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If not now, when??

12 Oct

On Sunday night, Shoreline Amphitheater hosted the Incubus If Not Now, When? tour.  Since I haven’t seen them in 4 years, I was beyond excited to see them again.  I don’t know how to explain my love for them.  I don’t stalk their every move and know every lyric to every song but somehow when their music is on I just feel happy.  I genuinely get a good feeling from listening to their music.  I love that they have a DJ who scratches to some of their songs and that Brandon Boyd is also an avid artist creating books of drawings.  Incubus also tends to put on an interesting show.  When I saw them at the Greek, they used some great lighting to go with the songs they were playing.  They just strike me as an overall creative band and I’m appreciative of that. The new album is also quite good (If Not Now, When?).  The first single from it is “Promises, Promises” that you might have heard spinning on your local radio stations.

I’ll stop jibber jabbering now.  I know I’m a HUGE music geek in case you haven’t been able to tell yet :).

Oh yeah, and did I mention Young the Giant opened?!?  Lucky me!  They sounded great.  In this photo, Mike, from Incubus came out and played “My Body” with them for Young the Giant’s last tour date with Incubus (out of the 25 shows together).  Incubus’s bassist also came out to jam a little.  It was awesome.

Hugging it out before leaving the stage.  These guys you don’t want to miss if they come through your town.  His voice sounded just as good in person as it does on the album.

And then Incubus came out… My pictures aren’t great because I was using my little point and shoot but they give you the general idea of what you’re in for when you go to see this tour.

The little figure shadow is Brandon.  The lights were INCREDIBLE!

More lights.

I like this one because you can see the screen as well with this image from the back.

Sparkle, fire rain… Is that not a real description??

Then they slowed it down for a few songs..

My favorite photo of the night.

They played all of their old hits and 3 or 4 songs from their new album.  It was the perfect mix.  If I could see this show every day for a month straight I would.  If you are any sort of Incubus fan, make sure to go to this tour if you haven’t already.

Flashback Friday! Music Edition

7 Oct

I’m one of those, what I like to call, repeat offenders.  When I like a song, I will play it on repeat for weeks until one day I discover another new song and then move on to repeating that one.  Needless to say, because of this repeat issue I have there are many songs that remind me of  certain times in my life and/or memories.  Here are 3 of them for this Friday.

Incubus’s Light Grenades album dropped in 2006 which was perfect timing for them to take off on a world tour.  They happen to be one of my all time favorites for their all encompassing creativity.  It just do happened that the tour date that was at one of my favorite venues (for this specific tour) fell on my 21st birthday.  So from that special night on, Incubus will forever remind me of young summers.  What a good feeling and I couldn’t have picked any better way to gain another year of wisdom 🙂  I’ll be seeing them again this Sunday.  It will be the first time since then and I couldn’t be more delighted that my work was nice enough to hook me up with the privilege!

Ahhh, this song will ALWAYS remind me of the days and nights I spent wandering the streets of London.  Such a beautiful song and I discovered it while I was living in London.  I put this song on repeat when I’d adventure the city on my own, meeting new people and seeing such new and exciting things.

This screams college at me.  I don’t know how I even found this band Small Sins, but I had more than one song of theirs on constant cycle cruising from class to class around campus. We also were lucky enough to have great musicians come through our campus and play.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge music fan.  It’s something that is priceless to me and can be a very unique and special experience to see a talented live performance.  I tend to share a lot of music on here and this won’t be my last music post : )