“How this works is that it’s like busking, except there’s no money involved.”
From the front steps of Grace Cathedral, Jon Foreman addressed the fans gathered to see his aftershow performance. Minutes earlier at The Masonic, a venue just steps away from the cathedral, Foreman’s band Switchfoot kicked off the second leg of the Tour de Compadres along with Needtobreathe, Colony House, and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. Foreman began playing “Only Hope,” and I was overcome with emotion as two realizations hit me: one, that I was in California, and two, that I was finally attending one of Foreman’s famous aftershows. As I sang softly along with the crowd, I hardly noticed the chilly air and occasional raindrops; a welcome change from the crushing humidity of Virginia.
Here are my favorite albums of 2015 in no particular order. You can click the album covers to enlarge them and read my thoughts in the caption. Full reviews are forthcoming for some albums. Do we have any […]
It’s been a busy week for Jon Foreman. The Switchfoot frontman celebrated a birthday on Thursday, released Dawn, the final EP of The Wonderlands project, on Friday, and over the weekend, he played more shows than hours in […]
Have you ever associated a song so closely with its music video that it feels weird to listen to the song by itself? For me, Switchfoot’s “Awakening” is one of those songs.
This music video takes us back to 2007, when Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero were culturally significant games played at high school parties across America. Then again, maybe that was only my high school experience.
Recently, I revisited my favorite albums and films of 2014. Now, here’s a look at some of the films and movies I’m eagerly awaiting this year. ALBUMS Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love Sleater-Kinney’s eighth […]
Choosing just one song to feature from Switchfoot was pretty tough. I’ve listened to their music for most of my life and I enjoy their entire catalog. I’ve always admired the transparency of their lyrics, as well as their willingness to tackle spiritual and social themes.