SONG OF THE DAAAAAAY goes to Kitchen Sink AND Taxi Cab by Twenty One Pilots.
(ohhhh two?! yes because I couldn't just choose one) Now I could go on for hours about the way this band makes me feel and how they have impacted my life in such a positive way or how they put on the most amazing live performances... but I'll try my best to keep it simple for ya'll. Tyler Joseph (singer) and high school friends Nick Thomas, and Chris Salih started the band in 2009, Twenty One Pilots, in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. They self released their own album named Twenty One Pilots. Thomas and Salih both left the band in 2011. Josh Dun (the most bad ass drummer ever) joined Joseph shortly after. The two were then signed by Fueled by Roman in 2012 and went on to release their first studio album in 2013 named Vessal. The boys focus their music on helping those who are battling, what some might call, the demons in their heads. The band has truly helped thousands of kids, teens, and adults battle with their issues with depression and finding ways to find purpose. Amazing. The band has influenced the start of what is called "The Skeleton Clique", this is what you would call the fan club of the group. The Clique is filled with people who share not only the common interest of the band but the common thread of why the band brought them together in the first place. Now what genre are they you ask? HA great question. They are their own type of music; poetry influenced, rapping, piano playin, electro pop, indie rock, screamo, keyboarding, drumming, ukulele playin madness. Tyler and Josh are the only two that perform but they are followed by an amazing group of technicians, light director, stage managers, body guards, and photographers (hey mark). The live concerts the two put on include back flips, masks, screaming, yelling, the audience holding on to parts of Josh's drum kit while on top of the crowd, Tyler standing on crowds, Tyler always climbing something high into the air and a great release of emotions. I believe every concert or live experience is some sort of medication for people. These concerts become some peoples release from the real world, from their problems. By stumbling upon their concert on accident while at a music festival in 2012,I immediately fell in love and changed the way I view music forever. The logo of the band consists of a blue line, red line, and black line. (seen to the right). Tyler explains that the symbol is what Twenty One Pilots means. He goes on to explain that he created the symbol and gave it meaning and he gave it a purpose, "A lot of kids and people my age struggle with "what's the point," and with the logo, what it really means is it's an encouragement. When someone asks me what the logo means to me, the logo means something to me because I made it mean something to me. That's the point............When you're in the room by yourself trying to decide whether to stay alive, you can tell yourself "I should probably stay alive because I'm the only one who knows the meaning of that thing," so the logo is an encouragement for people to create. That's what it means.". The bands name comes from the play by Arthur Miller, All My Sons. In short the play is about a man who has to deal with causing the death of twenty one pilots and what he should then do in the best interest for his family. The two songs I picked today are two of my favorites of theirs (well like top 3, the other one is Migraine from Vessal). Take a minute and actually listen to the words that Tyler says, specifically the last verse in Taxi Cab and the beginning of Kitchen Sink. It's breathtaking. To the band that has changed the way I view the music world and well life in general: thank you, stay street, and power to the local dreamer |-/
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The Autumn Harvest Festival- Tivoli Village, Nov. 8th 9am to 4pm (lots and lots and lots of food)
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Fun Fun Fun Festival- Austin Texas, Nov 7th-9th
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MSTRKRFT w/ Death From Above 1979 After Party- Brooklyn Bowl located in The Linq, Nov 15th