Music and Sports Combine for World Unity

This weekend, the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament will begin at several stadiums in South Africa. This is the most popular sporting event worldwide, and after four years, the worldwide audience is eager to have all the arguments settled and a champion crowned. I think Italy won last time, and there was that controversial […]

SXSW 2009 Shocker: Fela Documentary on Geffen!

BLK JKS at NPR Music's SXSW 2009 Showcase

A growing number of world music, hip hop and metal acts performing at this year’s SXSW gave me a good indication that the bias towards roots rock at previous conventions is eroding. One of the best bands I saw was BLK JKS , at the NPR […]

NPR Music at SXSW

In the past few years, NPR Music has grown into a powerful force in exposing new music. Yesterday at SXSW, there was a very informative panel hosted by Fast Company featuring top correspondents Bob Boilen (All Songs Considered) and Carrie Brownstein (Monitor Mix). They spent an hour or so describing how they listen to music […]