Working on a new system, I am way behind posting lol…
Walking in Deep Ellum, we caught this band performing in this pseudo-bar/venue. Instantly captivated and charged. GGOOLLDD is from Milwaukee; but based in Baton Rouge. Catch them on tour if you can. Their vibe is undeniable.
With the amount of energy this band unleashed on the stage you would have never known that they were robbed of everything they had two times in the week. I spoke with the guitarist (Scott "Monty" Munro) and drummer (Mike Wallace) after the show and they were so humbled by the support of other bands and their fans. Their "go fund me" request was almost to the limit needed and they were excited they could continue the tour. I spoke to them about other bands and we got on the topic of "Protomartyr" and they were a big fan of them. Scott informed me that they had covered a Protomartyr song and Protomartyr did the same of one of Preoccupations! How cool is that guys? Hopefully those recordings get released!
While in Germany I went down the street to a venue called "Mila" to check out the music scene. Birthh was the first act and I was blown away. She is a singer songwriter from Australia and was a delight.
Holy cow... So I went into this show with low expectations but Sir Rod Stewart put on one hell of a show! His supporting band was full of energy and very talented on top of that. I sat next to this absolutely wonderful couple who told me to try a restaurant called Spiral Diner & Bakery and it was amazing! Not trying to preach to people on what they should eat but it is an all vegan dining experience that will blow your mind! Anyhow Cyndi Lauper and Rod did a duet together and it was a lot of fun. He is very much an act you should check out if you have the opportunity.
Such a fun show! I did not take as many good photos as had hoped. I was shaking way to much from not eating all day due to work and traveling. I had bout 9 cups of coffee and a 5 hour energy drink so I could not keep it steady!
So I should have prepared for the 10% chance of rain for this trip! The sky went to cloudy to a bombardment of rain. Dave Mustaine was doing this live twitter stream of the chaos(https://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvJpQyjeqaxE) and I was being creepy taking photos of him!
Luckily the rain had stopped right before Meshuggah and life was back to normal. I was super lucky and found a lens wipe on the floor in the bathroom that was unopened so I could clean off my camera!
The turn out was amazing! The place was fully packed which holds around 20,000 people. Photos were hard to get but the show was epic. The fire was a great touch to the show. Hell Yeah was the opening band.
So much fun! I was picked to get on stage and dance with the band during their set. Instead of dancing more so jumping and watching the band play right next to Monte Moir!
To top off the night I did Patron shots with Torrell "Tori" Ruffin and drank some beers with Jellybean Johnson! Both were lots of fun and let me take photos with them.
Jamie XX put on a great show in 2015 and was excited to see him again. This show felt a little lackluster but it could have been an off night for me. I was there to see the opening band Sampha instead of them.
This was such an amazing show but with the passing of Chris Cornell 4 shows after this one its very bitter sweet. No one sings like him any more. I hope him and Jeff Buckley are having a blast in rock and roll heaven.
Sturgill put on a fantastic show for Music Fest. Right now him and Kacey Musgraves are my favorite two country acts.