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iTunes Festival 2012: 30 nights of free music

Now Available on Apple TV It may not be the biggest music festival in the world, but it's probably the longest and most accessible.  From September 1 - 30, 2012, you can catch the iTunes Music Festival on your computer, iOS device -- and for the first time this year -- through an Apple TV [...]

By | September 3rd, 2012|Gig Bag, iThing|

The Humble Music Bundle: 6 Artists, 2 Charities + tip

Name your price and download in mp3 or flac - linux compatible! The Humble Indie Music Bundle pulls together music from 5 artists and an opportunity to donate to 2 charities.  You name your price, and you decide how the money is divvied up.  The default split gives 65% to the artists, 20% to the [...]

By | July 29th, 2012|Gig Bag|

An Evening of New Music: Zoe Keating, Noveller & LESQ

An interview with Jonathan Matis On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Zoe Keating, Noveller, and the Low End String Quartet (LESQ) came together at the CenterStage in Reston, Virginia for an evening of new music. LESQ started the night with compositions from founder Jonathan Matis, and closed their set with premieres of new works commissioned from [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Alt-Classical, Gig Bag|

Fab Faux at GW Lisner in DC 5/4/12: Promo Code FAB

From the Cavern to the Rooftop: This Friday in Washington, DC In their 6th annual visit to DC, the five core band members of the Fab Faux will perform the rock and roll music of the Beatles from the early days at the Cavern Club to their very last show on the rooftop. The band [...]

By | April 30th, 2012|Gig Bag| and the future of music

Free HD video production and global distribution for your music If you're making music the world needs to hear, and your best concert footage was captured on a flip-phone, you should check out Founded by brothers Chris and Nick Hansen, works with emerging artists to capture performances in HD video and high-quality audio [...]

By | February 19th, 2012|Gig Bag, music industry|

Cover My World: Super Sunday Spectacular!

Walk off the Earth covers Goyte & a special Madonna cover from Jane Lui It's been a while since we've seen a cover that was mind-trippingly good enough to warrant a new installment of Cover My World.  Well here it is.  Five players (L-R): percussion, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, and effects. One instrument: Epiphone [...]

By | February 4th, 2012|Gig Bag, Songs|

MMT: Top Eleven Things from 2011

The year of Apple, artists, and unanswered questions As we reflect on 2011 through the lens of MMT statistics, it's not surprising to see that Apple dominated the year from multiple angles.  Apple's iCloud service was the subject of this year's most popular post, and 6 of the top 11 stories had ties to Apple [...]

By | December 31st, 2011|Gig Bag|

2011 Holiday gift guide for music & audio geeks (part 4)

The 1% Edition - gifts under $4,000 The Anvil "Alloy Convertible" Turntable - $1,600 Finally, an heirloom quality turntable with a cast iron plinth (base) and a proprietary cast alloy non-magnetic platter.  Made in Detroit, USA. Sennheiser HD800 Headphones - $1,499.95   Calling these "headphones" simply will not do. For this is the Sennheiser HD800 [...]

By | December 18th, 2011|Gig Bag, Tech|

2011 Holiday gift guide for music & audio geeks (part 3)

Pink Floyd back catalogue immersion edition Pink Floyd - Back Catalogue Poster Print - $0.01 + 3.99 shipping When design studio Hipgnosis was commissioned to create a tv commercial for Pink Floyd's back catalogue, they came up with five ideas.  Although the "catalogue of backs" concept didn't make it to the commercial, EMI had Storm [...]

By | December 6th, 2011|Gig Bag|

2011 Holiday gift guide for music & audio geeks (part 2)

Thanksgiving Thingamagoop Thinglink Edition - gifts under $200 Thingamagoop 2 - $160 (built) (hover and poke the thingamgoops in the eye for a demo)The music and audio geek in your life is sure to be thankful after unwrapping a Thingamagoop 2. The T2 marries the original analog Thingamagoop with a digital synthesizer you control with [...]

By | November 24th, 2011|Drums, Gig Bag, Tech|