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The sound of interstellar space and how to fold space-time

The marvelous Maria Popova recently brought two stories on space and sound to our attention. First, NASA informed the citizens of earth today that Voyager has made it to interstellar space (about 12 billion miles away), and sent us this sound of an explosion on the sun. Then, a video tutorial on how to fold [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|Gig Bag|

Bleu: To Hell With You on tour September 11-19, 2013

Tour starts right this minute, will end before you know it PledgeMusic is sponsoring their first-ever tour, starring MMT Featured Artist and capitalization anarchist Bleu. All of this is part of a vast conspiracy to promote his fifth album To Hell With You.  THWY trades in power-pop for electro-pop, with well-reviewed results. If you don't know Bleu [...]

By | September 11th, 2013|Gig Bag|

Future of Music Summit in DC: October 28-29, 2013

Future of Music Coaltition examines how to improve the music ecosystem 2013 marks the 12th Future of Music Summit, which will again be held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for academics, entrepreneurs, fans, lawyers, managers, marketers, musicians, policy makers, students, and technologists. Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national education, research, and advocacy nonprofit [...]

By | September 7th, 2013|Gig Bag, music industry|

The Inaugural Millennial Ball + Inauguration Eve at M Central

LLF Partners with M Central to bring Music to Inauguration Weekend Listen Local First (LLF) is joining forces with M Central to bring music to the 2013 Millennial Base Camp Celebration in DC.  M Central is a pop-up art + creative space at 700 H Street NE  that will serve as the most accessible and [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|Gig Bag|

oneTesla: a DIY Singing Tesla Coil

"We all share a love of high voltage, and a belief that doing is the best way of learning." A DIY kit for a solid-state Tesla coil that plays music, shoots 2-foot-long sparks, and teaches you electronics. Have some extra Christmas cash? Then treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of learning - [...]

By | January 3rd, 2013|Gig Bag, Tech|

How Music Works: digital edition – what have we lost?

Byrne, Bookstores, and Black Friday Do you miss bookstores? I do. In a letter to subscribers announcing the eBook availability of How Music Works, David Byrne shares his conflicted feelings about the digital edition: I like eBooks. I like physical books, too. It's sad to watch bookstores disappear as more and more folks buy their [...]

By | November 23rd, 2012|Gig Bag, music industry|

2012 Holiday gift guide for music and audio geeks

Fiscal Cliff Edition - Gifts under $50 RHA MA-350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - $39.95 Anxious over the coming fiscal apocalypse?  Let your loved ones soothe themselves with music delivered by these handsome noise-isolating earphones.  They use passive noise reduction (the good kind), which  protects your ears since you can listen at lower volumes.  [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|Gig Bag|

LLF Celebrates 1st Birthday at the Black Cat in DC – 10/19/12

DC music advocate Listen Local First is celebrating their first birthday with a special show at the Black Cat featuring the DC-based touring collective "The 9 Songwriter Series". The show presents 9 musicians, featured over the past year by LLF, collaborating with one another to make for a night of great DC-based music. The lineup [...]

By | October 18th, 2012|Gig Bag|

5 tips for better low-budget music videos

This guest post is from Peter Gavin of GigMasters, who advises: If your dream is to be the next Spielberg, this post is NOT for you. This is for anyone who has no clue on how to make a video.   You should shoot in the best quality possible, but you don’t want [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Gig Bag, Tech|