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November 26, 2007

All Songs Considered Has Local D.C. Music Covered


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The Washington Post's recent story on how to share music without getting sued was nice to see.

Bringing the joys of internet music to more people is always a positive step in the right direction. Second, anytime Last.fm gets coverage is helpful because it's a better way to discover and share music compared to traditional methods and the story itself helps reaffirm the continuing downfall of commercial radio.

As I've said before, commercial radio won't go extinct but in the next 2-3 years, it will be radically less important to musicians and music lovers than the internet.

With that in mind, however, I didn't see one of these old media channels, radio in fact, listed in the WaPo article. If you’re a fan of great music but missed some of the recent local shows, have no fear. NPR’s All Songs Considered has the live concerts available for streaming or podcast/iTunes & RSS download (if you're new to using RSS, see Mahalo's how-to page):

Though I haven’t kept up with my concert attendance since the Stars show a month and a half ago now, I missed the Jen Lekman show because of a work trip but made the Sia show a couple weeks back and unexpectedly attended the Ryan Adams show too.

On the radar for the next few weeks (or see my Last.fm events for more details):

  • Dinosaur Jr. is this Tuesday at Black Cat
  • Cake and Brazilian Girls at D.A.R. Constitution Hall
  • Rufus Wainwright at 9:30

With Christmas around the corner (I started buying presents already, a record I think), it's time to start checking the Rochester calendar for upcoming shows too. Actually, I'd love to see some great films over the break, like King Corn or Control. If I missed anything for upcoming shows or movies, let me know.
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