For a one-woman play about mid-menopausal schizophrenia, Donna Orbits the Moon seemed pretty spot on. The play touched on family, friends, bake sales and feelings of insanity. I’m no forty-something year old, but based on the reaction of the audience members of that age and their slightly amused husbands, I’d say it was relatable on more than a few levels.
I wasn’t really sure what kind of a show I was getting myself into, but I’d heard both Active Child and School of Seven Bells on a few occasions and remembered good things, so off to Urban Lounge I went. I arrived a little late (shows that start on time?! genius!), but when I got through the doors, an ethereal, crisp vibe filled the room. It was like Tears For Fears somehow made it to 2010 and turned into one person—in the best way possible.
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You know those bands that you really like, but then you see them live, and your whole world is rocked sideways by, um, every part about them? This happened to me. A Hawk and a Hacksaw have always kind of intrigued me with their Eastern European jams, but until now, I have not fully appreciated what they’ve got going on. … read more
I’ve never been to a show at Kilby that had this insane of crowd—the amount of moshing and swinging from shit on the ceiling was so high that it was almost impossible to see Title Fight play. Regardless, Title Fight is super good live. They’re excellent at executing the right amount of pop-punk and hardcore music with Saves The Day-esque vocals. This is also why I’m not surprised they were the headlining band. … read more
When I walk into the darkly lit Urban Lounge, I am warmly greeted by not only one bar, but two. They’re expecting a big crowd tonight, and I’m not at all surprised, as Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock are both huge names in the music industry, but on total opposite sides of the genre pool. … read more
The loyalest of fans showed up to see Sole and the Skyrider Band at Kilby for what I can only describe as the most intimate show I have ever been to. … read more
I don’t feel like I can say this very often, but this was the best show I have been to in a long time—there were no parts for which I would have rather been somewhere else. I walked in, took one look at the stage, and knew that it was going to be a good time. The whole wall behind the stage was filled with different colored flowers and there were clouds made of cotton hanging from the ceiling. … read more