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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014

American Authors: A Trolley Show (again)

Brooklyn band performs 'Believer' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford

The last time we had American Authors on this show, they performed “Best Day of My Life,” which has since gone on to soundtrack the general emotion of happiness. It’s hard to turn on the TV without hearing it—even Lowe's and Hyundai have used it in their marketing campaigns (which doesn’t entirely temper the murderous rage felt when driving or conducting home repairs, but it’s a noble effort). 

In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Brooklyn band performs “Believer,” a similarly uplifting song with the refrain “I’m just a believer that things will get better.” As easy as it would be to discount this kind of stuff as naive, there’s something refreshing in the earnestness. Hell, if they can convince a bunch of tired commuters to sing along, maybe things aren’t as bad as we think.





 
 
 
 
 
 
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