On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re continuing our exploration of Bon Iver and the power of the little things and chatting with fellow concert fan Isabel about how this picture of Justin Vernon’s “that was then” tattoo inspired Isabel to get her own tattoo. Isabel’s also tells us why she’ll never forget […]
Continuing our exploratioin of Bon Iver and the Little Things, here’s a very entertaining and well-written review by Kate Dries of WBEZ of Bon Iver’s recent show in Chicago. I especially like Kate’s description of the frustrated fan: Standing after every song and cheering, while throwing up a “Rock On!” hand signal, this middle-aged man […]
As we’ve discovered before, the Little Things are what draw you in, and they’re what makes the show irresistible and unforgettable. But what happens when concert fans get transfixed by a one-man band street performer, and others artists like Girl Talk, Andrew Bird or TuNeYards who are pushing the art forward in the 21st […]
To answer my own question and complete for you yet another curiosity-filled Live Fix Experiment, I will tell you that, yes, Gayngs was just as good live as they are on their debut album Relayted, one of my favorite albums of 2010. But read on, because there was more to this show that just Gayngs […]
One of my favorite albums lately has been the debut release from Gayngs called Relayted. And tonight at Metro we’ll see if the new album is just as good live as it has been between my headphones these past few weeks.
Besides the musical performance, how does a band make their show a fully felt dialogue of emotions instead of just an average rock concert? And if a band did create that environment, how would you respond to a concert of conversation?
It’s time to revisit the power of the Little Things and see what I found written on the epidermis of a musician who wanted to create a different kind of set list.
Hey, unfortunately, I didn’t have the chance to visit Austin, TX for the ACL festival this year but thanks to Rock and Roll Mama Lindsay Reed Maines, being a vicarious live music fan was really easy for me. Maines enjoyed Bon Iver’s set, among others like Kings of Leon, and I wonder if she noticed some Little Things, too. That said, […]
Having played baseball since I was old enough to hold a bat and toss a ball, there’s one thing that the game’s taught me about live music; it’s that noticing and appreciating the “little things” makes all the difference. And when you notice the hidden nuances about your surroundings during the show, you also begin to discover […]