A recent article by Entreprenuer.com analyzed research on how music can either improve or inhibit productive and restorative functions of the brain, and which types of music were specifically most effective at doing so. The outcome of this research is inherently relevant to every member of modern society, as we possess a strong discomfort with silence and stillness coupled with a relentless drive to be categorically productive with our time and in our actions. The article lists, as productivity-inducing genres: classical, nature, video-game, and cinematic music; as well as music with beats per minute between 50 and 80 or music to which the listener has a particular sentimental attachment.
Some of the identified genres make logical sense and would even be assumed correct to the layman with no research at all, that classical music improves brain activity is almost intuitive, while video game music might come as a bit more of a shock. The research backing the correlation between the brain activity and music and solid and compelling but a reader can’t help but notice that there is a very important sub-genre missing from this list. Which is why I feel the need to supplement said article with the alleged missing music. Unfortunately omitted from this list are the oft neglected social and emotional benefits of attending/listening to live music shows at your very own Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan Texas. Allow me to refresh your memory on just a few variables that make this experience so truly great.
A Musical Change of Pace
Look, I know that this is Texas and of course we all love country/western music as much as the next guy, but one of the intensely compelling features that the Stafford has to offer is diversity in musical genre. From indie shows to rock shows to cover bands, and more, the array of performers at the Stafford is sure to have something to appeal to any music fanatic.
Dinner and A Show
Well maybe not dinner, but even better, spending the evening at the Stafford sipping drinks at the bar, catching up with old friends or meeting new ones, and enjoying the music is always a welcome change of pace.
An Easy Commute
What could be better than having a great venue for wonderful music right in your own backyard, no long drives or crazy traffic and you’re right back home quick and easy when you’re done.
A Truly Great Time.
Need I say more?