Manchester Orchestra @ Hawthorne Theatre | May 17

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Posted by Kimberly Gehl

Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra's Manchester Orchesta at Hawthorne theater jpgrecently released 2nd full-length album, Mean Everything to Nothing, and has been on an intense year of touring with talented and well-respected bands such as Kings of Leon, Brand New, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Say Anything, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Manchester Orchestra should perform most – if not all – of “Mean Everything to Nothing” at the Hawthorne Theater on Sunday. It's the kind of album that is easy to adore upon the first listen. The first 6 tracks vary from the fun and poppy opening song “The Only One,” to energetic and aggressively charged “Shake it Out to the serious, and at times chilling, “Pride”.

In their bio, the band's frontman (lead vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist Andy Hull)  explains  that the structure and pacing of the album was extremely deliberate. “I like the fact that there is no chance during the first six songs to say anything if you're listening to it with somebody. It's seamless. We did that to emphasize that there are two halves to the album.”

Because they are super-awesome, they have made almost all of their songs available on both their website and Myspace page. (Also follow them on twitter @letmypridebe).  Listen to the songs they have online a and then come rock out with me at the Hawthorne Theatre this Sunday.

When: Sunday, May 17th; Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:00
Opening Acts: Fun, Audrye Sessions, Winston Audio
Tickets:  $10.00 advance tix from TicketsWest, $12.00 at the door.

P.S. This is an ALL-AGES show, so you could bring your little sister, brother, cousin, next-door neighbor, etc. In fact, I'm going with my younger sister :)

Kimberly Gehl is an independent filmmaker, devoted cinephile, dancing/karaoke/concert enthusiast and die-hard portvangelist. Keep up with her on twitter by following @kimberlygehl.

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