If you recognized the title of my post, congratulations, we can be best friends! If you didn’t keep reading cause I’m about to introduce you to one of the greatest indie rock bands. Florescent adolescent is one of my favorite songs from the album Favorite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys. I’m absolutely in love with them and their music is orgasm to my ears. It’s extremely hard to compare them to any rock band I’ve heard of before as they try something different in each one of their albums, from psychedelic to hip-hop influenced rock. Every song has a story and literally turns you inside out. The feelings I get listening to Arctic Monkeys are unutterable. I STRONGLY recommend to check them out if you haven’t heard any of their songs. If you listen to them please leave comments with your favorite songs! The most exciting thing is the fact that I’m going to see them live in Toronto in a couple weeks! I’m honestly freaking out and might have a meltdown during the concert (not even kidding!). Their most recent album AM is amazing and I can’t go a day without listening to it! If I had to pick top 3 favorite songs they would be R U Mine, Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? and Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You. All the songs in that album are mesmerizing and I can guarantee you will fall in love with them and the band (or your time back, jk my time machine is currently in repair). Counting down the days till I get to see Alex Turner cause I’m in love with his voice.
As a music junkie I’m constantly searching for new bands to listen to and looking for local concerts to go to. Today I got to attend this very low key concert for the band Crosss, at the Artel in Kingston, ON, which is where I’m residing for the summer. The Artel is a live-in artist-run gallery and venue. It was my first time being there and the atmosphere is pretty “house party” relaxed. There was art on the walls, that apparently changes every week and a small stage. The band that opened for Crosss was called Amphetamines, and let’s just say me not enjoying them would be an understatement. The members of the band seemed to have some talent but unfortunately couldn’t combine it together to make it sound good. As for the genre I would say it was a mix between psychedelic rock and screamo. Interesting is one word to describe their performance. Despite the fact that my experience with them was horrible I couldn’t wait to see Crosss on stage. I only checked out couple of their songs before the concert and they sounded pretty sweet. Crosss went beyond my expectations and made my night. They were so passionate performing and you could see them putting every piece of their soul into their music. They played post-punk and psychedelic rock and reminded me or Nirvana, whom I love to death. Give Crosss a shot cause I’m more than happy that I did!
Finally, I wanted to share the outfit I wore to the concert. Since it was about to listen to some alternative rock I decided to go with a “grunge” look. Here’s what I put together:
Plaid shirt (stolen from my boyfriend): Gap
Necklace: Agent 99 (local Kingston store)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Pretty simple huh? I finished off my look with some darker shades of eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and Sephora metallic glow lip shine. If you would like to see a picture of the full outfit check out my instagram (follow the link on my page)!