Category Archives: Music and Concerts

Walk Through Walls! Do It.

Katie Herzig

So, let me take a break from my Korea trip (erm, that happened like 4 months ago) and give props to Katie Herzig. See a video from tonight’s concert!

Katie Herzig at the Urban Lounge, SLC

And also see the cool music video for this song, one of my favorites:

Nonchalant, kooky, awesome – I think those are the words I’d use to describe her. All in a very positive complimentary manner, of course.

Katie Herzig - SLC Concert

And whoa… I just realized she has really good teeth! Zoom camera, ya’ know… it’s wondrous.

Okay, it’s past my bedtime, but I really just wanted to show off her stuff and say, go check her out! She’s on tour!!

Katie Herzig - Walk Through Walls 2014 Tour

Wahoo!!

P.S.: Are you wondering how you know her? She’s been featured in a few commercials and movie trailers. Read her wiki for more info. Now, are you wondering why I know her? Why, Missy Higgins, of course! Some sort of article, some sort of collaboration, that sort of thing that tied her with Missy. Of course. You all know how much I love Missy Higgins, eh?

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TORC 9: (I’m) Try(ing to be like) – P!nk

Track on Repeat Craze #9: P!nkTry / Truth About Love album.

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Okay, I love this video.

Okay, this video came out like six months ago… I still love this video.

And I totally want aspire to be buff like P!nk. Damn, girl! Wait, can I pull off that phrase? Well, either way, damn, girl! Awesome. That is all…

Spinning in the 6-disc player:

1. Diana VickersSongs From a Tainted Cherry Tree
2. P!nkTruth About Love
3. Sandi ThomSmile… It Confuses People
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. The Band PerryThe Band Perry
6. Uh Huh HerNocturnes

Emily Wells ‘dancing for Stoker

Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I blame Sundance – sleepless nights and work a plenty. But, of course, never too sleepy or busy to catch Emily Wells at least once…

See more Emily Wells and hear the new song >>

Loops with Emily Wells – Kilby Court

Emily Wells played Kilby Court last night! It. Was. Awesome.

Local band, Daisy and the Moonshines opened it up for Emily and Dark, Dark, Dark. If you’ve never seen Emily play live – it’s something you cannot miss. Just ask Jeremy, my friend who I completely guilted into not flaking out. I don’t care if you just worked after having to babysit drunkards all last night! Yep, that’s what I said to him… well, okay, not exactly. But hey, guilt works.

More Emily Wells after the jump >>

TORC 8: “Set Me On Fire” – Missy Higgins

Track on Repeat Craze #8: Missy HigginsSet Me On Fire / The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle album.

It’s been TWO YEARS! TWO. Years! … since Missy released a new album. TWO LONG YEARS! More than that! Well, anyway, as you can tell, I wanted to hear it immediately – yay Missy Higgins SoundCloud.

Set Me On Fire” was recently released as Missy‘s second single from her third album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle… in Australia. Oh hey, there’s also a video that came out fresh with it:

Her first single… in Australia: Unashamed Desire.

In the US, “Hello, Hello” was released as her first single a little bit ago.

There’s definitely a difference in this third album, produced by also-Australian, also-awesome musician Butterfly Boucher and not-Australian, but also notable Brad Jones. Actually, Butterfly Boucher also has a version of “Unashamed Desire” on her new album.

So, to me, there’s an underlying sadness about Missy’s album. Okay, okay, true… all of Missy’s music is strongly heart-felt and deeply emotional, but there’s something different about this one. I could roll up in a ball rocking back and forth in a dark corner of a room somewhere and just play this album whispering the lyrics quietly to myself…. but, it’s okay. ‘Cause, hey, isn’t good music supposed to do that? I also find a sense of maturity in this new album… growth, perhaps… or maybe age. My friend and I were just talking about our achy joints today – that kind of age. With age comes wisdom? All right, now, I’m just rambling…

Spinning in the 6-disc player:

1. Diana VickersSongs From a Tainted Cherry Tree
2. GlorianaGloriana
3. Sandi ThomSmile… It Confuses People
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. The Band PerryThe Band Perry
6. Uh Huh HerNocturnes

I need to get the that Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (album)… yes, a physical CD of it. I’m old school like that… or maybe just old. Aw man, this post is so depressing… [[fin]]

Gloriana at the Labor Day Music Festival – Salt Lake!

Gloriana played the Labor Day Music Festival this year at the Gallivan Center, downtown Salt Lake.

None of my friends knew who they were… *sigh* but I managed to find a couple to bear some country with me! And, of course, they were the very last band to go on stage. I guess they were the most popular? And, apparently, Love and Theft was also decently well-known. I felt like the other bands were all locals. See more photos at my Tumblr.

The festival bad, but these need definite improvements:

  • number of food vendors
  • better merchandise – ugly…probably why no one bought it and they were trying to sell it off at discounted prices in the end
  • more information on their website – like… a schedule? what to expect? etc.
  • better signage for the entrances/exits

Here’s hoping for next year…

TORC 7: “Jumping into Rivers” – Diana Vickers

Track on Repeat Craze #7: Diana Vickers – Jumping Into Rivers / Songs From a Tainted Cherry Tree album.

All right. I must say that I was sort of disappointed to hear that Cheryl Cole was kicked off The X Factor (USA version) after just a short stint. I totally stopped channel surfing over to the show. And… yeah, I’ll admit that after I heard her accent, I totally YouTubed some lessons to try and mimic it – I’ll tell you straight out, I ain’t got it. Was her Geordie accent really the reason Cheryl Cole got canned? That would just be utterly lame.

Well, anyway… from the days that Cheryl judged on the original X Factor, Diana Vickers emerged as a semi-finalist. I. Love. Her. Voice. She has this unique… whisper, almost, that’s so soothing and comforting yet works in up-beat poppy mixes just perfectly.

Since she hasn’t really conquered the US market, I couldn’t find the MP3s for the widget. However, check out my (current) favorite track from her debut album – thanks to the DianaVickersSings YouTube channel.

And here is another favorite that will be on her upcoming album (sometime this year… hopefully sooner rather than later):

Head over to Diana Vickers’ SoundCloud for more great tracks. Forewarning – she posts all sorts of social media bits. Translation: there’s more than just song tracks on her SoundCloud. But it’s cool. Why not, yeah?

Spinning in the 6-disc player:

1. Diana VickersSongs From a Tainted Cherry Tree
2. Meiko – composite CD of Meiko and I’m in Love EP
3. Sandi ThomThe Pink and the Lily
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. The Band PerryThe Band Perry
6. Uh Huh HerNocturnes