Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chambana local!

Introducing Minneapolis-based dream-pop/psychedelic duo Har Di Har and Champaign-Urbana's local pop-alternative band Emily Otnes and the Weekdays

Spring is always a refreshing time of year. It's filled with the fading of winter and the incoming ray's of sunshine, revealing a summer which lies somewhere beneath the sprouting grounds of fresh green grass. The season's motto seems to almost religiously go along with the phrase "Out with the old, and in with the new." And overall, spring is meant for new beginning's, right? As I rang in the new year of 2014, I also had many new beginnings. A new semester in college, a promotion in my job, and even new friendships were blossomed. Alongside these exciting - though sometimes stressful - beginnings, I've also have had many new discoveries! One of the most exciting being the discovery of Chambana's local music scene! 

Throughout the semester I've begun to explore what the local music scene has to offer and have been completely amazed! Discovering bands both big & small, I've been introduced to countless new bands that I've quickly grown to love. Of course, one of my favorite's has to be Emily Otnes and the Weeekdays - the band featured throughout the majority of these photos. Alongside being extremely talented (both as individual musicians as well as a band together) I've also had the opportunity to become friends with a couple of the members. Perhaps this makes me a little biased, but I promise... It's still worth a listen! 

I'm looking forward to future shows with these bands, along with many others! 
Here's to the new beginning's of spring, and a (soon to be) kick off of summer!  

Photos 1, 2, & 3: feat. Har Di Har

Thanks for putting on such a great show, everyone!
Until next time, 


                                                           alisa nicholle

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you blogging again; I still follow several blogs. We are indeed fortunate to have a variety of local excellent music groups. Cool photos. :)