Happy Tuesday everyone. Since I didn’t post a Music Monday yesterday, let’s call today Tuney Tuesday. My friend Brandon and I went and saw Young the Giant in concert last night, and they were so fun.
Dat lighting doe.
I blogged about Young the Giant last year in this post, so obviously I am a fan. I have wanted to see them in concert for a while, so back in December when I heard they were coming to Indianapolis, I made my mind up to go. Coincidentally, a few weeks later, the band tweeted something saying they would give away free tickets to one random person who retweeted them. Since I love the Internet and was already planning on going, I retweeted them, and ended up winning. It was really random and unexpected since I don’t usually win things, but I was pumped that my tickets were free, plus they tweeted at me congratulating my win (I’m kind of a big deal).
The show was at the Egyptian Room, which has proven to be my go-to place for concerts in Indy. My friend Sam has seen Young the Giant before and told me that they were great live, and they were. They had really cool purple and yellow lights going the whole time, and the lead singer danced and grooved throughout the whole show. He danced a bit each time before he sang, so it kind of looked like he was working the notes through his whole body; it was cool. Also, one of the guitar players bopped around the stage the whole time, which was fun. They were all so into what they were playing and clearly enjoyed it. They also sounded fantastic! Probably even better than on their CDs. I would definitely see them again, and one hundred percent recommend their show to anyone who is a fan.
Have a great rest of the night, and thanks for reading
Happy Monday to all! Finals are wrapping up, so hopefully everyone is hanging in there and finishing strong. If you’re already done with finals, I hope your summer has been top notch thus far. Either way, I assume you are in the mood for some new music. Today’s recommendation- The Decemberists.
The Decemberists are an indie rock/indie folk band from Oregon. The band’s debut EP was released in 2001, and since then, they have released six albums. Their most recent album, The King is Dead, was released in January of 2011. A song from this album, “Down By the Water,” was even nominated for Best Rock Song at the 54th Grammy Awards.
The band is most known for their lyrics, which reference folklore and historical events, but their live shows are also said to be engaging because they involve the audience in acting out the songs being sung. I have never been to one of their shows, but that sounds like a rockin’ time.
Their music sounds kind of dreamy and almost transports you to into the places they sing about, adding to their eclectic sound. The Decemberists definitely sound unique, and I quite enjoy them. I have put a few of my faves by them down below.
Have a fabulous week, good luck finishing up on finals, and thanks for reading
“This is Why We Fight”
“Down By the Water”
“Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect”
Happy Friday! As you obviously know, it is the first Friday of the month. I am very excited about this because every first Friday of the month, the Indianapolis art community hosts an event called First Fridays. This event takes place at art galleries around town and allows you to go in and see the studio space as well as the work various artists have created. I am going on the First Friday trip today with some of my fellow art students and I am so excited!!
I am from Peoria, Illinois, and my town also had First Fridays. Unfortunately, I never attended a First Friday gallery tour back home, so I am extra doubly excited for this one. We will be going to the Harrison Center for the Arts, Gallery 924, and Fountain Square/Murphy Art Center. Since I am an Art + Design major, I obviously love art! I enjoy visual arts, as well as the performing arts, and one of the things I love most about Butler is that there is always an opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts. I will most definitely take pictures at the galleries this evening and post some next week!
Also, here is a picture of me and Ashni’s pick up line, quote, and joke board today!
The pick up line, quote, and joke board
Joke of the week: Why do melons get married? They cantaloupe!
Happy Friday and thanks for reading
Wednesday night I went to see a play called Seven that was being shown here on campus. This show was put on by the Butler University Theater with the Phoenix Theater. The show chronicled the stories of seven women from different countries, telling their individuals stories of how they have overcome adversity. The play was really interesting and all of the actresses did an amazing job portraying people from all over the world (all of the accents were really convincing!) By going to the play, I also knocked out one of my Butler Cultural Requirements, which was an added bonus! The play is being shown again tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the theater in Lilly Hall, so you should check it out!
Tonight is the first home volleyball game, and tomorrow night is the first home football game. I am excited for both games because the dance team will be dancing at them! Tonight is also the second annual Butlerpalooza. The bands featured will be Smash Mouth and Chiddy Bang. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and runs till about 10:30 p.m. The Concert will take place at Clowes Memorial Hall, and tickets must be picked up sometime today before 5 p.m., so make sure to get your tickets if you are planning on going! Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. is the Penrod Art Festival outside the Indianapolis Museum of Art, so that is another wonderful thing to check out!
There are plenty of fun things to do this weekend, so make sure you go and out and do them. I am also going to include a corny joke every Friday, so here goes: Why did the hipster burn his tongue?
He drank his tea before it was cool.
Happy Friday and thanks for reading