concert

I Didn’t Know What A Hammered Dulcimer Was But This Thing Is Awesome

Over the last decade, the music industry has been greatly overtaken by computers and autotune. So every now and again, it’s refreshing to stumble upon music that is a bit more organic, like the good ol’ days. Musician Ted Yoder took part in the latest installment of “Live from the Orchard” and brought along an instrument that even this former band geek wasn’t familiar with. Once you hear Yoder play his hammered dulcimer, I’m willing to bet that the performance will be stuck in your head for days.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); });

Watch him perform the Tears for Fears classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”

This is beyond impressive. And here I thought playing the piano was tough…this takes it to a whole new level!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hammered-dulcimer/


Autistic Boy Is Overcome With Emotion As He Watches His Favorite Band Play Live

Listening to your favorite band or singer live is an emotional experience, but for a young Mexican boy with autism, seeing Coldplay hit him especially hard.

This tear-jerking video was filmed by proud father Luis Vazquez when he took his son, Luis Noel, to see his favorite band perform at Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City. After a short introduction in which Vazquez asks Luis about his favorite Coldplay song, it cuts to a scene of the father-son duo watching the band play “Fix You.”

Take a look at what happens when Luis is flooded with emotions.

Lead singer Chris Martin himself even reached out and expressed his gratitude to the boy on Twitter!

Martin said that he wrote this track to explain the helplessness he felt while trying to help his girlfriend overcome depression after losing one of her parents. This little guy deals with adversity every day, but I have the distinct feeling that music helps him heal.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/father-son-coldplay/


What Started With One Man And A Cello Turned Into Something You Have To See

If you live in a city and you’ve ever spent time on the internet, you’re probably a little too familiar with street performers and flash mobs.

But you’ve never seen anything quite like this. While performers line city streets all over the world and flash mobs are characteristically entertaining, something unbelievable happens when the two of them collide.

Just ask the people who were in the right place at the right time when they walked through Spain’s Plaça de Sant Roc back on May 19, 2012.

When a little girl dropped some money into a cellist’s hat, passersby were treated to a spectacle that left everyone singing.

Although it was obviously a planned performance, there’s something wonderful about the fact that it all started with one musician, a curious child, and a single coin. In many ways, music is the tie that binds. Its immense reach embraces people from all walks of life.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/ode-to-joy/


Definitive Proof Lady Gaga’s Stage Show Will Never Be Topped

Mother Monster forever.

1. Let’s face it, Lady Gaga deserves every YAAAS that comes her way.

V Magazine

2. She is nothing but PURE FIRE and works hard to create an iconic world around every single one of her performances.

Interscope

3. Her stage show has been described as an “electro-pop opera” that guarantees fans both an incredible visual and audio experience.

MTV

The Monster Ball tour broke records for a debut artist because she’s THAT good.

4. And you’ll NEVER pay to see her lip sync at a show.

JayVz / Via youtube.com

5. She’s all about a powerful entrance.

Virgin

Virgin

 

Pop star starter kit: Large white curtain, projector, fog machine.

6. Even if it means coming out of a human-sized egg.

CBS

Or a “vessel” as Gaga calls it.

7. She’s not afraid to bleed to death on international television.

VH1

VH1

 

8. Or play a piano that is LITERALLY on fire.

ABC

That wig could have easily caught on fire but she powered through!

9. Only Gaga could go from being a human canvas for a vomit/paint mixture…

Fuse

So ARTPOP.

10. … to this ethereal angel sent by Jesus himself.

NBC

11. She’s really into being a canvas on stage… because she’s a WORK OF ART.

Charles Sykes / AP Images

12. Her outfits prove that even a bra can ignite a conversation.

CTV

13. And that no one has looked this good in a seashell bra since Ariel hit the scene.

Joel Ryan / AP Images

14. The hair is a performance in and of itself.

VEVO / Via youtube.com

15. Even when the hair is in her hand and not head.

John Shearer / AP Images

16. She risks her life battling fame monsters on stage.

sepirts3 / Via youtube.com

17. And transforms your everyday piano into a giant gold stiletto.

ABC

18. Even other pop superstars want to share the stage with this force of nature.

 

Elton and Xtina transformed themselves into Gaga clones too.

19. For those that think that Gaga is all about the look and not the voice, take a gander at this.

20. And this.

It speaks for itself.

21. Little monsters continue to remember her concert six years after the fact.

How the hell am I still having monster ball 1.0 withdrawals… It’s 2015… #pcd #monsterball

— ChristianSaad (@Christian Says)

22. And even celebrities today agree that Gaga’s still serving up all sorts of realness in 2015.

YES GAGA.Show them your CHOPS!

— DebraMessing (@Debra Messing)

23. Gaga is a fearless performer whose creativity knows NO bounds. You’ll never know what she’s brewing up in that perfectly styled wig next.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/pablovaldivia/definitive-proof-lady-gagas-stage-show-will-never-be-topped