Arielle "California" (Open E) Deena "Bring It All" (Independent) Flagship "Are You Calling" (Bright Antenna) Hank Mittnacht Waiting Near (Independent) Jan King Dime (Independent) Johnny Two Bags "One Foot In The Gutter" (Isotone/Thirty Tigers) Judith Owen "One In A Million" (Twanky) Kevin Drew Darlings (Arts & Crafts) Lowman Garden Of Rainbows (Independent) Lyla Foy "Feather Tongue" (Sub Pop) Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy "The Sea" (Kobalt) Scarlett Rabe Battle Cry (SL8) Spottiswood & His Enemies "No Time For Love" (Old Soul) Tired Pony "I Don't Want You As A Ghost" (Heaneyville)
Public Radio Teams Up For SXSW Broadcast WFUV/New York is teaming up with four leading public radio stations for a live broadcast and webcast from the SXSW Radio Day Stage at the Austin, Texas Convention Center. The festival begins on Friday, March 14, at 1p.m.ET.
In addition to ’FUV, the other participating stations are WXPN/Philadelphia, KUTX/Austin, KXT/Dallas, and KCMP/Minneapolis. Each station will broadcast and stream on March 14.
"We were blown away by the success of our Day Stage last year," said ’FUV PD Rita Houston. "It really made a statement about the power of public radio in braking artists. I'm particularly proud that three of the artists – Lucius, The Hold Steady, and Phantogram – are from New York and that we can share them with the world."
’FUV will also capture other SXSW highlights, including video interviews which will be posted throughout the weekend. The artists include Bear's Den, The Strypes, Hozier, Mary Lambert, Allen Stone, Ages and Ages, and Thumpers. Fans can follow Team ’FUV's posts throughout the weekend on Facebook and Twitter (#fuvsxsw).
Boulder Keynote Announced FMQB has proudly announced that Larry Wilson, Chairman & CEO of Portland, OR’s Alpha Communications – owner of Triple A KINK – will be the subject of the Keynote Interview at this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. The Conference is August 6 through Saturday, August 9 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO. We’re equally proud that WTTS/Indianapolis PD Brad Holtz will be conducting the interview. As always, evening performances will be held at the legendary Fox Theatre, with additional outside sets on The Hill. Early Bird registration is available for only $269 until March 15 and the St. Julien is offering FMQB attendees the special room rate of $219/night. You can register at http://registration.fmqb.com/and you can reserve your St. Julien stay by calling (877) 303-0900. Look for the major artist announcements to start coming in March!
Kassof: Radio Not Top Choice In Emergencies New research from Mark Kassof & Co. finds that radio ranks third as the source of information that consumers ages 18-64 would turn to first in the event of a local emergency. Only 17 percent of those surveyed selected "AM or FM radio" as the place where they would go first for information about "emergencies that could affect a local community – like severe weather, flooding, power outages, gas leaks, chemical spills, fires, tainted water supplies and major accidents." Television was ranked first at 37 percent, followed by the Internet at 25 percent.
The survey found little variation among age groups in their choice of radio as the "go to" for emergency information. However, men are more likely to turn to radio than women, with men aged 45-64 the most likely.
These research findings are based on 707 telephone interviews conducted from February 26 through March 1, 2014, and more details can be found at kassof.com. This research is the latest in a series of ListenerThink surveys conducted by Mark Kassof & Co.
Beck Plans His Touring Phase
Beck has announced a 2014 tour in support of his new album, Morning Phase. After kicking off with a handful of shows in April, the tour begins in earnest on June 19 in Cleveland and will run through July. The dates include a number of previously-revealed festival appearances, such as both weekends of Coachella, Firefly Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival and more. Morning Phase marks Beck's first official LP since 2008's Modern Guilt, though he did put out a collection of new tunes in 2012 in the form of a book of sheet music called Song Reader.
Beck recently told Billboard that fans may hear even more new music from him in 2014. He is considering releasing his collaborations with Pharrell Williams and other high-profile artists later this year, "time willing."
Beck's confirmed tour dates are as follows:
4/9 - Santa Barbara, CA 4/13 - Indio, CA (Coachella) 4/20 - Indio, CA (Coachella) 4/23 - Tucson, AZ 4/24 - El Paso, TX 4/26 - Frisco, TX (Edgefest) 6/19 - Cleveland, OH 6/20 - Columbus, OH 6/21 & 22 - Dover, DE (Firefly Music Festival) 6/24 - North Adams, MA 6/25 - Montreal, Quebec 6/27 - Toronto, Ontario 6/28 - Detroit, MI 7/1 - New York, NY 7/18 - Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Music Festival) 7/19 & 20 - Louisville, KY (Forecastle Festival)
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