When I moved to Austin and started this music blog I was going to shows almost every weekend and writing about all sorts of colorful adventures along the way. Over the past year I have slowly transitioned my focus over to my mental health blog, as well as writing and working on my own music. And I have loved every minute spent working on those projects, but after the Kiiara show at Antone's this weekend I realized something... I miss going to shows and writing about music!
Friday night Kiiara played at the classic downtown Austin spot, Antone's Nightclub. This was actually the first show I've ever seen here, and I get what all the hype is about. Antone's is the perfect definition of a small, quirky local Austin concert venue.
Considering how badass and dance-worthy Kiiara's music is, this show was a pretty intimate one. Abir opened the show, and even though I'd never heard her name before I was left standing there, stunned. I highly recommend everyone go listen to her new EP MINT, like right now. Not only is it well written and energetic, but I'm here to tell you that this girl's voice slays. I actually got goosebumps when she performed her last song, an acoustic version "Finest Hour."
By the time Kiiara came on, I was pretty hype about it. There are a million things I could say about this show, but most importantly I am so amazed by the insane performance Kiiara puts on. She played for about an hour, and the whole time she was dancing around the stage while also slaying the game with her amazing voice. This was so impressive to me, especially as a singer, because that is extremely hard to do and not get winded. She didn't really take any breaks either, song after song she just kept on going. I'm pretty sure she made it through her entire discography.
Which leads me to my second favorite part of the show, she played all my favorite songs! Don't get me wrong, I do love going and seeing artists I've never heard of before. But there's nothing like watching one of your favorite musicians perform the songs you listen to every day, live. Now matter how many shows I see, when I see one of my favorite artists for the first time I will forever be a fangirl.
This is a pretty short and informal post, but from here on out I am going to start writing music blogs again! So make sure you're subscribed, follow me on all the things (@lindseytdaniel), and stay tuned for more details on my musical adventures in Austin.
As always, thanks for reading.