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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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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

I saw Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at Workplay the other night. They are amazing! They are big into Young Life so pretty much every YL person loves them. It’s just a known fact. Drew & Ellie (they’re married) are just way too cute for words. I was blown away by their live performance. There is honestly nothing better, in this world than watching a great song performed live, right in front of your face. It makes me filled with joy.

Here is a picture of Drew & Ellie. I literally want to be her. She is too dang cute.

The band who opened for them is now my new obsession! Elenowen, is also a husband and wife duo from Nashville, and they are awesome! I fell in love. Their songs are awesome. They told a story about how they love Friday Night Lights and that made me love them even more, because if someone loves a show I do, we are automatically best friends.

She is gorgeous and I swear to you, he is on my top 10 list of hotties, EVER! He looked like a mixture of Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling. I’m not kidding. They were both so nice!

All around, great night. I just love music.

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Hey Jesus

Want to know what I’m doing right now and what I’m supposed to be doing? Writing a paper on Hamlet is one of those things. Listening to The Avett Brothers while writing a pointless blog post is the other. I’ll let you guess which one goes where.

Anyways, tonight was a fantastic night. I got to see Tyler Hilton in concert tonight and HOTDAMN is he amazing. His voice is just perfectly perfect. His guitar playing skills are RIDIC and he is HILARIOUS.

I’ve realized that its 12:05 AM and I’m REALLY going to regret this tomorrow so I’m actually going to attempt to write my paper now. I’ll write about the concert tomorrow for whoever’s reading.

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