ACL Festival Sunday Recap – 10/7/2018

We had a great last day at ACL 2018, with good shows start to finish. We saw the Ghost of Paul Revere, Flor de Toloache, Elle King, Janelle Monae, Tinashe, Phoenix, Shakey Graves and Travis Scott. Once again, we’re joined by our guest bloggers, Kat Galore and Auntie Dearest. We had such a great time, we’re already making plans for next year! Best show Mom: … Continue reading ACL Festival Sunday Recap – 10/7/2018

ACL Festival Saturday Recap – 10/6/2018

  Mom and the Millennial had a laid-back, but fun second day at ACL 2018. We saw six shows:  Durand Jones and the Indications, The Breeders, Sweet Spirit, Brandi Carlile, Nelly, St. Vincent. Again, joining us for our recap are two guest bloggers, Mom’s sisters/Millennial’s aunts, Auntie Dearest and Kat Galore. Here are our thoughts on Day 2. Best show Auntie Dearest: Durand Jones and the … Continue reading ACL Festival Saturday Recap – 10/6/2018

ACL Festival Friday Recap – 10/5/2018

View this post on Instagram We are here @aclfestival! Ready for a weekend full of fun, especially since this is Millennial's first full 3-day attendance. Already starting off our weekend with @lovelytheband! A post shared by Mom and the Millennial (@momandthemillennial) on Oct 5, 2018 at 10:53am PDT Mom and the Millennial had a great first day at ACL 2018. We saw seven shows:  lovelytheband, … Continue reading ACL Festival Friday Recap – 10/5/2018

Room 25 – Noname

Mom Warning: Some of these songs contain explicit language and themes. Millennial: I have been hearing so much about Noname. On Youtube, on music blogs, and even in the news. I had never listened to her music before except her collaborations with Chance the Rapper. Since she is coming to ACL, and we are both trying to figure out who else we want to see at … Continue reading Room 25 – Noname

KOLARS at Stubb’s BBQ -Austin 9/16/2018

Millennial Note: We both tried to take video, but, unfortunately, neither of our phones are really made to take good video. So instead we put other live performance videos in order for y’all to see a little of what we experienced! Mom: We haven’t seen a live show together since South by Southwest back in March, which is when we saw KOLARS for the first … Continue reading KOLARS at Stubb’s BBQ -Austin 9/16/2018

Can’t Wake Up – Shakey Graves

This week, Mom and the Millennial are doing something a little bit different. One of Mom’s friends asked what we thought of Shakey Graves’ latest album, Can’t Wake Up. Mom already had an opinion, but decided the Millennial should weigh in as well, even though the album’s been out a few months. If any of our readers have something in particular you’d like us to … Continue reading Can’t Wake Up – Shakey Graves

Sweetener – Ariana Grande

Mom: When you suggested reviewing Ariana Grande’s new album, Sweetener, I wasn’t happy. I think of her as one of the representatives of some of the things I hate most about Top 40 music: overly-produced instrumentation, reliance on melismas and other show-offy vocal acrobatics, and mediocre song writing. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to Sweetener. Not that I think I’ll … Continue reading Sweetener – Ariana Grande

finding it hard to smile – lovelytheband

Millennial: lovelytheband is one of the bands I want to see at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year! I haven’t really listened to them much before, but they just released a new album, finding it hard to smile, so I was excited to see what they had to offer. The band’s songs cover topics that hit home for me, specifically the ones on … Continue reading finding it hard to smile – lovelytheband

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Mom: Since we’re a pair of mother-daughter bloggers, I thought it would be interesting to discuss a mother-son musical act, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. The folk duo are based in Independence, Missouri. Ruth Ward (aka The Mama Bear) is a 66-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist. As a young woman, she wanted to pursue a career in folk music, but put that dream on hold to raise … Continue reading Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Please Don’t Be Dead – Fantastic Negrito

Mom warning: Some of the lyrics quoted in this review, and the audio included contain strong language. Mom: Although it was released more than a month ago, we’ve been wanting to review Please Don’t Be Dead by Fantastic Negrito, because we’re both fans of the singer and his latest album, and because he’s not widely known and we want to spread the word! Although I … Continue reading Please Don’t Be Dead – Fantastic Negrito