About Us

LIVE music blog is a music blog (aka weblog) launched in the summer of 2004. The site’s first post was published by Justin Ward on July 4, 2004 in a form of emotional response to the news that Phish was breaking up and playing their final shows later that summer.

What started as a small blog documenting the journey to discover music outside of Phish and the music that they were influenced by has become one of the most popular and longest running music blogs on the web.

The blog is curated and edited by Justin Ward with frequent help from Aaron Fortin, Wesley Hodges, Paul Citone, Jake Silco, Justin Yee, Molly Gale and many more friends and fans who’ve helped along the way.

We’ve published over 8,000 posts and have an extensive archive of photo galleries from great concerts and music festivals (currently being rebuilt).

We’ve covered the following list of artists and festivals below (in no particular order except perhaps awesomeness and/or frequently they could help us get press passes)…

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL, BONNAROO, COACHELLA, THE DISCO BISCUITS, FLYING LOTUS, FYF FEST, MOE., MY MORNING JACKET, PAUL SIMON, PHISH, PRINCE AND MANY MORE…

We’ve featured contributions from Kevin Shapiro (Phish), Jesse Jarnow, Scott Bernstein (JamBase), and many more. We’ve been linked to from the New York Times, BuzzFeed, Laughing Squid, TIME, JamBase and many many more awesome blogs we are consistently humbled by.

To contact LIVE, hit us up here.

To write for us, check out this page.

Anything else can be sent to our main inbox — vibes [at] live music blog.com (no spaces) — and we read everything and try to respond to everything we can.

Thanks for stopping by.

[UPDATED 10/2017]