Bob Boilen is at his first SXSW this year, and true to form, the hippest show on National Public Radio is broadcasting,streaming and podcasting a great lineup of concerts from Austin over the next few days, (starting with REM‘s hotly anticipated show at Stubbs tonight). Here’s the full lineup of ASC concerts for SXSW 2008:
Expected to raise the bar of online video to that of network-quality programming, upcoming web series quarterlife was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the creative team behind thirtysomething and My So-Called Life. Centering around a group of creative people in their twenties, the series describes realistically the emotional highs and lows of what it means to come of age in the 21st Century. The series, consisting of 36 eight-minute segments, will be found on quarterlife.com, as well as MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook.
More than just a video series, quarterlife is also a multimedia social networking portal intended to facilitate creativity across a wide range of pursuits, from photography to painting to writing to design-a place where young people can network, find support, and even find the next step in their careers.
Serving as the hub of the property, the quarterlife website will feature not only the video series, but also character profiles, behind-the-scenes videos, and content channels built out for each creative pursuit the site will cover.
Spinner.com (AOL baby!) continues to get things right with three stellar acts (and bumpershine favorites) over the past three weeks on their Interface Podcast. You can subscribe to the Interface Podcast (via iTunes) here.
My podcast collection has really swelled over the past year, (and the majority probably aren’t even musical), but here are the ones that I think are good places to discover new music and hear live concerts.
CBC Radio 3 Audio Podcast (Go Grant!)
CBC Radio Video Podcast (New!)
CBC R3-30 Podcast
CBC New Music Canada Track of the Day
Pop Montreal Podcast
All Songs Considered
NY Times Music Popcast
APM Sound Opinions on Demand
KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic
The Interface from Spinner.com (This used to be great when it was audio only)
In The Attic (with Rachel Fuller and Pete Townshend)
WFUV’s Take Five
WFUV’s Music Review
World Cafe Live: Live Tunes Podcast
Live on Fair Game (Really kickin’ lately)
IndieFeed: Alternative/Modern Rock Music
IndieFeed: Alternative/Indie Pop Music
Did I miss anything? Feel free to add your own in the comments.
PS I really wanted to add apple’s “phobos” links to this post, but those links are a real bitch to get from iTunes. Sorry folks you’ll have to do own searching.
“Webcasters found possible legislative help Thursday in their fight against a dramatic increase in music royalty rates, but they still have no solution for Internet radio’s most pressing problem: the bills are due on May 14.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) upheld a March 1 decision to nearly triple the royalty rates for music played over Internet radio stations, retroactive to January of last year. The first payments are due in three weeks.
Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) filed the Internet Radio Equality Act, which would vacate the CRB decision and apply the same royalty rate-setting standard to commercial Internet and satellite radio.” Read Full Story
Perusing the old Podcast directory and I noticed that a few good things have popped up in the past few days, so I thought I would mention them here. On April 17th, The Sound Of Young America had the comedian and songwriter known as Ted Leo (some live tracks from that interview are available separately, here, here and here). On April 19th, Fresh Air had media muckraker (and Wikipedia founder) Jimmy Wales and comedy troupe Human Giant (who were also on TSOYA on 04/03/07 and featured on Juxtaviews on 04/04/07 ). While Terry always gives a good interview, it kind of bothered me that she didn’t ask Jimmy anything about Citizendium or Eric Goldman’s prediction about the demise of Wikipedia within the next four years. Jimmy if you’re reading this, feel free to chime in with your opinion in the comments.
Just noticed there was a new episode of Tiki Bar TV released the other day. Lala and the gang haven’t been around for a while, as this is the first new episode since November 2006. Check it out on their website, or on iTunes; it’s fairly ridiculous as always.
I’ve been meaning to blog about PRI’s Fair Game with Faith Salie for a few weeks now, but this recent string of quality musical guests gave me the extra push I needed. I could try and sum up Fair Game in my own words, but I think the PRI website does a pretty good job. Here’s what they say about it:
“Fair Game” is a satirical news and entertainment, weekday evening program. Hosted by Faith Salie, possibly the only Rhodes Scholar who performs comedy intentionally, “Fair Game” covers the important stories of the day and uses insightful humor to tease out what it all means. The show also features newsmaker and celebrity interviews, live music and regular appearances by the country’s best comedians.
Fair Game is available via Podcast in two forms, just the music, (which you can get here), and the full show, (which you can get here). As I noted in the title of this post, in the recent weeks Fair Game has hosted a number of live acts in the studio including: Grizzly Bear, Fujiya and Miyagi, Deerhoof, El Perro del Mar and The Wrens.