Tag: 2013

Jaci’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

Jaci’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

December 23, 2013

Music is interpreted differently by everyone and is dependent upon how a listener connects to each song. At least, that is how it is for me. It would take me a long while to break down each and everyone of these albums to give a thorough explanation of my love and reasons they made it...

Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

December 22, 2013

It took me some time to compile this list. While some albums fell right into place, others battled it out to complete this list. It was a daunting process but I feel happy with the result.

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Jessica’s Top Performances of 2013

Jessica’s Top Performances of 2013

December 21, 2013

This year was a fantastic year of concerts for me. I saw a total of 15 concerts with 44 artists which is the most I’ve seen in a single year. All these great performances (I wasn’t disappointed once) made it a pretty daunting task to narrow it down, but somehow I managed to do it.

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Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013

Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013

December 18, 2013

Let me start off by saying how difficult this was. I saw thirty-two bands this year, picking my top ten performances was hard. Ranking them? Even harder.

#10: Three-Eleven – July 7, 2013 | DTE Energy Music Theatre | Clarkston, MI
I’ve loved 311 since I was in high school and still hadn’t seen them live; I...

Concert Review: Tegan and Sara & Walk Off The Earth

Concert Review: Tegan and Sara & Walk Off The Earth

December 15, 2013

93.9 The River’s Winter Icebreaker Concert
Wednesday, December 11, 2013: The Fillmore, Detroit, Michigan

I like to joke around that: if Twitter had a lotto Jessica would win! She scored us general admission tickets to see Tegan and Sara, featuring Walk Off The Earth. Honestly, I hadn’t ever really paid attention to Walk Off...

Concert Review: Merriment, Sherri Dupree-Bemis, Matt Pryor, Perma, And Max Bemis

Concert Review: Merriment, Sherri Dupree-Bemis, Matt Pryor, Perma, And Max Bemis

December 12, 2013

December 5, 2013: The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan

You would think that Collin and Christie DuPree, aka Merriment, would be nervous just two shows into their tour. It can’t be easy opening up for veteran performers Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids,...

Album Review: Van Damsel – The Sunshine, Girl EP

Album Review: Van Damsel – The Sunshine, Girl EP

December 12, 2013

Van Damsel followed us on Twitter, so I kindly checked out their new EP The Sunshine, Girl as soon as I was able to crawl out of bed on my day off. After finding their album on Bandcamp, I began listening and their title track, “The Sunshine, Girl.” This quartet had me...

Concert Review: Hellogoodbye, Metric, and Paramore

Concert Review: Hellogoodbye, Metric, and Paramore

December 8, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan

It had been a while since I had listened to Hellogoodbye. So long, in fact, that I hadn’t even checked out the album they released back in 2010, Would It Kill You. Happy to report that they’ve only gotten better.  Lead singer, Forrest...

Concert Review: O’Brother, The Front Bottoms, and Manchester Orchestra

Concert Review: O’Brother, The Front Bottoms, and Manchester Orchestra

December 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013: St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it in time to see O’Brother’s full set. They were mid-song when we walked into St. Andrew’s. The stage was awash in red light, casting the band in shadows which completely fit their sound. Dark, mysterious, a little...

Concert Review: Silent Lions, Flint Eastwood, and Stepdad

Concert Review: Silent Lions, Flint Eastwood, and Stepdad

December 8, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan

On November 14th I was notified that Stepdad was coming back into town. After regretting not seeing them earlier in the year—they toured through Michigan quite a bit—I was stoked! Immediately I contacted my partner in crime, Jessica, and told her we had to go. Ironically,...