We’ve been out of touch. It’s been a crazy few months since SXSW. A quick update for you:

– We gave a van away over SXSW to The Bad Sports from Denton, TX. Upon winning a van filled with music gear they literally drove off to go play a show later that day. Awesome.

– The whole damn site is finally being redeveloped and redesigned for awesomeness. Tons of new features are being added like being able to enter your tour dates and automatically connecting with people in those cities. Plus we adding more features to allow more non-band connections to be made. Like if you’re a music fan and want to go to a festival in Seattle but you live in Madison. Then you too can find a free place to stay. Super sweet, right?

– Better Than The Van Happy Hours return! We did it last summer and we’re gearing up for a few again this year. With one exception…they will be entirely more bad ass this time around. Details are still being hashed out so stay tuned….

– Scott got some chickens and they are living in his backyard. It’s crazy.

Introducing: BTTV – Music and culture distilled

We quietly launch a little magazine after SXSW. It’s filled with show reviews, record reviews, essays, fiction, photography and a ton more.


Telle Smith of The Word Alive

An Artist's Obsession

Telle Smith, vocalist for The Word Alive, is coming off the release of the band's sixth studio album, MONOMANIA. That was in February. This is, well, now. Originally planned to tour for the new album and play for millions, he’s in his house in California... trading stocks. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt catches up with the quarantined Smith.


Photo by Dusty Winter

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