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Ballad of Love and ummm…..yeah, lots more love.

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2009 by JD

264890506_b67b1b2997_oThere has not been a show this summer that I have been more excited about than the Avett Brothers at Red Butte Gardens.  If you have never seen these guys live, you have no idea what you are missing….and in such an amazing venue!!  There is no folk / bluegrass group out there more punk rock than these guys.  Wait…..what?

Go to the show and you’ll see what I mean.

The show isn’t sold out and they may not have the biggest following of the bands to play before them at Red Butte, but their following has a voracious appetite for them and their music, and to say they get a bit crazy at their shows is an understatement.

Heartless Bastards open up tonight (another band I have been wowed by lately).
Grab a bottle of the strongest stuff you can find and some fine cheeses (it is Red Butte after all) and come on up for a show you will not soon forget.

Make Noise!

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Summer Essentials – Chris Isaak “Baja Sessions”

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2009 by JD

album-baja-sessions Okay, so some of you might want to fight me by making this a Summer Essential, but honestly…..have you really ever listened to Chris Isaak? If this guy’s music doesn’t scream SUMMER TIME, then I don’t know what does (other than the previous Summer Essentials of course). Judging by the name alone, “Baja Sessions”, and the very much overall resort-esque theme to each song, I am damn sure he wrote this as a soundtrack to summer.

The laid back guitar on the first track, “Pretty Girls Don’t Cry”, makes this the perfect “chillin’ in a hammock with a cold beer” song.  Forward to track 3, “Only the Lonely” and you’ve immediately got a great cover of another perfect chill song. On “Two Hearts”, Chris shows exactly why all the ladies swoon when he takes the stage. Ohhh Chris, that sultry voice and those falseto high notes. melt melt swoon swoon….

Keep in mind, this is not exactly backyard BBQ music. You put this on and your guests will be snoozing soon or probably finding excuses to leave the most un-lively party ever.  “Baja Sessions” is hammock music, or hanging with close friends on the patio with some cocktails.

If you are looking for the ultimate summer concert experience and are in Salt Lake City, be sure to get tickets to see him live at Red Butte Gardens on August 14th. Bring a magnum of a nice white or rose wine and some friends to see Mr Summer himself at the ultimate summer venue.

Make Noise!