Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On a Less Academic Note...

Here are a few concerts of some smaller bands that I am attending this winter. I suggest taking a look if you enjoy new, live music:

Trampled by Turtles is a small bluegrass band out of Minnesota that mixes classic bluegrass instrumentals with catchy pop hooks. They are playing at the State Theater in Falls Church and the tickets are $15 a piece.

"fun." is a band comprised of ex-format leader Nate Ruess and his compadres from such bands as Steel Train and Anathallo. The band released their first album last year and is on their first U.S. headlining tour. They are stopping in D.C. on December 2nd at the 9:30 club, and the tickets are only $15 a piece.

I know what you're thinking... isn't this the band that is known only for their mediocre pop hit "The Middle" which came out ten years ago? Well I'm here to tell you that they are much more than that and actually have a pretty diverse and long discography. The band has been around since 1993 and have accumulated quite the fan base as seen by the size of the crowd in the video above. They are playing an unheard of small show at the 9:30 club in February which is sure to be an awesome song. They will most likely play some of their deeper licks in this small show which makes it worth the $35 ticket price.


  1. I saw JEW (that acronym never gets old, does it?) nearly ten years ago, and they were pretty decent. I'm not a huge fan of their music, but it was an enjoyable show nevertheless.

    This is their crowning achievement, IMHO. However, I also think this track is pretty enough. (Please ignore the audio and video being out of synch.)

    Finally, here's some bluegrass for you.

  2. Oh so we're talking about music now??? Finally! My area of expertise...well, my area of love and adoration, at least. I'm going to some awesome shows/ have been to some already...Andrew, have you heard of Local Natives? I just saw them at the 9:30 and they were awesome!