Showing posts with label concerts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concerts. Show all posts

Monday, July 28, 2014

not a sit-down concert

....but in my FAVORITE music venue to date! have you ever been to bowery ballroom ?  being in the back at bowery ballroom feels the same as "getting there early" to a show at terminal 5 terminal 5 is big enough to get those crazy fans who get there insanely early just to snag the front row, so when you go thinking you're there "reasonably early", you're already 20 heads back. 

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with that said, if we never went to the naked and famous concert at terminal 5, we never would have discovered the colourist ! their songs are catchier than i'd like to admit, and after seeing them open for the naked and famous, we couldn't get enough of them.  when hung told me they were playing at bowery ballroom, i couldn't say no.

opening for the colourist was first a local nyc band called mainland .  these guys... they're going to make it big soon, i can feel it.  their stage presence feel like they've been at it for years, and the lead singer has such a strong energy you can't help but dance.

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chatting with the lead singer after the show? sure!

when the colourist came on though, the crowd went nuts.  it's so fun going to these kinds of concerts.  you tell you're friends you're going to see "the colourist" and they have no idea who you're talking about, but when you go to the concert, everyone knows all the lyrics, and just. goes. nuts.  i mean, you would too if you saw the GIRL drummer at the front of the stage playing her heart out AND singing lead much of the time. 

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(can you tell our obsession with the drummer?)

The Colourist - Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NYC from jenn @ beyond the stoop on Vimeo .

this concert was one of those "fuck it i'm already out late, lets get tacos too" nights.  who cares that it was a week night and i had work the next day. (ok i DID care the next morning when no amount of coffee could cure my sleepiness). but when you're just a few blocks from the corner deli , you gotta take advantage of it!

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(when i spotted elote on the menu, it totally trumped tacos that night)

sometimes you gotta live it up and be adventurous.  that's what new york city is for, right?


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

a "sit down" concert was just what i needed

it's been a LONG time since i've been to a "sit-down" concert.  you know, the kind with "assigned seats" and everything.  the kind where don't have to "stand your ground" if you want to keep a good view and not get pushed to the back.  the kind where, although still loud, the ringing in my ears doesn't keep me awake the rest of the night.  AND (drumroll please...) it was on a SATURDAY.  not a weeknight, not a "oops, is is 2am already? i still have to work in the morning!"

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besides her music, i also give a high five to sara bareilles for the glorious reasons mentioned above. (and now i officially feel OLD too). hung and i booked the tickets early, and decided it was going to be our july date night.  the thoughts were that it was going to be INSIDE, because last year july was unbearably hot and humid, and it was the same price of going to dinner, maybe even cheaper (well, except for the $5.25 bottles of water!!)

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maybe we were in the second to last row, but hey, it was still a great show! the theater at madison square garden is still pretty small, and every seat is a good seat. 

Sara Bareilles - Madison Square Garden from jenn @ beyond the stoop on Vimeo .

this might have been the first date night that we didn't take a single photo of each other! or even one together.  nothing! just a few shots from the show.  maybe that was a good thing? too busy enjoying each other's company to take pictures?  too cheesy? (ok, we just forgot, alright?)

it was such a great show, refreshing, with great openers hannah georgas and emily king.  

new york wins our hearts again, checking off "see something at madison square garden" from the bucket list.  well, a half check, since it wasn't the big arena.

we're almost through a year of monthly date nights, and i'm so glad we decided to do it! almost every month we have to turn down friends who want to hang out on our date night.  if we never scheduled them, we wouldn't ever spend a night out just the two of us!!

as always, looking forward to the next date night :)


p.s. i lied. i forgot about this photo.  i wanted to forget about it. i've sort of got the derp face going on.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

mele kalikimaka

i bring to you a live clip of my most favorite christmas song ever, sang by possibly my most favorite artist ever:

(if only i would have put that annoying iphone up blocking someone's view just a little bit longer, i could have gotten a better clip)

mr p and i went to ingrid michaelson 's 7th annual holiday hop at webster hall in manhattan last friday night.  after a small scuff at the beginning of the night, the night ended up being a pretty awesome night.  ingrid and crew came out performing as old ladies bragging and ragging about their grand children (i had tears from the laughter, think " tina fey with the voice of karen from will & grace " and you get ingrid's hilarious comedian voice) but her "actual" performance was pretty darn awesome too.  we listen to her music all the time, so we feel like she's a huge star, and she really is... but to see someone like her be so humble on stage made us feel warm and fuzzy inside. i mean, she DID admit to having shorts on under her dress and she DID sprinkle confetti down her chest (then sprinkle THAT confetti on her bandmates).
also, she brought our her husband ( greg laswell ) on stage to do a beautiful duet, AND she brought out caroline pennell from the voice to sing the way i am  (her sort of raspy voice reminded me of ellie goulding but BETTER!!)  AND she faked us out by shouting "AND NOW WELCOME SARAH BAREILLES!!" ...and the crowd went nuts for about 2 seconds before she said "just kidding" for that.
if you ever get a chance to see her perform live, i highly suggest it.  to be honest, i was a little nervous seeing such a chill singer at webster hall, but it was so worth it....
are you seeing any shows soon?

Friday, January 18, 2013

i heart new york

if i ever get homesick
if i ever wonder why i moved so far away
if i ever wonder if being "here" will ever "really" feel like home....
i have to remind myself:
this place rocks.
this week was a quick reminder of that (literally)...

recently mr p and i have been on a (good) routine of coming home from work, munching on something small, going to kickboxing at the taekwondo school, coming home to shower and grab another bite, then we should go to bed stay up way too late watching tv, playing video games, and blogging.  basically, we're exhausted for no "good" reason (except randomly watching jon stewart last night was totally worth staying up late :P) 
wednesday night was different though.  we went to our first concert in the city! instead of being lazy into the wee hours of the night, we spent it just a few feet away from members of the airborne toxic event serenading jamming the night away.  we were still able to come home and eat dinner.  we rode the train to the city for free, got a nice little bit of exercise walking to webster hall from the PATH train, drank beer, listened to good music and danced, walked back to the train and took it home, and were still home and in bed "sometime around midnight".

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(i do a good job of cutting off mr p's face, right? that's what happens when i don't have my nex-f3 with it's flip screen with me)

THIS is why i love this place.
THIS is why i love the city life.
things like this are at our fingertips 24/7.
there's never a worry of how we're going to get there, where we're going to park, who's going to stay sober to drive, or oops! everyone drank, so let's spend a ridiculous amount of money to take a taxi home....
....i love new york....