Just when I was ready to write off the historically out-of-touch and one-step-behind awards show, the Grammys have pulled me back in. And we can thank social media, mobile and several timely musical nominations for making the usually irrelevant, retrogressive and disconnected TV event more interactive, relevant and interesting than it’s ever been for fans.
This week Coachella Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup feature some solid headliners Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kings of Leon and many many many more bands. Now, here’s a round up of some fake Coachella poster line up fun that we’ve enjoyed before and after the lineup announcement, plus some other festival news you’ll want […]
Before we dive into a new year of concert adventures, let’s see what live music moments mattered the most. Let’s discover how the live concert experience changed our lives in 2010.
We’ve explored the role that DJs play in the community of groove and what gifted turntablists can do when they innovate in a live setting. Now, let’s dive deeper into our exploration to discover how Toronto-based remix trio, Keys N Krates creates new rhythmic palates and musical canvases via the real-time remix.
After watching two NME videos about The Arcade Fire and Guns N’ Roses from Reading Festival, I’m certain that the fan experience doesn’t get any more polar opposite than this. On one side, angry live music fans spoke loud and clear about how much they loathed and hated Guns N’ Roses’s performance and the ridiculous […]
A long time ago I realized that there was no point in denying the influence of my parents on my musical tastes, especially my love for live music. And in my early twenties, I started asking my parents questions about…who they were when they were young, why they made the decisions they did and other […]
Well, we made it through another year of Lollapalooza. And it was a doozey. A really fun and delightful doozey, that is. And besides taking in gobs of live music during the weekend, I also had a fantastic mega-revelation about what Lollapalooza SHOULD look like in 2011, and what festival organizers should do next year […]
Indie-rock. Disco DJs. Raves. Traditional religious worship services. In the same venue and for a common purpose? “They are, in fact, descriptions of experiences which took place at popular music events under the powerful influence of highly amplified rhythmic music in combination with repetitive movement, unusual lighting and other consciences-altering factors…” This is an excerpt […]