Monday, November 3, 2008

Opeth and Ben Kweller

Two artists who may never be mentioned in the same post, ever again.

A few weeks ago, Ken, Marc (Ken's buddy), and I went to go see a metal show. Opeth is the one metal band Ken listens to that I can actually stand and actually enjoy so we drove to Orlando's House of Blues and watched metal god, Mikael Akerfeldt, and his crew rock our faces off. You can check their music out on their myspace page (linked above) but you have been warned of the metal-osity and I cannot be responsible for you not liking it. A wise man once said "Metal is an acquired taste, and most people don't like eating nails."

The boys were SUPER STOKED after the concert.
And TOTALLY READY for the long drive home.

Now as for last Wednesday....

I FINALLY got to see Ben Kweller in concert! I've been listening to him for a few years now ever since he was introduced to me by a musician friend of days past. His opener wasn't bad either -- an Aussie by the name of Whitley. Ben Kweller is an indie rocker who has now taken a turn towards more bluesy, folksy, boot-stompin' sounds and I still totally dig it. They came through Club Downunder which was great because I hadn't been to a show there in a good long while. And I got to go with one of my new grad school friends, Helen, who is also a Kweller fan.

Ben and the boys rocking.

As an encore, they covered "Heart of Gold" which was just amazing and I managed to get it all recorded -- mainly so I could show my brother, Andrew, but why not share it with all you beautiful people too!

Next up is comedian Maria Bamford. She's performing here in Tallahassee in a few weeks and I couldn't BE more excited.

Sorry for the lack of updates, life has been a little crazier than usual. Hopefully more to come!

Signing Off,


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