Friday, February 17, 2012

"480 Minutes" - new Xiu Xiu

Hello and welcome 480 Minutes, the weekly marathon live hosted radio show highlighting the newest BAGeL Radio playlist additions, of which there are many today.

This week we will debut new music by Breton (London, England), Churches (Oakland, CA), Dog Day (Halifax, Canada), Estrogen Highs (New Haven, CT), Gold Fields (Ballarat, Australia), My Best Fiend (Brooklyn, NY), Perfume Genius (Seattle, WA), Plants And Animals (Montreal, Canada), The Shrouded Strangers (Oakland, CA), Terry Malts (San Francisco, CA), The Twilight Sad (Kilsyth, Scotland),  Jamie Woon (London, England), and Xiu Xiu (San Jose, CA).

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This week I was fortunate enough to attend the 10th San Francisco Music Tech Summit and am happy to report that the tenor of the music/tech discussion appears to have changed.  With each summit the speakers, panelists, and attendees seem less tied to the old music business model of selling shiny plastic discs (while ripping off the artists who created the art) while moving more towards a future of streaming media and subscription services.

Still, the RIAA continues doing hateful shit like pushing bad legislation, pressuring Google to stop doing what it does, maintaining misguided monopolistic middle-men like SoundExchange to ensure that most revenues get funneled to them and not to artists, and stomping on legitimate businesses they don't like...but the tide is clearly turning against them.  It was the most encouraging music/tech conference I've been to yet -- as you've read here many times before, the music industry is fine and dandy, it's the paleolithic recorded music industry that's in trouble.

There is a good write-up of SF MusicTech X over on Hypebot.

Next week is the Digital Media Forum East conference...if I can find a cheap flight to NYC, I'll be there, too!

Trainwreck Riders/ The Blank Tapes/ The Human Condition @ The Independent 2/17
Gomez/ Hey Rosetta! @ The Fillmore 2/18
The Darkness @ The Fillmore 2/21
Cursive @ Amoeba Music (Haight Street, SF) 2/21 7pm
% Flaming Lips/ Release The Sunbird @ Bimbo's 2/21
% Craig Finn/ Sad Baby Wolf/ Mount Moriah/ Ash Reiter @ Bottom of the Hill 2/21
% Okay/ The Drift/ Martha Grover @ Cafe du Nord 2/21
% The Fresh & Onlys/ Disappears/ Talkdemonic/ Churches @ Bottom of the Hill 2/22
% Papercuts/ Sonny & The Sunsets @ The Independent 2/22
% Cursive/ Ume/ Virgin Islands/ Taxes @ Great American Music Hall 2/22
% Built To Spill @ The Fillmore 2/23
% Thao/ John Vanderslice @ Bottom of the Hill 2/23
% The Soft Pack/ Shannon And The Clams/ Fidlar/ Surf Club @ Cafe du Nord 2/23
Big Black Delta/ New Diplomat @ 330 Rtich 2/23
Jolie Holland/ Waytt Hesemeyer @ The New Parish (Oakland) 2/23
% Two Gallants @ Edinburgh Castle 2/23 & 2/24
% Veronica Falls/ Bleached/ Brilliant Colors/ Lilac @ Rickshaw Stop 2/24
Concrete Blonde/ Jim Bianco @ Bimbo's 2/24
% Wye Oak/ Sea Of Bees/ Social Studies @ The Independent 2/24
% Bob Mould @ Bottom of the Hill 2/24
% Imperial Teen/ 20 Minute Loop/ Hollerado/ Giggle Party @ Cafe du Nord 2/24
Adam Ant @ The Regency Grand 2/24
G. Love & Special Sauce @ The Fillmore 2/24
% Matthew Dear/ Maus Haus/ Exray's/ Tropical Popciscle @ Public Works 2/24
% Overwhelming Colorfast/ Oranger/ Slouching Starts/ Peppercorn @ Bottom of the Hill 2/25
% Laura Veirs & The Tumble Bees @ Swedish American Hall 2/25
% Archers of Loaf/ The Big Sleep/ Hospitality/ Built Like Alaska @ Great American Music Hall 2/25
%* Surfer Blood/ The Lonely Forest/ Cate Le Bon/ The She's @ The Independent 2/25
% The Dodos/ AU/ Cannons And Clouds @ Great American 2/26
* Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks @ Slim's 2/28
* = We're there
** = We're DJing
# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"
Lyric of the week: "I run my mouth like a fool/ I'll be so quiet for you … be like a shadow of a shadow of a shadow for you." - Perfume Genius, "Take Me Home"

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