- Attended the second annual Firefly Festival! And loved. every. minute.
- Went to many many shows, including: Charli XCX and Little Daylight; Kick Kick Snare's pop-up featuring Misun, Brett, Betty Who, and Bright Light Bright Light; Shovels and Rope and Dawes; and Caveman and Rogue Wave. We also sent our Concert Correspondent to see The National.
- Chatted it up with fellow DCers Brett.
- Did not sleep.
"Birmingham" - Shovels and Rope
This duet is the perfect combo of raspy, catchy, and bittersweet.
"Lose My Mind" - Pacific Air
This fun, bop-your-head-along song is just so perfect for summer.
"Bright Whites" - Kishi Bashi
Kishi Bashi absolutely blew my mind at Firefly and I haven't stopped listening to him since.
"Hearts on Fire" - Ed Sheeran and Passenger
So pretty my brain might melt. Swoon.
"Alabama Pines" - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
This lovely Jason Isbell song makes me want to go to Alabama... although I may wait until summer is over.
"Name in Lights" - Little Daylight
Little Daylight had me crushing so hard on them and this song at U Hall earlier this month.
"No Angels" - Bastille and Ella
Never thought a mashup of the xx and TLC would be so damn pretty.
"Fire Away" - Dawes
I can't get enough of Dawes after seeing them live this month.
"It's Too Late" - Wild Belle
One of my Top 3 performances of Firefly. Listen to this brother-sister duo stat, people!
"Switzerland" - The Last Bison
After seeing them live at Firefly, it's official: The Last Bison is my new folksy fave.
"Live and Die" - The Avett Brothers
Now checked off my life bucket list: seeing Seth Avett stage dive whilst still playing the guitar.
"Now Is Not the Time" - CHVRCHES
Another Firefly favorite -- cannot wait for these guys to release their first album!
"Unkinder" - THUMPERS
So catchy, so perfect for summer.
"Lonesome" - Dr. Dog
Seeing Dr. Dog at Firefly was definitely a highlight, and this song has been in steady rotation since.
"F For You" - Disclosure
If you don't dance during this song, there's something very wrong with you.
Stay tuned in July for a few very big surprises from the TIOJ offices.... but until then, here are some outtakes from Firefly just for giggles:
|we're palm trees. duh.|