Hello My Old Heart

Hello World!

I had the absolute greatest time last night! My friends and I were lucky enough to go see The Oh Hellos at the Troubadour. And they did not disappoint.

Waiting outside the Troubadour to go see The Oh Hellos

Outside the venue

We started the night with a trip to In-n-Out burger (my first time! The burger was delicious, the fries less so. Definitely know to avoid them for next time) and headed into the city to go to the Troubadour. It was such a cool space to see a band – a relatively large room but small enough that there wasn’t a bad view in the house. Luckily my friends and I were right up against the stage, which was incredible!

Waiting to see The Oh Hellos perform.

Waiting to see The Oh Hellos perform.

The opening band was The Collection, which I had never heard of before. Usually I’m not really into opening bands (I mostly spend the time thinking about how my feet hurt when they perform) but the Collection was amazing from start to finish. Every single person in the band performed four instruments and at one point a didgeridoo appeared! They are definitely on my radar now and everyone should go check out their new album Ars Moriendi. I’ve been listening to it non-stop since last night.

This was on their drum set!

One of the band members moustache actually looked exactly like this.

By far the highlight of the night was The Oh Hellos. They are a brother-sister band from Texas, and their sound is this incredible indie-folk-rock mash up. I was so pumped when I heard that they were performing in the Troubadour because I’ve been obsessed with their music since Through the Deep, Dark Valley came out. AND THEY WERE AMAZING. Everyone in the band had this amazing energy and since the venue was so small the crowd was just crazy and fed off of each other. Everyone was singing along and stomping and cheering. I’ve literally never had a better concert experience in my life! They also debuted a new song and announced that they are putting out a new album!! Which is INCREDIBLE and I am so excited to hear how their sound evolves in the next installment.

The Oh Hellos performing

The Oh Hellos performing

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After the show we walked around and went for milkshakes, which was the perfect end to a fantastic evening. I’m absolutely going to go back to the Troubadour and I’m looking forward to it!

Here’s hoping everyone has an amazing weekend!

XX

Links to the Oh Hellos – http://theohhellos.com

Links to The Collection – http://www.thecollectionband.com

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Shake It Off

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Hello World!

I don’t about you guys, but there’s something about fall months that means I enter a slump. Come October, I can sleep all day and wake up still wanting to rest some more. Which, considering I’m at college and (theoretically) learning how to become an adult, is A Problem. Still, sometimes I find it incredibly difficult to drag myself out of bed.

One of the things I’ve found that gets my lazy butt in gear is starting the morning (or afternoon, or night) with some sweet tunes. There’s nothing quite like listening to a pumping bass line that gets you motivated, am I right? I know my roommate agrees, considering I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off ever since it came out. There’s nothing better than indulging in an impromptu dance party.

Of course, part of my lethargy might be stemming from the fact that I’m seriously starting to miss my home. Being in college is such an amazing adventure, but I’m starting to feel sad about not being able to hug my cat on a daily basis. So that’s why all of the songs below fit the two themes I’ve been thinking about for a while now: getting pumped up about going places and brushing yourself off if you fall down. There’s nothing sweeter than a song getting me seriously excited for all the places my life will be going. I highly recommend listening to them while walking around somewhere and pretending you are in a teenage coming of age movie.

(Shake It Off not included)

http://8tracks.com/amyliabedelia/on-our-way

I hope you enjoy!

XX

Track Listing

Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root

On Our Way – Royal Concept

Young – Air Review

Be Okay – OhHoney

I Wanna Get Better – Bleackers

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Up Up and Away – KiD CuDi

I’m On My Way – The Proclaimers

Out On My Own – Gabrielle Aplin

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine

On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox 20

Carry On – Fun.

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Bonus Track!

I Can Go The Distance – Hercules