Remember that really intense season finale of Grey’s Anatomy when Denny died, Meridith and McDreamy had their romatic romp, then Izzie quit and you were like whhaaat!? All the while that heart-wrenching song ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol was playing in the background. So powerful was the mix between the beloved drama and Gary Lightbody’s soft yet grievous voice that it sky rocketed the Snow Patrol song to the top of the charts. The band even created a Grey’s Anatomy version of the song.
I personally was a big fan of their song ‘Run’ well before ‘Chasing Cars’ shot them into the mainstream (insert pretentious hipster voice). Either way Snow Patrol is a stellar band that puts on an amazing show. Last time I saw them it was difficult to not be drawn in by Gary Lightbody’s charisma and sex appeal. At one point Lightbody held his hand out to me (obviously a marriage proposal) and I had to restrain myself from rushing the stage and showing him what Texas women are really made of. You too can have a moment with these Irish hotties or at least bask in their musical genius on Thursday, November 8th at the Austin Music Hall.
Snow Patrol will be joined by the equally amazing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. You might remember Noel Gallagher from his work as the principle songwriter and occasional lead singer for a little band called Oasis. (And after all…you’re my wonderwall!) Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will not only be performing throwbacks from the Oasis days but will also be introducing their self-titled debut album. This debut album, after its 2011 release in the UK, was ranked among the highest selling albums for that year.
These double headliners will be introduced by special guest Jake Bugg. Bugg is an 18 year old singer-songwriter who Clash magazine describes as a “precocious talent fusing retro folk with blistering contemporary rock riffs”.