Those crazy kids over at Resident Advisor went and did the seemingly impossible, interviewing over 50 people to get the complete(ish) story of Detroit’s annual techno festival. They even talked to URB’s own Detroit native Joshua Glazer. From Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin to Paxahau and the Mayor of Detroit, it’s a serious read.
To explain the many twists and turns of the festival thus far, we turned to the people that were directly involved. Artists, promoters, city officials, journalists, more than 50 in all, presenting an oral history of Detroit’s electronic music festival. READ
With Earth Day (4/22) here, the question as to how the music industry can and has gone green is important. We’ve experienced concerts with environmental initiatives, album artwork printed with vegan dyes, soft packs instead of jeweled CD cases, artist contributions made to organizations, press releases with philanthropic undertones, but has the music industry as a whole gone green? I can’t confidently say yes. …MORE
If you thought that THE ROOTS, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, LINKIN PARK, SHERYL CROW, WILLIE NELSON, MAROON 5, BONNIE RAITT, THE BARENAKED LADIES, & GUSTER had nothing in common…you thought wrong. Each of these artists/groups are founding members of the recently launched GREEN MUSIC GROUP.
A project of the non-profit organization Reverb (known for greening the tours of DRAKE & BEN HARPER among those names listed above) GMG is a large-scale, high-profile environmental coalition of musicians, industry leaders and music fans using their collective power to bring about widespread environmental change within the music industry and around the globe.
“Leading by example, Green Music Group facilitates large-scale greening of the …
We’ll admit, it’s kinda a slow news Friday for those who aren’t running around Austin for SXSW. Fortunately, we’re just getting around to watching this clips of The xx performing “Islands” on Jimmy Fallon. Watching this band live is really a lesson on drum pad-subtlety (not something you usually get when folks are rocking the MPC). We’re also reminded that we never had a Shamrock shake this year. Anyone know if McDonalds is still serving?
Last night, Erykah Badu kicked off a run of TV appearances with a stop off on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Erykah performed her infectious single “Window Seat,” appropriately with The Roots, as it was co-produced by Badu and some key Soulquarians (?uestlove on the drums, James Poyser on the keys). In the coming weeks E has scheduled televised appearances on The Wendy Williams Show (3/25), Good Day New York (3/26), Jimmy Kimmel Live (3/30), The Wanda Sykes Show (4/3), Chelsea Lately (4/5), and The Mo’Nique Show (TBA). New Amerykah Part Two: Return of The Ankh will be out March 30th.