Americana World Headquarters host and primary programmer for SXSWfm, Kevin Connor, has a pretty simple explanation for his beloved musical genre: “where folk, rock, country, blues, bluegrass, soul and so many sounds come together.”
Mr. Connor highlighted his picks for the top Americana releases of 2014 on yesterday’s episode....
On Saturday’s episode of Bonafide Jams, our resident Aussie DJ Cori Burford ran down her list of top hip-hop tracks of 2014. Browse her top albums list (in no particular order) below.
- Live Nation buys ownership stake in C3 Presents
Story from Austin Business Journal.
- YouTube challenger lets music fans call the shots
Story from NY Times.
- 2014: When songwriters burned the chorus and built the bridge
Post from The ...
- Why independent music fans need real net neutrality
Post from Pitchfork.
- Ardent Studios founder, Big Star producer John Fry dies
Obituary from Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
- The years most insidious, relentless earworms
Post from LA Times. ...
We’re closing out the 2014 portion of Four on the Floor with an appropriate theme: SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artists who have recorded holiday music. Whether it’s covers of traditional holiday tunes or original songs, we hope you find some joy in listening to these artists.
An incredibly small portion of the millions of recordings that have been created over time have become “classic” parts of our culture. But there is a greater number of amazing records that were pressed once and buried in time.
Reissuing Records: (Re)introducing Lost Classics at the 2015 SXSW Music...