Tis the season to be BESTY, the longest running snapshot of live entertain that's worth noting is back by lack of popular demand. I really dig thinking back on good times, lucky I guess. Participating in public settings and shared experiences can exhilarate. I've said many times that I want music to make me think, make me dance or inspire me. Witnessing art can often make you feel part of it; creative power has endurance.
I'm surprised by artists that I'm familiar with who continue to impress, other times I realize I've moved on. Whereas artists or performances that are new-to-me have that unique, first opportunity to impress. I'm not sure which form of expectation is the tougher to fill. What I do know is, it's awesome to be wowed by anybody. So that's where I've come to reside in terms of opinion; I want to be impressed, wowed, inspired, allowed to feel free and dance uninhibited. To all the fun and culturally relevant events, thank you. The BESTY's are...
STS9 | 12.31.17 | The Warfield
Kimock & Mathis * | 02.03.18 | Sweetwater | A Love Supreme & Meditations
Built to Spill * | 02.20.18 | The Fillmore | Keep It Like A Secret | Noise Pop
Jeff Tweedy * | St. Paul & The Broken Bones | 04.21.18| High Water | Charleston, SC
Valerie June * | Tank & The Bangas * | 04.22.18 | High Water | Charleston, SC
LCD Soundsystem * | TV on the Radio | 04.29.18 | The Greek
Kimock & Leslie Mendelson | 06.17.18 | The Reel | Sonoma
Rocket vs. Warriors | Game 4 Western Conference Finals | 05.22.18 | Oracle
Best Restaurant Meals of the Year: The Rarebit in Charleston | Little Jacks in Charleston | Red Fish in Port Orford (x2) | Diavola in Geyserville (x2)
Happy Holidays | eightychoices.