Two newish sites that I hope you’ll visit as they promise to be forums for intelligent conversation via music:
- Jazzcorner’s Speakeasy: From the fine jazz website comes this message board with Top 10’s, reviews and discussions about ECM Records, Musicians Resources, festivals, politics, classifieds and even a place to chat with jazz musicians. Great idea and it’s already getting a lot of traffic (thousands of posts there at last count).
- Bluegum blog courtesy of “black rock critic Kandia Crazy Horse & performance studies scholar Tavia Nyong’o” where they’re now discussing the recent Black Performance Theory conference. Admittedly, I work with KCH sometimes at my zine but even if I didn’t, I’d still be a fan of her ultra-thoughtful critical work.
// Notes from the Road
"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.READ the article