♪♪ It’s a Musical Exploration Kinda Night ♪♪
It’s been way too long since I say down at my computer in a frenzy, cross-referencing Songkick, Spotify, my own Feedly venue feeds, updating my calendar, and buying tickets.
The busy summer months of my photography company mean I hardly have time to explore and research bands, let alone go to shows. I love being busy with work, but I am so happy to have time to mellow out, get into the music, and hear some amazing new (to me, at least) stuff.
My friends have heard me say this a million times, but I really think of attending local shows as a habit not unlike attending church. Living in Silver Lake, I can easily go to 1-2 free or near-free events a week. I file in, douse myself with holy water (grab a beer), warm up with chitchat, find my pew (spot on the floor), and spend the next 1-2 hours having an inner and outer experience during the ceremony.
And more than church does for me, now, I believe in this shit. I believe in the crowd connection, the community. I believe in the intentions of those around me.
[Namaste, mother fuckers.]
I’m going to try to find the time to post shows/etc that I’m interested in. Try to hook up my calendar, maybe? I hope to see you there.
Listening to: The Peach Kings (hello, Texas + L.A. collaboration - I love you)