20150925_220012Like many, I had heard Alt-J popular track “Breeze Blocks” in regular rotation on alternative radio stations. Their sound is like a hypnotic ambient aural stimulus accented with powerful syncopated drums and guitar work. Recently I had to opportunity to attend their performance at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA, complements of a good friend.

I am not here to critique the music, however. I am only posting this to remind everyone that there are cool venues with talented bands worthy of attendance.