2012: The year of Instagram

2012 was the year of Instagram.  Was it because they were bought by Facebook for a billion dollars? Nah...  It was the year is Instagram because there was no other app I enjoyed using than the one they created. And I'm not alone on this one. Over the past year I've seen a good percentage of my Facebook friends fall in love with the app and a majority of my friends have developed an artistic eye because they're searching their surrounding to artistically represent what they were currently doing. My Instagram friends (and real ones) provided photos of sunsets, sunrises, concerts, quiet evenings, food, celebrity sightings, vacations, weddings, births, holidays, new boyfriends/girlfriends, breakups, heartache, airports, clouds from airplane windows, foreign lands, gifts. People used Instagram to announce births, deaths, engagements, marriages, work milestones, anniversaries. Anything of importance that could be  photographed was Instagrammed. 

Biffy Clyro at The Satellite in Silverlake

Last week I had the fortune of getting in to the super small Biffy Clyro show at The Satellite. I have to admit that I hadn't heard of this band until my friend told me about their show at The Satellite. So I dug around and their music was great. When comparing bands it helps me reference other bands that sound similar and Biffy Clyro's sounds is a hybrid of Muse and Bush. Biffy Clyro's guitar heavy sounds makes for great live music and it doesn't hurt that Simon Neil, Biffy's front man, is as charismatic as they come. Without a doubt these guys are on the up and up. Check them out if you can. 

enjoy the photos!