Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

Keane Concert with Mat Kearney May 30, 2009

For Tim’s birthday, I treated him with tickets to the Keane concert!  I bought the tickets the moment they went on sale and we got terrific seats.  It was an AMAZING show!  Mat Kearney, whose new song Closer to Love is on the radio right now, opened for them and was really good — just good, chill music that’s easy to listen to.  On Mat Kearney’s tour blog, they said of the show, “The show tonight was the best one yet.  Mat and the band sounded amazing.”  Here’s some pictures and video we took of the show in case you missed it.

Mat Kearney opening:

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I wanted to crop this man’s head… but I don’t have a cropping machine.

I was amazed at how theatrical Keane was in their performance style.  The singer, Tom, used his arms a lot — exhibit A!  And have you ever seen a keyboardist headbang?  Well theirs did!  And didn’t miss a note, amazingly!  They were absolutely amazing.  Kept us on our feet the entire time.

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Here’s a video clip of Try Again:

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If you aren’t familiar with either Mat Kearney or Keane, do yourself a favor and get acquainted!  It’s excellent happy music.  You’ll be happy you did.

http://www.matkearney.com/

http://www.keanemusic.com/

All photos by Sarah.

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16 Favorite Albums March 19, 2008

Here are my top 16 favorite albums on iTunes in no particular order:

  1. Anna Nalick, Wreck of the Day – rock/popchantal_kreviazuk_ghost_stories_2006.jpg
  2. Josh Groban, Awake & Closer – easy listening
  3. Keane, Hopes and Fears – rock/pop
  4. Matchbox 20, Mad Season – rock
  5. David Gray, White Ladder – rock/pop piano
  6. Chantal Kreviazuk, Ghost Stories – rock/pop piano
  7. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me – jazz
  8. Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope – rock/pop piano
  9. Sarah McLachlan, Afterglow- pop pianofront.jpg
  10. DH, Utopia – dance (DH is a dear friend – listen online at www.dhutopia.com)
  11. The Carpenters, Christmas Portrait – Christmas
  12. Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas – Christmas
  13. Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas – vocal jazz/Christmas
  14. Denzal Sinclaire, Denzal Sinclaire – jazzjorge_seu_cru.jpg
  15. Esjborne Svensson Trio (E.S.T.), Viaticum – instrumental jazz (an astounding Swedish jazz trio that played the Vancouver Jazz Fest in 2006)
  16. Lucia Micarelli, Music From a Farther Room – instrumental (this firecracker opened up for Josh Groban)
  17. Seu Jorge, Cru – Brazilian

What’s on your iPod?  Look forward to expanding my horizons with your recommendations 🙂