October 1, 2014 – San Diego, California

So many options

Earlier today, I thought I was going to see Ryan Adams in Santa Barbara.

Then I thought I was going to see The War On Drugs in Pomona.

And I ended up seeing Milo Greene / Bombay Bicycle Club four minutes from our place.

In honor of the performances I missed tonight, I've uploaded some performance videos of them for you. Enjoy!

September 26, 2014 – San Diego, California

Weekend Links: September 26, 2014

It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.

  • Since seeing him live last week, I've been on a huge Blake Mills kick. If you're new to Blake Mills, you'll love this intro to his music. But if you've been a long-time listener, you'll love it as well:
September 25, 2014 – San Diego, California

New Music: September 2014

September has been an unusually rich month for new music, and here are some highlights for me:

  • Ryan Adams | Ryan Adams. After listening the first time through on NPR, I knew this record would be in my top 3 for all of 2014. I only buy vinyls of records I already love, and I bought the vinyl the day it came out.
  • Delta Spirit | Into the Wide. I've loved keeping up with these guys since the Noise Ratchet days, but this record shows their maturation in the best way.
  • Lecrae | Anomaly. A huge congrats to him on charting #1 on Billboard!
  • Alt-J | This Is All Yours. I have only given this a quick listen, but so far I like what I hear.
  • The Tree Ring | Ten Rivers. Going to a farewell show for one of your favorite bands is never fun, but The Tree Ring has continued to give their community great songs. (See photo below)
  • Robbie Seay | Psalms, Volume 3 - EP. Robbie is an amazing songwriter and so consistent.

Then came some surprises with new singles from Damien Rice and Ben Howard.

And in a historical and controversial move, this other small band made their record available for free.

And with that, I deem this a rich musical month.

For anyone interested, I made a September playlist comprised of some of my favorite songs from all of the aforementioned records on Spotify. Enjoy.

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Photo of The Tree Ring from their farewell show by Phillip Harder.

August 8, 2014 – San Diego, California

Weekend Links: August 8, 2014

June 9, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Links: June 9, 2014

  • This rules, and is so heavy: