Posts Tagged ‘michal elizabeth smith’

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – My jaw dropped as I filled out the credit card info to purchase concert tickets for the upcoming, Monumentour, featuring New Politics, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore. The final cost read, “$168.50,” for two tickets. Who has the audacity to charge 80 dollars per ticket for general admission bef…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – The beauty found in music is there is something for everyone; the different personality types and genres available to the public is abounding. We all gravitate towards a particular personality type, and for me it is spunky women with a powerful stage presence. Although the term “favorite b…

The Joy Formidable | Paramore – Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith | Photos by James Villa – I was faced with a myriad of trials throughout 2013, but two concerts acted as an I.V., keeping me strong during each adversity. I think we’re all ready for the New Year, but let’s take a look at what concerts 2013 brought us. The…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – The Declaration of Independence bestows upon us, certain unalienable rights. If we deem a system of government destructive, it is fully within our rights to alter or abolish it. Our founding fathers did not form this document with the intention of paralleling famous people; however, we fai…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – People often underestimate the power music has over relationships. Whether you are listening to an album for the first time with your friend, or sharing a concert experience; people remember these moments. My first concert experience was with my sister and dad, and I wouldn’t change that f…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – I would venture to say that most, if not all of the musicians I look up to are females, among them Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable, and Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches. Within the last century women have gone from ent…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – Culture is continuously manipulating us into believing only musicians that are attractive can be successful. Society requires artists to measure up to a certain standard of “looks”, and if the benchmark is not met, they are thrown to the side. We are all guilty of scrolling through music w…

South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) – Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith / Photos by James Villa – Whenever I mention the name “Chvrches” people don’t typically have any clue as to what I am referencing and often assume I am talking about an establishment. I prefer to be secretive when it comes to favorite musicians of mine…