Last night I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous new thing happening in cities all around the world. It’s called Sofar Sounds, and it’s a really cool new concept. It has a similar vibe to a house show, but the venues are rooms or spaces in different areas of a city. They pick pop-up locations all over the city where you are, and they host a music concert in a room. For example, last night, the show put on by Sofar Sounds Nashville was hosted at ClimbNashville East location. It was great to be somewhere laid back, meet some new people and hear some new artists I had never heard before. They have someone introduce each performer and talk to them a bit, the performers play 4 songs for a healthy taste of their music, and then they break and set up the next act. It reminded me of one of the SXSW parties I had been to while living in Austin where they rotated several artists in and out for a day of music. Last night, the artists were Sasha Daniel, HR_Lexy, and Little Raven.
It has this great vibe of being a fun, hip and exclusive evening without being snotty and “too cool for you.” The people at the show seemed friendly and welcoming, and we were even chatting with the people who were running/volunteering at the show. If you want a cool show vibe where you can actually hear the music and it not be about anything but the music, I think you should definitely check out Sofar Sounds. You will enjoy yourself, get a taste of some new music and not feel drained from people trying to talk above the noise of downtown crazy establishments. Thank you Sofar for creating something great, and check out a Sofar show in a city near you!