This past Sunday I caught an amazing show at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton. First on stage was Texas born artist, from Amarillo, Emily Wells who is amazing to watch on her own. She is a one woman show and she is phenomenal as she is nice. I caught a few of her performances on YouTube and “Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix” was without a doubt one of the major reasons I was there to see her live. She performed this piece on stage and performed it remarkably! After her set, I had the opportunity of meeting her and snagging an autographed copy of her album The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties. I will not lie. I am not a fan of hip-hop, but if it’s performed by Emily Wells I am in awe and more than willing to listen.
The next group to take the stage was Minnesota’s own Dark Dark Dark. I visited their website a few weeks before the show (cleverly called brightbrightbright.com). While on the site, there was a music player playing their song “How It Went Down” off their new album Who Needs Who. Without a doubt, one of the best songs I’ve heard all year. It is painfully beautiful. When Dark Dark Dark performed this song on stage, I felt my pupils dilate, and felt everyone around me dissolve. I felt numb and felt as though I was the only there with the band. It was beautifully done.
I am simply amazed that I can catch such an awesome band and artist, in such a personal venue for such an amazing price of twelve dollars. Without a doubt, I highly recommend these two albums. These are both very talented groups of artists who bring a much needed feeling of fulfillment in the discovery of new music.