I discovered Manchester Orchestra sometime in 7th grade on either Grooveshark (rip) or Pandora and they’ve been one of my favorite bands for the past eight years. Andy Hull’s iconic voice has played through my headphones during exciting and difficult times and their albums have pulled me through many a heartbreak. The album I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child was my first gateway to the band and each release since has been more incredible. Last night I was privileged enough to see the band live in Houston and it was one of the most amazing performances I’ve ever witnessed. They were on tour to promote their new album A Black Mile to the Surface, which I’m a huge fan of, but they also played a few classics as well. My favorite renditions were of “I Can Feel a Hot One” (death), “The Gold”, “Simple Math”, “The River”, “I’ve Got Friends”, and “I Can Barely Breathe”. Each song was better than the last and I was fan-girling hard as I recorded them for my sister to see. Although it was a long four hour drive to Houston, watching one of my favorite bands with my friend Stephanie was worth the travel time!