Article: Countdown to Veckatimest
The Grizzly Bears boys must be exhausted. Everywhere you turn, from the The New Yorker to blogs big and small, their faces grace yet another insightful interview or glowing review. They’ve probably generated enough buzz to last them through to their next album. What the Internet does not need then is more commentary (or even…
Article: How f'ing romantic
comic by Dani Lurie This is what the internet is for: How Fucking Romantic is a brand new, wicked cool blog that’s illustrating the Magnetic Fields album “69 Love Songs,” one by one: We are a loose collection of mostly London-based comic-artists, illustrators and writers, who have grown up listening to the Magnetic Fields and…
Article: SUNFiltered fave music videos
To end your work week on a musical note, each Friday we plan to bring you a roundup of some of our favorite and most creative music videos circulating around the Internets. Here’s our first selection – more after the jump.
Over 1300 paintings were created for this video. [Via]
Article: Jazz history in iTunes U
I’ve been using the iTunes Music Store pretty much since the day it launched, but I’ve never really spent any time poking around iTunes U, the section of the store devoted to podcasts, videotaped lectures, and other content from universities, museums, and similar institutions. Participants include the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern, the…
ARTURO SANDOVAL SHAKING THINGS UP ON PERCUSSION BETWEEN SETS WITH ARTURO SANDOVAL (PART 2): Sundancechannel.com caught up with the legendary Cuban-born trumpeter, composer, pianist, percussionist and, yes, scatter (!) between shows at the world-famous Iridium Jazz Club just north of Times Square in New York City this past Saturday night. Be sure to read Part…
Article: Tax form dress
In preparation for a performance her band booked for April 15th, Tax Day, singer Britt Savage created this topical dress from strips of the pink Child and Dependent Care 1040A forms as well as some individual tax forms. Hope you remembered to file, kids!
Sure, you’ve heard about environmental efforts by Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam, and Neil Young. But Eco Elvis? That’s right, babuh: a handful of lesser-known acts have gone “all green all the time,” with music focused on lightening their (and our) footprint on the planet. Eco Elvis: “Born” in 1997, this Kansas City-based Elvis impersonator has…
Watch a quietly captivating unofficial music video concept for the catchy single, Sabali from Malian duo Amadou & Mariam. Their hotly anticipated album Welcome to Mali was recently released stateside on March 24. You can stream the entire album on their website. I’ll never look at two empty chairs the same way again! And here’s…
Someone once said, “Trying to discuss music is like trying to dance about architecture.” Or maybe it was “Talking about music…,” or perhaps “Writing about music…”
They’re finally here, episodes 1 and 2 of Sundancechannel.com’s newest series of digital shorts, CASSIDY LOVES MOBY. In these first two episodes, we are introduced to Cassidy, an intense little doll, that has been haunted by recurring dreams of musician and recording artist, Moby. Compelled to understand the meaning of these visions from her unconscious, she embarks on a quest to meet Moby at Sundance in Park City, Utah where he reports he will be in attendance in his blog. Will Cassidy find her answers? Will meeting the man of her dreams bring her peace of mind? Will she and Moby hook up?!? Find out by watching the first two episodes in this hilarious 4 part series.
CASSIDY LOVES MOBY is a series of four short films starring Moby and a curvy plastic Barbie-type doll that falls in love with him at the Sundance Film Festival. The films were shot on location at Sundance ’08, where Moby appeared and performed with his band “The Little Death.”
Article: Being Prepared
In a brilliant display of color and music, the second act of David Driver’s SOMETIMES THE DREAM IS REAL confronts the media’s portrayal of the presidential race.