Did you hear Bob Dylan is releasing an album of Sarah McLachlan covers? It’s called Mumbling Towards Ecstasy.
While the big four record labels are still stuck in the previous century, technology continues to democratize the music industry. Not only do we have cheap multitrack recording software and online distribution, but we’re seeing some interesting funding models as well. In September, Wired covered Nettwerk‘s return to good-guy status, helping the Barenaked Ladies break […]
Theresa Ballin writes in to let me know Kendall Payne will be performing a free concert as part of St. Joseph of Cupertino School‘s “Family Fun Festival.” She’ll be on from 1-3 pm on Sunday, October 8.
I received this email from the Howie Day mailing list: HOWIE PERFORMING AT ‘NINA’S NIGHT OUT’ Howie will be playing “Nina’s Night Out” sponsored by Mix 94.1, with all proceeds to benefit the Rape Crisis Center. Oh, the irony.
Luke Doucet/Broken (and other rogue states) Kyler England/Live Wire Jason Mraz/MR. A-Z Sylvie Lewis/Tangos & Tantrums Libbie Schrader/Taking the Fall Samantha Murphy/Somewhere Between Starving & Stardom Josh Rouse/Nashville Pocket Dwellers/PD-Atrics Erin McKeown/We Will Become Like Birds Sarah Harmer/Iâ€™m a Mountain Kathleen Edwards/Back to Me Emm Gryner/The Great Lakes Great Big Sea/The Hard and The Easy […]
Mark Erelli and Catie Curtis just won the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition. Their song, “People Look Around,” is a stark, honest portrait of the United States and a cry for humanity â€” for us to be more human: Mississippi River divides this land in two, Like the way we tend to think […]
I found a card at SXSW for a free music sampler from Verve. They want you to go to verveforecast.com/sxsw, then register, thenenter in the “download code” of vforecastsxsw. The music sampler (Jamie Cullum, Brazilian Girls, Jackie Greene, Rhett Miller, Susan Tedeschi, Teddy Thompson) comes in four formats, all of which are annoying: WMA, zip […]
I saw a lot of great music at SXSW. But one performer stood out. Just after midnight Thursdayâ€”making it Fridayâ€”I walked in to the Hotel CafÃ© showcase at Copa. I was immediately impressed. No. Amazed is more like it: the woman on stage did in 30 seconds what nobody else did at all night. She […]
Amy and Kevin suggested: Vanessa Morrison Carvell Wallace Kyra Brown Joe Henry
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