Top 5 SXSW Survival Tips

I’m heading to Austin, TX for a week plus of music, film, crowds, Tex-Mex cuisine and very little sleep. Want to get the most out of your SXSW experience? Here are a few tips. 1. Pace Yourself to Avoid Burn-Out I first witnessed SXSW in 2002 as an Austin resident. Since then it has evolved
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The Mid-Week Beat: Northwest Day of Digital Detox

Digital technology…what a wonderful thing it is! It has changed the modern music industry in countless ways: from making production more efficient to connecting musicians all over the world. It has even made distribution of music an instantaneous process. Like any technological advancement, there are some bad things that come along with the good. I
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Artist Ticket Picks: A Sinful Tour of Portland, Dance in Ann Arbor, Musical Legend Linda Perhacs and more.

Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about. If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional
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Mid- Week Beat: New Orleans & the Birth of Jazz

This week is a big one for New Orleans and the authentic American art form it spawned: jazz. As we all know, next Tuesday is Fat Tuesday and the streets of the Crescent City are currently loaded with brass bands filling the air with the sweet music that only a city with such a diverse
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Artist Ticket Picks: Archival Activism, Gypsy Punk and Zombies Battling Pro-Wrestlers

Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about. If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional
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The Mid-Week Beat: Vinyl Rules

Today is an important day in history for all lovers of vinyl records. On this day in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph and unwittingly created the “record business” as we know it today. Previous inventions had succeeded in recording sound, but Edison’s phonograph was the first device to be able to reproduce sounds. The
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Artist Ticket Picks: Alien Boy, Stripped Screw Burlesque, Mason Jennings and more.

Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about. If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional
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The Mid-Week Beat: Music for Lovers

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and I’m sure the significant others out there are frantically thinking up plans for showing their special someone how much they love them. Sure, there’s flowers, dinner, chocolates, etc. but personally, I relish the times when my wife and I have gone out and enjoyed some good music. Whether we
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Artist Ticket Picks: Getting Back to Abnormal, Roxy Music, Body Painting and more.

Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about. If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional
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The Mid-Week Beat: Long Beach Rehab, Post-Folk in Davis and the Zoo Music Awards in Missoula

So, no grand plan this week on the Mid-Week Beat. Just thought I’d share some of the cool upcoming shows we got coming up: Long Beach Rehab on tour in Washington State, a “post-folk” show in Davis, California and a local music competition in Missoula, Montana. If you’re near any of these events, get out
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