|• Jul 26-28 Tomorrowland EM Fest (Belgium)
• Jul 26-27 Timber! #1 (Carnation WA)
• Aug 2-4 Lollapalooza (Chi)
MASH In 2003 S.F., Bootie became “the first club night in the U.S. dedicated solely to the burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup — and is now the biggest mashup event in the world…” Logically then, Bootie Blog is where you plug into this phenom. [via MeFi]
AUD Interview with Portlander Christopher Kirkley, collector of Music From Saharan Cell Phones. Hear examples and learn about his subject on his site Sahel Sounds. The ‘Sahel’ is a semi-arid strip of sub-Saharan Africa, where
MIX CDM points to a 3-hour dance mix by Berlin DJ and producer nd_baumecker over on Soundcloud. Andi works the Boiler Room at the forbidding-looking techno/house club Berghain, which owns the Ostgut Ton label.
MIX/AUD Headphone Commute shares an unseasonably melodic and varied mix called Projections on Indonesia from UK project Olan Mill (1 hr). And an interview. More: Say Hi to Strangers stream from new music blog A Closer Listen (50m), which has plenty more streams to explore. And long, thorough writeups as well, like this brand-new one about the recent Mutek 2013.
VID Portishead at Glastonbury 2013 (71m, SLYT) [via MeFi]
PAST Over on Reddit, HedonisteEgoiste muses on which of today’s hits will be classics in 20 years. “The ones that will be remembered are the ones that are considered particularly good by people that aren’t neccesarrily into pop music, but like the occasional hit…. Things unlikely to be remembered are anything that goes with exactly what is popular.” And Hwacha’s giving it a lot of thought.
(I’d bet on the Youtube votes.)
AUD The University of Texas is still streaming online the 55-hour audio music documentary series Pop Chronicles (of the 50s and 60s), written narrated and produced by Texas native John Gilliland. First aired on Feb. 9, 1969, they include audio clips from 180 interviews with musicians!
MP3 ARSC The Man on the Beat:
John Gilliland and The Pop Chronicles (36m).
NEEDS TUNING? Steinway & Sons, a US company born in NYC on March 5, 1853 – and makes world-famous pianos in Queens that sell for $50,000 a pop – has been sold. To a NY private equity firm.
VID 5-minute tour.
………………… May-June 2013 AUDs & ENDs