We Can Survive

I love benefit concerts for two reasons - the proceeds go towards a charitable cause, and there are typically multiple big artists. We Can Survive was no different. 

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales went to Young Survival Coalition, which supports young women diagnosed with breast cancer. With a sold out show, the fundraising efforts were most definitely a success.

The artists that performed at this show ranged from Khalid to Sam Smith to Harry Styles. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that Niall Horan surprised everyone and did a spontaneous set. Every artist that performed was phenomenal, and it made me remember how fun some of the artists were. 

In the future I will definitely try and attend more benefit concerts, because they never fail! What benefit concerts do you suggest? Leave a comment below!

 

and we're socially relevant..

Look at the title of this post. Now guess the song lyrics. She's American by The 1975. Super catchy, super upbeat, super great. 

As of now, I have seen The 1975 three times, and that is definitely not enough. Each show is so energetic. The crowds at these shows know every single word to every single song, and they definitely have no shyness when it comes to dancing in the aisles. 

The first 1975 show I attended was in 2014, and it was one of my first concerts in LA. The show was at The Palladium, and it was one of the coolest nights. We walked right in and moved our way through the crowd during the two opening acts, and then we noticed the people upstairs were getting a much better view. So, we obviously headed up there to get the full experience of the show. As it turns out, that was the VIP section and we ended up standing next to multiple other musicians, which after living in LA for all of 2 months, I was totally starstruck.

When the band came on, the whole venue screamed and immediately burst into song. Matty Healy has a way about entertaining the crowd with his little head bobs and wild hair swinging around on stage. You never really know what he is going to do next, so each show is entertaining in its own way. 

Since that show, I have seen The 1975 two other times. The second show was in early 2016 in Amsterdam at the Heineken Music Hall. This venue was more like an empty warehouse, but it perfectly fit the vibes of the show. 

The most recent 1975 show I attended was in Birmingham, Alabama at the BJCC. The venue was smaller, but the show was still great. Matty controls the crowd, and I honestly don't think he even realizes he does it. Each show has flown by, and I am always on the lookout for the next tour. (Hopefully it's soon!)

As always, thanks so much for reading and chat soon! -A xx

It's going down, I'm yelling..

Timber.

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of seeing Eric Hutchinson live and in person. It was such a cool night, because I can remember getting ready for school most mornings listening to his music. There was something about the vibe his songs gave off that were just perfect for that early morning routine. 

Not only did I see Eric Hutchinson, but I got to see a local band from my original home in Birmingham, AL. The name of the band was Timber, and let me tell you firsthand. They were so SO good. There were no big flashy lights or production behind their set, and I think that is what I liked most about it. They walked on stage, talked a little, sang a little, and that was that. They were there to promote their music, and I can confirm it was working for them.

A few weeks after the show, I wanted to get to know a little bit more about them. Of course I could use Google and probably find their Facebook page, but I wanted to hear it directly from them. So, I did a little interview with them..check it out below!

What is your band name? Timber

How did you come up with this name? We thought it sounded nice. 

How long have you been a band? Almost two years.

What inspires you to make music everyday? Knowing that it is a shield to madness.

What is one place you have always dreamed of performing? On a huge stage in front of the pyramids in Egypt. 

Who are your musical influences? Way too many to list here.

What is your favorite memory from being in the band so far? Our most recent recording session was probably my favorite moment thus far. Everything went very smoothly and the vibe was just right. I think we were really channeling some good karma or something that weekend. Very pleased with what we were able to track. 

hat makes this band unique? Terrible stage banter. We've embraced it, too. Some bands think all they need is a great song to breakthrough, but no. It's terrible stage banter.

Want to see more of Timber? Check them out HERE