This is not exactly an important post. I guess none of mine really are, right? Anyways, as some of you may or may not know, I went to see Kings of Leon last week in Phoenix. They rocked. Melted my face off a little. The concert was sold out (packed) with die hard KoL fans and a bunch of posers who looked a lot like they just had a season pass to the Mesa Amphitheater.
I've been a Kings of Leon fan since I heard them on Sirius (I think on Alt Nation) like two years ago. Believe it or not, as young as they still are, they've been making music for many years. If you're not a fan yet, or haven't heard of them (which amazingly many people haven't), this is probably your last chance to check them out before they blow up Sunday on the MTV Movie Awards. I imagine they'll play "Sex on Fire" or "Use Somebody" and the rest will be history (along with their now somewhat-over-thought hair styles... except the drummer; his flair is expressed with a glittering silver drum kit). But seriously, if you haven't heard Caleb Followill sing yet, you're missing out.
Tangent: My other new favorite band just happened to open for KoL. They're called The Walkmen and have a really cool sound. Kinda old rock. Like ghost guitars being played by some really unassuming guys. I love to see a band before a stylist gets to them. They had cheap jeans, un-ironed shirts and probably self-cut hair. But I loved Hamilton Leithauser's Wayfarers. I know what you're wondering: Were they Ray Bans? I don't know. I do know they moved out to the grassy knoll after their set and awaited girls to wander towards their rock star magnetism, after which they seem to have disappeared. I have a feeling some chicks missed KoL to party with The Walkmen. Anyways, check them out too.
I'm not a music critic. I just know what I like and don't like, which ranges from Guns n' Roses to The BeeGees. So judge for yourself, but check them out. You won't be sorry! :)