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
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!