Monday, April 3, 2017

First/Last - Llore

"Maker of dreamy folk songs."

Llore is the moniker of  Pittsburgh folk singer-songwriter Amanda Collins who is set to release her debut EP entitled Fictional Creature this Thursday (4/6) with a release show at The Glitter Box Theater in Oakland with guests The Herbal Remedies. I want to thank Amanda for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
I can’t remember… probably something by Mariah Carey.

Your last album bought?
Lemonade by Beyonce, which was actually given to me as a gift, but then all my cd players broke. The last album I downloaded via a streaming service was Advisory Committee by Mirah.

Favorite album of all time?
I am incapable of choosing one and it is never the same one.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
I think the only times I felt disappointed by an album were times when I wasn’t ready to allow an artist to continue to grow and wanted them to keep making similar music which is more about me than about those artists.

First concert attended?
NSYNC at the Civic Arena.

Last concert?
Mirah at Brillobox.

Favorite concert ever?
Jenny Lewis in 20?? or Beyonce this past summer. I cried at both.

Least favorite concert?
Probably Brittany Spears which I skipped my first middle school dance for. I don’t remember why this happened, but I had serious FOMO.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
My favorite things about Pittsburgh are the relationships I have with other strong, creative and inspiring women and the relief and joy in experiencing spring after the long and grey winters.

Thanks, Amanda. That Jenny Lewis show fantastic. I met her afterwards and she couldn't have been more nice.

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