Music. History.
rollingstone:

Inside EDM’s gloving craze.


Popular music and dance almost always reflect the technology of the day. Part of the perpetual anxiety older generations express toward new music has less to do with melodies and harmonies—the core features of which have remained little changed for decades—than with the use of new and unfamiliar technologies to produce those melodies and to express coordinating body movements.

rollingstone:

Inside EDM’s gloving craze.

Popular music and dance almost always reflect the technology of the day. Part of the perpetual anxiety older generations express toward new music has less to do with melodies and harmonies—the core features of which have remained little changed for decades—than with the use of new and unfamiliar technologies to produce those melodies and to express coordinating body movements.

cbye:

Essential Reading.

I grew up on Hüsker Dü and the Replacements and Prince. [Minneapolis] is one of the earliest inspirations for “Portlandia,” actually. My band [Trenchmouth] was in Chicago but we would go up to Minneapolis because our label was up there. So we’d go play the Uptown [Bar], 7th Street Entry — all the time. We just loved the drive up there and always had really great shows. We’d eat at the Egg & I. It was my first exposure to that kind of self-made and curated lifestyle. You know, like the little coffee shops, and art galleries, people building record companies out of warehouses and their houses. All of that was sort of like, “Oh wow, you can actually make a nice life for yourself.” So Minneapolis was my first exposure to that.

Fred Armisen on ‘Portlandia’ and Minneapolis

http://www.vita.mn/arts/250002011.html

(via stuffaboutminneapolis)

nedison:

And the award for 'Greatest Ever String of Guest Album Appearances' goes to… ROBERT FRIPP!

nedison:

And the award for 'Greatest Ever String of Guest Album Appearances' goes to… ROBERT FRIPP!

rollingstone:

Listen to two exclusive clips from a newly surfaced 1968 John Lennon interview, where the Beatle discusses social change and a new magazine called Rolling Stone.
hagleyvault:

Drop a cent in the slot and listen to a phonograph record!
View of a customer at Loewy’s 1 cent arcade 14th street, New York.
Click here to view the image in our Digital Archives.

Y’all should follow Hagley vault. They post fascinating historical photos every day. Not all music related, but they have a great collection.

hagleyvault:

Drop a cent in the slot and listen to a phonograph record!

View of a customer at Loewy’s 1 cent arcade 14th street, New York.

Click here to view the image in our Digital Archives.

Y’all should follow Hagley vault. They post fascinating historical photos every day. Not all music related, but they have a great collection.

rollingstone:

55 years ago today a deadly plane crash took the lives of Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly. Look back at our 1969 feature on the Day the Music Died.

Multiple layers of music history…

rollingstone:

55 years ago today a deadly plane crash took the lives of Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly. Look back at our 1969 feature on the Day the Music Died.

Multiple layers of music history…

bothkindsofmusic:

Pete Seeger - Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

As the United States grew divided over the Vietnam War, Mr. Seeger wrote “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,” an antiwar song with the refrain “The big fool says to push on.” He performed the song during a taping of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in September 1967, his return to network television, but it was cut before the show was broadcast. After the Smothers Brothers publicized the censorship, Mr. Seeger returned to perform the song for broadcast in February 1968.

rollingstone:

Bob Dylan’s bootleg series is eyeing Blood on the Tracks for the next installment.

As a Minnesota music buff, Blood on the Tracks is still celebrated as something of a homecoming for Dylan. Members of the unheralded Minneapolis band still get together to perform.

rollingstone:

Bob Dylan’s bootleg series is eyeing Blood on the Tracks for the next installment.

As a Minnesota music buff, Blood on the Tracks is still celebrated as something of a homecoming for Dylan. Members of the unheralded Minneapolis band still get together to perform.