News in Music Blogs

02/11/2010

In an effort to define SFCritic into a streamlined, user-friendly content, we will be running the “News in Music Blogs,” a weekly update of interesting blog posts, discussion topics, and event listings in the music blogging community. Think Largehearted Boy with a focus on San Francisco events, and only music topics. The catch, we want your voice. Read a post you want to share, have an event you think is appropriate for SFCritic, interested in continuing a larger online discussion, email us links, or comment below!

Bay Area

Yourstru.ly posted a great video of The Morning Benders recording their song “Excuses” at Different Fur Studio. Recently, SFCritic discussed Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” notion, which is referenced in this video (read that here).

Noise Pop Festival 2010 is right around the corner. The film, music, and art festival highlights not only some of the premiering artists like The Dodos, Foreign Born, and We Were Promised Jetpacks, but also is housed at some of the coolest bars, venues, and shops throughout the Bay Area.

Judgement Day will be playing at Noise Pop at the Bottom of The Hill. Kata Rokkar explains more, including their Violin Hero!

Berkeley Place wrote a really great, and critical review of Vampire Weekend’s Contra album.

SF’s IndieFest is coming to an end. The music and film festival had a disco rollerskating party last weekend at Cell Space. This Friday they’re putting on a Big Lebowski party at Cell Space.

General

Vampire Weekend did a cover of Rancid.

For those interested in SXSW, the many different outlets are announcing their personal parties including: Village Voice, Weekly Tape Deck, Terror Bird, The Bay Bridged and more to come.

Erykah Badu fans can download a taste of her new album at Sound Verite.

As I reported yesterday, the heated battle of music blogs and property rights has been rekindled. Song, by Toad put together a great article discussing the issues.