Sound & Color

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I’ve been long awaiting Alabama Shakes’ new sophomore album, Sound & Color, and it has finally arrived! I wanted to listen to the album a few times before I said anything about it and I can’t stop listening! Listen for yourself so you won’t be disappointed that you missed out on what everyone is talking about.

I think this album really showcases Brittany’s vocal talent and the band’s wide range of musical ability. You can hear inspirations of Bowie, Jazz and Blues, and even punk rock. Sit back and put on Don’t Wanna Fight – then skip forward Future People and then to Miss You. Holy emotional rollercoaster, Batman! Someone had quite the relationship this year…all of the best albums are about relationships.

Lolla 2015

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Now that the hype for Lollapalooza has somewhat died down, I feel like now I can actually discuss it without someone scoffing about the headliners. Haters gonna hate. Every year I hear people bash the lineup of Lolla and I will admit that I have been one of those people. And its usually because I am jealous that the person boasting about the lineup had gotten tickets to Lolla. The tickets sell out so fast! I couldn’t get 3-day passes, so I opted for 2 single-day passes instead.

Paul McCartney! whaaAAAAT? I believe this may be Lolla’s greatest performance yet. And then to close out the festival with my favorite band, Florence + the Machine?! OK, Lollapalooza, you win. Take my money. Then add Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Gary Clark Jr, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Marina & The Diamonds, Of Monsters and Men, TV On The Radio makes it even more worth my while.

I am also looking forward to some up-and-coming artists like George Ezra, Misterwives, Shakey Graves, FKA Twigs, Father John Misty, and Tove Lo.

I can’t wait to write about my fav performances later this summer! Stay tuned…