- Freaking out over the awesome lineups for Firefly Festival and Lollapalooza (and dipped into our TIOJ funds to buy tix to both)
- Going bi-coastal to share our money-saving tips for Broke Girls Guide in LA.
- Jamming at so many concerts: Bruce Springsteen, Yellow Ostrich, Snow Patrol, Of Monsters and Men, and The Lumineers ...phew
Listen to the playlist below for Stacey, Krista, and Kristen's top 5 for the month of April.
for Levon Helm
"Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
i have legitimately not stopped listening to this album since i saw them live. SO. GOOD.
"Remember" - Misty Miller
"Remember" has suddenly overtaken Duffy's "Syrup and Honey" as my go-to song to sing in the shower. My poor roommates. They're going to have to listen to me belt this out for the next few months. Sorry I'm not sorry.
"Santa Ana Winds" - Sons of Bill
no lie, this has been on repeat since late March. I had to force myself to change the CD in my car to diversify my listening.
"D-D-Dance" - The Concept
my go-to pump up song of the month -- so glad we randomly found this Phoenix-like band.
"I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick Of Time" - Bon Iver
I've tried not to inundate TIOJ with too many covers in April, but this one was way too glorious to ignore.
"Little Talks" - Of Monsters and Men
so so so happy that the other 2/3 of TIOJ and Concert Correspondent Jurg convinced me to venture up to Silver Spring for the OMAM concert -- they've quickly become a new fave
"Wayfaring Stranger" - Ed Sheeran
Ed blew us away in concert - especially with this acappella jam
"Just Say Yes" - Snow Patrol
Still mentally reliving the Snow Patrol concert from the beginning of the month since I am now confident enough to declare it the single best show I've ever been to. Three words: Just. Say. Yes.
"Cheap Seats" - Alabama
baseball season. uh duh.
"All Of Me" - Tanlines
just can't stop listening to this one.
"I Got" - Young The Giant
Acoustic, harmony-rich "I Got" makes me incredibly, inexplicably happy. That is all.
"Tenth Avenue Freezeout" - Bruce Springsteen
SUCH a beautiful, wonderful song for Clarence Clemons from his concert at the beginning of April. and I just got tickets to see Bruce again in September, nbd...
"You Ain't Alone" - Alabama Shakes
cannot get over how beautiful her voice is - "just let me be your ticket home"
"Staged Names" & "Hacienda Motel" - Pickwick
Hipster glasses. Beautiful vocals. Serene setting. If you don't like those three things, I'm not sure we can be friends.
Now that April is over (May flowers, are ya coming?), it's time to look forward to TIOJ's blogiversary in May... get excited for lots of fun surprises in the coming month!