Edward Sharpe @ Santa Fe Brewing Co. 6/21

Living in new places can be hard. Beyond experiencing the mild culture shock of new people and potentially agressive weather, one thing I’m coming to terms with is that all those mind-alteringly good shows are no longer a hour away (LA, I love you, but you’re getting me down.) So, while I cry through endless nights at not being able to ride the Chillwave¬© with all you sweaty socialites, as soon as hear Edward Sharpe and his Magnetic Zeros are playing a mear 4.5 hours away, I’m ready for the trip.

Cut past a brown bag lunch consumed and an overload on This American Life and The Moth, Northern New Mexico has welcomed me with slightly cooler weather and a whole lot less Juggalo windshield decals. I got in at about 5:30 with an hour and a half to kill so I took ample time to check out the venue. The Brewing Co has pretty nice set up. It’s slightly off the beaten path and equipped with a stage that the Swiss Family Robinson might have built had they decided to challenge the Partridge Family for most adorable family band. After grabbing an obligatory beer (the nut brown and pale ale are fine choices, trust) I ended up befriending a few people that made the same trip I did. They were hopped up and super excited for opening band Dawes and being completely oblivious to who they were, I felt it wise to heed their words and secure a front row spot for their set.

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