Recap: Alice 97.3’s Summerthing 2011 at Golden Gate Park

Summer officially kicked off in San Francisco yesterday out at Golden Gate Park ith Alice 97.3’s biggest music party, Summerthing 2011. It was my third time attending, and my third time enjoying some fun in the sun and great music.

Once again, the line-up for Summerthing was insanely awesome. It included newcomer, Andrew Allen, Parachute, Michelle Branch, Matt Nathanson, and OneRepublic. By the way, did I mention that this was a free show?

 The very personable Andrew Allen kicked off the afternoon with a short set that included his single, “Loving You Tonight” and a cover of Sumblime’s “What I Got.”

This dude has a bit of swagger to his stage presence. His overall vibe kind of reminds me of fresher Jason Mraz. I would love to hear how he sounds with a full band backing him. I am definitely planning on checking out his album.

Check out his performance of “Loving You Tonight” below!

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Ear Candy: Michelle Branch – “Loud Music”

Earlier this week, Michelle Branch held a webcast and debuted her new single, “Loud Music” that will be officially released on June 14.

Take a listen below!

 After my first listen of “Loud Music,” I feel that the song is poignant and the lyrics are relatable. Also, I love it when she’s doing music with a rock/pop vibe, so I am stoked to hear the rest of her album.

What do y’all think of “Loud Music”?