Music is LifePosted: November 22, 2010
I’m currently typing up this post in my classroom (thank God for naptime!), eating cold leftovers I grabbed from my fridge in a drive-by operation speeding back to work.
What, my friends, could be more important than filling my belly on lunch break?
I was picking up tickets to Next Big Thing!
Every year the local alternative rock radio station puts on a massive music festival and I’ve literally been dying to go to one since high school! I decided that this year was the year that I was going to make it happen, and I enlisted a few friends to go have our worlds rocked 🙂
Twelve bands in one day? Count me in! The lineup includes Paper Tongues, Neon Trees, Sick Puppies, A Day To Remember, Switchfoot, The Black Keys, My Chemical Romance (yuck! The only one I’m not excited about!), Finger Eleven, American Bang, and Cage the Elephant.
I’m beyond psyched!
I’m all about a power rock playlist for an amped-up workout, so I decided to create and share a lineup of my favorites for y’all!
*Shinedown – The Crow and The Butterfly
*Yellowcard – Fighting, Ocean Avenue, and Keeper
*American Bang – Wild and Young
*NeedtoBreathe – Hurricane
*Paper Tongues – Trinity
*Thirty Seconds to Mars – The Kill
*A Day to Remember – All I Wanted
*Jimmy Eat World – My Best Theory (I never was a huge fan of this band but I adore their newest single!)
*The Alkaline Trio – The American Scream
*The Crash Kings – Mountain Man
*Anberlin – Feel Good Drag (How cool is it that the band is from the little teeny town right next to mine?)
*Cage the Elephant – In One Ear and Back Against the Wall. (PS – want a good laugh? Watch the music video for Back Against the Wall. It’s absolutely ridiculous!)
*The Starting Line – Way With Words
*Rise Against – The whole Appeal to Reason CD! (I know I’ve recommended it before but seriously, if I’m compiling my favorite workout songs, the list really isn’t complete without it!)
*The Sick Puppies – Maybe and Too Many Words
*Linkin Park – Waiting for the End
*Skillet – Awake and Alive. (Simultaneously beautiful and intense. Perfection!)
*Phoenix – 1901
*The Swellers – Sleeper
Whew! I wasn’t planning on writing so many, but I got a bit carried away! Happens to the best of us.
Do you remember the first concert you ever went to? What’s your favorite genre of music? What are your absolute favorite workout songs?