Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Video Day #chill

This Video Day is a who’s who of TZA favorites!  WOODS announced a new expanded version of their latest album Strange to Explain with this video for Waiting Around For A New Me. Heartless Bastards just released this blistering new social commentary video for How Low. Xavier Rudd announced a new album with this soothing video for Stoney Creek.

Bonus:  So nice to see Martha Wainwright is coming out with some new music, along with this new video for Love Will Be Reborn, off her new release on 8/20.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Starting off with something new today, this video for Darker Place by Rachel Chinouriri is excellent. Loving the new music by The Go! Team, continuing with this video for Pow.  Channel Tres is everywhere these days (!) including in this new song & video for Palms with Gus Dapperton!

Bonus:  Jake Shears is still working on a new album, but is dropping some retro flair with his new sing/video for Do The Television.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Article: Live Nation is wiring more than 60 venues for livestreaming

Well I guess it still makes sense… 

"This is potentially a brilliant business move, because not only will livestreaming repeatedly capture superfans who would happily spend an evening and $120-$600 on tickets, but it will increase access for fans whose towns and budgets do not align with tours. Perhaps more critically, it will reach the many (many) semi-fans who would not tromp through crowds to see Pink, but would totally pay $15-40 to project her onto their living room wall.

Other soon-to-be-livestreaming venues range from clubs to amphitheaters. They include House of Blues locations in Chicago and New Orleans; The Filmore venues in San Francisco and Philadelphia; The Gorge in George, Washington; and Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. So far artists including Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Brandi Carlile have performed livestreams."

(Via Live Nation is wiring more than 60 venues for livestreaming.)

Article: Live Music Should Be More Accessible For Disabled Fans

YES.  Yes it should.

"There are other ways venues, bands, and booking agents can build a more inclusive environment. Maja Liv Groves, the founder of Queers to the Front, a booking agency and music company 'prioritizing all marginalized people, which very much includes people with all sorts of disabilities,' has historically asked venues who host her bands to go above and beyond the status quo for disabled accommodations. 'I definitely experienced things where I would ask for a ramp to the entrance to the venue and they'd ask if I was disabled and I'd reply, 'does it matter?,' said Groves. 'If you want the show to be accessible, you should want everybody to have access to the show, not just your performer.' Other measures include asking to remove stroboscope lighting for people with photosensitivity or epilepsy, accessible unisex restrooms, and other easy solutions. 'Everybody has different accessibility needs,' said Dykema. 'What is accessible to me doesn't necessarily mean it's fully accessible to everybody.'"

(Via Live Music Should Be More Accessible For Disabled Fans.)