Is live music better experienced live or on record? Is the live album dead? Those are just two of the big philosophical questions that we’ve been wondering about more and more lately. So, hey, what better than to explore those questions by sharing some of our favorite (and not so favorite) live album releases of [...]
This past Thursday night I listened to Alexander Rose talk about the Long Now Foundation’s 10,000 Year Clock project. I have to admit the project didn’t make much sense to me when I first heard about it. I thought the project was a bit crazy and way too ambitously misguided and impractical. But nonetheless I was [...]
Keep your eyes open. Look around, my friends. The live music experience is teaming with sacred and serendipitous moments lurking around every corner. And you never know what you’re going to stumble upon or find written on the bathroom walls at concert venues. It just might change your life. It did during our trip to [...]
We’ve explored the culture of the call-and-response in hip hop before. And thanks to our friend Todd, who attended the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago this summer, we have an excellent live example of how De La Soul & Black Sheep created and executed a purely amazing call-and-response moment.
Our friends over at Wolfgang’s Vault are celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday by featuring one of his famous concerts from their vault. Let’s join in and start to wonder how Lennon might be celebrating his own birthday today.
Watching how fans behave at concerts is one of our favorite things to do here at Live Fix. And when I heard about MGMT getting “piss” thrown on them at a recent show in England, it was time to see what exactly happened and wonder about all those crazy culture cues that artists struggle with.
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Last weekend, Colleen and I hung out at a VW fest that was going on near our home in Crystal Lake, IL. And as we strolled through and looked at all the vintage VW cars, I noticed a lot of Grateful Dead stickers on the windows and other concert-related artifacts in the buses. And then [...]
As MTV reports, pop star Katy Perry, on Tuesday, played a show for her old high school Dos Pueblos in Santa Barbara. It was a fun time for the students and fans, but there’s a few unanswered questions we have to ask about the show, Perry’s past and the future of time travel with concert [...]
By the end of 2009, we had gathered up a very entertaining group of concert characters for our best (and worst) concert fans of the year list. So now that we’re half way through 2010, it’s time for a quick mid-year check-in so you can share your own funny, strange and inspiring fan sightings you’ve [...]
I can’t believe it’s been a year already. But it has. And to pay tribute to Michael Jackson’s death that occurred one year ago today, we have news about the special concert hosted by VoicePlate that will be going on tomorrow in Los Angeles, plus a collection of your favorite King of Pop links to [...]
Concert fan behavior continues to fascinate me. And though yesterday’s riot after the canceled Drake concert in NYC is nothing to be proud of for any concert fan, it’s still yet other curious case of concert fans gone wild that we’re more than happy to examine.