Mom: I’m excited to be blogging again, and especially to be reviewing an album by local guitar hero, Gary Clark, Jr. His new album, This Land, is a bit of a departure from his previous albums, which were primarily blues-based. I knew Clark was versatile, because he’s collaborated with artists as diverse as Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, and Foo Fighters. He proves it on his … Continue reading This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
Mom: It’s time for the first annual Best of the Year edition of Mom and the Millennial. 2018 was a tough year personally, and I didn’t get to see as much live music as I wanted, but I still saw some amazing shows, listened to some great music, and discovered some new (and new-to-me) bands to love. One of the best things about 2018 was … Continue reading Our Favorites of 2018!
Mom warning: Audio and video have language, nudity and themes that may not be appropriate for everyone. Mom: I was curious to listen to Acrylic because I enjoyed Leikeli47’s live show at South by Southwest. After lots of indie rock, indie pop, and indie folk, it was fun to go to a raucous hip hop show. It was kind of a palate cleanser, as my … Continue reading Acrylic – Leikeli47
Mom and the Millennial are doing something a little different this week. We’re reviewing a movie. But it’s a movie about music, namely “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Instead of our usual “What We’re Listening To” section, we’ll each be writing about our favorite Queen song. Spoiler Warning! Millennial: Having never seen a biopic, I was super excited to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” especially since my boy, Rami Malek, … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review
Mom: I’m glad we have the chance to review an Elle King album, since you’re the person who first made me aware of this singer we both enjoy. I’m also happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed King’s second album, Shake the Spirit. Although the songs on this album came from a rough period in the singer’s life (a quickie marriage to a man she’d known … Continue reading Shake the Spirit – Elle King
Millennial: For this review, since I actually went to the Bruno Mars concert and Mom didn’t, I will review the actual concert, while Mom will be sharing her thoughts on Bruno Mars, Charlie Wilson, and how they are as artists and performers in general. I have been so excited to see Bruno Mars since I first bought a ticket with my best friend early on … Continue reading Bruno Mars ft. Charlie Wilson at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX – 10/14/2018
Mom: Our ACL experience for 2018 is complete, and after a few days to recover, I have some thoughts on the event. The changes made last year, like adding more overall area to the festival, especially more space for relaxing in the shade, and upgrading the port-a-potties, make for a much more enjoyable weekend. It seems C3, the event’s producers, took some of the flak … Continue reading ACL Fest 2018 Wrap-Up
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
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
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