Tag: ben howard
Jan. 30, 2015
Singer-songwriter Ben Howard plays sold-out Union Transfer
Upon first walking into Ben Howard’s Jan. 24 concert, I had to double-check the venue on my ticket and the name on the door. Rather than the usual jam-packed, general admission venues consisting of screaming teenagers, Union Transfer boasted a slightly older, more mature audience. Rather than the pushing and screaming seen at a larger show, the large room seemed to act more as a local bar setting than anything else. People ranging from college students to those in their mid-30s mixed and mingled, enjoying their Saturday night beers in the company of other tattooed and flannelled music enthusiasts. I sensed more community than I have ever seen at a show before.
Oct. 31, 2014
British artist Ben Howard delivers strong sophomore album
The highly anticipated sophomore LP from singer-songwriter Ben Howard was finally released this past week, titled “I Forget Where We Were.” Since his last album, which he released back in 2011, he won the Brit Awards for British breakthrough act and British solo male artist in the same year. It came as no surprise, considering the amount of radio play his music (still) gets in Britain despite being so different from typical radio pop. That’s the beauty of Howard’s music – it appeals to such a variety of audiences, from guitar-enthusiasts who enjoy his pick-and-go melodies and abnormal tunings to teenage girls who bask in the dark, broody atmosphere of his more serious songs.
Apr. 6, 2012
Howard plays sold-out set at World Cafe Live
“Never thought we’d make it to this side of the pond,” singer-songwriter Ben Howard said after expressing to the audience how good it felt to address a crowd as “Philadelphia.” Communion’s “Austin to Boston Tour” stopped at World Cafe Live March 27, selling out the upstairs venue. Communion, a record label that started as a club night showcasing new music in London, sent four of its artists on a U.S. tour with Howard and his band as the headliner.
Mar. 16, 2012
Albums to look forward to this spring
Almost a quarter of 2012 has passed by, and so far the year has been generous with new album releases. The end of winter also means an overwhelming amount of spring tours. Here are some bands with new records that will be stopping in Philadelphia in the coming months.