BOY - a contagious confection that has spread across the internet like wildfire. The Hamburg-based duo gets your toes tapping, mind playing, feet moving, emotions travelling, head thinking, hips jerking. But above all, they make music that brings a smile to your face. Imagine a mix of the art school elegance of Phoenix, the lively melodics of Feist and the emotional depth of Bon Iver. But to draw such comparisons is superficial and not especially helpful because what you miss is the originality of the BOY concept and the charisma of its two performers.
Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split's time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch. It\'s clear that the band\'s sound spans many different eras and subgenres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updated for our modern times.
Hollywood, Florida is not your typical beach town. The buildings, diners, and of course the beach appear frozen in the 1950's. Probably a result of the town's population boom happening in that era, a current drive down the streets feels like your moving through an R. Crumb drawing. Things seem exaggerated and a bit odd. The now mature population seems a caricature of their former selves.
Nevermind the constant threat of a cease and desist letter, when Carrie Brownstein tells you that your band name is weak, you change it. But it isn’t as simple as a name change for Philadelphia’s minimal noise pop duo Reading Rainbow, significant line up additions facilitated the adoption of a new moniker. So…drum roll please…as we reintroduce Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow, now a full-blown, Brownstein-approved, rock quartet. The name better represents the band’s evolving sound and is all around more badass and trippy as sh*t.
With five solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 15 million albums, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist. Named Latin Music’s “Star of The Decade” by Billboard, Juanes is both a GRAMMY and 17-time LATIN GRAMMY winner who has garnered more Top-5 hits (17) on the “Latin Pop Airplay” chart than any other artist since his chart bow in 2001. Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 7 ½ million fans. Join us for a special interview with Juanes.
Everyone knows the great exposure you can get from having your music licensed in a commercial, but how else can you get your music heard with the help of a brand? Hear how to maximize usage beyond the conventional sync. Learn how brands can benefit from you as a band or performer, and how your band is itself a brand.
At long last, music subscription services are gaining listeners and revenue. Where does the money come from and where does it go? How can artists keep track of this income? What impact do label deals have on this issue?
In this age of home-recording, is it counterintuitive to start a studio business? New studios keep popping up, offering talented producers and engineers a chance to realize their specific sonic visions. What is involved with setting up a new studio? How does one overcome financial and physical obstacles to establish a successful sound room?
For one hour each week, Brooklyn based twin brothers, Darin and Greg Bresnitz (aka Finger On The Pulse) host Heritage Radio Network’s premiere food and music show, Snacky Tunes. The brothers invite the country’s most relevant chefs, foodies, farmers, bands, DJs and label owners for a discussion on relevant culinary and musical topics. Join them in this live representation of their critically acclaimed radio show. Get advice on how to start your own show and breakthrough in the crowded spectrum of Internet radio.
Footage from Grulkefest, a public memorial, benefit concert and celebration of the late SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke. To learn more or to make a donation to the Graham Grulke Education Fund, visit http://www.sxsw.com/brent-grulke