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WHITperson -- aka Marc Whitman or simply "Whit" -- is a long-time LMB contributor known for his in-depth posting style and his knack for crafting interesting podcasts. Whit currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's building up his web development chops and hoping to put his technical skills towards something interesting in the music world. Follow his updates over at whitperson.com...
As we lead up to Phish's upcoming three-night run at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado, I thought it'd be fun to speculate about what the band might bust out during what has now become an annual (and infamous) run of shows in the Denver metro area. Two years ago the band opened up a new approach to their...
It looks like we've got yet another summer festival on our hands here in NYC. The inaugural Catalpa Festival is set to take place July 28-29 on Randall's Island and they've announced their initial lineup, including The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, TV on the Radio, and Umphrey's McGee in the top slots. Per the festival's promoters, they'll host a...
Camp Bisco -- the Disco Biscuits' annual music festival now in its 11th year -- has released their initial 2012 lineup via RollingStone.com, with The Disco Biscuits sharing headlining duties with dubstep powerhouses Bassnectar and Skrillex. Rounding out the rest of the lineup is a nice mix of DJs (Amon Tobin's ISAM, A-Trak, MiMOSA), live electronic bands (Big Gigantic,...
The Boss delivered the keynote speech at SXSW down in Austin this week, and it's definitely worth a watch. As with much of his music, Springteen's speech is centered around great storytelling. It also comes with a nice dose of Rock and Roll history. Descriptive, thoughtful, inspiring. Good stuff.
Well, this is an interesting move. Fresh off of their acquisitions of BigChampagne and Setlist.fm, Live Nation Labs has now established the "LN Labs fund" to invest in promising startups in the live music tech space. They're officially describing the fund as "a vehicle for strategic investment, partnership and mentoring of the world's most innovative early stage technologies and...
UPDATE (3/26): the lineup announcement was due today but delayed; we'll have any updates on this as they become available. In case you missed it the Allman Brothers Band has announced a new festival for this year. The Peach Music Festival is slated for August 10-12 at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. We can assume multiple sets by the Allman...
The Roots have announced the lineup for the 5th annual Roots Picnic which takes place June 2-3 at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. The lineup includes: The Roots, Kid Cudi, De La Soul (backed by The Roots), Wale, Major Lazer, Diplo, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, Moosh & Twist, Flosstradamus, Stretch Armstrong, The Hood Internet, Star Slinger,...
Per the now-standard band promo video, we've seen bands play in all sorts of random places...from the insides of cabs, in boiler rooms, on odd-colored couches, on the tops of buildings, and so on and so forth. But I've personally never seen a band play at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Enter LMB fave The Barr Brothers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT5cFJTFA50 The...
Man, the live music tech scene has really picked up over the last few weeks. First, Thrillcall launched a mobile app that adds last-minute ticketing offers to its concert database service. Next, Google added concert info to their artist search results. Then, Setlist.fm got bought by Live Nation. A day later, Superglued also got acquired. And the day after...
Baltimore's untz-tastic electronic music fest, the Starscape Festival, just released their full 2012 lineup over on their Facebook page, This year's "Garden of Eden" event includes Conspirator, Flux Pavilion, Ghostland Observatory, Mimosa, Wolfgang Gartner, and Beats Antique, as well as a bunch of other DJs and bands playing live dance music. Starscape 2012 takes place on Saturday, June...

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