Tonight I went to one of the COOLEST concerts I've ever been to, let alone the fact that it was a Christian music concert.
Thank goodness for blogs, specifically Shannon's awesome photography blog (otherwise I would have never known about this band). Thanks, Shannon!
And thank goodness for the fact that I was very spontaneous the day I read about these guys and went ahead and bought two tickets.
I am a FAN.
And you know me, I am not usually a big fan o' Christian music.
Too much in a bubble for me usually.
But Michael Gungor and his posse?
They've got it down.
I can only describe this concert as this:
a little bit of
Pink Martini (you know, one of my most favorite bands evah) with their mini-orchestra thing they've got going on
cross it with
a little bit of Sting and his cool factor and smooth voice and jazz thrown in here and there for good measure
and mix it up with
maybe a little Cirque du Soleil as far as the cool orchestrations and harmonies that sound kind of like the coolest movie soundtrack music you've ever heard
and maybe spin in some
Sigor Ros or Sufjan Stevens
and blanket it in
ANTHROPOLOGIE, and no I am not kidding, the girls in the band (stringed instrument players and vocalists) looked like they walked straight out of an Anthro catalog
and a sprinkling of
poetry and multimedia video going on in the background
and a whole lot of awesome lyrics all about
and well, you had the concert.
Unfortunately I didn't get to stay for the whole thing. My mom ended up going with me due to the fact that my husband needed to finish up an important contract he was working on (she was supposed to be the babysitter), and since it was a bit on the loud side for her, we scooted out after about an hour and a half.
But seriously, I could've sat there for days.
So so so cool.
Check 'em out for yourself. This first video very much describes what we experienced tonight.
And this video is clever and makes me smile:
And then go support them on iTunes. You won't be sorry.
In fact, you'll just be saying how grateful you are to read this quirky little blog o' mine because where else would you find out such amazingly random stuff?
Did I mention how stinkin' cool it was?
I'll shut up now.