Thursday, February 4, 2016

Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight ::: Wolf Alice

Time for a confession. I have no idea what Wolf Alice sounds like. So here gives an almost live reaction to my thoughts and trite opinions.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight ::: Phosphorescent

Although physically born in Alabama, Phosphorescent front man, Matt Houck's musical birth took place in Athens, GA. Being born twice in a lifetime, well that is something worth singing about.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shakey Knees Artist Spotlight ::: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Chill wave New Zealand eccentricities by way of Portland. There you have it, my sad attempt to describe the distinct sound of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Festival Lineup Spotlist ::: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2016

The dust has cleared on the 2016 Bonnaroo lineup. Initial reactions were tepid at best. The week early leak didn't help anything, it only lead to speculation that there was more to come. This speculation created disappointment when we received the identical lineup accompanied with a few comedic surprises including Judd Apatow and Workaholic's Adam Devine.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight ::: Young The Giant

When it comes to describing Young The Giant, you can really only say they are dense with diversity. But what you can't say is that they are garbage at performing live. 
In 2010, Young The Giant released their self titled debut album with waves of praise. There isn't a genre that they don't pay some type of homage to. With bangers like "My Body" and "Apartment" it became very evident that much more was coming from them. With so much diversity in their music, the one constant is Sameer Gadhia's vocal accomplishments. The man can croon.

I remember first hearing of Young The Giant when they performed on the Mtv VMAs in 2011. They recruited 250 local (and fiercely loyal) fans to accompany them for their debut. It was powerful, lively, and peaked my interest. Check out these babes. They are in the process of finishing up their third album and I'm on pins and needles to hear them dominate again. 

It goes without saying that Young The Giant will be seeing many audiences burst to life in their future.  If you ever get the chance to see them perform - do it. 

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Essential Tracks:My Body, Apartment, Mind Over Matter
Live Grade: A ::: Energy for days, but can slow it down when needed. They've curated solid setlistsevery time  we've seen them with great covers mixed in, including R. Kelly's - Remix to Ignition. Adding their sophomore album mind over matter the live show has only gotten better. You won't want to miss YTG!
Similar Artists: Walk The Moon, Atlas Genius, Neon Trees, The Jakes

Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight ::: The Orwells

Hail Hail Rock N' Roll. The Orwells are doing it right. Young, cavalier, and wild they will melt your face.