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Kopecky Family Band & The Mowgli’s

A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure to see two really great bands, Kopecky Family Band and The Mowgli’s. I heard a song by Kopecky Family Band on Birmingham Mountain Radio about a month ago that I really liked and they just happened to be in Birmingham the next weekend when I was visiting but I had to work and was super bummed. My love for them continued to grow and I have been listening to them non-stop the past few weeks. I randomly decided to look at their tour dates to see if they would be anywhere around Birmingham/Auburn over the rest of their tour and I was so excited when I saw that they were going to be in Atlanta just a few days after I looked. I asked my friend Anna, who will go to any concert with me, if she would want to go and she said yes. Kopecky Family Band was opening for the Mowgli’s, who I also have heard on Birmingham Mountain Radio (my all-time favorite radio station, ever. Give it a listen.) and like a few of their songs. I listened to Kopecky Family Band the week leading up and listened to the Mowgli’s just a little the day of (and I wish I listened to them more beforehand!) to get excited for the concert.

The concert was at The Loft in Atlanta and its a somewhat small but really nice venue! Kopecky Family Band was just setting up when we got there and they were setting their own stuff up, which I thought was really cool. I was in awe when they started playing. They are the kind of band that is even better live. They were so interactive with the crowd, almost every band member played multiple instruments throughout the set and they were so creative! For example, Kelsey Kopecky, from whom the band got their name, used a thick chain and tossed it around to make a cool sound. I also loved how they play completely real music, whistle and clap in their music. They also use a cello and trombone in some of their songs and I was slowing dying inside because of how amazing they are. Kelsey and Gabe’s voices together are so perfect together and they know exactly how to put on an amazing show. If I could see them over, and over, and over again I would. I’ve never seen a group who is more passionate about their music than the Kopecky Family Band and I’m not kidding when I say that. They seemed to want to be absolutely nowhere else than right there on that stage. I knew almost all of the songs they played but I was pleasantly surprised when they began a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk. It was different than the original but so amazing. I really have never seen a band live with such musicality.

The Mowgli’s were also great. They had so much energy on stage and all I wanted to do was get up there on the stage and party with them, because their performance was basically one big party. They also all played multiple instruments and I loved it when they all sung together. Eight voices at one time makes for an awesome sound.

I highly recommend checking both bands out. They are both refreshing up and coming bands that are a good change from todays’ pop music scene.

Now I’m counting down the days until I can see them both again.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 presetThe Mowgli’s are pictured at the top and Kopecky Family Band at the bottom.

 

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JOHN MAYER

I saw John Mayer last night for the second time. The first time I saw him was in Birmingham in 2010 and it was great but this show was absolutely amazing. I cried twice. You might have read my obsessive post about him last year, so to say I love him would be putting it lightly. The set list was the most perfect setlist there ever was. He played perfect amounts of songs from Paradise Valley, his new album, a few from Born & Raised and of course popular songs such as Your Body is a Wonderland, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, Vultures, Neon, Gravity, Why Georgia etc, just to name a few! He played for two hours. I was seriously probably the happiest person there last night. He played at Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta and it was so great. Our seats weren’t super amazing or anything but it was still the best concert I have ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot of great concerts.

I want to relive the night over and over. ALSO, Phillip Phillips is so great. I was already in love with him before the concert and he just blew it out of the water. He has such a great stage presence and is really great at what he does. Love him.  I also appreciated this concert a lot more because I became a bigger JM fan after I saw him a few years ago. The set was awesome, and constantly changing. His “traveling band” is great and he is such a great musician I can’t even explain. This may not be cool to some people, but he played the guitar upside down, around his back! It was amazing. I love him even more now. People say he is a douche, but I think he is just real, which is something that Hollywood needs. He always has his inspirational lead ins to songs and that might be part of my favorite part about his concerts.

I think I might drop out of school and become a JM groupie.

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Me and Kitty after the concert!

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