First Aid Kit At Henry Miller Library

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Music is what moves me through life, my vehicle if you will… 

I wake to it, and rest my eyes with it.

I write to it while thoughts weave quietly in and out of this here head…

I walk, run, dance, and drive to rhythm… no particular one, but many, of all shapes and sizes. Music, like style… should have no boundaries. Try it all at least once, for each will make you feel a different you.

Great musicians have a gift, to lift and drop their listeners to places they had yet to visit. It’s the ups, downs, heres and over theres that inspire us as individuals to recreate what we experience.

One of my favorite duos to do all the above with? First Aid Kit.

There are few words to describe the dynamism of these Swedish sisters. Singing siblings are almost hauntingly perfect in their “together” pitches, the harmonies… the way they dance with words and notes on stage so effortlessly. They set a tone that is neither over joyous nor subdued… it lies somewhere in the middle. Most middle ground may seem neutral, but not here… this musical space they explore is full of color, stories, choruses… it drips goodness.

This particular concert was held at the Henry Miller Library… a venue that defines magical moments.

Along Highway 1 on Big Sur’s dramatic cliff lines and winding roads lies this little old library. A small stage. Rugs on the ground. Lights in the trees. Good wine… and often… an amazing band. Capacity is a mere few hundred, and tickets are known to sell out within 60 seconds.

Past shows have included Beach House, Arcade Fire, Philip Glass, Edward Sharpe, Band of Horses, and Fleet Foxes.

This place (that could very well be heaven’s distant cousin) is a must on the California Coastal roadtrip. Look up the schedule and try to get in. Your hearts, ears, and dancing feet will forever thank you.

Photos: Ashley Gordon

Much love.

Amy

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first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

first aid kit henry miller library

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Juliette Laura -October 8, 2013, 10:03AM

Ohhhhh I truly love them, they calm my soul so much. Their talent is incomparable, my roommate and I play their music atleast three times daily. You are so lucky to have heard them live!

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Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -October 8, 2013, 10:20AM

Love First Aid Kit. LOVE their style!!

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Alex -October 8, 2013, 2:35PM

Oh I just love them!!

Anais Bokanovsky -October 8, 2013, 7:21PM

Aww! I’ve been waiting for a post about them! Yes they are awesome I love their music and their personality. I hope they will come back to Glastonbury, I don’t want to miss them next time!

Hannah -October 8, 2013, 7:39PM

Aww! this is my favorite band!! I’m so happy you got to see them live!

Paige -October 9, 2013, 10:32AM

They are my soul sisters. Inspire my music every day. Along with styles of course …just like Free People <3

Dana @ Discreet Charms -October 9, 2013, 2:26PM

the BEST venue. saw Grizzly Bear there last Spring and phew, just breathtaking. crazy intimate, truly special.

amanda -October 10, 2013, 12:16PM

LOVEEE them so much. this venue is insanely unique. i need to go.

Anna ▲ -October 13, 2013, 7:56AM

Oh this is so cool, I used to hang with them when we were kids!

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