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Julia Nunes

At the end of last week, I got to finally see Julia Nunes in concert. I have listened to her music for the past 10 years, but she has never come to a place that I could make it to. She travels all over the country doing Living Room Shows. She also does bigger shows, but these are the most intimate type of musical show that I have ever seen. It is just the musician and the fans. When I say fans, I am talking about 50 people who go to someone’s house. I don’t think that the show could really get any better. From the picture below, you can see how close I was.

Julia Nunes Playing

 

After the show, she did a meet and greet. I got a picture with her, and she signed a vinyl album that I purchased. It was great all around for me. The person on the left is Julia, and the person on the right is the¬†percussionists, Julia’s girlfriend, and internet sensation, Danielle Owens-Reid.

Julia Nunes Group Photo

 

I was a little skeptical about going to a show like this, but I will definitely be attending again. Julia was a little sick, but she was still a great singer. She sounds amazing acoustically. I love her albums, but I think that acoustic performances are where she shines. I am also a little bit of an acoustic performance nut.

Green Room

 
What are those UFOs? 

Brain Dead

Pretty cool art at Brain Dead…

  

Local Music

In the past year, I have listened to a lot more local music in the Dallas area. Most places seem to have some type of music being played, and I think that most of the people or bands are pretty good. There are some bad ones, but I am not talking about those here.

Here are some that stood out to me. They are in no particular order. I am just cleaning up random lists of things that I have on my phone, and I thought that putting it here would be a good idea.

Ryan Berg

This is one of my favorite songs of his.

 

Something About Chinamen

This band is great, but they are extremely young. From what I remember, they are all 14-16 years old. I was beyond impressed with them. I hope as they get older they can clean up their music some. The lead singer, John Franklin, has a hell of  a voice. The song below tries to show that. They are way better live than most of their videos show.

 

Justin Pickard

I like the country, folky sound that this guy has. I bought his album at the show, and I listen to it pretty regularly. Most of his stuff seems to pretty upbeat. I didn’t know the song below was a cover of a song the producer of his album wrote. I think that he does it better than the original, but I think it is because of the different tone that his voice has.

 

Tom Devil and The Wizard

These guys have a funky rock sound going on, and I enjoy listening to them live. They play their music loud and have a ton of fun doing it.

 

That’s the glory of love. We want the ones we can’t have and crap all over the ones we can.

–Tina Fey, This is Where I Leave You