Graduation

Posted by    |    December 3rd, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I first fell in love with Needtobreathe at a good friend’s party where The Heat was blaring from the speakers. I spent a good portion of the evening texting the lyrics to myself as each song shuffled to the next, promising that I would Google said lyrics upon my return home. They’ve been an iPod staple ever since.

House of Blues Dallas frequenters, this year Needtobreathe graduated from the Cambridge Room and moved on up to the Music Hall where they sang “Let Us Love” and “Lay ‘Em Down” to a packed house. Lead singer Bear Rinehart’s voice is so unique; it reminds me a little bit of Creed’s Scott Stapp, but way way, way, way better. Did I mention his voice is better? Oh by the way, his voice is better.

I have two things to say about this concert:

1) They played an unplugged encore of song “Valley of Tomorrow” in awesomely flawless harmonies, as well as a mash-up of “We Could Run Away” with Smashing Pumpkin’s hit “Today”.

2) My plaid shirt hypothesis holds steady.

Touring through the end of December 2010, they have already booked a pretty sweet 2011 gig opening for Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour. Congrats guys.

Laura Stillo is the Arts & Entertainment Writer and Creative Social Media Producer for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @laurastillo.

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