We’re mixing it up on this month’s Ticketfly HQ playlist, which includes tracks from Kraftwerk, Lonnie Liston Smith, Bomba Estéreo, and Sameer Gupta. Your September just became eclectic. Jason Bentley, you’ve got nothing on us.
Best concert experience: On my 21st birthday I had front row seats to see The Who (Quadrophenia Tour). During a set break I went out to grab a drink and ran into Rodger Daltrey and we chatted for a minute. When they came on stage he wished me a happy birthday. Hands down one of the best nights of my life!
Next upcoming concert: Tipper and Bassnectar
Most recent album purchase: Qwel
Favorite lyrics: “And we’re slow to acknowledge the knots on the laces. Heart it races. And we go back to where we moved out to the places. Heart it races. I bought it in a can and stirred it with my finger singing boom-dadadadadadada boom-dadadada. Through it out the window. And lately you’ve been tanned. Suspicious for the winter with your Boom-dadadadadadada boom-dadadadada. Legs like little splinters.” Architecture In Helsinki – Heart It Races
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Now playing: Sameer Gupta – “Namaskar”
Best concert experience: Slumberland Records showcase at the Rickshaw Stop May 28, 2011 with the 14 Iced Bears (!) headlining.
Next upcoming concert: Kraftwerk 3D at the Long Center in Austin
Most recent album purchase: Who is William Onyeabor?
Favorite Lyrics: “I was dancin’ when I was aaah” -Marc Bolan
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Now playing: Soda Sterio: Cancion Animal (the whole album)… be still my 90’s heart!
Best concert experience: Honestly, there are just way too many to even begin! Almost every show I see does something for me. But the very first concert I ever went to when I was maybe a freshman in high school was the Deftones and A Perfect Circle opened for them. Pretty much loved every second, it launched me into the world of live music, and not much has changed. Here I am.
Next upcoming concert: I should plan these things in advance. Does anyone have extra tickets to Riot Fest? Most likely something at the New Parish, Stork Club, or Fox Theater in Oakland.
Most recent album purchase: Bomba Estéreo – “Amanacer”
Favorite Lyrics: I’ll just keep this simple: “All you need is love” -The Beatles
Now playing: Lonnie Liston Smith – “Expansions”
Best concert experience: Sade in Columbus, Ohio
Next upcoming concert: Duran Duran with Chic at The Greek
Most recent album purchase: Disclosure / Caracal
Favorite lyrics: Man in the Mirror
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