May 27, 2012

A question of needs, not rosary beads.

My brother and his friends played at a local coffee shop on Friday night. Maybe I'm biased (Big Sister Syndrome) but I have to say, it was one of the best acoustic shows I've ever experienced. The atmosphere of this place is already pretty intimate, and the crowd was really responsive and loved the music.
It's so crazy how a simple change of scenery can alter your auditory experience. I hear these same songs, over and over, through the walls of my room while my brother practices; it's just a day in the life. But for the group to come together; for my BABY BRO to play in front of an audience, just belting the heck out of every lyric as he Big Sister Syndrome^infinite power. Proud doesn't even begin to describe how I felt. Awestruck, maybe. 

And awesome, because I have really cool siblings. Whatev. 
The band played a set together, and then they each played some solo stuff. Some songs were original, but they definitely played I Can Feel a Hot One by Manchester Orchestra. 

And I died. 

And then my brother closed his solo set with Weights and Measures by Dry the River...and I died again. It took everything in me not sing along/cry. Goosebumps outta CONTROL. My dad showed up a little late and they replayed the song for him...he got a little choked up too I think.

Ahhh, the power of music. I love it. 

It was a beautiful night. Good coffee, great music, and catching up with friends; what better way to spend a Friday night? 

I hope you're having a great weekend! What amazing shows have you been to recently? 


  1. Aw, what a sweet post! I bet the show was amazing. Yay for your brother! I love acoustic shows. I don't know if you listen to Brand New at all, but their lyric, "I know that you're a sucker for anything acoustic," is definitely how I feel, haha.

    1. Thank ya dear! It was a great show; I was so proud of him. And I'm SO THERE WITH YOU...acoustic shows just get to me like no other form of music. So pure. Raw. I don't listen to Brand New that often but that's definitely a great lyric!

  2. I love this post and I WANT TO HEAR YOUR BRO'S MUSIC ASAP. Wow. You're seriously one of my favorite people. I miss you lady bird. xoxo

    1. CARAAKLFSDKJFSJK I'm going to see if they have a video of the show, or any of their songs (I want to say they do...somewhere). I didn't get any sadly because I was taking photos/had no memory to hold video on the camera. PS miss you too grrl xo


You're so sweet (: Thanks friend!


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