The Maine in Concert

Hi! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while . . . I really don’t want this blog to die! I know I’m not the best at this sort of updating, but I do what I can! That, and I want to keep this blog alive because I really like the layout . . .

Anyways, I saw The Maine live! I saw them on May 8th at the Skyway Theater in Minnesota – the last show of the Lovely Little Lonely tour in the U.S.!

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The Maine performing at Skyway Theater, MN (this is my original photo)

They. Were. AMAZING! I’ve been wanting to gush about the concert for a while now (and have a bit to friends) so let’s talk!

The Opening Bands

Opening for The Maine were Beach Weather and The Mowgli’s.

Beach Weather were good, they kept the crowds attention and interacted very nicely. I think the best part of their set was when they had a crew member come out and dance all silly-like to one of the songs. That guy had to be my favorite part!

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Beach Weather performing at Skyway Theater, MN (this is my original photo)

As for The Mowgli’s: THEY WERE ADORABLE! I thought they were one of the cutest bands! Their music is very upbeat and happy, it gives you summer vibes! Their songs were ones that you really want to be able to sing along to live (and any other time you listen to them). Luckily we had listened to a few of their songs on the way to the venue, so we were able to chime in at a few points! There’s a chance I’ve found a new favorite band . . . super excited to listen to more of their music!

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The Mowgli’s performing at Skyway Theater, MN (this is my original photo)

A couple side notes: (1) my favorite song of The Mowgli’s would have to be San Francisco. Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite The Mowlgi’s song is! (2) nbd but I was gushing about The Mowgli’s on twitter and Katie, the female singer in the band, noticed me! I was pumped and also Katie is a super cute person (my friend and I were talking about how cute she is as we watched them perform!)

The Maine (lol) Performance

God. I love. The Maine. So much.

First of all, The Maine are super dedicated to the aesthetic of Lovely Little Lonely! The stage was decorated with grass and flowers, there were little trees on the perimeter, and there were clouds hung in the background! (said clouds lit up differently depending on the song. I loved them!) And Ken’s guitar design was all flowers!

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Lovely Little Lonely stage design. Taken from The Maine’s Instagram account.

The Maine are such good performers! Absolutely brimming with energy! The lead singer, John, was constantly running around the stage, jumping, stomping, and interacting with the crowd! And the crowd ate. it. up. Loved it!

I feel really lucky to have been able to be a part of the Lovely Little Lonely experience, especially with the setlist! This was my first time seeing The Maine, and over the course of  5 or 6 months I had listened to and fallen in love with a bunch of their music. There were specific songs I especially wanted to see live, such as Diet Soda Society, My Heroine, and Girls Do What They Want – and guess what was on the setlist? Those songs! Agh, I’m still full of happiness over it.

A personal side note: I don’t think I’ve ever become so emo over a band after seeing them live as I have with The Maine. Since seeing them, I cant stop thinking about their performance or listening to their songs. I want to see them again already! I cant think of any other words to describe this feeling other than emo. Which, is The Maine’s goal I guess . . . I mean, they do want to Make America Emo Again.

Well, I think that’s enough gushing for now. Have you seen The Maine, The Mowgli’s, or Beach Weather live? Let me know where and what you thought of their performance by leaving a comment!

Different Artists, New Music in the Same Week!

That’s right: there’s new music out – now!

At midnight today both Hey Violet and K.Flay released new music – and they’re fantastic!

Hey Violet released “Break My Heart” – a bop featuring their recently aquired sound. Listen here:

K.Flay released “High Enough”, a track off her upcoming album Everywhere is Somewhere. (Which is now available for preorder!) Judging from this release, the album is going to be great!

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K.Flay’s upcoming album “Everywhere is Somewhere”

Listen to “High Enough” here:

(Don’t forget to listen to K.Flays 2nd latest release “Black Wave“!)

WAIT! One more!

3 days ago, on May 7th, Elle King also released a new single titled “Wild Love.”

To me, it’s interesting to hear this track about love coming from Elle King. In my eyes, Elle King’s music has a bit of a reputation of being a bit hard-hearted, not one to sing about falling in love but rather to sing about how she isn’t someone who experiences romantic love often (this is demonstrated in songs from her last album, such as “I Told You I Was Mean“, “Ex’s and Oh’s“, and a bit in “America’s Sweetheart“.) This is a notable change, one that’s caught my interest; I’m eager to find out what she has in store!

Listen to “Wild Love” here:

What do you think of the new releases? Leave a comment!

Music Video for Believer – out now!

January 31st of this year Imagine Dragons released their single “Believer”!

Believer is a song with, in my eyes, multiple different meanings – a different one with each verse. Overall, “Believer” is about pain and how it can change your viewpoints and/or make you realize things you maybe haven’t given thought to before.

As of today, March 7th, the music video for “Believer” has been released!

The music video portrays Dan Reynolds combating Matt Eastin in a boxing match as a young boy scribbles in a notebook some ways away. What I see is that these three people are actually the same man – he, as a boy, draws on a notebook as the adult version of himself fights the older adult version. What’s even stranger is that these adult men seem to be computer generated, each with the symbol ‘ƎE’ tattooed on their chest.

Watch the music video for “Believer” below – tell me what you think it means by leaving a comment!

New Song from The Maine!

Over the weekend, The Maine dropped a track from their upcoming album, Lovely Little Lonely.

March 2nd, the new track “Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” was uploaded onto The Maines youtube account, and, as of  Saturday, is now available to purchase on iTunes/Google Play and able to stream on Spotify!

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“Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” is a lovely song with adorable lyrics, such as ‘I loose my voice when I look at you’, ‘hoping for the right words, waiting for the right words’, and ‘can’t find the sound under my tongue when I look at you.’

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Lyric art from “Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” taken from twitter user Laisa (@jennydontyoucry)

The meaning is apparent, being tongue tied when seeing that one person that causes those (black) butterflies to flutter around in your stomach. You may have been in association with this person a countless number of times, so these butterflies may seem like deja vu – yet the continue to fly each time.

Listen to “Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” here!

Let me know what you think of the new track! Are you excited for Lovely Little Lonely? Leave a comment!

New Music Video from The Maine!

That’s right, The Maine have released the music video for Bad Behavior!

On twitter Pat Kirch, drummer, said the video is for the 8123 family – and rightly so, as the music video displays several short clips from different crowds at different venues, 8123 fest being one of them.

Watch the music video for Bad Behavior below!

 

I, for one, haven’t been able to see The Maine live (yet), and this music video makes me want to see them so badly! Even more than I already did!

What did you think of the music video? What do you think of Bad Behavior? Let me know by leaving a comment!

I’ve Opened Another Blog!

When I’m not listening to music, I’m reading or writing. Writing is something that I really enjoy doing,and I’ve written multiple stories in the past year – so I decided to open a blog for them!

The blog is titled WriterOfShorts, and I would be incredibly grateful if you could subscribe to it and give me feedback on what I write.

I still enjoy TotalBandGeek, and will still be posting over here whenever I have news to share about my favorite bands. Don’t worry – I won’t be forgetting about this blog for a while!!