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New Music Monday: Artisan Loyalist

 Genre: Electronic pop
Year formed: Late 2000’s, early 2010’s as a solo artist
Debut Album: Lonely Ghost (2015)
Bio: Edmonton, Alberta musician and producer Rob Batke began his music career with the shoegaze band Faunts in 2006, but during breaks in touring and recording with that band he developed his skills as a solo electronic producer and began playing concerts under the pseudonym Artisan Loyalist. 105 more words

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Film "Creating Comoria" gets its own blog!

“CREATING COMORIA – a documentary on the Franco-Comorian music group Afropa in Marseilles” – the film which resulted from our audiovisual fieldwork conducted before the official start of research project POCUTRAS has been shown in Bayreuth in June 2014, in Vienna in October 2014, at various occasions in Marseille in winter 2014/15 and recently parts of the film have been shown as part of a presentation at a conference in Innsbruck (March 2015). 105 more words


2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Lou Reed

As we get closer to the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, I’ll share short and sweet profiles of the inductees and some lesson ideas. 220 more words

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Cabarets and Clubs: 1930s

The late 1920s dance venues boom in New Zealand was strongly affected by the advent of the Great Depression in late 1929. Dance venues in New Zealand were spread across towns and surrounding suburbs, which meant that New Zealanders rarely attended more than one venue in an evening. 1,372 more words

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8 - St Vincent: Digital Witness

For when you’re sick of social media…

You’re in Paris with your boyfriend and you just bought a croque monsieur in an over-priced cafe near The Eiffel Tower. 88 more words


Classic Girl

The new ad for the Eva Mendes Collection features the song “Classic Girl,” . . .

. . . a very catchy piece of neo-yé-yé by  30 more words

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Audiences, Technology and Consumption

Baker gives us A Transitional Perspective on College Net-Radio Audiences (Baker, 2010) in this text by outlining the ‘5 distinct characteristics of the internet’ (Baker, 2010: 121) that allow net-radio to accumulate power. 436 more words

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