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Monday, July 6, 2009

Athfest 2009: Venice is Sinking fills us with glee

Saturday, June 27th 2009
Venice is Sinking

Ah, Venice is Sinking... one of my top favorites, as regular readers of this blog already know! I've seen them two times before, and yet, every time I attend one of their shows, they always manage to blow me away. Karolyn Troupe and Daniel Lawson truly possess two of the most beautiful voices on the planet, and the harmony of their vocal magic combined with the orchestra of the band's assorted instruments is nothing short of awe-inspiring. If you ever find yourself in need of some serious relaxation, Venice is Sinking is there for you, ready to soothe the most stressed and relieve the most tense with their immensely satisfying rhythms and soft, heartfelt lyrics.

I had spent much of Athfest eagerly awaiting their set, knowing that even if all of the other bands failed to caress my ears with their melodies, Venice is Sinking's show would most certainly fill me with joy. Luckily, the large majority of bands that I saw were quite talented indeed, but nothing could lessen my enthusiastic anticipation of their performance. As they prepared the stage for their show, my friends and I made our way to the very front of the crowd, as close as we could get to the bars that kept press-pass holders from getting crushed by us overexcited fans. From there, I could experience the band's music as it was meant to be experienced - as an all-encompassing world of unearthly glory for my eardrums. To my great delight, their set list of the day included several of my favorites like Okay and Ryan's Song from their latest CD Azar and the tugboat captain song as well as a new favorite: darker pop rock song Falls City. All of these were pure and utter beauty at its very best. If only you could hear my contented sigh over the internet! Venice is Sinking is definitely another can't-miss band to add to your list!

Oh, and before I go, I can't forget to wish the drummer Lucas Jenson a happy belated birthday! His special day was during Athfest itself, and I can only imagine that it must be a pretty amazing birthday present to see hundreds of people crowding around the stage for your band's show. Hope it was a great one!

For more blogs about Athfest 2009, click here! I'll be updating daily, so be sure to check back often. Also, don't forget to check out concert videos from Dreams So Real, Venice is Sinking, Dead Confederate and many more at!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your continued interest and support. Fans like you are the reason we do what we do! And thanks for the birthday wishes.