I’ve been trying to create a Warhol imitation all day and it just isn’t coming out the way I wanted it to so I just threw a blur on it to make it abstract. I didn’t get enough contrast in my original photo, the light soaked up my white lace t shirt and so it didn’t even keep the outline when I bumped up the contrast in photoshop.
Nick Santino performed a short set at the Acoustic Basement. I had seen him previously open for the All American Rejects in a band that was called A Rocket to the Moon, this time Santino spoke to the crowd and had a lot to say. In his set he gave you a lot of background into where he was coming from when he wrote his songs so the audience could get more meaning out of them. His songs were soulful and powerful.
So yesterday I posted an instagram video here of this band doing a Smashmouth cover and making it hardcore. I do not have a habit of seeking out screamo style bands but Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! has a great way of infusing screaming into their singing which the lead singer switched back and forth from expertly. Plus their French, a nation which has a special place dans mon cœur. (Their songs are written in English and well-written too!)
I have seen The Ready Set at least 2 other times on headlining tours and probably once before that as an opening act and he has never disappointed me. All of his shows are super hyper which makes them so much fun and his music is great. He was one of 2 acts I had seen before and chose to see again. The rest were bands I had never seen perform before and wanted to branch out in my musical tastes.