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Peace, Love, The Mowgli’s

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When
September 24, doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.
Ticket Cost:
 $15 Advance / $17 Day of Show
Openers
Dreamers, Colony House

Do you ever feel like the only thing that can get you through a hard day, a long drive, an all-nighter or anything for that matter, is music? Not just any music, but the right music. The music that makes you feel. The music that vocalizes everything you’re feeling.

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Or even the music that brings you out of your internal box you’ve put yourself in so that you don’t implode or explode with all the bottled up feelings you’ve been hiding away?

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Yeah, same.

And I think The Mowgli’s get that in all of its entirety. They have a brilliant way of reaching out to everyone’s heart and really touching it. There are certain situations in life where you just want to hear something that matches the way you feel.

For example, with the first round of exams being over, I have this overwhelming feeling of pure happiness and relief. I mean yeah, I’ve got my stuff together, I completed my exams without failing and I only had like two fleeting thoughts of dropping out and traveling the world, so I consider it a success!

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This song totally identifies with that mood. It’s also really catchy so you should give it a listen. I know you want to.

The really cool thing about The Mowgli’s is that they have a song that almost anyone can identify with.

For example, for all of you “independent and perfectly happy with your life, but also open to being with someone but at the same time” kind of people, you’ll love this song. It kind of makes me feel like I’m in a rom-com. (Which I have decided is a cool feeling.)

The vibes I get from The Mowgli’s are undeniable. You can’t help but #feelthelove

 

Speaking of vibes, the openers for The Mowgli’s are spot on. I’ll give you a quick taste and leave it up to you to explore further.

 

DREAMERS.

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Their latest album is called This Album Does Not Exist. So hip, so great…like this song. If you liked it as much as I did then click here for more awesomeness.

 

Colony House

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Their latest album is called When I Was Younger. The vocals are so beautiful and of course the vibe is so chill, relaxed and overall amazing. I can’t sum up their talent in just one song so just trust me on this one and listen to it all!

All the feels, am I right? If you want to hear more then check out the band’s website and stay tuned for their new album which will be out soon.

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If I had to sum up The Mowgli’s and their fabulous openers I would have to say that they all promote happiness. What could be a better message? I think that not only did they achieve happiness with their music, but they also are responsible for giving everyone a little reminder or at least a little taste of what life should feel like.

I experience so many feelings, emotions and warmth when I listen to their music and it’s simply incredible. I mean for a song to have that much power that within the first 3 seconds you start to really FEEL something. That’s a rare talent and I believe that it’s something really unique to The Mowgli’s. They are looking to promote positivity, acceptance and love and they do it through one of the most powerful and popular mediums; music.

This post was written by Erin Curry, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose.

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Show Review: Manic Focus

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I was familiar with Manic Focus after seeing him open for fellow All Good Record label artists, The Floozies and GRiZ at Electric Forest 2016. This time Manic Focus took main stage at The Blue Note with Linear Symmetry opening.

I wasn’t as familiar with Linear Symmetry, a band composed of keyboards, drums, violin, and some powerful vocals. I looked them up before the show to see what they were about and although I liked a few of their songs, I was really hoping for something more heavy-hitting.

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They turned out to be a total dark horse and played an amazing set. Their songs I listened to before the show sounded nothing like their live performance, which had a sound that almost matched that of Manic Focus. The vocals were a perfect complement to the drums. Their performance also had more of a dance feel to it than I had expected, especially when vocalist/violinist, Huma Haq jammed out as the drums broke down during their “How Deep is Your Love” cover.

After that sweet surprise of an opener, Manic Focus came on. Silence and darkness filled the theatre. The lights went up just as the beat did and the funk took over. He was ready to throw down. Lazers that went with every song illuminated the dance floor while his music provided the rhythm. The crowd went nuts and sang every word when he played his hit remix of “Dani California”.

Another crowd favorite was when he threw Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumpinng” in the mix. He really got into the throwbacks. I had stepped outside to cool off when he hit his fans with another popular mashup with Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” (my favorite) and I had to run inside to check it out.

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Manic Focus was a great time, he killed his set and stayed after the show to sign autographs and take pictures. The night was a constant dance party full of some great electronic music and mashups that everyone loved…but his “I Walk the Line” cover was the best part of the night.

 

This post was written by Joey Morando, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.

Videos by Joey Morando. Photos by Bryan Pitman. 


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Mike Posner: Show Preview

Where: The Blue Note
When:
September 4, doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Cost:
 $22.50 Advance / $25 Day of Show
Openers:
Adam Friedman

When I hear the name I think about the top hit from my middle school days “Cooler Than Me” or his latest single, “I Took a Pill In Ibiza” that has played in the background of many college gatherings.

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It’s no secret that Posner kind of fell off the grid for the past five years. In fact, Posner himself mentioned that he was “a singer that already blew his shot” in his latest hit. But I disagree with Posner on that one. I’m a firm believer in second chances and I think that not only is Mike Posner making a comeback, but that he’s an artist to pay attention to. 

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Posner is on tour right now performing his new album, At Night, Alone. If you’re anything like I was, you only know one song from this album. But like any good journalist, I took some time to listen to his album and look at his blog. And just like any good artist, Posner has a story behind his songs.

He says on his blog that every song sounds better and even means different things in certain settings. For example, a John Mayer song will sound better on a lengthy drive home in the late hours of the night when you’re reflecting on life as opposed to when you’re tailgating with a big group of people.

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The idea that certain songs touch people in different ways depending on the setting they’re being listening to in really piqued my interest. As I read on, I learned that Posner based the entire album on this idea. He even named the album on the setting in which he suggests that you listen to it… At Night, Alone. So I took his advice. I listened to his entire album at night, alone in my room. This is what I think about a few of my favorite songs:

Not That Simple – “The Heartbreak Song”

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I would definitely listen to this one after a heartbreak… seriously, this song kind of brings you down even if you’re feeling up. But at the same time, it could really speak to you if you’re feeling a little broken or when your heart is hurting. This song has the potential to heal, and I’m a fan of that.

Be As You Are – “Makes You Miss Home”

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This one I particularly like because it talks about his relationship with his mother. Maybe it was my late night ~feels~ or the fact that I’m a college girl who needs her mom sometimes… but yeah, this one got me.

In The Arms of a Stranger – The “Trying but Failing to Get Over Someone Song”

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I don’t know about you guys but have you ever tried dating someone when you still have feelings for your ex? Yeah, same. The instrumentals and the beat of this song give me life. It almost makes me feel like Posner understands this is a difficult situation but it’s ok. You’ll understand what I mean once you hear it. Listen to this song. It will speak to you, I swear.

Silence ft. Labrinth – “The Feels”

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I don’t know if it was because I was alone in my dimly lit room but the instrumentals and the lyrics on this one really got to me. The music wasn’t necessarily slow and sad but it was different. It communicated a feeling without words. I really FELT something during this song. I can’t quite pinpoint the feeling, but that’s ok. I don’t think all music was made to provide clarity. I think some music is created to make you feel.

Iris – “There’s Hope Some Random Guy Loves Me Song”

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Just your typical love song from the perspective of a hopeless romantic who thinks he has no shot. Simply a classic.

Mike Posner is not just a pop singer or the mastermind behind “Drug Dealer Girl,” “Cooler Than Me,” and “I Took A Pill In Ibiza.” He is so much more than that. He’s an artist and he’s phenomenal at his craft. Music has so much power. It can make you hurt, heal, smile, sing and reflect. Mike Posner understands this. I think his music is powerful. And hopefully after his concert, you will too.

This post was written by Erin Curry, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose.