This weekend thousands of sweaty, eager music fans will ascend on Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits music festival. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to join in on the 3 day fun but I’ll definitely be live streaming it on YouTube.
Tonight’s headliner is none other then my favorite band, The Black Keys (sad face). So for today’s Song of the Day I thought I’d share a new track from the boys.
The Keys teamed up with WuTang mastermind, RZA on a killer tune for Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Man with the Iron Fists. Listen, love it…it’s a little bit of hip-hop/blues rock heaven.
Sunday afternoon thousands of hipsters, edgeheads, and an entire new breed of young rockers ascended upon the FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, TX for the 22nd annual EdgeFest. Every year 102.1 The Edge puts on a day of music with some of the biggest bands in rock ‘n roll. Sixteen bands played on two stages throughout the day but I was really there to see one band in particular, The Black Keys.
To say I’m a huge Black Keys fan is a massive understatement. Ever since my husband loaded me up with a road trip playlist featuring the band’s early recordings a few years back, I’ve been absolutely enamored with the bluesy duo. So when I heard they were headlining EdgeFest there was no question where I’d be spending my Sunday night.
It’s a rainy day in Texas, I’ve got my glass of wine and my hubby with me writing some new songs. I had a great meeting today to talk about my new EP and a lot of discussion about who I want to be as an artist. So I’ve definitely been thinking about my musical inspirations and what kind of sound I want for the new record.
One band throughout this process keeps coming to mind, my favorite band, The Black Keys. Blues and soul speaks to me more then any other kind of music. Even though I am a lover of all kinds of music I keep coming back to my roots. The Black Keys create modern blues/rock elements better then anyone (in my biased opinion) on the scene today.
So for today’s Song(s) of the Day I chose a few tunes of their latest, El Camino. Oh and yes I just bought my tickets to see them in April..EEEEEEKKKK!!! 🙂 Enough babbling…on to the music!
As always, things have been crazy and my absentee food posts only means one thing…I have been 100% entrenched in my music. From writing, to covering, to listening, there are so many good things going on right now. I only wish I could clone my foodie self because I’ve been seriously neglecting my culinary needs.
So in my music haze I’ve been listening to a lot of music and here are a few of my current favorites.
Who are you listening to? Give me some suggestions…I love being introduced to new artists (old or new)!!!