27 April 2009

We ain't got no place to go

I was trying to post every day last week but, as you probably didn't notice, I had to skip Friday. M'bad. The reason? I had a short work day filled with meetings and then upon leaving (at, like, 2:30) I had to go home and clean up the apartment because I had company coming in town. Yay, company! A friend from Atlanta came in town to visit and to see Against Me! with a bunch of folks. Yes friends, we are getting into concert season and it looks to be a good harvest this year. Here's the menu for the next month or so:

That's all I've got planned so far. I feel like there's even some shows I'm forgetting. This should prove to be an excellent summer for a music fan. Also exciting is the Rocket City Brewfest coming up here in Huntsville on May 7th and 8th. I'll be volunteering on Friday night and drinking for free on Saturday! So, anyone who's planning on being at any of these shows/events should let me know! We'll have a meet-up.

The Against Me! show was awesome. It's been a while since I've been to a punk rock show. I forgot how much fun they can be. Especially when you're there with a bunch of friends and you know all the words. And you don't mind being covered in sweat and beer and jumping around like a fool.

I went to The Avett Brothers on Saturday in Birmingham at Sloss Furnaces. The weather was perfect for an outdoor venue. They played some of their new stuff, including one of my new favorite songs, "Laundry Room". Here's a video of them performing it:

How awesome is that song? Seriously. Those guys never cease to amaze me. "Last night I dreamt the whole night long/ I woke with a head full of songs/ I spent the whole day/ I wrote them down but it's a shame/ Tonight I'll burn the lyrics cause every chorus was your name."

Oh, and here's a couple of pictures I took yesterday evening on the lake behind my apartment. So nice...

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So, folks, what concerts are y'all going to during this summer o' shows? Any that I need to be aware of?

*I've previously mentioned how excited I am about this. It is now less than 4 weeks away. ZOMG.


Anonymous said...

I was at Against Me on Friday. . .but I didn't see you. . .

Don't forget about WhistleStop this weekend!

LadyGlutter said...

So jealous, especially of the Sasquatch! Music Festival! I wish I had the time, money, and babysitters to do concerts more often. Have so much fun, and tell us all about it!

Apollo said...

Ari - I thought you might've been there but it was hella crowded so I didn't get a chance to look around for you. I won't be in town this weekend for Whistle Stop, unfortunately.

LG - It's going to be a blast! Now I'm thinking of going to Austin City Limits this year as well, although the lineup is similar to Sasquatch!

Heather Rose said...

It is indeed the summer of music. Ari and I were talking about that earlier this month.

It gives me warm fuzzies.

I've been stuck on Scott and Seth for like 6 or 7 years now. They're so sincere. Sigh.