I’m not naive enough to think that my songs, if in fact I do follow through and write this concept piece, are going to be popular enough to shake the slumbering music industry awake. All I know is that I want to try.
This past weekend, indie rock mainstays Delta Spirit played to a packed house at Cannery Ballroom with the help of guitar pop wunderkind Avid Dancer. Our photographer, Lauren Hanson, was there to capture the evening in all its glory.
Kevin makes up for lost time with John Darnielle, his Mountain Goats and their impenetrably fatherly tendencies.
We hit the Sylvan Esso/Flock of Dimes show and mull what it means to be indie in an age of Beyonce, Instagram and a restless fanbase.
It’s a waste of everyone’s time to try and approach a new angle on Father John Misty. He’s already been mythologized and deified just as much as he’s been tarred and feathered.
Kevin ponders the local relevance – and national draw – of our ever burgeoning rock scene via our favorite weekend of music and mayhem, Freakin’ Weekend.
We head to the studio to see what 10 String Symphony is up to these days, and you can hear what they’ve been working on tomorrow night at Station Inn.
There is an undying sense of admiration I have for people like Chadwick, who can incorporate their creative passions into an outpour of positive energy, affecting change not only within their own psyches but within the external world.
I wonder what it would be like if I did write a song that was a big hit: would I pat myself on the back and claim victory in my own personal game of “king of the hill”? Would I be satisfied with staying there, making bank (I assume)? Or would I still feel restless?
Kevin braves the storm to make it to an emo-fest, Nashville style – and lives to tell the tale.