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MELISSA AND NICK’S WEDDING SONG BRACKET: ROUND 2

After a couple of weeks of voting, we’re back with round 2! There were some close calls—mainly Rick Ross versus Radiohead—but also some blowouts (Hamilton Leithauser didn’t stand a chance).

Vote now for your favorites! Check out the playlist and vote for your eight. We’re getting close!

VOTE HERE: https://nicholascicale.survey.fm/round-2-melissa-nick-s-wedding-song-bracket

Melissa and Nick’s wedding song bracket: Round 1

Melissa and I are getting married on Feb. 15, 2020, and we would like our friends to help us pick our wedding song!

We set up a March Madness-style bracket with 32 songs and will open up a different survey every week or so with the next round of match ups. The last song standing will be our wedding song!

You can find the survey for the first round of voting below, as well as a link to a playlist with the original 32 songs. Thank you for voting!

List: All the concerts I’ve ever been to

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By Nicholas Cicale

I love going to concerts, and this article lists every concert I’ve ever been to!

2019

11/15/19: Flying Lotus with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and PBDY at Emo’s Austin

10/21/19: Vampire Weekend with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at ACL Live Austin

9/19/10: Built To Spill with ORUÃ, XETAS at Mohawk Austin

9/6/19: Goo Goo Dolls at Coral Sky Amphitheatre West Palm Beach

5/19/19: Idles with Fontaines DC at Barracuda Austin

4/23/19: Jon Hopkins with ORTHY at the Scoot Inn Austin

3/29/19: Taking Back Sunday with Frank Lero and the Patience at Emos Austin

3/15/2019: SXSW Day Party-Japanese Breakfast with Cherry Glazerr, Nothing, The Nude Party

3/15/2019: SXSW Alex Di Leo at Tiniest Bar in Texas

2/23/2019: Car Seat Headrest (4) with Naked Giants at The Otpheum, Tampa

2/8/2019: Vince Staples with Buddy and PNTHN at Emo’s Austin

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My Nostalgic Minnesota Playlist

by Nicholas Cicale

I’m about to start my drive from Minnesota down to Austin, Texas to start my new job at Community Impact Newspaper. I’ve lived in Mankato and worked as a reported in St. James, Minnesota for the last three years, and have found a lot of really awesome music while I was in the land of 10,000 lakes.  To celebrate, I made a playlist with a lot of the songs I discovered or got into along the way.

It’s definitely not everything I’ve listened to, but the songs that made a big impact, that when I first heard them I listened to over and over again, and that I associate nostalgically with a certain time or place or action in Minnesota.  I tried not to double up on albums too much, so it’s a pretty good mix of indie, rock, Hip-hop and pop songs.

The order is loosely chronological, starting with the first songs I discovered back in July 2013, and ending with the most recent song. Coincidently, the first and last songs are Beck tracks. “Defriended” was the first song I heard on the Current when Melissa and I were looking for apartments in Mankato and I thought it was amazing right away. (“Default” came on right after and I knew it would be a great radio station.)  “Wow” is the song we’ve been singing and joking about the last three weeks. You can trace the kinds of music I listened to, how the styles/tastes kind of change over time, which I thought was neat.

I think it’s pretty cool. Maybe no-one else will, but it’s still a good assortment of music if anyone’s looking for something cool to listen to.