Our latest #NP at Ticketfly HQ, the blog series that brings you all the beats playing around the ‘fly, is anything but an April Fools’ joke. We’re pretty serious about our tunes, so we wouldn’t do you like that. Skip the April showers and ring in the start of spring with us and our picks for music and shows this month.
Department: Client Success
Now playing: David Bowie – Pinups
Best concert experience: Skinny Puppy – Too Dark Park in Atlanta on November 25, 1990 (throwback). Incredible surround sound and stage sets!
Next upcoming concert in April or beyond: Lush at The Warfield on 4/17 and Savages at The Fillmore on 4/19
Most recent album purchase: Lush – Chorus (box set)
Random fact: On the Sugarcubes first US tour, I showed the band where to go for good thrift and vintage shops in Atlanta. Bjork had her first child with her in an old fashioned baby carriage.
Now playing: DJDS – Stand Up And Speak, Bibio – A Mineral Love, DIIV – Is The Is Are, Ra Ra Riot – Need Your Light, I’m really digging on Beach Slang after seeing them at SXSW.
Best concert experience: It sounds cliche, but nothing will ever compare to Daft Punk at Coachella 2006. No one really knew what to expect when they gathered at the Sahara tent for Daft Punk to close out Saturday night and what happened next is the stuff of legends. A guy in front of me came from Brazil to see them and after the show was over he was kneeling down on the ground in awe and told his buddy “I don’t want to leave quite yet.”
Next upcoming concert in April or beyond: Grimes at The Shrine (hey, that rhymes!)
Most recent album purchase: Charles Bradley – Changes
Random fact: I run a music blog (basically just a monthly mix of music) Check it out here: http://www.ultrastimulation.net/
Now playing: One Headlight – The Wallflowers
Best concert experience: Dave Matthews Band
Next upcoming concert in April or beyond: Rihanna
Most recent album purchase: The Life of Pablo – Kanye
Favorite lyric: “my mama don’t like you and she likes everyone.” – Justin Bieber
Now playing: Future Crooks – Future Crooks in Paradise
Best concert experience: In 2007, I saw Chiodos, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and The Devil Wears Prada on Halloween. All of the bands were in costumes, along with most of the crowd. Needless to say, the entire show was thoroughly entertaining and the mosh pit was the funniest looking one I’ve ever seen.
Next upcoming concert in April or beyond: Diarrhea Planet on 4/8 at The Independent
Most recent album purchase: Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution – A Call to Arms
Random fact: I’m known to hang out in trash bags.
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