Author: Ian DeVaney

Ian DeVaney currently resides in Minneapolis MN, and is attending North Central University for Music Business. He is probably most well known as the founder/manager of Ska Lives, though he is a fan of many genres including Classic Rock, Alternative, Metal, Folk, Blues, and yes, Ska. He also has experience as a promoter/booking agent. In his spare time he enjoys playing drums and has played on several worship teams over the past few years. Follow on Twitter @Lakesider92

December 7, 2019

REVIEW : Humble Feet

Every so often a reviewer decides to review an album purely out of appreciation for the album that they just heard, and in the case of Humble Feet‘s debut album, that certainly holds true. For those unfamiliar with them, Humble Feet is an acoustic husband-wife duo. Their music is highly melodic, orchestral, and deeply rooted in Scripture. In fact, the couple have served as missionaries overseas, and all of the music for their debut was written while in the field.… Continued →

January 2, 2017

Best of 2016: Ian DeVaney

2016 was a great year for Christian music, so great in fact that I found it difficult to keep up with all of the releases coming out! These are the albums that I found myself listening to the most over the course of the year though, and after spending a few days listening to the others that I missed, I’m quite comfortable saying that these are the best releases of the year! 1. Switchfoot – Where the Light Shines Through 2.Continued →

November 28, 2016

REVIEW : Switchfoot - Where The Light Shines Through

As I begin this review, I should probably note that I’ve been a Switchfoot fan since I first heard “Meant to Live” on the radio all the way back in 2003. I was 11 years old and just beginning to get into music at the time. Switchfoot quickly became one of my favorite bands – a place that they still hold 13 years later. I remember often lying in my bed late at night and waiting for one of their songs like “Stars” or “Dare You To Move” to come on the radio.… Continued →

March 28, 2015

Little Blue Light - The Key

Check out the debut music video from Little Blue Light! They’re an up-and-coming band from the UK, and they play a fun and eclectic mix of Ska, Swing, Folk, Rock, Reggae, and Ragtime! It appears that they don’t have an official release out yet, but the word is that they’re going to be heading into the studio to record their debut album in the near future! Continued →

October 3, 2014

Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil Release Music Video for "Only A Ride"

Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil have debuted the new music video via Yahoo for their song “Only a Ride”, the first single off of their upcoming album Goliath, which is set to release on November 18th. The video implements footage from the 1970 film Stunt Rock, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. Steve Taylor‘s new backing band, The Perfect Foil, consists of an all-star lineup including Jimmy Abegg on guitar, Peter Furler on drums, and John Mark Painter on bass.… Continued →

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August 27, 2012

Vote for The O.C. Supertones in the OC Music Awards!

The OC Music Awards have just opened up the voting for their People’s Choice Award, and what band could possibly more deserving of the award than Orange County’s finest ska band The O.C. Supertones? Click on this link to submit your vote! It appears that you can vote multiple times, so make sure to vote every day until voting closes on February 15th! The winner will be decided by text votes March 9, 2013 at the main OC Music Awards celebration.… Continued →

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