ALBUM REVIEW: “EXPECTATIONS” by WILD CHILD

As their name implies, Wild Child jumps into a performance of reckless abandon rounded out by seasoned, mature restraint with Expectations, their fourth album, set for release on February 9th via Dualtone Records.  This record is a departure from their norm; they pull influences for a myriad of sources, embrace their moniker, and take a walk … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: “EXPECTATIONS” by WILD CHILD

THE 2018 SAVANNAH STOPOVER LINEUP IS HERE!

Entering its eighth year as one of the Southeast’s best (and laid back) music festivals, Savannah Stopover is announcing the first wave of bands for their 2018 lineup. Regional favorites of Monreal are set to headline Saturday, March 10th at Savannah’s Ships of The Sea Museum, North Garden. The three-day festival takes place each year … Read more THE 2018 SAVANNAH STOPOVER LINEUP IS HERE!

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Break Bones” – Wild Child

Austin-based indie folk band Wild Child released their third and latest album, Fools, this year; the record, which shows the group stretching the boundaries of what they’ve done before, is amazing in its entirety–and y’all, that’s not something I say very often about a whole album.  It was difficult to choose a favorite for the list, but … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Break Bones” – Wild Child

PREVIEW: WILD CHILD at CANNERY BALLROOM on 11/19/15

Austin-based indie folk ensemble Wild Child will be making a stop in the Music City this Thursday to perform at Cannery Ballroom with friend and fellow Austin artist Shakey Graves.  “When we’re not on tour, we’re inseparable.  Back home, he’s like my brother.  It’s really special to be able to continue to go on the … Read more PREVIEW: WILD CHILD at CANNERY BALLROOM on 11/19/15

WHAT WERE YOUR SONGS OF SUMMER?

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which is sad for some, and sweet relief for people like me who get sunburned while driving for five minutes with the tinted windows tightly shut.  Even so, sun-lovers and sun-shunners alike can reflect on summers well-spent.  For me, nothing solidifies and brings back memories like music does.  Each summer of my life has had its own soundtrack; I distinctly remember attending my sorority’s Bid Day party the year I pledged and hearing “Hooch” by Everything, or driving around with the windows rolled down singing “Wide Open Spaces” by The Dixie Chicks at the top of my lungs  while on summer break from college.  Last summer, I devoured all things Imagine Dragons, and had Lovers by The Royalty on constant repeat; the song “Won’t Be Long” struck such a nerve that I would listen to it and “ugly-girl” cry at the drop of a hat.

Dan Reynolds playing a suspended drum
Dan Reynolds playing a suspended drum

This summer I have all but worn out The Joy Of Painting‘s Tender Age (which warranted its own blog post back in June), as well as Wild Child‘s Pillow Talk (which I wrote about in the post about the Outside City Limits Tour, also in June).  The best concerts I attended this summer had to be, hands down, Imagine Dragons, where I enjoyed watching frontman Dan Reynolds hang in mid-air and play a huge drum suspended from the ceiling of the venue, and where I was introduced to a new band I really enjoy, opening act Terraplane Sun.  I also had the gold medal experience of witnessing my favorite band of all time, The Killers, light up the Grand Ole Opry.

The Killers at the Grand Ole Opry
The Killers at the Grand Ole Opry

So, I want to know, what were your songs of summer?  Leave a comment, introduce us to your songs and tell us your story….

THE EAST OF 8TH DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PLAYLIST

The Dog Days of Summer: the period of time falling between late July and late August, characterized by sultry temperatures, sweltering humidity, and the sound of cicadas.  This playlist of oldies and newbies provides a soundtrack for these upcoming days, whether you are lazing on your deck or driving around with your windows rolled down. … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PLAYLIST

%d bloggers like this: