I'm a lucky girl. In the past week, I've seen two amazing live concerts -- both right in my own backyard, or close to it. Our little Tuscaloosa Amphitheater is doing really well, bringing tons of outstanding rock acts to town. Last night's show featured indie/folk rockers The Avett Brothers, with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals opening.
I can't say enough about how incredible the Avetts are live. The energy at an Avett Brothers show is simply off the charts, and the band gives everything they've got to keep the momentum going throughout. If you like a great folk/indie rock band show, see The Avett Brothers if they come to your area.
Unlike last week's Gotye show, The Avett Brothers packed the venue. Tuscaloosa absolutely loves this band. They've been coming around for years now, even before they became popular elsewhere. People are loyal to bands that put on great live shows (see: Cowboy Mouth) and it showed last night.
I mentioned last week that I've got a fancy new phone and I'm still learning how to shoot great photos and videos with it. Here is my latest attempt, a video of The Avett Brothers singing "I and Love and You" from the show last night:
As you can clearly see, the crowd was crazy energetic and totally into the music. So energetic, in fact, that I decided to stand a bit farther in the back. The show was fantastic, though. We got a lot of big Avett Brothers hits (including "Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise" and "Kick Drum Heart") and some new songs from the band's latest album, The Carpenter ("Live and Die," in particular, was amazing, as was a stripped down "Winter in My Heart").
I can't say enough about how great The Avett Brothers are live. Anyone else think they're one of the best indie and folk rocking bands around right now? And by the way, my next show: Neil Young and Crazy Horse with the Alabama Shakes. See? I'm really, really lucky!