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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Posts Tagged “Dave Matthews Band”

Concerts Galore

If you have seen my previous blogs I love going to concerts, especially ones that I don’t have to pay for. Since I didn’t talk much about the concerts I went to this summer I thought I would talk about that and also the free concert Butler provided with Smash Mouth and Chiddy Bang!

This summer I didn’t go to many concerts because I had to work a lot, or I would forget to take off of work. I did manage to go to Dave Matthews Band and Young the Giant. With the Dave Matthews Band I got really lucky! My best friend’s parents or my adopted parents basically gave me tickets to see Dave on Friday night! It was really awesome, because of how close we were to the stage, and on top of that I really like DMB! I was able to go with my sister and her friends and then brought along my friend Sara. We had a lot of fun!

Front row at Dave Matthews Band

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Although I didn’t get free tickets to Young the Giant, I got to be in the front. They played at The Old National Center. At this venue there is no seating, so if you shimmy your way to the front, which you usually can, you get front row! Young the Giant was amazing. They sound as good live as they do on their CD’s, which I feel like you don’t hear that much anymore. Blogger Bekah wrote about them in her latest blog, so you can get to know more about them!

Front row at Young the Giant!

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A couple of weeks ago I went to Butlerpalooza, which was free for Butler students. Smash Mouth and Chiddy Bang came. It was a lot of fun. Smash Mouth was great because it was all songs I remember from when I was younger! Chiddy Bang was entertaining and got the crowd involved a lot with their songs. I didn’t know that many Chiddy Bang songs, but for the ones I did know it was really good!

Smash Mouth at Butler

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Chiddy Bang at Butler!

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Sorry if my videos are shaky, you hear me or others singing annoyingly, or you just realize that I should never take a video again in my life… I understand. On a positive note my concert tour isn’t over yet for the year. I won free tickets to Dayglow, which is a huge concert/rage where DJ’s play different songs and then throw paint out into the crowd. I’m extremely excited! Also I’m trying to go to a few concerts in Chicago, but right now money is an issue, so we’ll see how that goes.

Ever Wonder?

The other day someone tweeted,” I always wonder what people are listening to when I walk past them.” I have to admit I always question this too! So I thought why not write about what I have been listening to lately. I listen to a lot of different music, and hopefully some of these artists are new to you! I love spreading new music.

I have an issue with just narrowing down music choices, so instead I will tell you what my top five pandora stations I have been listening to lately are!

1. Fitz and the Tantrums
I mentioned them on a previous blog. I first heard about them when going to Jimmy Fallon. They are actually pretty good live, which is sometimes hard to come by with the singers today. Some of my favorite songs they sing are Moneygrabber, Don’t Gotta Work It Out, and Breakin’ The Chains of Love. Their Pandora is awesome and has songs from a ton of different people like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to Adele and Kate Earl. It’s really funky and I love it!

2. J. Cole
I’ve been listening to J. Cole for a while. Some people don’t think he’s that great, but I think he’s pretty awesome. His new single Work Out has an awesome beat and is great for just listening to in the car or working out, but I especially like his songs Lost Ones and Nobody’s Perfect, because I love the lyrics. I got to see him at the celebrity basketball game. He’s not that great at basketball but he’s good at rapping and on his Pandora you can hear artists like Drake, Tyga, and Kid Cudi.

3. The Xx
The Xx is a band that isn’t really well known but has awesome songs. Songs such as Intro and Shelter are some of my favorites from them. Most of their songs are pretty chilled out and mellow, but I think that is what I like about them. On their Pandora you can here songs from the Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Radiohead.

4. Dave Matthews Band
I can never get enough Dave Matthews Band. People consider Dave fans as bandwagoners, but thanks to my sister being ten years older than me I have been listening or hearing Dave since I was five, and I have grown to love him. Plus he’s coming back to Indy this summer, which last summer he didn’t and I was pretty much devastated. What’s great about Dave is that he is awesome live and you’ll have an awesome time whether sunshine or pouring rain. Some of my favorite dave songs are Crash Into Me, #41, and Two Step. I pretty much like a lot of Dave’s old stuff. On his Pandora you can hear from bands like Blind Melon, Spin Doctors, and live acoustic versions of popular songs.

5. Florence and the Machine
I love Florence and the Machine. I have not seen her live, but I have heard live. She was in Indy one time and her concert was outside and I could hear it and she sounded awesome! Her voice is pretty much insane, and you get this extreme full sound from all her songs. Artists you might hear on her Pandora would be Bon Iver, City and Colour, and Mazzy Star.

One other thing I wanted to mention before I go off to do homework! If you have time it takes only 5 minutes to do both. Vote for Ronald Nored on the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, he’s been slipping a little bit in the ranks and he definitely deserves the win! Also vote for our mascot Blue 2! He’s up for the Shorty Awards and is currently in second place! Click on the links to vote!