Fabulous. Fantastic. Phenomenal. This month marks the thirteenth anniversary of the faux five, which puts them a couple years past what the fab four were able to manage. What is it that keeps them together, and has kept their fans coming back for well over a decade? The Fab Faux played Lisner Auditorium in Washington, [...]
Record Store Day is the third Saturday in April, which means this year the festivities take place on April 16, 2011. Click on the official seal of for an impassioned plea from Ambassador Ozzy Osborne. Go! Now!! Here's what you need to know: Participating Stores Special Releases Artist Quotes This is the one [...]
Among the influences listed on Atomic Tom's Facebook page are The Cure, The Smiths, and New Order (twice). The UK Pop/Rock sound of the 80's comes through on many of the cuts from their first full-length record, The Moment. Recorded not in a home studio, but in an apartment studio in Brooklyn, The Moment explores [...]
An Interview with Brian Hazard This guest post is by Jon Ostrow (@miccontrol) of MicControl, a music blogging community that bridges the gap between musicians and music bloggers. Whether you record from the comfort of your own home or pay for some studio time, mastering your music is a critical part of the [...]
What is success in the new music industry? Damian Kulash, lead singer and guitarist for OK Go, spoke about the music industry at the Future of Music Summit in Washington, DC in October 2010. Saying that the old model (selling records) was broken, he stressed that the new model "doesn't have to be just one [...]
After appearing at the Dear New Orleans Benefit Concert Tuesday night, DC native and OK Go front-man Damian Kulash was interviewed by NPR's Neda Ulaby to close out the summit on Wednesday. In an amiable conversation, Damian covered the history of OK Go videos, the embedding controversy, and the split with EMI. An Economic History [...]
T Bone Burnett stuns the audience at the 2010 Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit by suggesting that musicians "stay completely away from the internet."
The Paradox of Choice and Learning to Savor Your Music I’ve had a nagging feeling that the thousands of songs spread among my multiple iThings and iTunes libraries are beginning to taunt me. Since I’m old enough to have actually worked in a record store, I can remember the excitement when new releases arrived each [...]
Composer Jason Robert Brown tries an experiment to stop unauthorized file sharing of his sheet music, and finds himself in an email battle with a teenage girl. Should you pay for music, should you give it away for free? Is there a future for artists who refuse to tweet?
The Long Playing Microgroove Record (LP) turns 62, with a look at the best and worst album covers of all time.