Posts tagged live music
Feature: Remnants of The Calm Blue Sea via Red River Noise
“Luck,” Steve Bidwell says in a dry, unwavering voice.
“Luck,” Chris Patin follows in the same tone.
Luck. The word finds itself suspended in a brief, yet lingering silence. It’s the word the two original members of The Calm Blue Sea use to describe the band’s return from an 18-month hiatus.
“Certain stars aligned,” Bidwell explains. A series of seemingly cosmic events triggered the return of the celestial post-rockers, beginning with their signing to Modern Outsider, an ambitious new record label and management company with a small but promising roster of indie rock up-and-comers.
Personnel issues, new opportunities, financial struggles and a disconnect in priorities were all catalysts for a hiatus that began at the conclusion of a national tour in the summer of 2009.
To read the rest of the article and hear about how the brilliant post-rock band has risen from the ashes, click on the photograph or right here!
copyrighted by Red River Noise
Written by Annar Verold. Photographs by Shelley Neuman
GPOY: Finals (I’m exploding inside).
I apologize for not posting very much lately. University exams are almost over. It turns out the exam I thought was on Tuesday is in fact on Monday. So, if I were to ever lose my mind, today would be the day. I am currently working on a short story, and I am so excited with it! Also, I have a ton of feature articles coming up, the magazines are doing very well— and I am as ambitious and potentially happy as ever.
There have been a lot of changes, but I will talk, talk, talk when the semester is done and over with.
In regards to the music scene, there are a lot of incredible things going on this week. Shows left and right. The most exciting one, I believe, will be the CD Release Party for The Couch at Mohawk!
There is also a National Hispanic Journalist meeting tomorrow, and I think I might do Karaoke with some incredible people on Thursday. The best part of all, however, is bonding time with my editor!
But yeah, I will most likely go insane insane before then.
P.S. - I used my maps to cover up the ridiculous paint job in my room. ):
P.P.S - The little lion on the far right is my stuffed lion, Linus. I bought him for a love interest, and then I became upset with him and kept it forever. Every now and then he comes ‘round and sprays cologne on Linus, so that I will remember him; I actually really, really love that.
Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 1: The Lights that Overshadowed The People
It is dark here. Drifting from behind the stages, you had to rely on the radiant light from the half moon and the reminiscent lights from the lime lights that rockstars basked in. There was something quite glorious about this struggle to see, because it is dusty, and the people walking into the remnant lights— from behind, they appeared as ghosts; lucid, ambiguous shadows emerging from the dust.
It was like death.
And death is quite beautiful, I think.