From Billboard: Emily Zemler chats with Sarah Barthel about the good ole-fashioned major-label bidding war that Phantogram was caught up in following the release of 2009’s Eyelid Movies.
From Daniel Nester: Writer-poet-instigator-professor at the College of St. Rose, Daniel Nestor hits the book circuit this weekend with a pair of readings in NYC in support of the recent poetry anthology that he edited, “The Incredible Sestina Anthology.”
From Upstate Live: Pete Mason’s “In Memoriam: Pete Seeger”
From The Daily Gazette: An editorial on the lack of Oscar nominated films at the Bow Tie’s Movieland in Schenectady.
From Blouin ArtInfo: Dion Tan has an interview with artist Izhar Patkin about “The Wandering Veil,” his current exhibit at MASS MoCA. A video tour of the sprawling exhibition, too…
From Long Story, Short: Wanda Callagy offers photos of Local 518 musicians Holly & Evan, Jimy Graham and Tas Cru from the recent International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
From the Dissolve: In the wake of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Noel Murray, Keith Phipps and Mark Richardson discuss movies about music and why they work… or don’t work.
From The Telegraph: Neil McCormick writes about the new documentary series on BBC4, “Born to Be Wild,” which attempts to determine the greatest American rock band of all time… from a British perspective.
From the Rogovoy Report: Seth Rogovoy reviews “Modern Artists,” the current exhibit of paintings and photography on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson through Sunday, March 2.
From U.S. News & World Report: Gordon Thompson – Beatles scholar and Skidmore College professor – is one of the primary sources in Tierney Sneed’s story, “How America Changed the Beatles.”
From Rolling Stone: Gavin Edwards transcribes Neil Young’s recent acceptance speech after being honored with the President’s Merit Award from the Producers & Engineers Wing NARAS.