New Live Mumford and Sons Session

September 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Mumford and Sons recently recorded a live session for WFUV Public Radio. Here they are performing “Whispers In The Dark”

An Habañero Collective House Show With The Vespers

September 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

As some of you know, I am part of something called The Habañero Collective. This started out as a podcast I did with Mark, a great friend of mine in which we explored and challenged the idea of “Christian music.” Somewhere along the line, we started hosting house shows (yes, actual concerts in homes, for more on this, see this NPR article) and stopped doing the podcast. Instead of complaining that there is no real sense of culture or music scene where we live, we decided to create one. So now we host great bands in intimate settings for wonderful live music. The Tumblr page is just for fun.

We are super-excited to announce a house show with The Vespers, November 5th. If you are in the Phoenix area, I hope you will make every effort to join us. You won’t be disappointed. In case you haven’t heard The Vespers yet, check out their wonderful new album The Fourth Wall and check out this live video of the track “Grinnin’ In Your Face”






And check out this live video of “Got No Friends” from the streets of NYC:

  • RSVP for The Vespers House Show
  • Visit The Vespers’ official website
  • Purchase The Vespers’ music

Oh What A Party, Oh What A Feast

September 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

I’m loving this song “King Of The Ball” from Soma Music‘s The Story, Volume 2. I love the line, “a beautiful circus of crazies and freaks.” I would love for our church family to be able to sing that at the top of our longs with children dancing around us and know that God is glorious, so we don’t have to worry about what other people think; He is gracious so we don’t have to try and prove ourselves, He is good so we don’t have to look for comfort/satisfaction anywhere else and He great, so we don’t have to try and be in control.

Eat, drink and be merry, because God is good. Oh, what a party, oh what a feast! A beautiful circus of crazies and freaks.

New Music Galore Today

September 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Tuesdays are new album days and today finds lots of new music. Here’s a few that I’m excited to dig in to:


Soma Music: The Story, Volume 2

September 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

The Bible is a single, amazing, true story in which God is the author and the hero. In Jesus, he powerfully rescues us and sets us free for his glory and our joy. The good folks at Soma Tacoma have helped countless people understand God’s progressive revelation through The Story-Formed Way, a powerful resource for understanding the story of God’s pursuit of His people. My church family has been tremendously blessed by this resource.

A while back, the musicians of Soma Tacoma, led by Aaron Spiro, created an album of music inspired by and reflecting upon this great story of the world. Now, Spiro and the other great artists of Soma Music have released volume two of this awesome growing collection. They bring a fresh voice to worship and a joy in Jesus that is contagious.

  • Visit Soma Music’s Bandcamp page and get both albums

New Mumford and Sons

September 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Mumford and Sons have released the official video for their new track “I Will Wait.” The new album, Babel, is due September 24th. Pre-order it now and be sure to pick up  the fabulous Sigh No More . if you haven’t already: