Monday, October 14, 2013

The Nick Hexum Quintet

If you know anything about me, you know I am obsessed with 311. As in they've been my favorite band for almost 20 years, I've seen them nearly 25 times, and I have had a crush on the lead singer, Nick Hexum, for all of these years. So, when Nick started a side project and released an album with his new band this month, The Nick Hexum Quintet, I was all about it.


This new venture is different from 311 in that it's geared toward jazz. It sounds similar, because it's still Nick's style of singing, but it's far enough from 311 that you wouldn't confuse the two.

Last night was one of the band's three shows in support of the debut album. Held at a tiny Hollywood club called Hotel Cafe, you can't be in a more intimate setting. I was literally right at the stage. So amazing. They played 10 of the album's 12 songs, unfortunately skipping my favorite tune, "Somewhere in the Middle", but nonetheless, I had a great time!


If you want to hear one of The Nick Hexum Qunitet's songs, take a listen to "Super Natural" and let me know what you think!

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11 comments:

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Wow! Looks like you were close to the stage. I like the Super Natural song. It still has his vibe but different. That is awesome you got to see him!

ae said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I love going to hear live music!

Setarra said...

Just listened to SuperNatural... I love the chill vibe of it. Kinda beachy, reggae all in one :)

Allison said...

These are gorgeous pictures - and I'm loving the music too!

Kimberlee VDW said...

OMG I remember 311 lol I didn't know they were still doing stuff and I really don't remember them being hot! #throwback

traci's mixed bag said...

Nice. That's one of the cool things about LA, a lot of people will play there so it's easy access. I honestly don't know any other 311 songs other than Amber is the color of your energy. I'm actually not even sure that was 311. lol I like the new song, it has a chill vibe. 25 shows! When is he going to marry you already? lol

Lacey at Sunny + Turquoise said...

Well I've never heard of them, but that man is extremely fine. I think I'll tune in now :)

Lisa Love said...

So glad you got to see him live! I know how big of a fan you are! xoxo

Jodi said...

I honestly don't know any music by 311 but so glad you could go see/hear this since you are such a big fan. You've been to a lot of concerts lately!

Oh and sorry the Pats beat your team in the last minute. But you must admit that was an awesome play!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i know you had a great time from all the photos and take about up close and personal! what a great sunday evening

Christina said...

Great pictures! Great seats! I'm so glad you got to go. I really like the sound of that song. Like slow ska. :)