Rebelution at HOB NOLA

I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite reggae bands last night in New Orleans, and they definitely didn’t disappoint. I’ve been so overwhelmed with school and extras that I really just needed to take one night off and enjoy good music and good company.

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Feeling Alright

Suffering

Lazy Afternoon

Safe and Sound

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

I have seen this group live once in Oxford, Mississippi at the Lyric. I have to say that it was one of the best shows I have ever seen. She has this incredible ability to energize the crowd. We waited around later to get our posters signed by the band members, and she embraced us as if she knew us for years. She said, “Thank you for taking the time to come see us.”

I have to admit that if I had to choose, Grace Potter would be my girl crush no doubt. She displays her femininity in sequin-covered tanks and glitter skirts while simultaneously making every man in the room feel musically inadequate. Ha ha. Mad respect for her stage presence–it can’t be denied.

Take a weekend off and travel to see this group. It’s worth every mile, my friend.

Gary Clark Jr.’s Numb

This video pretty much encapsulates the type of artistry I respect. Musicianship should include showmanship, but that showmanship should never take center stage in comparison to genuine talent. Gary Clark Jr. came (seemingly) from nowhere in Austin and have proven his worth on the big stage at festivals around the world.

I have had the privilege to witness him live at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. I would love to see him at a smaller venue. For now, these videos will have to do.