2 posts in a month? I know...pathetic. But I work all the fucking time now and when I'm not working I'm spending time with my lovely girlfriend. So ya know what you lazy fucks...go find your own music! I'm only kidding...I know that is impossible for you. Here is the BIG Update...it's just gonna be one huge post so I don't have to come around here for another month ;) Actually I'm going to try to post more this month, because as we know...summertime = outside time. I really should throw my xbox out too, but I <3 Netflix. Okay, music time.
We have officially ended the first quarter of 2011 and there are three albums I am obsessed with. Smith Westerns absolutely nailed it with their sophomore effort 'Dye It Blonde'. Cut Copy with 'Zonoscope' and the new Fleet Foxes album, 'Helplessness Blues' which has not been released yet sounds amazing. I really can't stop listening to it (just got BNM on pfork) and is already pre-ordered it on wax. If there is anything you HAVE to have so far this year, it's these three albums. I did just get the new Antlers album (winner of OA's first album of the year award) 'Burst Apart'. I am looking forward to diving head first into that album but I need to have a really bad day first.
Again, like most summers, this summer is jam packed with concerts. It already kicked off with seeing Tim Reynolds at Infinity Hall. That's right, my hero in my hometown. Here is a sick video I took of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWUMizcU7b8 We are going to keep it going with what was the summer kick off last year, and the true summer kick off...Wesleyan's Spring Concert. This year we have the show STARTING with Wavves. Then...The Walkmen will jam out...this years headliner..mothafuckin Wu-Tang, well 2/9 of Wu-Tang. Red Dogz all around, we can only hope it will be as good as last year.
Amanda and I will be attending Childish Gambino in Boston halfway though May and then BOMB Fest at the end of the month. If you don't know about http://www.bombfest.com/ then you are dumb. This is going to be the sickest party EVERRRR. The line up is out of this world, it's just too bad they had to move venues. June is looking quiet as of now, but there will be tons of local shows going on at venues like Daniel St. The Space Toads Place BAR Cafe9 Bridge St. Hartford Party Starters and always be checking in with Manic Productions.
July starts out with http://www.superballix.com/ A 3 day festival all dedicated to Phish. It's being held in upstate New York at Watkins Glen and I honestly don't know what to expect, but I know I will not return home the same person. Either way, it's going to be an incredible way to spend the 4th this year. I'm pretty open from then until the end of August, so I'm looking forward to just doing whatever pops up. I'm sure there will be a lot of great shows that I will want to get to in Boston and NYC.
Then we end the summer the way that I usually start my summers, Dave Matthews Band. They typically tour the East Coast at the beginning of summer, they started their tour here in Hartford last summer, which was pretty epic. This year, they are bringing the Caravan to NYC, Governors Island. The lineup is only half out of the bag and it already blew my mind. Just look at it, it's amazing!! The perfect way to end summer before starting the longest fall of my life...seriously dreading it.
2011 is still just getting started, it's been a weird first quarter in my opinion. A lot going on in the world right now, I'm kind of nervous for what is going to happen soon... I just have a bad feeling about things and where human kind is going. But enough negativity...I can not wait for this summer, just look at that list..it could be the most epic summer yet....But it will be really hard (twss) to top last summer. Cheers!