Posts tagged “music

Newport Folk Festival 2014

 

I love going to concerts and seeing live music, but had never been thrilled by the idea of music festivals. One day of Governor’s Ball after a massive rain storm and I wasn’t sure the experience was worth the insanity…

But then came Newport. My friends and I bought 3-day tickets before the lineup was even announced. It was like Christmas morning everyday a new artist was added. The festival itself was so laid back and well run that the time spent away from the stages was just as enjoyable as the performances: good food, fun vendors, great views. There was even the Family Tent where artists were featured by doing short “pop-up” sets in between main stage changes.

Above is a little montage of my time at the festival, featuring a song by Ages and Ages called “No Nostalgia”. Enjoy (and go to Newport next year)!

 

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Episode – “Hold On (Feat. Stefan Weiner)”

episide-stefanweiner2One part melodic beats from Episode, one part vulnerably honest lyrics and vocals from Stefan Weiner. One great song. Episode has said that this is a part of a project on “finding a balance between accepting and determining your own reality.” I can’t wait for more!


The Wind and the Wave – “Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds cover)”

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Breakfast Club anyone? Love The Wind and the Wave‘s folk spin on this classic.


Bloodsport – Raleigh Ritchie

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Loving you is a bloodsport. Enough said:


The Saint Johns – “Your Head and Your Heart”

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Hailing from Florida, this country folk duo settled down in Nashville to bring us this lovely sound:


Bastille – “Of The Night”

Of the Night is a dark, dance-infused loop of heavy beats. A song that fits in a party scene as much as a murder scene: just watch their recently premiered video. I love to see music videos with such well directed concepts: story lines that create a new perspective of the song instead of stealing attention from it. Listen and watch to the haunting pop of Bastille above.


Sarah Jarosz – “Mile on the Moon”

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Spellbinding, mesmerizing: these are the words that come to mind when watching this beautiful performance by Sarah Jarosz recorded by Mason Jar Music. The simple stirring of dust, catching the light that’s cascading through the windows, creates a dreamy suspended atmosphere, pulling the physical performance into the realm of the song.