In this First Concert Ever segment, the alternative rock artist, Braden the Young, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
The first concert ticket I ever bought for myself was for Sleigh Bells at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. The alternative radio station there at the time was big into doing cheap shows downtown. My friends and I were broke high schoolers, so this was a gift from heaven.
Sleigh Bells were complete maniacs. It was only the two of them and a wall of full-stack guitar amps in a 1920s venue. I hadn’t really heard that much of them at the time, but they blew me away. Their sound was just so loud and overdriven, I’m not sure it would even land in the modern music landscape. They’re definitely still a band I look to when I kind of want to break the rules in my own productions.
After the concert, my friends and I grabbed burgers at this 24-hour joint called ‘Town Topic’ across the street. We ate them on the sidewalk (as you do when you’re 17). Amongst that group of friends was actually the girl I would end up marrying so I’d say it was a pretty great night