Let me start with saying that Philadelphia's music scene is great if you're looking for a fun night to see one of your favorite artist in a rich venue.
This past Saturday I was able to see Ben Howard for an early birthday present and it was one of the greatest shows I have ever been too. As he tours North America these months, there was nothing better than a live show where the music sounds even better than it does on the track. Not to mention, the light show corresponding to the music is worth mentioning and made the experience that much greater, giving an ethereal feel. Getting floor seats at Union Transfer right on Spring Garden Avenue wasn't too bad either.
The reason for talking about this is that for me Ben Howard is not just one of my favorite artists, but I have been listening to his music throughout college. I always pop in his albums for anything (either to make it more memorable or as a "pick-me-up")- from a few road trips in the summer to churning out work late in studio, to name a few. Seeing Ben Howard was a great way to being this "goodbye" to college because it is his music that I turned to during every major event I experienced in my college career. If you haven't listened to his music, I highly suggest it. Thank you Ben Howard for your music and spectacular show!