I attended the Hotline Spring show last night, as Magic Man is one of my top 3 favorite bands, so this review may be a little biased but I will do my best.
This is the first tour back for Magic Man since 3 of the 5 members left. During the long break between tours, Magic Man has been working on a new album and scrounging for new touring members. These members had big shoes to fill and I think they did an awesome job. I’ve seen Magic Man in concert more than a hand full of times, and they never cease to amaze me. Every concert, I see them gain crazy amounts of fans, I’m going to assume it’s for their music and not just their looks.
The Varsity Theater is definitely my favorite venue in the Minnesota, and I was thrilled to see that the concert was being held there. I love that these bands are still small enough to come hang out with fans after the show and the venue allows it. The popularity of this band may sky rocket soon, so go check them out now and meet them easily while you still can!
During the sets, the audience heard quite a few new songs from both The Griswolds and Magic Man. I have been anticipating both of their albums along with many fans, with their hinting at new music on social media and both bands’ freshman album releases being from 2014.
I had a ton of fun at this concert, personally feeling the kick drum rattle my ribcage for the first time in a long time, was an incredible feeling. I am a concert junkie and although I have recently done a concert review for Vance Joy, the venue and lack of a pit made it feel less like a concert and more like a video. Another reason for my enthusiasm over this is that the show was perfectly placed during my highest stress point in my college career, the fact that I was able to let loose and dance my heart out gave me the release and escape I desperately needed.
Have you been to this tour, what did you think?
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With a beat to get your head bopping and your hips shaking, this song is the newest addition to my playlist on spotify.
I had never heard of The Knocks previous to this song and I am so glad to have the introduction to the Dj duo. The song also gives Magic Man fans a little taste of what we may get during the Hotline Spring Tour and their upcoming album.
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2015 has left us all in anticipation of what’s to come in 2016. Here’s a list of albums that leave us hopeful.
Following Magic Man’s first headlining tour in spring 2015, the group announced they had begun writing their third studio album. On July 10, Magic Man announced the departure of Justine Bowe, Gabe Goodman, and Joey Sulkowski, returning the group to their original lineup of Alex Caplow and Sam Lee. As the band finishes their album and reforms a group, I am eagerly anticipating their return.
Panic! At The Disco
With Death Of A Bachelor set to be released on January 15th and 5 of the 11 songs already being released, I still don’t know what to expect from this album and I’m okay with that. The single the album is titled after gives off a Frank Sinatra vibe, but the rest of the released songs seem to be a mix of their previous albums. I’m mostly excited to see how all the songs fit together.
With Tom Delonge out of the picture, we’re all curious to hear new music from Blink-182. While their 7th album has been in the making for about a year, the band’s tribulation has delayed the process, but all seems promising that the album will be released in 2016.
The band announced their second studio album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, due out February 26, 2016. Two singles from this album have already been released and they leave me wanting more!
Let’s get 2016 started!
After I saw Magic Man live for the first time, I could not stop replaying their EP, You Are Here. With their synth-pop dance vibes, incredible lyrics, and catchy songs, I was hooked. In fact, it was very difficult to choose just one song for this post. So, if you have a chance, I recommend the whole album!
Out Of Mind is a song that I think anyone can relate to, at least the lyrics “It’s been a week since I fell apart. They say it’s getting better but if this is the end, then when was the start?”
The Magic Man post tour hiatus seems to be coming to a close, they hints at a tour and album coming soon.
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