I have only watched American Idol a handful of times. While I have never become hooked onto it, I did find an artist in Season 8 that I really liked, Paul McDonald. He’s a real cool dude with a raspy voice and a folk-rock, bluesy style of song. While I loved his covers of Maggie May and Folsom Prison Blues on Idol, I believe that McDonald has enough talent and ability to captivate audiences on his own merit.
I’m not usually one to be front and center at concerts, but at the Fitz & the Tantrums with Walk the Moon concert I found myself exactly there. Not that I don’t love to be fully engulfed by the experience (trust me, I do), but I’m more of an observer, in that I like seeing how concerts affect everyone else. However, after my front row experiment, I’m now adding another Do to my Concert DOS and DON’Ts and that is to mix up where you stand. Continue reading →
I had some pretty high expectations for the Civil Wars show at the Vic. First off, the Vic only shows really well-deserving artists. You could even get this sense from the music they played before and after each set. In fact, I wish they had the song and artist playing displayed somewhere. So, I was expecting only the best. I wasn’t expecting, however, for there to be two incredible acts that still have me thinking back to their performances, but that’s exactly what happened.