Interview with MS MR

Last weekend I had the privilege of chatting with indie pop group MS MR at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival in Irving, TX. This was the first year that the festival stopped in Dallas/Fort Worth, and there was a surprisingly high turnout.

This was my third time seeing MS MR live, and each show just keeps improving. Hopefully it won’t be too long until a new album comes along.

Click here for the full interview and more photos from MS MR’s set. I’ll be posting more photos from the day soon.

 

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Haven’t listened to London Grammar? You need to…

There is so much fantastic indie pop music being made right now, and one of my most recent pop obsessions has been London Grammar. My first taste of London Grammar was the lead single “Hey Now” last year, after the band’s publicist sent a link to the song. Instead of the usual “oh great, another indie band,” the haunting, atmospheric quality instantly grabbed me.

 

Hannah Reid’s voice is uniquely gorgeous, and the simple arrangements always push the focus on her vocals. Apparently it wasn’t a conscious decision, it was just because they couldn’t agree on hardly anything.

A few weeks ago I saw the band play in Dallas, and it wasn’t the most energetic of sets, but the music and vocals still sounded spot-on. To read my review and see photos from the show click here.

Photos of Imagine Dragons in Dallas

I was lucky enough to take photos for the Imagine Dragons’ show in Dallas on February 21 at American Airlines Center, and I just thought I would share photos from the concert.Imagine Dragons

I felt a little out of place since I’m not a 14 year old girl (one of the girls in front row asked me if I had taken photos for the One Direction concert.. umm, no). However, Imagine Dragons definitely puts on an impressively entertaining show, or at least the first three songs were.

Openers Nico Vega and The Naked and Famous fit in nicely, and I had already seen The Naked and Famous play a few years back when they opened for Cut Copy, but the live show has improved.

Below are some photos from the gig. Clicking on an image will bring up the slideshow. In order to check out the full slideshow from the evening, click here.

Related Links

Night Visions by Imagine Dragons

Passive Me Aggressive You by The Naked and Famous

Nico Vega [Explicit]

The wonderful weirdness of Chappo

 

Chappo

Here’s a quick feature I did on New York band Chappo this week. There’s some photos from the Dallas show, but also some tidbits about the band itself, since I also interviewed lead singer Alex Chappo.

Currently, the band is on a U.S. tour in support of Royal Teeth. They put on a pretty entertaining show, so catch them in your town if you can!

Below are some photos I took from the Dallas gig at House of Blues’ Cambridge Room, but click the link for more images from the photo gallery.

An actual white Christmas

Looking Out

I am as shocked as anyone else here in North Texas, but it actually snowed on Christmas day. It wasn’t a sleeting or an instantly melting winter mix either. There was a good couple of inches of snow on the ground. Thankfully I had my Long Johns, camera, and an adorable Husky to help me survive this elusive thing called “cold.”

The weather on Christmas day also reminded me how incredibly beautiful and breathtaking nature can be. It’s easy to forget if you’re someone like me that is driving around more concrete and pavement than grass and trees. Sometimes it’s just nice to take a minute (or 30) and admire the natural world that surrounds us.

I hope everyone has a great New Year’s, and remember to take some quiet time for yourself in this fast-paced world we live in.

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