The Dynamics of a Gangstagrass Live Performance

The Dynamics of a Gangstagrass Live Performance

When this week’s featured artist Gangstagrass hit the road in March, they will record every gig and capture the dynamic they have on stage so everyone can get a taste.

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New York City’s “Underground” Grammy

Broadcast app Live.me is offering New York City’s subway performers a global audience through a concert series and competition. They call it “the Grammy’s for the everyday New Yorker.” It started on January 10 and will end on the 28th of this month with a real, huge event.

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Every day, millions of people are using the subway system in New York City, mostly to get to work and home again. And there are also thousands of musicians entertaining all these passengers. Even Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, U2 or Linkin Park played gigs in the underground.

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A Thousand Unique Albums

There are the CD and vinyl limited and collectors editions, of course. But those are mostly only meant to sell a record a second time to an artist’s fans. But what is much more interesting, are personalized copies.

I personally know these from the cassette movement in the early 80s. I still have a box of them at home. Some of the artists are well known, like The Cleaners From Venus. For some, it was a start in a new career, like Everything But The Girl‘s Tracey Thorne with the Marine Girls. But most of the bands are only known by a few dozen people.

 

What was so unique about the cassette movement, was that the tapes were copied at home, the cover manually copied and often hand colored. A thing that is not possible with vinyl, and was not possible with CDs back then.

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These personalized releases, born out of necessity, is now taken a step further by an artist called Spruke from Buffalo, New York.

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Rap Guide to Consciousness

“Peer-reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman’s latest show, Rap Guide to Consciousness, will soon begin a two month off-Broadway run in NYC, opening on March 1st at the Soho Playhouse!

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Rap Guide to Consciousness was written and premiered earlier this year and had a smashing tour of the summer festival circuit. Now the science of not being unconscious will soon be presented in the city that never sleeps.

“He is not the world’s coolest rapper, but he might be the funniest and most well-read. Exercise any free will you have and buy a ticket.”  ★ ★ ★ ★ – Evening Standard

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