Another Welcome to the Family

Yesterday, you were introduced to Mel, one of my fantastic new writers for the site.  Today, say hello to Chantaal:

My name is Chantaal, and I’m a 25 year old geek living in SoCal, though my heart is in NYC. The first song I ever remember hearing is “All I Have to Do is Dream” by The Everly Brothers, which I think is a good place to start when it comes to loving music. Raised on oldies, classical music and Billy Joel, I took a detour into boybands as a teenager before being (lovingly) shoved in a new direction and having my mind blown open by everything else that was out there. I love keeping an open mind and will give every type of music a chance, though I’m currently head over heels for synth-pop and indie-folk.

I don’t go to shows as much as I would love, though I’ve seen Flogging Molly six times and Muse three. My goal in life is to see Beirut in concert at least once. I love everything from Yes Giantess to Florence and the Machine, from Fleet Foxes to Led Zeppelin to N.E.R.D. and everything in between. Hopefully that’ll show as I write, mainly about new music I discover or trips down memory lane.