keep my fingers on the concert pulse, but if anyone hears of any good shows, feel free to leave them in the comments section. I absolutely love to talk music.

But remember, kids, friends don't let friends go to Club Sound. [Exhibit A; Exhibit B]

Happy concert season!

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12 comments:

Sarah Bellum said...

Forget March (though, all great concerts) I'm holding out for May. The Swell at The Depot!!

Sra said...

I looked up The Swell, and it's some reggae band -- kinda soothing but not my thing.

But then I realized The Swell Season is composed of those artists from the film Once. That could be a really good show. Even though I didn't like the film, the music was pretty good.

Sarah Bellum said...

You didn't like the movie? You're upsetting kids who wear scarves indoors throughout the world. Your blog will be banned from hipsterville forever!

I think it will be worth attending. If only to laugh at the scarf kids.

Loralee Choate said...

OMG. I loved the soundtrack to "Once". That whole movie rocked.
I may have to go.

Loralee Choate said...

P.S.
The scarf thing?

HA HA HA HA HA

P.P.S Ok, the one thing that bugged about the movie is he was a singer who could act (Good choice) but I think she was more of an actress who could carry a tune (Bad choice).

HE was great.

Melliferous Pants said...

Claudio is a monster on the guitar...I bet he's insane live.

Sra said...

To read my "overrated" review of Once, check out the Bunsnip Most Overrated Movies of 2007

Believe me, I really wanted to like this movie. It had so much buzz from Sundance 2007. The first part of the movie was good, but then it made the mistake of forcing romance too soon, and then forgetting about plot altogether and focusing on music. The music is good, but the way they did it: they kept repeating the same five or so songs over and over again, and by the end of the movie, I just didn't want to hear them anymore!

But I will probably go to the Swell Season concert. Will likely have to get tickets early, I imagine this one will sell out because everyone just loved the movie SOOOOOO much.

Sarah Bellum said...

I vote we have a blog night out and all go. Loralee can you deal with the drive down? If you can manage that I can certainly run interference if any oily type boys try to talk to you. And by run interference I mean madly hump their legs in the corner. True story.

Sra said...

I think Blog night out is a fine idea. Count me in.

Sra said...

I think Blog night out is a fine idea. Count me in.

Sarah Bellum said...

I vote we have a blog night out and all go. Loralee can you deal with the drive down? If you can manage that I can certainly run interference if any oily type boys try to talk to you. And by run interference I mean madly hump their legs in the corner. True story.

Loralee Choate said...

P.S.
The scarf thing?

HA HA HA HA HA

P.P.S Ok, the one thing that bugged about the movie is he was a singer who could act (Good choice) but I think she was more of an actress who could carry a tune (Bad choice).

HE was great.

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