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Gee, Let’s Get Naked And Famous

1 Apr

Not literally. But I do encourage you to get into the music of “the Naked and Famous” – an indie rock band from New Zealand. Their songs have been featured in popular shows such as the Vampire Diaries. But this band produces songs that amount to much more than a good soundtrack. Their 2010 album Passive Me, Aggressive You showcases a mesmerizing variety of songs for every mood. You can cry and reflect while listening to “No Way,” and dance like a maniac to “Punching in a Dream.”

Last night, I ventured to Athens, GA with two of my friends to see the band play live at the 40 Watt. It was therapeutic to take in the melodies and just sway to the rhythm of their electro pop tunes. From the slow and haunting sounds of “Jilted Lovers” to the adrenaline-boosting beats of “Young Blood,” they delivered a spectacular performance from start to finish. The music came alive with the flashing neon lights. The show was nothing short of an invigorating experience.

You know you’ve seen an amazing concert when you can sincerely refer to it as an experience.

Gee, I’m Adopting The Family Dog Into My ATL Favorites

5 Dec

The Family Dog of the Morningside/Virginia Highlands area is one of my top picks for hangout spots in the ATL. The Dog was created by Chef Ron Eyester & Jason Chenette of the popular Rosebud restaurant (located just across the street), so they know the recipe for a successful neighborhood joint. Fresh cocktails, quirky southern dishes, and antique-y dog themed decor make for a cozy and refreshing atmosphere. And you can’t help but love the cheeky tagline: “Sit. Drink. Stay.”

When we stopped by on Saturday night, the TVs were showing the top college football games as a live band played soulful country rock tunes. The sounds blended perfectly with the fresh cocktails and classic beers. The band, “the Deadfields,” play shows throughout the Atlanta area. My friends and I were so impressed that we are scouting out some of their upcoming shows. Check them out:

Bottom line: the Family Dog has stolen my heart with impressive sounds, satisfying tastes, and friendly atmosphere. I will proudly sit. drink. and stay.