Hey Brandon (and everyone above) –
I know where you’re coming from and I understand why native advertising is not acceptable to many. I am not a fan of it either! But we are obligated to experiment with it, especially as our competitors expand sponsored content offerings. All this feedback is very helpful (and I just sent a link to this post to the sales team). For your trouble please accept this photo of Richard Branson and Cee Lo.
It’s not clear if he’s able to play drums again… in a recent AP interview he said he was playing music again, but on piano.
Low and Mavis Staples
Yep, but it will be individual staff members’ lists and not a collaborative countdown.
The Gummys results will have the readers’ best songs, too.
Sorry about that — this is fixed now. Thanks.
Ha, yeah I chose a more recent photo after Tom published … but it still works!
That song holds up.
Hamilton was the first interview I ever did, back in 2002, for some zine I can’t even remember.
I forgot we said we were gonna post Honorable Mentions in the comments…
Low – The Invisible Way
Bibio – Silver Wilkinson
Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
Crash Of Rhinos – Knots
Mikal Cronin – MCII
Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Just playing devil’s advocate here…
If you’ll feel awkward (or “out of place,” as Jesse Johnson says above) for wearing regular clothes, isn’t that sort of annoying?
That tweet was for the Salsathèque show. The formal wear/costume request for this arena tour is presumably not mandatory.
The secret Reflektors shows were fairly intimate, and you could understand the band wanting fans to embrace being part of that unique experience. Slate’s argument seems to be that a (suggested) dress code is not all that appropriate for “routine” arena shows at “corporate” venues.
Offensive comments are deleted every day. And I don’t believe they are good for “repeat clicks.”
I am just one person — it takes me a while to get through every thread and remove spam and porn and abusive comments.
Also, FYI Michael’s comment was not policed. You can find it intact on the original thread.
I don’t think it is so clearly fair use if RG is annotating the entirety of the copyrighted work. But I am not a lawyer either.
I don’t think you know what “limit someone’s right to free speech” means.
You can read the site’s user conduct guidelines here.
Actually, you may be right. The latest reports say the shooter may not have been in the band. All three victims may not have been in the band either. From AP:
NEW YORK (AP) — A musician shot and killed two members of an Iranian indie rock band and a third musician early Monday, and wounded a fourth person at their apartment before killing himself on the roof, police and the group’s manager said.
Two of the dead were brothers and members of the group the Yellow Dogs, who came to the U.S. from Iran three years ago after appearing in a film about the underground music scene there, according to band manger Ali Salehezadeh. Another person killed was also a musician but wasn’t in the band, and the wounded person was an artist, he said.
The shooter was a member of another band from Iran, the Free Keys, who knew the victims but hadn’t spoken to them in months because of a “petty conflict,” Salehezadeh said.
Preliminary reports from police were that the shooter had been a member of the Yellow Dogs but was kicked out. Commissioner Raymond Kelly said it appeared to be a dispute over money, but police were investigating the motive as well as the relationships between the victims and the shooter.
The shooter was a member of the band who was kicked out earlier this year.
Get adblock! I hate the new ads — they were not my call, sorry!
It is not as effective as I’d like, but I did want to acknowledge that the site isn’t trying to celebrate you guys cursing out someone who is not a public figure… If I were the target of hatred on some blog thread I would hope the site’s editor would try to curtail it. If the #1 comment was Fuck Thom Yorke or something, I don’t think that is as problematic. I don’t know the guy, so this isn’t personal or anything. I am probably overthinking it, but there you have it.
W/r/t the Reflektor rollout, I have no problem w/ it/did not find it annoying. However, as Michael_ hinted at above, I think it is disingenuous to act like this is some mid-level band with limited resources. Because they’re one of the biggest rock bands in the world, they have the clout to utilize all the most-desirable channels of promotion like SNL/Colbert/YouTube/NPR/RollingStone/etc. The graffiti and secret shows were unconventional sure, but it’s not like ingenuity alone gets you a star-studded half-hour concert special on NBC.
None for October, sorry! It will be back…
Miles told me that was a demo, but actually it does sound the same, you’re right…
Hey Rob –
It’s been added. The band’s publicist asked us to premiere it in our player and did not provide director info — it was not intentional.
Whoops — sorry this is fixed now.