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10 Songs for February

February is almost done, so we decided to make a 10-song playlist for you! It includes our favorite track from Glen Hansard’s new EP, A Season on the Line. Enjoy!

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The 10 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2015

Welcome to our favorite Speakers in Code list of the year. The 10 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2015. It’s our highest honor. In years past (2012, 2013, 2014), we’ve chosen 20 songs, but this year we’re trimming the sad. And this year, I wrote about every song. You can listen to each individually below, … Read more

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Glen Hansard at The Pageant in St. Louis

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Love is going to find you you better be ready then. Right now, I don’t have the words. I wish I did. I wish I could explain to you how this looks to me. How this feels to me. Because last night was special, and Glen Hansard and his terrific … Read more

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Glen Hansard at Housing Works Bookstore in New York City | Photos

ALL PHOTOS BY JULIA DRUMMOND Glen Hansard performed a special show in New York City last week as part of Housing Works Bookstore Cafe’s Live From Home, “an award-winning benefit concert series that raises funds for Housing Works, Inc.’s fight to end AIDS and homelessness.” Hansard released the fantastic Didn’t He Ramble on Friday. (purchase … Read more

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Festival Review | The Top 20 Moments of Lollapalooza

Lorde at Lollapalooza | Photo by Jason Gonulsen I promise you this: My Lollapalooza was different than your Lollapalooza. And that’s the way it’s supposed to be. So whether you camped out at Perry’s stage all weekend, or were just in Chicago for Eminem, I hope you’ll find my Top 20 Moments of Lollapalooza a … Read more

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Lollapalooza Day Three in Photos: Glen Hansard, Kings of Leon, Cage The Elephant, The Avett Brothers, NONONO, London Grammar, Delta Rae

Glen Hansard soaking up the rain | All photos by Jason Gonulsen Day Three of Lollapalooza brought rain, mud, and wonderful sets by Glen Hansard, Cage the Elephant, NONONO, London Grammar, The Avett Brothers, Kings of Leon, and more! Please enjoy these photos by Jason Gonulsen. GLEN HANSARD NONONO SMALLPOOLS FANS THE AVETT BROTHERS DELTA … Read more

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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2012

That, my friends, must be the saddest album cover of 2012. And Glen Hansard: I love you, man, but you’re a sad bastard. And so am I. But let me clarify: sad music makes me happy. I have heard your calls to not listen to sad music when I am down. But I ask you … Read more

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Contest | Win Tickets to Glen Hansard at The Pageant

Don’t hang your head in sorrowDon’t give up just before you win Don’t wait around for tomorrow Open up your arms and let it in December of 2009 marked the last time Glen Hansard appeared at The Pageant, and he didn’t let us down: his performance with Markéta Irglová and the Swell Season will forever … Read more

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Halfway There | The Best Songs of 2012

Today, we offer you a selection of fifty of our favorite songs from the front half of 2012. Pump up the jam in your cubicle today, and get ready to blare this one from your America party tomorrow. That is, if you live in America. If not, have a great Wednesday! What did we miss? … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Glen Hansard – High Hope

Photo by Conor Masterson Maybe when our hearts have realignedMaybe when we’ve both had some timeI’m gonna see you there Glen Hansard just might be the most passionate artist alive, and it’s simply a gift that he also happens to write magical songs. If you’ve seen Hansard perform, whether it be solo, with The Frames, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Eddie Vedder – Longing to Belong

Eddie Vedder and his magical uke are back at it once again, and this time it’s with some strings to accompany! He will release a new solo album, Ukulele Songs, on Tuesday, May 31st through Pearl Jam’s Monkeywrench Records. Just another exciting piece to help us celebrate his other project’s 20th anniversary. Ukulele Songs is … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | The Swell Season – High Hope

Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson “So, the song is just about the idea that I’m going to figure all my shit out, and I’m coming to get ya!“ You gotta love Glen Hansard and The Swell Season. And the most beautiful thing about seeing The Swell Season live is that you get to sing along. Seriously, … Read more