On this day two years ago, I attended a Cage the Elephant show at Antone’s. There I discovered one of the opening bands, SPEAK. They changed my life. If you don’t know the story by now, here’s why.
Speak for a year
A year-long project documents one local band’s growth
Originally published on Nov. 30, 2011
Great, I thought, another indie band.
I stood in the back of the crowd when the opening band SPEAK took the stage at Antone’s. I didn’t even want to be at this show. It had been four months since the break-up. My ex already found a new girlfriend and all I wanted to do was go home and cry. I didn’t even know who Cage the Elephant was, but I was talked into going by a friend who wanted to see them. To make things worse, I ended up going to this show alone.
It was Dec. 1, 2009 during the year of indie music. It seemed that all I ever covered that year were copy-and-paste versions of the typical indie rock band.
Here are the links to all the blog posts on SoManyBands for SPEAK for a Year:
January through April
June and July
2010 in Review: SPEAK
SPEAK for a Year is over. Why am I here?
Or go through this timeline with all the blog posts, articles, photos and videos.