Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Video Day #tzachill

FINALLY getting some new stuff from Sin Fang with this video for Hollow (and hoping for an album soon).  I was able to catch (part of) a great set by Whitney at the Pitchfork Music Festival, and am also enjoying their new video for Used To Be Lonely.  FKA Twigs just released this slow jam video feat. Future for holly terrain.

Bonus:  Apparat just release their new video for Heroist, with the following description:  "The Berlin-based musician enlisted UK Music Video Award winner Matilda Finn to present a creative response to his restless, snare-driven track. What unfolded was a sci-fi dream sequence made of hundreds of flickering clips expressing human ecstasy and pain."

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Video Day #tzaupbeat

I’m not much for karaoke, but I’d reconsider if they were all like this video for shy kids’ Backwards in Love.  Kitten has floated in and out of my radar these past couple years, but I’m liking what I see/hear with their new video for Memphis.  Dillon Francis releases this campy new video for Go Off (Nuthin’ 2 It).

Bonus:  !!! has a new album out and this new cartoon video for Couldn’t Have Known - which I’m pretty sure is not for kids.

Stolen Jars (9/10/19)

The concert options have been a little light lately, whether that be the holiday weekend, school starting, or what not.  I would have liked to see The Head & The Heart who were also performing this night - but being that I saw them at the Masonic all the way back in 2014, I knew it wasn’t going to be an expensive show at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.  I wanted to see something, and I was enjoying what I was hearing by Stolen Jars online.  They started early at Mahalls Locker Room and it was OK - a little rougher around the edges than their recorded stuff.

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BoomBox (9/7/19)

I was able to catch BoomBox back in early 2018 and had a great time dancing at that show.  I was thrilled to see they were coming back - and again - it was a party!  Their sound is completely accessible and danceable.  It draws a pretty trippy crowd too.

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones (8/31/19)

I made a last minute decision to head down to Columbus to catch a Midwest Fresh party, but prior to I met up with some friends at this free St. Paul & the Broken Bones performance in the Columbus Commons!  I was able to see them at a previous Nelsonville Music Festival and really appreciated their performance.  However for this one, it was mostly about party with friends I don’t see often.  Still - I caught some pics & video!

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St Paul  the Broken Bones  8 31 19

St Paul  the Broken Bones  8 31 19

Headspace (8/24/19)

Made it to another Headspace, this time in a “DIY Venue” that was wasn’t announced until the day of the party.  It was a cool little art space in this unsuspecting Cleveland east side neighborhood.  It was quite the experience, and a great time.

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Horns And Things (8/16/19)

Stumbled upon this excellent performance at the Music Settlement’s Bop Stop by Horns and Things.  An interesting perspective was noting the rich history of established jazz musicians in the area - something that isn’t necessarily reflected in today’s pop/rock community (as far as I know).

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Video: The Rise And Fall Of The Headphone Jack

Feels like this is an appropriate stroll down memory lane, considering today is the Apple Keynote.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Article: Unsigned Artists Are Generating More Income Than Ever Before, According to New Study

Right on!

"Artists without record labels generated $643.1 million in 2018, up 35% from the prior year, according to a new research survey conducted by the music distribution service and alternative record label Amuse alongside MIDIA Research. That represents a 3.3% share of recorded music revenues, up from 2.8% in 2017.

The findings, based on a survey conducted of more than 250 artists around the world, suggest that with alternatives to label deals expanding, independent artists are increasingly discovering new ways to generate income. As a result, labels are seen as less vital than ever to sustaining a career in music."

(Via Unsigned Artists Are Generating More Income Than Ever Before, According to New Study | Billboard.)

Monday, September 2, 2019

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Brockhampton continues releasing singles and videos, this time for If You Pray Right, which has lead up to another album release. Yeasayer released a tripped out video for their new single Let Me Listen In On You.  Jorja Smith has a hot new video for Be Honest feat. Burna Boy.
Bonus:  I never expected to be putting Sturgill Simpson in the #tzaupbeat category, but this new video/single make it pretty difficult to pin him down.  Read more about what he’s doing here.