is a website which tracks live events (mostly shows) in your home town, and can read in tracks from your last.fm
account to notify you of interesting shows coming up in your area, as long as your area is one of the currently-limited areas
they cover. (vide intra)
posted by whir
on Sep 21, 2006 -
YouTube.com: A New Musical Anthropology.
A short essay on YouTube, and a long list of punk and hardcore concert videos. NSFW warning: If you go poking around the forum you'll find a lot of porno spam. I haven't checked out all the videos yet, so you're on your own there.
posted by hydrophonic
on Jun 20, 2006 -
is an online "magazine" featuring vid and podcasts of musicians such as Mark Kozelek, American Music Club, Les Paul and Tony Visconti. Plus: Todd McFarlane, Sir Richard Branson, Henry Rollins, Gisele, David Cronenberg and more.
posted by edlundart
on Mar 30, 2006 -
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
are a band that, less than a year ago, were making music without the help of a record label, pressing CDs themselves and selling them at concerts and on the Internet. Then the following happened: June 9: Dan Bierne writes about the band on his MP3 blog
, June 14: Pitchfork Media posts a review of the song "In This Home On Ice"
, June 15: Blogger Gothamist posts an interview with the band
, June 20: Blogger Stereogum announces the band's show at the Knitting Factory
, June 21: Gothamist reports that David Bowie was in the audience at the Knitting Factory show
, and June 22: Pitchfork posts one of a slew of reviews of Clap's first album
Now, they've been named to dozens of critics 'best of' lists
, they're playing Conan and Letterman
, and are about to embark on a new tour. Why choose today to post an article about a band blowing up written in November you ask? Because their tour kicks off tonight
at the 9:30 club in DC, and you can listen to it live
posted by ND¢
on Mar 8, 2006 -
Completely stupid name. Not a bad idea. Enter your city, and it will come back with MP3 links and podcasts from bands soon to play in your town, in a "try before you buy tickets" kind of way. Works quite well for the US
, other countries look like they need updating
posted by Jimbob
on Mar 3, 2006 -
NPR’s Live Concert Series
site offers recordings of recent live performances by James Brown
, Sinead O’Connor
, Iron & Wine and Calexico
, Son Volt
, My Morning Jacket
, The White Stripes, M. Ward
, Sigur Ros
, Bloc Party
, The Decemberists
, and live tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, Colin Meloy
posted by ND¢
on Jan 27, 2006 -
from the annual Sziget
pop festival. I love getting these things and spinning them around at full speed but it can be a bit disconcerting with the The Boom Family Snuff Puppets surrounding you. And hey! spot the guy caught lighting up a doobie at the Yann Tiersen concert.
posted by tellurian
on Sep 18, 2005 -
Kid Rock To Play Bush Inauguration ...
The Bush Twins have invited Kid Rock
to play their inauguration bash after their father is sworn in to a second term. Rock also played the Republican National Convention. This is a guy who stuck his head through an American flag at the Superbowl and has lyrics that say all women are whores and extol drug and alcohol abuse. (The link has actual lyrics from Rock, so if you are offended by cursing don't follow it.)
posted by nathanrudy
on Jan 4, 2005 -
Ever been to Merlefest? If you're a returning guest, Merlefest
tickets are now available online. (more inside). Wear your overalls and enjoy some good 'ol "Americana." ( More info inside)
posted by bradth27
on Sep 10, 2003 -
Stones 'fail to rock' young Indians
The Rolling Stones have failed to sell out their first concerts in India - amid reports that many young music fans are simply not interested in them.
[ the best part is the quote " Tell me how many college kids are into Rolling Stones? " by a guy called Brucelee Mani, Bangalore rock musician ]
posted by turbanhead
on Apr 4, 2003 -
Big Show. No Tickets. No Problem.
In case you happen to find yourself about to miss out on the concert of a life-time, because you were 2 spots behind the last person to get tickets before it sold out, have no fear. This article at Relevant
shows you how to get into any concert for no more than the actual face-value of a ticket. (In other words, the legal way.) Useful information.
posted by wondergirl
on Mar 11, 2003 -
My name's not Brian!
Ryan Adams gives a fan a refund and asks him to leave a concert when said fan asks him to play "Summer of '69"
. Have you ever been to a concert where the performer lost it at the audience? I guess even folk rockers can be divas...
posted by PenDevil
on Oct 17, 2002 -
Let the market decide
where Dan Bern
will play next. Bern and his band are auctioning off a private concert at the auction winner's house. You can apparently make his appearance as large or intimate as you want. Would a dutch auction
like this be enough to build a U.S. tour on?
posted by Dirjy
on Sep 5, 2002 -
Tipper Gore's Ticket Tangle
Seems the reported Gore hustle to get freebies for the Springsteen concernt just one more piece of nonsense to discredit the guy. Ah, so early and things heating up.
posted by Postroad
on Aug 10, 2002 -
Sen. Helms Takes in U2 Concert
It seems that Jesse and Bono are pretty good friends. I just didn't imagine that -- I thought Bono liked Strom Thurmond much better. Show's how politically savvy I am. At least Jesse took his grandkids; I'm sure they would have given him hell for a while for leaving them out!
posted by dwivian
on Jun 17, 2001 -
You too can play with U2.
With a little forethought and practice, a guy named Glen Goland lived every amateur guitarist's wet dream last night in Boston. Have you done anything to make your wildest dream come true? Or, like me, are you just letting it all ride on dumb luck?
posted by dchase
on Jun 8, 2001 -
A label showcase.
Last night Ryan Adams
and the band Dolly Varden
played at a small club called Les Etoiles, near Chateau d'Eau, in Paris. Adams was good, simple, one-man-and-his-guitar-and-piano moody melancholy rock; he used to be the frontman for Whiskeytown
. Adams was not as upbeat as I'd expected, but the opening act, Dolly Varden, though only two of the five members made it to France, played appealing countryish two-person songs with strong vocals and simple instrumentation.
posted by Mo Nickels
on May 15, 2001 -
Manic Street Preachers play Havana tonight
- "It'll be like Wham! in China."
Following in the footsteps of agit-prop songster Billy Joel, the Boys from Blackwood take Sony-branded anti-capitalism to the last place "that really fights against the Americanisation of the world."
posted by ceiriog
on Feb 17, 2001 -