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Ben Howard + Hiss Golden Messenger at The Ryman in Nashville

Hiss Golden Messenger | All Photos by Kristen Abigail Ben Howard and Hiss Golden Messenger performed for a sold out crowd at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville this past Thursday. Both groups delivered memorable sets, but the audience was vocal about their opinions of Howard’s set list. Howard is currently on tour in the US … Read more

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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2014

It’s time to get sad. Well, you don’t really have to get sad. There is hope here, just take the album cover shown above for Damien Rice’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy (what a sad bastard title that is!). The poor chaps at the top have “made it,” although they have nowhere to go. I’d like … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were

Don’t take it so seriously, no Only time is ours, the rest we’ll just wait and see Maybe you’re right, babe, maybe Oh, no, and that’s how summer passed Oh, your, great divide and range of green green grass And, oh, maybe I hold on fast to you For me, music and sports often collide. … Read more

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Photo Gallery | 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival

All Photos by Nate Burrell This is the second post of a two-part series covering the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival. The first post was a recap of the festival, and can be found here. Above and below are various shots of the festival taken by Nate Burrell (www.beforetheblink.com). Please check his site in … Read more

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Recap | 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival

Neil Young | Photo by Nate Burrell | www.beforetheblink.com This is the first post of a two-part series covering the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival. The second post is a photo gallery of the festival, with shots taken by Nate Burrell (www.beforetheblink.com). You can view the photo gallery here. The 2012 Austin City Limits … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Ben Howard – Old Pine

We slept like dogs down by the fire sideAwoke to the fog all around usThe boom of summer time For the past two years, Bonnaroo marked the beginning of my summer. And the mornings were the best part — the boom of summer, exactly around 6 AM — for those of us camping, anyway, which … Read more