March 30, 2008 We were all set up at the Rock and Roll Hotel to webcast this evening's concert by Caribou. Caribou is the music of Dan Snaith. You can hear some here.
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March 26, 2008 I start this off by saying that I hate the "star" system. The whole idea of musicians as idols makes me wince. Most pop musicians are much like you and me. There, the bubble is burst.
March 24, 2008 When you don't know what you want to hear, what do you reach for? These days, there's always the "shuffle" option, as well as the radio or Pandora — in other words, letting someone or something else decide.
March 16, 2008 It is 3 a.m., and for me, SXSW is over.
March 15, 2008 While waiting to speak with Bon Iver at Emo's here at the SXSW music festival, I heard that the F**k Buttons were playing in an adjacent room.
March 14, 2008 I woke up this morning and thought they'd installed smoke machines in my hotel room. Turned out to be my internal haze.
March 13, 2008 I spent much of the day before our live concert webcast talking with some of the bands we'll be featuring. As soon as I pull it all together you'll be able to hear from:
March 13, 2008 Why do we love the harmonica? Why does it bring a crowd to life whenever a singer takes out the mouth organ and does a solo?
March 11, 2008 Schwag: the bag of stuff we got when we registered for the SXSW music festival today.
March 6, 2008 Random is scary! If you've ever shuffled songs on your iPod, you've probably noticed some amazing coincidences and connections between songs.
March 3, 2008 I'm in high gear today. SXSW is next week. We will webcast live from there. The list is here. My listening pile includes 788 bands to hear before I go. Today I heard bit and p
February 28, 2008 Last night, we webcast Wilco from the 9:30 Club. It's the third time we've done this, though it's the first time I got to sit down and talk with Jeff Tweedy.
February 21, 2008 Let's cut to the chase.
February 20, 2008 Last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., the bombastic band Black Mountain took the stage — or, should I say, stood on stage. This was a band with talent and a band with some vision, but this was also a band that barely acknowle...
February 14, 2008 This week, thanks to you and perhaps the alignment of the planets, we truly earned our name.We began the week with another installment of A Band To Call Your Own. Hundr
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