Mike Watt + the Missingmen Shove Off

Watt books counter-clockwise in Spring

Watt and the guys “shoved off” for their big tour of 51 cities in 52 days today with a show in Santa Barbara.

According to the watt from his hootpage, “my third opera “hyphenated-man” is out now on my own clenchedwrench label. the japanese release was through parabolica back […]

Portishead Promotes New Album, with Caveats

Portishead: Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Geoff Barrow

Not coincidentally, Portishead recently sent a message to fans about their new recordings. In announcing their album, leader Geoff Barrow has told NME what not to expect from the band, and most of it aligns with the strict control over their image and music that has […]

Ping! Gets a Bump from The Beatles

Apple's latest iTunes update includes music by the Beatles themselves.

The Beatles‘ music has finally been made available via the iTunes store, and while the music reaching a younger people is important on many levels, financially and culturally the band’s presence coincides with two new iTunes-based services, Ping! and iTunes LP.

Why simply sell […]

Guggenheim Museum's Social Media Talent Search

Guggenheim YouTube Play

Just a few blocks down 5th Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art recently promoted itself via a Flickr account where it asked visitors to upload their pictures. But the Guggenheim’s social media campaign via YouTube includes the promise of participants’ work being considered as art for the museum itself. As a […]

Lee Ritenour's Chops + Social Media = 6 String Theory

It takes many guitars to make a Lee Ritenour album!

“One day, I just had this vision. Maybe it was inspired by YouTube, the way you can spend an hour on there and see clips of every amazing guitar player under the sun. Or maybe it was inspired by the fact that I love […]