Saturday, April 14, 2018

JANE: A Tribute to Rob Sherwood (3/31/18)

Finally getting my post up for the event: Disco Mafia presents JANE: A Tribute to Rob Sherwood at Sachsenheim Hall.  As I previously mentioned, I wasn’t privy to the prime days of Rob Sherwood and Cleveland dance, but this event was still precious.  Loved the space, the people, and getting to see all the vintage fliers for past shows.  Well, done.  When’s the next one?

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JANE A Tribute to Rob Sherwood  3 31 18

JANE A Tribute to Rob Sherwood  3 31 18

JANE A Tribute to Rob Sherwood  3 31 18

JANE A Tribute to Rob Sherwood  3 31 18

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Young Thug does it again with this great new video for Anybody feat. Nicki Minaj.  Tyler, The Creator just dropped some split screen realness for his video for OKRA.  Jessica 6 shows us The Storm Inside with her new video.

Bonus:  Big Freedia kicking you out by paying no Rent in their new music video. 

VOWWS / Choir Boy (3/30/18)

While we were there for Soft Kill, we only ended up staying long enough for Choir Boy and VOWWS to perform.  Their industrial 80’s sound struck a nice balance between vintage and contemporary.  Love this venue.

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VOWWS  4 30 18

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Video Day #tzachill

Janelle Monae’s new video for PYNK is EVERYTHING. SZA has a new video for Broken Clocks that goes full camp.  Leon Bridges brings back the Bad Bad News with his new video.

BONUS: Our own Marcus Alan Ward just released this slick new video LoveOutLoud!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Article: Bob Dylan Sings About Gay Love on New Compilation

Check it out!Unilove

"Bob Dylan appears on a new compilation EP that features ‘reimagined’ versions of wedding songs for gay couples. He has recorded a new version of the 1929 song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ but switched the pronoun to ‘He’s Funny That Way.’ Universal Love also features St. Vincent, who takes on the Crystals’ ‘And Then He Kissed Me’ (as ‘And Then She Kissed Me’). Kesha sings a switched-pronoun version of Janis Joplin’s ‘I Need a Man to Love.’ Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard covers the Beatles with ‘And I Love Him,’ and Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke covers the Temptations on ‘My Guy.’ Listen to the full EP below.

Universal Love was funded by MGM Resorts International and its songs are ‘intended to function as wedding anthems for same-sex couples,’ The New York Times reports."

(Via Bob Dylan Sings About Gay Love on New Compilation: Listen | Pitchfork.)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Article: Does traditional radio have a future? Bankruptcies, digital disruption cast doubt

Wow.  

Consumer+Radio"Radio, more specifically terrestrial radio, has survived, but questions of its long-term viability were amplified this month when iHeartMedia, the largest radio conglomerate in the U.S. with more than 850 stations, filed for bankruptcy. IHeart joins one of its competitors, Cumulus, owners of nearly 450 stations, in Chapter 11.

IHeart alone owns 12 radio stations in the Cleveland and Akron markets including Majic 105.7-FM, 106.5-FM The Lake and 96.5 KISS FM. Do their stations survive the company's current financial situation?"

(Via Does traditional radio have a future? Bankruptcies, digital disruption cast doubt | cleveland.com.)

Fromt the same article:

"'The reality is those radio stations are not going away,' he said. 'iHeart's bankruptcy has nothing to do with WTAM, WGAR or WMMS and everything to do with the fact they paid 20 or 30 times what those stations were worth to get them. Now, they can't pay the interest on them. That has nothing to do with the radio stations themselves.'"

(Via Does traditional radio have a future? Bankruptcies, digital disruption cast doubt | cleveland.com.)