Current Music Crush

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Great American Music Hall:

It took me a long while to fall for this band, I'll admit that I was turned off by the name a bit (I seriously was expecting some shitty musical style of what kids from 2005 considerd "emo") and really, for some reason I just wasn't into their first (self titled) record. Strangely enough, late last summer, the band just hit me and by the end of the year I couldn't get them out of my mind. I listened to all of their releases and anxiously awaited for the new record to come out this past spring like an eager teen discovering music for the first time. But enough of this sappy crap. This blog isn't about my silly band reviews, so I'll just stop here and let you take a ganger at these pictures. I'm happy that I was lucky enough to land a spot right up front and snap some photos of one my favorite bands...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
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See a few more via Flickr

Designer Friends

Designer Fwendz is a new segment (uhh like I have segments, haha) spotlighting friends doing awesome design/creative work. East Bay's Seventh Plague has recently been doing a semi-daily project called "Reflections", a series of designs inspired by his music collection. I've been meaning to do something similar myself but just never have the time to do so, so I was excited when I found out he was doing this.

Here are some of my favorite pieces:

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I love his choice of imagery and the simplicity in much of his work. Check out his Flickr to see more.

Matt & Kim at Cafe Du Nord

Last week I saw Matt & Kim at Cafe Du Nord and was lucky enough to score a spot up front to take pictures. Matt & Kim shows are by far the most energetic and fun shows I've ever been to my whole life (it totally beats the punk/hardcore shows I went to in my youth.) Even if you've never heard them before, you'd still have an awesome time at one of their shows. It's a rarity for me to leave a show feeling genuinely happy and excited about music...Anyway, here are some of my favorite shots from the night:

Matt & Kim
Matt & Kim
Matt & Kim
Matt & Kim
Matt & Kim
Matt & Kim

See more on Flickr.