Music Journal: March Recap – SXSW, The Boss Returns, And A Whole Lotta March Madness

It’s called March Madness for a reason.  Though my Hoosiers lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Kentucky, we have to remember the first time we played Kentucky this year (see picture above).  This has been an incredible basketball season, not only for IU but also for all the crazy games this year during the tournament.  I’m excited for what March will bring next year.

Oh yeah, in March some music was released and there was some festival that happened.

 

South By Southwest: The Most Fun I Didn’t Have.

SXSW, arguable one of the coolest music festivals to happen all year, happened this month…and I didn’t go.  No worries though, I am determined to go down to Austin in the near future to see SXSW (21st birthday present?).  Besides, with all the coverage on every single music blog, I felt like I was basically there.  I especially enjoyed Spin’s SXSW playlist, which included rising acts such as Star Slinger, Class Actress, and Jacques Greene who had good sets at SXSW.

 

Album Of The Month: Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

When I first heard Wrecking Ball I was mostly relieved that it was an improvement over Working On A Dream.  But the more I listen to this album, the more I believe that this is one of the Boss’s better albums.  It’s definitely one of his more unique sounding albums, with strong elements of hip-hop beats and Irish folk songwriting.  But there is still that signature Bruce sound that’ll make you wanna get up and dance like this…

 

Song I Listened To The Most This Month: “True Love Will Find You In The End”

This beautiful song was originally done by the late Daniel Johnston.  The two versions I listened to the most in March were the Beck and Matthew Good versions.  Both are stripped down and do great justice to Johnston’s original.  Try not to cry the first time you hear this.

Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber

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