Last night Alt-J (or ∆ — which is actually perfect) performed at Stubb’s and killed it.

After leaving my family in Houston for a rainy 3 hour drive back to Austin, I headed to dinner on Rainey St. to meet some friends pre-concert. Based on the crowd, around 7 o’clock we were expecting every person at Banger’s to get up and head to the same place as us

 B angers

Once we reached Stubb’s, we grabbed some Lonestars and settled into our spots in the lazy humidity that was covering the night. It never rained, it just hovered on the edge, which gave the entire evening this particular aura. As Lord Huron walked on stage the entire crowd lit up, eyes wide. I couldn’t help but notice how familiar the songs sounded, mostly because I crammed hardcore before the concert, but also mostly because the songs make you feel like you have known them forever. The focus of the songs is not on the lead singer, in fact you can hardly hear him most of the time. The focus instead lies on sounds you hear during fulfilling moments – like the sound of wind chimes in the breeze or the rush of ocean (see Lonesome Dreams). The highlights for me were She Lit a Fire and The Stranger (which closed the set).

Alt-J entered a short 45 minutes later to the likes of Rack City, I kid you not. The show was sold out and crowd was electric – with their favorite songs dropping edgy beats. There was a noticeably sensual vibe to the entire show – at one point there was a girl who snuck on the stage in a bra dancing to Fitzpleasure (which if you know what the song is about… it was quite questionable.) But overall, the night had been everything I had wanted, which was impressive because my expectations were high. Dissolve Me was my favorite to see.



Welcome to the blog!!! It’s like I want it to be perfect & captivating and to sell you on everything I am preaching… But that probably isn’t going to happen. So I’m just going to put this stuff out there and hope you like it. To give you a little idea about why I am here writing this :

  • If I wanna get any kind of fanbase (fandom?) which… I’m not sure I want… Hmm… starting over
  • If I wanna get anyone to R E A D this blog – which I do want (there has got to be a purpose for writing it right?) I’ve got to make it relevant – which is what I aim to do
  • I hope to spread the word on some great music that I did not create but I think deserves to reach your ears. I know I don’t have credibility yet … just … trust me.
  • Comment on some popculture media (NOTE: Miley Cyrus will not be on this blog)
    • Yet she’s already made it into my first blog post…. damn
  • And give some cool vibes on upcoming concerts/festivals
  • I would say my taste is a mix between alternative and pop… better known by Pitchfork as EDM-influenced sludgy sub-pop (….who ever knows??)

So, without further ado…

You must check out Pacific Air. These guys are too damn good to not make my first post. I want adventure when I hear their music. Which I feel like is one of the coolest things about listening to music… Want to GO DO you know? Give it a listen, “feel it out.” I would say Float and Move are my top contenders.